Win a NoteMaker Weekly Diary Notebook!

Win a NoteMaker Weekly Diary Notebook!

Welcome back to Day 3 of my epic Christmas Giveaway and today I have the chance for 3 readers to win a gorgeous NoteMaker Weekly Diary Notebook!

You’ll probably all know by now how much I love to plan and keep organising. One of my favourite times of the week is a Sunday morning when I spend an hour planning everything I have in store for the following week.

I upload my weekly planning videos on YouTube so make sure to check them out there if you haven’t already.

Who else is a Planner like me? Or do you just want to get a bit more organised?

I think you’ll love this gorgeous Weekly Notebook. It’s one of NoteMaker’s Moleskine books and worth $39.99.

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It is dated from January 2017 to December 2017 and formatted to show the week’s appointments on the left and a ruled page for notes and ideas on the right.

The Moleskine planner is thread-bound and includes a tabbed page insert and adhesive labels. It has a soft cover with rounded corners, acid-free paper, a bookmark, an elastic closure and an expandable inner pocket that contains the Moleskine history.

Win a NoteMaker Weekly Diary Notebook! Weekly Planning NoteMaker Planner NoteMaker Diary NoteMaker Moleskine Diary Notebook

Win a NoteMaker Weekly Diary Notebook! Weekly Planning NoteMaker Planner NoteMaker Diary NoteMaker Moleskine Diary Notebook

I have a NoteMaker Moleskine Notebook and take it everywhere with me and lately I’ve been using it to write down my plans and ideas for Christmas!

So if you want to start next year with a planning bang, or think one of your family or friends will love this as a Christmas gift, here your chance to win one!

To be eligible to win, simply complete the Rafflecopter, follow me on Instagram and YouTube and then comment below with your best tip for staying organised at Christmas – the most creative answer from eligible entrants will win!

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And the winners are….May! I loved her rhyme – so funny too ha ha! You’re quite right about not forgetting where you’ve put the gifts – I’ve done this so many times.

Also Ange – you are so organised, I’m inspired!

And finally Elise – I love apps for organisation too but you’re right, a notebook is essential for keeping plans together!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered, your tips for staying organised are so helpful!

Terms and Conditions

  1. Giveaway open to Australian residents only.
  2. Closes on Nov 17th 2016.
  3. Winner will be announced here after Nov 18th 2016 and contacted by email. If the winner does not claim their prize by return email by December 19th, another winner will be chosen instead.
  4. 3 separate entrants will win 1 Diary each.

Good luck!

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  1. Charlotte S
    17th November 2016 / 11:45 pm

    I add weekly to-dos/goals to my diary – I have used Christmas planners but forget to check in with them, so I find weekly targets added to my usual diary most effective! For example. this week I tasked myself with finding cute wrapping paper – and succeeded, yay :)

  2. Amanda S
    17th November 2016 / 11:45 pm

    Get wrapping early. Colour code the paper for each child and buy heaps of sticky tape well before Christmas Eve.

  3. Melissa Edwards
    17th November 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Lists lists and more lists!

  4. Teresa Clark
    17th November 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Start early, create a list and work at it each week so its not all left to last minute.

  5. Emma Foster
    17th November 2016 / 7:38 pm

    The most important thing I need to be organised for is the expense over November, December and January. Between Christmas, my son’s birthday, and back to school expenses, it’s an insanely expensive time of year. I now pay off gift cards throughout the year, that are sent to me in November, with plenty of time to get my shopping done. There are online layby sites and hamper companies that offer this for a small fee…for me the small fee is worth it. When I saved money in an account myself, something ALWAYS came up that I had to use the money for.

  6. Karen Mashford
    17th November 2016 / 7:36 pm

    I buy things on big specials throughout the year as they put the prices up at Christmas and then when they put them on special at Christmas I still have got them cheaper earlier in the year.

    I shop at Coles most often and any flybuys I earn through the year I convert the couple of weeks before Christmas and buy special Christmas treats, food and drinks.

  7. Dianne
    17th November 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Oops, should have read the question first – start early, the christmas sales are great for cards, ornaments, wrapping paper or gumtree is a great source for inexpensive or free kit for christmas/parties! This year subscribed to a website by flylady and she has a series of holiday missions (one of the first was keep all wrapping materials together, a bag on the end of the clothes rack now contains everything I need for cards/wrapping), new email each day so it becomes easier to manage in smaller chunks!

  8. Dianne
    17th November 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Ooh, I love the moleskin ones, an unfortunate casualty of household cutbacks here! Though no one could object to me winning one! Thanks and Merry Christmas Mim!

