Hi my name is Lakia and I use more than one planner. Do I need to use more than one planner? Of course not. Why not consolidate everything into one location. Well, maybe next year I will. I went through 2015 and 2016 with one planner and I and a notebook for all of my blog ideas. In this post I’ll be sharing I now have three planners that I use on a regular.
As always be sure to click the highlighted links throughout this post for related posts and links to purchase items/similar styles featured.
I purchased the ‘Good Things Are Going to Happen’ Happy Planner when it was released back in May. I then purchased the ‘Every Day is a Gift ‘ edition for my friend as a graduation gift shortly after. There were two key differences that I noted between my planner and hers. One was that the Morning/Day/Afternoon were straight across similar to the style of the Erin Condren. In my edition, Morning/Day/Afternoon was written in script, on an angle, just across Monday. The second key difference was that her dividers were designed to fit the holiday of that month. So July would have red/white/blue and December screamed Christmas. Mine on the other hand were bland and boring.
I did purchase the extension pack which I used for May and June since the planner did not begin until July 2015. Despite that I never changed my dividers. I never thought to decorate them until October. October had this blank design and I decided to use scrapbook paper to decorate it along with Darice sticker books. I then did the same for November which I filmed a video for.
I decided to decorate because the design that came with the planner just didn’t match the vibe I was going for in my monthly layouts. It was really simple to do by sizing the scrapbook paper and adding the stickers. I purchased a monthly sticker set from Hobby Lobby and I wasn’t using it in my Monthly layout so it was great to use in the divider. Also it was nice to have the month on the divider and not just the tab which is one thing I love over the ‘Every Day is a Gift’ edition versus the one I purchased. Here’s what I came up with:
Overall I really like how it turned out. I may go back and add to October, but for me it works. I haven’t decided if I want to go back and do the dividers for all the months. I can’t wait to design December. Yes, I’ll be doing a video for that as well. Below are links to items used, my revamp video, and my Happy Planner Review video. Enjoy!
I’ve been anxiously awaiting the arrival of my MAMBI (Me & My Big Ideas) “Happy Planner” over the past week. I finally have it and I’ve decided to review it and give my take on whether it’s worth the purchase or not. Let’s get into the basics:
6-Month Extension Pack & Home Planner: $9.95
Planner Stickers: $4.99
Interchangeable Covers: $4.99
Standard Shipping: $7.95
I purchased the “Good Things Are Going to Happen” planner along with the 6-month extension pack. The planner begins in July of this year and ends in December of 2016. Compared to the Erin Condren Life Planner which is $50, I got 2 years worth of planning, including shipping, for a little over $40. I was torn between purchasing this planner opposed to the Erin Condren, but what sold me was the disc bound system. The Erin Condren has a coil binding and with the MAMBI planner I can take what I do not want to use.
I created a video that shows more in depth of how I use the planner, but I am pleased so far. I also discuss the pros and cons of the planner, from my perspective, so be sure to check the video below. If you are looking for a smaller planner, then no, this planner is not for you. If you have commitment issues to planner, then this planner isn’t for you either. I will say that although the planner is huge there’s not much I don’t like about it. The question is, will I really be using this until December of next year? Also there’s been issues from other reviews I’ve seen that there was trouble turning the pages. I haven’t had any trouble even flipping chunks of the planner back and forth.
Here’s what I’ve decided to keep in my planner. It’s nice to have stickers with the planner that I do not have to fish out. No the post-it pocket does not add any additional bulk to the planner. Items were purchased from either Target or Dollar tree. I purchased the post-it pocket from Staples. Click HERE to purchase.
For more information on Me & My Big Ideas, click HERE.I created a video that shows more in depth of how I use the planner, but I am pleased so far. I also discuss the pros and cons of the planner, from my perspective, so be sure to check the video below:
Note: Be sure to click the links in bold to find items I’ve mentioned and links to related posts.