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My Favorite Homeschool Planner

Today’s topic needs no introduction because it is something we all have either mastered, need assistance in, or have completely failed at. Today’s topic is organization and planning as it pertains to homeschool.

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Since the beginning of our homeschool journey I have used several different planners to keep our lesson plans, projects, library notices, and activities organized. Some of them I found quite overwhelming in the beginning since I only had one child. There were also a few that I found needed a bit more, no matter how many children you are teaching. Today, I want to share my current to favorite planners for homeschool and how I use them at Team Kemp Academy.

Screenshot_20180517-134219_Samsung Internet.jpgFirst up is the A Simple Plan, Homeschool Planner which can only be purchased at Mardel in-store or online.  This you meet teacher plan is geared toward the Christian home school family. I love that includes scripture throughout, always has a unique design, and is fairly priced. This planner also includes a detailed letter explaining the features as well as several example pages to ensure that you use your planner effectively and efficiently.

 

 The Simple Plan system is also noted for having matching accessories as well as coordinating student planners each year. The varieties offered with the designs are amazing and you will never get bored because every year there is something different to choose from for your children. The only con I’ve noted is that occasionally the spring that holds the planner together does come apart. However, according to Mardel they have updated the design and that will no longer be an issue.  Also they only have one planner available for teachers so for those who like to mix and match or have a unique look that is not unlikely.  Since the planner is always so beautiful the latter has not been an issue for me in previous years.

 

To see how I have used this planner in the past, check out this YouTube video.

 

 Next up for discussion is The Happy Planner system by Me and My Big Ideas (MAMBI). This system is based on using disk to attach and remove paper from your planner as well as their variety of covers and colorful accessories. For several years they have incorporated a teacher planner system that includes various kits as well as individual large planners.  These items are available in-store and on from various retailers as well as the MAMBI website. This school year I switch to this planner because my simple home school planner did tear up because of the after mentioned spring. I was reluctant to add another happy planner to my repertoire but it worked out well. I enjoy the ability to quickly add and remove things so I can organize my planner the way I see fit.

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Though they are beautiful, the complimentary accessories might be noted as a con because it is an additional cost to the user. By the time you purchase your planner, stickers, folder packs, and protective covers you may have broken the bank.  Next, another con might be that there are too many choices within the happy planner system. You might like the cover on one, the monthly calendars on another, and the folders in another. Unless you buy all three, there is no truly cost effective way to perfectly customize your planner.  Finally, in the past it was mentioned that some teachers did not like the large size of the planners. To fix that this year MAMBI put out a classic sized teacher planner for those who prefer less space.

 

To see how I’ve used this planner for homeschool, check out my recent YouTube video.

 

So, here we are preparing for our next school year which begins in July.  I have been looking at my previous planners and going through the pros and cons of each system. Ultimately, I have decided on which one I will use next year but you’ll have to wait to find that out. Just know that it has shipped and is on the way.

 

Make this week organized,

 

-Ta’Neisha K.

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December Planner Spreads

2017 is coming to an end and I must say that I am truly happy with the new planning hobby that I started earlier this year.  Throughout the past ten months I have come to find a sense of tranquility when I am decorating my planner and peace when I see things are organized for the month or week.  Of course, I still leave room for spontaneity especially because I am married to Mr. Spontaneous himself, but I find comfort in knowing the bill payments have been scheduled, the appointments are set, and the meal plan is complete.  Next year I plan to add Memory Planning to my hobby and I look forward to creating some beautiful scrapbook photo albums.

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My December planner spreads are filled with plenty of glitter, sparkle, and color.  I love the holiday season so my planner spreads definitely reflect my love for Christmas, family time, and making lifetime memories.  This month the spreads feature stickers from the Me and My Big Ideas (Happy Planner) sticker books as well as washi from Dollar Tree and Amazon.  You can see my monthly and weekly planner spreads via this recent YouTube video.

My faith journal monthly spreads include a breakdown of a beautiful card made by my friend Catina, along with other goodies available in detail via my recent blog post.

 

Hope your holiday season is off to a great start and I pray that you enjoy making great memories for the remainder of 2017 and beyond.

 Make this season bright,

Ta’Neisha K.

