The Planner Perfect Method. Why it Keeps You Focused on What Matters.


The Planner Perfect Method. 

It's a method that I've created to allow women to live a life built off their goals and the story they want to live. This method was birthed by my mother and brought to life by me and it will not only keep your focus on what matters, but keeps you organized, creative, and prompts you to become a visionary for your own life. My mom used to sit in her favorite chair when I growing up and planned in an ordinary spiral-bound notebook. She had her planner set-up with goals and her dreams and loved to sit and write for long periods of time just dreaming about how she wanted to live. She did not want to live a life of chance, but a life of purpose, and she set to work planning out that kind of life. I remember specifically after each holiday, my mom would sit in her chair with her planner and script out all she wanted to do better for the next holiday. What decor she felt she needed to pick-up, how she wanted her table setting to change, how she might want to implement a spiritual element or bake a different cake. She was a visionary and her life inspired me. I have made this planner to preserve her idea and make it something all women can use with ease. It's life planner that isn't just a planner to harness life's to-dos, but life's dreams, goals and vision. It keeps you focused on what matters.

I want to challenge you to take a look at how you're planning now. Is it filled with just your to-dos? Has decorating your planner become your focus? If you answered yes, I want to teach you how to plan a life that is actually exciting, fulfilling and actually takes YOU somewhere instead of the other way around. You are more than your to-do list! If you don't catch and understand this now, you risk becoming a mom that begins to feel restless and searching for something more. This in turn will make you feel guilty because after all, motherhood is the highest calling there is. But, if you're not careful and you just pour yourself into your motherhood for years and years while subconsciously not understanding the importance of finding your identity outside of motherhood, you'll be lost; restless. If not now, you soon will be. God intended for you to know your purpose outside being your children's mother. This doesn't mean you have to go to work outside the home to fulfill your calling. On the contrary. You can know your purpose, your calling and use your talents and it will fit into your mothering, beautifully. Actually, this takes your motherhood to a whole new level of greatness. You'll be excited that there is even more to you than you even thought and you can use it while home and use it for your family's good, too. Your children and husband get to see a woman and mom with talents and learn from you, perhaps even sharing the same love. You are an influence--be sure to be a woman that knows who God made her to be so you can be equipped to show them that they, too, have a purpose and talents and God has a plan for them too. What a better way to show your children God's plan for each of us by seeing it manifested in YOU!

The Planner Perfect Method and set-up is simple, yet will change your life.  Each month in your planner is sectioned off with your month's calendar, month's goal section and then there is your day-to-day planning. This is how each of your 12 months are set-up and will enable you to plan month specific goals and give you practice each month to be a visionary for your life! For more on how I use my method and plan books, check out my youtube channel where I show you the set-up. After a huge love affair with the ring binder, I now have a love for the Travelers Notebook using my plan books that I've created that implements my method, perfectly. My youtube channel shows you how to use them, be sure to check it out. But don't be dismayed if your a ring-bound, girl. I have a video for you too. Ring-bound planning is part of my humble beginnings, it has a special place in my heart.

If you do not know your identity outside of your motherhood, this needs to be your first objective. By seeking and unearthing your calling, you'll find your planner taking on a whole new level of promise for you, holding you accountable and pushing you toward personal growth. It keeps you focused on what truly matters. Your vision for your life...

Stay-tuned for the next post in the series. So glad you stopped by, we've got a lot to cover.

xx jenny





My Top Book Reads for 2016


I am in love with reading. I make it a point to read each day and to finish a book a week. I actually plan it, if I don't, odds are I won't read because, well, I have a million other things I could do! 

I have really been into educating myself on everything to help me grow, become all I can be and reading books that can help me learn and grow spiritually. I make time to read and if I have 8 kids and can bang out a book a week, you can too. I always read at night when my babies are in bed, but I also use every opportunity I can, such as when I sit to nurse, when I have to sit in the car waiting for someone, or even in the bathroom, I find the time. 

