10 fun ways to personalize your planner

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Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

After watching a video on you tube by Alexis aka Misstrenchcoat(who has amazing planner videos btw) on different ways to personalize your planner, I wanted to put together this post using some of her ideas along with some of mine and share them with all of you! Although when I started making my list we had almost the same ideas! Great planner minds think alike!

The 1st way I like to personalize my planner is by adding a cute pen! I love this purple crystal pen by PenGems! You can check them out here http://www.pengems.com

PenGem in Purple

PenGem in Purple

The 2nd way I like to personalize my planners are with dashboards. A dashboard is a place to hold sticky notes, washi, or just to make your planner pretty! I love this smile dashboard that a friend made for me, but you can find lots of cute ones on etsy by simply doing a search for planner dashboards.

Fun dashboard

Fun dashboard

The 3rd way I like to personalize my planner is by adding a cute charm! I love this green owl charm on my kiwi daytimer malibu that I received in a RAK! You can also find planner charms on etsy by searching for planner charms. Here are links to a few of my favorite shops for charms http://www.etsy.com/shop/plannercandydesigns and http://www.etsy.com/shop/shellybelly4evr

Owl Planner Charm

Owl Planner Charm

The 4th way I like to personalize my planners are by using cute dividers! I love these colorful chevron dividers that I purchased from a shop on etsy that is no longer open. I added some cute owl stickers for more cuteness! You can find so many cute dividers on etsy by doing a search for planner dividers. Here are links to a few of my favorite shops http://www.etsy.com/shop/peppermintdoxiedesigns and http://www.etsy.com/shop/mintedsugar.

Cute colorful dividers

Cute colorful dividers

The 5th way I like to personalize my planners are by using fun paper clips and page markers! I love this Kate Spade bow clip along with this project life divider that I cut down and punched to mark pages in my planners! You can find all kinds of cute page clips on etsy or even at your local craft store. Their are tons of super cute project life dividers that you can also find at your local craft store or on amazon. Here are links to a few of my favorite shops http://www.etsy.com/shop/kawaiipaperie http://www.etsy.com/shop/howecute4you

http://http://www.amazon.com/Project-Life-Designer-Dividers-Stickers/dp/B00CSV05N6/ref=sr_1_6?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1417411467&sr=1-6&keywords=project+life+dividers

Cute page markers

Cute page markers

Project life divider used as a page marker

Project life divider used as a page marker

The 6th fun way I like to personalize my planners are by using fun washi tape and stickers! I like to use washi tape to not only decorate my pages, but for blocking off time on my calendar, and also for cancelling or rescheduling things. I also love to use fun, functional stickers to decorate and to mark different things in my planner. For example, different appts, paydays, weather, cleaning chores, and tv shows. You can find alot of super cute washi tape on etsy, ebay, amazon or at your local craft stores. Some walmart and target stores sell washi tape as well. For some of my favorite shops that sell amazing stickers check out my blog post here https://itsaplannerthing.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/planner-sticker-overload/

Last week in my EC using washi tape and stickers!

Last week in my EC using washi tape and stickers!

The 7th way I like to personalize my planners are by using fun printable inserts. You can find tons of printables on both etsy and pinterest by just searching the type of insert your looking for. I love this super cute and colorful recipe printable from the polka dot posie. She has tons of super cute and functional printables for free on her website. She also has some sets for sale in her etsy shop that include budget, health/fitness, and direct sales! Check them out here http://www.thepolkadotposie.com http://www.etsy.com/shop/polkadotposieprint

Recipe printable from thepolkadotposie.com

Recipe printable from thepolkadotposie.com

The 8th fun way I like to personalize my planners are by using DIY folders and workboards. You can make both folders and workboards for your planners by using a simple file folder. I like to use my foldout workboard for holding sticky notes so that they dont take up space on my calender inserts. Alexis aka Misstrenchcoat has a great tutorial video on how to make a folder! Check it out here

Foldout workboard using a file folder

Foldout workboard using a file folder

The 9th way I like to personalize my planners are by using fun project life cards and journaling cards. These come with fun prints and quotes. You can find them at your local craft store, target, or amazon.

photo(53)The 10th and last way I like to personalize my planners are by using fun colorful paper. I love this colorful graph and lined paper from Yellow Paper House on etsy. Here are a few links to my favorite shops that sell colorful paper https://www.etsy.com/shop/YellowPaperHouse https://www.etsy.com/shop/KiddyQualia 

Colorful graph paper from Yellow Paper House on Etsy

Colorful graph paper from Yellow Paper House on Etsy

I also love to cut down the list pads from the Target dollar spot and use them as note paper in my planner. I really love this weekly one it makes a great todo list and weekly meal plan!

photo(48)photo(47)So, no matter what type of planner you have, a Filofax, Erin Condren, Kate Spade ext.. I hope that these fun tips will help with personalizing it and making it look all yours!

