Simple Color-Coded schedule with BIC Atlantis® pens + a Giveaway!

Sep 7

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BIC®. All opinions are 100% mine.

As I get back into the swing of our school routine, I’ve hit a few organization obstacles. Mainly in the school schedule department. Lucky me, this school year I have 3 different drop-off times and 3 different pick-up times to coordinate…More importantly, to remember!

Not to mention everything else I’m juggling – The blog, daily errands/chores, home projects, and more.

My new home calendar is my go-to spot to keep track of it all. I set it up just a few weeks ago, but it was already beginning to look like a jumbled mess…

Even with the few supplies I had stowed away inside, it was still painful on my eyes to open that calendar each day…

When BIC® reached out to me to sample a few of their BIC Atlantis® pens, I jumped at the opportunity because I knew these colors would be great for an easy color-coded back-to-school schedule….

BIC Back-to-School

To create a simple, color-coded school / home schedule, I chose a pen color for each person. Then I created a key on a post-it note and stuck it inside my home management binder…Where I keep our daily schedule…

Then I added school times and other chores to the calendar for each person using their designated color…

I added a few personal appointments as well. Like that court date regarding my summer speeding ticket…ah-hem….

When the schedule was updated in color, I popped my pens into the zippered pouch…

Now they are always right there when I need them.

Another great use for these pens? Writing on school snack bags in the morning…

the boy’s new school has a “snack recess”. They need to bring snack in a bag separate from their lunch. we learned our lesson quickly within the first few days of school – If you pack snack in the lunchbag, they will eat their entire lunch at 10am. Only to be starving for the next 5 hours. We’re now packing a separate snack bag and I’m using the BIC Atlantis® pens to remind them to eat only this snack during snacktime. I can write them a little note too!

I’m currently setting up a mini-homework station in the kitchen (sharing soon!), so these pens fit perfectly on the counter where we can easily access them….

I love these pens so much that I grabbed a special package for one lucky reader! yes, me…I purchased them to share with you!….

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  1. Sarah K says:

    there is something so fun about new pens! even as a teacher now, i get excited about buying new school supplies particularly new pens

  2. Betsy Brock says:

    love the colored organization! And thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  3. Betsy Brock says:

    Oops…forgot to say I usually write with black!

  4. Sherri says:

    I love new pens, crayons, markers, anything school supply related. I want to buy more for me than for my daughter.

  5. muriel says:

    I use boring black now, but in college I used pink & purple for taking notes in class.

  6. justasiam says:

    I almost always go with black, but I really love the deep purple too!

  7. April H says:

    I love writing in purple.

  8. all the colors are wonderful, thank you for all your posts

  9. Clayton says:

    I love mixing up colors depending on my mood. When I was a teacher I would switch up my grading colors (not just red) all the time. 🙂

  10. Missy says:

    I love a blue or teal

  11. Jessica says:

    Depends on what/why I'm writing but I usually use black/blue. Since I'm a student, I turn a lot of work in to professors and some of them don't like bright ink so I just play it safe. 🙂

  12. Purple! (And black/blue sometimes). Love that there's a purple pen in the coloured pack.

  13. Katy says:

    I always use bright fun colors in my planner too! But my go to color for most things is black.

  14. MelissaG says:

    Use colored pens to coordinate chore schedule, kids weekly activity schedule, and kids weekly test schedule.

  15. Katherine H says:

    i am a sucker for cute stationary

  16. JessiAnn says:

    Blue at work… black for my checkbook register. LOVE the idea of fun colors for our families calendar on the fridge though!

  17. I use pens from all colors of the rainbow

  18. I use pens from all colors of the rainbow. Purple is my favorite.

  19. I like to use purple ink!

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  20. ZOE says:

    I love orange, cheerful color

  21. Kallie says:

    I love fun pens ~ especially pink!! I don't know that I have a favorite color to write with. It usually depends on the project!

