Today mambi Design Team member Stephanie Buice is blogging for us to give you all an introduction to her new Happy Planner™ and talk a bit about how she set it up.
"Hi, everybody! Steph here! By now I bet that you have seen these planners floating all over Instagram and Facebook and you have a general idea of what mambi's new Create 365™ The Happy Planner™ system is about (if not, you can find out here). I decided to use my planner for many purposes and an all-in-one kind of deal. Previously, I had 'To Do' lists spread all over my house, a meal chart, and my planner...not to mention all of my random pieces of paper reminders here and there. Well, not anymore! With this planner, I have my 'To Do' lists, grocery lists, cleaning and cooking lists, and planner all in one and I am one happy mama.
Me & my BIG ideas had really outdone themselves with this new line. There is something for everyone and so many options. I chose to remove the 2016 portion of my planner for now to save on space, and used part of the 6-month extension pack to run my planner from March 2015 to December 2015. Just perfect.
One of my favorite accessories for the new planners are the two mini sticky note packs. I wanted them both in my planner because I know they will be something I reach for again and again. Right behind those I insert on of the pocket folders, and will use it to hold little extras all in one place. Behind the calendar portion of planner, I set up the Home Planner, a section for 'To Do' lists, and a section for meal planning and cleaning. The last section of my planner is marked off by one of the gold foil dividers and simply labeled "notes". I placed note paper from the extension pack to fill that section. So handy!
Since I’m new to planning this way I’m sure things will change over time as I figure out what works and what doesn’t for me. I love how customizable this system is, as there are so many ways to make it your own and truly unique. To add a personal touch I added one of the jumbo mambiSTICKS to the inside of my front cover, I love the added pop of color it gives and the message is a great reminder every time I open my planner. I can’t wait to get down to business planning my days. Points for me for getting so organized!
All of us here at mambi can not wait to see how each of you will use these new goodies to customize your new planners, I’m so excited for them to get in everyone’s hands!" -- Stephanie Buice