Peep My Planner

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!
I’m linking up with Keeping Up With Mrs. Harris for Plan with Me Sundays!

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

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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7 thoughts on “Peep My Planner

  1. I love everything about your planner! And your July spread makes my heart so patriotic-ally happy (yep! Take that Webster)!!! Thanks so much for linking up Cassie! Now, go and enjoy Vegas! :) xoxoxoxo

  2. Oh my, that July spread is perfect! It’s gorgeous! I love that you made it work for you. I tried having a personal planner, but I just don’t seem to need one. During the school year I use my lesson planner and just write down side notes that I need to remember, During the summer, I just don’t have that much to plan. I’m kid free so I don’t have a lot of stuff to keep up with. I love that you made your planner work for you though!

  3. OMG you are just like me and don’t like to cross things off. You can still have fabulous color though!!!! I am obsessed with frixion erasable pens. They are not like the old pens that would smudge when erased. These erase with no smudging and they come in a ton of colors. I live in Canada so can only get them at Walmart or Amazon but I am sure you can get them more places. They are my all time favourite thing!!!

  4. What a great idea! I never knew you could add pages into a spiral bound planner/notebook. That takes a lot of patience, but it’s so worth it!

  5. I LOVE your July monthly layout! I’m the same way about not wanting to cross off things that get changed- I usually write things on a sticky note unless I know they are happening for sure. Still I have a few things that get changed after I’ve written them permanently into my planner and then I end up using white out… My friends think I’m crazy LOL. Thanks for sharing!

  6. STAMPS! OMG so you punched all those holes and snapped it all in? You are patient!!! It is a bit like crafting though- very therapeutic! Have a great week! Can’t wait to see you in Vegas! WP looks good on the Adventure Blog!

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