Join Our Planner Squad Facebook Live Hop!


Join us for our very first Planner Squad Facebook Live Hop. Plus, learn about to do Facebook Live broadcasts.

Hey Squadettes!  Who is ready for some more planning fun on live social media?

Join Planner Squad on our very first Facebook Live Hop!  We are so excited to announce this extra special event.

Before we get to the nitty gritty, we will share more about Facebook Live and how a hop on this social media platform works.  It is truly a fantastic way to interact with other members of Facebook groups.

Planner Squad Facebook totally rocks!!  We love seeing your pictures of planning hauls.  We adore your posts about planner deals and great places to shop.  We read your questions and do our very best to answer (or find the information) to all your planner needs.

Now, we have the opportunity to do live broadcasts to our group-as a group!  Planner Squad will be scheduling dates and times with fun planning themes for members to sign up and share their planner love.  It will be similar to our Periscope hops-but directly to our Facebook group!  WooHoo!

How Does A Planner Squad Facebook Live Hop Work?

  1. Sign up for Planner Squad Facebook Live Hop-if interested in participating.  (Scroll down for form!)
  2. If not participating, skip to step 8.
  3. If participating, prepare according to our designated theme for your Facebook Live broadcast.  Create a bullet list of points to address if it helps guide your discussion.  Cards with information (and a bit of washi!) can be helpful to hold up and demonstrate your point or share a resource.
  4. Type title of broadcast in whatever word processing form you typically use.
  5. Copy & paste title of broadcast into new post to Planner Squad Facebook group when your turn. (These directions and picture are with an iPhone.)Follow these steps to start a Facebook Live to Planner Squad Facebook group.
  6. Tap “Live Video” when it is your turn to go live in hop.  You will get a 3 second warning and then you are live!
  7. Share your brilliant planner information with all Squadettes!
  8. Watch all Planner Squad Facebook Live Hop participants by looking for their notifications and cheer them on!

See how easy that is (I promise you-it is super simple!).  You got this.  Now, on to the nitty gritty!

Join us for our very first Planner Squad Facebook Live Hop. Plus, learn about to do Facebook Live broadcasts.

Planner Squad Facebook Live Hop for Friday, June 3

It is now time to R.S.V.P. to the first Planner Squad Facebook Live Hop!!

Who:  You!!  All Squadettes are invited to watch.  Only the first 4 to sign up will be added to list of participants.  (Sign up if interested-we often need substitiutes!)  Amy Milcic will be our host with Jenn Roberts as the rockin’ caboose.  You will not want to miss this!!!

When:  Friday, June 3 at 8pm ET

Where: Planner Squad Facebook group

Why: Because we all love planners!

How:  See steps above:)

What: SHOW US YOUR PLANNERS!  Each Facebook liver (um, that looks weird-let’s say participant) will have 10 minutes for introduction and to show us their (favorite) planners.  Ladies, we know how much we all love our planners but let’s not go over 10 minutes.  To quote our beloved Jenn, “Ain’t no body got time for that!”

Will YOU be one of the very first Planner Squad Facebook Live participants?  Let’s find out!  SIGN UP NOW FOR A WHOLE LOT OF PLANNER FUN!!

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Planners4Kids Review & Giveaway!

Planners4Kids creates custom planners for kids. Help your kids learn the benefits of planning-and enter to win giveaway!


I am so incredibly excited to share Planners4Kids and all that this amazing site has to offer!   You know that I am all about using and having fun with planners.  Now, I have found this rockin’ resource that brings the planner world to kids.

Through a social media connection, Tiffany (owner of Planners4Kids) and I started to chat.  I was intrigued by her site’s name and had to find out more.  I was so pleased when we formed a partnership to bring this review and giveaway for Planner Squad readers.

Tiffany creates customized planners for kids.  She recognizes the importance of being organized and wants to help kids learn this skill.  Planners4Kids makes it easy to teach kids how and why planning can be helpful and fun.

These planners are super cute!  I love how you have the choice of 3 different covers plus the option to upload a photo to really make the planner special for your kids.

Some more adorable features of these planners include:

  • coil binding
  • clear zipper pencil pouch attached to coil binding
  • sticker sheet of functional stickers
  • laminated covers
  • “How To Use Your Planner” to help you teach your kids
  • reinforced tabs for each month
  • jokes at the top of each month
  • 3 boxes on side of each monthly layout for notes, doodles, and extra fun
  • attached elastic band for closure

These planners are made with care.  I love the quality and sturdiness.  I have absolutely no concerns that my boys would damage these planners (and my boys are rough!).

Planners4Kids has a wonderful front section that you can use to help you teach kids all about planning. Also, a fun page for recording special all about me facts.


Here is my Smiley (7) with his customized Planners4Kids planner:

Planners4Kids creates custom planners to help kids learn all about planning.
Smiley with his customized Planners4Kids planner!

He absolutely adores his planner.  Smiley wanted a picture with himself and his brothers for his custom cover.  He is so excited to start planning.  In his words, “You know, now I have a way to organize my really busy life!  Like, when I need to play baseball and take care of my fish.”

