All of our new Happy Planners™ started last month in July. Now we ask the question: how do you prep for a new month? Do you have a system that works for you, or are you still experimenting with ways to setup your Happy Planner™?
Today we're sharing how mambi Design Team member Megan McKenna prepped her 'Fresh Floral' Happy Planner™ for August in the hopes of giving you some ideas to run with.
About these pages, Megan writes:
"There's nothing like getting ready for a fresh new month! I have chosen to use the 'Fresh Floral' Happy Planner™ as my everyday planner and I just LOVE what the monthly dashboard page looks like. I start out by filling this page with upcoming birthdays, goals, important dates and of course: the currently list! I do my memory keeping in pocket page albums so I've started this new thing last month where I will fill out the currently list on the 1st of the new month and then transfer it all onto a pocket card! Then that goes straight in my album. I love the idea that in 20 years I'll be able to go back and see what songs I was listening to or what I was pinning on Pinterest!"
"The next page I fill out is my monthly layout. Now that I have this beautiful dated planner, I love putting concrete plans down ahead of time. I already had a few events happening in August that I had put in ahead of time. Then I added all the birthdays this month, and I love celebrating those silly 'National Whatever' Days - so those definitely go in my planner! I'll then add embellishments and stickers to make the whole page come together. I love the color combinations in the 'Rose Gold' Planner Basics™ collection so I plan on bringing that throughout the whole month!"
"Finally, in my Home Planner, I made my own budget template of how I keep track of what I buy. I use the extra lined pages for this, and these pages help me keep track of where my money is going, when bills are paid, and how much I'm really spending at Starbucks. Haa haa!"