Kate Spade Carlisle Street Planner

I was cruising around on Ebay one morning, and I came across a great deal on this Kate Spade planner. I could never bear to spend that much on a planner…. maybe I could if it was the only one I would ever want, but that’s clearly not the case! And, since I don’t live anywhere near a Kate Spade Outlet, I went ahead & ordered this beauty! I am gonna give her a good home!Β  πŸ™‚

She’s the Carlisle Street patent leather polka dot personal size agenda. It came with all of the 2017 inserts too, so I was extra happy because they are cute too! IMG_8739My plan is to carry her with me , kind of like an extra wallet. I like the idea of having a small planner with info I might need to know on the go with me.IMG_8783I think she looks lovely when paired with my other planners!IMG_8788Thanks for stopping by! I have another new planner that just came… I’ll share next week! (Hint: TPS)

p.s. Happy Summer!heart_jen

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The Planner Society | May 2017 Kit

I did it. I finally subscribed to The Planner Society main planner kit. I’ve been looking at these for at least a year, maybe longer. It never seemed like the right time for me to take on something like that. I’ve been scrapbooking since 2006, and I’ve never subscribed to any kit clubs! I’ve purchased one-off kits or past kits, yes, but never committed to a kit club until now!

I love the look of the May kit, but I just kept scrolling on, like I always do. I really love this Palm Springs theme though. And all the Planner Girl goodies- like the clip,the stamp, the notepad…

When the registration stayed open an extra day,Β  I took it as a sign from above that I was meant to have this kit. I clicked subscribe, and I am so happy I did! When the box came, it was like Christmas morning!! I don’t know how long I’ll keep my subscription going, but as long as they look as beautiful as this, it may be forever!

Here are just a few things I’ve made with the contents of this gorgeous kit…and I still have a few things left to use!

I purchased this kit on my own, and I only endorse companies and products that I truly love & use, and that I think my readers will love too!

 

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Fun Personal Planner Setup!

I have this hot pink Recollections personal-sized planner that doesn’t get much love, so I decided it just needed some fun new dividers to bring it back to life!

I used some of Paige Evans’ Take Me Away (by Pink Paislee) collection to decorate this planner. I loved the little chipboard pieces (especially the carousel horse!) and used several of these to decorate the papers with. IMG_7721Here’s a look at the inside cover of my planner…IMG_7722I made 4 dividers total. I don’t know which one is my favorite!IMG_7724IMG_7725IMG_7726IMG_7727Ok… so this planner is just sitting open and being pretty right now. I have planner peace right now, so I don’t actually need this planner to do work for me. But, I just love to decorate and set up planners! It’s one of my favorite hobbies. Anybody else do this? 1d508-img

Webster’s Pages Family

I just wanted to share my Webster’s Pages love with you today… I have been a fan of this company for at least 6 or more years now. I loved their papers and embellishments when I was deep into scrapbooking (their warehouse sales were awesome!), and now I love their planning products.

So, here’s my little WP family…

2 TN’s, 2 personal size planners, 1 A5, and 1 Composition Notebook.

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Webster’s Pages Personal Planner

I recently moved into this gorgeous rose gold planner… and I love it! I started bullet journaling in February, but I missed the actual decorating part of planning, so I made this planner into a bujo planner hybrid! I can write everything out in detail like I did in my bujo, but it is better organized in a ring planner.

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Functional and creative, just what I need all wrapped up in a cute package.

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My Planner System for 2017

Hello! Happy Sunday!

Finally!! I think I have my planner system set up for now. I have many perfectly lovely planners, and I have been spending the past month & a half perfecting my planner system for my needs right now. So, I want to introduce you to my current planner stack:

I had a moment (ok a few weeks) when I didn’t know if I wanted to keep my classic size Happy Planner in my everyday stack. But, then I took it out of rotation, and I missed it. Then I looked through my past spreads, and I realized I love decorating a planner. While it needs to be functional as well, I love looking back at how I decorated my week, and what I did that week. Plus, I looove these rose gold rings. So, my Minty Fresh Happy Planner is back.

I use it kind of as a look back in my planner, that is I decorate it after the week is almost over. I know what has happened during the week, and therefore I can make it more aesthetically pleasing and add decoration where there are holes.

So where do I actually plan? I started a bullet journal. I love it! I just have a simple, black covered and lined journal, but I am not afraid to mess it up. I may get a Leuchtturm when I finish this journal (I think I would like dotted grid pages instead), but I am experimenting with this system in this cheap journal for now. I love how freeing it is to be able to change how my weekly spreads look, and add in random collections in the middle of everything. I am taking a lot of inspiration from Boho Berry, BlueLahe on IG, and the official bullet journal website right now.

I tried to start a bujo last summer, but I fell off the wagon because I got a Happy Planner. It was all about decorating after that.Β  πŸ™‚ But, I need a planner that can be flexible with my needs. I wanted a planner that could be a catch-all, but also one that I wasn’t afraid to get a little messy. And it is! My Happy Planner shows my week in a pretty way, while my bujo actually keeps me organized. Plus, I can change it to be anything I need it to be day to day, or week to week. I take it with me everywhere.

Here is my pretty Recollections planner. It is one of the larger sized ones Michaels carried at the end of last year. I originally wanted to use it as my memory planner, with photos, stickers, and such. But, as I completed the first two weeks of the year, I wasn’t feeling it. So, I turned it into my creative life planner a la Stephanie Howell. I plan and record what I want to complete on my blog, IG, scrapbooking, photography-wise, and miscellaneous creative tasks during the week. Not a lot of decorating going on here, and that may change as I get more comfortable in this planner, but it’s ok with me for now. It’s pretty on its own anyway!

Finally, here’s my Mini Happy Planner. It kind of picks up the slack. It is just so cute! I started using it as my creative life planner, but it was a tad too small for what I wanted to document. It is fun to put randomness from the week in it along with some fun stickers.

This is not technically a planner for me, but it is a new part of my creative routine, so I thought I would include it here. I am backing away from completing tons of 12X12 scrapbook layouts this year (running out of room!), so I am trying this Traveler’s Notebook system out. I will have another post just about this system later, but I am loving the smaller size to scrapbook in!

I don’t have them pictured, but I do also use a Large Happy Planner for work and a personal size Webster’s Pages planner for my financial plans.

Thanks for making it this far with me! More planner posts to come! Any questions, leave a comment below!