Hello everyone! Today I am sharing my Top 5 for September. I know it’s been a while since I’ve done a Top 5 so I’m pretty excited about today’s post.
To start off, you’ll notice that this month’s list is Happy Planner related. Yup, I am now into the whole planner craze. Usually I use my traveler’s notebook as a “what I did today” type of planner, and my appointments and special reminders I keep on my phone. After seeing a couple of my co-workers with Happy Planners, and yelling “stay away from me with those!”, I ended up becoming one of those people who look for every coupon on-line to use on those freaking sticker books! And… one of the highlights of September was getting to meet Stephanie Flemming at the Pinners Conference in Arlington during September! I was so excited to show her my planner!
Even though I’m still playing around with my “planner style”, I feel like I’m already putting my planner to good use. I’ve noticed I actually do things if I plan it and write it down, meaning I actually cleaned my house this week! Well parts of it, but like I said, I’m still figuring it out. Baby steps.
I decided to go with the “Classic” size, and I love it! I felt like the Goldilocks of planners when trying to figure out what size planner to get. The “big” planners were pretty cool because of all the writing space but they were just too big for me, and I liked the new “mini” planners because it could fit in my purse, but it was just too small. The classic happened to be just right! It was a tough deciding what cover and design to go with but I ended up with the Market Floral. So lovely!
I happened to try these markers at the Tombow booth at the Pinners Conference and I immediately fell in love with them. I loved all the colors so I decided to get both the Pastels and Brights sets. The extra-fine tip is perfect for writing and the broad bullet tip is great for drawing on my planner.
When I first saw these I thought “what in the world is this?” But after doing some research and seeing that they were stencils to write lines and check boxes (or circles), I was in a hurry to go back to the store to get them. So now I get to have perfect lines, squares, and circles in my planner, all for only $5. Score!
Need I say more than pocket pages? There are pocket pages for the planner… pocket pages. Pocket pages is what I use to do my memory keeping, and there’s some that are made for the planner I’m using. And this is the whole reason I decided to go with The Happy Planner as my new planner. Truth.
If you’re going to have a Happy Planner, you have to have the punch, it’s a must! You can punch all the things and put them in your planner, need I say more? The Happy Planner people have seriously thought of everything!
So now, I get to check off the “write blog post” box on my to-do list. Yay me! Pay bills, mop, and put out Halloween decor will just have to wait. Anyway, thanks for stopping by!