November Planner Spreads

This month I wanted to showcase my love for the Fall, Thanksgiving, and glitter of course. You can check out a detailed look at all my November planner spreads in this YouTube video.

This month I am also sharing a flip through of my daily prayer planner. I don’t place anything in the weekly spreads for this planner but I do use the monthly calendar to schedule books and bible studies. You can check it out here:

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I hope you enjoyed this flip through of my personal, faith, and homeschool planners. Next week I will be sharing all the spreads in my Simple Homeschool Planner which is used for Team KEMP Academy. I go washi crazy with this planner and I love using it for our homeschool.

Happy planning,

Ta’Neisha K.

New 2018 MAMBI Happy Planners

I picked up a couple of the new Me And My Big Ideas Happy Planners to use for 2018 and I was able to create some quick flip through videos of the Soft Geos Classic, #MomLife Mini, and Mini Budget Edition.  **Updated 11/25: I added a video for the 2018 Grace Upon Grace faith planner**  You can check out each of them below.

 

 

 

 

Make today great,

Ta’Neisha K.

JD and Brooklyn & Mocha Glam Box for Planners

Recently I was in search for some planner stickers that represented women of color and I was having a hard time narrowing down my search.  I tried a couple of shops but did not like the shipping time and upon arrival, the items weren’t up to par.  While clicking hashtags on Instagram I came across a few posts showcasing the Mocha Glam Box for Planners.  I was so excited! The very thing I had been looking for was available to me via monthly subscription so I decided to try it out.  To see the goodies I received check out my recent YouTube video.

Included in the box I received were stickers from a new Etsy shop called JD and Brooklyn.  I have become a faithful customer of this shop because of the variety of planner stickers offered, the great price point, and extremely reasonable shipping cost.  With JD and Brooklyn you are able to customize your stickers with several skin tone options and a few even have various hairstyles to chose from.

Since the shop is so new I know most people wonder about shipping time and customer service.  With my first order, two sheets were missing and I notified Philshaunda via Etsy message the same day.  She contacted me immediately and the missing sheets were at my house within three business days.  As for order shipping times, my orders have all shipped and arrived to my mailbox within six business days.  I encourage you to check her shop for the detailed shipping information and keep in mind that it takes time to customize, print, pack, label, and ship anything.

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This month I used items from my Mocha Glam Box for Planners and my multiple JD and Brooklyn hails in my various planner spreads.  Remember to check out my Instagram for weekly planner posts!  And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you will see all of my October spreads via my recent planner video.

Happy Planning,

Ta’Neisha K.

 

Introducing Stick it in Your Planner

Happy Sunday!  I know this post is going up later in the evening but I hope all the #plannerbabes will jump with excitement for this blog post.  So, here it goes. . .

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In the beginning of 2017 I started using a Happy Planner which I have mentioned in a few recent blog posts.  After sharing my July monthly flip through in all my planners, via this wonderful blog post, I decided to give you all some insight to the current sticker shops I follow on Instagram and shop via Etsy.  Stick In In Your Planner is the first shop I’m introducing and it just happens to be the first one I ordered from.  Lisa is known for her customizable daily/function stickers, cute kits, and great shipping cost.  The variety of kits and daily stickers offered includes an array of colors, premium finishes, and even additional goodies like the monthly mystery box.  You can see me share a recent haul from her shop via my @Married2KDK Instagram and you can see a close up of the Rose Gold, Mother’s Day kit via this haul video.

**Check the #SIIYP on social media below for SPECIAL COUPON CODE**

The items I’ve purchased from Lisa’s planner sticker shop have been great quality, arrive quickly, and are well worth the price.  She communicates with her customers and always responded to my inquiries in a timely manner.  So make time to visit Lisa’s shop, browse the virtual aisles, place some stickers or planner accessories in your cart, apply that coupon code, and enjoy your purchases.  Be sure to follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for plenty of planner inspiration and let her know that @Married2KDK sent you.  You can also check out her blog for a cute planner freebie!

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Happy shopping,

Ta’Neisha K.

My Newest Addiction: Planners Galore!

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 MadeWithSouthernLuvTheBustyPlanner, 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,

 

Ta’Neisha K.