10 Unique Ways You May Love Using Your Planner

Lady T is sharing more great tips and ideas to inspire you for using your planners in new ways.  Make sure to grab your free planner inserts at the end of the post!

Discover these 10 unique ways you may love using your planner. Also, grab your FREE printable blog planner kit with stickers & inserts!

10 Unique Ways You May Love Using Your Planner

1.  Track your Mood

Tracking your mood daily.  With a simple emoticon, like a happy face, sad face, grumpy face, pissy face.  So, when your family says “You’ve been crabby lately,” you can flip open your planner, point out those happy faces, and reply, “Nope, I don’t thiiiiiiink so!”

 

2.  Gratitude 

I fail here a lot.  It’s not that I’m not thankful, but I need to be more disciplined in taking note of it. Go back over your past weeks and find what you were thankful for. Set a reminder for the next week ahead to send a card, email, or call someone just to thank them. It will go a long way for both of you.

 

3.  Health & Symptoms

I have Hashimotos and complicated migraines.  I can tell when my levels are off,  just by glancing in my planner.  Track your meds and symptoms. No, this has nothing to do with tracking my mood…grumble…see happy faces in my planner…(sticking out tongue).

 

4.  Volunteer Work & Donations

Everyone can help a little more. You’ve been meaning to…well, write it dow! Plan it. If you plan it, you will do it.  I have a monthly plan to donate things around the house.  I need to continually downsize and it’s a perfect time to share clothes, appliances, and toys not being used.

 

5.  Memories

Go back and note memories of the day in empty spaces in your planner. Those little tid bits that made you smile. This turns your planner into more than a planner.  It’s like a brief history of life’s little journeys. So, when your child asks, “Can we get a kitten?” and you reply, “I’m allergic, we can’t be in the same house.” and they reply back, “That’s ok you can sleep outside.” Yeah…priceless.

 

6.  Yard, Garden, & Indoor Plants

Time to spray? Water? Yep, it’s all in my planner! My cactus truly believed it lived in a desert until I started to water regularly.

 

7.  Household maintenance 

We know you schedule your cleaning and laundry, but how about changing air filters, washing outside windows, air-conditioning/heater maintenance, and cleaning out those house vents?  You can actually save your families lives by scheduling to clean your dryer vents and to change fire alarm batteries to help to prevent potential fires.

 

8.  Crafts 

I could collect Pinterest pictures until the cows come home but I’m on craft picture overload. I list the projects I plan to do, the materials required, and check them off the list. Typically, I will use the sidebar in my planner for this if I only plan one project for the week.  Yeah right!  Insert more sidebars here;)

 

9.  No Spend Goals

Do you find yourself a collector of crafting supplies, an Amazon junkie or a Target $1 bin dumpster diver? Me too. I have a huge tendency to overspend. Putting spend limits in my planner or no spend weekly goals in my calendar helps me keep some control.  Except when buying stickers from Planner Squad…it’s ok to get stickers from Planner Squad…I’m just saying…some things just shouldn’t be banned…

 

10.  Blog Stats, Posts, & Social Media

Are you a blogger, a pinner, or a socialite spinner? Use your planner for Blog stats,  Blog Posts, and Social media posts!  I have started using my Blog Planner Insert—designed especially for my planner for blog tracking.  It’s a tad easier if you track it in your planner or better yet if you try the Blog Planner Inserts  because there is more room for writing and tracking your posts.

The Blog Planner Insert set comes with adorable tracking stickers and a dashboard, too! You can punch and add them anywhere you want into your planner.

CLICK HERE OR ON IMAGE BELOW to subscribe to Planner Squad and get your FREE Blog & Social Planner Kit!

Discover 10 unique ways you may love using your planner. Plus, grab these free blog planner inserts and stickers.

 

Thanks for dropping in and again. This is LadyT, for Planner Squad. Let us know what you think Squadettes. Will this free blog planner kit help you?

 

 

 

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Affordable & Easy Planner Sticker Cutting Tools + Giveaway

Slice ceramic-blade products are fantastic planner sticker cutting tools. These easy to use gadgets are affordable & fun to use. Perfect for cutting printable planner stickers!

I love free printable planner stickers.  There is nothing like finding adorable printable stickers that will fit perfectly in your planner for free.  I do not, however, like cutting those stickers.

When I use regular scissors, it takes me so long to intricately cut the printable planner stickers.  I am not a planner perfectionist but like to have them look just so.  I am ready to pull my hair out by the time I am done cutting a page of free printable planner stickers.

(And, no, I do not own a machine like Silhouette or Cricut to help me out here.  Way out of my budget!)

As a planner girl, I am a firm believer in saving money where I can.  (More money in my pocket=more washi tape!)  I love a great deal-especially on quality products that I know can help me with my planning.

One day while browsing Pinterest (my #1 search engine), I discovered Slice™, a company that produces ceramic-blade cutters.  After investigating their products, I knew that these safe and effective cutters would be perfect for cutting free planner stickers.