I also usually find that I can pull something out of a book. Even if the book is not that great, there is always at least one thing I try and take away from it.

Here are my favorites for 2016. I have not read these all yet, these are books that are screaming at me to read--I will be doing book reviews on all these books so if you'd like to hear my thoughts, be sure to follow me on youtube and periscope to be in the loop. You can find me on youtube at jenny penton and periscope at planner perfect.

Here are my top reads for 2016:

Inspire! The art of persuasive leadership--Patrick King
Find-Follow-Fulfill God's Will--Andrew Wommack
Simple Reminders--Bryant McGill
Image Yourself. Create a New Self Image and Live an Abundant Life--Marilyn Holzmann
Money Making Mom--Crystal Paine
Don't Limit God--Andrew Wommack
The Crossroads of Should and Must. Find and follow Your Passion--Ellie Luna
How to Develop Your Personal Mission Statement--Stephen Covey
Big Magic. Creative Living Beyond Fear--Elizabeth Gilbert
The 8th Habit--Stephen Covey
The Gabriel Method--Jon Gabriel
Live Your Calling--Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck
Make it Happen--Lara Casey
Emotional Intelligence--Daniel Goleman
The As If Principle--Richard Wiseman
The School Of Greatness--Lewis Howes
The Obstacle is the Way--Ryan Holiday
Disrupt You--Jay Samit
The ABC's of Success--Bob Proctor
Rewire. Change Your Brain--Richard O'Conner Ph.d
The War of Art--

Have fun reading girls! Book reviews coming soon and may not be in this order...






2016--Let's Get to the Heart of the Matter

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist."
~Oscar Wilde



I have not been on my blog in so long. It's good to be back. I want to talk about 2016 over the course of these next weeks and all the hope it offers. 

If you're new to me, welcome. I am a mom of 8 homeschooling kiddos and have created a method of planning that keeps your focus off your to-do list and more on your goals, your dreams, and your aspirations. New or a seasoned visitor, I'm glad you're here.

I am going to talk goals over the next couple weeks. I am going to talk about how to go about setting goals and how to use my Planner Perfect Method to execute them. I have a heart for women and particularly moms, because, well, I am one, but remember what those days looked and felt like before I was married, too. I want to talk about what your first goal should be, and that is to discover your unique purpose. I have met a lot of moms over the years, including myself, who become so preoccupied with life, children, their husband and to-dos that they are lost. These moms only know how to survive. 

My purpose...what?

That's why this post is important...I feel in my gut it needs to be spoken to somebody. If you think your purpose is in your motherhood, or if you just don't know your purpose and find that survival mode is more your style these days then this read is for you.

I remember being around 26 years old, a few kids in and completely lost. I loved being a stay-at-home mother and wife, I homeschooled my babes and was in love with that, I loved my "mom friends", I loved baking and cooking and playing with my children, but there was something missing. I was fighting a loss in my soul that I could not pinpoint and figure out. I wanted to know why I felt this way, what my deal was. I had the life I'd always wanted and to feel this way was a contradiction I could not understand.

Years later, more kids, a move, and a continual fight to suppress what I didn't understand in my soul, came to me a revelation in my sleep. It was a "God moment". God told me to write. He told me to pick up my paint brush again, and He told me to inspire women. I literally jumped out of bed! I shook  my snoring husband out of his sound sleep to tell him of this amazing spiritual encounter I had and he was excited for me. So much so, my husband even took me for coffee at a book store that day to find everything I could to educate myself on ways I could pursue my new discovery and enlightenment. I was hooked and inspired!

It was a journey that unfolded over time. God had a lot of work to do in me and still does. He needed to sharpen me, shape me, work out all those insecurities and teach me a thing or two about being a woman doing work for a mighty God. I'm still learning and discovering everyday what it means to truly drop everything and follow Him. I'm finding out what it means to be humble, to serve, to love, to give, to receive, to let go...I know now what it feels like to be molded like clay by an awesome God, all you have to do is allow Him.

