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DIY Classic Happy Planner Layout Templates – Free Printables

 

Happy Planner 2020 Release and the Planner Newbie

My friend Shary and I decided to a collab on own YouTube channels that gave planner newbies (or even planner veterans) some of our thoughts, tips, tricks, and hacks about various Happy Planner styles. Scroll down for Free Printables Continue reading “DIY Classic Happy Planner Layout Templates – Free Printables”

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DIY Jr. Legal Notepad with Velcro Flap

Paper crafting fun

I enjoy paper crafting.  I find it a very relaxing way to be creative and since I’m a huge fan of paper, paper crafting hits all the right notes.  For this tutorial, in my #craftseries2019, I’ll show you how to make a quick and easy Jr. Legal Notepad Cover with a velcro flap/closure

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DIY Happy Planner Vertical 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. Continue reading “DIY Happy Planner Vertical Layout |Collab with Shary for #FreshStartNewPlanner series”

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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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Quick and easy creamy chicken taco casserole

Prep time: 10 minutes      Cook time: 10-12 minutes

Great weeknight dinner

On the weekends, I tend to cook things that take a little bit of time and preparation because I have more time to enjoy the process.  It can be as simple or elaborate as I choose and take a few minutes or a few hours.  However, if I factor in commuting time, my days tend to be 11-12 hours long during the work week.  After working full-time during the day and then sitting in traffic for hours, the last thing that I want to do is come home and make a complicated or time-consuming dinner. I have several go-to, quick and easy meals that I can prepare that are ready in 30 minutes or less.  However, every once and again, I try something new but still strive to have it done (including prep time) in under 30 minutes.

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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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