Before 2017 ended I decided that I no longer wanted to be in one planner for everything. So with that being said for 2018 I wanted to separate my business and personal life plus I wanted to use a TN again. Which led me to....These two. I kept my Recollections Planner from last year but have added a traveler's notebook from Mystic Little Gifts to my arsenal. So with that out of the way I'm going to let you know in advance this blog post will be long and detailed. So go get a cup of tea or coffee and a snack because you'll be here a while.Oh a pen and paper too for notes.
So lets start with my Recollections Creative Year Solid planner in metallic ivory which you can purchase at Michaels. I started using this in 2017 and want to continue using it until I find a nice replacement. Due to the light coloring you notice when I go inside that I have marked it up with pen and marker unfortunately. Which sucks. Besides that it has held up and is in fairly great condition. Even the rings, pen loop and pockets. And I used this baby every minute of every day last year. This year it will be home to all things personal. So let's go inside.
I'm a huge fan of decorating my pockets but this time I kept it pretty simple. All the paper you see are Target Dollar Spot folders that I totally forgot I bought until I was looking for something else in my desk. The die cut you're seeing is my Head in Her Planner die cut which is a freebie in my Facebook Group for Satin Doll & Co. You'll find all our freebies in the comments section of our Freebie picture. The paper clip charm was available on our website but is no longer.
All the dividers are made from laminating sheets and the paper inside are the Target Dollar Spot folders. The Egyptian lady is my Egyptian Life Crown - Planner Die Cut found on my website. The word page flag is a sticker (Trust Your Gut)from Me and My Big Idea. The bow you see peeking out I will tell you later. This section is for my monthly calendar, weekly spreads, and etc.
I'm so proud of my tabs. I made them yesterday or the day before from paper flags from a booklet from yet again Target Dollar Spot. I had a bow sampler that I got from a planner friend and then put corresponding stickers for each section. Put on card stock, cut on and then laminated. I then used double stick tape to adhere them to my dividers. I love how the little bows stick out.
This inside cover features a mix of die cuts from different sticker shop that you can download and print for free from their Facebook Groups. From left for right: CreateWithPen, The Fox and Pip, Cocoas Vision With U in Mind (from the MadewithSouthern Luv Ebony Queen Box), and TheHoneyBShop.
The first page in my planner is my 2018 Year at a Glance Calendar from Wendaful. She has two options Plain or Rose Gold & Marble. Mine is the Rose Gold because I love all things rose gold.
This next page lists the U.S. Holidays from 2016-2018 which is from Green & Lyme which is no longer available unfortunately.
After that I have my 2018 Goals Printable which is available here on my blog. I decorated with stickers and washi tape to add a bit of color and personality to it.
I then have my future log which is a another printable you can find here on my blog. I use it to track my goals for the month. It can be used for basically anything.
I attached my future log pages (3 pages) together with my Elephant Paper Clip charm which is available on my website. I have paper clip charms throughout my planner so I don't have to thumb through pages to locate certain items.
This next two pages are the same from last year and are the Important Dates insert from SewMuchCrafting. It's no longer available on her website as freebie but you might be able to find it in her Facebook Group with a number of other freebies.
I then have my monthly calendar which is from AnniePlansPrintables. These are apart of her Personal Rings Size |JAN-MAR 2018 Vertical Week on 2 Page (Monday Start) Printable Insert. I decorated my monthly spread using Michael's washi and finally you get the info on this bow bookmark. It's from Jens Crafty Designs Co and it was in the MadeWithSouthernLuv Ebony Queen Box.
Behind my monthly spread for January were these blank pages in my AnniePlansPrintables and it dawned on me the other day what to do with it. The left side features a mesh of inspiration stickers from Me and My Big Ideas sticker books. They'll help keep me inspired throughout the year. The right side features my word of the year which is FOCUS. The sticker surrounding around it are all things that pertain to me and my personality. I have stickers from DarcyDoodles,QT Planner Co, xquistiesoul which were include in the MadeWithSouthernLux Ebony Queen Box. Plus some stickers I got from my a holiday card swap.
