Today I wanted to share an update on my Memory Planning. Typically, in the middle of the year I get kind of restless with my planners and I want something different to plan (& play) with. This year is no different!
When I started feeling the itch to change my Memory Planner, I actually bought a spiral Recollections planner to take the place of my current one (which was the Empowered Women Happy Planner pictured below). I still couldn’t get into it. So, I watched a few YouTube videos, which always inspire me in some way, and I switched to my Monthly Happy Planner (with florals, below). I have been wanting to use this planner so badly this year, but I couldn’t work into my rotation. It’s the perfect setup for my memory planning! This is my Empowered Women Happy Planner, one of the final spreads I completed in it. I found the colored section at the top distracting, and too difficult to work into my design. I also sometimes have tons of photos for a week, then the next few and far between. This also makes it difficult to design my spread.Here’s my solution:
I am using the monthly pages for memories and some decoration, and I will use the monthly goal pages to record more goals and memories. I took out the daily to-do pages and replaced two pages with blank Happy Planner/ Happy Notes pages. The final two pages in the monthly planner are already for notes, and have gorgeous florals on them. So, I need four pages per month to do a weekly spread. Two Happy Notes pages and the two notes pages already in the planner make it work perfectly. I have the gorgeous Mambi Fun Florals sitcker book, so I’m just adding in floral stickers on my Happy Notes pages.
Here are a sampling of my first few spreads:How I make the photo collage:
In Lightroom, I have all the photos I may want to use for the week, then I use a 4×6 photo template, and arrange the photos I want to fit in the 4×6 accordingly. Some weeks, there are a lot of photos, and sometimes, not so many, so this collage idea really works for me. My photo for each week will always be a 4×6, but the photos can be various sizes depending on how many I want to add per week.This planner is going to simplify my memory keeping, and make it look more organized & consistent.
Hope you enjoyed this look inside my Memory Planner!