Unitl next time..xoxo

Apryl~

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Bloom Daily Planner Review/Giveaway

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Happy Saturday!

Im so excited to share with all of you this super cute planner that I was sent to review from Bloom Daily Planners!

Bloom Daily Planner

Bloom Daily Planner

It’s about the same size as a personal size planner, and comes in many super cute prints. They also have notebooks, journals, and fashion binders. The planner is a great price at $12.95, the notebooks and journals range between $8.95-$9.95, and the fashion binders are $12.95. The planner has a 2014 yearly overview and personal info page

2014 Yearly Overview/Personal Info

2014 Yearly Overview/Personal Info

A 2014-2015 holiday schedule and class schedule

2014-2015 holiday schedule/class schedule

2014-2015 holiday schedule/class schedule

Notes and Things to do pages

Things to Do

Things to Do

Notes

Notes

Addresses and Numbers

Addresses and Numbers

Addresses and Numbers

It has a nice week on 2 page monthly view, with a motivational quote on each month, a todo colomn, and a small calendar of the previous month and the next month.

Monthly View

Monthly View

It has a great week on 2 page layout with nice size boxes and lines. It also has a small calendar at the top with the current month.

Weekly Layout

Weekly View

Last, it has a 2015 yearly overview on the back cover with a nice pocket.

2015 yearly view/pocket

2015 yearly view/pocket

This planner would be great for someone who is new to planning or for someone going to school! Its the perfect size to throw in your bag or backpack and is super lightweight. Back to school is right around the corner and EVERYONE needs a planner!! LOL!! I also did a video review on this planner if you want to check that out as well.

Bloom was also so generous as to send me a few extra planners to giveaway to 2 lucky winners! So, be sure to follow the blog and my social media sites to stay up to date for your chance to win one!! To purchase one of these planners or other products, visit there website here http://bloomplanners.hostedbywebstore.com/

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Hugs XOXO

Apryl

 

 

Its A Planner Thing: Planner Inserts

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Hello Love’s!

As alot of us struggle with finding the perfect planner inserts, I wanted to put this blog post together to hopefully help you find the perfect set and to get a great system in place! Just keep in mind that what works for one person may not work for you. There are many different options available, but I’m only going to focus on some of the more popular ones used by the planner community.

Piaric is one of the few who will print, punch, and ship inserts.This is the only option available.  Her inserts come in Filofax A5, personal, and pocket, Franklin Covey classic and compact, Desk size day timer 5.5×8.5 and portable sizes. You can choose yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily inserts that come in many different style options. For example, Sunday/Monday start date, Note colomn on Right/Left, Lined/Unlined, and different paper color options. Other inserts available include health/diet, todo, expenses, contacts, exercise tracker, password tracker, meal planner, and lined/graph note paper. Here is the link to her FB page https://www.facebook.com/Piaric from there you can find information on how to place an order, prices, sizes, and pictures of all the inserts mentioned.

Piaric's WO2P

Piaric’s WO2P

Pembroke Papers is another one that will print, punch, and ship. She also has the option of instant download and print yourself. Her inserts come in A5, personal, and Franklin Covey compact. You can choose monthly, weekly, and daily inserts with many different styles and layout options. For example, Sunday/Monday start, lines/no lines, notes on right/left, and holiday option. Other inserts available include contacts, financil tracker, todo, menu planner, and lined/graph note paper. She also has the option for custom ordering. Here is the link to her etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/PembrokePapers from there you can place an order, get prices, and see pictures of all the inserts mentioned. I currently use both her MO2P and WO2P in my day timer planner and love them!

