Showing posts with label planner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label planner. Show all posts

Jul 20, 2017


the happy planner homeschool planner

For my plannre this year I chose The Happy Planner Teacher's Edition (sold at Michaels). I know this planner is set up for a classroom teacher but I wanted to show you all how you can add some additional pages to make it usable for a homeschool mama!

the happy planner homeschool planner

the happy planner homeschool planner


This planner is absolutely beautiful and the kit comes with so many fun extras like note pads and stickers. However beautiful I needed to make this planner work for a homeshool mom so I created some colorful yet functional pages to plan our homeschool year. 


By adding in these pages I made this beautiful planner work for this here homeschool mama and I can not wait to plan in it!!! 

STUDENT PLANNER (comes in handy for plannign for multiple children)

To see how I used these pages in my planner (p.s. I haven't added all of them, yet)... CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW!!

Feb 6, 2017

Plan with Me Episode #2 | Homeschool Weekly Layout


It's obvious that I love pretty paper and planning things out gives me a sense of being organized. And I'll take all the "feeling" of being organized that I can get. I mean with five kids being organized is pretty much impossible but that doesn't stop me from trying.

In my first Plan with Me episode I shared how I have my Happy Planner set up. It's pretty basic except for every week I have three spreads. So, for example, for 6th through the 12th, I have three copies of each week. I do this by simply making front and back copies of the planner pages and sandwiching the copies in between the orginal pages. I make two copies so that gives me three weeks. The two copied weeks and the orginal week! 

The second weekly spread is for our homeschool plans for the week. The top box in each column is for Jackson's plans, the second box in each column is for Lilliana's, and the last box is for their group work. 

I thought it would be fun to share with you how I plan for our homeschool week. 

First, I gather their workbooks/curriculum, printables, and any projects they may be working on. I also grab my grade book that I keep, it has notes about what each one needs improvment on. For example, I know Lilli is struggling with counting by twos. 


So, with all of their work laid out I can make a small list of work for each one. I usually use a small notepad or to do list for this. 

plan-with-me homeschool-planner

Next, I gather my planner and my pretty planner making supplies. I usually do this on Sunday night so that we are ready to go on Monday morning. 

the happy planner-homeschool planner-creative planner

I usually start by making the pages look a little more prettier .... that's just me. You can leave them blank if you aren't into decorating. But I am! And, I absolutely love all of the bright and fun supplies that coordinate with my planner. 

the happy planner-homeschool planner-creative planner

Next, I begin to write in the boxes and usually add more decorating as I go. I usually add their day by day plans being sure to leave notes on where to find certain supplements, for example, YouTube videos, etc. 

And at the end I usually add in a little more pretty. Just because papercrafting is my hobby and I like to make it look a little more me

the happy planner-homeschool planner-creative planner

the happy planner-homeschool planner-creative planner

Nothing fancy! But it works. I love having our school plans written down and looking pretty. It keeps me motivated. 

CLICK THE VIDEO to watch my Plan with Me Episode #2 Homeschool Weekly Layout video!


Jan 18, 2017

My Very First Plan with Me | Includes Household Homeschool and Social Media Weekly Layouts

planner scrapbooking crafting supplies diy plan with me

I'm pretty sure it's no secret that I love all things papercrafting and that includes pretty planners. Over the past two years I have been using the Me and My Big Ideas® Happy Planner™ and I love it.

I love The Happy Planner™ for a few reasons:

#1 It's so darn cute.
I mean really? How could you pass up the beauty of this planner? There are several styles to chose from and they even include topic specific planners such as; fitness & teacher. Yay! And not to mention the beautiful caboodles of accessories that are available. So gorgeous and fun!

#2 It's so versatile.
With the disc bound set up, removing and adding pages is super easy. They literally pop in and pop out.

#3 It's functional.
You can tell a lot of thought went into the design of The Happy Planner™. It really does "flow" well. And with several expansion sets you can customize the planner for your individual needs.