Planners4Kids has a great monthly layout that is perfect for helping kids to learn all about planning.


Tiffany of Planners4Kids has generously offered to give one of our lucky readers one of these rockin’ planners!  Winner will have choice of cover and option to upload custom image.

Best of luck to all who enter!

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Color Crush Giveaway-A5 Planner Kit + More!

Color Crush Giveaway A5 Planner Kits + More!

Who is ready for another rockin’ Planner Squad giveaway!  Ladies, get those dancing shoes on because you are going to be doing a happy dance (or should we say Color Crush!)

Planner Squad is super excited to announce our latest giveaway.  We know that you love planners like we love planners.  We have heard your chatter over in our Facebook group about how much you are crushin’ on Color Crush.  (We admit-we also tend to blush when we look at a Crush!)

Disclaimer:  This giveaway for a Color Crush A5 Planner Kit + More is sponsored by Planner Squad.  This post also contains affiliate links which means if you decide to purchase through one of our affiliates that Planner Squad will receive a commission.  We use these funds to put back into Planner Squad to keep spreading the planner love!

Color Crush Giveaway Instagram Planner Kit + More!

Color Crush from Webster Pages has become one of my favorite planners.  I love the quality and style of these gorgeous planners.  I have a personal Color Crush planner in hot pink.  I love how easy it is to carry around.  I never worry that it will become damaged or fall apart.

I have a similar planner in A5 size.  My Carpe Diem A5 is also outstanding and I will be sharing a thorough comparison of both A5 planners in the very near Planner Squad future.

When I saw this stunning white Color Crush A5 Planner Kit on Blitsy, I knew that Planner Squad needed to have it as a giveaway.  These puppies were flying off the shelves and I was lucky enough to land one for Planner Squad.

To complete the giveaway, I had to throw in one of their pretty tassels and some fun stickers.

Color Crush Giveaway-A5 Planner Kit + More! Come & check out this gorgeous white planner.


Color Crush Giveaway-A5 Planner Kit  More!

One lucky Squadette will receive:

Color Crush Giveaway-A5 Planner Kit + More! 2 sets of inserts and dividers

The planner kit will have the winner set with plenty of inserts and dividers.  (I do want to point out that this kit runs from October 2015-December 2016.)

Color Crush Giveaway - A5 Planner Kit + More! tassel stickers enamel dots

I will be completely honest-I am going to have a very hard time letting this beauty go!  I have one of these on the top of my planner wishlist.  Enter to win and stay subscribed to Planner Squad.  We have many more giveaways like this coming soon!

Color Crush Giveaway - A5 Planner Kit + More! white front

Best of luck to all entrants!  Keep on rockin’ your planners!


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Planner Squad Weekly Challenge #4

Planner Squad Weekly Challenge #4

Who is ready for another PLANNER SQUAD WEEKLY CHALLENGE!  Get your planners ready & let the planner fun begin!

We loved seeing your PASTEL spreads and planner ideas last week.

Remember:  to enter the challenge and have a chance to win each week, you must add your link here!

Last week’s winner was Squadette Peony Joy!  Congrats & enjoy your new Pretty Lil’ Pocket Dori!  We can’t wait to hear how you love it.

We know how you love to play in your planners and share your fabulous creativity with all.  We gush to each other over your amazing spreads, stickers, and stamps.  We delight in your dashboards and designs.

And, like you, we love to win planner yummies.

Our goal for this Planner Squad Weekly Challenge is simple-provide a place for you to find inspiration and motivation.  To find new ideas and share your own.  To have a spot where others get your passion for planning-and where your hard work can be appreciated.

No worries if you are a planner newbie!  These weekly challenges are created to give everyone a chance.

The link that gets the most clicks will win.  Link ups do not have to be just planner spreads-GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR PLANNER SQUAD WEEKLY CHALLENGE!

Our challenges are open to all ages, levels, abilities, and skill.  Whether you are a glam or functional planner, you will have find Planner Squad Weekly Challenges to be doable and enjoyable.

Planner Squad Weekly Challenge #4 Instagram


Planner Squad Weekly Challenges-Rules & Tips

Either Jenn or I (Amy) will scope (that’s a live social broadcast on Periscope in case you haven’t joined the fun yet!) about our new challenge.  During these scopes, we will discuss the new challenge, as well as showcase entries from the previous week.

After the scope, we will make our Weekly Challenge + Link-Up post go live.  At that point, you will have the opportunity to upload your image(s) to Instagram, tag @plannersquad, and add to that week’s link-up.

