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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Illustrated Faith Planner Haul

I’m back with another blog post. I’m very active on YouTube and Instagram, so if you can’t find me here – check out either of those platforms. Today’s post is a planner haul of Illustrated Faith items I found at Tuesday Morning.

Tuesday Morning is a store with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. You can find anything from furniture to home goods and my favorite – office/planner goodies.

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Faith Planner Bible Study

This is one of the most honest and open posts that I’ve ever created (video included). I wanted to share my journey in reading Rick Warrens, What on Earth Am I Here For: The Purpose Driven Life. I am almost finished and I honestly can’t wait to read it again. This post is how I study a chapter in the book (it’s broken into days) and an overview of my notes.

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How I Faith Plan

For the past 31 days I have been committed to reading the book by Rick Warren, What On Earth Am I Here For. When I first heard of this book it was during a Michael Phelps interview in 2016 about his road to recovery and journey back to the Olympic team. Ever since then I’ve been wanting to read it and I made it a priority at the top of his year.

Here we are at the end of the month and I have 11 more days of reading so I wanted to share my tactic in reading along with updates to my wellness planner.

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My Wellness Planner | Faith, Mental Health, Self Care

I have been sharing bits and pieces of my 2019 planner lineup all month long. I am pleased with system I have and place and each planner I’m using serves a specific purpose. My wellness planner, aside from my bullet journal, is the only other planner I use on a daily basis. Both my budget and business planner I’ll reference weekly. This post is all about how I set up my wellness planner and how I plan on using it.

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DIY War Binder

What exactly is  war binder? Well, it stems from the movie War Room (2015) and in that movie the main character would post. So in essence, a war binder is a portable war room that holds your reflections on scriptures, prayers, sermons, etc. You can really make it your won.

In this war binder series, I wanted to share different alternatives to a war binder aside from the traditional 3-ring binder or traveler’s notebook. These options are affordable with minimal design, but serve the same purpose without anything really fancy. The first option features a $1 photo album I purchased at Dollar Tree. I decided to look into affordable options as I saw people in the War Binder Facebook group looking for alternatives, especially based on location.

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