My newest addiction is one that hit me like a ton of bricks after watching a suggested YouTube video. My friend Bridgette has been telling me about using a planner for years but with the increase in phone capabilities, I just moved away from pen and paper. Last year, I noticed that I was becoming drawn to my phone for every menial and important thing, including planning. I noticed that I’d wake up and reach for my phone immediately and even end the day with playing on my phone. That is not how it should be! So, after some research and binge watching of planner videos I decided on the Happy Planner.
In January, I was so grateful that I happened to catch some Happy Planners on clearance in my local Mardel for $5.99 each and I purchased both designs. One was the horizontal Rose Gold 2016-2017 and the other was vertical Peonies 2016-2017 style. I immediately put both to use by just practicing spreads and alternating weeks for a couple of months. As I defined my planner style, I realized that I preferred to use vertical for family/personal planning while the horizontal would work best as a gratitude journal. In addition to those, I have added a several more planners to fit my lifestyle and I am so excited to share my planner line up for the remainder of 2017.
2017 HAPPY PLANNER LINE UP
- Family/Personal scheduling will be jotted down in the beautiful Wildflowers 2017-2018, Classic
- Daily Goals and Resolution Reminders will be placed in my undated A Well Crafted Life, Mini
- Morning Prayer will be written down in the new horizontal, Have Faith, Classic
- Weekly Sermon Notes will be transcribed within the 12 Month Box Kit – Faith Edition, Classic
- Gratitude Journal entries shall be placed in the remaining months of my horizontal, Rose Gold, Classic
- Fitness plans, goals, and accomplishments will be noted within the Fitness Extension Pack
I truly believe that using my planners for these various avenues has been a great decision. It is so relaxing to begin and end my day with journaling rather than staring at a smart phone screen. I’ve been able to put down the phone, pick up a book, and use my time wisely. Of course, I still scroll aimlessly from time to time; however, those purposeless swipes are few and far between in 2017! Thank God for my newest addiction and all the time I’ve managed to use wisely since my starting #plannerlife.
You can see more of my weekly spreads, planner hauls, and some of the sticker shops I use on my @Married2KDK Instagram account. A blog post featuring my favorite sticker shops will be coming soon. In this month’s flip through videos you will see stickers from several shops including MadeWithSouthernLuv, TheBustyPlanner, Armadillo Amore, StickItInYourPlanner, and PreppyPlannerCo. You can also see individual flip through videos of each planner I showed via The Happy Planner youtube channel.
Make this week organized,