Sunday, June 21, 2015

Plan with Me...Sundays!!!

I am so excited to be a part of the Plan with Me Sundays linky!!! Robyn from Kreative in Kindergarten & Meghan from Keeping Up with Mrs. Harris had such an awesome idea to do a linky about planners!  I mean what teacher doesn't LOVE a planner!

 I mean I love  a lot of things but my planner definitely places in the top 10.  I have a few friends who joke with me that I have an addiction to planners, I mean I think they may be right...but is that wrong???  Seriously I bet if you walk over to my file cabinet right now, you might find at least 3 or 4 planners.  One for each of the last 3 or 4 years, you ask?  NO probably all from the last year...maybe the last two years!  The thing is I love planners, I love writing in them, I love making them cute, but then life happens and I get sloppy and the planner isn't cute anymore.  Or it is Summer and I LOVE bright colors, so I grab a new planner...but then January rolls around and I think I want a new crisp planner for the new year.  It is a vicious cycle!! But I am pretty sure that is all about to change! 
 Why?  Because now I have an

It is a little slice of heaven!!!I may or may not get very nervous when my two year old attempts to touch it.  Yes, I am beginning to realize my friends might be right and I truly might have a problem!

Organization, you ask?  This is how I am doing it!!!  This plan will end the vicious cycle of multiple planners per year!

The first thing I have to have is a GOOD pen.  I am obsessive about my handwriting and oddly enough these inexpensive pens are what work best for me.  And they fit nicely in the pouch at the back of my planner.

As you can see, I use 4 of the colors for my planner.  Yes, they match my I am a little OCD about things matching!
Green: Joey (cause green is my favorite color & well Joey is my favorite person!)
Blue: School events
Pink: Appts, Part-time job, Birthdays
Purple: Blogging/TPT 

I like my monthly at a glance pages to be pretty clean, so I like to use a notebook for making lists, jotting down ideas, sketching out projects, and/or room arrangements.  I am also on a quest to stay on a budget, so of course when Michael's had this cute notebook, I added it to my collection!  What I love about both of these are they are thin and easily fit into the pocket of my planner, so everything can stay together.

My newest obsession is the Jumbo Weekly Planner from Creative Clips Paper!  These planners help me be more detailed about my plans for the week, while still following my pen color coding.  I like to fold it and clip it into my planner for the appropriate month.

So there you have it my friends, how I like to keep myself organized.  It is definitely a work in progress, but I think I might just have found the best options for me!!  How do you organize your planner?  Let me know!!!!


  1. LOVE! Thanks for linking up! That jumbo weekly planner is so adorable! I can certainly see that on my desk very soon!

  2. Love the designated colors! I try to do the same but it never seems to work for me!

  3. I'm a planner junkie too, self-professed! I have an obsession with pens: staedtlers are my favorite. Oh and colors, don't even get me started on colors! Swoon! We might as well be twins with our planner and color obsessions. My husband always looks at me like, "you need another planner?" Of course I do! Thanks for sharing your planning with us!

  4. I am a #planneraddict and proud of it! You use the Teacher Planner for home? That is interesting! I'd love to see inside! I use the Life Planner.