Then are my weekly inserts. I switched up my inserts for 2018. I was previous using Wendaful Horizontal inserts for ages. These are very popular and I was unsure if I was even going to like them or even if they were going to be functional for me. This is my first week's spread for January and I can say I've been converted. I love them. It took me over an hour to plan because I took my time.I literally planned day by day so I wouldn't forget anything. As you can see I'm a white space planner and being a no white space planner would drive me crazy. It looks too jumbled together. But it looks cute when everyone else does it. It's just not for me. The kit I used was Apple Orchard by PeachyChicCo. The page marker I made the day previously using a MAC holiday gift bag I got for my birthday. I just 2 cut the size I need.Used double sided tape and taped the wrong sides together. I then used another page flag sticker and then added a word sticker. Ran it through my laminator and punched. Super easy.
My next insert is my notes section. You'll see dolls on every section in my planners. Either my own or someone else is. This one is my Fall Doll - Planner Die Cut. The sticker right next to her say's "think Happy thoughts" and comes from Me and My Big Ideas. The sticker at the top of the insert is from the same Target Dollar Spot sticker book that the page flags that make up my page tabs .
On the inside of that page I have two more dolls from my website. Foxy Lady and Planner Peace along with more stickers from Me and My Big Ideas.
I then have my page marker pocket/ pen look holder. Which I made using the same technique as my page marker. This was a MAC makeup box from some collection that I couldn't let go in the garbage. I love pretty packaging. I then stuck a Heidi Swapp pocket which holds my January Journaling Card which is available on my blog and my Plan for Life Doll. The pen loop is from Ronda's Planner Accessories and was included in the MadeWithSouthernLuv Ebony Queen Box.
The opposite side features another pocket and more die cuts. The cup is from The Fox and Pip Facebook Group and the other I can't remember. If I remember I'll include it later.
I then have To-Do inserts that came with this Recollections planner.
I also have some lined paper from Target Dollar Spot which is for their binders. Which I cut down and re-punched.
This next section is my personal section. The front of that divider has a doll by TheHoneyBShop from her Facebook Group and another quote sticker from Me and My Big Ideas Sticker book.
The backside of that insert feature a die cut freebie available in my Facebook Group in the Freebie comments and a die cut from Simply Me, Kish from the MadeWithSouthernLuv Ebony Queen Box.
Due to this section being my personal section I can't show everything because they hold sensitive information but I what I can show I will.What I can not, I will list the inserts used below with any links.
I'm very picky when it comes to the inserts I use.They have to be functional.So when I came across these Doctor Visits inserts I had to get them. They're from PeanutsPlannerCo. I love how functional and clean to the point they are.
I have this Online Order Tracker from Wendalful that I've been using forever and a day that I love.
Also this To Buy/Wish List insert from Wendaful which is another oldie but goodie that I love.
I've fallen back on certain TV shows so I have several pages of My TV Shows from Wendaful.
I have my Get it Clean Printable which is available here on my blog. I laminated mine so I can use a dry erase marker.
Behind that have more die cuts that can be found in our Facebook Group. My Ring Bound Planner Die Cut and Snowflakes n' Everything Nice Die Cut.
I then have a Brain Dump printable that I found on Pinterest.
Another printable I found on Pinterest, 10 Tip for Better Time Management.
My Fall Bucket List which is available here on my blog.
Then my Winter Bucket List which features a die cut from Cr8tiviely Chic with a bow paper clip.
Lastly my Christmas Bucket List.
I'm doing the PopSugar Reading Challenge again this year. So I downloaded the challenge list.
The inserts not shown were the following:
-Telephone List from Green and Lyme (no longer available)
-Password Tracker from Wendaful
-Coupons Printable available on my blog
-Books to Read Printable
We have finally reached the last divider in my planner. This one used to be my business/ blog section.But since I have now moved my entire business to my TN this section I was going to remove until I moved my lists to this area. The cover features nick nacks from a card swap. I still have to add more decorations.
The backside of that divider features my lastest Facebook Group freebie. Our 2018 This is my Year Doll.
I then have a journaling card from PaperPrincessPlans that came with my order. Which I laminated and punched.
Then another printable for Lists to Keep on Hand which I found on Pinterest. Yes, I love Pinterest. Can't you tell.
I can't really show anything after this part since it features random list from Natural Hair Products, Festival Checklist, Makeup to name a few.Lastly to finish off this planner I took one of the dividers that came with the planner to help my pages don't get bent. Since it's just there I decided to add a bunch of post its which are all from Target Dollar Spot. I use them to make notes and to forward plan.
So this completes my Personal Planner for 2018. I swear this is the longest blog post to man. For that reason I'll break this blog post up and put my TN which I'm using for my business in a separate blog post. I won't subject you to anything else for now. You have alot to comb through.
So what planner(s) are you using for 2018?