come back often

Have you checked out all my blogs?


Dollhouse Minis: http://joannes18dolls.blogspot.com/


18” Dolls: http://joannes18dolls.blogspot.com/


General Crafts: http://joannes-place.blogspot.com/


Cooking: https://joanne-kitchen.blogspot.com/




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Plan with me in my Happy Planner –Fall Forest– (ft Planner Problem 101)




This week I am using a free kit from Planner Problem 101 called Fall Forest in my Happy Planner. I love this kit with its fall colors.

Planner Problem 101 has some wonderful and generous kits, this one has a total of 7 pages. The main kit has 6 pages then there is an additional Sampler Page besides. The kit has specific pages for both the Erin Condren and the Happy Planner so you can print the pages that are sized to your planner. These are some of the reasons this has become one of my favorite sources of free printable planner stickers. Be sure to check the site out if you haven't recently.




As I mentioned in the video I have started a Facebook page for this channel/blog and I would love it if you came over and hit that like button. I will be announcing all the videos and blog posts there so it will make it easier to catch all of them. I hope to get the conversation going too so feel free to stop by and say howdy any time.



I've finally joined this century and have an Instagram (I just need to actually post on it......) You can find me here.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Cozy Fall– (ft Pansy's Prints)




I feel like it has been forever since I even planned in my planners. I was out of ink for my printer and then there was a huge mix-up with the order and it never came to me. I ended up buying ink when I went to town to get groceries this morning. Hopefully I can get some ink ordered and delivered before this batch runs out.

This week we are in full fall mode in my Recollections Planner and I love it. This kit is from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Pansy's Prints. I not only love how the kit looks but I also have to say I love the price, $2.75.

I didn't need any extra stickers at all this week so the kit is being shown in all it's glory. I can't wait to add some of the cute decorative stickers as the week goes by too. They really add to the look of the spread but I don't like to put them in until I can see how full the day is going to be.




As I mentioned in the video I have started a Facebook page for this channel/blog and I would love it if you came over and hit that like button. I will be announcing all the videos and blog posts there so it will make it easier to catch all of them. I hope to get the conversation going too so feel free to stop by and say howdy any time.


I've finally joined this century and have an Instagram (I just need to actually post on it......) You can find me here.



Saturday, October 7, 2017

My 2018 Planners




I went shopping for my 2018 planners the other day and I decided to do a quick video showing what I decided to get.

I am especially happy with the Happy Planner I was able to find. I went to the store with a couple of requirements for my Happy Planner. I wanted to have the weekends not be color blocked. I get so frustrated with my current Happy Planner because the weekend days are colored and it makes getting the kits I use difficult some weeks. Either I have to cover the days up entirely with sticker paper, I have to pick kits that are that color or I have to ignore the fact my weekend days clash with the rest of the spread. I have done all three of these this year and I am tired of it. I was able to find two vertical planners that had the weekends white on the weekly spread but only this one that the monthly spread also had the weekend days in white. This planner is about as close to a neutral planner as Happy Planner gets I think. There is a rainbow color scheme going throughout but it is subtle and should be easy to cover up. I was hoping for black disks for the binding but the white is good too. At least it isn't pink. The day I went shopping the planners were on sale and I paid $17.99 for my Happy Planner.

My Recollections Planner, well it is a good thing I wasn't looking for much in the way of what I was looking for. This was the only vertical version they had and they only had 3 of them on the shelf. That was after I looked all over the store to even find them. They weren't even near the rest of the planners, I was beginning to think they were sold out. Since all the planners were on sale on the day I went shopping I also paid $17.99 for this the Recollections Planner. I am just happy to be able to get the Recollections Planner again this year. I really do like the planner I have this year. I think I prefer it to the Erin Condren I had for 2015/2016. And I love the difference in price.

So those are my planners for next year, what did you get?


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –October Monthly Spread– (ft Beayoutiful Planning)




As I was looking for fun weekly kits for my planners this week I actually found this really cute free monthly kit. I actually used the same kit in both my Happy Planner and my Recollections planners. I love the kits from Beayoutiful Planning, she does a fantastic job of both picking the artwork and designing the kits. This one is no exception. I love that it is available in sizes for both my planners. Since it was so cute I just decided to use it in both.

