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Hey y'all! Here we are, the day before the last day of 2015. Like most of you I am reflecting on the past year, and thinking of how I want to grow in the coming one! Part of that, for me anyway, is setting up my new Happy Planner.
Last year my friend introduced me to the word of planners. Yes, I do mean world. There are Facebook groups designed around these things. Washi tape, stickers, stamps, pens...OH MY! I was totally sucked in, and am now a bonafide planner junkie! Last year I purchased the Erin Condren Life Planner, but after using it for nearly a year I realized something. I didn't need a planner to organize my life. As a stay-at-home wife, with no children, my life really isn't all that hectic. I did, however, realize that as my blog grew I needed more organization there.
So when it came time to purchase my 2016 planner, I, one, went with the Me & My Big Idea's The Happy Planner, and two, set out to discover how to set it up as my blog planner. I chose The Happy Planner because it's set up very similarly to the Erin Condren, but, at retail will run you around $25.00 as opposed to the Erin Condren Life Planner, which can cost you $50.00+. I also liked the fact that The Happy Planner operates on the Arc system which means you can remove the pages to write on them, AND you can also customize the planner to your personal needs by adding pages to it. However, when it came to setting it up, I discovered something. NO ONE had anything out there as to how they did it! I watched HUNDREDS of videos on YouTube, and read countless blogs on the subject, and NOTHING. So I began to take note of the things I liked from blog planners that I found on line and began to set up, what I think will be, a very functional and productive blog planner for 2016.
So enough of my rambling, let's get started!