Share Your Spread #5

Sorry this post is a little late this week! But even though it’s Tuesday instead of Monday, it’s time to Share Your Spread!

Every week we ask our viewers to come and share their spread on our weekly link up, so others can be inspired by their creativity. I love coming back to see how everyone’s planning out their week, no matter what planner they use!


I love taking the time every week to sit out and plan (literally), what my entire week will look like. If I don’t have my week perfectly laid out and decorated, then I feel like I’m off and everything seems to crumble.I seem to get more done since it’s so fun to look inside my planner and check off those little boxes!

That being said, what does your planner look like this week? Did you go with a special theme? Finally getting to use that new awesome washi you found? We want to see! Make sure you use #PlannerSquad and #ShareYourSpreadLinkup when you share your spreads on instagram!


It’s Time To Share Your Spreads!

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Plan With Me – Plus Free Printable Stickers | MAMBI Happy Planner

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This post is from one of our lovely contributors, Stephanie Newman.  

I have become obsessed. Like seriously obsessed. Like so obsessed that I will use up all my paper,  printer ink and spending money for the month on my new hobby. Is it a hobby? It’s a hobby. Because I said so.

What are you talking about crazy woman? I’m talking about my Happy Planner and making it look super duper pretty.

 

Why I Love My Planner

When I first heard of decorating your planner with stickers and washi tape, I thought people were crazy wasting all their money on their planners and all it does is just take up space in your planner to write things down. But back in November I really wanted a new planner that worked for what I needed to use it for, which was basically planning my entire life. That included but was not limited it to: homeschooling, blog planning, personal life and meal planning.

That’s a lot of stuff. And I wanted the ability to carry this planner in my purse, and my current planner was just much too big for that. I tried the digital planning. While it works when you’re out and about and totally forget your planner at home, or you need to check with your husband’s calendar (because you know he ain’t going to carry a Happy Planner around with him), I forget things. I’m more of a visual person. I need to see things in front of me and I need a to-do list, otherwise things WILL NOT GET DONE.  And the best way to accomplish all these things is to use a planner and make it pretty. 🙂  Plus, I like scrapbooking but I don’t get to actually sit down and do that anymore and this is very similar to that only on a smaller scale.

 

Getting Started With Planners

So what you’re going to need to get started in this fun hobby, is a planner. I have a Happy Planner from Me and My Big Ideas, but you can use whatever planner you have :). What’s great about the Happy Planner, you can take the pages out so the rings don’t get in the way of your decorating.

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Then you’re going to want to grab your stickers. Here’s the things with the stickers…they’re everywhere! I mean all you have to do is search on pinterest and bam! You’ve got sticker layouts coming out of your ears. It gets addicting, watch out! Some are free printables and others you have to purchase through a shop like Etsy, but again, use what you want. If you’ve got stickers from Michael’s or Jo-Ann’s, use ’em.

Today I’ll be using this layout.

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I made it. Isn’t it purdy? I just printed it off on shipping label paper from Avery, but you can print the stickers off on regular printer paper or if you have printer friendly sticker paper, go ahead and use that.

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Once you’ve got that printed off, start cutting out the pieces you want to use. 🙂

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Here’s where you can add in some washi tape before you put down your other stickers.

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What I like to do at this point, before sticking them onto the pages, is to lay them out where I want them. Then when I think they look good, I snap a picture of it– so I remember where they go– and start sticking!

The week is finished. Now, I’ll take another picture before I start doodling all over it, so I can share with my friends in planner groups on Facebook.

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Then, put your pages back in your planner and you’re done! So much fun isn’t it?

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Now here’s the best part of me sharing all this information about how I plan, is that the sticker layout I used for this week, I’m sharing it with you, fo’ free!

You heard right, FREE!!!

Happy Planning peeps!

And hop on over to here to check out more fun things for your planner.

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Homeschool Planner Printable for Happy Planner (with Limited Time Free Printable!)

Raise your hand if your a homeschooling planner mama! (I’m waving my hands back and forth wildly over here). When I bought my first Happy Planner I thought to myself, how fantastic would it be if they made a homeschool planner just like this for us homeschooling moms? Someplace where we could keep track of not only our weekly lesson plans, but everything else we need to track. I’m talking stuff like our curriculum for the year, field trips, helpful websites, usernames and passwords, attendance, and so on.

Of course, nothing like that existed so I thought, I might as well make one! That being said, I introduce you to the ultimate homeschool planner printable!

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Homeschool Planner Printable for Happy Planner

This thing has it all! All you have to do is print it out, punch it with your Levenger or Arc hole punch, laminate your covers and tab dividers, and then add it all to your Happy Planner Extender Rings. Voila! Happy Planner sized homeschool planner!

Here are a few of the products that I use and recommend:

There are over 50 pages total to print in this printable that include:

  • daily and weekly dockets
  • weekly lesson plan
  • field trip tracker
  • web resources tracker
  • username and passwords tracker

… plus so much more!

To read more about this planner check out this post I wrote on my homeschooling blog. Or if you’re ready to buy, head over to my etsy shop (enter coupon code PLANNERSQUAD to save 10% off your entire order)!


Limited Time Free Printable

Want a copy that you can decorate yourself? Or maybe you’re not in the market for the full planner at this time? No worries! For a limited time I’m letting Planner Squad subscribers download this plain black and white weekly spread printable (both with and without subjects) for free! Hurry and get it now before it’s too late!

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Please come back and let me know what you think of it! I love to hear about how my products are helping others!

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Giveaway: Happy Planner Starter Pack

It’s giveaway time!!

Planner Squad is super thrilled to announce our first giveaway!
(cue the dance music and disco ball!)