As my life unfolded itself, it all goes back to that one pivotal moment and encounter with God that changed the course of my life, forever. It is clear to me now, more than then, that each one of us has a unique gift and talent to share with the world and you will always feel that missing element about your life until you find it. Don't confuse being your children's mother as your purpose, this dire misunderstanding can waste years off your life. Being a mother is not your purpose-- I mean think about that, there are a lot of mothers out there! What is your unique purpose? Find it and don't haste. 

This is your year to know your purpose, to find your talents and your gift to share and inspire others. 

Here's to you in 2016! Make this the year to know who you are. Understand your calling and purpose and pursue it with everything you've got. 

Happy New Year, friends!
Much love--Jenny





creating the life you love


Did you know that creating the life you love begins with how you plan? If you are in the habit of living off of lists and to-dos, then I want to inspire you to plan another way. 

I encourage you to plan your life as though you're writing your life's story; almost like you're writing a book about you. You don't want to have it read like a list of all the things you've got to get done. If you were to look back at your planning now, would it read of the laundry, floors, errands, taxi driving and grocery trips you need to do? 

What if you first, day dreamed about how you want your life to look for the whole month and in your planner write it all out the way you dreamed it to be? Your daily life planning would then reflect how you saw your month as a whole. 

Do you see what I mean? 

If you put some thought and love into yourself and how you want your life to look, feel, and be for the whole month with its details and action steps, your daily life will be lovely! You will have days filled to the brim with your dreams, your goals, your talents, and you'll be living your life's story... a story you'll want to live! Yes, you'll still have to-dos, but they'll be connected to intent and intertwined in your story. This is where your to-dos belong, not as your only focus. If you only focus on the tasks of life and pretty up your planner to make you feel better about them, you're planning wrong. You need to live your life through the life you scripted that includes your talents, your dreams and your vision or you'll never truly be content; you'll always feel as though your missing something.

This is planning with intent and purpose. It's taking note to use the talents God gave you, it's praying and dreaming about your life, it's putting thought into how you want to live, it's dreaming about how you want to raise your children, to be a better wife, mother and friend. No use having beautiful planning pages if what is on the page is full of just the mundane that hasn't much thought behind it. 

This blog is dedicated to encourage you to plan beyond your to-do list. Welcome to Planner Perfect


How to use a Midori as your Planner


I am completely in love. Ok, obsessed, with the Midori travelers notebook. Have you seen them? The original Midori I found on Amazon, but have found some faux doris on my IG feed that blew my mind and have bought from them, too. Leather and fabric varieties keep my spirit happy, they are simply beautiful to look at, feel and open. They come with elastic strings in the bind that harness journal books that are so cool to use. Come in lined paper, dot, graph, journal paper, watercolor paper...you name it, you can find a journal for you. I love the Moleskins found, well I found at Target, three for $12. You just can't beat it! I love these journals because they are sewn together, rather than stapled. I've painted quite a few of them, to make them beautified and currently sell them at my Etsy shop. Check it out; I think you'll like them! :)




This is a fun look at how my journal books fit into the faux dori by Foxy Dory. Check her out! ( I have a couple of her leather foxy doris!!)

When beginning my new travelers notebook adventure, I was longing to do my planning in it but didn't know how to implement my Planner Perfect set-up using the journals. But guess what? I got it!!! I totally figured it out, and have been using the Midori with the journal books and successfully using the Planner Perfect set-up while having a beautiful blast! I think you're going to loooove it! It's just another fun way to change things up, plan beautifully and with style. Take a look...here is what I've come up with pictured below...


Month planning books at your service. These are so fun! I've painted these. Aren't they just so preeeety? I've made a video for you. I teach you how to create your own planning books on my YT channel, so watch and get the deets so you can make your very own monthly plan books using the Planner Perfect set-up! 

Give it a thumbs up if you like it and of course you've got to subscribe, right? Let me know if you've got any questions and and go and like me on Instagram if you haven't already for heaven's sake! This is the first place I'll show off what I'm up to in the planning department.

