ABCs of Planning: A Fun List For Planner Girls

 

ABCs of planning is a fun list of planning terms and lingo that planner girls love. Are your favorite planner terms included in our list? Check it out & leave your own for a fun Planner Girl Dictionary!

 

Who is ready for some planning fun?  Join us for ABCs of Planning! 

We thought it would be fun to compile a list of favorite words and lingo used by planner girls.  Planner Squad loves to chat about all things planners and we have been putting together a list of planner terms.

Are your favorite planning words in our alphabetical list?

What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of planning and each letter?

Jot down your ABCs of Planning and compare to our list.  Make sure to comment at the end with your results!

Oh, and bonus points if you can think of more words for the letters “Q”, “X”, and “Z” to add to our ABCs of Planning!

 

ABCs of planning

 

is for Planner ADDICT.  The planning world is a beautiful place that is hard to leave. So much glitter and colors!

 

 

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B:  is for Bullet Journal.  Do you love to bujo?  This functional form of planning can on a whole new look when a bit of stickers and washi tape are mixed in, don’t ya think?

 

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C:  is for Charms.  Planner charms are so pretty and great ways to customize your planners.  Make sure to stop by the Planner Squad Shoppe August 1 to get exclusive Squadette planner charms!

 

 

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D:  is for Dashboards.  We are often asked, “What are dashboards and how are they used?”.  Planner Squad will be sharing more details about this planning accessory soon.  Until then, dashboards are basically dividers with special reminders like notes or inspirational quotes.

 

 

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E:  is for Embellishments.  Add a little (or a lot!) of pretty to your planners with accessories like tassels, pompoms, and bands.

 

 

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F:  is for Functional.  Planning is not only a creative outlet but also a fantastic way to stay on top of your game!  Many planner girls use their planners in a functional fashion with to-do lists, contacts, and other daily reminders.

 

 

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G:  is for Gel Pens.  A great gel pen is a true treasure!  My favorite erasable gel pen is Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Pens.  What is your favorite?

 

 

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H:  is for Hand Lettering.  These beautiful techniques add a special touch to your planners.

 

 

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I:  is for Inserts.  Printable or purchased inserts are fabulous ways to extend your planning fun while making them more effective for use.

 

 

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J:  is for Junk Journal.  

 

 

 

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K:  is for Kit Stickers.  Finding the right set of planner kit stickers can send a planner girl to the moon!  Perfect for putting together a gorgeous spread!

 

 

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L:  is for Layout.  Vertical or horizontal?  Monthly and weekly.

 

 

 

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M:   is for Mystery Boxes.  Who doesn’t love a surprise-especially when it is planner related?  You can find fantastic mystery boxes to triple your planner happiness.

 

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N:  is for Notebooks.  These individual units can be used alone or combined in traveler’s notebooks and more.

 

 

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O:  is for Organization.  Let’s face it-using planners can help us be more organized.  Plus, it is super fun finding ways to organize all our planner goodies!

 

 

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P: is for Pens.  Having the right pen for a special planner can make all the difference!  What is your absolute favorite planner pen to use?

 

 

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Q: is for Quirky.  Your planners reflect you!  Enjoy the creative process of decorating and using your planners.  Each one is special and unique-just like you!

 

 

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R: is for RAK (random act of kindness).  Sometimes, very generous planner girls will offer an assortment of planner goodies from their personal stash.  For whatever reason they choose to do so, this thoughtfulness is such a blessing!

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

S:  is for Stickers.  There are so many adorable planner stickers out there!  I love the variety and how our selection may reflect our mood, personality, or special event.

 

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T:  is for Traveler’s Notebook.  One of our favorite types of planners are traveler’s notebooks.  Brilliant way to organize a variety of schedules, topics, and reminders!

 

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U: is for Unicorn.  These planners are those special, hard-to-find rarities on every planner girl’s wishlist.   When you have been on the hunt for your unicorn planner and find it, it will feel like you have found the Holy Grail and all 7 Wonders of the World!

 

 

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V:  is for Variety.  The planning world has a plethora of styles, approaches, and accessories.  Your very own planners my demonstrate your eclectic tastes.  It is the spice of life, right?

