A couple of years ago, I bought a planner, but hardly used it. It wasn’t until this past July that I decided it was time for a change. I was tired of unorganized thoughts, missed deadlines, and waiting to the very last-minute to do things. Ok, I still do that lol but, I have more control of it now than I did before.
The planner I have is just a regular planner I got from Target for about Eight dollars. When I first bought it, it was pretty standard with minimal designs. That’s all good, but I am a very creative person, and I knew that in order to actually use this planner, I would have to personalize it to my liking. One day I decided to go on YouTube to see if there were any videos on decorating planners, and to my surprise, thousands of videos for my viewing pleasure!
I got so many great ideas and tips on how to decorate my planner. The photo on the left is actually the inside cover. I used a plastic cover from a notebook I wasn’t using anymore to create a dashboard with an opening flap (middle picture). The picture on the right is another dashboard. I simply covered up the front page of the planner with scrapbook paper. This also has an inside flap that opens.
Being brand new to the planning world, I had no idea that there were so many options out there. Filofax, Lily Pulitzer, Kate Spade, Erin Condren just to name a few. I’ve watched enough videos to know which planner I will most likely buy in the future. That’s to be talked about in a later post. 🙂 For now, I will show you how my layout for November looks, and my weekly layout for Nov 17-23.
My November layout is pretty simple. I’m still experimenting with washi tapes, I definitely want more. I couldn’t wait to use the stickers. They are so cute for Thanksgiving and fall. I got them from the Target dollar spot. Compared to previous months, I can see that I’m getting more into decorating, and the more I decorate, the more I get motivated to do the things I need to do. I know I’m not the only one who feels like that! LOL
This is how my week is looking so far. I decided to add the weather forecast, and I think I will keep doing it like this. I know there are weather stickers out there, but I am fine with drawing.
Having my planner has made me become so much more organized. I really can’t see my life without one now. Decorating is so much fun as well. It has opened up a whole new world to me, and a new hobby. I still enjoy watching Youtube videos on planners just to get more inspiration. I’ve joined planner groups on Facebook, I recently participated in my first RAK, and it was awesome! (If you don’t know what RAK means, it means Random Act of Kindness. I will talk about this in a later post) Being in a community that enjoys the same things is always a great feeling. I feel like I’ve found where I belong.
Until next time