Mid-Week Check In

Hello! Just checking in… on a Thursday! I am thinking about switching my mid-week post to Thursdays. I seem to run out of time in the very beginning of the week, but have more time in the middle of the week to post. It just seems like it will work out better for my current schedule…

I have a bunch of great ideas for posts coming up for fall. But, here’s a pretty photo from my Instagram feed, just for fun in the meantime! Thanks for sticking with me here!

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Nine Years of Blogging!

On June 14, 2009, I created my very first blog post! I can’t believe so many years have went by. I still enjoy creating content for this place, and I love looking back at my old posts to see what I was doing way back when. I am a very introverted person, so it’s still kind of funny to know I can use my words and photos so freely in this space.

I began my blog as a place to share all my scrapbooking creations.  I love sharing my planners these days!

Thank you all for visiting my corner of the web! I plan on continuing adding planning, scrapbooking, and decor content to this site, so if you enjoy those things, keep on watching this space!  🙂Created by Jen Blog

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Created by Jen BlogI wanted to freshen up my site a little, so here’s my new logo! I also changed my Instagram handle to @createdby.jen. Follow me there too!

Created by Jen BlogThanks for joining me on this blogging journey!

Favorite Planner Inspiration of 2017


Today I wanted to take a look back at some of my favorite planner inspirations from this year. It was definitely The Year of the Planner for me. I absolutely love everything about this hobby.

Planner Inspiration of 2017 | JM Creates Blog

Here’s my #bestnine from Instagram. So many planners, so little time!  🙂

Planner Inspiration of 2017 | JM Creates BlogI have more end-of-year favorites posts coming! Have you been rounding up your favorite photos from this year yet? Share your link in the comments!

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Planner Details Roundup

Hello! If you’re like me, you can easily spend a couple hours a day on Instagram just looking at all the prettiness. Photography inspires me like nothing else, so instead of just looking at photographs, I am trying to take more of them myself!

Here is a roundup of some of my favorite recent planner related photographs I’ve taken. I’ve shared some on my IG account… some I have not. Enjoy!

Do you have a planning related account (or just one with pretty pictures!)? I would love to follow you. Leave your IG handle in the comments!

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Instagram Anniversary!

A year ago today, I decided to create a separate Instagram account for all my crafty adventures. I had no idea how fun it would be to focus on this one topic for an Instagram account! Things really took off once I started sharing my Happy Planner obsession! I was excited to find other planner girls that had the same love for planners as I do. I am so grateful for everyone that takes the time to like a photo, or shares a comment. Long live Instagram! Feel free to follow me @jenmaniscreates. IMG_7241f0790-img