hello there!!! how are you all enjoying 2018? i still can’t believe i was merely just “celebrating” the new year the other day and now we’re technically halfway into the month of january! *screams*
since this is a non-book related post, let me just put it out there: i gretchen gomez, poet, puerto rican, reader, writer, dog mom, ace, annnnnnnnnd all those things am a PLANNER ADDICT. yes, you have read it right. i am a planner addict. i love planners, plan with me videos, planner instagram accounts, washi tape, stationary, pens, stickers, kits, all of it! now, i am not the type of person to have 4 planners for different things, i feel like planning and planners are a very personal choice. you choose and do what works for you even if it doesn’t work for everyone else. i have one planner that fits all of my needs. let’s get started!
imagine getting this box at your doorstep and opening it to find GOODNESS?!
this is my 3rd spiral erin condren planner. i actually stopped using my 2nd e.c. because i had switched to bullet journaling. however, my life got super busy and i didn’t have time to sit down with my ruler, pens, and washi to do the monthly/weekly spreads. then i found out that erin condren was coming out with a small hardbound horizontal layout planner and i thought that my life was made. nope. never mind. it did nothing for me and i wasn’t happy at all. it helped me with basic task but not for keeping up with everything i wanted. and so i came back to my one love that has never failed me. planning really does balance this overly hectic life of mine! i chose the neutral color (inside) which is black and white with splashes of color vs. the color layout that has too much color. i also chose the black coil. if you know me, you know how dark i am lol.
the inside of planner:
*note: this isn’t all of the inside, it has a lot of extra pages with different things like note pages, 2019 calendar, extra e.c. stickers in the back, etc. this is only the monthly and weekly views.
this is the beginning of how each month looks before we see the monthly spread. each month has a different color layout with a different quote. i love the color scheme on this one, perfect since it’s my birthday month lol!
an overview of the monthly spread with the holidays on them and also the moon changes. which i personally love since i am all into that. there’s also a sidebar for jotting down.
everyone is still trying to figure out why the boxes are dotted instead of lined!
i am the vertical layout type of gal. i see things from up to down vs left to right. this has always worked for me. i personally recommend getting a layout that works for you in order to make the best out of your planner. e.c. offers vertical, horizontal, and hourly.
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okay so i love to decorate my planner with stickers. not only for decorative purposes but for functional purposes. have you watched plan with me’s? omg amazing! i still have more stickers on the way. i will make a separate post for those! i will be linking each shop in captions ❤
this is a monthly (february) kit from happy planner gal and it came with a freebie sticker sheet (the small one). this goes over the monthly spread. i’m not fond of valentines day so i thought this was was perfect. dark, glasses, vintage floral, me!
i ordered the succulent stickers and it came with the thank you freebie! i have 7 succulent children here at home and i want to use these as reminders to water them.
my foxy designs really outdid herself with my order!!! i only ordered the laptop stickers and she added the iced tea stickers with a freebie, even a thank you note!!! i made another order from her and i cannot wait to get it in the mail!
AREN’T THESE THE CUTEST?!?! i didn’t even order the “love ya” ones. i bought the first two. and what i love most is that her “petty” girls come in different skin tones. i got the pomeranian stickers for my fur baby. the petty happy mail stickers are for etsy stickers only.
these happy mail stickers are to be used for any other packages like books/clothes/make-up/etc. they’re really small so don’t take up too much space on the planner which i love.
lastly, i received this weekly sticker kit which i am going to use for this week (january 15th – 21st) i will be uploading a plan with me for this kit and february sometime this week. i cannot wait to share with you! this also came with a valentine freebie which i decided to not show.
i have been contemplating on a camera for a while. i take my own photos for instagram (unless i’m not sharing photos that others took of my book) and now that i am doing different blog post, i thought it was time to invest! this camera came in a bundle with loads of stuff but ultimately i just wanted to share the camera itself!
can you tell from some of the previous photos above that i used the camera already? lol! i wanted something good quality for beginners. this is perfect! look at my baby, baxter: