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It’s me again, telling you about the planner that I’ve finally found that works for me (and of course, giving you the opportunity to win!). I’ve been using my BusyBodyBook for over a year now, faithfully and consistently. It’s great at keeping track of my work deadlines here at 5 Minutes for Mom, my posting schedule at 5 Minutes for Books, my children’s school and soccer schedules, appointments, playdates, church musical rehearsals, after school meetings — Whew! The one thing that it doesn’t do is fill in these dates itself, so it only doesn’t work when I neglect to write in all of our events and activities.
But seriously, for whatever reason, this is the planner that has worked for me. Other times, I’ve purchased the planners, I’ve figured out a system, and then gone back to (maybe) just jotting the dates on my calendar, even though I love the idea of having a planner where I can keep track of projects, goals, and to-dos in addition to my appointments and commitments.
The BusyBodyBook is a 9 x 7 inch planner. The right side displays a calendar week, with the BBB five-column layout. These columns are great, because I can assign each one to a certain category, or simply right across the columns for each day. On the left side, there’s a great to-do list. In the back, there are lists that can be torn out for shopping or other reminders. I always use the school year version, August – September, because that’s when I get organized in my mind, but I was tempted to switch over this year, because the Jan – Dec designs are absolutely gorgeous!
Brand-new this year is the BusyBodyBook Wall Calendar. At only $14.95, it has so many excellent features. First off — it’s a bit larger than a regular calendar (14 inches wide). It is a week by week calendar, not a month, featuring a seven grid column to help keep up with all the family members’ obligations, meal planning, exercise goals and more. You can hang it to show one week at a time (11.25 inches long), or with two weeks showing (22.5 inches long). At the bottom of each page, it features a spot to make a list, which I always find so helpful to jot down grocery or Costco items while they are fresh on my mind.
If you buy two or more products by 10/31, from their site, you get free shipping! You could buy a planner, the great undated Fridge Grid Pad (great for meal planning or children’s chore charts), and/or the new wall calendar.
If you’d like to win a BusyBodyBook planner or their brand-new Jan – Dec 2009 BBB Wall Calendar, leave a comment here (state your preferences — which type of planner or the calendar). We will give away two planners and two wall calendars. We’ll announce the winner on November 8.
id love a calendar or planner both would be benefial to my family…and i agree with another commenter that fridge grid pad is awesome…
I’d like the wall calendar. But the Fridge Grid Pad is AMAZING!
I would like the wall calendar. Thanks:)
Bertie Ranger says
I would definitely go for the BBBook planner! Perfect to keep with me in my purse at all times:)
I would love to win the planner. Thanks for sharing what works for you!
I love the Funky Floral Busy Body organizer! It would help me keep up with everything! thanks!
I’d love a calendar.
April Russell says
I would love the wall calendar. Looks great!!
I became a huge fan of wall calendars just this year. Having my schedule on the way has made my life much easier. I would love to win this for next year!
Kalisha (Mommy Lounge) says
I could really use a planner…right now I just write notes all over the place!
I would love the wall calendar. Thanks! : )
I would LOVE the planner! Please oh please pick me!
I could really use the wall calendar. Very cute. Thanks for the chance.
Tanya Moyer says
Would love to win the wall calendar! Great giveaway – thanks for offering!
I would love to win a planner. Thanks!
Rebecca C says
I’d like the Floral planner these look awesome!
I love the funky floral planner. Would love to win this!
Oh my the planner is perfect! I’d love to win one!
sara l. says
The floral planner is my favorite!
Angela Young says
I’d love to win the BusyBodyBook planner.
I need something that would totally help me get home and work organized!
I would love to win the wall calender.
Awesome giveaway! I’d like to win the planner!
Happy Mama says
Planner Please. We get a wall calendar every year from Hubby’s parents!
Heather Reynolds says
I am SO in need of a planner to get myself organized, so I would love the planner! Thanks for the opportunity!
Jen B says
A must-have! Thanks!
I’m always searching for a better planning system – this definitely looks worth a try! I would love the Mosaic planner. Thanks for the giveaway!
The wall calendar sounds great for my busy family!
i’d love the wall calendar! thanks.
the wall planner would be perfect for the fridge. We have discovered that we have to have a separate calendar for the kids school activities than from our family one.
I could sure use both! and i love the blue stripes planner.
Planners are always a GOOD thing! Count me in!
Amy from Occupation: Mommy says
I like the school year planner in dots. Thanks!
The Diaper Diaries says
Planner please, thanks!!
Jackie H says
The calendar looks great for our expanding family! 🙂
I’d like the weekly fridge grid pad.
Kari A. says
Not sure which version you are giving away – if it is the Aug – Sept version I would pick stripes. If it is the Jan – Dec I would pick the mosaic… if I get to choose which version I would pick Jan. – Dec. Boy that sounds confusing…
I would love a planner.
I would love to have a BusyBodyBook planner, in retro dots! These are fantastic planners, I’ve used them before!
clenna in NH says
I’d love to win the BusyBodyBook planner.
The wall calendar please!
I would love the calendar
Donna K says
I would like the planner.
