I had some spare Happy Planner rings and scrap paper, so I put together some notebooks. I thought about giving them as gifts, but I may just keep them for myself!!
On to May!
I’m slowly hand drawing my 2021 monthly planner on dot grid paper (kind of like bullet journaling, but not as intense!
A few years ago, I purchased my very first Happy Planner. I have been pretty pleased so far, because I can make my covers and inserts if I want, or, I can just buy new inserts, or a brand new planner every year. HP sells a lot of notepapers, one kind, is this dot grid paper, mostly used for bullet journaling.
I have been tempted to buy and make my bullet journal calendar instead. It is a lot of work though! I often watch YouTube channels on the topic. It can be very hypnotic, watching these people design their own, elaborate calendars. I almost believe I can do it too!
I thought about it and decided I would try January 2021 on the HP paper and see how much work it really is. IT IS A LOT OF WORK! This is only the month in advance spread! The weekly (not pictured) was a lot of work too, mostly because I decided to use Midliner pens for colors and habit trackers for fitness and finance. Bullet journaling requires lots of precision and measuring, and I normally do not have the patience. I cannot imagine doing this for 11 more months. However, if I find myself in another lockdown, I may give it a shot!
Most bullet journal artists draw or sketch photos on or around the calendar. I just don’t have the patience! For now, though, I am pretty pleased with this calendar, with teal stickers on top.
We shall see what happens next!
Love these rings! Michael’s was having a sale on dot grid notebooks. I found one dirt cheap ($1.94). I cut all the paper out and used my special punch to fit it into the Happy Planner. Official Happy Planner refill paper costs $5.99. Saved myself some money! Woo!
I love using the dot grid paper in my Happy Planner. I am trying to get into a self care routine, but it is a struggle! I made up this chart to get my in the habit of washing and moisturizing my face. Apparently, I am supposed to wash my face before bed. Never have. As I approach my late 30s, I suppose now is a good time to start!
Great time to plan!
Loving this dotted journal paper for my Happy Planner. I will be disappointed when I run out!
Since we have been stuck home, I have had the time to make lots of lists. This list is televisions shows my husband and I would like to watch. I am sure you can tell which are his and which are mine!