I’m baaaaack!

These past few months I’ve been in somewhat of a planner rut. My decorative planning has been on and off, as in on one week and three weeks off. As you can see, I neglected my blog and posted a bit here and there on Instagram.

Part of the issue had to do with work and feeling completely drained by the time I got home. Reason being, I was promoted at work and I was just getting into the groove of my new work load.

I finally feel like I’ve got it under control and I’m ready to get back into the planner world. I’ve slowly started planning again and I feel so much more like myself. I hope to keep the momentum going and get back into planning meet ups and other planner related activities as well.

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Planning 101: 19 Ways to use a Planner

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Most people who buy a planner love the customization of ring bound systems, as well as arc and spiral bound systems. One planner leads to another planner and before you know it, you have a collection of planners. Some people choose to use one at a time and switch between planners depending on the month or season. If you prefer to put your planners to work instead of leaving them on a shelf, I have put together a list of ways to put those planners to use.

  1. Inspiration Binder – Use this binder to store inspirational quotes, ideas, magazine or newspaper clippings. Write a paragraph here or there when you see something you like. You can include anything you like.
  2. Health and Fitness log – With the New Year right around the corner, what better way to track your health and fitness goals than in a planner? Log your goals and your progress as you go along. Kikki-K also has an article on how to make your planner into a Wellness Binder.
  3. Gratitude Binder- Create a planner for you to write something that you are grateful for. You can write daily, weekly or as often as you choose.
  4. Blog Planning – Keep track of ideas and due dates in this planner. Plan time ahead and schedule posts. This comes in very handy, especially when going on a vacation or when life takes you somewhere unexpected.
  5. Home Planner – In your home planner, Alexis from Strange and Charmed suggests keeping important documents such as insurance, warranties, etc. You can also use this as a main planner to keep appointments and important dates for the family.
  6. Meal planning – Figuring out what’s for dinner everyday can be a bit stressful, especially when working. Plan your meals ahead so you have one less thing to worry about each day.
  7. Journaling – You can jot down things you did or write a page or two describing the details of your day. Some people who have tried journaling started off with trying to write everyday which could be a bit overwhelming. Start your journaling off slow, here are a few ways for you to get started. Here is an example of how to get a journal started.
  8. Financial Planner – Many people struggle with keeping their finances in check. Start the year off right with a financial planner. Track spending, income and bills.
  9. Video Planning – For those of you with YouTube channels, use a Video planner to track the videos you’ve done, plan on when to make new ones and keep yourself on track.
  10. School – Use a school binder to keep track of assignments, due dates, classes and contacts of you partners and your professors/teachers.
  11. Address Book- Gather all those address pages that you’ve never used and put them into one binder so it’s easily accessible if anything were to happen to your phone.
  12. Church – Use a planner for writing down notes from service, jotting down your own ideas or interpretations, or as a bible journal.
  13. Scrapbook – Keep track of special events by decorating pages in your planner. You can do this directly on the weekly pages or on blank sheets of notepaper.
  14. Wedding planner – Have a wedding coming up? Use a planner to keep track of your guest lists, budget, bridal party, groomsmen, and all the people who help you along the way. Later you can look back on this and even share it with your children.
  15. Notebook – You can use a planner as a notebook for multiple categories. Photography, brain dumps, sports, or just to jot down an idea here or there.
  16. Travel – Keep track of all the places your visit while you travel. Store your train tickets, plane tickets, and stubs for all the places you visit. You can later add these to a scrapbook or a journal.
  17. Vehicle – Keep a planner in your car to keep track of battery changes, tire changes, accidents, payment and anything else related to the upkeep of your vehicle. This also makes it a lot easier if you ever plan to sell your vehicle.
  18. Storage – When you’ve finished using your insert, store the pages in a planner that you are no longer using.
  19. Wallet – Pocket and personal size planners are the best sizes to use as a wallet. Keep your important cards such as your license, and credit cards in the side pockets. Use business card holders to carry the rest of your store rewards cards and anything else that you would carry in your wallet. Here is an idea of how to turn your planner into a wallet.

If you have any other ideas, I’d would love to hear them. Or if you have a picture to share of how you’re using all your planners, please leave a comment below.

Planning on a Budget: DIY Ribbon Clips

Hello Planner Lovers!

Planner clips are an easy way to mark pages you need easy access to. Instead of using plain old paperclips, I thought it would be fun to share with you all how you can decorate your very own clips with ribbon or string you have lying around the house.

If you don’t have ribbon, you can find them by the spools at practically any store. I know Walmart carries them for as little as $0.98 per spool.

