Happy Monday to you all! I hope you had a fantastic weekend! We had a great time at our house doing absolutely nothing…. It was utterly fantastic!
So, I’ve had a few comments and e-mails lately asking about how my Heidi Swapp planner has been going, so I thought I’d write up a blog post for those of you who were interested!
Instead of doing my normal yearly project life album, which can sometimes be a little overwhelming (especially when you’ve just had your third baby) I’ve decided to incorporate all of my photos and journaling right into my planner itself! I’m pretty sure it the perfect system for my life right now! Genius Heidi, genius!
First I go throughout my month and keep my notes and whatnot for each day in the large rectangle and then I use the right smaller lined section with a memory from that day. I could be anything from something funny my kids said that day, or just how I’m feeling about life.
I got the idea from a dear friend of mine who wrote a thought about her husband in a journal for an entire year and then gave that journal to him for Christmas… I mean come on, how amazing is that? So working off of her great idea, I thought I’d start doing the same thing!
and then after the month is over I take all of my iPhone photos and print them off as 3×4’s and glue them right into my planner.
I love these pages that are in the beginning of every month… they’re a place to record memories about pictures you love and add in some of these awesome Heidi Swapp 3×3 foiled cards!
When I first got this planner I didn’t really know what the purpose of these little lists that were included in the planner. I noticed that they were numbered to either 30 or 31 so I figured it had something to do with the days of the month, but I jus couldn’t get that to work for me in any way so I decided to do my own thing.
I decided that for each month I would make a lists that might show some insight into my life. I dearly love to read, so for January I did a list of my most loved books and a list of books I want to read someday. The photo above is a list of all the messes my little girl has made lately…. she’s a crazy one!
I love looking back through the days and seeing photos and all of the journaling all in one place!!
I’ll be honest and say the one thing I’m not in love with is the fact that adding thick embellishments like chipboard makes it hard for me to write in my planner afterwards. So currently I’ve been trying to only use flat stickers, which is a little bit of a bummer.
thank you so much for checking out this blog post! Hope you guys found some inspiration here on my blog!