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Planner Sticker Do's and Don'ts

Do you ever struggle to get your stickers to look good in your planner? Is there something that's just not right that you can't figure out?

I've got some great tips in this week's video to help you make your stickers look fantastic every time. I use Carpe Diem stickers in the examples, but these tips will work with any sticker.

Grab your favourite sticker sheet and a nice drink and hit PLAY to watch the do's and don'ts:




Can Game of Thrones Help You Build New Habits?

Watching Game of Thrones or any of your favourite shows can actually help you create and keep habits as well as motivate you to work towards your goals!

Don't believe me? Don't worry you don't need a dragon or a hall of faces. Maybe a kill list like Arya's could come in handy, but it's a lists of goals to kill, not people!

Grab your planner and your goal kill list and hit play to find out how your favourite show can help you with your goals and habits.

 


Custom DIY Pen Loop Tutorial

Do you have a pen or pencil that you absolutely love using in your planner but either don't have a pen loop for it or it's too big or too small? Or maybe you simply want to make your pen loop match your planner setup.

Grab that favourite pen, a binder clip and some washi that matches your current setup and hit play on this video to make your very own pretty pen loop!

 


How to Create an Orphan Sock Planner

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I've got a project today that is very close to my heart. If you don’t already know, I have 6 children. And you know what that means… lots of children, LOTS of odd socks! I’ve really tried to control this problem but it’s just too big and I have too many mateless socks. It has simply got out of control! So what is a planner girl to do? Set up a new planner, of course!!

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I feel like I am constantly in that scene of Monster’s Inc, where a monster comes out of a door with a sock stuck to his back and someone starts screaming '23-19! We have a 23-19!’ 

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This orphaned sock thing is a huge problem in my house and I’m determined to make it top priority in my life. I am going to dedicate this entire planner to keeping track of all the single socks in my house. I wanted to make this planner really special, to really make it stand out amount the others in my planning system and that’s why I chose the Typewriter Floral Traveler's Notebook and my absolute favourite collection, Hello which matches perfectly with the Simple Stories I Am… collection. It was really surprising to me that there are no sock stickers in any of the the Carpe Diem sticker tablets. I can’t be the only one who wants to set up a sock planner, right? Luckily there are quite a few cute laundry basket ones.

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I love to decorate the pockets of my TNs and this one was no exception, lots of butterflies and flowers and that oh-so-adorable sneaker!! Sneakers go on over socks so I thought it was completely fitting. I also added some washi wrapped around a card to have on hand while I plan for my odd socks.

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I decorated the covers of the inserts (seen above) so that they inspire me in this big project that I’m undertaking. If I’m going to tackle these socks, I’ll need the motivation!

I think the most important part of this planner is the odd sock tracker. I’m going to catalogue each of the odd socks as they come out of the dryer and when I see an odd sock around the house (under the couch, in the front closet, or in the bottom of a hockey bag) I’m going to track it using the fab little stickers from the Calendar sticker tablet. Aren’t those little laundry baskets darling? 

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This challenge is probably going to be a busy one (so many odd socks), so I've chosen to do daily spreads for this month. I’ve decorated this first spread with some gorgeous stickers from the Hello Sticker tablet and the 4x6 stickers from the I Am… collection. There’s lots of room for me to plan out my sock hunts and mateless sock tracking.

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Since today is the first day of a new month, I think it’s the best day to start this ambitious project. Wish me luck!

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Grab some odd socks and your planner and hit play to watch my process video for this planner setup: