Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner 2018!

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There is just only so much space in my brain.

Most of the time, I think there should be more, but somehow there just is not. I forget things I’m supposed to remember. I no show events. I don’t get that card in the mail. I can’t contain all the systems and dates and needs and tasks in my head and expect myself to keep them all straight.

We all have our limits!

That’s why I love the Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner. It is a beautiful, compact, highly versatile and useful brain outside my brain.

As much as I love my iPhone notes app and shared calendar, I can’t ultimately get my brain around some things unless I see them all laid out together on pen and paper. Plus, crossing things off is so much more gratifying than clicking or deleting them.

The Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner includes seven tabbed sections, including a yearly, monthly, and weekly calendar, tasks, projects, info, and shopping.

I love that each section is goal driven. There is a container to hold the basic tasks that need to get done that week, and also a slot to write your dinner plan for each night. You can even clip the top corner of each week when it is through to make your current page easier to find!

Here are some of my favorite things about this planner…

“Why, yes, I did use the ABC’s here. Thank you for noticing! ;)”


So many of the truly great planners on the market today are expensive. This one is very well thought out and a printed and bound copy is only $14.99! I love that it’s so affordable!


The Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner 2018 is beautifully designed with bright and cheery lemon-themed photography, and a beautiful layout.

It is laden with scripture on the cover, on every divider, and on every weekly planning page. It serves as a beautiful reminder for why we are serving our families.

Compact and Durable

This planner is a nice size. It comes with sturdy spiral binding and a durable cover. It is about the size of a half sheet, so it fits very nicely in my hands and also in my purse! I love the size and feel.

Easy-to use shopping lists

One fun feature is the perforated shoppings lists.

The planner includes 18 pages with 3 shopping lists each, so 54 removable shopping lists! Again, it’s nice to have everything in one planner. I can look at my week and see that I will need to make a cake and buy decorations, so I flip to the back and immediately add the ingredients I need to my weekly shopping list.

(Also, notice the beautiful divider design. Each one is unique!)


There are so many different sections of this planner that are completely versatile, including multiple notes pages (these work well for prayer requests), and highly customizable task and project sections.


One of the unique strengths of this planner is it strives to keep it’s users priority-focused and goal-driven. At the beginning of every calendar section (year, month, week), it has a page for you to list your goals for that span of time. The things you want to get done every single week, every singe month, and every single year.

This is a powerful feature for me, because it forced me to consider my goals and write them down. I can easily flip back and tweak or be reminded, but it’s nice to have certain objectives that don’t change (i.e. clean the bathrooms every week, etc).

I could go to say this planner is Helpful, Ideal, Joyful, Knowledgable, Lemony, Motivating…but you get the idea! 🙂

It has helped me very much to see so much information all in one place! Just the act of filling out my planner each week allows me to get my head around what is coming up. I need that!

If you’re convinced, you can order your 2018 Homemaker’s Friend Daily Planner HERE. I’d love to hear what you think in the comments section below.

The Freebie!

They have also created a year-long menu planner. And they are offering it for FREE on their website. Get it here.

The Giveaway!

What’s more, Homemaker’s Depot is giving away a planner to an Embracing a Simpler Life reader. You can enter to win here.

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*Thank you to Homemakers Depot for sponsoring this post and creating a great, affordable and useful solution to my mom-brain issues. 🙂 All opinions are my own! 


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  1. Sharniie Tunnell says:

    I used this planner for years and then this year decided to change it up- and then regretted it so much! This one is easy to use, perfect size, simple and super cute! Excited to get back to it☺️

  2. Kathleen MacEllis says:

    This beautiful planner is perfect ! All my
    “To do’s” in one place! I’m not by nature an organized person , but this planner would be a great start ! NEED ONE!

  3. Darcy says:

    I’ve been praying to be more organized in my life lately. I’m a newly born again Christian just shy of 2 years and my child is 7 months… so I’m fairly new at being a mom as well. This would be such a blessing and a BIG life saver!

  4. Laura S says:

    This is wonderful, I have been looking for something like this for a good space to keep me on task, I feel like I get distracted so easily and then forget to do all the important things…

  5. Summer says:

    Clutter hurts the brain, I would love a better option for a planner than I have now. Thanks for this giveaway!

  6. Ivka says:

    I am always on the lookout for a good planner, and the Homemakers Friend Daily Planner is new to me. I would love to try it out!