The planner would be great! Thanks!
I bought a planner for my mom last year for Christmas and she has long since requested another one this year, which is great cuz she’s hard to buy for!
I’d love the planner. (there’s only one kind, right?)
Tara R. says
I’d love to win the wall calender!
The planner looks awesome, something to travel with me when my kids are doing their activities I can meal plan ect…
I would love to win the wall calender.
Our kitchen is command central — sometimes I think I spend my whole day in there, so I would love the new wall calendar.
The planner, in the January-December style, would be awesome to win!! I am not a mommy yet myself (though hopefully I will be soon)…but as a wife and as a nanny to three kiddoes from two different families…I certainly have several schedules to keep up with already!! The fact that it’s small and slim is awesome too, as it would definately take up less space in my bag than my current binder planner does!!
I’d LOVE to win the calendar!! I keep meaning to buy one.
Kelly Blackwell says
I am in desperate need of some organizational help. I would be thrilled to have a planner. If you only knew how organizationally challenged I am.
You guys rock!
I’ve just recently come to the realization that my simple wall calendar is no longer enough to keep me organized. The planner would be a life saver!
how fun! I would love a planner 🙂 Thanks ladies!
Jessica T says
Calender would be my first choice – but a planner would be loved as well!
Nathalie Brault says
I would love to win the planner thanks for the chance to win this
Nathalie Brault says
Ooooh I’d sure love to win the planner I’m a planner typ girl. I need a planner or I get lost
Brenda Smith says
I would love the wall calender.
I love planners, but I’ve really been thinking that we need a wall calendar so everyone can see what’s going on. Sign me up for the Wall Calendar please!
The planner would be fabulous! I’ve been needing a planner desperately! Thanks for the opportunity to try to win!
I'm The Mom says
I would love to win a planner! Between work and all of our appointments I could really use this.
i use the fridge grid for my family of 7 and could not function without it. i would LOVE to try the planner!
I’d choose the planner!
I could totally use this in my crazy life!!
Would love the Floral BusyBodyPlanner. We have a new house remodling project comming up and this would really be the ticket to get everything done on time. And for a scatterbrain like me I could really use the help! Thanks for the chance!
Thanks girls! I’d love the planner!
Alexandra Hancock says
I NEED that wall calender. I am the family secretary :). I keep up with my son, my hubby, and my own school schedule. Yikes!
I need to start using a Wall Calendar to organize chores, meals, etc. Just happened upon this website. I’ll be marking it a favorite.
Brenda S. says
I would love the busybody book planner! Thank you!!
I’d love to win the floral planner! It’s gorgeous– and functional. 😉
Love the calendar but I like one that is small enough to fit in my purse so the BusyBodyBook would be great too! Either one and I’m happy!
Thank you so much!
I would love to own a 2009 BBB Wall Calendar!
Either of these would be great for our family. High school started this year and the activity level has ramped up to crazy level. I hope I’m considered.
I’d make better use of the wall calendar. Thanks
I’d love to win a planner, but the calendars look great too. I like the BusyBodyBook. Thanks!
I could seriously use help getting organized — the BusyBodyBook sounds great.
Sarah at themommylogues says
I need a planner! But I’d take a calendar too.
It’s that time of the year again. I love your contests.
I’d love a wall calender!
Either the planner or calendar would work for me. I love the style! Please count me in 😀
I think wall calendar would be my first choice, but can use the planner as well!
oh yea i would like either one but th ecalender would probably help both me and hubby so that would be better
I am so unorganized and this would be a great beginning for me to get myself put on a good schedule and write it all down. YAY! Pick me pick me lol my kids will love you for it!
Mama Zen says
I love the planner!
I would love the floral grid planner–what a colorful way to keep my kids and my husband organized! (Of course, I’m already organized, aren’t I…aren’t they the ones getting disorganized?) 🙂
I love the Wall calendar! With my baby boy being born *hopefully!!!* in the next 2 weeks, it would be great to keep track of his developments, appointments, and the rest of dh & my lives!
Brenda Nixon says
Yep, I’d like to win the BusyBodyBook planner to keep this busy body organized.
Susan S. says
Would love to win a wall calendar to keep the whole family more organized!
I love the Funky Floral planner!
Renee Simmons says
I love the BusyBodyBook Wall Calendar! TY so much for giving your readers such a great opportunity!
Janet F says
I would like to win the BusyBodyBook planner.
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I would love the calendar. Looks like a good one!
That planner looks glorious!
Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says
I would love to win the wall calendar – I so need one centralized place to keep track of everything! 🙂
I’d love to try the wall calendar, thanks!
I have gone through six planners already THIS YEAR! I just can’t find one I am satisfied with. But, this one sounds great – I have so many things happening each week and I have a hard time keeping track of them, so I really like the idea of columns for each project…If I don’t win, I will definitely be buying one!
janis soule says
Would love to have the calendar…with a new little one on the way I need to be more organized then ever! 🙂 Thanks
Celeste Cruz says
Ooooooo–the planner, please!
