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…