life_time.mine by Dot Mine

How do you plan your time? No, I’m not asking you how do you plan it, as in where to go, but do you use a planner? Do you try to remember it in your mind? Do you write it on a dry erase board in your house? Well I recently received a life_time.mine planner from Dot Mine that I love.

I have professed before my addiction to planners. I found another one to serve another purpose in my life, and I love it. The planner has 1 week per 2 pages, and it goes from September 2010 to January 2012.

Many of you know my husband is unemployed, but right now some attornies are calling him to do appearances. Since he’s a stay at home dad  for our 2 year old, has to pick up our 5 year old at 12:45 PM and 6.5 year old at 3 PM my parents have been filling in so that he can take these jobs. We can’t afford help yet so they’ve been doing triple duty. My dad is TERRIBLE at remembering things and we have to remind him constantly about when he is on duty, since he does the care 75% of the time, because my mom works part time as a docent at a museum.

I decided to use the Dot Mine to be our baby-sitting calendar for my parents. We leave it by the phone in the kitchen of their house and when we call we say “get the calendar” first, and then we tell them times and what we need help with. Luckily R knows in advance so when he goes to pick up A from their house he can also go in the calendar and write what’s going on.

This is going to help my parents tremendously. They are going to be able to look at each week and see where we need help.

Bonuses of this great calendar:

  • It has a page marker so the current week is very easily found.
  • It has a huge pocket in the back. This is great because if my parents have to take any of the kids to their doctor appointments we can leave money in there for co-pays and parking.
  • Each 2 pages has a column for “work” and “life”. These are great for notes to my parents about stuff they may need to know for that week about R’s schedule.
  • The front has a place for all of the important phone numbers for the kids just in case.

I highly recommend this slim beautifully bound Dot Mine calendar if you are looking for a simple sleek design planner.

Would you like to have one of these beautiful planners? No problem Dot Mine has graciously offered to give a Fashionably Organized reader a planner of their choice (not sold at Barnes and Noble).

To enter tell me how you would use the planner in the comments below.

Rules of Engagement: The giveaway is open until March 4th 3 PM EST to US Residents only. The winner will be chosen at random, and will have 48 hours to respond once notified before a new winner is chosen.

Here are some ways to get extra entries, but make sure to post separate comments for each one you do:

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This review was made possible by MomSpark Media.  I was given the planner for this review.  The above review is my own opinion swayed only by my inner Fashionista.  Thank you to Dot Mine for their generous giveaway to one Fashionably Organized reader.

About Fashionista

Candice Kahn has written 808 post in this blog.

Candice is a mom of 3 in Los Angeles, CA, and the Owner/Editor-in-Chief of Fashionably Organized. Her obsession with researching products to get the right price, has made her the go-to shopping guru for her friends. Here she writes about fashion, beauty and shares her love for home decor and DIY. In 2012 she began CB Media Solutions her company that offers brands and clients professional virtual assistance and social media consulting.




  1. I like dot mine on FB

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  5. Ed Nemmers says:

    I would use this to organize/plan/schedule family events.

  6. I would use the planner to organize my school and work lives.

  7. I’m starting medical school this summer so I will use it to stay organized


  8. FB fan of dotmine (Erin Greenup)


  9. Melanie says:

    Im looking for a job and planning a wedding.
    I need to schedule lots of appts, and need this bad.

  10. I need one for managing my life and juggling two kids for doctors appointments, playdates, etc.

  11. like dotmine on FB as Rita Coleman-Morales

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  17. Notes, lists, appointments etc

  18. Diana Bradford Hatch says:

    Would use the planner to arrange family time!

  19. Diana Bradford Hatch says:

    I like Dotmine group on FB

  20. Diana Bradford Hatch says:

    I like Fashionably Organized on FB

  21. Diana Bradford Hatch says:

    I follow dotmine group on Twitter

  22. Diana Bradford Hatch says:

    I follow Fashionably Organized on Twitter

  23. Melissa B. says:

    I’m going back to college, so this planner would help me keep up with my assignments as well as my kids’ afterschool activities.

  24. I have four kids, so I would use this to keep track of everyone’s schedules.

  25. It’d help keep my schedule and my husband’s straight so we know how to plan for child care!

  26. Jessica King says:

    I would use it to organize and plan out my days
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  27. Jessica King says:

    Joined the Dot Mines Group on FB
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  28. Jessica King says:

    Liked FO on Facebook
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  29. Jessica King says:

    Following Dot Mine on Twitter as @JessicaSvitak

  30. Jessica King says:

    Following you on Twitter as @JessicaSvitak
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  31. Jessica King says:

    Subscribed via Google Reader
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  33. Veronica Garrett says:

    I would use it to keep track of all my appointments. With my job and my daughter’s school appointments I need to keep track of everything.

  34. susan smoaks says:

    i would use the planner to keep track of what i have to do for work and at home!

  35. I would use this to help keep track of appointments and when my husband will be out of town during the day. I carpool and it is helpful to know when I might need to drive to work or pickup our son from day care.

  36. susan smoaks says:

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  37. Ashley K says:

    I am a Nanny to tw0 young boys and a mom of two myself! So I would use this to help organize my daily activity!
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  38. Ashley K says:

    I Like Dot Mine Group‘s Facebook Page
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  40. Ashley K says:

    I Follow Dot Mine @timemine on Twitter
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  41. Ashley K says:

    I Follow Fashionably Organized @FashOrganized on Twitter
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  43. Ashley K says:
  44. I will use this planner to plan my appointments, write down meal planning with a grocery list, add my hubby’s appointments, and so on.

  45. I Like Dot Mine group on FB as Susan Clarke T.

  46. I Like Fashionably Organized on FB as Susan Clarke T.

  47. Allison Greene says:
  48. I’d love to use it to organize both my family’s appointments and the tasks I need to do for my blog. I’m a horribly disorganized person and need all the help I can get!! Thanks.

  49. Allison Greene says:
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