How I get through with my busy lifestyle

Many of you know that I am an extremely busy person and of course that is evidenced in sometimes weeks sometime months apart blog posts. 🙂

I have always been a planner type of person and would write down everything I do at work and at home I would write down all my bills and their due date. At the time, it was more of a cover your butt kind of thing but it eventually became a habit and for my personal use it was a way of me keeping track of what and how much I spend on monthly bills or how to allocate my funds.  At the beginning of the year I would look for a new journal to write in and would not be satisfied until I got the perfect journal, most times it would just be an empty undated one.

Recently, there have been a planning rage where there are even Facebook planning communities, etsy shops selling planning supplies.  I used to just plan/budget in a journal, now it is the “in” thing.  I incorporate my scrapbooking into my planning so it saves me from looking to take up residence in Michael’s.

I will be adding more planning items to the blog, maybe it can help someone who wants to plan their lives better.  I believe in the power of written words and sometimes in planning things your life don’t feel as helter skelter as you think it is.

These are some Tul journals I have for work (got them on sale at Office Depot.  FYI, the best time to buy Tul products are on sale, they can be a bit pricey)

My latest journal for this year

This week spread before I actually write in it

Some of my supplies (I use the word “some” very loosely) 🙂

So tips on starting out:

  1. Get a planner that you like; I like the Happy Planner and Erin Condren.
  2. I always say the must have with a sticker pack is the Productivity Pack from The Happy Planner and some quotes pack.
  3. Washi tapes (I find The Happy Planner ones and the Recollection are the best)

Happy planners can be found on Amazon, Etsy, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, from the creator themselves; Be and my Big ideas.  There are many other places that probably sell them, make google yall best friend, lol.  I recently purchased an Academic Planner from so I am still waiting for it to come.

How do you plan your life?


Meli Mel

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