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Free Easter Colouring Pages

My little Miss just asked me if she could do some easter colouring in, so we popped down to the supermarket as I know they usually have some easter colouring note pads.  Unfortunately they didn’t have any in stock so I’ve come home and found a whole heaps of cute colouring pages on the web. […]

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  • Suzanne Mummytotwins

    Great colouring for kids. :) I will definitely be using this
    to keep kids happy over the Easter Break.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      My kids have loved these too Suzanne, so many cute pages!ReplyCancel

  • Renee Simpson

    My girls will defiantly enjoy colouring these in during the Easter holidays, especially since they wake up so early .

  • […] to keep the kids busy for a while. The Organised Housewife does it again with a round up of free Easter printables from around the interwebs. How can we resist? 2. Proof the Easter Bunny exists.With a bunch of […]ReplyCancel

Holiday Fun with Disney’s Planes

This post is sponsored by Walt Disney Studios Easter school holidays are upon us for most of the kiddies in Australia  which is usually a great time to do some activities/crafts, bake up a storm and/or snuggle on the couch to watch some movies, a perfect way to spend time with the kids. I’m always […]

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  • Mellie

    So cute, and perfect timing… I am planning a Disney Planes birthday party for my son next Friday! Thank you!ReplyCancel

How I organise all my favourite recipes

I LOVE to cook and bake for my family, there isn’t a week that goes by that I haven’t baked something delicious for afternoon tea or for their school lunchboxes.  I LOVE cookbooks, I honestly don’t need anymore than what I have, but a new one is always a welcome gift! However, I am trying […]

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  • Angela Woodall

    I also have a binder for all my recipes I come across or have been handed down to me. It’s bursting at the seams so this is a great idea to split between two as I’ve been wondering how to go about resorting them. I do find, however, that the 4 ring binders work better as the sleeves just don’t seem to stand nicely in a 2 ring binder. I also did one for mum several years ago as a gift, retyping all her old recipes and adding in some of mine she liked. I made up some cool dividers and designed a front cover to slip in the plastic. She also has her old handwritten book back to keep for prosperity as there are a lot of old recipes handed down to her in it too.ReplyCancel

  • Leesa Watt

    now when are you publishing that cook bookReplyCancel

  • Jo

    Hi Kat – Love this idea and particularly how pretty it is! I have a hodge-podge of handwritten, magazine and printed recipes but would love to get them all organised and reprinted… which sparks a random question – your stuff is always colourful and you obviously make and print your own labels and a million other things – do you have a recommendation for a good printer for home? We don’t have one at present and when we did I was horrified at how much ink cost and how often I had to order new ink (which I could only do online and then wait ages for it to arrive). Any suggestions on economical ways to set up a home printer situation? Do you find your kids print homework related stuff on it as well or do they do that at school? Just interested to know what works for you.
    Thanks, and thanks for the site. With a 21 month old boy and another (over)due any day this site helps me keep pottering away at a calm and ordered home life.

  • Chloe

    Hi Kat I purchased this download a week ago and finally got the binders. I can’t wait to start filling it up. Do you have a special way of getting the spine in? I managed to slip it in, in one folder but can’t seem to get it in the other. It’s driving me insane! Haha.ReplyCancel

Printable – Back to School Countdown

We all love school holidays here, the sleep ins, lazy days and spending time together, but funnily enough my kids also look forward to going back to school  The twins will be in their last year of primary school this year and my youngest is in year 4.  I just don’t know where all that […]

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  • Emma Lawson

    Katrina, I would love to know where you purchase your frames… I’m wanting to also have a range of frames in different sizes to be able to showcase art, photos or your printables….

