Make The Starbucks Planner My Own, Cymplified!

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.


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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.

personalize it

I use the year view as a menstrual tracker by encircling the date.Make The Starbucks Planner My Own menstrual tracker


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.Make The Starbucks Planner My Own expense tracker


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!Make The Starbucks Planner My Own schedules and tasks


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. make the starbucks planner my own Bible verses


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. joyful days january calendar


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.make the starbucks planner my own add inserts

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? 🙂

About ceemee

I'm a blessed child of God, a wife and a mother to three. I love reading, writing, and creating poems that rhyme. I also draw my thoughts down on paper with glee. I learn, laugh, sing and play with my kids most of the time.

54 thoughts on “Make The Starbucks Planner My Own, Cymplified!

  1. I started bullet journaling last december 2016 kaya yung planner ko this year is Victoria’s Journal na plain pages so I can personalize it. But I do have Starbucks planner as well. I am planning to use it once my VJ planner runs out of pages. Ang ganda ng SB planner this year!

  2. That’s very creative. I like what you did with the inserts. I did not buy planners for this year because I still have notebooks or blank diaries from last year. I’m trying to do the planning bujo style on those diaries. I got some ideas from what you did here. I’ll include them on mine. 🙂

  3. Seeing more and more moms making beautiful journals. I envy your artful works and how I wish I can keep these organizers. For now, contented nako sa desktop planner and my never ending scratch pads, and looker nalang sa inyong magagandang planners.

  4. I have planners in my drawers, I still don’t use it until now. I really hope that I can be creative like you.

    1. We don’t need to wait to be creative to use our planners. I just went ahead, even with the messy handwriting and mistakes that I need to use correction fluid on.

  5. I’ve never thought of personalizing my planners that way. Usually, my planners end up as additional weight in my bag since I keep forgetting to use it. I got used to using my phone’s calendar and alarm to work for me for the past few years. This year though, I have 2 planners and I plan to use them properly. Not as artistic as you though. Maybe next year I could try that.

  6. As much as i wanted to insert joyful days into my planner but i am not a planner person hahaha. I only ise old notebooks and scratch papers when planning hahaha. Im lazy writing literally. But yes, i wanted to always insert joyful days into my life 🙂

  7. I tried collecting stickers to get an SB planner last December but then I realized, it’s not practical so I gave my 6 stickers to my friend. I’m not really into decorating it as long I’m able to use it. I still prefer the hard copy over the digital ones. 😉 By the way, I like your inserts.

  8. I have 3 planners this year and one of them is the small Starbucks Siren I got just last week. Unlike the previous years though, I chose to use my SB planner now as a gratitude journal. 🙂

  9. Last year, I tried BuJoing. Too bad, I was not good at keeping it. Di ako naging consistent. Pero this year, I started writing my devotion on a simple notebook. Hopefully matuloy tuloy ko until end of year. Thanks for sharing and btw, ang ganda ng insert mo 🙂

  10. I tried using a planner but it just didn’t work out for me. Nung una masipag ako magsulat pero eventually napabayaan ko na. Nagtetake down notes na lang ako sa cp haha. But yours is really nice and neat 😉

  11. Got my Starbucks planner just last week, with the help of friends, of course! hahah!
    They are so generous when it comes to Starbucks stickers, ano? Hehe 🙂
    You know the feeling of wanting to use it but you just cannot? Ang hirap kasi it’s so pretty. But maybe, I’ll use it na soon! God bless 🙂

  12. I’m using a CBTL planner and just like you I put my everyday expenses on the small monthly boxes. I’m using printable stickers on the first 2 weeks pero it take a lot of time kaya baka mag simple bullet planning na lang ako next time 🙂 importante nagagamit ang planner haha.

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