My 2019 Planner Lineup

I love pen and paper, I grew up handwriting everything. There’s just something about writing with a pen on paper, unless you also grew up handwriting everything, I think you’ll understand what I’m saying. It took me a while to figure out what planners worked for me. I tried cramming everything into one planner but that didn’t last to long and things became cramped and messy. I have also tried to break everything thing down but i don’t like the idea of having separate planners all over.

Anyways my planner line up is very simple for 2019. I will have 6 planners total. But 3 will be all on 1 set of discs. I am trying what the planner community is calling, transformer planner. So I will have my main planner, journal and a moon journal all together on a set of discs, I will keep 3 months at time for each planner in this new system. So every three months I will replace the months out. Where as my social media and on the go planner are by themselves with the whole 12 months. Then we have my memory planner.

I feel this fixes my problem of wanting different planners for different areas but not so many planners, if that makes sense. Otherwise i have planners everywhere and I don’t like that, it makes me feel unorganized and everywhere. I also put the transformer planner on extender rings because of its chunkiness, even through I had such a hard time deciding between the black, white or clear blue discs that the planners came with originally . At first I did decide on the white that came with the Enjoy all things planner, but the plastic discs tend to break and the pages don’t move as smoothly when it gets chunky.

Main Squeeze

Enjoy All the Things Horizontal Classic is my main planner with everything in it, bills, to do lists, food shopping, meal planning, doctor appointments, budgeting, work, etc. It is also a themed planner, which I just love. This one is is adorable alone with out any stickers but I love decorating this planner. I have so much fun with it.

Journal

Modern Chic Horizontal Classic is more or less my place to write down thoughts. I also write down things might have happened that day, affirmations or quotes from books I’m reading. I try to write in it everyday, even if it is something small. This was the first horizontal planner I bought and I have not looked back. I love horizontal planning. I decorate with a few stickers but just enough for a little something since it is a pretty minimal and neutral layout.

Moon Journal

Agate Vertical Classic is used for my tarot readings and anything Woo Woo. This is my only vertical planner and it works out for the type of cards I pull daily. I pull a tarot card, oracle card and an affirmation card for each day, there are three boxes for each day. So this works great for this. I don’t normally decorate this one at all since I like to keep this one simple.

On the go

Keep Bright and Beautiful Mini will be on the go planner, just something that I can throw in my bag if I need to. I will mainly keep this one in my bag or purse. Sometime I decorate it and sometimes I don’t. Most of the time I add a few check lists and a quote or two. Thats normally it with this planner since its mainly for quickly writing down something.

Social Media

 Miss Maker Mini is what I use for my social media planner. I keep track of Bloggingbeesrt, my twitter and blog posts. I feel it is the the perfect size for what I need it for, just enough white space and its horizontal. I find I can plan out better this way. I also don’t decorate this one to much since I like to keep this one simple and clean.

Memory Keeping

Life is an amazing adventure is for Memory Keeping. I tried it in October and hoping to pick it back up again for 2019.

So that it. That’s my line up for 2019. It’s simple enough and seems to be working well for the last few months of testing it out before the new year. I am really excited to see how the transformer method works for me. I would love to see what planner lineup you have.

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Memory Planning Hual

A while back  I made a few trips to Joann’s and bought some new sticker books and  a memory planner.  The memory planner was something I have been wrestling around with the idea of buying for a bit now. They were having a sale and there was a coupon that you could combine together.  So I felt it was worth the money since I only paid about $12-14 for the memory planner, normally $34-$40. I am happy that I finally went and bought it.

I find it fun and like the idea to write down memories of events that happened that day, week or month. The memory planner is undated which is nice, if i happen to forget to write in it for a month or so, because of life, I can pick right back up were I left off. I also like the idea of having a template already done and all you have to do is fill in the blank spaces, compared to scrapbooking. Which I have tried but felt so lost and over whelmed by it.

 

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Social Media Planner

For the last year my Social Media Planner has been very helpful with planning out blog posts, Etsy, Twitter- personal account and RT Accounts and Facebook. I have really enjoyed my Marble Happy Planner but sadly once June is over I will be starting in a new planner. I am so excited to start in my new planner, I will most likely have a blog post up when that time comes.

I could not pass up this cover, I love it. The colors and the saying is one of my favorites. This cover is awesome, it snaps, has pockets and a pen loop.

Blog

In my planner I have a list of blog topics that I  would like to write about. This helps me brain storm on ideas and I can keep track of what topics  I have blogged about or ones I would like to. Once I move into my new planner I may rewrite this list out and get rid of ideas or add new ones.

At the beginning of  every month I write down the topics that I think or will like to write about for that month. I might not get through the whole list, it might only be 4-8 topics for that month but it gives me an idea if I feel stuck or not sure what to write about. Or I can bounce back and forth between blog posts if I feel stuck as I write.

In the first two rows I write out what I need to do for blog post I’m working on for that week. Here I took pictures before I planned out the week. Once I move into the new planner I am thinking of changing the layout of how I do my weekly’s and even thinking of combining my social media and my wellness planner since I feel like I have too much space in both planners. I have the next six months or so to decide if I am going to do this, since my wellness planner goes until December.