 

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W: is for Washi Tape.  Washi makes the world go ’round!  Washi tape comes in so many colors, themes, textures, and sizes.  Definitely #1 on my planning list!

 

 

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X:  is for Xyron.  This little gadget makes it easy to create your own stickers and more!

 

 

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Y:  is for DIY.  One of my favorite aspects of planning is making my own planner goodies.  Materials like cardstock, markers, and washi tape can make this DIY girl happy for days!

 

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Z:  is for Zippered Pouch.  I love using zippered pouches for carrying pens, pencils, stickers, and more. Great for planning on the go and just staying organized!

What words would you add to our ABCs of Planning?  

Leave your answers in the comments below.  Let’s see how many different planner words we can come up with together!

Also, if you are not sure what some of these terms are or would like more information, leave a comment.  Planner Squad would love to share more about those planning topics very soon!

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Planner Squad Swap – Sign Up for June 2016!

Do you like to get planner related goodies in your mail box? If so, the Planner Squad Swap is for you! Each month our Squadettes like to participate in a monthly swap that brings the happiness of planner related goodies straight to your mailbox! Want to know how you can participate in the next swap? Keep reading for more information!

Planner Squad Swap June Sign Up

 

How does the Planner Squad Swap work?

Basically, you fill out the form at the bottom of this page to send an email to our Swap leader (the infamous Sarita!) and she will pair you with your swap buddy. Then you and your swap buddy will each shop for and/or create planner related goodies to be packaged up and shipped to your partner! Swap partners are paired together – so whoever you are sending to, will be sending something to you in return.

Who can participate in the swaps?

Our swaps are only open to our awesome Squadettes (US ONLY!!). Want to be a Squadette too? Come join us in our awesome facebook group! [Yes – we will check if you are a member or not! If you’re not, then your email will go to the virtual trash can and you will not be allowed to participate. So make sure you join our fb group!]

What is the monthly limit we should spend on our swap partner?

The limit is $15 max. That may or may not including shipping, that is up to you. You are more than welcome to spend more on your swap partner if you would like, however that does not guarantee you will get the same amount in return. You must spend a MINIMUM of $15 on your swap partner (again, that can include shipping if you would like).

When is the deadline to sign up?

The swap signup deadline for the June 2016 swap is May 31st.

Okay, I signed up! When will I be assigned a swap partner?

Emails are generally sent out with your swap partners information around the 1st of every month. Check the facebook group for updates from Sarita. If you did not get an email, check your spam folder. If you still can’t find your email, contact Sarita to let her know.

Is there a shipping deadline?

Yes. All swap packages MUST be shipped by June 15th. That gives everyone about two weeks to shop for their partner and put together a package, which is plenty of time. If for some reason you cannot get to the post office in time to ship your partners package, you MUST let Sarita and your swap partner know.

Other things you should know as a Swap Participant

As soon as you get your swap partner, reach out to them either through email or fb contact! Communication is key! If you have not heard from your partner within a few days let us know. Anyone who does not keep in contact will be removed from the swap!

If you flake out on your partner and do not send a swap gift – you will be forever banned from the Planner Squad facebook group and no longer be allowed to participate in future swaps. Also, since partners are paired in groups of two – your swapper will know who their flaky swap partner was, which could ultimately end up in a bad reputation for yourself.

If you sign up – follow through. Zero tolerance for flaky swappers!

Also, do not wait to receive a package before sending yours. That’s not how it works! If everyone waited to receive a package before sending one in return – no one would ever get any packages! If you sign up – follow through!

If you still are unsure of what’s expected of you, watch this video in the group.


**Disclaimer: Planner Squad and Facebook is not responsible for any wrong doings that may happen during a swap. When you sign up – keep in mind that you are taking a risk. We have no way to force anyone to send packages. That means, if someone doesn’t follow through on their end of the deal – you may not end up with a package that month. While that really stinks and we try to avoid that as much as possible, we’re ultimately not responsible if you do not get a gift in return. By signing up you are telling us that you understand there is a possibility that you may not receive anything in return. If you do not receive a package by the end of the month – contact Sarita immediately to report it.


