MY HAPPY PLANNER AND HOW IT WAS WORTH THE $23 + tons of pics // how this weekend went and yes i cried


YOU ASKED FOR A POST ON MY PLANNER SO HERE I AM (hope you enjoyed lookingstalking my planner photos hehehe I KNOW YOUR PLANS YOU CANNOT FOOL ME)

basically I have had a couple different planners over the past two years. The first one actually worked pretty fantastically, but legit was gigantic. I don't think I've ever had a notebook so large. Then, I moved on to my bullet journal, which was super small, but I had to make a new week sheet like constantly bc I never had enough time to plan ahead....which was really really hard for me bc I couldn't write down something which would be happening a few months in advance. uhg.

aka I was forgetting birthdays and big things like that SORRY MY FRIENDS.

I finally reached the point after I graduated and I just knew the bullet journal wasn't working anymore. I needed SOMETHING but it couldn't be something that was too small or too big, utterly blank or way too busy, covered in sections which I would never use, etc etc etc. 

I searched and searched and searched -- and found THE HAPPY PLANNER. (it lives up to it's name jsyk)

I first found it on Amazon, which was pretty neat but I was heading to town that day so I was like "okay I'll look at Walmart." THEY HAD IT. but for like $23.00. I cringed and winced and cried and whined and begged people for money (no not really jk) and finally was like "its like $2 a month." so I snapped out of it and calmed down. lol

of course tho I got home and shared about it on my insta story and a girl I know messaged me and was like I GOT THAT AT COSTCO FOR $12 AND ITS 48 MONTHS WITH STICKERS AND MARKERS TOO *crashes and booms and moans and sobs in the background*
nah. I'm fine. really. *groans* 

But, still, no matter what, it's been worth it. I'm able to plan AHEAD which is huge. I'm able to look back -- also there is enough space for me to add different things each month (like right now I am keeping my nano word count at the bottom + what I've written for the day just for my own mental count). I just really really love the freedom of having the planner planned and set for each week. (aka i'm getting lazy or really busy? I'll take the 2nd please) 

also its really cute. *grins* 

THIS WEEKEND GUYS OH GUYS OH GUYS REMEMBER HOW I TOLD YOU I WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT IT gosh. it was like a wonderful thing + a half. so so so memory filled. All I can keep thinking about was the laughs and stories told and the hugs then the saying goodbye and my grandpa telling me to go away bc I was crying. (in a total loving/choking on emotion way) 

well so far today has been the most relaxing of my entire summer. It won't last, sadly. but hey, I would get bored anyway. I'm thinking of doing another boho hair wrap also keep an eye out for my monthly post soon. It's gonna be a good one *grins* 

WHAT DO YOU USE FOR A PLANNER??
HOW BUSY/LAZY IS YOUR SUMMER?

29 comments

  1. That planner is seriously so cute! I have always wanted a planner like that I have just never had the chance to get one. Adorable. :)

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    1. gahh! I know -- and they have so many other options too!! <3

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  2. I need that planner. Seriously, it's wonderful! I love planners, but a happy planner, could anything be better? Relaxation never seems to last, unfortunately. I hope the rest of your summer is fabulous!

    ~ Pip

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    1. yup. you do. xD I totally agree! I never have found anything that actually WORKS for me. Plus. it's adorable. ;) gahh you too - thanks!

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  3. THAT PLANNER <3 <3 <3. I need it so bad - then MAYBE I'd quite forgetting my deadlines for things, haha xD. *is definitely going to look it up on Amazon now* I'm glad you're having an awesome summer so far! (I'm just over here casually dying in the 97 degree weather *passes out*)

    ~ Savannah | Scattered Scribblings

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    1. DUDE I AGREE <3333 *all the hearts* haha! just maybe. I know how ISTPs are -- we push those deadlines off ;) But YES GO SEE! There are so many different ones which I loved too! Too many cute options (oh I forgot to add in my post that the whole thing was blank and so it legit started on the day I bought it WHICH IS AWESOME no wasted months yeess) and hehee I love 97 degrees

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  4. OH THAT PLANNER IS SO CUTE. I use a bullet journal, because I need more space than planners allow me on some days, and none other days, and the inconsistency bothers me. (I'm pretty sure I use your bullet journal notebooks! XD)

    WAIT BRB HOW IS IT THE END OF JULY ALREADY? I THOUGHT IT JUST STARTED.

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    1. OH I KNOW IM STILL LIKE *hugs* ITS MINE XD oh man. I get that too. That's why I tried and LOVED bullet journaling, but I just didn't have the time anymore sadly :P

      HAHAHAHA IDK YIKES

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  5. DUDE. THAT PLANNER IS ADORABLE. I LOVEEE IT. I tried using a BuJo, but since I didn't have a grid notebook, it was sort of a pain to manage?? So I just got a gorgeous new planner today . . . it reminds me of yours, actually, but a lot thinner and more minimal. I THINK I'M IN LOVE. XDD

    (also weird question. did you put a vsco filter on those photos?? hb2, I think?? idk I'm just weird and curious XDD)

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    1. DUDE I LOVE IT SO MUCH IM NOT EVEN KIDDING. <3333333 Ohhh that's too bad! I actually did a post about BuJu and linked a really good grid notebook jsyk. OOOHH REALLY. What brand it it?