2014 Blog Planner

As you all know I love to be organised, to blog and create planners!!  Over the past few years I have used my Blog Planner to help me keep all my blog ideas, goals, maintenance log and more all in one place. Even more I enjoy sharing my ideas on how I run my blog […]

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  • Kimberley

    Thanks so much for this – visited via aussie bloggers on FB, and look this is JUST what I needed for 2014. Can see its much loved and so I’m glad I’ve now purchased this (and a cleaning checklist) Love your work!ReplyCancel

    • Hi Kimberley, I hope it helps you keep on track with your blogging and help plan posts!! What is your blog, I would love to visit it!!ReplyCancel

      • Kimberley

        Thank you so much, Katrina! :) My blog is
        To be honest, I’m so bad at planning, I have no schedule. I’ve been very undisciplined but I’m hoping this is just the trick :) ReplyCancel

  • Kylara

    Hi Katrina, thank you so much for such a thorough planner. I love everything you included. I spent the day printing, hole punching, and setting up my planner. The only downfall is it is not 2014 yet LOL. I cant wait to start using it.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina it looks such a great tool for all bloggers.
    I’ve just been checking it out -I like that it has single files too so it’s easy to print exactly what is relevant or what I need.
    I love the review & giveaways form .ReplyCancel

    • I’ve tried to make it easy for you to print only the pages you need, hope you enjoy it Trish xReplyCancel

  • […] 2014 Blog Planner (the organised housewife) […]ReplyCancel

  • Linda - Mums on the Go

    This looks fantastic Katrina! I keep track of some of these things already in excel, calendar etc which “kind of” works … but I confess I really love the process of writing things down in a book so this could be THE planning tool for ME :) I also love the way it keeps it all together in one place – rather than having to go to the different documents I have saved for the different elements.ReplyCancel

    • I switch between technology and old school so frequently, but always find that writing things down with pen and paper makes me truly stay organised and ontop of it all. I hope this helps you have a successful 2014 ;) ReplyCancel

  • […] What makes a blog run smoothly? Good planning! Give your blogger friend a head start on 2014 by gifting them a blog planning tools. Package up some free printables by blogger Jenni Bost, or for a more comprehensive guide download The Organised Housewife’s 2014 Blog Planner. […]ReplyCancel

  • […] become a lot more structured.  You know me I like to be organised and that also includes being organised with my blogging.  Below you will find a list of what to expect on the blog over the coming […]ReplyCancel

FREE 2014 Calendar – Monthly Printable with to-do list

Finally…. the 2014 Monthly Calendar with to-do list is now available.  I have been working extra hard lately with the Christmas series and eventually found some time to create this printable for you. I am sharing it with you for FREE as a thank you for your continued support on my blog.  I love that […]

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Gift Idea – Christmas Cookies in a Jar

Last year I gave my neighbour a christmas cookie mix in a jar as a Chrissy gift.  She was so thrilled to receive it, because she was having visitors later that week and this would be so helpful to have the mix ready to make a batch of cookies as having a new bub she […]

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  • […] Find more details here on how to make Christmas Cookies in a Jar.  Labels available in my shop. […]ReplyCancel

  • gifter123

    These are terrific! How many cookies will the recipient get out of this recipe?ReplyCancel

  • Larissa

    Anything I can use as a substitute for the coconut?ReplyCancel

  • Alana

    Could I use a 1 Litre Jar? I’m struggling to find a 1.5ReplyCancel

  • Alicia

    Firstly, I LOVE your blog! And I love this gift idea! I’m going to make this for my colleges! Silly/random question, but have you baked these cookies before yourself? Is this recipe tried and tested so to speak? How did they turn out? How many does it make approx? Only because I want to make sure my gift turns out perfectly for my recipients. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • I sure have Alicia and I love this recipe, I love any cookie with oats in it!! It makes the same amount as a typical cookie batch a good 30 or so. Hope they love them!ReplyCancel

2014 Daily Planner

The 2014 Daily Planner is now available! The 2014 Daily Planner will help you with your time management, keep track of your goals and upcoming appointments.  It includes a monthly meal planning page along with a month at a glance page where you can add in birthday’s and upcoming events. This year I have changed […]

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  • Soriah

    When I try to print the front cover, the pattern doesn’t come out only the logo. My printer has full ink cartridges. What am I doing wrong?ReplyCancel

  • Fiona 'Fi' Keller

    can this be printed A5?ReplyCancel

  • Siobhan

    Thanks so much for putting this together, but the last two days in May are incorrect (you have them labelled Wednesday/Thursday instead of Friday/Saturday). Is there anyway this can be fixed please?ReplyCancel

My beautiful Meal Planning Stand

You all know I LOVE to meal plan, there are so many benefits from just spending 30 minutes each week to write out a plan of what meals we are having for the next 7 days along with a shopping list.  One reason in particular for me why I prefer to meal plan is to […]