The June 2016 Swap is CLOSED!

Click here to sign up for the July Swap!

Jenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

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Free Kawaii Functional Cleaning Stickers for Your Planners

Cleaning. Its the bane of any mother’s existence. Really, just ask any mom you come across!

There’s nothing worse than staring at a pile (or 4) of dirty clean laundry that needs to be washed folded and put away. And don’t even get me started on the constantly growing pile of dirty dishes in the sink!

Check out these FREE functional Kawaii cleaning stickers for your planners!  Adorable reminders to help you tackle those tasks that you just don't want to do.

Free Kawaii Functional Cleaning Stickers

What if I told you that there is one way to make the mundane process of house cleaning and chores a little bit more enjoyable? Guess what, there is!

All you need to do is download these FREE Kawaii functional cleaning stickers created by Nathalie Hölterhoff, one of our awesome Squadettes!

We’re so excited to have these super cute free printables that Nathalie made just for us in the Planner Squad pink color! Seriously – how cute are these?! 

You can download Nathalie’s FREE Kawaii functional cleaning stickers by clicking on the image below!

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Click here to download these free Kawaii functional cleaning stickers!

 

Now, I may actually enjoy adding my cleaning chores to my planner. I may not enjoy the cleaning part any more than normal, but at least the stickers might help motivate me a little more, right? Here’s to hoping!

At least they will look cute in my planner!

Once you’ve had a chance to try these beauties out in your own planners, be sure to upload a pic and tag us @plannersquad so we can see it (and don’t forget hashtag #plannersquad)!


About Nathalie Hölterhoff

Nathalie has an awesome blog (which you can find here) where she blogs about all kinds of things from her love of all things rockabilly (she totally rocks that vintage look!) to, you guessed it, planner freebies!

You can also find Nathalie on her instagram account, twitter account, and of course, her blog.

Make sure you check her out and send her some Squadette love!


Would you like to share your creations with the Planner Squad audience? We’re always looking for contributors for blog posts, printables, or both!  Click here for more information on being a Planner Squad Contributor!

Jenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

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Effective Goal Planning (and Free Printable)

When I saw Jenn’s advert on Facebook for contributors to the Planner Squad blog I knew instantly it was something that I wanted to be involved with. If you are a member of the Planner Squad Facebook group you may have seen me floating about. For those of you who don’t know me I am Tina, the owner and designer of Little Chiqui Paperie – an online stationery boutique specialising in planner inserts.

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Effective Goal Planning

Since we are well into the second quarter of 2016 I thought it would the perfect opportunity to talk about effective goal planning. One of the things us Planner Girl’s have in common is our obsession with goal setting.

It is part and parcel of planning. December rolls around, we prepare our planners for the new year ahead obsessing over the perfect set up and we set our goals. The old year ends, the new year starts and we are on a high and excited about all the new things to come our way.

Our goals are fresh, we are motivated and we work hard but then without even realising we start to lose motivation and lack drive, we forget our goals and why we set them.

I don’t know about you but accomplishing my goals makes me feel good about myself. Its makes me feel accomplished. I have always been a goal setter (or dreamer as some people call me) and I really believe that we need goals in our life.

Goals are really hard to accomplish if they are not set in the correct way and without even knowing so, we are usually setting ourselves up to fail.

S.M.A.R.T Goals

For those of you who have never heard of the S.M.A.R.T principle it stands for Specific, Meaningful and measurable, Achievable, Realistic and relevant and Timely. When goals are set using this principle they are more likely to be accomplished.

I always use this principle when setting my own goals. I know that when using this formula that this goal is achievable. When goals are set without using this simple format they are much harder to achieve.

Once you learn how to set goal effectively using S.M.A.R.T you will be setting yourself up for success in accomplishing all your goals assuming you are prepared to put in the hard work to execute your action plan.

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FREE Goal Assessment and Planning Booklet Printable

Today I wanted to share with you a free Goal Assessment and Planning Booklet download that I have designed exclusively for the Planner Squad. It’s purpose is to help guide through effective goal planning using the SMART principle and help encourage you to review your goals regularly.

