Thursday, October 20, 2016

Planner Life

Yesterday I got my new planner, stickers, and extra notepad/graph paper. Oh I can't even convey how excited I am to start using it all. I LOVE new planners. I never stick with one for a whole year and that is okay. Sometimes a planner might just be for a phase. I'm in a very hectic time of my life right now so I think a new planner is just what I need to get myself organized and excited about planning future events.

I purchased the "me & my BIG ideas Create 365 The Happy Planner, Hello Life". It runs from July 2016-December 2017.  I got it from Amazon for $26.99. It is beautiful and I already love several features. I also purchased the "Important Sticky Notes" by Create 365. I love that they have mini to do list stickers so you can write a few things on them.

I also went ahead and purchased a package of note and graph paper that I can add to my planner. In the package it was half note pad paper and half graph paper. I knew I would want extra paper to write down ideas, bucket lists, wishlists, and such. I've already started a page of Christmas gifts to buy.

Here is a look at what I bought.

Monthly view
I like the big boxes and the notes section on the side

Big Picture
At the start of each month there is a page to write down what is currently going on in your life (I love this), birthdays, monthly goals, and important dates

Added notepad pages
I bought these added pages and they slipped right in. I love that it has a place for the date on each page so if you wanted to write a journal this would be perfect. 

Weekly view
I like that it isn't broken down by hour because my day isn't broken down into hours. I like that each day has three big boxes to write down important information. I actually think the boxes are big enough to write out the important stuff in the top box, my work to do list in the middle box and use the last box to write my home to do list. 

There are other accessories that go with these planners and I hope to get some of those for Christmas. One of my favorites is that you can get a carrying case for your planner. I for sure want that and may not be able to hold out for Christmas. I want to be able to carry it with me to most places without having to carry it in my purse where things have been known to get ruined by spills or lipstick tops that come off. 

How do you stay organized on paper? 


  1. Oooh I have a Happy Planner too and I LOVE it. I got one that was a kit - it had blank months to start whenever you want and came with post its, some stickers and magnetic page markers. I bought all the sticker kits because I am a SUCKER and I love them haha. Also instead of getting a carrying case I bought a planner band to keep it all together - its basically a glorified piece of fancy elastic to put around the planner.

    (I totally geeked out when I saw this was your post - LOVE MY PLANNER!)

  2. Nothing makes me happier than a brand new planner!! Love this one :)

  3. Oh I love that you can get accessories to fit with your planner. My planner love runs deep.

  4. I love planner posts. I enjoy seeing how people organize themselves.


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