This week is the week of LOVE!!! I hope everyone is feeling it. It doesn’t have to come from a significant other, it came come from a parent, sibling, pet, friend, or a child. With that in mind, here is my spread for the week.
See you soon,
First I want to tell you that this post was written last week, and I was going to put it out there around Wednesday, but something happened with the SD card and it became difficult to get the pictures off. I finally got everything fixed and decided to post it anyway even though it is days late. I’ll add this weeks spread soon. I hope everyone had a great weekend. SO, without further ado…..
This week marks the beginning of February – the month of hearts and love. I decided to go with the pink this week.
I have to share an experience that I had over the past weekend. I had been admiring the Elle Oh Elle stickers that I had seen all over the place but could never find in the stores that I had been going to for my stickers – Michaels and Joann. I finally got a chance to ask a friend where she purchased hers. Hobby Lobby. I had been meaning to go to Hobby Lobby, but they are not located really close to my home, so the trip to that store had to be planned, oh and they’re closed on Sundays. I finally got there and found the Elle Oh Elle items on the endcap, and the only had one book of stickers left. The seal had been broken and I’m not a fan of any item that has been compromised. But it was the only one and I made this trip specifically for those stickers. I had to get it. Something made me look at the side of the sticker book and it looked like something off. It was.
Someone had taken out pages of the book! I mean really….who does that. The book was $9.99 and it was on sale for 50% off. Just buy the book!
I found an employee and asked if there were anymore in the back. There wasn’t. I did get a raincheck for when the next delivery came in and the manager did give me 75% off the janky one.
Hopefully I can make the trip this weekend and there will be books that have not been molested. Wish me luck readers.
I hope that everyone had a great Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! We have had a couple days of with snow and frigid temperatures, so I wanted to reflect that in my spread this week. I’m still struggling with this new layout. I think the thing I’m having issues with is the blocks that are colored on the left side, it seems to limit my color options.
Like I said, I’m going to stick it out for at least the first month. Comment below, to tell me if you think, I’m successful with decorating the spread.
Have a good rest of your week.
I am a planner and have been one since college, no strike that since high school. I graduated from a notebook or journal book to a Franklin Covey planner about 22 years ago. I have always written down my life to make sure that I get it done.
I’ve also wanted my planner pages to be pretty and would spend hours going over the Franklin Covey catalog (then later website) to find the perfect design for the year. I spent time in Franklin Covey stores purchasing covers and accessories, anything to make my planner not only functional, but stylish as well.
A few years ago, Franklin Covey’s pretty designs seemed to go to the wayside with the influx of smartphones and I was left trying to figure out what to do. I needed my planner, but I liked to look at the pretty. A conversation with my sister told me about the Arc planner at Staples. I looked into it and fell in love with the possibilities. I could customize my pages to include the looks that I wanted as well as have the types of inserts that I knew I used everyday. I was hooked, and spent a year designing inserts and daily pages, budget pages, you name it. I was online looking for tools to help with my designs, info on how to print pages correctly, where to go to buy accessories, all of that.
The next year, my sister told me about Erin Condren.
It looked beautiful (I REALLY like my pretty), but it was spiral-bound and I liked the arc-bound systems because I could add and take away pages with ease. Then she said that I might be interested in the MAMBI system.
I got my first Happy Planner and I’ve been a MAMBI user ever since….I LOVE MY HAPPY PLANNER.
Initially I struggled with the layout because I was such a fan of daily pages. I bought the daily page inserts and try that for a while, but I wasn’t able to make it as pretty as I wanted. There were days when I didn’t need a daily page and then felt that I was adding bulk to planner. About a year ago, I decided to switch to a weekly spread and then I began to play with stickers (that’s what a friend calls it).
I can’t begin to tell you how much I have become a fan of decorating my weekly spread. The amount of money that I have spent on stickers and washi tape is nothing to sneeze at. I have bought extension packs and accessories – a hole punch, hard covers, paper punches, and dashboards to name a few. I have become a viewer of YouTube videos that show different decorated layouts and tips on how to use the planner. I’ve even attended a meeting for the local group of planners and crafters (and I’m going to go again).
As a result of this planner love that has evolved over the years, one of the new things that I am adding to the blog with be the weekly planner spread. I may not give a detailed description every week, it may just be a photo; and I can almost guarantee that it will not show up until around Tuesday, but I’ll post the pic. I encourage you to share you pages too because I can always use some inspiration. I’ll share sticker book and accessory purchases and all things planner that I use or hope to use.
Here is the spread for this past week.
Another view once I had began to fill in with the pen.
I’m not an expert at decorating like some that I see on YouTube or Instagram, but it makes me happy. I hope you enjoy this new addition to the site and hope to see you soon.