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Monday, July 24, 2017

Plan with me in my Happy Planner –Sunny Day– (ft Vintage Glam Studios)




It just happened that at the same time I got online to look for a kit to use in my Happy Planner this week Vintage Glam Studios posted a picture of this kit on her Facebook page. I decided that my search was over. I love this kit and the challenge of making a single page work for the week was a lot of fun. I did add some washi tape to “glitz it up” a bit and I decided to go find a habit tracker but that is all and depending on your planning style you might not need anything. Be sure to go visit Vintage Glam Studio's website and have a look around there are a bunch of great free printable kits over there.

So why did I decide to just use the one page kit this week. Mostly it was because I really liked the design that was chosen for it. I think it is perfect for a summer week. And since I did like it so much I decided to see how it would look without a lot of other stickers added. I really like how it turned out. And if you are on a strict budget this is certainly a planning style that is doable.




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.



Saturday, July 22, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Watermelon– (ft Petit Planner)




This week I went in search of a watermelon themed kit, I found this one and in my excitement I didn't even notice that it was sized for the Happy Planner!! LOL Oh well, it still works out just fine in my Recollections Planner and it is pretty. This kit comes from the Etsy Shop Petit Planner and the cost was $2.57.

Because of the fact the kit is sized for the Happy Planner the bottom washi strip didn't fit at all so I just dug into my collection of washi tape and found this black and white striped one. I think it really brings the design together and grounds it nicely.

The only sticker that I didn't have in the kit that I needed was habit trackers so I got out one from Ruby Red Iris Prints, I use this sheet of stickers a lot so I am really happy with the purchase. In fact I need to print off another page of them because I have run out of a lot of the colors.

I am really looking forward to using this kit and seeing how the different sizing works out in this planner.



I get asked all the time what sticker paper I use. Here is a photo of the packaging from my current paper. This is at least the 3rd package of this brand I have used and I really like it. I buy it from a couple of different sellers on eBay, I find the prices there are better than Amazon for this paper.






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.



Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Plan with me in my Happy Planner –August Monthly– (ft Best Printables 4U)




I know it is only the middle of July but because of the way I use my monthly spreads I need to get August set up. I found this kit at the Etsy shop Best Printables 4U and I love how it turned out. It can sometimes be a challenge to find a monthly kit that coordinates with the color on the weekend days on the pages but I think this one works very nicely. It will even work in my horizontal Happy Planner that I use for Journaling. (the colors are different in the two planners)

I know most out you don't have the same needs I do for your monthly pages but I hope you still like to see the kits and how I lay out the pages in my planner.



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. 



Monday, July 17, 2017

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







This week I am using this really pretty Tropical kit from Design Sticker Store on Etsy. I have continued on my quest to try and match the existing colors in my planner with kits that are seasonal and that I love. Some weeks are easier than others and I knew as soon as I saw this kit that I had to have it for this week. I really do enjoy having my spreads in my planners reflect the time of year so this is perfect.


The only downside for me this week is the lack of a habit tracker in the kit but I already decided I am going to find one in my leftover's stash. I know I have a lot of them left from other kits so I should be able to find one to match easily. On the bright side I can use up a sticker that was leftover from another kit. Not having that sticker in the kit is no big deal and it really is a wonderful and full kit. I happened to pick up my copy on a half price sale so it was only $1.50.


As I mentioned at the tail end of 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.




Saturday, July 15, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Enchanted Roses– (ft I Love My Planner Shop)





This week I found a beautiful floral designed kit for my Recollections Planner. I love that it has the greens in the kit to match/coordinate with the colors already in the planner. I love the rose theme, the roses in my front yard are blooming like crazy right now so I felt this was the perfect kit to use. The fact that it was on sale the day I found it made it even better. I got this kit from I Love My Planner Shop on Etsy. The price I purchased it was only $1.99 but the regular price is only $3.75 so even not on sale this is an awesome buy.