  22. CatOLuck says:

    Purple is my favorite color ink to write with.

  23. Pat Frank says:

    Hi – My name is Pat and I have a pen problem! I love pens, pens and pens – and I am always searching for the best pen to use! It's funny how each year they seem to make a new type of pen also! This BIC looks like a fun pen to try out. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Pat F.
    Las Vegas

  24. Pat Frank says:

    I love pens and am always looking for the perfect one to use. This BIC looks like a fun one to try out! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Pat F.
    Las Vegas

  25. Rachel says:

    I like to write in blue 🙂

  26. Rainbow colored pens make my world fun…

  27. Ellen Ross says:

    i love writing with purple because its bold

  28. I love, love new pens! My favorite is blue.

  29. I also color code my schedule. My favorite color to use is purple.

  30. Amanda A says:

    I love to write with the bright blue Flair pens.

  31. Jane says:

    I like all colors of pens, but the pink pens would go perfectly with my pink planner!!

  32. Hayden says:

    I love to write with pink! Love new pens 🙂

  33. Julianne K says:

    I color code our calendar too! My favorite color to write with is probably orange.

  34. Crystal says:

    I love bright colored pens. I love writing with hot pink, turquoise, purple, green and orange. Love colors!!

  35. Kim says:

    I love to write in pink – it's my absolute favorite and makes me happy

  36. Carol D says:

    I can ALWAYS use more pens 🙂

  37. Jana says:

    I like simple, classic black pens the best. Guess I'm boring!

  38. Shawn Snow says:

    I love writing with all colors. I just love great, smooth writing pens. I, too, use a color-coded calendar bc of the same reasons (3 boys in 3 diff schools with diff drop-off/pick-up times). Since I am the only female in my home of 5, my color is PINK on the calendar so these would be perfect for me!! Thank you for this giveaway 🙂 🙂

  39. I multi-color (my fav is purple) however I have everyone on their own colors! 😉

  40. Kim Baca says:

    I love colored pens. I use them a lot at work. My favorite is turquoise blue. Also pink and purple. They just brighten up whatever you are writing.

  41. Andrea West says:

    I'm a sucker for colored pens…an easy way to add fun to your calendar!

  42. Staci says:

    I also color code our family's schedule and it's a huge lifesaver!!

  43. Staci says:

    I also love these pens! They're so smooth to write with. 🙂

  44. I love rainbow pens on a calendar! Currently my 2013 calendar is boring blue. But I have a brand new 2014 calendar just sitting here waiting to be rainbow-ized. 🙂

  45. I usually use boring blue, but love color coding my calendar 🙂

  46. Kim Baca says:

    I love colored pens. My favorite color is turquoise blue.

  47. Rita Strong says:

    I love using lots of different colors!

  48. I love using different colors! I use the same color coding system for our family and get a lot of use out of Blue for my husband, Green for my son, Orange for son's competitive soccer stuff, Purple for my daughter, Pink for me, Black for family and Red for work. It makes looking at the calendar so easy for me and fun to put together too!

  49. Susie2 says:

    I use a similar method in my work life. Great give-away. Thanks!

  50. MB Isaac says:

    pink or green would be my favorites

  51. bird2run says:

    I absolutely love a good colour coded organisation system! And I must admit to loving a good writing pen 🙂

  52. Corin Minor says:

    I love color coding my planner! It makes it so much easier to get my tasks done when each has their own color category! Not to mention it makes it pretty!

  53. kal says:

    I like using purple. Thanks!

  54. kal says:

    Purple is my favorite.

  55. I love PENS…and I love the these especially because they are PINK!!!!

  56. Amanda Barg says:

    Love your planner, looks great Sam!

  57. Andrea Kay says:

    My favorite color to write with is purple!!!

  58. I love the colorful pens!

  59. CatOLuck says:

    Will you be announcing a winner (on the Rafflecopter form) soon? Thank you!

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