My 2015 Planner Set-Up is one of my most viewed/searched blogposts on this blog so I took a look at it earlier and chuckled at how much it’s changed. Since then, I have changed up my systems and so far it’s been working pretty well for me so I thought I’d share. I’ve changed it up like 3 times since my 2015 post, so who knows – maybe by January 2017 I’ll have a whole ‘nother system in place but so far? I think I’ve found planner peace. I am currently using two different monthly/weekly planner organizers.
My main planner and catch-all is my currently super famous, super trendy Get to Work Book made by Elise Blaha Cripe. I have the 2016 version which goes from January through December of the year. I cannot wait for her to release the 2017 version because I’ll be jumping on that as soon as it’s released. Currently, she has the July 2016 – June 2017 available with both a black cover, and the classic chipboard cover for $55. Can’t sing enough praises for this planner. I use it for just life reminders and work reminders. I don’t use a “teacher planner” per say, but I have a separate binder I use for all my work necessities.
Reflection + Goal Setting Page
Project Ideas – I use this both for creative projects + for when I’m planning units for the pre-school
Another Project Planning page
I don’t really spend too much time decorating my planner, unless I’m really in the mood. I mainly use The Reset Girl’s stickers to decorate the monthly page, but otherwise, I just use random Frixon pens to fill in my weekly pages. I’m seriously loving this planner and it has gotten me so much more organized.
My other planner I’ve been using is the Simple Stories’ A5 Carpe Diem Planner in Platinum. I was originally using this planner as a daily planner but once I received my GTWB in the mail, I decided I needed to find another use for this beauty. So, upon my blog re-launch on June 1st, I decided to use it as a blog planner and boy has that changed the game. I use Simple Scrapper’s Planner Inserts (HIGHLY recommended for any creatives who run a blog – or just as a project planner in general). I’m planning on writing out a more detailed post about how I use this planner and its inserts if anybody’s interested in learning more about it – let me know in the comments below if you are!
I made my dashboard using Thermoweb’s Decofoil – I kind of messed up on the alignment (always pencil in your design before foiling. Trust me.), but I love the polkadots on polkadots. Those little banner in the pockets are just printables from Studio Calico that I stored there for as a just-for-now before I put them away. The “Remember” post-its and gold flag stickers were gifts from my dear friend Elyse and it’s from Sessa Vee. I adore her designs. So simple and so chic.
This sheet came with the original Simple Stories planner but couldn’t find it in my heart to tear it out – it was too adorable!
This daily planner notepad also came in my Sessa Vee gift package from Elyse! I find it so much more guilt-free than an actual planner filled with sheets of daily A5 papers – it’s just not my style because I just don’t have the time to fill it out every morning or night. This one comes handy for when I do want to quickly jot down things that are happening during that day and/or things to remember before heading to bed.
That about wraps up the way I’ve been using these two planners throughout the past few months and I’m currently enjoying the way it’s been going… I don’t see myself changing it up in the foreseeable future but you never know! Do you guys use a planner? If you do, how many? I never thought I’d be a more-than-one-planner kind of girl but after taking this blog a little more seriously, it’s been a huge help to have this second planner to help me plan out my projects and blog posts.