Repurpose a Happy Planner | DIY Planner

Often times we accumulate things and before we know it, time goes on and we never used it. For my planner addicts out there, I know this is an issue. There are so many planners, sizes, brands, accessories, etc. that you want a little bit of everything. This post is all about taking the first step to taking that extra planner you have lying around and put it to use. I repurposed a mini Happy Planner as my faith planner. Let’s get right to it!

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The Basics

The planner I’m using is a 12-month, 2019 dated mini Happy Planner. I set it up with just the first 6 months and began using it on a month by month basis. It wasn’t working for me that way, which is why I decided to transform the pages to work for me.

What I Added

This planner came with gold discs which was one of the first things I replaced. I swapped them for Arc discs from staples. I will note that with larger discs, it can be more difficult to turn the pages, but I manage. I also added adhesive pockets to the front and back covers, dividers, and tabs.

The tabs are what I used to divide the planner into chunks versus months. For the books that I read, I use the months as a section for notes. I break the reading into chapters into each of the day sections. It’s working out well. While the horizontal space may not seem like much, it’s perfect to write in highlights from the reading and then add additional notes on other notes pages I added in between each of the weeks.

To cover up the tabs and the dates I used labels and washi tape. The labels I used to cover the months are removable if I ever change my mind, plus they were a quick fix with what I had n my stash. The washi tape, what better way to use it than now instead of letting it dry up.

Planner Tip: A quick and easy solution to any planner mishap whether it’s writing or something you don’t want on the page, break out your washi tape. You don’t need white out for everything, plus you get add a decorative touch.

Lastly, I added in a few of the Happy Planner Page Protectors. I used it to create a DIY Bible Study Guide. I took the material from one of my readings and created a study page of what stood out to me the most.

Planner Tip: Use the page protectors to highlight important topics in your reading or bible verses to help with memorization. Also with the bible versus, you can put a topic it the verse it relates to (i.e. Anxiety) and put the verse on the back.

Monthly Pages

Although I’m not using this planner for day to day, I still didn’t want the monthly pages to go to waste. I was first using it to track my readings, yeah that wasn’t going to work. Instead, I used it as a scripture chart. I found various topics via Horacio Printing with a related scripture. Topics included: Anxiety, Failure, Depression, and more.

Planner Tip: When faith planning, you can reuse the monthly a variety of ways. As noted, there are topics with plenty of related scriptures; create a scripture chart. You can also use it as a gratitude log or a bible study chart.

Weekly Pages

I noted above that I would be using the weekly pages for notes from my readings. Simply use the space as a highlight for that particular chapter. Add notes pages if additional space is needed.

I then thought, how else could these pages be used? I was inspired by the Happy Planner Faith Warrior notes pages and I made a replica. One of the sheets had the SOAP bible study method which is as follows:

  • Study: As you read, write out the verses that stood out to you.
  • Observation: What stood out to you from this verse? How would you reexplain it in your own words?
  • Application: What does it mean to you? How would you apply it to your life right now?
  • Prayer: Ask God to help you understand the reading of his word.

I covered the dates with my favorite Avery labels, wrote the title of each section, and done. That simple, that easy.

Planner Tip: As you’re studying and reading, print out whatever stands out to you and hole punch/tape it right into your planner.

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DIY Happy Planner Bible Study Guide

I’m excited to share another faith planner post. This time, it’s a DIY bible study guide. I’ve been sharing quite a bit of my wellness planner throughout the year thus far, but it’s really just a faith planner. Well, that’s all that is in it at the moment. I’ve finished reading What On Earth Am I Here For: The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and I have much more to share on the book. Stay tuned for more content surrounding the text.

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Materials Used

In creating this bible study guide, I went with the page protectors that go along with the mini faith Happy Planner I’m using. These pages are pretty much like baseball card holders with different sizes to fill with what you want. Many people use these pages for memory keeping, I decided to use it. The package comes with 12 for just $4.99 which I think is a great price point for all you receive.

In addition to the page protectors, I used scrapbook paper. I had some on hand that was faith themed paper pad I scored on clearance from Hobby Lobby.

Bible Study Guide

I went through what I had read and there were many sections that stood out to me. This book in particular was broken into 42 days and that is how I studied the book. Certain passages stood out to me more than others. For the sections that stood out to me I simply put the topic on the front and on the back, the notes from the page. This way when I flip back and forth between the two I’ll be able to memorize the brief information.

In choosing the placement, I wasn’t too picky with it. I just went with what I knew would fit on the slots within the page protector. The book was broken into 5 purposes (categories) and this study guide was from one of the purposes. As I create a few more in correlation with this text, I could create one for each of the purposes that summarizes it. The other option is to choose days that stood out to me (as I did above) and continue to study that way.

Additional Options

This is also great to do with sermon notes and scripture memorization. With sermon notes you can break it down by the scriptures, topic of sermon, song related to topic, and personal reflection.

Scripture memorization goes beyond just the standard of writing the scripture on the front and the verse on the back. You can break the scripture down into your own words and study that way. Of course, if you’re looking for a verbatim option, the latter will suffice.

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Quick & Easy Valentine DIY | Gift Tags and Planner Clips

Okay, I know I’m not the only one that waits until the last minute when it comes to whipping projects together. It’s like after Christmas, January goes by in a blur and then BOOM it’s February. You don’t have much time to really enjoy all the balloons and chocolate since it lands smack in the middle of the month.

Still, I thought I’d share the projects I put together. One is for my Valentine tree (yes I’m keeping it festive), but you could use as a gift tag, and the other is a DIY planner clip.

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Dashboards for Any Planner

Cheers to the weekend and another post on the blog. I am no stranger to sharing my planner obsession. I am a strong believer in writing things down and most importantly, getting them done. I use stickers, colorful pens, etc. to draw attention to certain moments of a day. Of course, that’s not needed. I will say that the more decorative my planner is the more I use it. This post is all about making inexpensive dashboards for your planner with materials you may already have.

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Multiple Planner Set Up

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.

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Planning for 2017: May Designs + (Giveaway-Closed)

Welcome to another post here on the blog and another installment in my Planning for 2017 series. In this post I’ll be sharing my review of the May Designs notebooks plus tips on what to do with them. Check out my entire Planning for 2017 series here. As for the giveaway, you’ll have to get reading to see where it lands. (Giveaway is U.S. ONLY)

Disclaimer: These notebooks were sent to me for review for the purpose of this series +giveaway. All opinions are my own.

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