Micro Traveler’s Notebook Setup

Welcome to another post here on the blog! Lately I find myself switching up my planners, I still use my Happy Planner for weekly planning, but for on the go and work I use a ring bound personal planner. My latest edition to my planner collection is a micro TN that is the perfect size to throw in my bag and jot down anything I need to.

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Traveler’s Notebook 411 

microI own a Webster’s Pages Color Crush Traveler’s Notebook in addition to 2 from Michaels that I scored for under $10 (some type of clearance/sale, of course). I wanted to add a smaller size to my collection and I found that ProPrintBookBindery on Etsy was having a sale a couple months ago for a Micro TN for $7.50 including shipping. Since I wanted to experiment with this TN, of course I had to buy it.

I bought it in a plain tan as I had no traveler’s notebook in this color. Unfortunately I ended up staining it when my PaperMate InkJoy gel pen exploded, but it has an extra character to it. There was a dark brown intricate floral print that I wanted, but it was sold out when I went to purchase. Overall, I’m happy with my purchase. For $7.50? You can’t beat that!

My Setup 

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This Micro TN came with an elastic band with two strings inside. Although it had no pockets, I decided to create some of my own by cutting up baseball trading card sheet protectors. They were the perfect size to create pockets on the inside and back cover of the traveler’s notebook. To adhere the pockets, I used my favorite double stick tape from Jo-Ann Fabrics. This leather is absolutely amazing and using double stick tape did not damage it at all. I decorated each pocket with a gorgeous yellow floral print and some of my PearTeaStickers that I laminated.

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The inserts that I used were notebooks that I cut down. On the two strings inside, I have four notebooks, although I could fit six. The notebook that I have in the very front is one from Michaels that I cut down. I don’t have any fancy tools so I used a combination of a paper trimmer and scissors. I didn’t measure anything out as I eyeballed the width and height of these inserts. Using a ruler would result in a cleaner finish.

All notebooks were covered in scrapbook paper or PearTeaStickers. I also added in vellum and more of the baseball trading card sheet protectors for additional pockets. I’m still working on some pockets and dashboards.

My favorite edition is the first notebook in this TN that I use as a calendar and keeping track of my football games (#SteelerNation). The calendar sticky note that I used is from Target and the dots that I use to label everything are from Dollar Tree. The key that I used is similar to the style of bullet journaling just more basic. On the back of each page is where I have the information that corresponds with the dates I marked off for that month.

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Personal Planner Setup

I have been a part of the planner community for two years now and I feel that as I am evolving as a person, my planner needs are as well. I love my Happy Planner due the flexibility and the discbound system. I like being able to have in as much or as little as I want at anytime and add to it as I please. In adding a new planner to my rotation, one thing that I needed was the flexibility to do just that, which is why I decided on a binder style planner.

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Memory Planning in My Happy Planner

I have a bin full of memories that I’ve accumulated over the years. Some I have from important events in my life such as prom, High School graduation, and my college graduation. I love to save cards, tickets, pictures, and other odds and ends. As I am purging my oversized memory box, my goal is to consolidate what I plan on keeping into one central location. I could create a scrapbook, but I wanted something more flexible which is why I decided to go with the Me & My Big Ideas BIG Happy Planner.

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Cheap Planning | Magazines

Welcome to another post here on the blog and a new edition in my latest series, Cheap Planning. I have shared my tips for those that are new to planning in my Planning for Beginners series from finding your planner style to building your stash, and organization. This mini series is using items you have on hand already whether you’re a beginner or a ‘seasoned’ planner. This first two editions featured sticky notes and washi tape. This edition is all about utilizing those magazines that you have stacked up before they hit the trash (well recycle). Whether you paid $1 for your planner or more, this Cheap Planning series works for ANY and EVERY planner.

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DIY Card For Any Occasion

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmas, aunts, god mothers, mother figures, etc. Today I celebrate my number one lady, my grandma. My mother passed away nearly 9 years ago, the day before my 17th birthday, my senior year of high school. My grandmother stepped in to the role of both mom and grandma which I can never  thank her enough for.  While I could buy her this and that, at 85 years old, what she enjoys most are heartfelt gifts. So what did I make? I decided to create an interactive card and the outcome, #AMAZING!

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Cheap Planning | Washi Tape

Cheers to another post here on the blog and another edition in my latest mini series, Cheap Planning. I have shared my tips for those that are new to planning in my Planning for Beginners series from finding your planner style to building your stash, and organization. This mini series is using items you have on hand already whether you’re a beginner or a ‘seasoned’ planner. This first edition features sticky notes. More to come in this series including using just a pen and magazine clippings. Whether you paid $1 for your planner or more, this Cheap Planning series works for ANY and EVERY planner.

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Cheap Planning | Sticky Notes

Cheers to another post here on the blog and a new mini series called, Cheap Planning. I have shared my tips for those that are new to planning in my Planning for Beginners series from finding your planner style to building your stash, and organization. This mini series is using items you have on hand already whether you’re a beginner or a ‘seasoned’ planner. This first edition features sticky notes. More to come in this series include using just a pen, magazine clippings, and washi tape. Whether you paid $1 for your planner or more, this Cheap Planning series works for ANY and EVERY planner.

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