Hello everyone! As I sit here with my cup of coffee on this warm, sunny Wednesday afternoon, I’d like to share with you something that I’ve been really into lately. I figured now that I have school going on, the blog, and other various events happening that I would like to get myself a monthly planner to stay organized. I bought myself this Sugar Paper Los Angeles Monthly Planner from Target recently and while it was in transit to me, I decided to do a YouTube search for reviews on the Sugar Paper planner line for this year. I soon discovered that planning is quite popular on YouTube, specifically “glam” planning. Glam planning essentially is planning with a decorative twist. Adding stickers, inserts, and other fun things to customize your planner to suit your needs and also show a little personality. I’ve been searching around Etsy for some sticker kits and might just buy some soon!
I bought my 8 x 10 Monthly planner in the blush color, but they also had it in black. I always gravitate towards black so I wanted to try something new, plus this color reminded me of spring/summer so I thought it was perfect! In the front of the planner is a 2016/2017 yearly overview and a page for quick reference information (emergency contacts and such). In addition, there are 2 pages for the rest of your contacts. I believe I counted 72 spaces in total for a persons name, address, and phone number. Immediately following are the months. I really like that the months are tabbed and laminated as it makes for quick access. In the back of the planner are 11 pages for notes and list of all major holidays and the date they fall on every year until 2019. This is a major plus for me and I know it will come in handy!
All in all, this planner is the perfect size, it’s simple, and practical. It will be easy for me to keep in my purse, and also easy for me to quickly navigate through if need be. I bought mine when it was on sale for $3.98, and for that price it is a great planner. I know there are high-end planners that are quite popular in the community such as Erin Condren, but I can’t justify spending $50+ on a planner, at least not right now when my needs aren’t that much. I believe the Sugar Paper one is still at that the sale price now if you are interested! I provided a link to it above.
BLOG PLANS FOR SPRING/SUMMER
I have many fun things in mind for the upcoming warmer months! Here are just a few:
1.) Cool, Healthy Summer Treats (Popsicles, Vegan Ice Cream, Iced Teas, etc)
2.) All-Natural DIY Summer Personal Care Essentials (Moisturizers, bug repellent, sunburn treatment, etc)
3.) New England Travel Series (A look into our family trip to the Northeast, including what we did and places we recommend!)