This is my planner.
It's a Color Crush Planner by Webster's Pages. You can check out some of the amazingness on the Webster's Pages web site. These planners are so pretty and come in a range of the most beautiful colors. I got the light teal one, because it's my favorite color. I love it. The dividers are beautiful and it comes with a full calendar and other fun pages as well.
I've always really liked planners. I had one for years to write everything down and to keep track of my crazy schedule. Then I got my iPhone and started using the calendar on my phone to keep track of everything. I love my phone, I have to be honest, but there are things that I missed about having a planner.
I like being able to write things down. I like planning out my week. I like having goals for each week, where I can easily see them and be reminded of what I'm working on that week. I also love planners for memory keeping. When I'm looking at pictures or working on Project Life, it was very helpful for me to look though my planner and to remember what was going on that week. I could easily see the appointment and day to day things that were going on. You know, all the boring stuff that makes up our life, but that we don't always photograph? Well since I've been only using my phone I've been missing some of those things. When I started seeing pretty planners pop up every where. I was so excited to find a way to use a planner that worked for me.
One of the reasons I love my planner the most is, it's like a mini scrapbook. I like to add pictures, write my thoughts and use my scrapbook product. I also love that I can scrapbook on the go. In my planner I have a few go-to supplies, like stickers, a washi card (laminated card with washi tape around it), project life cards, alphabet stickers and instax photos. I can plan out my week any where and have fun product to decorate and make it beautiful.
I love adding cards, art work, photos, quotes and all sorts of goodness in between these pages. I love using paper clips to clip on little goodies. I love that my planner is good and full and has so many beautiful layers and tags that stick out.
I started off my planner by adding this 4 x 4 "hello" card and a list of some goals for the year. It's a great place to keep track of my goals and reference them when I need to refocus. Sure I could make a list of goals on my phone, but a planner is beautiful. It makes me want to look at it again and again. It's totally speaking my scrapbook love language. Looking through these pictures, quotes and goals, makes me feel happy, energized and ready to tackle the day, or week or year.
Another thing I love about my planner is, it's a place for me. I love my scrapbooks, but often I'm making them for our family or for my kids. This planner is just for me. I can use my favorite colors, write quotes and notes to myself, and include things that make me happy. I loved adding in this little card of one of my favorite pieces of art work. This planner has a little bit of everything. And it's 100% me.
Each month I create a title page. It will have a quote or picture to represent the month. Here I also added some fun washi tape.
I also love these little lists that are included. I really love taking time to write down things that I am thankful for. It helps remind me of all the things that are good in my life. There is always something to be grateful for and a grateful heart is a happy heart.
Lastly, a planner is for planning! Yes I really do use my planner to write down our schedule, daily appointments and to-do lists. Sometimes at the end of the week. I'll cover up some of the same old schedule with a fun picture or project life card. I also like using blank spaces to write journaling about some of my favorite memories from the week. Then when I look back I have this wonderful record of our lives. And it's so much more then just a list of appointments. It's my thoughts, goals, favorite memories, pictures, and so much more.
Welcome home sweet planner. I am so happy to have found you.
To see a video of my planner check out my Instagram feed @julianahallcreates also see #JHCreatesplanner