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The first clip I’d like to share is the most common and you’ve probably seen them in people’s planners before. All you need is about six to eight inches of ribbon and a paperclip. You can use one or more colors depending on your liking. This clip is so simple and easy to make you’ll find yourself wondering why you haven’t made them before.

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The next ribbon clip is a bit more complex but almost as easy. For this you need a six inch piece of ribbon, a paperclip of course and a little bit of thread. Click the photo for step by step instructions on how to make that cute bow paperclip.

Have any other ideas on how to utilize ribbon to make a paperclip? Leave a comment below to share your idea with everyone!

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Oahu Planner Girls present Oahu Planner Con

On August 13, 2016, Oahu Planner Girls hosted our very first Oahu Planner Con. The event was held at Kaka’ako Agora from 10:00am-4:00pm. Vendors began setting up and people began lining up for OPG Kits as early as 8:30am.

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We had 25 vendors at the event. Yes, twenty five!

There were planner shops, scrapbook shops, food and drink stations, clothing booths and much, much more.

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Once we opened up, people started flowing in. We had all sorts of people come through, babies, children, teens, moms, dads, grandmas, planners and non planners. Throughout the day people came and went. Shops sold tons of products and we even had one shop sell out, how amazing is that?

As people came in and paid their admission, they were given a raffle ticket. We pulled numbers on the hour, every hour and gave away over 25 prizes throughout the event. At the end of the day, we tallied up the tickets and we had over 400 raffle tickets left. We sold a few tickets during the event and did not count the numbers we pulled while calling out prizes therefore, we estimated close to 400 people came through.

Throughout the day we had a few workshops set up as well. We started off at 10:15 am with Tyra of @tjt.designs. She hosted two workshops, the other was at 11:15 am. Next we had a giveaway by Cinch from 12:30-1:30 pm. They gave away a Long Camel Obi belt to everyone who followed them on Instagram. At 2:00 pm we had Michelle of xo.mamaplans stop by to talk story with those who purchased our VIP Package. After that we finished the event with a resin charm workshop from Joy of The Joy of Crafting at Ben Franklin.

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If you missed this event and would like updates about future events, make sure to subscribe to my blog, follow us on Instagram, or join our Facebook group!

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Planner Printables Update

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This week I have not been very active on my blog. I have been working on a few ideas and printables for my shop and to put up on my blog. The printable above is now up on my shop. The printable below will be offered as a free download so make sure to follow to see when it goes live!

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2016 Personal Size Planner Inserts

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These planner inserts are now up in my shop and available for purchase! Check out my shop  to purchase your 2016 inserts today! Please keep in mind the listing is for the downloadable version of the printable. You will not receive any inserts in the mail. If you would like me to print them for you, feel free to contact me and we can work something out.

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Weekly Update

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Inspired by: This week I have been planning blog posts and YouTube Videos, I have been especially inspired by Alexis for Strange and Charmed. Not only does she have a successful blog and YT channel but I feel like the info she provides is very useful to practically anyone.

Planning: This week I was chosen to be apart of the Mindful Planner PR team. Therefore this weekend I am planning either a blog post or a video showing you all the wonderful stickers Sol has sent me. Follow me on Instagram to keep up to date!

Reading: Since I began catching the bus to and from work again, I plan on reading a few books from my favorite author, Nicholas Sparks.

Drinking: Water. I have been trying, and sometimes failing, to cut out soda and other sugary drinks. To make drinking water a little less boring, I cut up lemon, strawberries and sometimes cucumber.

Making: 21 Day Fix tracker and plan. Beginning January 25, 2016 I will start another 21 Day Fix. For now I am making inserts for my planner until I get started.

Feeling: Ready. Hope fully all this planning will pay off once I begin my 21 Day Fix. Can’t wait to start it again. To order the 21 Day Fix for yourself visit this website. You can sign up to have me as your coach and then order your 21 Day Fix there. Make sure to leave a comment below if you do so I can contact you and add you to a few of our support groups.

Leave a comment below and let me know what you’ve been loving this week!

Weekly Update

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Inspired by: Since it is the New Year I have been seeing tons of things that are inspiring. I love how the New Year allows us to reset and refocus our lives! Since I am doing a few Bible Journaling challenges, I have been very inspired by Little Bit Funky and Amanda at Move the Mountains.

Reading: The Bible. I have been reading a little here and there to keep up with a 31 day Challenge and a Bible Journaling Course.

Drinking: Shakeology. Since I am restarting my goals, I am back to drinking my Shakeology and getting a workout in.

Making: Fukubukuro Bags. For the New Year I decided to destash some of my planner paraphernalia. All items that are brand new have been included in my Fukubukuro Bags. Each bag differs from the next and they are $25 each but they include $50 or more worth of planner accessories.

