Sunday, December 28, 2014

Oak Glen - December 27, 2014

Yesterday, we went to Oak Glen. The plan was to visit the Oak Glen Old School Museum, which was scheduled to be open from 12pm - 4pm. We got there at about 10am.

Little Sis played at the playground for a little bit, and then we decided to take a drive. We went to Oak Tree Village, where they had an animal museum, train and pony rides, and homey exhibitors with hand made items. There was also a little stand that sold mini donuts and hot apple cider. The donuts were amazing and the cider was dee-lish-us. 

After the Village, we continued our drive and stopped at Los Rios Rancho, a cute little shop with apples and apple butter and pumpkin butter and all kinds of other goodies. I bought a bag of Granny Smith Apples, and sampled just about everything else. 

The journey ended when we went back to the Old School Museum, hoping for it to be open. It wasn't. So Little Sis got to play at the playground again. There is a giant wooden seesaw, a play structure, and a rock wall (on which she got stuck - twice). There are restrooms there as well, but they were locked. Perhaps they are open if the museum is open. The playground was clean, too. No trash or graffiti. There are also picnic tables, which would be a great way to spend a few hours when the weather is warmer. 

I am hoping to write more about our Southern California travels.

Some pictures from our trip yesterday:
Oak Glen Village has two deer and a goat outside. For 25c, you can get a little bit of corn to feed them. Or, for $1, you can get a cup inside the animal museum. The cup is a better deal. 

Signs at the Oak Glen Old School Museum park warn of bears and rattlesnakes. Thankfully, we didn't see any. It was too cold.

11911 Oak Glen Road, Yucaipa, CA 92399
38480 Oak Glen Road, Yucaipa, CA 92399

39611 S. Oak Glen Rd. Yucaipa CA. 92399


Friday, December 26, 2014

Planner Storage and Organization

So I haven't posted an entry for a while. And it's funny how the last one I posted was about my planner. 

I gave up on it after about 3 weeks. The binder, while adorable, was just not big enough to hold everything I needed. Calendar, journal, food diary, and scrapbook all in one? Yeah, that wasn't going to happen.

So I've spent the last 6 months looking for a solution. I think I finally found it. I had this adorable Orla Kiely cosmetics bag I got from Target. I was using it as a carrying case for my scrapbook/interactive notebook stuff that I was taking back and forth to work. Well, it now has a new purpose.

On one side, I have a pair of reader glasses as well as my 4 books - food journal and 2015 calendar from MayBooks, a Picadilly journal (I have 4 of these. The current is labeled "January" and will be my daily thought journal, which I sometimes use when I'm waiting in the pick up line at Little Sis' school.), and a Paris journal that I had transformed into a calendar, but will now use it for a Smash Book type journal. 

On the other side are two containers - one with pens and one with Mr. Sketch Scented Stix - as well as two Elmer's Dot Runners to use in the scrap/smash journal. 

In the center pouch, I have scissors and Smash Sticks, which have a glue stick on one end and a fine pen on the other. I also have a pen and a pencil. In the zip pouch on the other side are Post-Its and various other sticky notes. 

What I love about this set up is that I can take it all with me and leave it in the car. I can't stand to have my purse weighted down with extra books or pens, and trying to keep it organized in my purse is a headache. I also can just take my calendar in a meeting. I haven't usually had to deal with meetings at work, but I'm part of the school's Action Team Partnership, so we have monthly meetings and events I have to keep track of. I keep everything on my Google Calendar, but I transfer to my paper planner so I have a snapshot of the entire month. I'm a little hyper-organized that way.

I think I may have reached a settling point with everything. Having separate books will allow me to keep everything separate. Of course, this is all subject to change should I get a wild hair or new supplies. 

How do you keep your calendar supplies organized? Do you just toss it into your bag? Do you use a paper calendar or a web calendar?

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