I've got lots of new planning fun coming your way. Stay tuned!!

my filofax set-up

Ok. I am nuts for using beautiful planners and travelers notebooks as accessories to my Planner Perfect planner. They compliment it so beautifully. 

I have a Filofax planner that I adore. Leather, small personal, planner that functions as a planner and wallet. Well, you know how I feel about writing my life in small to-go planners, right...? And if you're new here, just look around at all the posts and you'll know the why's and what I use. But this planner with the help of Etsy, I have created a errand keeper and wallet all in one place! I. Am. In. Love. And I'm not kidding. I'm thrilled with it! Well, here... Here's my newest video on my set-up and why I love it so much. Below is also the links to where you can get your hands on all I've shown you, so you can have yet another excuse to buy another planner. You're welcome. And I love you...




Filofax I'm using: personal size Malden 

Dashboard and dividers: Minted Sugar on Etsy 

Loose-leaf paper Frasizzle Made

Planner Perfect Menu Planner Etsy

Macaroon charm

life hacks for your planning life

It's everywhere. 

Planners that provide space to write your day as big as a small triangle. I'm always so amazed at how women survive!!  I've tried countless times to be trendy with those beautiful day-timer like,  planners but cannot make it function in a way that aids me in not only being organized in the home, but even get one thing done that truly mattered. Not to mention doing something for me, such as reaching my personal goals. 

Raising a family, taking care of me and pursuing my dreams and goals must come with a plan, and plans need space, and details or they've just been reduced to tasks to be done. I believe that is what separates a task from a plan; detail

When you get detailed, you start dreaming and applying thought into what you are doing. Let's face it, motherhood could be mundane if you allowed it. Choosing to put some thought and details into your day can make a huge difference in the lives of stay-at-home moms; you'll be elevating your motherhood experience! 


 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Planner Perfect Method. Why it Keeps You Focused on What Matters.


The Planner Perfect Method. 

It's a method that I've created to allow women to live a life built off their goals and the story they want to live. This method was birthed by my mother and brought to life by me and it will not only keep your focus on what matters, but keeps you organized, creative, and prompts you to become a visionary for your own life. My mom used to sit in her favorite chair when I growing up and planned in an ordinary spiral-bound notebook. She had her planner set-up with goals and her dreams and loved to sit and write for long periods of time just dreaming about how she wanted to live. She did not want to live a life of chance, but a life of purpose, and she set to work planning out that kind of life. I remember specifically after each holiday, my mom would sit in her chair with her planner and script out all she wanted to do better for the next holiday. What decor she felt she needed to pick-up, how she wanted her table setting to change, how she might want to implement a spiritual element or bake a different cake. She was a visionary and her life inspired me. I have made this planner to preserve her idea and make it something all women can use with ease. It's life planner that isn't just a planner to harness life's to-dos, but life's dreams, goals and vision. It keeps you focused on what matters.

I want to challenge you to take a look at how you're planning now. Is it filled with just your to-dos? Has decorating your planner become your focus? If you answered yes, I want to teach you how to plan a life that is actually exciting, fulfilling and actually takes YOU somewhere instead of the other way around. You are more than your to-do list! If you don't catch and understand this now, you risk becoming a mom that begins to feel restless and searching for something more. This in turn will make you feel guilty because after all, motherhood is the highest calling there is. But, if you're not careful and you just pour yourself into your motherhood for years and years while subconsciously not understanding the importance of finding your identity outside of motherhood, you'll be lost; restless. If not now, you soon will be. God intended for you to know your purpose outside being your children's mother. This doesn't mean you have to go to work outside the home to fulfill your calling. On the contrary. You can know your purpose, your calling and use your talents and it will fit into your mothering, beautifully. Actually, this takes your motherhood to a whole new level of greatness. You'll be excited that there is even more to you than you even thought and you can use it while home and use it for your family's good, too. Your children and husband get to see a woman and mom with talents and learn from you, perhaps even sharing the same love. You are an influence--be sure to be a woman that knows who God made her to be so you can be equipped to show them that they, too, have a purpose and talents and God has a plan for them too. What a better way to show your children God's plan for each of us by seeing it manifested in YOU!

