There are 2 kinds of people in the world. The kind that use the a weekly calendar/planner and the kind that use a monthly calendar/planner. I used to be a monthly kind of girl. I didn’t want a monthly calendar by itself because I like the thickness that a weekly planner brought. I didn’t want a weekly planner because I felt wasteful not using the weekly pages and only using the monthly pages. I tried logging workouts, food, and then just repeating my events from the monthly. None of that was working for me!
Thanks to a friend, I found out that you could order an Erin Condren notebook with a monthly calendar insert. I immediately jumped in and ordered one! It was so fun picking out my cover. I dedicatedly tracked my package and when it finally arrived, it felt like Christmas morning!
After browsing Erin Condren planner images, I began noticing how other people used the weekly pages. I started to see that with blogging and TpT, I could have been using my pages like that all this time! I spent the day whipping up my OWN vertical weekly pages. I used this video to see how to insert my own pages. It actually ended up being easy, but time-consuming. In the future, I’ll know to just order the weekly pages from EC. But, I am glad to know I can actually use the weekly portion from now on. Lesson learned!
So here you have my pages BEFORE I figured out that this can be kinda like scrapbooking … but BETTER b/c I can look at it every.single.day.
And here are my pages NOW! I had so much fun adding stickers and washi tape. Now I doubt I’ll be doing all this in the school year, but it was a fun hands-on creative project for the summer! :) I use mostly pencil when writing in my planner, mainly because if something changes, I can erase. I don’t like crossing things out! I’m a nerd that way.
Now since my book is a planner AND a notebook, I made dividers and added some stick-on tabs for the notebook section. These pages will be where I write TpT/blog ideas, to-do lists, notes, school thoughts, and of course, doodles! I will probably be sticking a lot of post-its in here, too.
I’ve also included a quote to remind me to SMILE even when I’m stressed and busy :)
I also grabbed this super cute pink box to store all my stickers/tape/decorating stuff so that it didn’t take over my desk dining room table. Let’s just say, hubby was glad when I bought the box and got the “crafty stuff” off his side of the workspace.
We will see how long this whole thing lasts… :)
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