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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Plan with me in m Happy Planner –Thanksgiving–




This week I decided to offer another free printable via my blog for the Happy Planner. I love Thanksgiving and my birthday is this week too so I thought those were the perfect excuses. I am sorry it is kind of late for this year but I just didn't get it finished in time for last week.

The kit is 3 pages and made to fit the Happy Planner. I hope you enjoy the kit and let me know how it worked for you.

You can find page 1 here.






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Monday, November 20, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Autumn– (ft Bling Bling Planner)




This week in my Recollections Planner I am using a kit from Bling Bling Planner called Autumn. Since this is the week of Thanksgiving it will probably be the last fall themed kit of the year. Time to start thinking about Christmas themed kits now.

The one thing I have trouble with when using kits from Bling Bling Planner is that they aren't consistent in what they include. It can be confusing to say the least. With most shops you can be pretty sure what the kits will have, unless there has been a redesign of the kits. That is because most shops I am sure make a basic template and work from it. Just filling in with the digital paper designs and clip art and changing the colors to go with each kit. It seems like every kit I get from this shop is pretty different.

This time I was in need of both meal stickers and hydrate stickers. Luckily I had those in my stash.

The meal ones I used were from Sweety Stickers on Etsy.

The sidebar hydrate sticker is from a shop that doesn't seem to be on Etsy any more. 

This kit also only had the check flags but no full boxes for the to do section. Since it did have full size boxes with the middle whited out I am going to attempt to use those for my to do lists. We shall see next week if that worked. I did find a single ombre checklist to use in the sidebar, it was a lone sticker in my leftover Happy Planner stickers so I have no idea where it came from. Probably a kit I used at some point but I have no idea what one or where it was from.





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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Thanksgiving Kit Freebie


I decided to write a separate blog post about this since my Plan with Me won't be going up until Wednesday of this week. I created a Thanksgiving week Happy Planner kit and it is free with the links below. It is in a 3 page format and I hope you enjoy it.



I decided to do this for several reasons. First I just wasn't finding a Thanksgiving weekly kit that I really loved. Second I decided to do it as kind of celebration of my birthday this week. And finally I am trying to practice making kits because I would like to open a sticker shop on Etsy and I figure practicing on free kits is a good way too work on skills.

That being said if you have suggestions for improvements please let me know. I would love some constructive criticism. I already have made a note to try to improve/change the font on the sidebar headers, I know it is really hard to read. I do love the font so maybe I can come up with a way to make it stand out more.




So have fun with the printable and be sure to show me a picture of your spread if you use it.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Plan with me in my Happy Planner –Fashion Fall– (ft Design Sticker Store)






This week for my Happy Planner I was once again trying to find a sticker kit that would coordinate with the existing pink in the Happy Planner and still be fall themed. I think this Fall Fashion kit from Design Sticker Store does a pretty good job. It isn't exactly the same pink as in the planner but it blends nicely, better in person than on the video or the photos actually.

This was a very small kit, only one page so it wouldn't be the choice of someone that wanted a no white space look but I find no white space a bit much in the Happy Planner anyway, I did add some date covers, they were from My Planner Envy a great site for free printable planner stuff. There were even matching habit trackers included.

I also added a strip of gold washi tape to cover the bottom header strip in the planner.

I think the only thing I wish had been in the kit would be one more decorative box and maybe one more ombre checkbox. That being said I am very happy with how the spread turned out without these items so they weren't that big of a deal.

I am not normally a fan of the fashion girl thing but it is not overpowering in this kit so I do like it here.




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Monday, November 13, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Fall Floral– (ft Ruby Red Iris Prints)





This week I went in search of a fall kit that had some green in the color scheme so that it would blend better with the colors in the Recollections Planner this month. This kit not only hit on the colors I was looking for it also features rain as a theme which is so on topic for fall where I live. Also the price was fantastic at only $1 it was a no brainer for this week. The kit is from Ruby Red Iris Prints on Etsy, I know I have featured this shop before on this channel. Be sure to follow the link and check out the stickers over there.

I did decide to add date covers since the green in the kit wasn't a great match for the green in the planner, these are from I Love 2 Print also on Esty.

I also added some hydrate stickers to the week since I really find them helpful to me. The shop I got these from doesn't seem to be open at the moment but I know there are lots of hydrate stickers on Etsy.




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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Plan with me in my Happy Planner –November– (ft Beayoutiful Planning )




This month in my Happy Planner I decided to use the monthly freebie over on the Beayoutiful Planning website. I love the kit and it is so pretty and soft. Since by the end of the month my monthly spreads can get kind of busy I am really ready for a break from the bright colors I have used in the past several months.




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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –November– (ft Design Lovely Studio)





This month in my Recollections Planner I decided to go very traditional for my November Monthly Spread. I really love this kit from Design Lovely Studio with all the fall colors and traditional Thanksgiving/harvest motifs. The price of the kit was $2.30 so a really good deal too.

The only thing that I wanted to add was a notes page kit. Since I also love the clip art that Beayoutiful Planning chose for her free monthly kit I decided to use the notes page from that in my planner. I was torn between the two kits so this way I get both of them in this planner. (I also used the Beayoutiful Planning monthly kit in my Happy Planner)

I don't really track a lot in my monthly spreads so the typical sidebar that is included in most kits is wasted in my planner. A couple of weeks ago I realized that instead of putting all those lists over in the sidebar that I never use I could use some of the decorative boxes that are included in a lot of kits. I don't usually use those either but many times they are so pretty I hate to skip them. Now I have a place to use them and I don't feel pressured to think of something to try to list in the sidebar.







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