The Planner Perfect Method and set-up is simple, yet will change your life.  Each month in your planner is sectioned off with your month's calendar, month's goal section and then there is your day-to-day planning. This is how each of your 12 months are set-up and will enable you to plan month specific goals and give you practice each month to be a visionary for your life! For more on how I use my method and plan books, check out my youtube channel where I show you the set-up. After a huge love affair with the ring binder, I now have a love for the Travelers Notebook using my plan books that I've created that implements my method, perfectly. My youtube channel shows you how to use them, be sure to check it out. But don't be dismayed if your a ring-bound, girl. I have a video for you too. Ring-bound planning is part of my humble beginnings, it has a special place in my heart.

If you do not know your identity outside of your motherhood, this needs to be your first objective. By seeking and unearthing your calling, you'll find your planner taking on a whole new level of promise for you, holding you accountable and pushing you toward personal growth. It keeps you focused on what truly matters. Your vision for your life...

Stay-tuned for the next post in the series. So glad you stopped by, we've got a lot to cover.

xx jenny





My Top Book Reads for 2016


I am in love with reading. I make it a point to read each day and to finish a book a week. I actually plan it, if I don't, odds are I won't read because, well, I have a million other things I could do! 

I have really been into educating myself on everything to help me grow, become all I can be and reading books that can help me learn and grow spiritually. I make time to read and if I have 8 kids and can bang out a book a week, you can too. I always read at night when my babies are in bed, but I also use every opportunity I can, such as when I sit to nurse, when I have to sit in the car waiting for someone, or even in the bathroom, I find the time. 

I also usually find that I can pull something out of a book. Even if the book is not that great, there is always at least one thing I try and take away from it.

Here are my favorites for 2016. I have not read these all yet, these are books that are screaming at me to read--I will be doing book reviews on all these books so if you'd like to hear my thoughts, be sure to follow me on youtube and periscope to be in the loop. You can find me on youtube at jenny penton and periscope at planner perfect.

Here are my top reads for 2016:

Inspire! The art of persuasive leadership--Patrick King
Find-Follow-Fulfill God's Will--Andrew Wommack
Simple Reminders--Bryant McGill
Image Yourself. Create a New Self Image and Live an Abundant Life--Marilyn Holzmann
Money Making Mom--Crystal Paine
Don't Limit God--Andrew Wommack
The Crossroads of Should and Must. Find and follow Your Passion--Ellie Luna
How to Develop Your Personal Mission Statement--Stephen Covey
Big Magic. Creative Living Beyond Fear--Elizabeth Gilbert
The 8th Habit--Stephen Covey
The Gabriel Method--Jon Gabriel
Live Your Calling--Kevin and Kay Marie Brennfleck
Make it Happen--Lara Casey
Emotional Intelligence--Daniel Goleman
The As If Principle--Richard Wiseman
The School Of Greatness--Lewis Howes
The Obstacle is the Way--Ryan Holiday
Disrupt You--Jay Samit
The ABC's of Success--Bob Proctor
Rewire. Change Your Brain--Richard O'Conner Ph.d
The War of Art--

Have fun reading girls! Book reviews coming soon and may not be in this order...






Monday, December 28, 2015

2016--Let's Get to the Heart of the Matter

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist."
~Oscar Wilde



I have not been on my blog in so long. It's good to be back. I want to talk about 2016 over the course of these next weeks and all the hope it offers. 

If you're new to me, welcome. I am a mom of 8 homeschooling kiddos and have created a method of planning that keeps your focus off your to-do list and more on your goals, your dreams, and your aspirations. New or a seasoned visitor, I'm glad you're here.