Pembroke WO2P Lined

Pembroke WO2P Lined

Polka Dot Posie only offers the option to instantly download and print. But, her inserts are set up for easy printing. Her inserts come in full size(8.5×11), small (5.5×8.5 or half page), and xsmall (3.75×6.75 or personal). You can choose from many different planner calendar sets with different styles and layout options along with weekly and daily pages. Other inserts available include custom cover pages, budget, health/fitness, direct sales, etsy business, small business, party/event, and personalized stationary. She also has the option for custom ordering. Here is the link to her etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/PolkaDotPosiePrint from there you can place an order, get prices, and see pictures of all the inserts mentioned. Also, on her website she has many different free printable planner pages. I currently use many of her inserts and love them! Here is the link to her website http://www.thepolkadotposie.com/ 

Polka Dot Posie Planner Set

Polka Dot Posie Monthly Planner Set

 

Kiddy Qualia is another one that will print, punch, and ship. This is the only option available for these inserts. Her inserts come in A5, personal, and pocket sizes. You can choose monthly and weekly inserts with different style layout options. For example, Sunday/Monday start and many different color choices. Other inserts available include finance pages, todo, and graph/lined note paper. Here is the link to her etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/KiddyQualia from there you can place an order, get prices, and see pictures of all the inserts mentioned.

Kiddy Qualia WO2P

Kiddy Qualia WO2P

Rouge Crusade only offers the option to instantly download and print. Her inserts come in large (8.5×11) and half page(5.5×8.5) sizes. They are designed in a grey scale theme that allows you to come up with your own color coding system. You can choose from monthly, weekly, and daily inserts with different styles and layout options. Here is the link to her etsy shop  https://www.etsy.com/shop/RogueCrusade from there you can place an order, get prices, and see pictures of all the inserts mentioned.

Rouge Crusade Daily

Rouge Crusade Daily

Miss Tiina only offers the option to instantly download and print. The great thing about her inserts is you get 4 different planner sizes with purchase. It will include Full (8.5×11), A5 (half page/5.5×8.5), A5 Filofax (5.75×8.25), and personal (3.75×6.75). You can choose from full calendar sets, weekly, monthly, and daily pages. Other inserts available include cleaning schedules, weight tracker, todo, exercise tracker, contacts, budget, bill payment, meal planner, and grocery checklists. Here is the link to her etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/MissTiina from there you can place an order, get prices, and see pictures of all the different inserts mentioned. Keep an eye out on her store page for some great coupon codes!

Miss Tiina Daily Todo

Miss Tiina Daily Todo

Pumpkin Girl Designs only offers the option to instantly download and print. These are set up for easy printing as well. Her inserts come in full (8.5×11), half page (5.5×8.5), and personal (3.75×6.75) sizes. You can choose yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily pages with different layout options. Other inserts available include todo,contacts, menu planner, dates to remember, password tracker, while you were out pages, graditude journal and blog pages. She also has the option to purchase different planner sets and add on planner pages. Here is the link to her etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/PumpkinGirlDesigns from there you can place an order, get prices, and see pictures of all the inserts mentioned. Also, you can find a free printable weekly todo set on her website. http://themacandcheesechronicles.com I currently use both her blog planner pages and the weekly todo set and they are great!

Pumpkin Girl Designs Free Weekly Todo Set

Pumpkin Girl Designs
Free Weekly Todo Set

Pumpkin Girl Designs Blog Planner Pages

Pumpkin Girl Designs
Blog Planner Pages

Clean Life and Home only offers the option to instantly download and print. Her inserts come in full (8.5×11) and half page (5.5×8.5) sizes.You can choose monthly, weekly, and daily inserts in different layout options. Other inserts available include todo, fitness, small business, etsy business, social media tracker, expenses, contacts, mileage log, cleaning schedule, and many different home management printables.She also offers the option of custom ordering. Here is the link to her etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/CleanLifeandHome from there you can place an order, get prices, and see pictures of all the inserts mentioned. I’m currently using her social media tracker and love it!

 

Clean Life and Home  Weekly  Checklist

Clean Life and Home
Weekly Checklist

Misty at http://denverista.com/ also has a great weekly page that is free to print.

Denverista Free Weekly Insert

Denverista Free
Weekly Insert

As there are many different planner insert options out there, I have only highlighted some of the more popular ones used by the planner community. Pinterest is also a great resource for finding planner inserts. I hope that you find this blog post helpful and beneficial to finding the right planner inserts that will work for you. It really does come down to the perfect inserts to get a great system in place! Until next time…

HugsXOXO

Apryl