Kelli was home on Tuesday afternoon and wanted to have a Happy Planner party.
Do you know what Happy Planners are? I didn’t until Kelli jumped onto the crazy.
Happy Planners involve planners/organizers with lots of stickers and do-dads. At first, I thought them to be silly. Really, I’m 54 years old. Do I need stickers in my life? Then I thought silly as who wants to take all that time simply to be organized. It takes so much time!!! If you don’t know much about them, here’s a little overview and later I’ll show you pictures of us playing.
The planner looks something like this when you get it…
There are tons of different layouts and sizes of planners. There are some that are themed differently too. For example, there is a faith-based planner. All the inside pages have a scripture or religious type wordings. There are also some “girl power” type themes. Like I’ve said…something for everyone.
Here’s a typical planner.
Some are wallet-sized for you to keep in a purse. Some large like what Kelli has. There is truly something for everyone when it comes to these planners.
One of their selling features is that the pages can easily be removed and put back in. Regular paper can be punched and added in too.
The sky is truly the limit on what they have thought of that can be put in these planners/organizers. Everything from tracking your water intake to adding a sticker because you took the dog to the vet to tracking menstruation periods to keeping menus to keeping track of taking your meds…to organizing pretty much anything.
Then to make it all cute, you purchase some stickers and such and make it your own.
Here is a typical page of Kelli’s once she has it all done. The book turns into something more of a scrapbook/journal/planner/record keeper.
Remember, the pages were originally blank except for the numbers for the days.
Isn’t that cool looking? I really do the look as it seems to make the tediousness that life can sometimes be, look a lot more fun. I saw a printable from Etsy that you can record the movies you watch or books you read. Admittedly, I kind of aspire to all of this.
But like I said in the beginning…it takes so much time and I’m short on that. Kelli was insistent that I try…so I did.
I don’t know if I’m ready for a full out day to day planner. I’m really just trying to get my feet wet. I’m sure some of you can relate. Your daughter is into something so you try just as a way to spend time with your daughter. That is totally me at this point.
The thing I really want is an updated address book for my personal stuff. I also want a place for passwords and for keeping addresses for the blog. I send out so many packages and am hunting for addresses. Having something would be awesome. BUT…believe it or not…the company has all the different planners and organizers but they don’t have address books!! AHH. So I decided to be a cheapskate and create my own.
Kelli and I were at a Hobby Lobby a few months ago and bought a bunch of Happy Planner things. I might not have fallen down the rabbit hole had it not been that things were on clearance.
I ended up buying this planner….
It was $5 or so…
It was an 18 month planner from July this year through 2021…but I’m not using this one as a planner. This one is going to be revamped into a book I can use for addresses and passwords and blog addresses. So…this is what I started on.
I added some stickers to jazz up the calendar pages.
I need to add birthdays here…stickers too!!
I put stickers over the names of the month. I’ll be writing on them for the address book portion.
The inside is laid out like this….
I used tapes and stickers to cover portions and make it my own. It’s so cute. I love it!!
Admittedly, it was all kind of fun. Georgia threw a fit and wanted to outside so Kelli and I took a little table and moved outside. It was HOT but Georgia was content.
We gave her stickers and paper.
I actually had a lot of fun doing this and hope to continue on and do more. My next plan is a project book. They have this paper for project planning. I’d love to use this for the quilts or cross-stitch I am working on.
Then I would get a punch and punch the instruction I print from EQ and put them in with the project page. They have pouches that could hold fabric samples too. Oh my. I hope this doesn’t turn into a rabbit hole!!
It’s a great way to spend time with Kelli and Georgia and I love having a chance to do that…and all of my kids are going to love it if I can actually keep track of my passwords!!
Are any of you Happy Planners? Please do tell any tips, tricks or hints.