Planner Hack A5 weekly pad {Free download}

I am always changing the layout of my inserts in my Filofax. This month is no exception. My layouts are usually based around a weekly view (my life not busy enough to warrant a daylight view, lol)

I’ve tried horizontal layouts, and vertical. One of my favorites, was always a horizontal page with a notes page. (I sell this layout in my Etsy store)

This week, I’ve merged some pretty Typo to-do lists with a simple weekly layout. Just took the pages off the pad – printed on the back, punched and now I have a beautiful weekly spread, that won’t need to much decoration.

So here’s my A5 weekly Planner Hack as a free download!

Want to give it a go?

1. Get a pretty A5 notepad. I used the Typo ‘Things to do’ also Kikki K have some very pretty choices.

2. Download the blank (undated) A5 page here for free! Or if you want to try this for the last few months the of the year, here is a dated version (Oct- Dec 2015)

3. Peel off some of the pages from your notepad and load them into your printer – be careful to load them correctly  so you print on the back of the pages.

4. Hole punch to fit your planner

5. Stay organized!

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FREE DOWNLOAD A5 Dated page {Project Kate}
FREE DOWNLOAD A5 Dated page {Project Kate}

Mel - That’s genius! I have so so many of those A5 notepads from Typo and Kikki.K too – now I have an excuse to use them 🙂

Daniela - I would love to create a planner for me.

Kate - Daniela, you should look for a cheap planner to get you started, then customize until you’re hearts content. WARNING: It’s addictive lol

Christy rice - These are great. I just started doing this . I have a filfax personal planner…would there be any way u could make one for me in that size?

Kola Kava - Cute

Time to share {Watercolour Art}

I want to share something with my little audience.

 

While I was on maternity leave, I was working on some art.

These pieces are digital watercolour, with gold/silver foil detail. They combine the soft textures of the watercolour contrasting with the hard edge of the circle.  Some are inspired by the ocean, others are more abstract, inspired by colour combinations.

Self-doubt, prevented me sharing these until now. I’d love your feedback.

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After some confidence boosting feedback from my closest friends, I now have plans to sell some of these as prints, small and large fine art prints and on greeting cards. I’m planning on attending some small markets with these, I’ll have a little web store and hoping to find some boutique gift/homewares stores that might like to sell these.

Project Kate Creative

 

Bonnie - These are gorgeous Kate! I can see these as fabulous fine art wall prints, all the best 🙂 Let us know when you hit the markets 🙂 Bonnie

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When are you done?

Tattoo - 3 little hearts {Project Kate}

How do you know when you’re done having kids? How do you know your family is complete? This is where I’m at right now, on the cusp of saying ‘I’m done, I’m content.’ I’m blessed to not have this position forced on me for health reasons, I’m able to have more children. Should I? Could I?

The one thing I always knew in life, was that I wanted to be a mum. I never had a strong direction for my career or study, I just knew I wanted to be a mum. I’m sure if someone psycho analysed me, it would have something to do with needing unconditional love, not having my mum around during significant times in my life, and so on.

So at 23, I had my first son. It was an emotional turning point, he lit something inside me and I changed, for the better. Then at 26, my second son arrived. He was just divine. My little family was growing. My heart revolved around my boys.

In my heart I knew I wanted 3 kids, my body and my heart was up for 3 kids.

Then things didn’t go as planned. Divorce, autism diagnosis, I was on my own, with my two little boys. Things were tricky, managing the logistics of being a single parent, the needs of a newly diagnosed autistic 5 year old, while juggling the demands of a 1 year old. As things settled, my thoughts turned to the future. Would there be another man in my life, would I have any more children? If I met the right person, I would totally be open to more children.

Then I met my second husband. He came with two kids of his own. Surely, 4 kids between us, all under 7, was enough? We agreed it was plenty. Life was busy and challenging and full of love.

But I wasn’t done, my heart didn’t have its third baby. I was restless, but my head reminded me constantly that this was ok. My family was ok. It was complete. We had all we could manage. My heart didn’t agree.

Only after losing all custody of one of my husband’s children, we both had a moment of ‘Bugger logistics and practical excuses’ our hearts screamed for a child of OUR own. His AND mine, not his OR mine. A keeper, one we didn’t have to give up on weekends. This wasn’t a case of ‘replacement’, but more a realization of what was important to us; kids, family, following your heart. That’s what was at both of our cores.

So at 34, I had Harry, my third son. He is amazing, he is beautiful and he fills my heart. We almost lost him during birth which makes me cherish his existence even more. Having 8 years between my boys, has also given me the ‘space’ to enjoy him completely, not being distracted by a more-needy toddler. My big boys are some-what independent, so Harry is my hands-on child. It’s a wonderful balance.

Having Harry has reminded me how much I love my kids, having my family. I feel like I could keep having kids till we completed a soccer team. Many people close to me know this, they see it in me, in my adoration of babies and kids in general.

So now I’m being asked ‘ Are you done?’ I’m being told ‘Surely you’re done now, You’ve got 5 kids between you both.’ But I’m not sure.

Some days, I agree, others I want for more. Could we comfortably even afford to provide for any more? The thought of another baby, distracting from my time with Harry… I sound like a mum-of-one, contemplating having a second baby – when as a mum-of-three I know there is plenty of love to go around.

Recently I held a friends new little baby-girl. And while my heart melted at the sight of this little being, my heart didn’t ache for another. Even just after Harry was born and I held my first nephew on the day of his arrival, I thought, yep, I could do this again. But today, 8 months down the track, I think I might actually be done.

So how do you know? How do you know when you’re done, when your content or at peace with your family?

 

 

 

Oh, and did you notice my new ink? A little tattoo, 3 little hearts – one for each of my boys.

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Caravan inspiration {renovation preparation}

Having has this caravan dream for a while now, I’ve had the renovation planned in my head 10 times over.

Now I have a van, we have to work through some of the things that need fixing first, before we can tackle the interior cosmetic upgrade. But, once all that boring stuff it’s on to the fun stuff.

This is my inspiration board.

Caravan Inspiration Board {Project Kate}
White walls and cabinets, timber floors and bench tops, grey linen cushion covers, white beadboard feature wall or roof panel with aqua soft furnishings.

These are some more pics of the vans that inspire my interior designs.

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