  9. Laura Scriven
    17th November 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Write a list and check it twice – just like Santa I say, it’ll make planning nice!

  10. Sharon M
    17th November 2016 / 1:30 pm

    I start in January!!!!!!!! Yes, I start bargain hunting for the following Christmas a year ahead and pick up things throughout the year, by the time 1st December comes around I have already wrapped and sorted everything out except the food!!!!! :)

  11. Elise
    17th November 2016 / 12:41 pm

    I’m a big user of Apps on my iPhone for lists, and Christmas is no exception.
    An app for tracking gift recipients, the budgets, and the purchases made.
    An app for tracking what my children have been given and from who, so that we can send thank you cards.
    An app for tracking who we want to send Christmas cards to, and their addresses!
    And lastly an app for tracking the Christmas menu and ingrediants. Who is bringing what, and what time does it all need to be cooked?

    There is an app for everything, except for organising my life. No matter how many apps I try, every year I still end up with an organiser on the wall, and another one in my handbag. Some things just need to be written and visual. The physical organiser is the source of truth for everything else.

  12. nicole larsen
    17th November 2016 / 10:44 am

    Always start through the year and dont leave it tlll the last minute

  13. Kate Boyd
    17th November 2016 / 9:36 am

    we give each other a list of things to do and it *hopefully* gets done

  14. Leanne
    17th November 2016 / 8:56 am

    Don’t sweat the little things. Family and friends are not going to care if you forgot the cranberry sauce. Remember Xmas is a time for laughter and fun so less stress over material things and more enjoying each other’s company.

  15. Joanna H
    17th November 2016 / 6:50 am

    Definitely write lists and tick items off as you go… Santa can only remember so much :)

  16. Karla Oleinikoff
    17th November 2016 / 12:01 am

    Keep a notebook handy to jot down what people like, and you can cross them off your list when you get them something. Keep a timeline of when things have to be done by, and if you hide things, write down where you put them!

  17. Jennifer B.
    16th November 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Buy presents throughout the year so that it’s only food you need to consider in December. And for that, it’s all about LISTS and TIMETABLES!

  18. Becky Downey
    16th November 2016 / 7:35 pm

    I have a 2016 diary and I have already started writing notes, ideas and reminders at the back to start preparing for Christmas. Not got a 2017 bought yet though!

  19. Renee Ballantyne
    16th November 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Make lists for food shopping and gifts and everything else you think of

  20. Jenny Watson
    16th November 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Always make sure you have a spare present (there’s always someone you’ve forgotten or who turns up unexpectedly with a present for you)

  21. Yvonne Giakoumis
    16th November 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Go on a holiday and skip Christmas altogether!

  22. Eva Kiraly
    16th November 2016 / 11:52 am

    Don’t make any plans! :)

  23. Andreea Nicolescu
    15th November 2016 / 12:47 pm

    Share the chores and responsibilities, we should all enjoy it

  24. Tamara Lamb
    15th November 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Make a list and check thrice!

  25. Shannon Wotton
    14th November 2016 / 9:14 pm

    I stay organised at Christmas by starting my Christmas shopping in June. I can then take advantage of sales throughout the year and avoid too many impulse purchases!

  26. M Cowan
    13th November 2016 / 10:28 pm

    writing a lot of lists!

  27. Toni Niotakis
    13th November 2016 / 10:28 pm


  28. Elisabeth Martins
    13th November 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Start organising early,
    use checklists,
    that way you won’t be stuck in the crazy crowds,
    and running around like a crazy person.

  29. Bella Ri
    13th November 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Buy everything ahead of time and organise it in category (lunch, dinner), put it on different tables!

  30. Rosemarie De Bari
    12th November 2016 / 5:38 pm

    Stop stressing! And buy less gifts. And the ones you do buy, order them online.

  31. Emmi K
    12th November 2016 / 4:33 pm

    I buy gifts during sales throughout the year. I also use free apps on my iphone to organise my Christmas shopping and gifts list

  32. kori kollmann
    12th November 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Shop early for that year in January when the sales are on.

  33. Roberto Colombi
    12th November 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Always been last minute but if I can train myself to be more organised then I’m sure will ease the stress and fluster

  34. Sonia Chang
    12th November 2016 / 3:23 am

    Never too early to organise Christmas shopping list and family’s favourite recipes with my family. I love shopping early and treasure hunting opportunities, so I do have lucks to get expensive items with reasonable prices. A good planning is a key for my success Christmas shopping tip.

  35. Aunty Party (Christine)
    11th November 2016 / 9:04 pm

    I stay organised at Christmas time by planning ahead and by relying on my extremely organised Mum and Mother-in-Law to keep me in line.

