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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Planner Sticker Overload

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Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I’ve had alot of questions about where I get all my cute stickers from, and what shops I recommend. All of these shops listed have amazing stickers that are super cute and most important functional! I’ve had the opportunity to work with the a lot of these shops and personally review some of their stickers. They are all such great shops with amazing quality stickers!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/scribbleprintsco

Use coupon code ITSAPLANNERTHING save 15%off your order

http://www.etsy.com/shop/planneresque

Use coupon code APRYL10 save 10% off your order

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lifestickers

http://www.etsy.com/shop/missamaedesigns

Use coupon code APRYL10 save 10% your order

http://www.etsy.com/shop/alexstudio

Use coupon code INSTAGRAMLOVE15 to save 15% off

http://www.etsy.com/shop/juiceboxpaperco

http://www.etsy.com/shop/thepixiepaperie

http://www.etsy.com/shop/creativecornerdesigns

http://www.etsy.com/shop/karolinaskrafts

http://www.etsy.com/shop/stickerswashiandmore

http://www.etsy.com/shop/helloashleyann

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ohhellostationeryco

Use coupon code ITSAPLANNERTHING to save 10%off

http://www.storeenvy.com/77appaloosalane

http://www.sizemoredesigns.com

These are some other shops that are popular within the planner community.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lifeplannerwashitape

http://www.etsy.com/shop/madebyelissa

http://www.etsy.com/shop/southernhaute

http://www.etsy.com/shop/obsessedwithcute

http://www.etsy.com/shop/plannerprettiesbyk

http://www.etsy.com/shop/plannerpandemonium

http://www.etsy.com/shop/krissyannedesigns

http://www.etsy.com/shop/myqueenbeedesigns

http://www.etsy.com/shop/lilliehenry

http://www.etsy.com/shop/kawaiistickers4you

http://mswenduhh.blogspot.com/

Be sure to go check out all of these amazing shops for some super cute and functional stickers to help keep your planner organized! I hope that you enjoyed this post and found it helpful!

Until next time..xoxo

Apryl~

CARRIEELLE MEAL PLANNER

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HAPPY SATURDAY! I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN! SORRY I HAVE BEEN MIA LATLEY ON THE BLOG, BUT I HAVE BEEN HAVING SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES PLUS I HAVE BEEN CRAZY BUSY!

ANYWAY, IM SUPER EXCITED TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL THIS AMAZING MEAL PLANNER THAT I RECEIVED TO REVIEW FROM A SHOP ON ETSY CALLED CARRIEELLE!

CARRIE ELLE MEAL PLANNER

CARRIE ELLE MEAL PLANNER

THIS IS THE COVER THAT I CHOSE, HOWEVER SHE DOES HAVE MORE TO CHOOSE FROM IN HER SHOP! I LOVE THAT THIS MEAL PLANNER IS SO SIMPLE, YET SUPER CUTE AND FUNCTIONAL! TO MY KNOWLEDGE IT DOESNT COME WITH THE NAME PERSOANLIZATION BUT I WILL DEF FIND OUT!

THE MEAL PLANNER COMES WITH 12 CALENDAR PAGES WHERE YOU CAN PLAN OUT YOUR MONTHLY MENU FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT LIKE TO PLAN AHEAD.

MONTHLY MENU CALENDAR PAGES

MONTHLY MENU CALENDAR PAGES

IT ALSO COMES WITH 60 WEEKLY MEAL PLANNING PAGES WITH A PLACE TO PLAN OUT YOUR MEALS FOR THE WEEK AND A PLACE TO WRITE YOUR GROCERY LIST. MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT THESE PAGES IS THAT THE GROCERY LISTS ARE PERFORATED SO YOU CAN TEAR IT OFF AND TAKE IT WITH YOU TO THE GROCERY STORE! I ALSO LOVE THAT THE PLANNER PAGES MATCH THE COVER!

WEEKLY MEAL PLANNING PAGES

WEEKLY MEAL PLANNING PAGES

IT ALSO COMES WITH 10 HOLIDAY MEAL PLANNING PAGES, 5 BLANK NOTES PAGES FOR LISTING YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES EXT.., AND A MEAL PLANNING RESOURCE PAGE. THE COST OF PLANNER IS $25 AND IT COMES WITH ENOUGH PAGES TO LAST YOU A ENTIRE YEAR! IN MY OPIONION ITS SO WORTH IT KNOWING HOW MUCH MONEY IT WILL SAVE YOU BY PLANNING OUT ALL YOUR MEALS!

I’M SUPER EXCITED TO START USING THIS PLANNER TOMORROW WHEN I DO MY WEEKLY PLANNING! I ALSO HAVE A MEAL PLANNING INSERT COMING IN THE MAIL FOR MY ERIN CONDREN, WHERE I CAN JUST TRANSFER MY WEEKLY MENU TO IT AND ATTACH IT IN MY PLANNER! THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY AND EXCITED! LOL!  I AM SUCH A PLANNER ADDICT! I WILL KEEP YOU ALL UPDATED WITH ANOTHER POST IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO TO LET YOU KNOW JUST HOW AMAZING THIS MEAL PLANNER IS WORKING OUT FOR ME!

HERE IS MY REVIEW VIDEO OF THE PLANNER. CHECK IT OUT!

