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Easy Lettering/Workbook hack in a Happy Planner

Book bound Systems

Lately, I’ve come to realize that not only do I love the style and quality of Happy Planner products, I LOVE the functionality.  More and more, if it isn’t on the disc bound system, it isn’t for me.  I love being able to take pages in and out of my Happy Planner system. Continue reading “Easy Lettering/Workbook hack in a Happy Planner”

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DIY December Daily/Traveler’s Notebook 2019

A Brief history of the December Daily concept

A few years ago, the December Daily concept pinged on my radar.  December daily is a concept started by Ali Edwards in 2007.  The concept is based on memory keeping, or ‘telling a story’ for every day in December leading up to Christmas.  It generally involves elements of scrap booking, pictures, thoughts etc. (you can find more here: https://aliedwards.com/projects-december-daily)

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DIY Happy Planner Dashboard Layout |Collab with Shary for #FreshStartNewPlanner series

Happy Planner 2020 Release

Although I haven’t seen any sneak peaks on YouTube or Instagram, I’m fairly confident that within the next few weeks, we’ll see all the new January – December 2020 Planners and corresponding sticker books.  And the frenzy will begin.  But for those who are either new to Happy Planner or just looking for a fresh start, I’m hoping that this collab with Shary will be beneficial to you. Continue reading “DIY Happy Planner Dashboard Layout |Collab with Shary for #FreshStartNewPlanner series”

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20+ Ideas/Ways to use your Happy Planner Notebooks

Happy Planner Happy Notes

I might have mentioned once, or twice, or a hundred times that I love stationary.  Back to school season (even though I’m not in school, a teacher, or have children in school) is one of my favorite seasons.  All of the pens, paper, markers, and notebooks!  It’s a stationary nerd’s paradise.

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DIY Happy Planner Half Note Folder: Two Styles

Happy Planner Half Notes Folder

Happy Planner currently makes folders for their Mini, Classic, and Big size systems.  However, Happy Planner does not currently have a folder made for the Half Sheet Happy Notes.  Many people that I’ve seen on YouTube and Instagram have cut down a classic size folder and use that.  With the limited access to Happy Planner items in Hawaii, I don’t have any extra folders that I feel comfortable cutting.

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DIY Happynichi Laminated Traveler’s Notebook Style Cover

Laminated Traveler’s Notebook Cover

I’ve been making Traveler’s Notebook covers for quite some time now.  I make covers for Mini Happy Planners, Starter Budget kits, and B6 Traveler’s Notebook sets for my Etsy shop.  However, the size of a Happy Planner Half Sheet (Happynichi) proves to be more challenging.  The challenge comes in because of the size of the Happy Planner, letter or legal sized laminating sheets don’t really work.

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What is a “HappyNichi”?

Interesting question in the Happynichi Inspiration Facebook Group

In the Facebook Group that I recently created, HappyNichi Inspiration, one of the members asked what a HappyNichi was and I was quite intrigued.  Immediately, two answers came to mind.  But I’ll get into that in a moment.

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DIY HappyNichi Cover

DIY Projects

Since it can be difficult to source Happy Planner items here in Hawaii, I tend to do a lot of Do-it-Yourself (DIY) projects.  It is the easiest way for me to recreate things that I want but can easily access.  Also, I know from comments on my YouTube page, there are a lot of people in the same situation.  Perhaps it’s due to lack of availability at their neighborhood craft store.  Perhaps it’s due to no neighborhood craft store.  Perhaps it’s due to budget constraints.  Whatever the reason, I know I’m not the only one who can’t always get the new shiny things I see on Instagram and YouTube.

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DIY Half Sheet Happy Notes

Stationary Nerd

I freely admit, I’m a stationary nerd.  Actually, in general, I love stationary, writing utensils, and office supplies.  Lately, I’ve been really into my planner system and I love the flexibility of my Happy Planners.  Regularly, I use three different planners on a weekly basis.  In my Big Happy Planner, I track my Etsy shops, blog, social media and YouTube channel in a DIY Dashboard layout.  In my Happy Planner mini, it’s sort of my catch-all-on-the-go planner that houses a myriad of things.  In my DIY Erin Condren/Happy Planner Budget planner, I track my finances (to include personal and business numbers).

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