Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Planner Addict Box Subscription Service

If you love getting happy mail every month or just would like new planner supplies every month then you have to subscribe for the The Planner Addict Box! For only $15 a month (plus $3.50 for US shipping!) you will get everything you need to make your planner pretty!

UPDATE: Theses boxes are also available for International customers. Shipping will be $13 for first class or $23 for priority mail.

A lot of people can't get their hands on some of these products like project life cards, cute note pads and page flags and more, so it's a great way to finally own these decorating tools for your planner without paying an arm and a leg for shipping!

A Planner Addict's Dream Monthly Subscription Box

I've always loved subscription boxes because it was always a nice surprise in the mail. I loved the anticipation of waiting for it to get to me. And when Vienna from my_planner (on Instagram and YouTube) launched theplanneraddictbox and offered to give me one I was ecstatic! Waiting for it in the mail was so exciting but even more exciting was seeing how beautifully wrapped everything was. Here's a quick glimpse at what I received in my first box.

I will be showing you all as well how I am using all of these supplies in my planner! 

Here is the box it will come in! Look at how pretty it is! It's like Christmas every month! So much love is put into the making of this box! 

Love the little touches of notes & chocolate!! 

I always love when there is welcome note with everything we receive in the box. Look at all of that! And for only $15 that's a great deal! I love getting partial kits of the project life cards because I never use up the whole box anyways. It's so awesome to receive these in the box! And you can never find cute page flags that work nor fancy clips in stores! 

So many goodies!

One of my favorites from this box was the planning advice. Vienna is a planner genius and her advice is so well thought out and works! I've watched most of her YouTube videos and they really have helped me to become a more productive  planner! I can't wait to see what next month's advice will be. 

Love these cute gold and lilac ribbon paper clips they are so frilly and super secure. 

Gorgeous watercolor floral notepads! And it says "planner addict ramblings" at the top! Forget the target ones I'll use these only please!

Beautiful floral page flags! I use these to mark down events in my monthly calendar that aren't for sure yet in case I need to move them around. I also use them to decorate my pages or as a header/title. So many uses! These actually stick unlike the target ones! I love them!

How I am using my box with my FoxiDori planner.

I took about a quarter of the notepad and attached it to front cover for quick lists or notes I need to jot down!

Project life cards sit in my zippered pocket for quick lists in my planner.

I've attached the planning advice to front of my planner notebook to remind myself of these useful tips.

Here I used a page flag as a header

& here I used the page flags to mark down some events that I wasn't sure of dates yet.

I used the large project life card and folded in half to make a little fold out bullet journal key. I am not 100% sure of the key so I wrote it first on a small notepad (also from the box) and stuck it in the card for now
Beautiful Ribbon Paper Clip to mark today's page

I used the decorative papers to decorate one of my notebooks!

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I absolutely love theplanneraddictbox. It's not just pretty, it's also useful! I've been using just about everything in this box for this month, as you can see in my photos above. My planner is filled with it all!

Right now they are taking orders for their May box! Hurry on over to theplanneraddictbox.com to be sure to get your very own box. The deadline to sign up for May boxes is April 21st, so run & get your fix! May's box will be a surprise! That's the fun part of subscription boxes! Be sure to follow theplanneraddictbox for sneak peaks though! I'm so anxious to see what next month's box will be filled with, gorgeous decorating tools and tips for sure!

Here is where you can find and order yourself the planner addict box! Click on the links below to learn more!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

DIY Instax/Polaroid Photos for Journaling and More

Since I have stared journaling in my FoxiDori, I desperately needed some cute photos of our everyday lives. I take so many on my phone and have them on iCloud but I didn't really want to wait until I had time to find or make a instax template and drag and drop my photos in. My kids rarely let me get on the computer so I had to find a way to do it on my phone! I use an iPhone and I'm not sure if these apps would be available or not on android platforms.

Video Tutorial if you'd like to watch how I journal and see more of my pages!

What you'll need:

A phone capable of AirPrint 
A wireless printer 
4x6 photo paper

How to:

First take your pictures or you can do it directly in the Instants App. Create your Polaroid picture and choose your filter. Be sure to use the 4th Polaroid mode as shown below (it will fit the 4x6 photos better)

I save it as compressed since they are tiny anyways.

After that just click on the square with the down arrow button to save it to your photo album. Repeat these steps for at least 4 photos. 

After saving all 4 Polaroids open up your PicStitch app. 

In this app you can easily choose your layout and change the aspect size. In order to fit 4 Polaroids perfectly on a 4x6 photo choose the 4 square layout, and change the aspect to 4x6. 

 Then click on each square and insert each Polaroid picture one by one from your photo album. & save this picture to your album.


Now that we have our photo saved the next step is printing it correctly. 

First go to your printer and change the paper size to 4x6 and place your 4x6 photo papers into the paper tray. 

Then use your phone and open up that picture with the 4 Polaroids you've just made. Click on the square button with the up arrow to share it. And click on the printer icon to print it. Select your air print printer and print!

You should have a 4x6 photo like this:

Then just take your scissors and cut out each Polaroid picture and ta-da! Your very own instax pictures!! Minus the cost of the instax camera or instax share printer and film! 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and enjoy capturing memories for your journal!