Etsy, Twitter & Facebook

In the last box I make reminders to schedule thread topics for my Twitter RT account and Facebook Groups. This is also how I keep track what days are what threads and also to set up my scheduled blog tweets. I will note when upcoming  relistings are due for my esty or any projects that I am working on.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my social media planner.

Happy Planner Haul

Back in January Michael’s was having their 60% off sale on planners and accessories during the New Year and I might have gone a little over board. I have been adding items, that I have been wanting on a wish list all year. I don’t think I paid more than $12 for any of the items that I bought. Really, I’m just trying to make my self and bank account feel better. But, it was a really good sale. The paper puncher alone is normally $30 and I got it basically for $12. What a deal, it was well worth the wait.

So here are the items I bought.

Pen Case

Storage Case

Paper Punch

Stackable Icon Stamps

Mini Elastic Bands

Happy planner haul

Happy planner haul

Mini Items

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Productivity

Seasonal

Planner Basics

Choose Happy

Mini  Elastic Bands

Mini  Pocket Sheets

Mini  Daily Filler Paper

 

Classic Items

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Happy planner haul

Boho Deep Tones Planner

Fitness

Quotes

Color Way

Watercolor

I absolutely love the Boho planner. I use it for my wellness/tarot planner. The colors and designs are just beautiful. I hope they make one like it next year, becuase I would buy it.


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3 Planners For 2018 and Why

Yes three planners for one person. I started out with just one but then found that I had to many things to put in one planner. Blog/social media, health, life-home & work, tarot and more. So instead of trying to cram it all into one I decided to break it down. I have one for social media, blog and my etsy shop.  One that is for life- home and work. And the third is my tarot, health and wellness.

3 Planners For 2018 and Why

Blog

I am using my Modern Marble 2017-2018  Happy Planner for my blog and social media.  I am really loving having a social media/blog planner. I already have January planned out for my blog. I am hoping to a least write/publish three times a week other wise I’m trying for everyday. But we shall see, if I don’t get to it everyday, I at least have topics and ideas to write about.

Life

I plan to use my undated Live Loud Mini Happy Planner as my on the go planner. Its small enough where I can fit it in my purse and not have the size of the medium Happy Planner. I use it for home, work, appointments, chores, meal planning and so on.

Wellness

The third planner I am using is the medium 2018 Boho Vibes Happy Planner. This one is for daily tarot and affirmations, witchy stuff, health and overall wellness.  I think this one is my favorite so far, for design. It’s just so fitting for what I plan to use it for.  In a way it will be used as journal, like a faith journal. Which Happy Planner does have a faith planner but isnt really for me.

I find this is easier to break everything done and not have it so cluttered. Plus I don’t want to be carrying my wellness or blog planner around when it is personal. If one is to leave the house it will be my mini.

I would love to see how you setup your planner or planners.


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Just a little decluttering 

Sometimes we buy that item that we think will wear but ends up being pushed to the back of the closest and never worn or at time rediscovered. That hasn't happened to me lately. Lately I've been going through my closest, what it seems every two or three months. Not sure why but I get this bug to go through everything. Also whenever I get something new I will look through my clothes and find something that I either haven't worn or don't like anymore to replace whatever it is that is new. This seems to help quite a bit as well.

Some of my summer tops I can wear all year round, I just layer them under something else. I also try to buy tops that are versatile for all year long.  If I haven't worn them in like six months, depending on the season I give them away. Luckily I don't have that many shoes, I try to rotate my shoes so that they all get equal wear during their season. I do the same with jackets. But lately I have acquired quite a few of them. Really, how many light jackets do I need? It's a struggle, I have light rain jacket that is perfect for all seasons but winter. So that one stays even though I may not wear it all the time but it is a essential.

So some items I do keep if they are essential pieces even if they don't get worn all the time. Only because it would be silly to get rid of a item if it was out of season. Plus I make sure they are well taken care of, for the next season

so I don't have to spend more money on the same items. I still have a pair of UGG's from two or three winters ago and they still look good and keep my feet warm and dry. I also have another pair so that not all of the wear and tear is on the one pair. I take the bus a lot and the salt for the icy Midwest roads can be hard on boots and shoes. Plus if a pair is wet or develops a hole in one, I have a second pair. I had a hole appear in a pair one year and it sucked. So it is a good idea to have a second pair as a back up. Again Midwest winters. I also have a second winter jacket because of this reason.

So it's not bad to have doubles of certain items. I try not to have way more then I need at the same time. It all about finding that balance. For some it might be really easy and for others not so much. It's something that I am still working on, it can be hard to pass up a deal or when you see something really cute. I have some tips on decluttering your clothes, that help me. Hopefully they will help you too.

Tips:

Pull everything out. I mean everything out.

Be truthful. Are you really going to wear this?

Can you think of more then one outfit to go with it?

Why I am I keeping this.

Does it fit?

Why is this still in here?

Is there a reason for keeping this?

Do I like it?

Will I wear this and where?