You see, dear planner friend, I am a bit of a klutz.  I am banned from using any sharp objects in our home.  After a major incident involving my attempt at cutting a bagel, my husband has very wisely agreed to help me out in this area.  So, finding safe products to use while cutting my planner stickers is a must.

I reached out to the company and did a major happy dance when they offered to send me some of their goodies.  I practically turned cartwheels when I tested out the products and they worked way better than my expectations!

Slice™:  Affordable & Easy Planner Sticker Cutting Tools

I have been blown away with these planner sticker cutting tools!  When I first handled the products, I thought, “Yeah right!   No way will these blades cut!”  Oh, I was so wrong!

These ceramic-blade cutters are super effective and work so much better than my regular scissors.  Plus, they are easy to use and precise.  Even my toddler can use them well-and not get hurt!

Slice ceramic-blade products are fantastic as planner sticker cutting tools. Safe, easy, & effective to use!

For this review, I received all of these amazing tools to test and enjoy:

I also received a pair of ceramic-blade scissors and handy bag to store it all in!

To use these blades to cut free printable planner stickers, I place a cutting mat or piece of cork underneath the paper.  Although the ceramic-blades are safe, I feel like it is better to be safe than sorry.

Slice ceramic-blade products are phenomenal as planner sticker cutting tools.
Here is the Slice Ceramic Blade Craft Knife in action!

The Safety Cuter and Precision Cutter have non-slip finish which make using these products even more safe.  The Ceramic Blade Craft Knife has 3 manual positions plus a built-in key ring hole.

Slice ceramic-blade products, like this precision cutter, are wonderful as planner sticker cutting tools.
The Slice precision cutter is phenomenal for safely cutting straight & curved lines.

I think these planner sticker cutting tools are fabulous for planning-on-the-go.  I can trust that they will travel well and safely.

You will find that Slice ceramic-blade tools are simply wonderful for cutting planner stickers.
Slice Safety Cutter is such a fun little gadget! Super safe & precious, it is a great little planner sticker cutting tool!

Here is a video demonstration on how Slice™ ceramic-blade products work well as planner sticker cutting tools:  (please excuse my boys arguing in the background & our puppy barking-real life with 5 boys & a dog!)

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Planner Squad Shoppe Grand Opening! Enter to Win a Mystery Swag Bag!

We’ve been talking about it for months now, Amy and I. The prospect of someday opening a store here at Planner Squad so that our amazing Squadettes could stock up on awesome goodies to help support their planner addiction! We kept saying “Wouldn’t it be amazing if we could open a store someday?” Notice the key word there… “someday“.

In our minds, “someday” would be further down the road. Much further. After all, Planner Squad was only just launched just a bit over six months ago! Little did we know that the site, and the Squadette community, would grow so fast in such a short amount of time! Our heads are still spinning with how fast we are growing, and we now ask each other almost daily on our voxer chats, “Can you even believe it?! I never thought…”

But it did! Here we are!! Opening day for Planner Squad Shoppe is finally here!! 

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Planner Squad Shoppe

We have been having so much fun picking out supplies to stock the shoppe for opening day! While there are so many things we would like to add to the shoppe as we grow, we decided to start out small with the basics: stickers, washi, pens, apparel, and some accessories. Let me give you a quick introduction to each of the items you can now purchase!

Stickers

I have been working like a mad person all week coming up with some awesome stickers to help pretty up those planners! While we have a limited number of listings to start off, there are a lot more coming in the very near future! Here’s a sneak peek at one of the sheets now available!

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Washi

As Amy always says, washi tape makes the world go around! We’ve found some really cute and unique rolls of washi to offer up for sale here! This is good quality washi too – and you won’t find these in any of your local stores!

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Apparel

Show the world how proud you are to be a Squadette with these awesome t-shirts and tank tops! When you buy these items you are not only supporting Planner Squad, but also another small business as well!

These shirts are designed by Planner Squad, but are made by Jenn’s very talented sister in law, Gloria T. Roberts of Gloria’s Custom Creations. You can also check her out on facebook here. She loves custom orders!

We hope there will be more designs added in the future!

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(Doesn’t that manly man look awesome wearing our loose-fit Squadette t-shirt?!)

Accessories

These super cute hand-stamped metal Squadette charms will help you rock your planner! For custom charm options, check out Funky Jean Designs!

Squadette Planner Charm

 

Get your dose of bling with these super cute (and oh-so-popular) Squadette Gem Pens! We have 6 colors in stock right now and hope to add more in the future!

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Stock Demand

We sincerely hope that you love everything we have picked out for you so far! Since making our first stock purchases, excitement for the shop has really grown! We are blown away with your excitement, which has made us giddy with excitement ourselves (and now, we’re afraid we may not have bought enough stock.. ha!).

That being said, please keep in mind that we are going to be working diligently to keep up with demand. It may take us a while to truly get in the groove of owning a shop but I promise we are working hard behind the scenes to keep everything stocked as best as possible.

Keep checking back often for updates on new products and updated stock!

Swag Bag Giveaway!

Want a chance to win a bunch of Planner Squad Swag in honor of the Shoppe kickoff? We’re having a giveaway and there are three chances to win!

