If you missed out on buying one of the awesome "Mothers Who Know" planners, don't fear, there is this awesome PDF download available that you can print out from your home computer. I do recommend you print it from your home computer for the most cost effective method. To print out the whole year it will cost you about $40 worth of ink.
I set up the PDF to print borderless so your pretty paper will go right to the edges of the paper with no ugly white line. So, make sure your printers are set to print "borderless". You'll have to look at your individual printers and figure out how to do that. Mine is a Canon and has the option right there in the "paper handling" section of the print settings.
I went ahead and printed one out for myself because I was curious to see how it worked in the 8-½” x 11” format and it really looks spectacular. SO much room to write. I would definitely recommend this version for those who love to write or who have big handwriting. It would work really great for teachers also.
In the pictures, I used the Disc-bound system by Martha Stewart that really looks sharp, but I also put it in a three-ring binder which looks amazing too.
The download comes with the whole 2014 calendar year. It includes all of the holidays, FHE, Teach my children pages and all of the Home and Family section. It’s nice because if you have 9 kids you can print out 9 kids pages, if you have 3, then you can customize it for 3. Nice advantages, and all for only $19.99
In this particular binder, I can fit January through September. Or January through August, plus the Home and Family section including the dividers with a little room to spare.
I love this disc-bound system because it's just like a notebook and can fold over and lay flat. Really great for when you're sitting in a mtg and have the planner on your lap.
You can also buy just the discs separately for Cheap-ola and assemble it from scratch.
I do recommend using at least a 32 # paper. I didn't use that in this print-out, but wish I did because you can slightly see the ink coming through from the other side of the paper. Not a huge deal, but just keep that in mind.
We also went ahead and made a PDF version available in the standard day planner size of 5-½” x 8-½” and will be posting pictures soon.