Wednesday, October 14, 2015

ULTIMATE Planner Haul Giveaway

I know I've been little MIA with my blog and social media presence, but I'm going to make up for it today.  Ladies, I have a weakness for cute, useful things, especially when it comes to planning.  I went on a fun shopping spree to pick out items that I love to include in this giveaway and I'm certain whoever wins this giveaway is one lucky gal.

Everything you see in the picture, could be yours.  These are items that go along with planning and make a unique, personal and fun addition to your planner.  The giveaway includes a 2016 planner of your choice (not necessarily the one shown in the picture)  a NEW 2016 Wall Calendar full of awesome inspiration and everything else you see pictured.

Here are some more closeups of what you'll be getting.

I'm telling you...this stuff is cute and inspirational.  Whether you're jotting down a few extra "to-do's", a few goals or some journaling, you're going to love these cards.  I have them throughout my entire planner.  I like to punch them and attach them right to the binding.  (I'll have a tutorial on just how easy that is at a later time).  I love all of the quotes from Becky Higgins about cultivating a better life. And of course the foil and pink glitter from Heidi Swapp.

So, my favorite pens are the adorable ones shown below in the top right hand corner which come in a handy little box.  The Roller stamps included are the one's I sell in my store.  One is LDS based with things like scouts, mutual, meeting, fast sunday, etc.  and the other is a mom based stamper with things like, practice, carpool, etc.  Of course, I love me some washi tape and had to share some of those too.

You won't run out of stickers for the whole year with this lot.  Includes stickers for every holiday and also stickers that will inspire you.  A lot of them fit in the weekly planning page headers.  

These cards are adorable so I had to include a few in the giveaway

Crazy, cute embelishments.  Add them to your headers, to your dividers, in your weekly boxes, lists, etc.  Countless possibilities for cute-ifying your planner with this bunch! Again from some of my favorite crafters: SNAP, Becky Higgins, Amy Tangerine, etc.

And of course, this giveaway includes a free 2016 planner of your choice.  Either the 'Mothers Who Know' (Mormon Mom Planner) or the 'Mom on the Go' (Non-Denominational) planner.  If you've already bought your planner (either academic or yearly) you can still enter to win! If you are the lucky winner we'll credit you the cost of your planner.  If you haven't bought a planner yet wait no longer! This week would be an awesome time to do it because you'll get 5 automatic entries in the giveaway.

I'm also excited to announce that the winner will also receive a beautiful 2016 wall calendar full of awesome scripture inspiration.  You will love displaying this calendar on your fridge or wall.  It has non-smear paper and is spiral bound so it will lay flat on the wall.  

So, are you excited yet and ready to get your entries on?  An easy way to enter will be to leave a comment on this post of the reason you love your planner or why you would love to win one.  Another easy entry is to share or pin/post one of the pictures posted here on your Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook page.  

This giveaway will go until Wednesday, October 28, 2015 and we will announce the winner the following day.

Have Fun and Good luck!

Get 5 entries into the contest with your planner purchase!
1. Purchase a planner at: (The lucky winner will have the cost of their planner credited to their account.)
2. While you are shopping use coupon code: 'HalfOff' to get 50% off any stickers, bookmarks, pen holders or stampers that you add to your order. This week only!
3. After you check out use your order number to get 5 entries into the giveaway. (If you already purchased a planner you can use your order number to enter as well.)

Enter at this link:
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Planner Overview

I'm going to be going over each page in the monthly section of the planners today to give those who aren't familiar with it a good overview.

The planners are available now for PRE-ORDER.

I will show you a lot of sample pages in this post.  I printed these off from my computer so this is not my real handwriting and not necessarily my real schedules or goals, they are just mock-ups, so take everything you see with a grain of salt and don't assume I ever have it all together like it appears on these calendar pages, because i rarely ever, if ever, have it all together.  That's why I desperately rely on my planner to help me sort of maintain a sane life.  :)

Relationship Tracker:  

This page is found at the beginning of each monthly section. The whole purpose of this page is to help keep at the center of your focus or priorities, those people who matter most.  It really is all about relationships and how we are trying to improve them and strengthening them.  You can make them long or just a one word focus.  It's up to you.

The Monthly Calendar:

I find that I have PLENTY of room to jot down the goings on in my family on this calendar spread.  I don't get too detailed with things because I usually do that on the weekly calendar, but my sister loves to use this spread as the main hubbub of her family scheduling.

Here are some samples of how much you can fit on these pages.

The Weekly Spread:

This spread is so awesome, because it is so customizable.  You can categorize, organize and schedule exactly the way you would like.

Here are a few examples:


This is such a great tool in the planner because it allows you to zone in on the particular 'to-do' lists that most of us have each month.  There is always somebody to pray for, something to read, a person to visit, a place to visit, a gift to give or somebody that needs a phone-call or a letter/email. This is the place to dump your brain and list your goals and the things you want to accomplish for the month.

The budget is small and simple but I added quite a few more lines so that you can customize it more to fit your needs.

Here is an example.  I just made the numbers up on the budget section off the top of my head so don't take this example as a serious budget.

This middle section has been tweaked a little and left blank for you to use as you would like.  I'm personally going to be using it as a project dump

Here it is filled out side by side.  There really is so much space on this.


-This is new to the planner this year 2016-

This spread is so cool, because we can use it however we want.  This extra space can be used for menu planning, groceries, self-improvements, exercise, work scheduling, church calling, kids schedules, baby feedings and so much more.  The sky is the limit!


All of the planners have these pages that I've already covered.  From here on out, I'll be covering the additional pages that are in the LDS versions of the planner, the Mothers who Know and the Know it, live it, love it planners.

Family Home Evening Spread:

This spread is really what makes this planner so different from the rest.  It allows to have ALL of our plans in one location which usually means we will use it more and see it and remember a lot more than we would having several different notebooks or planners.

It really isn't too big or too hard to jot down a few ideas, conversations, discussions, lesson plans.  I don't feel overwhelmed at all because I have small and simple things written down to help me be a little better at parenting. I love it because I can keep track of who's turn it is to do what without any fighting.  The fighting and arguing is what inspired this spread in the first place.  It hasn't happened since because THE PLANNER KNOWS ALL!  Haha!  My kids reach for the planner when it's time for FHE and I have refereed to it time and time again just to remember what the heck we talked about last week.  MOM BRAIN for sure around here.

This spread has helped me stay on top of our goals and wants for our family.  When we talk about an idea, I write it down.  If I don't it somehow disappears into the abyss of all things forgotten.  Which, for me, is usually never retrieved again.

Sunday Lessons/Inspiration Spread:

I love having access to this spread.  I can see what my kids are learning, or if I'm a primary teacher, I can see the current topics.  Same with the Young Men and Young Women.

I use these pages to keep ideas and thoughts for my calling.  Also, I use it to jot down inspirations I get as I listen to the lessons or the speakers.  I love referring to these pages for ideas to discuss in FHE or in my meetings at church.

Behind these sections are blank lined pages for notes and such to use as we please.  I like to use them to record thoughts from my scripture studies or conference talks.  Sometimes, I have used them for journaling or doing a quick re-cap of the month.  There are 3 total each month.


As you can see, there is SO much space in this planner to dump our brains.  To form lists, to dedicate for goals and ideals.  I haven't even covered the front section of the planner or the back section called 'Home and Family' that is included in the LDS mom version as well as the Non-denominational mom planner.  I will save that for a different post, but if you want to look at a preview, you can click here.

The planners are now available for PRE-ORDER in the store.  Grab yours today.