The booklet is designed in A5 format and will fit perfectly into an A5 planner. If you don’t own an A5 planner you can print his booklet style and make yourself a goal setting booklet.

A little bit about the workbook – It is 12 pages long and designed to be printed duplex. It can also be printed booklet style. Pages 6 & 7, 8 & 9, 10 & 11 have been designed to be printed as many times as you need them. The file is in PDF format and can be opened and printed using Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.


Setting goals shouldn’t feel daunting. It should feel exciting and when accomplished it should feel rewarding. I hope you enjoy working through the booklet and I hope it helps you with setting  and accomplishing your goals.

What kind of goals would you like to achieve in your life? We’d love to hear them! Comment below if you’d like to share them with us!

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Ultimate List of Where to Find FREE Planner Printables

Planner stickers can be so expensive. We all know that. Luckily, there are a ton of amazing designers out there who are willingly sharing their amazing printable creations with the rest of us! We gathered up our favorite websites that share free printables and put them all together in this handy list for you.

Check out The Ultimate List of where to find FREE Planner Printables! We know that all those adorable planner stickers can get expensive. Here is a list of amazing places to find FREE planner printables to help you save time & money!

Ultimate List of Where to Find FREE Planner Printables

The following websites are currently offering some sort of free planner printables! All of the links are listed in alphabetical order. Make sure you bookmark this page and check back often as we hope to add even more links over time!

Blogs:

  1. All About the House Printables
  2. AmberDowns.net
  3. Art and Whimsy
  4. A Warm Hello
  5. BeaYouTiful Planning
  6. Bible Journal Love
  7. CallalouSoup
  8. Casually Unexpected
  9. CDB Planner Prints
  10. Crazie Little Fish
  11. Cute Daisy
  12. Design is Yay!
  13. Everybody Wants to Plan
  14. Fit Life Creative
  15. Five Sixteenths Blog
  16. Hipster 90
  17. Intentionally Inspired
  18. Jessica Hawke
  19. Living Well Spending Less
  20. Lovely Planner
  21. Lucki Charms
  22. Melancholy Moose
  23. Monica’s Marvels
  24. Munchkins and Military
  25. My Life Planners
  26. My Planner Envy
  27. My Planner Life
  28. Ninja Mom Designs
  29. Paper and Needle
  30. Pink Bows Twinkle Toes
  31. Planner Addiction
  32. Planner Fun
  33. Planner Pickett
  34. Scattered Squirrel
  35. Scrapcraftastic
  36. Smart Mom Smart Ideas
  37. Stingy Thrifty Broke
  38. That Crafty Chick
  39. To Insanity and Back
  40. Torta Gialla
  41. Victoria Thatcher
  42. Vintage Glam Studio
  43. Wendaful
  44. Where the Smiles Have Been

Facebook Groups:

  1. Free Planner Printables For All
  2. Free Planner Printables for the Happy Planner
  3. Free Printables by Planner Lovers
  4. Friends With Free Printables
  5. Garrie Prints
  6. Happy Planner Free Printables to Share
  7. I Heart Printables
  8. Monica’s Marvels
  9. My Life Planners Freebies
  10. Pretty Plan-It
  11. We Come in Planner Peace

Planner Squad’s Favorite Resources for Printing

To help save even more money, we like to use these resources for economical printing.

Avery White Full-Sheet Labels for Inkjet Printers, Pack of 25 Sheets (8165)Avery White Full-Sheet Labels for Inkjet Printers, Pack of 25 Sheets (8165)Avery Clear Full-Sheet Labels, Inkjet Printers, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Pack of 25 (8665)Avery Clear Full-Sheet Labels, Inkjet Printers, 8.5 x 11 Inches, Pack of 25 (8665)Silhouette Printable Clear Sticker PaperSilhouette Printable Clear Sticker Paper

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Submit Your Link

Do you have a blog where you share free printables? If so, we would love to add your link to this list! Fill out the contact form below with your information and if your link fits the criteria we will add it to our list!


Jenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

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