Monday, November 2, 2015

Monthly Planner Round up


I wanted to give you guys a quick update on my planning system right now. I have been using my Erin Condren Life Planner (the new 2015-2016 one that I got in June to replace my hold 2014-2015 one) since August now and I have been loving it. I finally have figured out what planning style works best for me and I do a mix of both functional and decorative planning. Functional planning is when you use stickers to mark events that are happening throughout the week. For example, I use a clean house sticker on the days that I am cleaning my house. I use a party sticker to indicate when there are parties happening. I use a grocery bag sticker to mark when I go grocery shopping.. You get the point. Decorative planning is when you use scrapbook stickers/ fun stickers to decorate your planner. I love the Darice books from Michael's that you get for $1.00. I have a lot of them and its fun to use one book for the entire weeks spread. For Halloween I had to use the same Darice sticker book for 2 weekly spreads because I didn't get out to Michael's in time to pick up a new Halloween book. I have a lot of the Darice books for Thanksgiving though so I am excited to post my monthly planner round up next month. Anyway here is a snapshot of all my spreads in my planner since August. I will link all etsy shops that I purchase stickers from down below so you can go check them out. Leave any questions you have in the comments.

This is a dashboard I made with sticky notes I had on hand. They are almost all used up so when I have used them I will throw this dashboard away and create a new one. 

This dashboard is the one from Erin Condren and these sticky notes are really sticky. I use them for pre-planning my weeks which I will show you in another post. 

The first week in August I started using my planner again. 

The second week in August I went with a purple theme. I thought it went really well with the yellow color and I still do. I love marking Zack's traveling days with the airplane washi, its so cute.

This was the week Claire was born! She was born on Saturday August, 22 and I really had no idea she would come that day so I was just planning like a normal week. I even had a Dr's appointment the day before she came and I thought that I would at least go another week or two. 

The week after Claire came. As you can tell no planning happened whatsoever and I just enjoyed time with my sweet baby. 

Harry Potter week. If you don't know why I would decorate this week Harry Potter then we can't be friends. Just kidding. We can, just go read Harry Potter or watch the movie to find out. 

A fun fall inspired week, I mostly used fall colors and some fun fall stickers. 

This week I am embarrassed to put up here. Seriously it was terrible decorating on my part but it was melon days in Green River, Utah and so I tried to go with a pink and green theme but that didn't work out. 

A pretty minimal week as I was still trying to juggle my new role of being a stay at home mom. 

John and Ashlee's wedding week. John is my husbands brother and their wedding colors were blue purple so I decorated this week based off of that. It was fun mixing up the fall colors. 

Just another fall week, pretty simple but busy. 

This week I tried to do more decorating with scrapbook paper but I didn't really like how it turned out. I mean it was okay but I definitely prefer not to use the scrapbook paper. 

The week before Halloween. It was fun using these festive stickers. 

The week of Halloween. It was actually a really busy week for me but that's okay it was really fun. 

And the current week coming up. I just started this week today so at the end of November I will post the finished spread here, it is a woodland animals theme and they are just so cute I love it. It makes me want to open my planner up every day and use it. 

The notes pages in the back of my planner. I have a favorite meals list on the left and a meals to try on the write. These help me so much when I am meal planning so I know what to plan out for the week. 

books to read list

Daily Routine List


Morning and Evening routine list

and this is how I have my pen attached to my planner. I stick the pen holder on the keep it together folder so I can switch out my covers of the planner if I want to. The pen is a crown pen I bought off amazon and it writes really really well. 

Etsy Shops I love
Oh Hello Stationary: www.ohhelloco.com

For $10.00 off your first Erin Condren order use this link to create an account. You get $10.00 and I do to, and if I get enough credits I will be doing a giveway for the new year. https://www.erincondren.com/referral/invite/caitlinholladay0127-8974

I love planning and as you can see have definitely fallen down the rabbit hole into this community. It has been really fun and something I have truly enjoyed. 
XO
Caitlin



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    1. Your welcome! I love your stickers and use them every month! Thanks for reading the post :)

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  2. Thank you for posting this. I have been on the fence about planners, but you make it look functional and beautiful. I used your link above, thank you for that. I also wanted to know where you got your Harry Potter stickers. I love them!

    Bianca

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    1. Hey Bianca! Thanks so much for reading! The Harry Potter stickers are from Mare Bear Crafts (a link to her shop is up above in the post), but I got the stamps from Amazon. Just search Harry potter stamps and they will pull up, you can actually use them on letters and such but they were so cute so I added them in my planner. You can also get Harry Potter stickers from One Orange Snowflake (also linked above). Thanks again!

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