Free Printable Pink Weekly Planner Stickers Weekly Kit

Free Printable Pink Planner Stickers Weekly Kit

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Thought I should upload another printable since the others ones seem to be very popular.

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My new Monthly Erin Condren Planner

My new Monthly Erin Condren Planner

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My new Erin Condren Monthly Planner arrived today and I can’t wait to set it up and start using it. I will use this planner solely as a budget book where I will enter my income and my expenses for each month and record important financial information. There will be a separate post on how I will set it up, so please check back soon.




In this post I will show you some of the different pages in this planner.

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Free Printable Rainbow Glitter Planner Stickers Weekly Kit

Free Printable Rainbow Glitter Planner Stickers Weekly Kit

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Printable Planner Stickers

Hi everyone, I uploaded another free printable for you guys and I hope you like it. These printable planner stickers will fit the Erin Condren Planner.


If you are thinking about buying your first Erin Condren planner you can use my referral link for $10 off your order and I will receive a $10 credit on my account.

The weekly kit includes:

3 full boxes

7 flag check list stickers

7 “Today” headers

7 “Little Things” headers

7 “To Do” headers

4 half Boxes

3 check list boxes

1 weekend Banner

7 small flag stickers

2 big flags

7 hydration tracker stickers

2 small banners

2 habit trackers

8 assorted icon stickers

6 small box stickers

 

Let me know what you think and tag me on Instagram @organizedandhappier with your page designs!!

Download here

The file size is about 28MB. It is a bit on the larger size due to the detail of the rainbow glitter pattern.

The download includes 1 pdf file size 8.5 x 11 inches. When printing the file, please make sure that “actual size” is selected in the print option. The colors on the print out may vary from what you see on your screen depending on the printer.


There are many different kinds of sticker/label paper available that will work great for your planner. If you have any questions let me know in the comments.

Please check out my other free planner printable here as well as my planner review or plan with me . Thank you!!!!!!

 

Starting my 2017 Bullet Journal

Starting my 2017 Bullet Journal

I always wanted to start my own bullet journal since I came across those awesome pages designs on Pinterest. I have been saving design ideas to my Pinterest board for a while and am finally starting my own bullet journal. It’s just in time for the beginning of the New Year.

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Best Pens for your Planner – Pen review

Best Pens for your Planner – Pen review

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Review of my favorite pens for my planner

Hi guys,

today I was thinking it would be a good idea to show you some of my pens that I use for my planner. There are many different kinds of pens out there and I just want to give you a quick review of the ones that I use.


For me it is very important that the pen does not bleed through. When I get a new planner or journal, one of the first things I usually do is to make a small mark with the pen in the corner of one of the back pages. That way I can see if it is ok or not. I have done it too many times where I get all excited and start writing in my new planner and then be disappointed when I flip the page to see it bled through the page and onto the next one. Not good. Usually makes me rip out the page (if its a notebook) and start fresh….

Planner Writing

I’ll be showing you three different kinds of pens. First one will be Paper Mate Ink Joy 0.7, next Sharpie Ultra Fine Point and last Staedtler triplus roller.

I am writing on the note pages of my Erin Condren planner.

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Rainbow Weekly Planner Stickers Free Printable

rainbowweek-page-001Rainbow Weekly Planner Stickers Free Printable



Today I am sharing FREE printable planner stickers. The printable stickers will fit the Erin Condren planner. Please make sure when you print the pdf file that “actual size” is selected in the print options. It works best if you print the file on a 8.5″ x 11″ full size Sticker Paper. You will receive 1 pdf file. To download the pdf file please follow the link below.

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Meal Planning Made Easy – 5 Easy Steps

mealplanning1Meal Planning Made Easy – 5 Easy Steps

I have been keeping track of our expenses for the last few months using my printable worksheets. It is great seeing where all the money goes but also a big eye opener on how much money we are actually spending (wasting).



One of our biggest expense is food, this includes groceries and dining out. We have consistently spent about $1,300 each month. We are not a large family and knowing that other families only spend about $500 – 700 on food each month, our grocery budget needs to be at least cut in half!

I know there are certain factors that led to the high spending. My husband and I are both working full time, often stopping at the grocery store after work to pick something up for Dinner. Because we didn’t feel like spending a lot of time cooking once we got home, we usually pick up something that was already prepared or just needed to go in the oven. Oh, and don’t forget the snacks! We are eating out a lot on the weekend or before/after our son’s Hockey practice during the week.

Next month I will try to cut our grocery budget to $700. That would be about $600 dollars in savings!!! Wow!!! That is a big motivation to plan my meals ahead!

