Planning without Plans

Stay home and craft. I’ve been (loosely) trying to do that since we got our stay at home order last month. What happens when you love to plan ahead and decorate your planner accordingly? Well, I’m still enjoying decorating my planners with #allthestickers, but I’m using my planners a bit differently these days.Planning without Plans | Created by Jen BlogPlanning without Plans | Created by Jen BlogInstead of writing in plans, because well, there aren’t many for me, I’ve been making checklists daily. This seems to help me stay on track in terms of accomplishing at least a few things each day. It also helps to separate the days, because they are running into each other!Planning without Plans | Created by Jen BlogI’m still using my big Recollections planner (yay!), but that doesn’t mean that I’m not playing with other formats, like traveler’s notebooks, etc. At the end of each day, I’m still coming back to my main planner I decided on for 2020. In a way, it makes everything feel a little normal and familiar. Before too long my planner will be filled with work schedules and appointments again, but for now I’m making my planner work for me!Planning without Plans | Created by Jen Blogheart_jen

2020 Planner!

Today I just wanted to share which planner I’ve chosen to be my 2020 everyday planner. I went with the large Recollections spiral hourly planner! I love the extra space on the weekly pages and the overall design of this particular planner. It’s neutral, but with pops of color added in here & there. I decided to go with the larger size because it stays at home, so I don’t have to worry about lugging it around with me in my bag.2020 Recollections PlannerI did add some touches to the inside of the planner, like below, where I added a sheet of vellum from The Planner Society.IMG_3216I also added some Mambi stickers where I thought they would look good.2020 Recollections PlannerA Planner Society acetate page…2020 Recollections PlannerMore Planner Society vellum…IMG_3219I liked this paper also from The Planner Society. It has the perfect colors for this planner!2020 Recollections PlannerFor a few dashboards, I just added some washi where I thought it looked nice…2020 Recollections PlannerI’m already obsessed with how cute this planner is! I can’t wait to use it everyday! I’ll share another post about this planner in a few weeks, because I have some great ideas about how to use the notes pages in the back of the planner.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚heart_jen

Recollections Planner Weekly Spread | My Birthday Week!

I’m stopping by today to share my new weekly spread! It’s a really special week, because next Saturday is my birthday! I wanted a party themed layout, and I love how it turned out! I used some Mambi stickers from the Rongrong Seasonal sticker book. I also threw in some florals from the Mambi Fun Florals sticker book to add some extra pink. You can never have too much pink! ๐Ÿ™‚My Birthday Week! | Recollections Weekly SpreadIMG_3225IMG_3227My Birthday Week! | Recollections Weekly Spreadheart_jen

Roundup of Recent Planner Spreads

I’m so sorry, I’ve been a bad blogger recently!! I found myself more busy than usual, and the blog took the hit this time. I hope to make up for it by sharing a roundup of the recent planner spreads I’ve created. I have been using all sorts of different planners and layouts to see what I connect with right now… and it’s not been a successful experiment! I feel like I fell off the planner wagon when I left my Mini HP in August, and I’m working on getting things back in line, because this is the busiest time of the year, and I really need my planner to keep me in line!

I’m also sorry the photo quality is all over the place. I’ve been experimenting with my big camera vs. my phone and filters… and you can tell! Stick with me, I have to get it together soon!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Dashboard extension pack monthly spread featuring the OG Glam Girl stickers!Roundup of Recent Planner Spreads2. Dashboard extension pack weekly spread featuring stickers from the Farmhouse book. I really, really thought I would like this layout and have been searching for it for forever, but now that I have it, it’s just meh to me.ย  ๐Ÿ˜ฆRoundup of Recent Planner Spreads3. My Recollections hourly planner featuring stickers from the Socialite sticker book.Roundup of Recent Planner Spreads4. A Fauxbonichi spread using stickers from the Miss Maker sticker book.Roundup of Recent Planner Spreads5. Another Fauxbonichi spread, this time using stickers from the Botanicals sticker book.IMG_2875Thanks for sticking with me! I’ll try to be back soon with more regular content!heart_jen

Recollections September Monthly + New Weekly Spread

I’m getting used to sharing my Recollections Hourly planner finally! I used to just decorate and fill this planner in just for me, but I’ve been putting more time into this planner as my everyday planner, so I thought I’d share my September monthly spread, and the first week of September too. Recollections Planner Monthly SpreadI used the Mambi Rongrong Seasonal sticker book to decorate the monthly spread, and the rose gold bow washi is by The Planner Society.Recollections Planner Monthly SpreadHere’s the first week of September- I can’t believe we’re in September already! i used more Mambi Rongrong stickers here, and some Sugar Paper polka dot washi from my stash. Functional and pretty to look at!Recollections Weekly Spreadheart_jen

Recollections Weekly Spread | Last Week of August!

Just a quick post today to share my Recollections weekly spread for this week. We’ve been having much cooler mornings lately, so I know that summer will be on its way out soon. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

So, I decided to do one more summery spread in my planner. I used some Mambi Rongrong stickers on this layout. I love having some pretty stickers on this layout, but I also still have plenty of room for my functional planning.ย  Recollections Weekly Spreadheart_jen