Happy Friday!  Brrr… another cold snap has taken over and I for one am so ready for temps above 40. While I’m wishing for spring along with most everybody I know at this point, I’m thankful for January and all the “new” stuff it brings. 

Like calendars and planners. 


I love calendars. No, scratch that, I love functional calendars. Not those little purse thingies with their little bitty squares that I need two of per activity. Nope I like extra room for my leftie scrawl. So when Shoplet.com asked me if I’d like to review a desk calendar and weekly business planner for House of Dolittle, I happily agreed.  I received the products shown above free of charge to share my opinions, which are 100% my own and may differ from yours.

About House of Dolittle:

House of Dolittle has been helping people be more productive during their daily activities since 1919. They happily make all their products in the U.S.A. in Chicago, IL. All products are made with 100% post –consumer paper and soy inks.  My kind of company!


This desk top calendar reminds me of my many years (pre-kids) working outside the home in various secretarial and administrative positions.  I had to have one on my desk.  I wrote on it constantly. Not just important dates and key points of conversations, but reminders of what I needed to do and all the audibles tossed at me during the day from fellow office employees. 

For at home use, this beauty resides on our family desktop. We all sit there and work and get frustrated when there is no paper to write on (usually because somebody carted off the notepad placed there). Now everybody can write all they want and have a visual reminder of what they wanted to remember instead of just telling me. 


It’s all mine and is strictly for business. I have a lot to keep track of daily with my husband’s business, my blog and my Avon business. Way too much to put in my family planner. The weekly planner has lots of room for me to write on each day, an at a glance week view that I use often and it even offers an expense report ledger on the bottom of each page making it so much easier for me to keep track of the his, mine, ours business spending we do.  It will also serve as a reminder of expenditures we need to remember come tax time. Ugh, taxes! Another thing to "like" about January! *wink*

I’m very pleased with these products, they are easy to use and are helping me stay on task. It's not to late to buy yourself some new office supplies like these or the many other products available at Shoplet.com

As always, I hope you found this review helpful. Please share with me in comments, what type of planner or calendar system do you use to stay organized? 

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."