I bought this Recollections planner from Michael’s a little while ago, with the intention of using it as my Memory Planner. I decided on a different planner for that, but this planner is too cute, what should I do with it? I think I’m going to suspend my Mini Happy Planner, at least for August, and give this planner a chance to be my everyday planner. I do miss vertical planning, and the Mini HP only allows you so much space to decorate in.
Take a look at my new planner! This cover is different from older Recollections planners. It’s a cloth material, but stiff and sturdy. I love how they keep upgrading their planners! I decorated the front cover with some gold enamel dots and the gold bow is a sticker from The Planner Society.The charm is from The Planner Society.This is inside the front cover. The gold bow pocket is from The Planner Society. It’s adhesive, and fits perfectly here. The planner comes with the clear pocket on the right. I just have some note paper here right now, but stickers would go great in here!The part of Recollections planners that hasn’t changed (unfortunately) is the dashboards. They are usually blah, and don’t really go with the planner’s theme. I dressed up July’s dashboard with a couple Mambi stickers- a Happy Planner quote and the Goal Getter girl.Here’s how I decorated July’s monthly spread.Here is a blank weekly spread. Lots of decorating opportunities here! 🙂
I’ve been crazy about Mini Happy Planners since they came out, about 3 years ago now, I think. I decided to use one for my everyday planner this year, and I’m obsessed!! It’s the perfect size for me, and I made her a chunky Mini HP too!
I currently have her in a Planner Society B6 TN cover, but I do change that out every now & then.I have several sections in my Mini HP:
-Jesenia Printables Yearly Calendar
Everyday Calendar Planning Section:
-Happy Planner Monthly Planner + Weeklies
Social Media/Blog Section:
-Jesenia Printables Monthly Calendar (for social media schedule)
-Empowering Women Classic Size Weekly Pages cut down to fit Mini HP (for weekly social media/blog ideas)
-Jesenia Printables Self-Care Bundle (trackers, journal, etc.)
-Jesenia Printables Bow Notes
-Happy Planner Mini Blank Notes Pages
I absolutely love this setup! I want to look at it every day and it encourages me to plan, get stuff done, and to also record my memories! Make your planner work for you!!
*Note: Jesenia Printables does not make Mini HP inserts, but if you purchase the B6 TN inserts and cut them down just a tiny bit, they look awesome in a Mini HP!
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!