I’m back again with another planner post. I’ve been getting into it more and I think I’m getting the hang of this planning thing, lol. It’s still taking time to getting used to looking at a schedule every morning but in the long run this will be the best way to get everything up and running and on track to a much less scatter brained week.
I’m always looking out for new stickers, lists, planners, etc to make this even more fun and something I look forward to rather than just another task to get done. I try and plan out my month rather than week by week even though some things do come up that have to be added to the plan but it’s easier to get done when you have a schedule already in place to begin with. I’ve also started our drop zone and making a schedule for the kids as well so school nights and mornings run a lot smoother.
I found this adorable planner from The Happy Planner at Walmart. This one is only sold in Walmart stores so I linked more designs below as well. I love that it’s smaller so it takes up less space in my purse. My larger Blue Sky Planner can stay on my desk at home for easy access now. I love the fact that this planner has little positive and uplifting messages on every month and throughout the planner as well. It also has a little reference page for every month where you can write your goals, birthdays for the month, any important info and a currently section where you write down things you’re currently loving, planning, eating, dreaming, etc. the binder rings aren’t traditional rings which I love. Helps keep pages in place and you can add pages as well if you want.
For the month of August since this is my first month really getting into planning it’s a little less exciting and decorated than others planners right now but I think the more I plan the better the months will get. I love that I can go back and reference each months goals and currently section to see what’s changed, what’s been achieved and what I need to work on more.
PLANNER: Positive Mind Planner (Walmart Store Exclusive) | MORE PLANNER OPTIONS: Assorted Styles | STICKERS: 1829 Value Pack Stickers – Planner Basics™ | PENS: Paper Mate Candy Pop Flair Medium Felt Tip Pens 16/Pkg-Assorted | PENS: Pen + Gear Fine Point Marker 20CT Assorted Color | PLANNER POST: Previous Planner Post | TUMBLER: Mom Life Must Have
What planners are you loving right now? Have you tried these Happy Planners? Let me know in the comments below.
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I’m really excited about taking planning more serious this year. I’ve toyed with the idea for awhile and kind planned things written out in a planner here and there last year. But this year I’m on a journey to be more organized, structured and just have my weeks go a lot smoother. With planning it’s a great way to lay out your full month in a visually pleasing way to make it look more exciting and less overwhelming in my opinion. It also helps to see where you’re wasting time or not utilizing time you thought you didn’t have. I usually will just put everything in my iPhone calendar and keep on with my day but I soon realized I may need another way to jot down important events and just all around weekly plans when I would check my calendar and plans, events and appointments were missing that I knew for a fact I put down.
So in the spirit of Back to School I decided that I would get down to planning and make this school year run so much smoother. Especially since all 3 of my little nuggets will be in school this year. I needed a way to plan out everything from school activities, after school activities, pick ups, drop offs, and all the in-between without the fear of things possibly disappearing from my calendar. Below I have added everything I’ve been using to start my planning journey. Blogging about it will also be a way to hold me accountable to making sure I’m keeping up with everything and sticking to planning in general.
P L A N N E R AND S T I C K E R – D E T A I L S
PLANNER: Mine is the Sophie 8.5×11 | STICKER PACK 1: 1557 Pieces Collection | STICKER PACK 2: 1607 Pieces Collection | STICKER PACK 3: 1829 Pieces Collection | FINE POINT MARKERS: PEN + GEAR | FELT TIP PENS: Limited Edition Candy Pop Flair | STICKER SHEET 1: PEN + GEAR | STICKER SHEET 2: PEN + GEAR | MORE STICKER OPTIONS: PEN + GEAR | WASHI TAPE: PEN + GEAR | MORE STICKER PACK OPTIONS: THE HAPPY PLANNER | DESK: LINNMON/ALEX COMBO
Everything planner related I’ve purchased so far is from Walmart. They’re really starting to get into the planning spirit with back to school coming up as well with all types of options for planners with different size and style options. THE HAPPY PLANNER is really awesome with their planner options as well as their adorable stickers. I currently have 3 of their large book sticker sheets and another smaller 80 piece sticker collection. I also have PEN + GEAR sticker packs as well. MICHAELS is another great place to find The Happy Planner sticker packs also. I have been holding out on going in there so I’m not just buying all the stickers, lol. My planner is by BLUE SKY PLANNERS and I love it. It’s slim so and it fits perfectly in my bag without taking up space. You have a monthly layout page and then a section for everyday of that month so you’re able to write out anything you can’t fit in the square boxes for the monthly layout page.
So I think that about wraps it up for my first post of all things planning. I think I’m really going to love this new series on planning.
Do you plan things out? Do you stick to adding to calendar on your phone or do you prefer to lay things out in writing as well? Let’s discuss, I’d love to hear the ways you stay organized in the comments.
Always Remember You’re Beautiful!
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