This week was the last week of finals. I had a ton of papers due and three finals, but I got through it. Now it’s relaxation until graduation!
This past week marked the beginning of my short but relaxing Thanksgiving break, and boy did I need it. Since I only had to plan out two days for school purposes, I was allowed to have a little more fun with how I did my layout.
I usually don’t use checklists in my weekly spreads except in the Notes section, so using them throughout spread felt a little foreign to me. However, since those days I was doing errands and buying Christmas gifts, the checklists made sense.
Since I use my planner functionally, I don’t add decorative stickers to my weekly spread and instead use them in the monthly view to add a bit of fun. I really love the way the turkey and fall stickers look though. It adds a bit of color to my usually monotone spreads. Sometimes I wish I could be a decorative planner, but I need all the space to plan out my days!
I love the way that Cindy Guentert (Llamas Love Lettering) does lettering in her planner, so I thought I would try that out too. I love the way it came out! Monday was a really lazy and relaxing day for me since that weekend was crazy with work and school events. I want to buy markers to color it in. I think that would look really nice!
The weekend banner, checklists, dividers and icons are from the monthly kits from Ladybugzdesignz. The smaller teardrops, TV stickers and smaller flags are from abundanceoferica. The turkeys and decorative stickers are from a Darice sticker book which are easily found for $1 at Michaels.
What do you do to your planner to spruce it up and have a bit of fun?
I haven’t bought new stickers for my planner in a while, so I decided to treat myself to a couple of stickers from Have a Parade.
Have a Parade is an Etsy store that specializes in stickers for the Erin Condren. Her stickers are affordable and come in such vibrant colors. All stickers are printed on glossy, permanent paper. I received a small sampler as well that included some decorative and functional fall stickers.
With Christmas coming up, I wanted to get some countdown stickers ($3.50.) What made these stickers stand out to me was that each sticker has a different icon in it. Most of the countdowns I found on Etsy had the same icon for the entire countdown, and that didn’t seem like much fun to me. While the icons do repeat, it’s not in the same week and that’s fine with me. The stickers themselves seem smaller than what I thought they would be. I thought they would fit across the length of a Erin Condren box, but they are much smaller. However, this is fine with me because it won’t take up that much room.
I also bought some functional stickers. These small banners ($3) will be perfect for writing the time of an important appointment or for marking off a special occasion.
Shipping was relatively fast. I got these in about a week from when they shipped, which was two days after I placed the order. And considering they came from California to New York, I’m fine with that!
I’m excited to use new stickers in my planner and get ready for Christmas. It’s my favorite time of the year! Are you doing anything interesting in your planner to celebrate the holidays? Let me know down below!