I went back and forth on whether or not to get more than one Happy Planner™ and decided I would try to make one work. I honestly needed three; one for home, one for homeschooling, and one for my social media accounts. However, I decided to create three planners in one. How I did that was by removing the already existing calendar and making photo copies on to card stock. This can be a little tricky to make sure your getting the right pages printed together. But after a little while I had three planners in one. Each month has three monthly calendars and each week has three weekly calendars. When I plan for the month or week I plan for all three. I like having them all together and in one planner. If you would like me to do a more in depth tutorial on that just leave a comment and I'll try to make one.

Okay, okay! Enough about the reasons why and how... On to the fun and pret ty stuff.

I wanted to share my take on planning and how I do it. I use this planner as a functional planner but I want it to look pretty at the same time.

My first weekly spread is for our home calendar. 
This holds all of our appointments, to do list, bills to pay, things to buy and do.

planner scrapbooking crafting supplies diy plan with me

planner scrapbooking crafting supplies diy plan with me

planner scrapbooking crafting supplies diy plan with me

 The next spread is the same week's homeschool layout.
This holds everything we need to know for homeschooling; lessons, co op, field trips, projects, etc. 

planner scrapbooking crafting supplies diy plan with me

planner scrapbooking crafting supplies diy plan with me

And the next spread is my social media weekly layout for that exact same week.
This holds all my scheduled blog and vlog post, promotions on Facebook and Instagram. And to do list for editing and writing post.

planner scrapbooking crafting supplies diy plan with me

planner scrapbooking crafting supplies diy plan with me

planner scrapbooking crafting supplies diy plan with me
If you would like to see part of my process CHECK OUT THIS PLAN WITH ME VIDEO on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL !!!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM FOR ALL OF MY LATEST PLANNER POST. I hope that I've inspired you to get a little more organized and to do it beautifully. And just out of curiousity are you planning in a Happy Planner™? What does your planner set up look like? Any one using one for homeschooling?

Jan 17, 2017

Scrapbook & Planner Haul | Mighty Dollar Dollar Tree Walmart & Burke's Outlet

Okay I know I am trying to be super frugal this year but spending only $20 on a crafty shopping trip is beyond amazing for me! The challenge to save money is actually turning out to be fun because it forces me to really think if I need something or will use it. I know I will use everything I got in this trip!


Jan 27, 2014

Organize It: Planner Accessories

It's no secret that I'm a paper/planner junkie as you can tell here, here, here, here, and of course at my Etsy shop, but I'm also a collector of many things planner related. My idea of going shopping might end somewhere with me rummaging through colorful office supplies. I'm weak when it comes to  bright pens, tear drop stickers, anything Martha Stewart and of course washi tape. I'm sure any planner addict can sympathize.

Lately as my personal planning techniques grow so does my collection and it doesn't help that I'm on several planner related Facebook groups with fun girls that like to show off their decorated pages, simple techniques to keep track and their love for their planners. It fuels the fire.

Ever since I was little I have toted around notebooks, pens, markers, and stickers... pretty much everywhere I go. Whether it's chaotically thrown in the front seat of my car or neatly stowed in a cute carry on, my planner and several accessories are usually with me at all times.

The organizer in me likes to keep things neat and tidy and that includes creating some order and function to my planning process, supplies, and use.

Now there are endless storage options for just about anything. Totes, plastic boxes, bins, drawer organizers, etc...but for my needs I re-purposed a plastic Plano tackle box into accessory storage. These boxes are similar to the craft boxes you might find at Michaels but ultimately half the cost.

I purchased two boxes a long time ago. One for my labeling supplies and the other for a sewing kit. Since then I moved my labeling supplies to a much larger container I have one of the Plano boxes empty. Empty box + tons of office supplies= organized planner accessories.

The Plano boxes come with adjustable dividers so that you can create custom size sections. Works great for small things like clips or long items like stickers and pens.

This box makes it easy to see and use what I have. I also love the fact that it's extremely portable which means most nights I'm sitting in bed planning my day or week. I have everything I need to make my planner personalized, functional, and fun.

And of course I have to label my box with a cute self adhessive gold book plate..It's so classy and pretty. Love these so much!

I love simple storage. This box makes everything so compact and useful. And not to mention it's so bright and colorful that I can't help to smile when I open it.

How do you store your planner accessories, pens, stickers, washi, etc? Are you using anything from the outdoor section to organize with?