Let’s make this a bit easier-here’s a list:

  1. Watch scope about #plannersquadchallenge. (optional but you’ll get to see one of our lovely faces and get more details!)
  2. Learn about Planner Squad Weekly Challenge during scope and/or on site.
  3. Create your spreads, clips, stickers, dashboards-whatever you want that relates to planners and our challenge.
  4. Take pictures of your creations and upload to Instagram.
  5. Tag @plannersquad and use #plannersquadchallenge.
  6. Add your Instagram link to our link-up.
  7. How to Share Your Instagram link:
    1. Post a picture of your challenge to your Instagram account. (Don’t forget to use #plannersquad and #plannersquadchallenge!)
    2. Click on the timestamp of your Instagram post
    3. Copy the URL address in the address bar
    4. Paste the URL you copied into the inlinkz “Link” section  (If you have more questions just comment below and we can help!)
  8. You can enter more than once!!
  9. Click around and get some great ideas from other Squadettes.
  10. The link with the most clicks will be our winner.

It is really as simple as that!  What a fun way to share your creative planning and enter to win prizes!


Planner Squad Weekly Challenge #4 Floral


We are keeping with our Spring themes and want to see what you have to share with FLORAL!

Don’t you just love all the pretty FLORAL themes in planner world?  How do you use FLORAL planners and accessories?

Please note-you are not limited to only planner spreads (although we love to see those too!).  Maybe you make clips and have some that you must share?  Are you working that green dashboard this month?  What about washi-or stickers-or other embellishments?

We can not wait to see what you to have to share with us from your planner goodies stash that is all about FLORAL.

This week’s winner will receive:

Planner Squad Giveaway 4


Swoon!  Look at these gorgeous planner stickers from Rose Colored Daze, Etsy shop owned by one of our very own Squadettes.  To our lucky winner with the most clicks on our link-up this week, Lauren will send her Pink Flamingo Kit of 6 sheets of planner stickers!  Enough planner goodness for a full week plus one sheet of decorative stickers.

Make sure to head over to Rose Colored Daze to check out all of Lauren’s planner goodies and show her Etsy shop some love!



Are you an Etsy shop or other business who would like to partner with us for these challenges?  Your shop will be showcased during our scope and in that weekly post.  Contact us at to discuss.

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Planner Sticker Cutting Hack – Gyro Cut Review

We don’t know about you but we do not like cutting out planner stickers.  We equate cutting out free planner stickers that we print out to getting a tooth pulled or water torture.  It takes us forever to cut the stickers out and then we spend three times as long peeling the sticker off.  (Are we the only planner girls with this struggle?)

Don’t get us wrong- We LOVE free printable planner stickers!  The gracious ladies who design such gorgeous planners stickers and offer them for free from their sites are like angels.  We have to watch our planning budgets and these ladies save us so much money!

gyro cut review

We just do not like the time that goes into cutting and peeling off printable stickers!  Sure, we could invest in a Cricut, Silhouette, or the like but unfortunately we don’t have the money to spend on that kind of thing right now.  (But, hey, if you have an extra laying around, we wouldn’t turn it down!)

We found ourselves not printing out as many adorable free printable stickers because we just don’t have the time to deal.  Then, we were introduced to the Gyro Cut.

*Disclaimer – We received this product free in exchange for our honest review. The opinions of Amy and Jenn are 100% authentic, as we do not believe in promoting a product we do not believe in. This post contains affiliate links as well. By using affiliate links such as these, it helps support Planner Squad so that we can cover our out of pocket expenses and continue to bring you awesome content and reviews such as this. Thank you to Gyro Cut for the opportunity to review this product!

planner squad gyro cut tool blades

Ladies, our planning world has been rocked once more!

Gyro Cut is an amazing craft tool that cuts thin materials like paper, vinyl, tissue paper, and foil.  It is hand-help with a 360° rotating blade. Our klutzy selves appreciate the fact that it will not cut human skin with normal use.

After some practice with Gyro Cut, we have come to love our free printable planner stickers once more!

planner squad gyro cut stickers 2

Why We Love Gyro Cut As An Affordable Planner Sticker Cutting Tool

The #1 reason that Gyro Cut rocks is that it has tremendously decreased our time for cutting out stickers.  We heart our Happy Planners and adore them even more with planner stickers like boxes and sweet extras.  We do find, however, that it takes longer to decorate and that is not good for these busy homeschooling and blogging mamas.

planner squad gyro cut stickers

Gyro Cut was a bit tricky to master-at first and has a bit of a learning curve. It takes some time to adjust to the feel of using it. Using too much pressure will cut all the way through the paper, but not enough pressure means you will hardly cut through at all.

It also seems to work easier if you have a more steady hand. At first, we weren’t really sure how we felt about it, but with some practice, we both finally got the hang of it! And, boy, Gyro Cut is fun to use!

The best part of the Gyro Cut is that its much easier on your bank account with its very affordable price.

Tips for Using the Gyro Cut

  • Use a cutting mat or the like (Amy uses a cork board square she had in her craft stash)
  • Leave part of the white edge around your stickers for a cleaner look
  • Practice on older stickers or regular paper to get the hang of it before using on your good stuff

gyro cut planner squad stickers

Would we recommend the Gyro Cut to our readers? Absolutely! It’s such an affordable alternative to sticker cutting, and takes much less storage space.

Do you have this awesome tool? If so comment below and let us know what you think of it. If you have a planner or paper crafting friend who might be interested in learning more about Gyro Cut, share this post with them!

Happy PlannerJenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

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