Step 1: Download printable meal plan layout

I believe the best way is to plan your meals ahead for the next week or even month if you like. This shouldn’t just include dinner but also breakfast, lunch and snacks. You can download a free printable layout here that will help you plan. I will be using it for my meal plan this week.  You can download the file here -> weekly meal plan

My meal plan starts on a Monday because I usually do my planning and grocery shopping on the Sunday before. If you would like to start your meal plan on a different day (many people start their week on a Sunday) let me know in the comments and I’ll upload another version of the file.

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Step 2: View local flyers for great savings

A good idea is to look at your local grocery flyers for items that are on sale and plan your meals around these ingredients. For example, if ground beef is on sale maybe have Spaghetti, Chili and Hamburgers that week.

Step 3: Write down meals for the week

Now it’s time to write down all your meals in the meal plan. As you write down the meals I would also write down all the ingredients for each recipe on a separate sheet and use it later as your grocery list. That way you won’t forget anything. You can download a printable copy of the shopping list here ->grocery shopping list

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Step 4: Keep favorite recipes

There are some recipes you might make more often than others. For these recipes I have a separate binder that I keep in my kitchen cabinets. I will post some of my favorite recipes in a separate post in the future. You can find the recipe printable file here -> recipes

 

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Step 5: Cook ahead if you have the time

If you have extra time during the week or on the weekend, you can cook some of your meals ahead or prepare all the ingredients so when it’s time to cook you are not busy washing, cutting and mixing everything.


Another idea might be to keep a log of frequent products that you buy and prices throughout the year or just the regular price and sale price. That way you can see if the “sale price” is a good deal or not and if there have been better sales before. I have seen items that had a great big sale sign and when you looked closer it was only 2 cents off the regular price. That was for a $2 item. Many people would just see the big sign and grab two or more items because they are on sale.

On your recipe sheet you could write down the estimate price of the ingredient and calculate the estimate cost per serving. I know it seems like a lot of work but just focus on main ingredients.

Let me know if you have any other ideas

 

Simple Washi Planner Layouts – Erin Condren Planner

Simple Washi Planner Layouts – Erin Condren Planner

I have been using my Erin Condren planner for over 2 months now. I usually prepare my new layout on the weekend before the new weeks starts and fill out the fields as the week progresses.


Over the last 10 weeks I have accumulated over 125 rolls of washi tape. yikes! However, I did not purchase any additional planner stickers other than the ones that came with my planner. I am quite happy with just using washi tape for the layouts.

purple washi layout

This blog post will show some my weekly layouts. They usually look very similar but will have different colors and designs.

blue washi layout

I am thinking about trying to make my own stickers soon. It shouldn’t be to hard and I will make a post with instructions as well. The stickers will be great for kids sports schedules, bills to keep track off, pay days and TV shows for example. Something that is reoccurring. All I need to get is sticker paper and a color printer ( currently only have a black laser printer).

Sometimes there is a lot of white space left over when there is not much going on for day. I usually try to fill it with washi tape when the week is done.

flower washi layout

Using washi tape instead of store bought stickers is in my opinion a lot easier on the wallet. I was able to get most of the washi that I bought with a 40% off coupon. They come in tubes with 9+ rolls.


I like the tubes that already come with color combinations that match. It makes it easier to put together a great layout. As you can see there are various sizes of washi tape included.

washi tube

I have done a few layouts with only one kind of washi tape. There was this blue tape that I really really liked (below) but nothing else went well with it. I think it still looks great. Too many colors are sometimes too distracting.

Washi Layout plain

And another one that I had to do already for Thanksgiving. A few weeks ahead but so much fun to put together. Can’t wait to do a Christmas theme in December.

fall washi layout

You can see that I cut the tape in to flags or weekend banners. Sometimes it is a bit time consuming but worth it.

Click here for my Erin Condren Planner review and Instructions on how to create one of these layouts

 

Thank you for reading

 

Plan with me – EC neutral horizontal- Simple Washi Layout

Plan with me – EC neutral horizontal- Simple Washi Layout

I have had my Erin Condren Planner for a few weeks now and did my first weekly layout last week. It is a simple washi tape layout. I think it turned out well and I was able to track everything important that I wanted to keep track off. This spread only used Washi tape and some of the Erin Condren stickers that came with the planner. I am pretty happy with the layout and the white space.



There are many awesome “Plan with Me”s on YouTube and they just look amazing with all the different sticker kits, but I think it is not my style. I am probably gonna try it out anyways some time but there is something about covering up the planner pages with too many stickers. I enjoy using my different color pens and filling the white space the way I want to. Sometimes stickers don’t have enough space to write on, or the next week is already pre-planned but something else comes up. Do you remove sticker or cover them up with a new sticker?

