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Planning on a Budget: Planner Freebie!

Hello there Planner enthusiasts! Welcome to my eclectic blog! 

Today I am excited to present my very first FREE planner printable! I have been making these for a while, personalized to myself and my needs and I have decided to put some out there for other planner gals looking to make their planner look beautiful on a budget! I am no stranger to downloading some of the free pdf’s out there for my own planner so I thought it is now a good time to give back!

This is the Bill Due Multi color Half Box Set.

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I am currently working on a sheet that has different exercise trackers.

If you have any ideas, suggestions or requests, leave me a comment below and I will consider it!

If you do use this Bill Due Multicolor page, please credit me at my blog “The Planned Life” or my planner instagram: @plannerprincessxoxo

Click the green link above to download!

The PDF might be a bit blurry, but mine came out fine! 🙂

Thanks! and Have fun!

 

 

The Planned Life: Week 4 (Kind of)

Welcome back to The Planned Life!

Weekly, I’ll be showing you my spreads (pre-filled out) and talk about some things I think are important and also do a quick recap of how my week went. If you plan as well, I would love to know your weekly themes and recaps as well so comment at your leisure!

Week of September 7th through September 13th, 2015

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This week was kind of all over the place I am not gonna like. I wanted to find a new way to incorporate my online classes into my spread without making it too wonky… and yet… that still looks wonky to me (sigh). At this point, I was in dire need of new stickers so I did with whatever I had leftover. I really like this color scheme and I know that my hydrate sticker is majorly out of place. Besides that, I think the rest came out okay. I’m also still doing the work section atthe top and I’m still not sure how I feel about that.

Favorites and Recap: 

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My absolute favorite part of this weeks spread was the little football icon to mark the beginning of football season! I am a total football junkie, (and I’m a pats fan btw), and I was very excited to put this little guy in. We did win the game of course… 😉 But anyway… I really was feeling this scheme but did not really like how faded the decorative paper came out. Also: I really need some new washi… ASAP.  Follow me on my planner instagram: @plannerprincessxoxo!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo

The Planned Life: Week 3

Welcome back to The Planned Life!

Weekly, I’ll be showing you my spreads (pre-filled out) and talk about some things I think are important and also do a quick recap of how my week went. If you plan as well, I would love to know your weekly themes and recaps as well so comment at your leisure!

Week of August 17th through August 23rd, 2015

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So this week was definitely revolutionary. I’m talking really budget friendly. So, I know I promised some budget friendly posts and here it is! If you look closely: You can identify that my theme is not made from washi. It is actually 59 cent decorative paper from Hobby Lobby and after I finished my layout, I still had half of it left! Like WHAT. I attached it with an elmer’s gluestick and it did NOT peel off or make my planner bulky at all. I went with the whole brown/black theme along with some woodland creatures and I think it came out very nice! I loved the end layout and it was fun figuring it out as I went. Also, I made a Plan With Me on my youtube channel so check it out here!

Favorites and Recap: 

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My favorite part of this week’s spread was the decorative paper obvs! Also, I literally fell in love with these woodland creatures I got from hobby lobby a while back. They’re pretty big and glittery but so so cute. I also loved my little mail section. So this week was a little long, we had training at work for the first half of the week and it was so so boring. But I did learn a lot! Also, there was a lot of getting ready for school involved as well. Crazy, Crazy. Follow me on my planner instagram: @plannerprincessxoxo!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo

Plan With Me: On a Budget!

Check out my newest video!

This is my first ever Plan With Me, I tried something different and instead of using washi tape I tried using decorative paper which is a cheaper alternative! It turned out great, I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for watching!

xoxo

The Planned Life: Week 2

Welcome back to The Planned Life!

Weekly, I’ll be showing you my spreads (pre-filled out) and talk about some things I think are important and also do a quick recap of how my week went. If you plan as well, I would love to know your weekly themes and recaps as well so comment at your leisure!

Week of August 10th through August 16th, 2015

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This week I was so excited to use the washi pictured above. It was the wide washi from scotch and it was the perfect size for the bottom section where the checklists are. No more measuring and double cutting with this tape. I might look into getting some more. As seen above, the colors I picked out for this theme were orange, light blue, hot pink and yellow to match the washi. It looks a little eclectic, but it was fun to work with! This week, I began something new: The game flag reminders. I took some of the sports ball icons from the SPORTS page from Glitz Paper Co. blog, and used them to mark when some games were. I liked my weekend banner this week, but not entirely. I really need to work on my lettering!

