I am over on the Brutus Monroe Blog with a fun planner I created for my daughter. She is in high school and wants to go into criminal justice, therefore I used the “When I Grow Up” stamp sets to decorate it. Come check it out and say hi!
Can you believe it is almost Christmas! This time of year in our house is by far the busiest! Not only do we have the typical hustle and bustle because of the holidays, but two of my boys have birthdays a week apart and my son’s basketball season is in full swing. To help keep me organized and on top of things I have to have a functioning planner. I use two planners. One is a TN I carry with me that doubles as a wallet and the other is a Happy Planner that sits on my desk. The Happy Planner has the monthly overview as well as everything related to family life and my work. I did a walk thru of my planners for you.
If you have never heard of Scriver Creek I bet you think I have lost my mind and am making up words. Believe it or not, it is a company! They specialize in beautiful leather notebooks. They gained a lot of popularity real fast and underwent some criticism from the planner community because they got backed up with orders. It was growing pains and a lot of businesses go through it. I decided to give this company a chance and provide you, my subscribers, with an honest review of the company and their scallop leather notebooks. Going into this I am giving the benefit of the doubt. I can’t start of any kind of relationship in negativity and choose to see the positive. I truly believe that this is a small business that turns out great product AND supports their community. Supporting their community is what has led me to my recent purchase with them.
One of the new things Scriver Creek has started is a “Simple Scallop” line. These are notebooks that are not custom made, but are made from the leather they use or trying out in their shop. They also have hired local high schoolers to make them — they are teaching a trade! The notebooks are only available on Fridays in limited quantities. The type and colors change depending on what they have in the shop. The cost is $40 and includes shipping. I ordered one in a gorgeous dark brown that almost has a purple undertone to it. Here is the unboxing and my review:
I have desperately missed my Happy Planner. It is the first planner I ever used and old habits die hard. I have enjoyed my TN, but I have noticed that I pretty much just make it cute and don’t utilize it like the Happy Planner. So, for the month of November I am going back to my first planner love — the Happy Planner! I do plan to use my TNs for another form of planning, just not my everyday family life.
The October 2017 The Planner Society kit is GORGEOUS. I used it to set up my planner.
Here is a tutorial on how to make page flags and a walk through of the planner:
One thing I have been hoarding is a cute little shaker card I made at the Summer Creativation show in July using the new Tim Holtz die! I had the perfect spot in my planner for it. After all, October is Halloween! Super excited I get to enjoy this little shaker all month!
I really have to think about how I want to set my planner up every month because my needs change depending on the time of year. I actually struggled setting up this month. I don’t know why. Once I got it done I was pretty pleased with it.
It is that time of month — set up next month’s planner. For the month of September I used The Planner Society August kit. It is a dreamy pretty blue with a lovely girl. I decided on my rainbow glitter TN to set it up in. Here is what the inside looks like: