I honestly haven’t decided if there is or not, but I am having fun figuring it out and my planner has really helped me out tremendously. I wanted to do a whole post on this because I did abandon my Heidi Swapp. It’s not that I didn’t like it, I just wanted to try something new.
First, I bought a Big Happy Planner. I was going to buy a Teacher Happy Planner but found the regular planner at a really great price and decided I could modify it to meet my teacher needs and so far it’s been great! I am simply using thin pastel washi tape to split the 3 daily sections in to 6 and I added an information section to the front with class lists, meeting notes, parent contact, etc. I haven’t taken any photos recently, but here is one when I was playing with sectioning it off before school started:
It’s really working out well and I am really loving it. Then I started thinking that maybe I needed the smaller one for my home stuff. Again, trying to justify spending the money. And then I realized that I already have some fantastic calendar pages and inserts in Just Jaimee’s Story Planner Kits!! So, I went on a mission to make my own version of the happy planner! I found some great covers and inserts at Planner Addiction, ordered some discs, and a punch, and got to work.
This is the cover:
The full year calendar is a freebie from the MAMBI site and is the inside cover.
The tabs aren’t exactly what I want, but I hope to update them when I have time. This divider is from Just Jaimee’s Story Planner September Kit.
The monthly and weekly calendars are from Just Jaimee’s Story Planner A5 System and these pages are decorated with the September Kit.
I added a Grocery List and Menu Planner insert each week and they are both from Jaimee’s A5 System.
I’m also adding a journal card to each week to note any memories that I might not have room for on the pages. Not pictured is the photo pocket, so that I can add a couple of photos for each week.
I am really loving it so far and printed enough weekly pages to get me through December or January. I’ll try to get some more photos this week of how I have updated things. Happy Planning!! Peace, out…
Well, the day has come…back to work tomorrow and I’m not sure I’m ready for it, mentally anyway. My goal for the last several years has to be better organized, and I think I’ve done fairly well at it every year, but not where I’d like to be. So, this year, I decided to purchase a planner and really get down to business. Another thing that is helping me along is all the great planner accessories out there in digi-land. There are so many pretties!! I am going to do my best to share my planner progress here and have created a page for it – Planner Pages 2016. I’m really enjoying dressing it up and keeping track of things already.
I am using a Heidi Swapp Memory Planner and it is the perfect size for me. Everything I have used so far to decorate it comes from Just Jaimee’s Story Planner 2016 January Kit and her Welcome Bag. Make sure you check out all the great deals you can get by subscribing and becoming a VIP!
This is a dashboard that I printed for the very front of the planner. In the pocket to the side are the stickers that I have printed and cut to be used throughout the month.
The Planner came with some pockets, so I just printed a couple of cute journal cards for the new year and slid them in.
On this first sheet that was included with the planner, I am tracking all the basketball games and practices that we have coming up in January.
This is a journal card from Just Jaimee’s Storyteller 2016 Collection that I just loved.
I also added a month at a glance card from the Welcome back and another dashboard that I printed and glued to the first page of the new month.
I prettied up this page with some fun stickers and am using it for birthday and important date tracking.
And this is the first week of January, with not much there yet, with the exception of a few fun stickers and a back to work reminder.
I will try to be back and update with each week’s progress as I can. I already have some fun ideas for the coming weeks. Thanks for looking and hope you have a terrific week ahead! Peace, out…