UPDATE: If you'd like even smaller Polaroid photos you can either do the above steps (before printing) 4 times again and then create another collage with those 4 collages to have a total of 16 mini Polaroids! I wanted to see if they'd fit in the Erin Condren boxes so I tested it out and they do! Or you can make your 16 Polaroids first, and then find a layout in the pict stitch app with 16 squares in the 4x6 aspect. 

This is what it would print out like on a 4X6 photo. 

I take a million pictures a day and I can't journal every single picture I take in a day or there'd be no room to write so I thought I'd make mini photos and just stick them in my ECLP since I wasn't using it at the moment.

And this is how I'm using it in my Erin Condren Planner

Not a lot of writing since I use my midori for journaling. Just a place to remember every day's photos. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

My Midori Traveler's Notebook Planning System + Tons of Free Printables

Hi there everyone! I am so excited to share with you my new planner system! I have abandoned all other planners because I was just feeling very overwhelmed. I stopped using all of my planners because it just simply wasn't working for me. I fell out of love with them all and couldn't find myself being productive in using them. I needed a new system, a simple one. So I dumped everything and just started with a blank slate.

I found a Piccadilly journal at the thrift store and started using it as a brain dump/bullet journal. I loved it so much! I quickly went to youtube and found so much information about bullet journaling. My favorite videos were from ErinJoy, FlorenceAntonette & TheResetGirl I loved the way they planned in their midori! I also wanted to start scrapbooking our memories and travels so I created an insert for just that as well. And of course I needed my lists of wants and dreams!

So with bullet journaling, or my take on it, is that everything I have on my mind I quickly write it down as a task  into that day on that page. Then with the bullet journal key, I can simply organize it in a way that makes sense to me. I love that with this system you are accountable for everything you do. If it's not done, you have to transfer it to another day, and make sure you migrate it. Every day I go through my list and make sure that everything was either completed or migrated (written elsewhere). I have been using the Piccadilly journal for about 2 weeks now, but I didn't like that it was so plain! I needed to decorate, I needed a dashboard, a place for my stickers, a monthly calendar, and so much more! So when my FoxiDori came in I automatically started making printables that included the bullet journal plus more! I am currently planning everyday in this new system and absolutely love it. I've always wanted a way to see my week as well as my daily pages all at once. & now I can! So here is a closer look at my system.

My Midori is actually a regular extra room sized Foxi Dori from Kelly on Etsy. 
Already so stuffed!

A Midori Kraft Folder & Clear Pouch stuffed with stickers and more!

Pretty Dashboard!


Here is my main planning section! It has the Bullet Journal Daily Pages in the center, Week on One Page with Daily Routines on the front cover as a fold over & a Project Life card folded in half for my bullet journaling key. I tried the horizontal month on the back cover for a little but I like having my monthly pages vertical and in its own notebook instead. 

 Bullet Journaling is like a Brain Dump To Do List with keys/signifiers for categorizing and organizing all your thoughts! I absolutely love it! I am still working on my own personal key as you know I like to sub-categorize everything!

My Week on One Page plus daily checklists on the front cover of the notebook. Only hard thing is writing in my weekly activities and events :/
 In the back of my Midori, I have some financial trackers. They aren't in any notebook just by themselves. I use different pages for expenses that's why  Ihave a lot of them. I use one page for PayPal Expenses, one for food/eating out, & one for my shop/blog. I like seeing how much I spend in a month on each of those categories, and that's all I really need to keep track of. I should also have a page for how much I spend on fun planning supplies, home, and car as well!

These printables will fit the regular size Mindori. 

& here are the printables I am using:

Bullet Journal for Midori
Week on One Page with Daily Routines
Budget Bundle (including bill pay, income, expenses, savings, & debt trackers)

Here are some other options as well:

Week on One Page with Grid
Horizontal Monthly Calendar with Monthly Tracker

How to Create Your Midori Inserts with my Printables:

  • Printing:
    • Print x amount of copies on 8.5 by 11 inches paper in landscape mode
    • Be sure to print at actual size or 100% scaling
    • Flip printed pages and put back into printer facing up and print x amount of copies again
  •  Cutting:
    • Gather printed inserts together
    • fold straight down the middle of the pages and score
    • staple the inserts
    • then use a metal ruler and measure the folded inserts to about 4.33 and place your ruler down and use box cutter or rotary knife to trim the excess ends repeatedly
    • then corner the edges of your inserts with a corner rounded! 

Here is a great video by Robyn Lott showing you how to make Midori Inserts as well!

& To create the weekly/daily pages I just simply created a regular notebook with the bullet journal inserts, then printed and folded the weekly pages and attached 1 month's worth of pages and stapled it to front cover of the bullet journal notebook!

I just stapled the week one one page inserts onto the front cover of this insert & adjusted it until it folded over the days just right
Here is another view of the weekly pages on the front cover

If you do end up using these I would love to see pictures. Tag me on Instagram @wenduhh_plans or #mswenduhhblog Please do NOT share the actual file or file link. Instead please send your friends here to download my free printables, thank you.
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