      (uhmm moody? I'm not sure which that is in numbers XD)

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    2. ooh i'll check out that post! mine is from a collaboration between the companies day designer + blue sky, so it's called "day designer for blue sky" (REALLY NOW SARAH NO ONE WOULD'VE EVER FIGURED THAT OUT XDD). i got one on the smaller side, but ASDJFLDKSJG IT'S SO CUTE AND PRACTICAL ME LOVES.

      (ohh okay haha . . . that was my second guess XD i've been using vsco wayy too much XDDD)

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  6. I love your planner!! When I saw the pictures of it I thought "YESS... this is seriously what I need" I'll have to see if I can find it!!! Ooh, and I can hardly wait for your monthly post!!! I always look forward to those. They are so fun! XD
    My Summer is... busy. Just like the past six months and the past year have been. Its terrible. >.<

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    1. me too! and gahh! You'll tell me if you get one, right??? hahaha!! I love my monthly posts too -- gosh I crack myself up *laughs*
      Isn't it?! But it's also wonderful. ah. growing up ;)

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  7. So cute! I've been trying to get my life together too and was leaning SO CLOSE to the bullet journal and nearly ordered one from Amazon...before finding the 2017-18 planner that I'd begged my mom to buy for me from Wal-Mart. So I'm using that for now; it's actually not ratchet (thought it's nothing close to the Happy Planner) but it's efficient and getting the job done for me. At least for now. Of course, school and college applications and extracurriculars haven't started yet...*gulp*

    I think I'm just gonna settle for stalking your and others' cute planners for now :P

    O | Life as a Young Lady

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    1. hahaha isn't it terribly exciting when you actually FINALLY find something that you know will just work. ITS SO RELIEVING!! Ohhhh hahaa yeah #graduatehere SO GLAD I DONT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT SCHOOL XD

      lol totally cool with me ;)

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  8. *looks at my previous comment* Oops. Accidentally capitalized the s in summer. Oh dear.
    Anyway,
    i will tell you if I get one!! Yes! *squeals*
    Oh I know. Growing up is wonderfullll... XP

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    1. hahaa!! that's totally okay girl!
      I will <3
      oh goodness hahaa

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  9. Your planner is so cute... I couldn't live without mine!

    Hailey
    www.haileyhudson.wordpress.com

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    1. Isn't it?! AND OH MY WORD I KNOW goodness

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  10. DUDE PLANNERS ARE THE BOMB (i mean i totally fail at any that i try but shh you ain't supposed to know that) I love yoursssss. I'm personally gonna be trying out a bullet journal this semester because I honestly need to get my life in check, and the flexibility of a bujo just seems more practical. also it's just a lot cheaper cuz YO IM GROANING RIGHT ALONG WIHT YA. My condolences to your loss of 23 tickets to happiness.

    as for my summer? heh yeah, it's pretty slow. Literally everybody in my fam works a bunch so there's not much transportation anywhere. BUT HEY it means more time for reading yo blog which I LOVE BTW LIKE GOSH <333

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    1. DUDE I LEGIT TOTALLY AGREE (hahahahahaa i was afraid I would too, so i didn't let myself) OOH I would love to know how that goes! I tried it too, but just didn't have the time.. omw i laughed so hard but am also half way crying bc ITS JUST A PLANNER gah.

      can i please have a slow summer? thank you. OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS THANK YOU wow really thanks *blushes*

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  11. That's an adorable planner!! I love the "To-Do" sections and the like. I have one which has writing quotes on every page and is themed with a super pretty pastel watercolor background. My sister found it for me at Staples. It was expensive but worth it. :D

    My Summer has been SO busy. First I went to my Grandpa's house for two weeks, then I'm volunteering at VBS, then I've got my aunt and uncle coming to visit, then a family reunion, then a different aunt coming to visit after that!! AHHHH!! I don't get a lot of downtime until late August. :P

    ~Lydia~ <3

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    1. I DROOL EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT ON MY DESK GOODNESS. Oh. I love quotes. goodness - I know mine was expensive too, but like you said, worth it. XD

      Oh man!! You're right - it has been! I have no idea how its flown by so quickly tho o.o

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  12. I LOVE THIS PLANNER SO MUCH! I'm actually in need of a new one at the moment- I'm definitely checking this out. :)

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    1. I REALLY REALLY REALLY DO TOO *hugs it forever* Let me know if you get one girlie!

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  13. I just like the fact that it's called a happy planner. And it looks really nice, and motivational, and easy to use. I know what you mean about bullet journaling though - it didn't seem to be that effective for me either.

    I actually don't use a planner because I'm too lazy and cheap to invest in one, but I see so many reasons why I should, haha. Glad your weekend was extra fabulous, and your grandpa sounds so sweet!

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    1. I know! It's just like yes. this is right. Plus IT HAD SPIRAL BOUNDNESS. man that's like soooo important.

      There are a lot of good things in a planner! Aww thanks <333

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  14. Okay, I'm actually obsessed with planners and ohh how this makes my little ocd-planner heart happy happy.
    maybe I'll make a another planner post.
    sigh...
    this was beautiful

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    1. I am obsessed with staring at them but not for paying for them lol
      hmm yes do so
      oh goodness *hugs you*

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