I like to sit at my desk (after chasing toddlers all day) and write out my schedules so I would love the planner
Julie Neff says
I like the wall calendar!! Organization is my happy place!
Kelly H says
I like the Dots planner. I am in need of a new ’09 calendar, so this would be greatly appreciated!!
I would love the wall calender! Have a great day!
I would love a January-December planner!
I’d love a planner!
I’d love to win a planner!
The planner would be GREAT! I need some organization!
Those are great! I would LOVE that planner!
That wall calendar would save my life. 🙂
Rachel Tramontana says
3 under 4 years. Need I say more? A planner in any form would help! LOL!!! The book planner so I could have it with me would be great! Thanks
Kristen M. says
I would love a book planner.
I would love the planner!
Oh my… the wall calendar would be marvelous!
I would love to win one of the wall calendars.
The wall calendar looks awesome!
I’d love the wall calendar!
Kelly's Krazy Kids says
The wall calendar sounds just perfect!
Would love to win the Jan – Dec. planner!
Kelly D. says
I would love this planner; with two young boys in sports that is enough to make any mommy go crazy, I would love to get organized!! My husband would thank you!!
I LOVE my busy body book! This is a planner that really works for me to keep track of the different areas of my life and stay on top of things. But I’ve only got a couple months left and need a new one, sniff, sniff. 🙂 Would love to win this 😉
I would love to try the planner!
Jenn W says
Ohhhh… I would LOVE the planner!! Thanks so much!!
I’d LOVE the calendar – thanks!
I have to write everything down or it doesn’t get done! I like the planner. It helps that it’s cute too 🙂
Billie Jean says
Although I can’t fathom thinking about 2009 and yet —- The calendar would be great! I’m too picky about my planner to give up the current one that’s working.
Liz C. says
I love the planning calendar – I have a similar one and it is a life saver for us – I would love this one with the added columns!!
Jessica F says
I’d love to win the planner. It would be perfect to haul around with me everywhere I go! 🙂
Meg Munson says
WOW! I love the planner. I’m always looking for something that will keep me on track and I have tried many different planners too. It sounds like it works for you and I would love to try it. Thanks for the chance!
I think the Jan – Dec Personal & Family Organizer in floral looks great!
Linda R. says
I would love to try for the calendar!
I like the wall calendar! It would be perfect for our family!
I would love to win the planner. I can use all the help getting organized!
Think I would choose the planner. Thanks for the great give away!
Carrie Lim says
I like the retro dots planner, I always use a planner and it is cute and stylish.
Michelle M says
I would love to have the calendar!
I would love the wall calendar, as I already have the awesome planner and use it faithfully. 🙂
Heather G says
I’d love to win the planner!
I already have the planner and LOVE it!! I would love to win the wall calendar. 🙂 I am sure it is just as wonderful as the planner.
The wall Calendar would be great!
i would love the planner. i’ve been looking for a new one!
I could definitely use a wall calendar!
hyperactive lu says
Lovin’ this contest! I would sooo love this planner! If I don’t win, I might buy!!! 🙂 Thanks again!
I love the planner. They are all so cute!
Lis Garrett says
I’m not entering to win the giveaway, because I already have both the BBB wall calendar and planner. BUT, I can certainly attest to how wonderful they both are! Love them!
Ashley - The Adventures of Supermom says
The stripes planner would be great!
I’d love this! I’ve used the Mom’s PlanIt Wall Calendar for two years now and have loved it, but this set looks even better.
MaryBeth I says
Planner! Gosh we could really use this.
Pamela Vest says
I could really use the planner. So much going on it would so wonderful to keep track of them all neatly.
I would LOVE the planner- it would totally help me get home and work organized!
Now that we have one child in school and one at home it seems that we have so much “stuff” and events to keep track of . 🙂 I would love to win the planner if given the choice. 🙂 Thanks!
I’d LOVE the wall calendar. Goodness knows I need all the organization help I can get 😉
would love a planner – I get teased by friends b/c I have only my horrible memory and dryerase wall calendar to use!
I would love to win the planner.
I would choose the wall calendar. Thanks!
Terra Jones says
I would love the planner!
Hi, If I win I would like the planner Jan-Dec. Thank you kindly! Penelope
Vanessa OBetz says
I would love to win a personal planner! What a phenomenal idea!
I think the calender will be the better choice for me. At least I hope it is because that is what I am asking for!
I definitelty need a good planner! My memory isn’t as good as it used to be and there is something about only using sticky notes that isn’t helping me these days.
I could definitely use the wall calendar… love that it’s weekly, not monthly.
Thank for the chance to win this. I’d love the planner so I can carry it in my purse also.
The planner is awesome!!! Count me in!
I would love the busybody book planner! What a great and useful giveaway.
Love the calendar….is it really time to think about a new calendar?! whew!!
I’d like one too – I’ve been using iCal on my computer, but it’s been spotty lately. I may need to resort back to paper soon. 🙂
I would love to winner the planner!
I’d like the floral all in one planner. It’s bright enough I will not be able to lose it!
Kimberly/Mom in the City says
I’m constantly looking for an all-in-one planner, so I’d love to win the planner.