Recently I got into planner stickers and decorative planning. If you have no idea what it is, this is where you place decorative stickers to make your week into a theme as a way of planning. This has been around for years apparently, but I just recently, as recent as July got into it. I was perusing the planner aisle at Michael’s and I instantly was drawn to these planners where you add stickers that are both functional and decorative. Apparently, the planners are empty, and you add stickers for each activity, even taking your pills!
I have always been a planner but just not with stickers. Every year I choose a new yearly planner with very careful thought. I think of the layout I want, the covers and design. I also have a small purse planner and there is a careful thought process in that too. I even have a work planner; this one has all my work to do’s and appointments. I love jotting my to-do list down and that accomplished feeling of checking things off the list. This planner is a July – June planner that I usually buy in the middle of the year.
Since as far back as I can remember I love planning. I remember wanting so bad an agenda when I was 8 or so! I did not have anything to write in it at all! No plans whatsoever, I am sure I did not even have a to-do list to make. The only lists I recall making was listing my sibling’s. I would write my very oldest sibling and then list the rest of my siblings down to me. If I were feeling extra type A, I would write down their birthdays as well. There is not much for a young 8-year-old girl to write so this is what I would write in my $1 agenda that I somehow was able to manage to convince my mom to buy.
I am sure my mom bought me this planner because she was an avid planner as well. My love of planning comes from mom. She always had an agenda, and I am sure hers was filled with appointments and things to do to manage her family of 7 kids and her notary business and her business cards! Enter my love of stationary! I will have to get into that in another post! But I loved seeing my mom’s agenda and then my sister’s agendas as well. As chaotic as our home was, I have vivid memories of her sitting at her desk filling out her agenda.
This current year I decided to buy a Prayerful Planner and I was truly happy with it. I loved the functionality of it and the spiritual reminders in it. But then I did not want to give up my prayer journal and I felt it was redundant. If you do not have a prayer journal than the Prayerful planner is a great one! I used it every day right up until I saw the Happy Planner in July. I was looking for a new work planner since my work planner is updated every July for the new school year. I bought the Happy Planner in July. And quickly bought 4 sticker books after that and fell into the love of sticker planning. Check out my November weeks below.
Now I am currently looking for my planner for 2020. I am going to do 3 planners next year one for work and one for home and then one for my purse. already bought a Happy Planner for 2020 for work to finish off the sticker books that I have. I already bought my purse planner too, which is another Happy Planner but this one won’t have any stickers just appointments in different pen inks, again I do not want to go into detail about my love of stationary but pens are a big component for it too! Anyway, as I plan next year I like to look back at this year and the planners I kept and how I used them. I found the Prayerful Planner was not for me as previously stated. Then I started to think of my Happy Planners.
I realized that my type A heart needs more cohesion in my sticker planning. Sticker planning is what I want to continue doing be next year, but the randomness of Happy Planner stickers was starting to get to me. I need them to be more uniform than what it allows. The stickers did not always fit in the boxes, they were always a little off, as you can see from my video above. That was not sitting too well or giving me planner peace. Yes, there is such a thing as planner peace. So, I continued to ponder my planner peace and realized I knew what I had to do.
I have been an avid Paper & Glam follower, finding their book club years ago and then quickly realizing I am a seasonal person too! That also is another post, which I will be posting soon. I have been watching these planner videos and have kept seasonal living lists and it dawned on me why did not I stick with the Paper & Glam planner inserts? Then I remembered why, the weekend space is smaller and stacked and upon reviewing my planners I realized that the weekend is a planner space where I need more room. So, I never bought the Paper & Glam Planner inserts until last week when the Glam Planner Luxe Inserts dropped! My mouth dropped as well! I knew this was the planner for me! The weekend space issue was fixed, and I knew I needed this planner for next year as well as the Ultimate Glam Monthly Planner Kit.
Wish me luck! I know this will be a hard task for me to stick with one planner all year, I think the Ultimate Glam monthly planner kit will help me keep this goal. It fulfills my Happy planner and my Glam planner needs. This might not be the simple side of me having 3 planners and I know having a monthly sticker kit delivery is definitely fancy. But it gives me planner peace!
“Planner” Peace & Love
p.s. Should I do monthly planner videos?