Last month, I attended the Elevate Blog Conference for the fifth year. Each year, the sponsors are incredible and VERY generous. For this year, Me and My Big Ideas was one of the craft sponsors and they gave The Happy Planner to every attendee! I told you the sponsors were generous!
During the conference, Stephanie from MAMBI, shared how she uses the planner for herself. I was so inspired by her planner – everything was so colorful and organized! I loved the idea of being able to see my calendar at a glance, take notes while on the phone, and just staying on top of my workload.
The downside to this new planner was that it didn’t start until July! My heart broke when I found out that I couldn’t fully use this planner for another two months.
But MAMBI had me covered. At Michaels, I found this six month extension pack. I had to go to three Michaels stores to find it, but I did it! Since I only needed two months, I sent the other half of the kit to my friend, Tausha.
Boom, I was ready to start planning!
Let’s See Inside
One of the coolest features of The Happy Planner is the ability to put in or take out whatever you want. This is my first page when I open the planner. I have my sticky notes for easy to set reminders and a folder of stickers and receipts.
Here are some pages out of my planner.
Since the extension pack has customizable pages, I have been using more of my washi tape to dress up the pages. Remember when I said you can add in anything? You can buy these clippers and add in anything that you want to the planner. Above you can see I added photo booth pictures from the Elevate Conference!
Here is an example of a calendar page that comes with the planner.
In the back of the planner, I added extra note pages. I was always looking for a paper when I was on conference calls. Not anymore!
The cutest thing about this planner is that the accessories match the planner. Isn’t this washi tape the cutest?!
When I was at the conference, we were also given extra covers and note pads to make our own planner. So, if this planner doesn’t do it for you, that’s okay – you can make your own!
At Michaels, I found this Home Planner Extension Pack. Instead of making a notebook from the conference, I used the covers and coil to make a separate home planner. You could also add these pages to your existing planner if you like everything in one place.
Here’s what it looks like inside!
Doesn’t it just inspire you to get organized?
Research has found that when you write things down on paper, it makes you more committed and it’s better for your memory. I still use the calendar on my phone for alerts, but since May I have converted everything to this planner. I found that I remember appointments better, I am on top of my blogging schedule, and it gives me a mental picture of my day.
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