Posted in General, Happy Planner

A VISION, A GOAL, A WORD| January 2019 – March 2019

I’m starting 2019 in a very different mindset than I’ve ever had before. I’ve never been one to set New Year resolutions or goals that I wanted to achieve. I’ve always thought that hard-work and perseverance is all I need and when it comes down to it, I can accomplish what needs to get done. I feel that I’m creative and ambitious and yet if I’m perfectly honest, a procrastinator and prone to fits of laziness.

But as I’ve started my Happy Planning Journey (October 2018) and as I’ve been on an Etsy Journey (November 2017), I’ve come to realize that without a few key pieces, the old adage of ” A dream without a plan is just a wish” is truly an accurate statement.

For 2019, I had thought I’d do like I’ve seen many others do and do a separate vision and goal board as well as One Little Word. Yet, as I sat down at the end of 2018 and thought about these things, they all seemed to be intertwined. My vision sets the tone for my goal; my goals set the tone for my word; and my word helps me bring my vision and goals to life. Perhaps its just the way my mind works – I don’t think that something like this is a one-size fits all type of thing.

Check out my YouTube video as I go through my thought process on how I created my quarterly “A vision, A goal, a word” board that I will utilizing to keep my on track. And FOCUSED. That’s my word – it might be my word all year but that’s my One Little Word. And because I plan to review this both monthly and quarterly, I think I can set up small wins for myself that will truly make this my plan to achieve.


Posted in Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Projects, General, Happy Planner

DIY Vision Board Hack

DIY Vision Board Hack for the Happy Planner Mini

I was watching a video from one of my fave #plannerbabes, Tameka of Pastries, Pumps and Pi on YouTube and she was doing her 2019 Planner line-up.  When she got to the section about her Mini Happy Planner and wanting to do a vision board but wasn’t sure how to go about it since the space is so limiting, I thought of an idea.

This DIY Vision Board hack is completely inspired by @coupontoprovide’s dashboard folder tutorial on YouTube.  Lakia of @chaoticcritic did a neat riff on that tutorial.  I think my riff is a simple, yet functional version that creates a larger space for a vision board.  However, there are a myriad of functions that this could be used for:  dashboard for post-it notes, goal board, word of the year board, habit tracker, etc.

Materials used:

File folder (I used a decorative one from Walmart but any file folder would work)

We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Fiskar’s Deluxe Paper Trimmer

Washi Tape

Happy Planner Mini Insert page (I used an extra one I had from an old planner)

Let me know what you think of this tutorial – it was my very first!  Also check out my YouTube channel for other great content!!


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