This is my second week planning in my Erin Condren Planner. I have decided to take pictures for every step so you can follow along if you like the layout. There’s going to be a lot of pictures.

Plan with me – What you need

This layout uses only a few small stickers, different colors of Washi tape and Injoy Gel pens.

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This is what the blank pages in the planner look like. It is the new 2017 Erin Condren Planner in neutral style with a horizontal layout. 20160630_215200

This is the Washi tape that I will be using. It was bought at Michael’s and came together in a tube with other tape as well. The colors and patterns usually go pretty good together.

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These pens are the Inkjoy Gel Pens 0.7mm. They are great for writing on the planner pages as they do not bleed through. There will be some light shadowing on the other side of the page though. I like the way they write and the colors look nice. Since I won’t be using a lot of stickers, writing in different colors will help distinguish between different tasks or appointments.

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The other pens that I will be using are the Sharpie Ultra-Fine-Point Permanent Markers. These pens WILL bleed through the pages and are not recommended for writing directly on the planner pages. However, they are great for writing on stickers and Washi tape and come in many great colors!

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When I ordered my Planner, I also ordered these little stickers. They are great for categorizing different kinds of appointments or tasks.

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I found these tiny stickers at the dollar store. The sheets included many different designs such as flowers, hearts, stars, circles etc… Great for making the pages a little prettier 🙂

Plan with me – Step by step

Ok, now let’s get to the planning!

 

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First off, I put Washi tape along the top of the page above the days.

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Next I put the “Love” Washi tape between the last vertical fields and the lines at the bottom of the pages. This acts like a divider. Same goes for the small Washi pieces on the sidebar and for the weekend. I like to keep the weekend separate from the regular workweek because the differ from our regular schedules and routines.

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The next couple of pictures show some different design ideas you can add to your layout.

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I put some strips of Washi tape in some of the fields ….and cut Washi tape into flags. I also cut some little triangles to place into corners.

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Now here is were I am using the tiny little stickers I mentioned earlier. I used the circles and triangles because the colors went well with the other colors I used for my layout. The sections with the stickers will be used for lists or to-do’s. 20160630_224239



I added a banner for the weekend. The “flags” were also cut from Washi tape. I usually put the outer flags first, then the one in the middle and the other two in between. This will help placing them evenly. Originally I had cut out two more flags but there was not enough room.

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This is the final picture of my layout. It is hard to see but I also placed pink Washi tape on the two Washi pieces on the sidebar and above the weekend banner. The Washi is just pink and I will be writing “Weekend”, “To-Do” and “Meals” on them with the Sharpie makers.

I hope you like this weeks layout. The layout is pretty simple but offers a lot of functionality. It leaves room for anything you would like to keep track of without pre-determining what the fields are being used for.

Show me your designs – Tag me on IG @organizedandhappier

Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Happy Planning

Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

Keep track of your Bills

Keeping track of all your Bills can be overwhelming. Use this free printable Bill Tracker and know when bills are due.



Nowadays, a lot of companies are switching to electronic invoices instead of mailing them out. This system has a lot of benefits but could make it harder for you to keep track of upcoming bills and payment dates as you don’t receive a physical copy of the invoice. Most of the time you will receive an email notifying you when a bill is ready. You log into your online account, view the bill and maybe print it for your records.

Bill TrackerI have a lot of my monthly bills set up for auto-withdrawal. It is great because I don’t have to worry about missing a payment, but it also makes me not pay attention to due dates and amounts.

To have a better overview of all your bills, I have a created this chart which will help me see all my bills, amounts and due dates. The bill tracker is categorized in yearly, quarterly and monthly bills. Most of the bills would be due monthly. I have a few bills that are due yearly such as renewal stickers for the license plate. Here is how to fill out the chart:

  1. Enter all your bills in the right expense category (yearly, quarterly, monthly). You can just write down what kind of bill it is (e.g. phone bill, hydro bill) or go by company name.
  2. Enter each bill amount. If bill amounts vary, I would use an average amount.
  3. For the due date, enter the day the payment is due or will be withdrawn from your account. Write down  20 for the 20th of the month.
  4. Monthy bills are obviously due every month, but to know when a quarterly or yearly bill is due you can circle or highlight the specific field.
  5. When the bill is paid put an X in the field.

I have not created an extra column for it but it be good to indicate how each bill is paid. W for withdrawal, C for cheque, CC for credit card, O for online payment etc…



It’s not too hard to fill out and it gives you a nice overview of all your bills. Let me know if you have any suggestions or questions.

Download the free printable Bill Tracker here.

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