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING THIS MEAL PLANNER CLICK HERE https://www.etsy.com/shop/CarrieElle

IF YOU PURCHASE ONE OF THESE PLANNERS, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE PICS SO PLEASE POST A PIC ON  INSTAGRAM AND TAG ME  @itsaplannerthing. I HOPE THAT YOU ENJOYED THIS POST! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

UNTIL NEXT TIME,  XOXO

APRYL~

Freckled Fawn Review

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Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I wanted to share with all of you the super cute items I received from Freckled Fawn to review. If you are not familar with Freckled Fawn, they have a variety of craft supplies including washi tape, paper clips, stickers, and more! Click here to view their website http://www.freckledfawn.com/

First up, are these amazing arrow paper clips that I have had my eye on for a while now. They come in many different colors and make any planner page look even cuter!

Arrow paper clips

Arrow paper clips

Next up are these super cute arrow washi tapes! These are perfect for decorating or marking things off in your planner! Im really loving all the cute arrow things latley! 🙂

arrow washi tapes

arrow washi tapes

Last are these super cute enamel star stickers! They come in different colors and are perfect for decorating your planner!

Enamel star stickers

Enamel star stickers

For a closer look at these items check out my video review here

For information on the Oh Deer Me monthly subscription kits click here http://ohdeermekit.myshopify.com/

Want a chance to win some of these amazing products from Freckled Fawn? They are giving one lucky follower a kit filled with some amazing goodies! So, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook for all the details! I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to follow Freckled Fawn on Instagram and Facebook as well for discounts, giveways, and new product reveals!!

Until next time..

XOXO

Apryl~

Planner Sticker Cuteness

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Happy Friday! I’m so sorry for the delay in posting, its been really crazy the last few weeks. Anyway, I am so excited to share with you some amazing planner stickers that I was so generously sent over the past week to review! They’re from a few different shops and are just super cute and really functional!

The 1st of stickers are from Karolina’s Krafts on etsy.

Karolina's Krafts

Karolina’s Krafts

The stickers that are pictured are rainbow flags, money/payday, grocery cart, TV, and small rainbow arrows. She has many other amazingly cute stickers including birthday, appointments, workout, task flags and more! Check out her shop here https://www.etsy.com/shop/KarolinasKrafts

The 2nd set of stickers I received are from Creative Corner Designs on Etsy.

Creative Corner Designs

Creative Corner Designs

The stickers pictured are happy mail, stethoscope, polka dot teardrops, stars, and banner flag stickers. She also has many other super cute stickers including, snailmail, anchors, rainbows, birthday’s and more! She also does custom orders so if you dont see something send her a convo through her store. Check out her shop here https://www.etsy.com/shop/creativedesigncorner

The last set of stickers are from 77appaloosalane.

77appaloosalane

77appaloosalane

The stickers pictured are cupcakes, vaccum, laundry, no school, vet appt, winter break, and a mixture of a few others. She has many other super cute stickers as well and does custom orders. Check out her store here http://77appaloosalane.storenvy.com/

I cant stress enough how amazing all these stickers are and how they have made my planner so much more functional! They are perfect for any planner!

My week showing some of these amazing stickers!

My week showing some of these amazing stickers!

I will be posting a video review on these as well over on my you tube channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVDIlb5cu3aM5pFECsvuh8g   so be sure to watch for that very soon! I hope that this post will help you find some stickers for your planner to help make it more functional and keep you organized!!

Until next time..

XOXO

Apryl

Life Stickers Review

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Happy Saturday!

I am so excited to share with you these amazing planner stickers I received from Life Stickers! They have a variety of stickers to choose from including: school year, appointments, sports, birthday, payday and more! I love the premium vinyl quality of these stickers versus the normal sticker quality you see.They also make custom orders, so if you have something in mind just send them a convo through their etsy store and I’m sure they can make it happen!

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School Year Set

 

No School/Appointment Tracking

No School/Appointment Tracking

 

Happy Birthday/Chevron Flags/Owls

Happy Birthday/Chevron Flags/Owls

I started using the school year sticker set this week with the 1st day of school sticker, as school started for us this past monday. I will be using more from this sticker set as I continue to plan out the school year on my calendar pages.

This week showing the !st day of school sticker

This week showing the !st day of school sticker

I will be sure to post pictures as I add more of these super cute stickers to my pages, so be sure to follow me on my social media pages! Head over to Life Stickers on Etsy and check out these stickers and more plus information on prices, shipping, and custom orders! https://www.etsy.com/shop/LifeStickers                     

Also, be sure to follow Life Stickers on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lifesticker?ref=br_tf and on Instagram http://instagram.com/life_stickers?modal=true to stay up to date on new products!

I also did a video review showing these stickers, you can check that out here!

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to see pictures of your pages using these Life Stickers! Be sure to tag me @itsaplannerthing and use #itsaplannerthing on Instagram!

Unitl next time…

Hugs XOXO

Apryl

 

Bloom Daily Planner Giveaway!

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Happy Thursday! Its giveaway time!

I know all of you were loving the bloom daily planners that I did a blog post and video review on a few days ago. So, here is your chance to win one! This will be the 1st giveaway of the bloom planners that I have to giveaway to 2 lucky winners! The 2nd giveway will be a little later on my Instagram and You tube channel so be watching for that for another chance to win one! All you have to do is a few simple steps to get entries to win!

http://a Rafflecopter giveaway 

 

 Once you have liked both Its A Planner Thing and Bloom Daily Planners on Facebook click here http://bloomplanners.hostedbywebstore.com/ and check out all the super cute planners.Then, come back here and leave me a comment with what your favorite pattern is! That’s it! Easy Peasy! Giveaway will end on Thursday August 21st at midnight, winner will be announced shortly after! Good Luck!!

Hugs XOXO

Apryl