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We have been having a blast setting up this site to have fun while uniting the planner community, one washi roll tape at a time.  Our planner love spreads (get it-pun intended!) far and wide-and we are ecstatic that you are joining us on this journey of plannerliciousness.

We love planners and we love planner lovers.  It is our mission (and we take it very seriously!) to bring together all planner lovers .  From basic/functional to glammiest of the glam, we want to hear all about your planner addiction.  Head over to Planner Squad Facebook group and follow along for even more planner chatty fun.

To thank you, our beloved Squadettes, we present-A GIVEAWAY!  (We’ll let that sit with you for a second or two as you gather your breath from all the happy dancing going down.)

Dear, sweet reader, this is only the first of many giveaways that we plan on hosting.  You can bet your finest sticker sheet that you will want to follow Planner Squad on all of our social media for updates on fabulous giveaways.

 

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One lucky entrant will win:

  • Happy Planner (“Every Day Is A Gift”) ~ 18 month planner with monthly and weekly calendar pages plus dividers
  • Create 365 Happy Planner “Get It Done” Sticker Sheets ~ 6 sheets with inspirational phrases on adorable stickers
  • Create 365 Happy Planner “Bright To Do” Sticker Sheets ~ 6 sheets of cuteness for special and every day use
  • 12 roll pack of Doodlebug Design Inc. Washi Tape ~ skinny washi with light polka dots

Happy Planner Giveaway

 

Who should enter? EVERYONE!  Even if you are already the proud owner of a Happy Planner, enter!  You can never have enough planners!  Or gift it to a friend-and have them jump on board the planning train!

 

Happy Planner Giveaway

 

Giveaway starts Saturday, January 30, 2016 and ends February 13, 2016.  Complete the form below for your chance to win this Happy Planner Starter Pack from Planner Squad!

**This giveaway is provided by Planner Squad.  Neither me & my Big Ideas nor Doodlebug Design, Inc. are associated with this giveaway in any way.  Winner must be an email subscriber to Planner Squad.



Thank you so much for entering Planner Squad’s Happy Planner Starter Pack!  Best of luck to you-and keep rockin’ your planner!

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How Planning Has Saved My Sanity

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Hey!  My name is Amy Milcic and I am a planner addict.  (Whew!  I said it!)

 I swore that I wouldn’t jump on the planner bandwagon.  I like to do things my own way with a unique twist.  I don’t follow trends and will swear to my dying day that Converse is the best brand of shoes out there.

When my friend, Jenn (a.k.a.Jenn-A), told me about how planners have helped transform her busy life, I became intrigued.  As a homeschool blogger and soccer mom to 5 boys, I have quite a few plates that I need to keep spinning at once.  (To get an idea of all the cray-cray in my life, head over to my blog, Busy Boys Brigade.)  I felt frazzled and overwhelmed with my growing to-do list.  I had to find out more-but was still resistant.

Where was my resistance coming from?  Well, like I said I tend to buck trends.  Also, to be honest, I didn’t want to throw down a chunk of money on something that I wasn’t sure that I would ever use or that would help.  

Jenn (and other friends on Periscope) encouraged me to check out different planners and sales.  Finally biting the bullet, I headed to my local Michael’s with a coupon.  I set a budget and told myself that I would go for it if I could find anything that I liked.  (Yeah, I get a good chuckle out of that now!)

I was told the Happy Planner from Me & My Big Ideas would rock my world. I was told that there were super cute variations and I would be hooked at first sight.  I was told that once I started, I’d never look back.

Planner friends, everything I was told was completely right!

I found a Happy Planner kit that was super affordable with my coupon.  I loved the cover and everything about it.  Plus, it was way under my self-prescribed budget.  It was a no-brainer and game changer.

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As soon as I got home and the boys were in bed, I spread my new planner goodies about my desk.  Instantly, I became immersed in setting up my Happy Planner.  I found myself smiling as I started my first spread. I had dabbled in scrapbooking back in the day, but this was just out of this world fun!

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One of my favorite Happy Planner Spreads, using craft paper and punch outs

And just like that, I was hooked.  Planners (yes, that’s plural.  When I love something, I’m all in!) have transformed my life just like they have Jenn’s.  How could I have been missing out all on this sweet goodness for so long?

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How Planning Has Saved My Sanity!

  1. family appointments
  2. meal planning (still a work in progress but at least it has started!)
  3. family reminders (birthdays, special events)
  4. homeschool happenings (I have a separate homeschool planner that I will share soon!)
  5. sports practices, games, & events (with 5 boys, we have a lot to manage)
  6. soccer coach reminders and schedules
  7. Church events and volunteer roles
  8. Blogs
  9. Periscope schedules and groups
  10. Creative outlet + Me Time

My head spins when I think about all that my family and I have going on in one week.  Prior to using planners, important (and not so important) tasks and commitments were frequently slipping through the cracks.  I knew that I could organize and manage it all but my index card to-do lists were not cutting it.

I can’t thank Jenn and my Periscope planner friends enough.  Planning has helped this busy mom regain her sanity-and carve out some precious me time that serves a purpose.

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My Arc planner with custom cover

 

I look forward to sharing how I use my planners (Happy, Carpe Diem, Arc, and Blog Planner) on-the-go (oh wait until you see my on-the-go planning bag!). I will also be sharing how planners have helped this sports mom tackle all of our schedules, games, and sports-related events.  Another area that I will be focusing on is using planners to coordinate and manage volunteer work.  

One of my biggest interests is planning on a budget.  Planning just rocks-but all the sweet goodness can quickly add up!  I will be sharing my planning on a budget tips and printables.  I also plan on creating some fun planner quotes and memes.

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If you are a busy mom and have a special way that you use your planners to rock your world, please share!   We moms need to share the love and help each other maintain our sanity while tackling mommydom!

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