Thursday, March 17, 2016

Planner Newbie!

So first off, this is my first post using an app. Hoping it turns out well and I might just be more apt to blog more. Of course, I might blog more if .......I put it in my new handy, dandy, planner!

 I had been stalking a few Instagram planner addicts, and let me tell you, I couldn't get enough. So, I made up my mind. I was getting a new planner. No more messy notebook paper for me.  I set off to Michaels with my coupon in hand, and wouldn't you know, they were pretty much out of all the amazing planners (Heidi Swapp, Happy Planner, even the Michaels binder planners.) ugh. So I gave up, until I found this sweet "bohemian" end cap with this adorable notebook. I thought to myself, "self, I can make this my own."  So after spending an arm and leg on other items I left and got to work. 

I discovered the notebook is called a travelers notebook, an art journal or a midori. Since the notebook came with plain inserts, I planned on drawing my own calendar inside. But lo and behold, I found these great printables from Wendaful. I used her monthly and weekly calendars and just printed and cut at home....oh, and I had to use a corner punch for uniformity. I think it turned out great! 


There are many YouTube tutorials including this folder insert by TheSassyPineapple. Cute, huh? 

Oh, and this binder clip pen holder by @poochiebaby  ( I am dying that the owl is cut off. That will be fixed as soon as I get new duct tape) 

I need more bands to insert for my extra notebooks, but use one to tie together in the back. 

I have been using it for a few weeks now and love it! I love sitting down to plan the week and pulling out my drawer of stickers to embellish. Such a fun and productive hobby!