Oct 14, 2013


Happy Monday lovely readers and visitors! I can't wait to show you all the wonderful Silhouette projects this month so let's get started.

As you guys may know in hopes to create my one of kind custom planner I have taken it on myself to DIY as much as possible, including the cover which I have left like this for the time being.

I also "gold dipped" my pens...

And created some personal planner stickers and diyed some Halloween sticky notes...

Needless to say I am a little addicted to my planner right down to the smallest details and accessories like pens, paper, and printables. I love creating my own layouts and designs to use in my planner. After all my planner needs to work for me. It needs to be 100% functional as well as pretty.

This weekend in light of our monthly Silhouette Challenge I wanted to create some bright and bold tabbed dividers. I played around with this concept for awhile until I found something I liked and something that was functional.

First I designed some colorful tabs in Photoshop Elements 10.

I labeled the tabs according to my needs and my life. Categories like weekly schedule, budget, blog plans, and fitness tracker are perfect for my busy life as a SAHM, blogger and moma tryin' to shed the baby weight. I even added in tabs to create sections for my Etsy shop. I am super excited about having everything in one planner.

I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut my tabs which I printed on label paper { you can use sticker paper as well}. Once you create an image in Photoshop and save it as a png file you can open it in the Sihouette Studio. It will look a little like this.

First thing I did was add register marks {since I planned on printing}. I postitioned the tabs within the registered marks, traced the image and selected "trace the outside" only, this will trace only the silhouette of the images. I printed, inserted it into the machine, detected register marks, and cut!. Ta da. Instant tabs that are bright, colorful and sticky.

Psss...I used a 1 on my blade to create a kiss cut! This is a great technique to create stickers that will peel right off the backing.

I really like all the colors....they're so me!!!

I decided to use some of these on my hanging files to organize my paper work. However the majority are going in my planner as tabs. Here is the direction I am heading. I like the look of tabs across teh bottom and top. I know it's a lot but I have a lot to plan. Family, kids, errands, meals, blog post, etsy ideas, school stuff...etc. It's defiantly overwhelming and to think I was doing it without a planner up until two weeks ago.

Once I printed and cut my labels for the tabs I created my dividers. Just some bright and colorful dividers. I placed them in a piece of laminate and made enough room for my tabs at the end. Once it was laminated I simply trimmed the excess. I hole punched it a little higher than normal so the tabs would stick out from the top.

And there you have it easy peasy tabs with colorful dividers! I have several more to finish up but I ran out of ink tonight.

Their pretty and they help to keep everything in it's place. This would be an easy project to create even if you don't own a Silhouette. You could easily cut them by hand. I just like to make stickers! And doing the "kiss cut" with my Portrait delivers the perfect kiss every time.

Now it's time to see what my friends from the Silhouette Challenge group have been busy slicing and dicing all month. Let's check out their projects here:

Birthday Invitations Homer Simpson Style by Black & White Obsession
3D Haunted Forest by Chicken Scratch NY
Pumpkins and Peacocks Fall Mantel by joy & gladness of heart
DIY Cheers Garland by Rain on a Tin Roof
Wedding Gift Wrapping by It Happens in a Blink
Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin by unOriginal Mom
Halloween Family Rules by Tried & True
Faux Stitched Speech Bubbles by Get Silvered Craft
A Mario Bros. Backsplash by Please Excuse My Craftermath...
Halloween Spooky Eye Luminaries by A Tossed Salad Life
Halloween Party Treat Bags by The Thinking Closet
"Create" Wooden Pallet by Lil' Mrs. Tori
Decorated Pumpkins by Tanya's Creative Space
Cute Wedding Card by Zanaree
Learn to Tie Your Shoes by From Wine to Whine
Halloween Banner by Sowdering About

Wow so much craftiness in one place! Comment and let me know your favorites and I'll highlight some next week as well! I'm going to rework my Silhouette Challenge gallery and showcase my favorites from the past! More on that soon! If your interested in joining us for our group posting event next month?  We'd love to have you.  Simply fill out the new member request form, and Lauren from The Thinking Closet will get you squared away!

{ canon is still in the sorry for the bad iphotos} :)

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