How is your January coming along? I was excited to use my new planner when the clock struck 12 on the 1st of January. By this time, I have an idea of how to make the Starbucks planner my own.
After using the Mommy Blogberry, the Momme and the Mommy Mundo Mom 24/7 planners (in no particular order), for sure the Starbucks planner is not super detailed. Yet, since 2015, I went back to using it for some reason. Therefore, I have learned to customize it to suit my lifestyle.
I use the year view as a menstrual tracker by encircling the date.
The boxes in the monthly view is where I write down our daily expenses, including utility bills that I paid and credit cards. In the 2017 edition, there’s a place to list things to do. That’s where I jot the goals for the month. Also, this latest one has smaller boxes. In the previous version, there’s just a blank box at the rightmost; thus, that’s where I write the weekly total of expenses.
I write what I need to do each day on the weekly view page. I note the events we need to attend. That is also where I write what the children need to bring to school, their exam schedules, etc. Forgive the messy handwriting. Then, when done, I highlight them!
I am no planner decorator. The most designing I make is by using my multi-colored metallic pens and using my old washi tapes for sticking movie tickets or museum tickets on my planner/sort-of memory-keeper.
I write random ideas or doodle on the notes part of the weekly view in the previous planners. This year, I started reading The One Year Love Language Minute Devotional by Gary Chapman. A Christmas gift. I decided to write each day’s Bible verse on the notes part. As a result, ideas and doodles go to the back part.
insert joyful days
Not included is a meal planner. I guess this prototype of the calendar I did could be for that. It could be for anything, actually. It’s part of the Joyful Days planner inserts that I made with watercolor, edited then printed.
If you want to get hold of these planner inserts, kindly message me. Just click on the bottom left of this site. A smaller size is for sale. 🙂
This is the first page. You can cut it, write a salutation plus “Wishing you…”, then sign with your name.
By using these inserts, I wish to:
- Inject positivity
- Hone gratefulness
- Set goals and actions
- Revive connections
- Personalize and share cards
- Plan a party
- List down gifts
- Most of all, show love and appreciation
Do you want to insert joyful days into your planner and your life? 🙂