One winter afternoon I took my dogs out for walk through the woods. As the dogs were romping through the snow and roaming the trails I was struck by the beauty surrounding me.
The quiet that only a blanket of snow can produce paired with a winter sun shining through thin grey cloud. The colours of the needles on the evergreens, the bark of the bare deciduous trees, the varying shades of brown of the pinecones contrasting against the white of the snow and the grey of the sky. Beyond the forested trails stretched the snow covered, wind swept fields of the prairies.
In the quiet of that moment the Forest Simplicity Collection was born.
The greens of the coniferous needles and the browns of the barks and pinecones became the colour palette. The font was chosen to match the timeless feeling evoked by the view of a wood and barbwire fence bisecting a snow covered prairie field, disappearing into the copse of trees that dot the landscape forming windbreaks.
I hope that you enjoy this collection as much as I enjoyed creating it for you.
How This Collection is Organized
There are a number of printables in the Forest Simplicity collection, with more being still be added. I wanted to make them as easy to browse as possible so I’ve organized them into groups kind of like sections in a planner.
First you’ll find a Table of Contents below. You can use this to jump to the different sections. This will be especially helpful for anyone who is looking for something specific.
After the Table of Contents the sections will start. Each section will be divided into subsections with a gallery of images in each. You can just click the image to get the printable. At the end of each section there will be links to the posts you can find the printables in. The posts give you a closer look at some of the printables. It’s important to note that some of those posts have printing instructions, most especially with the dated calendars. Those posts will be clearly marked.
I hope you enjoy looking through the printables in this collection. Better yet – I hope you find some that will fit your planning needs.
The Forest Simplicity Collection
The monthly calendar is a vital building block of any planner. It is the foundation that makes both long-term and short-term planning a breeze. If you’d like to find out more about how I build my planners you can check out this post – Where Does Your Planner Start – for more insight into why I think all planners should include a monthly calendar of some sort.
In the calendar galleries, I grouped the calendars by size and then start day. So the first two are the Sunday start 2023 Calendars, followed by the Monday start.
Letter Size 2023 Calendars
Half Letter Size 2023 Calendars
You can check out the posts that all of the monthly calendars are in by clicking the links below. If you’re using the half letter size calendars, I strongly recommend checking out the posts for the printing instructions. They’re a little different than my usual half-size ones.
Yearly planners are a fabulous tool to use to map out how your year is going to go. They’re great for forward planning, offering you a place to put future plans so that they don’t get forgotten.
Whether you need a place to keep track of special dates, somewhere to plan and track holidays or days off, or just plan some projects or goals for the year, one of the planners below is sure to be a handy addition to your 2023 planner.
Monthly calendars only offer so much space for planning. Sometimes our monthly plans require a little more room. That’s where these monthly planners come in handy. There are two different ones to choose from, or use both if that’s what works best for you.
The first is a monthly planner combined with a monthly review. The panner portion allows you map out things happening in the month and plan any goals or projects you need to work on. The review portion allows you to reflect on how things went in the month.
The second monthly printable is a structured monthly to-do list. This planner allows you to create prioritized task lists and note any errands or appointments you have for the month.
Monthly Structured To-Do Lists
Check out the Yearly and Monthly Planner post to find out more about the monthly planners.
Check out the post Structured To-Do Lists to Help Your Organize Your Day, Week, and Month for more information about the Structured Monthly To-Do Lists.
Weekly planning pages are some of the most popular planning pages. It’s no surprise why. Being able to see all your plans for the week at once helps you balance your schedule so that you’re not overcommitting yourself.
There are a number of weekly planner pages in the Forest Simplicity Collection. You’ll find both vertical and horizontal layouts in letter and half-letter size. As well, all the weekly options come with your choice of a Sunday or Monday start.
In addition to the weekly planners, you’ll also find a structured weekly to-do list and weekly overview planner printables as well. You’re sure to find a planner that fits your 2023 planner needs.
Vertical Week on Two Pages
Half Letter Vertical Week on Two Pages
Letter Size Horizontal Weekly Layouts
Half Letter Size Horizontal Weekly Layouts
Letter Size Weekly Overviews and Structured To-Do Lists
Half Letter Size Weekly Overviews and Structured To-Do Lists
Check out the Weekly Planners post for more information about the different weekly planners and the weekly overviews.
Hop over to the Structured To-Do List post for more information about the Weekly To-Do List.
Daily planners are wonderful tools for those who have full schedules or just like to see each day planned out on its own. I love keeping a few of these in my planner just in case I need them. Sometimes I use them for months at a time and other times I find don’t need them at all.
The collection below includes a few traditional daily planners with room for scheduling out your day. It also includes a few day planners that are task-oriented for those days where you don’t really need a schedule but do need a way to keep track of what you need to get done.
Like the other galleries above, links to the posts for all the daily planners will be at the end of this section. That way you can check out more information about them if you want to.
Letter Size Daily Planners for Students
Half Letter Size Daily Planners for Students
Structured Daily To-Do Lists
Daily Task List Planner
Daily Planner – Page per Day
Daily Planner – 2 Days per PAge
Daily Schedule Only – 2 Days per PAge
Daily Checklist Only – 2 Days per PAge
Hop over to the Academic Planner Printables post for more information about the daily planner printables.
Check out the Structured To-Do Lists post to find out more about the Daily To-Do List.
Head on over to check out the Five Daily Planner Printables for 2023 post to check out the rest of the daily planners.
These planning pages came to life as a Reader Request. Whether you’re a teacher, a homeschooler, or just need something a little different in your planner, these pages are great to have on hand.
The weekly planner is wonderful for scheduling your school week, even if you’re not a teacher. I love using this for weeks when our family has a lot going on. Each person gets a column so I can keep track of who is doing what.
The checklist printables are fabulous for so many different things. I use some for work, for creating and track my work flow. I also use one for habit tracking, it allows me to track a variety of habits all in one place.
Weekly Planners for Teachers
Letter Size Teacher Checklists
Half Letter Size Teacher Checklists
These are the printables that are not really planner pages, but they are planner related. Adding extra pages or sections is how to turn your planner into a tool that is tailored for your life. While these pages are a little basic, don’t be afraid to expand your planner by checking out the Free Printables Index for even more options.
Enjoy the Printables
I hope that you were able to find at least a few printables in this collection to fit your needs. If the Understated Rainbow design just isn’t for you, be sure to hop on over to the Printable Libraries to check out the other designs I have available.
If you have any questions about the printables here, or requests for ones to add to the collection, please feel free to send me an email or consider joining our Facebook group – The Scatter-Brain’s Guide. I’m always happy to try to help.
Until next time –