March Planner Recap

Hello planner lovers! For those that are new to the planner world and my blog, hello to you too. This post is all about my March layouts. In the past I have done a plan with me every week, but planning for me does not need to be filmed all the time. That takes away from the therapy it provides for me. Be sure to click all the links highlighted!

March Monthly

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This is the first month that I switched up how I laid everything out. Instead of marking each bill that I had with an individual sticker, I used the neon labels from Target’s Up & Up brand. I cut them in half and made a page flags to mark my bills for the month. In the sidebar I kept my chiropractor appointments plus any events for the month. I loved marking off the boxes for the next month with washi. This layout is one I plan to use in future months for sure. Links to stickers below:

March 1st – 6th | Sweet Treat Theme 

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I received a freeble donut sticker sheet in my order from StickyEssentials and I knew that I  wanted to incorporate into a spread. While I wanted to solely do a donut theme I decided to mix in some other sweet treat stickers I had. This was the first week that I did a top 3 for the day opposed to a checklist with 5-6 stars/hearts/boxes. In the sidebar I put my homework assignments for the week plus habit trackers to keep track of my social media activity. This layout definitely set the tone for the future spreads. Links to stickers below:

March 7th-13th | Calling all the Monsters

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This spread featured monster stickers I purchased from AC Moore. I love their $1 sticker sheets. Again I stuck to the mini checklist and I added some thin washi to fill some spaces. The larger monster stickers definitely helped to fill up boxes. Even though I prefer “white space” over “no white space,” I don’t like a completely empty box. Decorative stickers are great to fill spaces like that. I had a week off from class so while the habit tracker was still there, I created a list of blog posts I wanted to get done. I really need to check things off. I slack off on that on the weekends. Links to stickers below:

March 14th-20th | St. Patrick’s Day Theme

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This was one of the spreads I filmed a video for this month since I used a kit from StickyEssentials. I really just wanted to stick to the stickers in the kit. The full boxes I used in the middle and layered stickers on top. Since the boxes were made for the Erin Condren life planner, I used half boxes to fill the box. I added one of the blank headers to mark Palm Sunday and I really love that to mark holidays/special occasions in the weekly spread without taking up a lot of space. I didn’t have any habit trackers on hand so I created one with a blank header and a page flag. Links to stickers below:

March 21st-27th | Easter Theme

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I used a the Easter Blessing kit from JuJuAllOver for this spread and it’s a bit busy for me. For the paint stickers, I cut down the backing because they were 3D. It’s to be noted that these stickers are not repositionable. Know where you want to put them before putting them down. Hydrate stickers just aren’t my thing. I used them because they were a part of the kit. Stickers used below:

March 28th-31st | Wrestling Theme 

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I’m a wrestling fan and there’s no denying that. I wanted to create a spread for Wrestlemania week with Wrestlemania being this past Sunday, April 3rd. I used wrestling stickers I had purchased from the Dollar Tree. I had to get creative since the roster had changed and the stickers were pretty dated. I stuck to what I had been doing with the mini checklist on top, TV shows in the middle, and blog posts and extras on the bottom. The sidebar had my homework list and my social media tracker that I created with stickers I had on hand. Links to stickers below:

Welp, that’s it for this month. Stay tuned for more plandemonium plus more!

March Favorites

HAPPY APRIL FOOLS! I managed to make it through the entire day without any jokes on me. Cheers to that. I wanted to share my March favorites which isn’t that much PLUS what I would’ve like to accomplish this month. 

EDITING 

I came across Canva at the top of the year and it is definitely an essential for me in creating thumbnails for my posts. In addition to Canva, I’m a huge fan of Polyvore and I like to combine the two. No sense in hiding what you use. If it works, share it. Everyone has their own creativity within. USE IT!

TV

I’m still obsessed with NCIS and I’ve actually started watching the show over on Netflix. I plan to buy the entire series before the year is over. Preferably around Black Friday when the price drops to $10 a season. Anywho, I’m sad that Michael Weatherly (Dinozzo) will be leaving at the end of the season which is next month. Speaking of people leaving shows, I had no idea that Shemar Moore (Morgan) from Criminal Minds was leaving. The ending of that episode was just so sad. 

MUSIC 

Just like I shared in January and February, I’ve been compiling a list I’ve been compiling a list of music favorites for the year. I’ve actually been listening to the Coldplay’s ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’ plus Taylor Swifts ‘New Romantics’ on rotation, but new to the list include:

  • Desiigner – ‘Panda’
  • Justin Bieber – ‘Company’
  • Kent Jones – ‘Don’t Mind’ 
  • Rachel Platten – ‘Fight Song’

Aside from what I’ve enjoyed this month, there’s a lot I would have liked to accomplish. 

  • More job searches.
  • Starting a new book.
  • Daily devotions!
  • More videos. I’m tired of the repetitious planner vids.
  • Better eating habits PLUS daily workouts.
  • Better money management. 

I think it’s essential in taking note of what you would have liked to accomplish in a month to start you up for the upcoming month. I know that I would like a new job by June as well as losing weight and getting in shape for a fall lung cancer run. Taking action with these steps and really focusing on what I want to accomplish is a great start to the month. I’ll be able to prioritize better for sure.

Cheers to a productive April and be sure to check out my playlist below!