I am going to talk goals over the next couple weeks. I am going to talk about how to go about setting goals and how to use my Planner Perfect Method to execute them. I have a heart for women and particularly moms, because, well, I am one, but remember what those days looked and felt like before I was married, too. I want to talk about what your first goal should be, and that is to discover your unique purpose. I have met a lot of moms over the years, including myself, who become so preoccupied with life, children, their husband and to-dos that they are lost. These moms only know how to survive. 

My purpose...what?

That's why this post is important...I feel in my gut it needs to be spoken to somebody. If you think your purpose is in your motherhood, or if you just don't know your purpose and find that survival mode is more your style these days then this read is for you.

I remember being around 26 years old, a few kids in and completely lost. I loved being a stay-at-home mother and wife, I homeschooled my babes and was in love with that, I loved my "mom friends", I loved baking and cooking and playing with my children, but there was something missing. I was fighting a loss in my soul that I could not pinpoint and figure out. I wanted to know why I felt this way, what my deal was. I had the life I'd always wanted and to feel this way was a contradiction I could not understand.

Years later, more kids, a move, and a continual fight to suppress what I didn't understand in my soul, came to me a revelation in my sleep. It was a "God moment". God told me to write. He told me to pick up my paint brush again, and He told me to inspire women. I literally jumped out of bed! I shook  my snoring husband out of his sound sleep to tell him of this amazing spiritual encounter I had and he was excited for me. So much so, my husband even took me for coffee at a book store that day to find everything I could to educate myself on ways I could pursue my new discovery and enlightenment. I was hooked and inspired!

It was a journey that unfolded over time. God had a lot of work to do in me and still does. He needed to sharpen me, shape me, work out all those insecurities and teach me a thing or two about being a woman doing work for a mighty God. I'm still learning and discovering everyday what it means to truly drop everything and follow Him. I'm finding out what it means to be humble, to serve, to love, to give, to receive, to let go...I know now what it feels like to be molded like clay by an awesome God, all you have to do is allow Him.

As my life unfolded itself, it all goes back to that one pivotal moment and encounter with God that changed the course of my life, forever. It is clear to me now, more than then, that each one of us has a unique gift and talent to share with the world and you will always feel that missing element about your life until you find it. Don't confuse being your children's mother as your purpose, this dire misunderstanding can waste years off your life. Being a mother is not your purpose-- I mean think about that, there are a lot of mothers out there! What is your unique purpose? Find it and don't haste. 

This is your year to know your purpose, to find your talents and your gift to share and inspire others. 

Here's to you in 2016! Make this the year to know who you are. Understand your calling and purpose and pursue it with everything you've got. 

Happy New Year, friends!
Much love--Jenny





Thursday, June 18, 2015

creating the life you love


Did you know that creating the life you love begins with how you plan? If you are in the habit of living off of lists and to-dos, then I want to inspire you to plan another way. 

I encourage you to plan your life as though you're writing your life's story; almost like you're writing a book about you. You don't want to have it read like a list of all the things you've got to get done. If you were to look back at your planning now, would it read of the laundry, floors, errands, taxi driving and grocery trips you need to do? 

What if you first, day dreamed about how you want your life to look for the whole month and in your planner write it all out the way you dreamed it to be? Your daily life planning would then reflect how you saw your month as a whole. 

Do you see what I mean? 

If you put some thought and love into yourself and how you want your life to look, feel, and be for the whole month with its details and action steps, your daily life will be lovely! You will have days filled to the brim with your dreams, your goals, your talents, and you'll be living your life's story... a story you'll want to live! Yes, you'll still have to-dos, but they'll be connected to intent and intertwined in your story. This is where your to-dos belong, not as your only focus. If you only focus on the tasks of life and pretty up your planner to make you feel better about them, you're planning wrong. You need to live your life through the life you scripted that includes your talents, your dreams and your vision or you'll never truly be content; you'll always feel as though your missing something.

