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Posts Tagged ‘Happy Planner’

Chaotic Planning

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Here’s last week’s planner spread, begun with optimism and a clear color scheme. Over the course of the week, it got crowded and chaotic and somewhat emotional, with a “Disapproving Ostrich” sticker on the day my husband and I had a quarrel about his continuing unemployment and his decision to rob our retirement funds to […]

Little Things

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Little things are 1/6 boxes, roughly.The most common system is to use To-do with checklist or checkboxes, Today with full boxes, and Little Things with a stack of 1/6 boxes. Some people use them for TV shows, expected packages, and appointments. I use them to track good habits. Above you can see, from top to […]

Printables Once More

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Today my new printer sent me a “low on ink” message. I have used it only for printing out printable stickers and I am partway through my third packet of 15 sheet sticker paper. At $42 for the ink (though I didn’t buy it, since it was sent with the review printer) and a dollar […]

Revisiting Planner Printables

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

I had tried some planner printables and confirmed my initial feeling that they would be an unsatisfactory experience — poorer in quality than store bought, more time-consuming, and not necessarily a savings. Then I received a printer for review, and needed something to print out. So I went out and bought some sticker paper (Avery, […]

A Comparison of Planners

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Here they are, from left to right, three planners which may or may not be Christmas gifts (in case any potential recipient happens by): Planner Love from Franklin Covey, the Happy Planner from me and My Big Ideas, and a planner from Kate Spade. Planner Love has the best binder, refillable, made from leather, and […]

Adding Home Planner Sheets to a Happy Planner

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

I continue to enjoy my Happy Planner, and today I added the Home Planner — or tried to. Like the Happy Planner, the Home Planner version is disc bound and has charming dividers for its sections, namely To-do, Meal Planner, House Cleaning, and Budget. I tucked the Budget section into the back of my planner. […]

Planner Tweaks

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

I realized that there was no way to mark the current pages of the Happy Planner, so I used one of the decorative inserts to make a tab. Not sturdy, I’m sure, but careful handling seems to be a requirement for this planner. I also used arrows to move several meetings, because it is being […]

Printables for Planners

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The Happy Planner movement has led to a plethora of free printables as well as an impressive sticker cottage industry. The free ones above are from Vintage Glam Studios and I Heart Planners. I figured that the free printables would probably not be worthwhile for me. The color printer ink makes them more costly than […]


Sunday, October 25th, 2015

  This is the time of year when I reorder my planner, as well as refills for those of my kids/team who use paper planners. This year, I found myself rethinking my planner use situation. The shot above shows a pretty typical week in my planner. I have lots of notes — which I can […]

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