So what does everyone track in those circles on the notes page?? I have no idea what to put in them but decided to put them in my planner this time. I would love some ideas.





I have started a Facebook page for this channel/blog and I would love it if you came over and hit that like button. I will be announcing all the videos and blog posts there so it will make it easier to catch all of them. I hope to get the conversation going too so feel free to stop by and say howdy any time.



I've finally joined this century and have an Instagram (I just need to actually post on it......) You can find me here.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September PinchMe




This month's PinchMe box has some really cool stuff in it. If you haven't signed up with PinchMe go over to their site and sign up right now! I love this site and getting the box in the mail is a little like Christmas every time. I love trying new things and for me writing the reviews is a lot of fun.

So in my box I got:

The Friskies Gravy Swirlers cat food. My cats all loved this sample so it was definitely a winner at my house. I love the fact I got the $1 off coupon with the sample especially since that is one of the brands I do purchase regularly.

Hidden Valley Simply Ranch Dressing is already one of my favorite bottled salad dressings so I know that I will love that one.

The Orbit gum, I wish they would offer a gum that didn't contain the Aspartame since I tend to get migraines from it. I will probably end up tossing it. I tried to not take it but the system wouldn't let me not take the gum sample and still get the box.

The Zzzquil, I get this product in about half my boxes. It does come with a $2 off coupon but truthfully I have never purchased it because I have a ready supply coming from PinchMe and I only use it very rarely.



As I mentioned in the video I have started a Facebook page for thischannel/blog and I would love it if you came over and hit that like button. I will be announcing all the videos and blog posts there so it will make it easier to catch all of them. I hope to get the conversation going too so feel free to stop by and say howdy any time.


I've finally joined this century and have an Instagram (I just need to actually post on it......) You can find me here.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Fall in Love– (ft I Love 2 Print)





This week I found this gorgeous fall leaves themed kit from I Love 2 Print on Etsy. I actually fell in love with this artwork a while ago when I saw her September monthly kit that also features it. Unfortunately for me I had already decorated my monthly spread at that point. I was so happy when I checked the shop and found a weekly kit available also. This is just a one page kit ($2.40) so it does lack a few things and is probably more suited to a more white space style. I did a quick look at the page and decided the only thing that was really missing was a half box. Since I have some multi-color half boxes I was fine. For the most part I was able to plan my week the way I prefer with what is in the kit. I did substitute the check flags for check-boxes and I needed to switch the “to-do” headers for the “today” ones from how I usually use them. But those things are so minor especially with this wonderful artwork. In the end I decided to use date covers to cover the existing dates in the planner. I was going to leave them but the green was just a bit off for me. I happened to have date covers from the same shop as the kit so that was what I used.

For the half boxes I used some from the shop Planning Choco on Etsy.






I have started a Facebook page for this channel/blog and I would love it if you came over and hit that like button. I will be announcing all the videos and blog posts there so it will make it easier to catch all of them. I hope to get the conversation going too so feel free to stop by and say howdy any time.


I've finally joined this century and have an Instagram (I just need to actually post on it......) You can find me here.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Harvest– (ft Maritza Dominguez Shop)





This week I am using this beautiful Harvest themed kit from MaritzaDominguez Shop on Etsy. It was on sale for only $2.10 so a fantastic deal for a 3 page kit that even has leftovers and I didn't need to raid my sticker stash to fill in anything. I love that the colors go so perfectly with the Recollections Planner's color this month and that meant that I didn't even need date covers.

I am so happy to be starting to use some fall themed kits, I'm not going full fall theme until it cools off a bit more here though. I think one of the things I love the most about decorating my planner is when the seasons start to change and I feel I can shift to the new season for inspiration in my sticker choices. I love to decorate for all the seasons but I think by the time each season is coming to an end I am more than ready to move onto the themes.




As I mentioned in the video I have started a Facebook page for this channel/blog and I would love it if you came over and hit that like button. I will be announcing all the videos and blog posts there so it will make it easier to catch all of them. I hope to get the conversation going too so feel free to stop by and say howdy any time.



I've finally joined this century and have an Instagram (I just need to actually post on it......) You can find me here.