Feeling: Motivated and excited! There is so much that I want to accomplish this year and 2016 is going to be my year!

Leave a comment below and let me know what you’ve been loving this week!

New Years Resolutions

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a blast celebrating with your family and friends, I know I did.

Now that we are starting a new year, most people have begun thinking about what resolution they will try to stick to this year. In order to figure out what I would like to stick to this year I did a brain dump and listed everything that came to mind. After writing all this down I went over my list and instead of choosing just one, I decided that I wanted to accomplish them all!

My Goals for 2016 are:
-Familiarize myself with the Bible
-Take a two week vacation somewhere outside of Hawaii
-Move into our own place
-Pay off 50% of our debt and have less than $800 a month by August (not including rent)
-Post to my blog, eight times a month minimum, and YoutTube, once a week minimum.
-Lose at least 60 lbs in 2016 (5 lbs per month / starting weight 220lbs)
-Cut back on Social Media, limit one hour per day not including blogging, filming, etc.
-Spend more time with family and friends

Since I have been neglecting my blog and in turn my readers, I am committing to getting this blog back on track. Though I started out with crafting and planning in mind, I will be expanding my blog to other topics such as ones listed in my resolutions.

As for how I plan to accomplish these, since my goals differ from each other, I will have to focus on one at a time. My main goal is to stay organized because without organization, none of my goals will be met.

In order to familiarize myself with the Bible, I am doing a few challenges which take about 15 minutes each to complete. I will be setting aside some time each day to work on these challenges. Hopefully by doing this I will form a habit of setting time aside to read and reflect on verses form the Bible.

Moving into our own place and paying off 50% of our debt kind of coincide. We are living with family to help us get back on our feet. Hopefully once we pay off half our debt, we will be able to find our own place.

In order to lose weight I will be eating healthier and working out more. By cutting the time I spend on Social Media I will have much more free time. This will allow me to not only to spend more time with family and friends but it will also give me more time during the day to get a workout in.

Finally, this year I hope to go on an actual vacation. Whether it be a cruise or visiting a different state. I have only every visited the different islands in Hawaii. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the Islands but I think a change of scenery would be nice.

I would love to hear about how you plan to conquer 2016! Feel free to share your resolutions in the comments below and your strategies if you’d like to share that too!

Ultimate Holiday Bundle, 98% off!

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Happy (belated) Thanksgiving everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with your family and friends. Today I’m really excited to share something with you that I’ve been working on for the last few weeks with some other awesome artists and shops.

Before I get into the project… I want you to think about what planning the holiday season means to you. For me, a lot of different things come to mind. There’s the meal planning, decorating the home, gift lists, buying and planning my gift wrapping, and then even thinking about the approaching new year. There is a lot going on in my brain, and even more going on in my planner and notepads, and it can get overwhelming at times.

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Click here to purchase your Holiday Bundle!

That’s why this project is so special to me and I’m so excited to share it with you. I’ve teamed up with ink&wink, a new company in the planner community, as well as tons of different individually successful shops and artists who are all extremely talented to bring you something called theOrganize the Holidays Digital Bundle. This digital bundle is available for purchase online only, and is delivered to you via digital download, and is full of items that are absolutely essential to making your holiday planning as easy as it can be. These items are all either printables or digital items, and it includes gift lists, planner inserts, files to print your own full holiday planner booklet, decor for your home including banners and art prints, gift tags, advent calendars, holiday cards, planner stickers, 2016 calendars and planner inserts, a coupon code to use to get more printable goodies, and even a voucher to an online planning course!

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Possibly the best part about this is that it has over $1,500 worth of products and for this weekend only, you can get it for $29. That’s over a 98% discount on these amazing printables. I cannot sing the praises of these items enough, and can promise you that with this bundle you get one of the biggest bangs for your buck out of all the deals that you’ll find this Black Friday weekend!

The Ultimate Holiday Bundle will only last until Cyber Monday. The bundle is filled with tons of goodies, some that you won’t be able to get anywhere else. So, if you think the Holiday Bundle is something you may find useful or will like, do not hesitate! The holiday season is upon us, and the time to start planning is now! The last day to get purchase the Holiday Bundle is Monday, November 30, 2015. Once the day is over, the Holiday Bundle will never be available for purchase again. To learn more about the bundle or to see what’s included check out the Ultimate Holiday Bundle, Click here.

Happy planning! I know you’re going to love this bundle as much as I do. I would love to see how you use your printables so don’t forget to tag @daycreates. Or come back and post photos of how you used your printables in the comments below!

Happy Holidays!
Dalyn