I am pretty sure this is a new to me shop but I am certain I will be back to get more printable kits, there were so many gorgeous kits to choose from it was hard to pick.

The only thing I added this week were 3 half boxes but that is only because I want one for every day. I know most of you probably don't need a half box every day and the 4 that come with the kit would be plenty for most people.








I get asked all the time what sticker paper I use. Here is a photo of the packaging from my current paper. This is at least the 3rd package of this brand I have used and I really like it. I buy it from a couple of different sellers on eBay, I find the prices there are better than Amazon for this paper.






As I mentioned at the tail end of 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. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Plan with me in my Happy Planner –Pink Lemonade– (ft Planner Problem 101)





I had noticed this free printable kit on the Planner Problem 101 site a couple of months ago. It was love at first site! I looked through my Happy Planner and found the first week I thought would be perfect for the kit. Since I loved the kit so much I wanted to showcase it on a week where everything would go together. When I turned to this week in my planner I found my sticky note I had put there to remind me to use this kit this week.

I love this spread, the lemons and lemonade theme are so pretty and they just scream summertime. The colors in the kit go perfectly with the colors that my Happy Planner has on these two pages.

As always with a kit from Planner Problem 101 there are so many stickers that you can probably find everything you desire no matter what you planning style.






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.





Monday, July 10, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Sparkling Lemon– (ft Planning Choco)




This week I decided on this beautiful printable kit from the Etsy shop Planning Choco. I love this kit. There is just something about lemons paired with the color blue that I absolutely love. Blue and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations and it just screams summer to me in this kit.

I can't wait to get into the week and start planning, the pages just look so fresh and inviting.




I get asked all the time what sticker paper I use. Here is a photo of the packaging from my current paper. This is at least the 3rd package of this brand I have used and I really like it. I buy it from a couple of different sellers on eBay, I find the prices there are better than Amazon for this paper.







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.





Monday, June 26, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Summer Vibes– (ft Paper Crown Planner)






For whatever reason I had a horrid time picking out a kit to use today. I think it is just the fact it is too hot to think this week.

Anyway I finally found this kit and it is perfect for the week. All the citrus and summer colors are very happy and go so well with summer.

The kit is called Summer Vibes and it is from the Etsy shop Paper Crown Planner. I have used many kits from this shop over the last couple of years so I guess you could say it is becoming one of my favorite shops.

I didn't even use any extra stickers this week just the ones in the kit.


As I mentioned at the tail end of the video I have started a Facebookpage 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.






Saturday, June 24, 2017

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





This week I decided I really wanted to find a cute free printable kit for my Happy Planner and Planner Problem 101 came through once again. I love the kits on this site, they are huge and have so many stickers in them. They also come in sizes for different planners so you can download the size/sizes that you need.

This kit goes with the existing colors in the planner so well and that is a bonus since it so hard to cover up all the excess color on the page. I mean it can be done but it is tough to do.



As mentioned at the end of my video I now have a Facebook page for this channel/blog I would love it if you dropped by and hit the like button. I will be posting over there when I post any blogs or videos and I would also love to get the conversation going over there too. 



Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Summer Sippin'– (ft Pansy's Prints)




This week I went in search of a bright tropical themed kit and I am thrilled with the Summer Sippin' kit from Pansy's Prints. This beautiful 4 page printable kit was only $1.99! I love the bright colors and the tropical drink theme is perfect for the week that summer begins.

This kit is so complete that I didn't pull in any extra stickers at all. I am not convinced that I am happy with the bright colored 3 heart check boxes I used on the weekend but I idn't know what else to do. It would have been nicer to have some small check boxes that matched the big ones but that isn't a complaint just an observation. I do love the double box that I used on the weekend.

As I mentioned at the tail end of 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.