  36. Jackie
    11th November 2016 / 1:36 pm

    My best tip is to make lists: a to-do list and a shopping list.

  37. Jessica Ashbrooke
    11th November 2016 / 12:36 pm

    I buy all my gifts through the year so I’m not stuck financially the last few weeks before

  38. Sarahmary
    11th November 2016 / 11:41 am

    Sharing the work load with my partner! It takes a team effort for our family to get christmas ready, but we play to our strengths (mine is NOT wrapping presents) and make it work, while having fun along the way.

  39. shelbyward
    10th November 2016 / 11:28 pm

    I buy gifts throughout the year and I use an app which allows me to allocate those gifts to my family and friends. That way, nobody ever gets the same gift from previous years.

  40. Alicia
    9th November 2016 / 11:48 am

    I have a pinterest wishlist that update all through the year so if anyone asks what I want I can politely direct them in that direction.

    Otherwise I have a list of people I’ll buy gifts for and keep notes if they show interest in something so I know what to get them

  41. Michelle
    9th November 2016 / 1:43 am

    Getting everyone together to help chip in with something beforehand is the easiest way I’ve found to lessen the burden of hosting :)

  42. ashna
    8th November 2016 / 7:49 pm

    Get a notebook and make lots of lists – food, presents, dairy events etc.

  43. Kathleen
    8th November 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Downsize dishwashing. Hand-washing fine china is nobody’s idea of a good time, so move to everyday stoneware. Simpler still: paper plates!

  44. 8th November 2016 / 3:02 pm

    I use a daily planner because of my memory without it I am lost not only on what is upcoming but also what has been!

  45. Kate Slack
    8th November 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Write lots of lists!

  46. Sharon Markwell
    8th November 2016 / 10:17 am

    They call me Miss Organisation because I start buying for the following Christmas in the New Year sales (sad but very true).

  47. Jill-Anne
    8th November 2016 / 8:37 am

    What a wonderful collection of ideas above for being organised. I can see why my list makings not the most efficient but NOW is the time to revitalise my lists and have a christmas time with the family I can enjoy.

  48. Mich F
    8th November 2016 / 8:17 am

    I keep things simple, we have a large family and they all pitch in and help. Christmas should be about any hassle it means more to me that all my friends and family are happy, healthy and safe, it’s not about expensive presents or fancy dinners.

  49. Belinda Moxey
    7th November 2016 / 1:57 pm

    Make sure you keep track of everything you’ve bought throughout the year for Christmas. None of it is a bargain if you forget you have it.
    Keep it all together so you can go threw it before buying anything else

  50. Bethany Challen
    7th November 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Yes I”m with the majority! Plan ahead and DELEGATE! ;-)

  51. ange
    7th November 2016 / 11:51 am

    At the end of november, we sit around the table and get out the list from last year – we assign each person things to do before a certain date. We also plan what xmas parties we have are going to avoid clashes *it has happen* and to clearly mark the days we have available so we all know if we can commit to any other parties BUT the one key thing is we just make sure there is time for rest because grumpy tired people do not get things done :P

    6th November 2016 / 1:59 pm

    I shop at sales all year round – sometimes I even start on Boxing Day for the next year! It takes the pressure off financially and the stress out of last minute shopping if I can be semi- organised by this time of year…well at least that’s my theory ;)

  53. Tess Howard
    5th November 2016 / 7:59 pm

    The best way I stay organised is to plan and have it in the back of my mind all year. That means hitting up sales along the way. It makes a huge difference; and I hate last minute shopping.

  54. Michelle
    5th November 2016 / 7:41 pm

    Best tip: Start early

  55. Orin
    5th November 2016 / 4:55 pm


  56. Ali
    5th November 2016 / 4:23 am

    I use containers to stay organized for Christmas, and my garage shelves to locate everything I need the containers are marked with labels!

  57. Susan B
    5th November 2016 / 4:13 am

    Keep lists, stay on budget and buy next year’s cards, wrapping, decs and gifts as soon as the sales start.

  58. Rachel K
    5th November 2016 / 2:18 am

    Turn wooden clothes pegs into fridge magnets to organize and hang papers, to-do notes, photos, and cards. To make them, remove the springs, and lightly sand wood with sandpaper. Coat with acrylic paint, let dry. Reattach springs, and affix a magnet to one side of each pin with multipurpose glue.

  59. Yen-Rong
    4th November 2016 / 8:45 pm

    I like to use lists! I’m trying to use the bullet journal system :)

  60. Elly
    4th November 2016 / 5:14 pm

    I like to plan ahead and have a checklist of things I need to get done and when I need to get it done!

