The 2017 Happy Planner + Giveaway

Posted December 7, 2017 by shooting in Planning / 28 Comments

In honor of the Planner Hop that I’m co-hosting (you can link up until December 15th – join us!), I thought I’d share a little bit about the planner I’ve been using all year. I got The Happy Planner from Michael’s. This is the standard – or medium – size. I ended up getting a large and a mini for 2018, which I’m sure I’ll share more about later, but 2017’s planner worked really well all around. I plan on keeping my planners as a way to look back on things from the year!

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When I opened my planner, this is what I saw. I never did put my name on who the planner belonged to! Oh well! I love the folder on the left though – I usually put papers I needed to keep on me for work. You can also see some metal bookmarks a co-worker friend of mine gave me earlier in the year! Right now they are just chilling as decoration.

There is a month at a glance for every month and I tend to fill that up with work and life things. I also really love to decorate these with all sorts of washi tape and stickers. You can really only see the washi tape here, but I have a cute 3-D Olaf sticker at the top of the page! I really need to get erasable pens because I do sometimes cross things off and it would be nice to erase it since I want to keep these as memory books!

After the monthly pages, you get these vertical blocks for every day. I use this for my blogs! The top block where it says SSM is for Shooting Stars Mag and then the second block is LGBT for Let’s Get Beyond Tolerance. The very bottom block – which you can sort of see – is usually where I keep track of what I eat when I’m at work. This is obviously the pages from the past few days – with some fun holiday themed washi tape!

And finally this is an insert/pocket that I made at a Michael’s planning session. It was only me and another girl, along with the leader of the class, so we got some one-on-one help which was great and definitely needed by me! I love that you can really customize your Happy Planner because the pages can come out – and you can buy a punch that lets you create your own pages to add.

Voila! A quick look at my 2017 Happy Planner. Would you like to see my 2018 planners? I might share them later, but let me know!

Remember, use your Ebates account if you’re going to buy a planner or other supplies from Michael’s, since you’ll get cash back! If you don’t have an account yet, use my affiliate link here. Make a $25 purchase and YOU get $10 back right away!

Now…Giveaway Time!!

*giveaway open to U.S. only (must be 18+ or have parental approval)

*giveaway ends December 31, 2017 (Happy New Year’s Eve!)

*giveaway prizes purchased by me; not responsible for lost or stolen items once shipped

The prize will be a random assortment of planner supplies – I’ll talk to you about your favorites, etc. so it’s a bit personalized though!

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28 responses to “The 2017 Happy Planner + Giveaway

  1. RO

    I love that you and Anna came up with this Planner Hop, and I always love looking at planners from others. Yours is really fun, and I’d love to see what you have for 2018, too! Something about working on a Planner is soothing. Thanks for doing the giveaway, as well! Very kind of you. Hugs…RO

  2. 2017 was my first year with the Happy Planner and I love it! I opted for the mini because it’s easier for me to commute with and the horizontal layout. I really like that the pages can come out- I hate when the rings get in my way when I’m writing and mess up my handwriting lol. I need to purchase the folder inserts; right now I use paperclips for any random notes/papers I need to keep in there. Does yours have the section before the monthly view with currently, important dates, birthdays, “grateful for”? That’s another favorite of mine! I don’t really decorate or use colored pens, but great idea with the giveaway!

    • Yeah, I have the large and the mini for 2018 so I’ll probably use the mini to care around since it’ll be easier. Yes, mine has the Currently, Important Dates, and Birthdays before each month which is fun. I need to look over my 2018 ones more – not sure they have the Currently in that one, which is a bummer, because it’s fun to fill out!

      -Lauren

  3. What a fun giveaway! I love planners! I got a Day Designer from Target to use this year but I would love to try a different one! And fun supplies always make a difference too!

  4. That is a super cool planner! I need planners in my life. I can’t put things in my phone. I need visuals and need to write them out. It makes my life so much easier! Good luck to everyone – I wish I could enter this one – I’m canadian!

    • shooting

      Sure! I’ll be sure to share the planners I got for 2018 soon so people can get an idea of how they look.

  5. I randomly found a pretty amazing planner at TJ Maxx in August that was good from August 2017 – December 2018 which is awesome. I’ve used planners since I was in middle school!

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