First, fill out the form below for multiple entries for the website portion of the giveaway. Then, head over to our Instagram account for a chance to win there too! Finally, make a stop over on our Facebook group for your final chance at winning.

MYSTERY SWAG BAG

Giveaway ends August 12, 2016 at noon. We will announce all three winners during the Squadette Show that night!

Good luck to everyone who enters!

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Pretty In Pink: FREE Printables For Both Size Happy Planners

Check out these gorgeous Pretty In Pink FREE printable stickers for both size Happy Planners. Jazz up your planner spreads with these functional yet beautiful stickers.

Hello everyone! It’s Stephanie, your planner goodie lady, with another Happy Planner freebie.

I’ve got another layout for you all to enjoy again!

Pretty In Pink: Free Printable Stickers For Both Size Happy Planners will add an adorable touch to your planner spreads.

 

I really really love the colors I put in this one. They make me so happy. They remind me of spring and I love spring. And yes, I know that is summer and that summer is almost over *gasp*, but I still love spring.  

I also love the geometric shapes that make up the pattern of the boxes. They look like a bunch of diamonds-and diamonds are a girl’s best friend, right? 

Here’s a what the pages look like up close!Preview of Pretty In Pink: Free Printable Stickers for both size Happy Planners.


Preview of Pretty In Pink: Free Printable Stickers for both size Happy Planners.

Oh so pretty, isn’t it?

My favorite part of these layouts is not only the pretty colors but the weekly menu and work schedule boxes that are on the second page. These are great for you lovely ladies out there that need to be reminded of when you have to put in hours at work.

This freebie created by yours truly is just like the last couple I’ve provided here at Planner Squad.  They come with the DIY file so that those who wish to can make up their own layouts.

If you don’t have the time or resources to create your own, I have this layout all ready for you to print out at home on sticker paper, label paper or just plain printer paper.

 Also, I totally recommend using a Gyro- Cut tool to cut these out or something similar.   It will make things so much easier to cut out, like the cute little icon pictures and the weekend bunting images. 

These free printables are also available in both options for the Big Happy Planner.

So what are you waiting for? Click on the image below to gain access to this printable and get planning!!

Get free planner printables at Planner Squad. Subscribers get awesome planner inserts, stickers, & more-like these July monthly layouts for Happy Planner.

Enjoy these Pretty In Pink: FREE Printable Stickers for Both Size Happy Planners!  Make sure to browse through all of Planner Squad’s free printables to discover cute and functional ways to decorate your planners!

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Sticker Junkies – Get Your Fix With This Awesome Crystal and Company Giveaway!

Hello my name is Jenn, and I am a sticker junkie. *All in unison: Hi Jenn!* 

No, seriously. In my opinion, there is no better way to pretty up your planner than with an awesome set of stickers. I’m terrible at using stamps, and my hand lettering is atrocious.

That being said, I heavily rely on the stickers to help me keep it cute and fun to look at! Package them all up in a matching kit, already cut to the perfect size, and my sticker loving heart starts to flutter!

As a busy work at home mom, I need quick and easy! I also need to make sure I like to actually look at my planner everyday otherwise I start to resent it, and then nothing gets done. That’s what I love so much about Crystal and Company!

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Crystal and Company

Crystal & Company has become my one stop shop for planner stickers. With over 600 listings in her store, she seems to have a sticker for everything! Functional, decor, themed, boxes and lists – Crystal has it all!

Every Friday she releases new stickers at a 20% discount (which you can get daily sneak peeks of if you follow my planner-dedicated instagram account). She also has a $1 spot where you can choose from many different stickers and pay only $1 per sheet! You cannot beat her prices!

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Not only does she have amazing stickers, but awesome accessories as well! Need a crystal gem pen or planner band? She’s got them! What about a tassel or paper clips? Yep, you guessed it, she’s got those too! Her store has everything you need to decorate every aspect of your planner.

My favorite thing to buy though is her monthly planner kit, also known as the MPK. Why? Because, you get all of the above planner sticker and accessories in a matching theme every month!

Between her regular planner kits and her add on kits you get well over 600 themed stickers, matching clips, planner bands, gem pens, washi tape, and even sweet treats! Nothing makes my mailbox happier than a Crystal and Company Monthly Planner Kit! Even my wallet is happy, since her kits are only $20 plus $3 flat rate shipping!

Crystal and Company Giveaway

Want to get your hands on one of Crystal’s July Monthly Planner Kits? Here’s your chance! Crystal has agreed to give away one kit to one of you lucky Squadettes! Check out the giveaway entries below and enter for a chance to win!

Crystal and Company July MPK

Don’t want to wait for the giveaway to end? Check out her website by clicking on the image below and take advantage of her current semi-annual sale, saving up to 55% on her already super-low pricing! Use coupon code SAS16 to save!

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When the sale is over, you can still get a good deal by using my special coupon code, “Jenn15” to save 15% off your entire order. This will not however apply to the monthly planner kits.

Good luck to all who enter the giveaway!

Jenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

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