  61. Cheryl Moulton
    4th November 2016 / 3:56 pm

    Begin Christmas preparations immediately after Christmas, buying cards, Christmas crackers, wrapping paper decorations and table decorations, and you can buy presents at good prices if you begin in January.

  62. Melissa Turner
    4th November 2016 / 1:31 pm

    On 1st November, I stick the photos of everyone I need to buy presents for along the top of my bathroom mirror. Then when I brush my teeth each morning, I look at the photos thinking about what presents to buy. Once I decide on a present, I purchase it, and then remove that person’s photo.

  63. 4th November 2016 / 12:41 pm

    Making a list and start shopping ahead of time before it gets too crazy!!

  64. Ariane
    4th November 2016 / 1:56 am

    Make lists and spread it out, that way the whole month of December is lovely with no stress involved. Also allocate tasks to family members so they feel they contribute to Christmas aswell.

  65. 3rd November 2016 / 7:51 pm

    I have a list just about for everything……more than pressies, I am crazy about organizing my work schedule and sorting out recipes for the blog just in time for Christmas

  66. Anthea Cornish
    3rd November 2016 / 7:14 pm

    Buy bits and pieces throughout the year when you see things when out shopping. I find Garage sales are great for picking up presents.

  67. Mick G
    3rd November 2016 / 7:12 pm

    use lists for everything that way nothing gets forgotten

  68. Nicola James
    3rd November 2016 / 5:27 pm

    Plan ruthlessly and shop all year, saves money and ensures a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas!

  69. Laura Power
    3rd November 2016 / 3:52 pm

    Lists, lists and more lists!

  70. Deborah Bolam
    3rd November 2016 / 2:12 pm

    Purchase a few items every week I start about July when I see things on special I also purchase a lot of things when the new year sales start especially christmas items saves a lot of money

  71. Charl
    3rd November 2016 / 1:57 pm

    Lists and more lists! Start early, look for specials and bargains and start a present box that you can add to over the year.

  72. Ashley Beech
    3rd November 2016 / 1:28 pm

    Start as soon as last Christmas is over!
    Grab those 50% off bargains,
    if you see great gift ideas on sale,
    get them!


  73. Amanda
    3rd November 2016 / 12:59 pm

    Sharing the responsibilities is key! Enlist the help of the family!

  74. Toni Chapman
    3rd November 2016 / 12:51 pm

    I’m a list-maker and note-taker and so far that’s worked for me. But this year is my first Christmas as a mum so I have no idea if I will actually be organised this time! I may have to write a list of other people’s suggestions here :)

  75. Jody Smith
    3rd November 2016 / 12:28 pm

    Checklists and start preparing early.

  76. Nicole kent
    3rd November 2016 / 12:11 pm

    Get the presents early
    Mark them off my list
    Wrap them in the nights before
    To make sure nothing’s missed!

  77. Samantha Allen-Stephens
    3rd November 2016 / 12:07 pm

    My best tip for staying organised at Christmas is to do all gift shopping well in advance so there’s no last minute trips to the crazy busy shopping malls!

  78. Heather Hopley
    3rd November 2016 / 8:24 am

    Itemised lists and that includes “to do ” lists. I break meals down to ingredient lists and “time allowed” for preparation. I always have another list of the foods made and in fridges because I have a tendency to forget things at the back of the fridges.

  79. Christina
    3rd November 2016 / 8:17 am

    Prepare! Prepare! Prepare! That is the key to success! You have a whole year to organise yourself!

  80. Adrienne Harries
    3rd November 2016 / 8:00 am

    Christmas is the time of year
    When i try to have some cheer
    Keeping everything organised and neat
    is easier in the heat
    i make lists of things to do
    Then give everyone their tasks too
    Pitch in and keep it fun
    Christmas is easy with help from everyone

  81. May
    3rd November 2016 / 7:46 am

    Just be like Santa, and make your lists.
    And make sure you don’t lose them
    Lest you get grumpy and get a case of the sh*ts.

    Start out quite early in the year
    Find bargains and deals
    So that you don’t miss anyone as you had fear(ed)

    Keep updating your list as you find more
    Link up what you’ve got with people you hold dear
    And this Christmas shopping won’t be a chore

    Wrap pressies up early and label them too
    Don’t forget to hide them away!
    But remember where they are, or else you’ll feel blue.

    To be organised, here is my biggest tip for you
    Try not to stress and worry too much
    Because it’s the season of giving and love, you’ll always find the way through.

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