Has this ever happened to you?
I see something on Pinterest or I read something in a Blog
And I think “wow I totally want to do that! That sounds so good”
The holidays are coming up, or someone’s birthday is in a few weeks…
Or when I see a recipe that I think I really want to do….
And then that time comes to use it and I either have already forgotten all about it
Or if by some miracle I do remember
I go to look for it on Pinterest and either can’t find it at all…
or I’m horribly distracted by 20 other things….
And in the end I either don’t have time to do it or realize that it’s too late
Or realize that this requires some specific item that I don’t have
So enter my new favorite trick:
This involves two different things: one you already know how to do and the other is an app that makes it all possible
The app is nothing complicated it’s called business calendar and it looks like this:
And it will sync with Google Calendar (which I use constantly)
Google Calendar though does not have this feature which makes my trick possible
Also I like business calendar better because it allows you to switch between calendars easier but that’s a different story
Okay so say that you see something that you like
It doesn’t have to be on Pinterest technically this could be anywhere on the internet
But Pinterest is probably a very good example to use
You see something you like and you think “hey I want to use that”
And when do you want to use it?
Let’s say that you decide to make this amazing recipe next Monday for a snack for the kids:
So all you have to do is highlight the portion that you want:
For example if it’s a recipe most sites have a feature to “print recipe” and it makes it a little easier to get just the text for the recipe (without ads or a million pictures)
So you highlight the part that you want to keep either instructions or even pictures, whatever it is
And now here’s the part that you are already know:
Right click or hold down and go to “share”
Now normally you’re used to sharing things to social media but in this case instead of sharing it to Facebook, you’re going to share it to business calendar:
Business calendar will then open up an event for you on your calendar:
And look! All the info you highlighted is already there! This is exactly how it comes up! I haven’t typed anything yet!
And now you have the option to set the date for this event and even the time because now this is something that you have scheduled on your calendar that you can also do everything you would normally do with an event on the calendar: set reminders, set alarms, whatever.
Like…. set an alarm to go get certain craft project products in order to do the project in the first place (that’s always my problem)
Or maybe set a reminder to buy a specific food product maybe that wouldn’t normally be on your shopping list so that you can make those special cupcakes you saw on Pinterest
Business calendar will also, if you highlight this portion, (which is usually at the bottom of a recipe for example) it will also put a link to the site that you got this information from so if you go to do a project or a recipe and want to go back to the original site all you have to do is click the link and there you go
This could be very useful in doing things like Advent calendars? Or birthday ideas? Or I like to do it with planning my menu when trying to use new recipes that I see on Pinterest
This way when it comes time to do it, there is information I need right there and I don’t have to search or get distracted or look around for it it’s right there when I need it all the information together
It’s the best trick ever.