It’s been a whole year since I put up my last (and first!) Plan With Me style video. I thought it’d be fun to do so again, because a) I personally really like these kinds of peeks into other people’s planning styles, and b) I thought it would be interesting to show how my planning style has evolved since last September, I’m including a couple of photos below of last week’s spread in my planner and the accessories I use in case you’d like a closer look.
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I still use (and love) an Erin Condren Life Planner*. I got a new one during the 2016-17 launch earlier in the summer, which I started using in July (you can see an overview of how I filled out my 2015-16 planner here if you’d like). I’m currently using the neutral vertical version with the black coil. I absolutely love it! The neutral colorway makes it so you can use any stickers without fear of clashing with a color scheme no matter what month it is.
I’m also still using (and loving) custom monthly kits from Paper Loving Mommy as my main organizational sticker accessories in a typical weekly spread. She offers the kits in both colorful and neutral versions. I like how the colorful versions match the tiny bit of embellishment included in the decorative flags on the Erin Condren neutral calendar spreads. I order custom headers that suit my planning needs.
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For extra embellishments, I usually rely on the stickers I receive through the Station Stickers Club, which is a monthly subscription. This is the perfect collection of themed extras for me to add a bit of flair to my spreads. I love the foil accents on these little pretties! I always keep my trusty Polaroid Zip Mobile Photo Printer* nearby when planning to commemorate special memories, such as the day I took Charlotte to an apple orchard for the first time with some of the women in my family. I generally also include a couple of photos from the weekend for fun. And of course, I still use Peach Pom clips to mark the current month and week for easy access.
I like keeping my planner mostly functional with little bits of fun using decorative stickers and pictures. Planning in this way helps me stay motivated without feeling overwhelming or taking too much time. I now set aside about 20 minutes every Sunday evening to place down the bulk of my stickers and start filling in my spread. This saves me time during the week. In just five minutes or less I can fill in all of my to-do’s and such for the following day.
I walk through planning a blank week in my Vertical Neutral Erin Condren Life Planner in the video below:
It’s giveaway time! I wanted to share the awesomeness that is the Erin Condren Life Planner with you. The September 2016 Plan With Me Giveaway will run until Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 6 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally. All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter. FIVE winners will receive a $200 ErinCondren.com electronic gift card.
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I hope you enjoyed this look at my current planning style and process. I’d love to know how you use your planner and what your favorite accessories are if you care to share!
Happy Planning 🙂
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