Why I Love The Happy Planner


I was sitting in a momsNext meeting and our group leader had this wonderful planner laid out in front of her. She was doodling in it with colored pens and I was intrigued. I stood up to grab a tissue and some food as we often have at our meetings and I glanced over to see she was writing notes in it. It had stickers and pictures and I really wanted to take a deeper look at it but of course I didn’t to respect her privacy. 

At each meeting I’d see her writing in it. So I finally got up the courage to ask her about it. Her eyes lit up and she simply said “Happy Planner”. Then she went on, “it’s a Happy Planner and you can find them at Hobby Lobby, Walmart and Joann’s.” She explained that you can totally customize it to who you are and what you need…to which my eyes lit up. 

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You see…I have to write things down. Sure I use my phone and my one million alarms to scoot me on to my next task or place I have to be, but I love writing in planners. The only thing is, I find I use a lot of extra notebooks for project planning separate from my planner but I don’t like things in different places. Happy Planner lets you combine them all into one happy place. Not to mention, I get bored with most planners because they just don’t do what I need them to do. 

So I found myself looking at one at Walmart, but I knew that Walmart probably had a limited selection, so I scooted over to Hobby Lobby and I found myself in planner heaven! They had an entire aisle dedicated to the Happy Planner and another competing brand. I mean there’s a worksheet for everything from logging your workouts, writing down bible quotes or taking sermon notes, budgeting, project planning, menu planning, common household to-do lists, grocery shopping lists and a lot more! I mean there’s everything you can think of to make your planner work totally for you! 

I HAD to get myself this planner.

Monthly Calendar view. I’ve added my own stickers here.
Weekly view. I love how it has dinner, errands, what to buy and calls/emails all in one place.
And to get even more details with these half sheets, you can do a brain dump of everything you need to remember, and stick these sheets in the middle of your weekly calendar. Now you can easily cross things off your list!

So I started out with the medium sized planner, but next year I think I’m switching over to big and converting the planner I have now into a recipe book. Yep! You can do that! You can keep the rings and change out the sheets inside them for recipe sheets! I can officially start a family recipe book that I can pass down. That will be a project I’ll work on in the coming year.

Another awesome thing about these planners is that you can buy extension packs and un-dated calendar inserts to keep the planner working for you for years to come. I love this because I don’t technically have to buy a new planner every year. I just need to buy the inserts which you can buy for $5 to 10 bucks (depending on planner size and insert type). Also if you know you are totally going to be a Happy Planner Girl for years to come, buy the planner punch. You can find cute printables online, print it out and simply punch it so it fits in your planner! I’ve done this recently! I  found a printable Christmas gift list and an expense tracker sheet. There was no need to go buy it at the store when all I had to do was print the ones I found off Pinterest or had made myself. I just punched them with the Happy Planner paper puncher and put it right into my planner. 

So if you are a planner girl like I am and typical planners just don’t do it for you, check out Happy Planner Girl Planners. You can even [buy these planners on Amazon], but be careful if you do. Often the size, mini, medium or big is not in the description. Make sure you read the description carefully. 

Do you love planners? If you do, give Happy Planner Girl a try! It won’t disappoint because the design possibilities are endless! 

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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

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6 thoughts on “Why I Love The Happy Planner

  1. Interesting! I have a friend who raves about them. She loves the degree to which she can personalize it for her own family and work situation. So I’ve been curious to see them! Now I’ll have to look the next time I’m in Joann’s.

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