  7. Lauren Gonzalez says:

    This planner is one of my favorites. I used it for a couple years before trying something new last year and I’m excited to go back to this planner. I love the layout, size and the scripture throughout.

  8. Ashley Oliver says:

    Currently I write most of my commitments down on our fridge calendar or in my phone calendar, doesn’t always go so well if I don’t glance at both. Having this planner would allow me to keep all my appts/reminders in one spot and help me to simplify my days. Love that it includes grocery lists as well!! 🙂

  9. Be says:

    I’d love to finally get organized a bit more. Tried so many ways. So it seems there is some hope for me with this planner.

  10. Ruth Martin says:

    I love writing my lists on paper! This looks like an affordable and organized, yet also beautiful way of doing that.

  11. Vida says:

    I’m looking for a planner for 2018. I’ve been hearing a lot about this planner lately and would like to give it a try. 🙂 Each daily block looks a little small, but with the weekly goal section, it might just work. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  12. Rebecca says:

    I’ve been looking for a new planner and this one looks great! I love the design and I especially need help working toward my goals next year!

  13. Maggie says:

    There really is something about paper isn’t there? I love that this planner, is affordable, smaller, scripture based, and geared for a homemaker. I work full time, but a paper planner is what I use for everything at home.

  14. Carol says:

    There are some fine planners around, but having one that is driven by scripture and that helps keep your priorities in front of you makes this planner special.

  15. Lisa S. says:

    I’ve tried using a big planner because I love seeing everything without squinting, but I hate carrying around a big planner, which defeats the purpose. Maybe a smaller one like this would be more useful!

  16. Tiffany Martin says:

    I have been looking for a planner for sometime now that I would stick with and would be versatile in many areas of home making. This looks like it may be just that. Would love to be able to win it and see. Thank you for the giveaway!

  17. Vanessa says:

    The planner looks awesome! I have never been a planner person, but I’ve been trying to get into it recently. I have a terrible memory and sometimes even reminders on my phone don’t work. I’d love to be able to use this planner to give me some peace of mind with my crazy schedule lol

  18. Kim Knight says:

    I want to go back to a paper planner and this looks like a great one that will work for me! 🙂

  19. Stacey says:

    This planner looks fab! I am such a day by day person it would be so great to actually plan a few things out! The cover is beautiful also 🙂

  20. Jo Isom says:

    I have always been a paper person. I have tried my phone, but it is a hit or miss.To have everything in one place would be wonderful.

  21. Kirsten says:

    This planner looks awesome! I have always used paper planners. I just can’t get organized electronically! I, too, need to see it laid out, and I LOVE crossing things off my lists! 🙂

  22. Deb K says:

    I have tried electronic planners lately, but I think I need to go back to own and paper. This one looks awesome!

  23. Rochele says:

    I think this planner would be useful in my life as a busy mom who has just started thinking about my goals. I am also trying to remain mindful of where God has me and what his will is for my life. I feel like this planner has everything that I am looking for in a planner.

  24. Kaitlin says:

    As a homemaker and mother of 3, I am usually rather busy and I think this planner would help me stay on track and possibly see what’s eating up my time. Before I had kids I used a planner all the time for work and college, I’m sure it would be just as helpful now to use one ☺️

  25. Joy Ashwood says:

    I will definitely be giving a good look at this planner!

  26. Jenna Jenkins says:

    Always in search of that “perfect” planner to organize our life. 🙂 It looks so inviting!

  27. Angel says:

    I think this planner would help me to be more organized. The size seems perfect for keeping in my purse! : )

  28. Rachel says:

    I love this planner! I have used it other years and it is one of the easiest to use and was customizable to my needs. Love the cover of the 2018!

  29. Sara Brooks says:

    This planner would so useful to plan my days for homemaking and homeschooling!

  30. Anna Burns says:

    This planner looks beautiful and so useful! A good planner really is the homemaker’s best friend!

  31. Marcie says:

    I love the option to list yearly, monthly and weekly goals. And lemons are such a great theme!

  32. Fallon Thompson says:

    Love the lemons ! So cute. Especially as an orginization freak I love a beautiful planner!

  33. Sarah says:

    The layout looks great and the grocery lists look so useful!

  34. Laura Range says:

    My favorite part is the lemons! So fresh and homey! I think the grocery lists would be useful!

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