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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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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2016 Planner Addict Holiday Gift Guide

Hello, my name is Lakia, and I am a planner addict. If you’re new to the blog you may not know that, but if you’re a frequent reader you can see that planning is what I do. It’s therapeutic for me. Yes, I find peace and happiness in putting down stickers. Hey, everyone has their ‘thing.’ Aside from that, I find myself getting a lot more done when I brain dump everything that I’m thinking on to paper.

If you interested in planning and don’t know where to start, check out my Planning for Beginners series.

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Planning for 2017: Happy Planner

I am no stranger to the Happy Planner. The Happy Planner is what got me into the planner craze to begin with. As a brand evolves, of course their product evolves as well. The Happy Planner line has done just that. From deluxe to hardcover covers, 3 sizes of planners, box kits, and let’s not forget, tickers galore.

My Planning for 2017 series would not be complete without a Happy Planner review. I did a review of the seasonal box kit, but then the ‘This Is Your Year’ neutral planner was released and I’m in love! I got it on Black Friday when it was $10. Awesome score.

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Planning for 2017: Personal-Planner Vs. Purple Trail

Welcome to another edition of my Planning for 2017 series. In this edition I’ll be sharing a battle of the brands with Personal-Planner vs. Purple Trail. I reviewed each planner separately so be sure to check out the series here.

Disclaimer: Both planners were sent to me for review for this series. All opinions are my own.

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Dollar Tree | Michaels | Five Below HAUL

Hey everybody and HAPPY FRIDAY! I hope you all have had an amazing week. I wanted to share some items that I’ve accumulated from Dollar Tree, Michaels, Five Below, and Target. A lot of random nick knacks, but a lot will be featured in upcoming posts for DIYs. So excited to share these items with you all, plus a couple new reads.

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How I Use My Erin Condren Notebook

I fell into the planner craze back in May, but I never purchased the highly publicized Erin Condren life planner. I could never see myself purchasing a planner for $50 so instead I purchased the classic sticker book. The more I got into planning, the more interested I became in the Erin Condren brand. Still couldn’t spend the $50 so instead I purchased the ‘Keep It Simple Notebook.’ Check out my unboxing HERE.

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At first I didn’t want to use it because it was so pretty. I went with a floral cover and as a Happy Planner use I could instantly see and feel the difference in cover quality. I knew I wanted to have a brain dump notebook. No, it didn’t have to run me $22, but for something I wanted to try out, I made the purchase. The only thing I regret was not buying the deluxe for $35 as it came with a pouch and stickers in the back.

The planner has lined and blank pages. For the blank pages I use them as a pinterest type board. Anything I have crafty to do with the kids at my job (check out my project pre-K series HERE) or a design for a room in my house will go there. I like the open space to doodle and draw, etc.

As for the regular pages, I have lists on lists on lists.  From blog prep to Youtube video idea, holiday party prep, and wish lists. I have about two pages that have a list of Etsy stickers I want along with a list of my favorite YouTubers. There’s a lot of pages dedicated to my current blog roll of blogging daily in December. I’ve also been using a lot of my Erin Condren stickers from the classic sticker book to section off parts of the page. I’m trying to make use of all the space I have.

The latest edition I’ve added to my EC notebook is a calendar. I’ll be using the calendar to brainstorm blog posts. For the month of December I wrote them in with pen, but for future months I will write them in with pencil. Behind the calendar I write down all the blog post ideas I have for the month and take it from there. Once an idea is published I check it off the list. As for where I purchased the calendar, I got it from the dollar tree. The paper is thin, but it does the job. Still cheaper than me buying the deluxe EC notebook with the calendar for $50.

Lastly, when it comes to writing utensils I was using Sharpie pens until my black one happened break. Since then I just use regular pens along with my Sharpie Fine Points even though they bleed through. Not horrible, but still a bleed through. Click HERE to check out all variations of the Erin Condren notebooks.

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