Monday, June 12, 2017

Plan with me in my Happy Planner –Indigo Bloom– (ft Spot On Prints)




This week in my Happy Planner I am using this beautiful kit from Spot On Prints on Etsy. The kit is called Indigo Bloom and I think I am in love. Since there is so much blue and pink in my Happy Planner I have been looking for kits that feature those colors and this one is perfect.




Saturday, June 10, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Berrylicious– (ft Pinky Studio)




This week I was inspired by all the local farm stands that have fresh, ripe local strawberries when I picked my sticker set for my main planner. I love the berries on this set and the colors are wonderful. I especially love the dark blue, a color I was a little surprised to find when I searched for stickers that were “strawberry” themed.

This beautiful kit is from the Etsy shop Pinky Studio. I love how many stickers are in the kit and the price of $ is certainly reasonable for what you get. You can be sure I will be exploring the shop more thoroughly soon.


Since the kit is so complete I didn't even need to pull in any additional stickers today.





Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Plan with me in my Happy Planner –Kittens– (ft Pansy's Prints)

Watch the video here.



We are definitely a cat owned household. In fact I really can't remember a time in my life without a cat. So when I saw this Happy Planner printable kit pop up on my Etsy search I had to get it. It matches the colors for the month of June in my Happy Planner Perfectly and the kitties are just adorable. This kit is from Pansy's Prints on Etsy and it is a 3 page kit.

I am loving the design of this kit and I smile very time I open the planner.

The only thing I wish I would have done differently in laying it out is I wish I would have looked through some of my leftover stickers for some glitter headers to use in place of the “this & that” headers. I think that would have been a better choice for how I use the planner. But that is such a minor thing.





Sunday, June 4, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Wild Heart– (ft BEaYOUtiful Planning)





This week's spread couldn't get much different from last week's if I tried. While last week was all soft colors and watercolor this week is a bright and bold jungle theme!

I love this week with all the tropical plants, bright colors, and cute animals. Wild Heart is a gorgeous kit. I found this kit on the BEaYOUtiful Planning shop on Etsy and I love it. I love how the colors blend with the colors in my planner so I don't have to cover up every bit of color. I love how bright and happy it is. And I love that it makes me smile just to look at it.

The kit cost $3.75 and there were a bunch of stickers left over. If you do a more white space layout than I do you could definitely get 2 weeks with just one printing of the kit.

The only sticker I added was the vitamin tracker that I just purchased from Pretty Stock on Etsy. I love that the green matches so well with the kit I am using this week.









Friday, June 2, 2017

Plan with me in my Happy Planner -June Monthly– (ft The Planner Shack)




For the monthly spread for June in my Happy Planner I decided to go really bright and summery and this Flamingo kit certainly is all of that. I love the fun colorful kit and I think it will usher in the summer with the right vibe.

I got the kit from The Planner Shack on Etsy, it was a 2 page kit for $2.50 and it has plenty of stickers for how I plan my monthly. I am a bit confused about the strip I assume was supposed to go over the last days of May. It was shorter than the boxes so maybe it was supposed to go somewhere else??? At least with the addition of the “vacation” strip I made it fit the boxes pretty well.


Since there is so much blue on the weekend days in the monthly spread in my planner that was the main thing I was trying to coordinate with. I looked through a lot of printable kits to find one that I not only loved but that I felt would go with the blue that is already on the pages. The color is not a perfect match but it goes nicely I think and I am looking forward to seeing how the pages look as the month goes on and I add the stickers to represent all my videos and blogs throughout the month. 



Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Plan with me in my Mini Happy Planner -Stars N' Stripes– (ft Vintage Glam Studio)





A couple of days before I was gathering up my stickers for this week I noticed that Vintage Glam Studio had posted this free kit for the Mini Happy Planner in honor of Memorial Day. I decided I had to use it. It is perfect for the week. It would work well for the week of the 4th of July also.

If you haven't found Vintage Glam Studio's site you will find it here. She has an amazing number of free printable kits for many sizes of planner. She has some non planner things too. I try to check what she new things she has posted on at least once a week.