All of us an Idaho Craft Association were introduced to the Happy Planner in 2016. It was great timing as we started to plan the Idaho Scrapbook Show and life got a little bit busier. We thought January was the perfect month to share them on Idaho Living. Start the year with a plan! You won’t want to miss it today at 11 am on KOBI channel 2 for the local folks. We hope to have a link to the video after it airs on our Facebook page.
There were so many things that we wanted to share on the show and there just wasn’t enough time for everything so we thought we could capture those things that we didn’t talk about.
When we went to Utah Pinners last year we had the opportunity to meet the team from Me and My Big Ideas (the geniuses behind The Happy Planner.) When we told them we were going to talk about the planners during our January segment of Idaho Living they sent us a few goodies to share.
The Recipe Organizer is a wonderful way to store your
family's favorite recipes.
They also have a home planner that includes to do lists, meal planner, house cleaning schedule and a budget. Maybe you just want the budget part of the home planner. There is a budget extension that you could add to your normal planner or maybe you got engaged over Christmas and need the wedding extension.
Now let’s talk accessories. Who doesn’t love accessories? There are so many different accessories we thought we’d share a few of our favorites. Maggie’s favorite is The Happy Planner Punch. It allows you to punch almost anything to put into your planner. Heather’s favorite are the hard covers. It gives the planner a sleeker look and gives it a little extra protection. The pocket pages are Lisa’s favorite. It’s a great way to take some stickers on the go, hold onto receipts or other papers that I haven’t been punched yet. Heidi’s favorite are the discs. They come in different sizes and color that helps you customize your planner. Plus, they give you the ability to be able to remove and add sheets as much as you want. Brandy’s favorite is the washi tape. The washi tape gives you the ability to add your personality and flair to your planner.
Maybe you are just getting started with a Happy Planner and this is all to overwhelming. Here’s a great introductory video from Me and My Big Ideas.
Or maybe you’d like to learn from someone in person. Check out your local Michael’s classes. In Nampa, Jeannette from @planahappyclass teaches a beginning and advanced class. Her first class filled up fast.
I think one of the things that we love about the Happy Planner is that you make it your own. It can be a basic planner with a listing of appointments and tasks to do, place to journal about your day, a way to let your creativity flow or any combination you choose. There are no rules that say you must use the monthly layout for one thing and the weekly layout for something else. It’s your planner and what makes it a Happy Planner is making it what you love!
If using planners has become a goal, obsession or a passion like it has become for us at Idaho Scrapbook Show here are some links that may help further your passion.
Me and My Big Ideas Happy Planner Group
MAMBI The Happy Planner Group
Little Paper Dog Co.
Please tag us with your planner layouts @idahoscrapbookshow. We’d love to see everyone’s creativity.
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