Favorites and Recap: 

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My favorite part of this week’s spread, were these cute little foxes whose colors fit perfect with my theme! Also, the little sports ball icons were super cute. This week was awesome, I actually had a REAL weekend and I spent it putting my office furniture together and decorating. I loved the time off and even though meal planning was a bust this week, I made some awesome penne pasta, spaghetti style. Also, I actually did get around to cleaning the house, and Daisy came over on Sunday instead of Thursday and we watched Season 11 episode 21 of Grey’s Anatomy (If you know what that means… *sobs*) Follow me on my planner instagram: @plannerprincessxoxo!

Thanks for reading!

xoxo

 

The Planned Life: Week 1

Welcome back to The Planned Life!

Weekly, I’ll be showing you my spreads (pre-filled out) and talk about some things I think are important and also do a quick recap of how my week went. If you plan as well, I would love to know your weekly themes and recaps as well so comment at your leisure!

Week of August 3rd through August 9th, 2015

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This week was really interesting for me, planning wise. My theme was just red, orange and pink with flowers and puppies (I was dogsitting all week!)I bought this washi tape at Walgreens and was more than excited to try it out. Starting from the left page: I am not a fan of the monthly calendar that’s printed in the upper left hand of the page so I try to block that with whatever I can. My notes section tells me how much water I’ve been drinking, what book I’m reading and any other small details. I decided to add the flower border washi to the days I had off, to make them look extra fun! I have also reinvented my way of decorating to celebrate a birthday and I think it’s much cuter. On this page you can see how I began to use my @llamaletters lessons to help with my lettering and I think it came out well! On the right page, you can see how usually Thursday’s are my cleaning days, and Fridays are lonely because I work all day! I also put my lettering to the test with my homemade weekend banner!

My Favorite and Recap: 

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You can say this week was pretty frustrating for me despite having a cute spread. I was dogsitting all week which is fun but kind of crazy. My best friend Alexis had her baby this week as well and it was awesome, he is such a cutie! I found myself in a constant work routine and did not really feel myself and my weekend did not really look like a real weekend. The meal planning this week was a disaster, Eddie and I wrote it out on Monday and ended up switching everything around! My favorite part about this spread was the cute weekend section because the puppy sticker used even has a little sweater that matches my washi! Also: The quotes used this week were “Put on some Lipstick and pill yourself together,” by Elizabeth Taylor, “You can never be over dressed or over educated,” by and another ones that is a bit hard to read!

Thanks for reading! 

xoxo

The Planned Life!

Hey everyone! Welcome back to my oh so, great blog! (Sarcasm.)

Well I have thought about this long and hard, and have decided to add some new sections and parts to this blog. Right now, it’s mostly reviews and late night thoughts. I hope to add more about my nail art in the future, tutorials and so on, but the next step in this humble blogs journey is tackling the Planning Community!

I will be regularly posting my planning adventures and keeping this blog updated on my planning. I have also been working on designing stickers, so hopefully soon, I will be able to offer some freebies to other planner enthusiasts.

Alright MOVING ON: Here are some quick FAQ’s

What type of planner do I use?

Currently, I am planning in a Plum Paper Planner for the 2015-2016 year. I debated whether this or the Erin Condren Planner would be better for me. I went with PPP for simple reasons: 1. It was cheaper 2. It could start on the month that I wanted it to, therefore no wasted months and 3. It’s the same size as the EC and the differences between the 2 are minuscule in my opinion.

So I use my Plum Paper Planner which I have trimmed and hole punched into a platinum Carpe Diem.

How often do I plan?

I plan every week on Sundays.

How long does it take you to plan?

Anywhere from 1.5 to 2 hours. I know, crazy.

What is your favorite thing about planning?

My favorite thing would be the fact that I can keep my life organized, which I really need because I seriously forget everything, and I can have a creative outlet. It let’s me set goals and encourage myself to move my life in the direction that I want.

How much do you spend on planning?

Honestly, everyone has their own way of planning. Some people love using stickers in their spreads, some love stamps or just simply writing in their tasks. Some like to use their planner as more of a diary, or inspirational book. How much you spend really depends on that. Now, I’m a college girl, and even though I go crazy for the adorable stickers, stamps etc in those wonderful etsy shops, I don’t have hundreds of dollars laying around for buying supplies every month. I am learning how to make stickers on my own and finding cheaper alternatives to suit my needs.

How do you plan on a budget?

It’s all about where to look. I spent hours on end searching the deepest caves of the internet looking for planner freebies, like printables. I shop at hobby lobby, michaels, walmart, and target when they have sales going on. The best plan is to learn how you plan and go accordingly. I will make another post about planning on a budget and tips later on. Keep an eye out.

Thanks so much for reading, and get ready for my planner posts, a series I’m going to call “The Planned Life!”

See ya in my next post!

xoxo,

Ana

 

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