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  • Miss Maudy

    Umm, scribbled on a piece of paper and clipped to the fridge with a bulldog clip magnet thingie. Or, if I’ve done the week plan properly, it’s on that (same clip though) ; but meal planning is more likely than week planning. No space for ANYTHING on the bench that doesn’t belong there – I only have a bench that’s around 1.5m long and 60cm wide. It already has the coffee machine and mixer on it, there’s not much room for anything else. Man, I get wild if people dump stuff!ReplyCancel

  • I plan for all the meals not just dinner and I place them in plastic pockets just outside the pantry. I then put the recipes for each meal in a plastic pocket next to itReplyCancel

  • Tab

    White board on the wall. It unfortunately hasn’t stopped the ‘whats for dinner’ questions from my parents, but it makes it easier for me when I get home at 7ReplyCancel

  • […] put my meal planner printable in a frame, you can read more about this here and write the plan directly onto the glass, the following week I wipe it off and start again. On a […]ReplyCancel

Elf on the Shelf Guide, Printables + Planner

Two years ago we introduced ‘Elf on the Shelf’ to my kids, at the time they were 6, 8 and 8.  Knowing now how much fun our elf is I really wish I had started this super fun tradition when they were much younger.  I mentioned on facebook this week about Elf on the Shelf, […]

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  • Melanie

    Some great details here, Katrina. I introduced our elf to my kids last Christmas (they were 9 & 6) but didn’t have him arrive from the north pole – he was introduced as an advent activity. He is just a very old felt elf ornament from my childhood and the kids just had a ball trying to find him each morning. As they already know he is not a naughty-or-nice spy, I can’t introduce that now, but I think I will try adding a note to him where behaviour indicates. I really like that idea! Thanks for sharing xReplyCancel

  • Brigid @ The Inspired Notebook

    Kat, this looks gorgeous, and so much fun! I bet you enjoyed creating the planner!!!
    My kids are a bit too old for Elf on the Shelf (they’re 11, 13 & 15!), but I love the idea. Might have to buy one just for a bit of Christmas family fun!ReplyCancel

  • karen

    unfortunately they are out of stock on your link :( ReplyCancel

NEW – 2013 Christmas Planner

The 2013 Christmas Planner is now available!! I am really excited to release to you the new look Christmas Planner.  I have given the whole planner a revamp with fresh new colours, divider pages and a few additional pages than previous years.  Most importantly I have made the planner printer friendly.  I have used colour […]

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  • Jac@CommonChaosChronicle

    Looks fantastic Kat! I love it to bits. Bring on an ORGANISED Chaos Christmas!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mel

    Looks amazing! Can’t wait to start using it :)
    Just a thought – have you considered creating different options for the travel section? I know a lot of people travel at this time of the year but not all trips are by plane or have hotel reservations. My family go camping every year and having a checklist/planner that is designed with this in mind would be most helpful! Things like what to pack, food needed, dates to check all equipment is in working order etc. I have created a checklist of sorts which has been developed over 13 years of family camping trips but I’m sure there are other out there who would love to have something like this too! Especially those first time campers who might find the whole thing quite daunting :)
    Anyway, I think your website is awesome and I’m having so much fun working with your tools to help organise everything :) Keep up the good work xxxReplyCancel

Fathers Day Printables

Fathers Day is next weekend, it snuck up on me that’s for sure, I forgot to put it in my diary…. woops.   As always its a wonderful day to celebrate with the kids spoiling their dad, my dad and my father in law. Most Fathers Days we like to head down to a park […]

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  • Wow,, next weekend, really? I had better think about it. We don’t usually do much – homemade gifts and cards – but breakfast in bed is always good, along with a bit of general spoiling. I know my 7 year old is knitting a pot holder at school, wonder how it’s coming along?ReplyCancel

    • Wow your 7 year old is knitting a pot holder, that is awesome. I love the idea of handmade gift, it’s really given from the heart then. This year is passing far to quickly.ReplyCancel

  • K-Lee

    These are gorgeous. Any chance at all of some customizable ones? As we have a Pa, Poppy and Grumpy to buy for!ReplyCancel