This is planning with intent and purpose. It's taking note to use the talents God gave you, it's praying and dreaming about your life, it's putting thought into how you want to live, it's dreaming about how you want to raise your children, to be a better wife, mother and friend. No use having beautiful planning pages if what is on the page is full of just the mundane that hasn't much thought behind it. 

This blog is dedicated to encourage you to plan beyond your to-do list. Welcome to Planner Perfect


Monday, May 18, 2015

How to use a Midori as your Planner


I am completely in love. Ok, obsessed, with the Midori travelers notebook. Have you seen them? The original Midori I found on Amazon, but have found some faux doris on my IG feed that blew my mind and have bought from them, too. Leather and fabric varieties keep my spirit happy, they are simply beautiful to look at, feel and open. They come with elastic strings in the bind that harness journal books that are so cool to use. Come in lined paper, dot, graph, journal paper, watercolor paper...you name it, you can find a journal for you. I love the Moleskins found, well I found at Target, three for $12. You just can't beat it! I love these journals because they are sewn together, rather than stapled. I've painted quite a few of them, to make them beautified and currently sell them at my Etsy shop. Check it out; I think you'll like them! :)




This is a fun look at how my journal books fit into the faux dori by Foxy Dory. Check her out! ( I have a couple of her leather foxy doris!!)

When beginning my new travelers notebook adventure, I was longing to do my planning in it but didn't know how to implement my Planner Perfect set-up using the journals. But guess what? I got it!!! I totally figured it out, and have been using the Midori with the journal books and successfully using the Planner Perfect set-up while having a beautiful blast! I think you're going to loooove it! It's just another fun way to change things up, plan beautifully and with style. Take a look...here is what I've come up with pictured below...


Month planning books at your service. These are so fun! I've painted these. Aren't they just so preeeety? I've made a video for you. I teach you how to create your own planning books on my YT channel, so watch and get the deets so you can make your very own monthly plan books using the Planner Perfect set-up! 

Give it a thumbs up if you like it and of course you've got to subscribe, right? Let me know if you've got any questions and and go and like me on Instagram if you haven't already for heaven's sake! This is the first place I'll show off what I'm up to in the planning department.

I've got lots of new planning fun coming your way. Stay tuned!!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

my filofax set-up

Ok. I am nuts for using beautiful planners and travelers notebooks as accessories to my Planner Perfect planner. They compliment it so beautifully. 

I have a Filofax planner that I adore. Leather, small personal, planner that functions as a planner and wallet. Well, you know how I feel about writing my life in small to-go planners, right...? And if you're new here, just look around at all the posts and you'll know the why's and what I use. But this planner with the help of Etsy, I have created a errand keeper and wallet all in one place! I. Am. In. Love. And I'm not kidding. I'm thrilled with it! Well, here... Here's my newest video on my set-up and why I love it so much. Below is also the links to where you can get your hands on all I've shown you, so you can have yet another excuse to buy another planner. You're welcome. And I love you...




Filofax I'm using: personal size Malden 

Dashboard and dividers: Minted Sugar on Etsy 

Loose-leaf paper Frasizzle Made

Planner Perfect Menu Planner Etsy

Macaroon charm

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

life hacks for your planning life

It's everywhere. 

Planners that provide space to write your day as big as a small triangle. I'm always so amazed at how women survive!!  I've tried countless times to be trendy with those beautiful day-timer like,  planners but cannot make it function in a way that aids me in not only being organized in the home, but even get one thing done that truly mattered. Not to mention doing something for me, such as reaching my personal goals. 

Raising a family, taking care of me and pursuing my dreams and goals must come with a plan, and plans need space, and details or they've just been reduced to tasks to be done. I believe that is what separates a task from a plan; detail

When you get detailed, you start dreaming and applying thought into what you are doing. Let's face it, motherhood could be mundane if you allowed it. Choosing to put some thought and details into your day can make a huge difference in the lives of stay-at-home moms; you'll be elevating your motherhood experience!