Seriously – this summer is just flying by! It’s already the third Thursday of the month and that means it’s time to link up all things memory related with Alexandra and me: planners, Project Life, scrapbooking, anything goes! Today, I’m going to talk about planner decorating and how I go about doing mine. Please share your own tips and tricks in the comments!
Why I Decorate My Planner After the Fact
Last year I decorated a lot of my planner months in advance. I went a little washi tape and sticker happy. While I like the look of it, for the most part, I’m doing something a bit different this year. I go and write down the things I’m doing/need to do as I think of them, but I don’t really decorate my planner until after the fact.
For example, the above photo is last weekend. I went to a movie in the park with my oldest niece and nephew and my mom, and it was the movie ELF for Christmas in July, so I added a snowflake. The next day I saw Ant-Man and the Wasp with my mom and sister, and I added a line of ant stickers! I didn’t do this until after the events though.Why I Decorate My Planner After the Fact #ontheblog (+ blog hop!) #planning #planners Click To Tweet
I think it looks a bit better this way. Granted, it can be tough to fit stickers around what I’ve written, but I like the idea of going back and decorating the planner for the things that I’ve done.
This above photo is the past three Wednesdays. I added some fun patriotic washi tape for July 4th. On July 11th, my mom and I went to a paint and sip type of place and we did a mason jar full of lemonade so I put a lemonade sticker in honor of that! Yesterday, July 18, I had training at work and we all brought in items to have a bit of an indoor picnic. I put the Girl Boss At Work sticker just for fun!
When Do I Decorate Ahead of Time?
Now, just because I decorate things post-event doesn’t mean I don’t also decorate upcoming events here and there. I try and stick to the things that I know will happen as I don’t want to be decorating things that will ultimately get canceled.
Next Wednesday, July 25, I’m seeing Niall Horan and Maren Morris in concert with a friend. Unless something weird happens like sickness, this will be happening as we have tickets. I put a This Moment Rocks sticker as a bit of a play on words – rocks because the music is a bit “rock” (pop-rock, country-rock, if you will) and because I imagine it will rock seeing both of these people live since I love their music!
How Do You Decorate Your Planner?
If you have a planner, do you decorate it? When do you do it – ahead of time, or after the fact? Or maybe a mix of both? Let me know in the comments!
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