May Document IT + Free Printables!

May Document IT + Free Printables!

Hello, again!   This is Amber, founder and creative director of Simple Stories.  I can't believe how fast this month has flown by - here I am for another installment of my monthly Document IT blog feature. 

Last month was super busy with our 2nd quarter release and design deadlines for our 3rd quarter release, so you may have noticed there wasn't a Document IT post from me in April; however, as part of our (inter)National Scrapbook Day celebration, we had some fabulous free printables, including April's Month in Review printable.  If you missed those, you can download them here :)

Can you believe it's the end of May already?!  Summer is just around the corner - YAY!  In fact, my kids are already out of school, and that means lots of activities for the kids this summer.  Thank goodness I've got my Life Documented planner to help me keep it all straight!  

During the summer I like to cook a lot, and that means lots of searching for recipes, weekly menu planning & shopping lists - anyone else out there like me?  If so, you're in luck.  This month's free printables are all about just that!

When I sit down to plan our menu for the week, I use the Menu from the Life Documented Basic Inserts pack.  I don't always decorate my weekly menu to this extent, but every once in a while it's fun to do!

I write my shopping list as I go through the recipes, using the Shopping List included in this month's free printables.  Once I have my menu set for the week, I write it on the days of the week card, also included in this month's free printables.

When I'm done, I add it to a cute decorative clipboard in my kitchen so the family can see what's planned for the week.  That eliminates all of those 'hey mom, what's for dinner' questions :)

You'll also find recipe cards in this month's free printables!  The Life Documented Envelope is a great place for storing your recipe cards & recipes printed from the internet for the week in your planner.

The Recipes to Try included in this month's free printables is a great place to list those recipes you want to try from different cookbooks, Pinterest, etc.  We've even included a 'made it' checkbox and rating scale for each recipe on the list.

Our Life Documented 3x4 and 4x6 cards are also a great place to note menu, recipe and snack ideas and insert directly in your planner!



Now we get to the really fun part!  We've designed these FREE printables for May to coordinate with your Life Documented planner.  Even better, we'll be offering free printables each month!  

Click here to download May's Free Life Documented Printables.

There are a 6 free printables this month, including:

May Month in Review
Recipes to Try
Recipe Cards
Menu Planner
Days of the Week Card
Shopping List

TIP: The May free printables are on a single PDF document with 7 pages - print off what you want and the quantity you need.  We've added cut marks to each printable, so you can easily trim your pages to size.  

Thanks so much for letting me share my insight and vision for our Life Documented Planner system - it's a dream come true for me to finally have my dream planner.  I already feel like my life is so much more organized.  I hope you're inspired to plan and organize your life with our Life Documented Planner system as well and follow along each month using our free printables for a planner stuffed full of fun resources, tools and planning pages!   See you back here again next month!