HAPPY HERO // Jazzlyn Garcia

Meet Jazzlyn Garcia! Jazzlyn is a 6th-grader in the planner community who loves The Happy Planner® and has a HUGE heart for others.

Jazzlyn has been donating to St. Jude's since she was in 3rd Grade after watching the movie, "The Heart of Christmas" on Netflix. She was touched. Her response to this film was gaining a sincere desire to help kids and their families in any way that she could.

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LET'S GET AWAY // GUEST BLOGGER: Alicia Gonzalez

So, I don’t get out much. I’m definitely a homebody and I don’t travel. EVER. Flying is a major fear of mine, so I avoid it at all costs. Our SQUAD BOOTCAMP is coming up soon and it is the trip of a lifetime! One I definitely can not pass up! So, fears pushed aside, this is HUGE! Since I’m not used to traveling, I feel I really need to prepare for this. And in true planner babe fashion, I am prepping for it the only way I know how- putting pen and stickers to paper! I have converted this ‘WANDERLUST’ Happy NOTES™️ into a travel planner/journal. 

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BIG 3 // GUEST BLOGGER: Nita Patterson

For quite some time I’ve played around with the idea of memory keeping, but there were THREE THINGS keeping me from committing.

OBSTACLE #1: I was the feeling that I needed to track something everyday. My life is busy but it’s not always full of things I want to highlight. 

SOLUTION: I came up with my “BIG 3”. What were the three most significant things that happened in my week?  This could include date night, devotionals/scriptures, fun moments or special events. So instead of seven days worth of photos, you only need THREE things to focus on.

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BOYS WILL BE PLANNERS! // GUEST BLOGGER: Mandy Heil

When The Happy Planner® came out with a Happy Planner KIDS™ I was so excited, but when I saw there were planners designed with boys in mind I was even more ecstatic! As a #plannerbabe and a mom of two boys, it thrilled me to see that The Happy Planner® thought of ALL kids. I promptly purchased two of The Happy Planner KIDS™ "Cool Dude" sets and presented them to my boys. I wasn't sure if they'd be interested, but I was pleasantly surprised at how excited they were! They wanted to dig right in! They read every sticker, flipped through every divider, and checked out every part of their new planners. 

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LIFE REBOOT // GUEST BLOGGER: Mary Ellen Houston

Hi, I'm Mary Ellen! I just began planning in January of 2018 and I can't get enough. The Happy Planner® has literally changed my life in such a positive way! I just started a YouTube channel (Planning with Bumble) and I'm having so much fun inspiring others by sharing what I create!

Sometimes life throws us curve balls and we don't even know where to begin to get back on track. In these times, I've always turned to planning to help me refocus. I am currently finding myself in a period of transition and I have a lot of choices to make. I have so many ideas floating around in my head and it's so helpful for me to get it all down on paper. It's time for some major goal setting...so I decided to create a 'LIFE GOALS' notebook! It will help me to reevaluate my life...figure out what I want my life to look like, what is currently moving me toward that and what is holding me back. I plan on working on this slowly and steadily throughout the next couple of years. I'm not going to push myself...I'm going to go at my own pace, work on one small goal at a time and break each goal down into manageable steps.

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BUDGET REVIEW // GUEST BLOGGER: Alicia Gonzalez

Budget planning can be stressful! I love to use bright colors and stickers to bring a little happiness while reviewing my budget. 

The Happy Planner®️ 'Budget Review' sheet, taken from the Budget - Extension Pack - Classic allows me to REVIEW where I went wrong the previous month, and ask myself 'how am I going to improve on my mistakes,' as well as set up new and/or improved GOALS for the upcoming month.

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WANDERLUST // GUEST BLOGGER: Kimberly Lauren

I am sure you have heard! The Happy Planner® recently released a new product line and it’s an amazing addition to the brand! The NEW Happy NOTES™ line consists of several notebooks, a variation of paper styles, fun covers and in all three sizes: MINI, CLASSIC and BIG!

I really wanted to come up with a fun way to use the new Happy NOTES™ and this cover gave me the idea to use it as a “Wanderlust” notebook! I love my Happy Memory Keeping™ planner, which is perfect for day-to-day memories, but I wanted a special place for larger photos and more journaling space for my adventures. 

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HAPPY MEMORY KEEPING™ // GUEST BLOGGER: Mandy Heil

When the Happy Memory Keeping™ collection came out last year, I bought everything I would ever need to memory plan. I really wanted to be a dedicated memory planner, but I never took the leap. It seemed a bit intimidating, and I let perfectionism keep me from trying it. I decided to finally give it a shot. I mean, I had a beautiful new memory planner screaming to be used. Once I started I was hooked! I'm still new to it, but I've already learned a few things that might be helpful for those of you still waiting to leap into Happy Memory Keeping™. 

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The Happy Planner® SQUAD

CALLING ALL HAPPY PLANNER® ENTHUSIASTS!

The time has come to put together our 2018-2019 Happy Planner® SQUAD! Yep, we’ve changed the name, and we are changing a few things up. We want YOU to be a part of all the HAPPY! Talk about #SQUADgoals!

The Happy Planner® is looking for ‘Happy Planner® enthusiasts who LIVE and BREATHE all things HAPPY + PLANNING. The Happy Planner® is more than just a product, it represents a community striving to Plan a Happy Life™.

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APRIL HAPPY MEMORY KEEPING® PHOTO CHALLENGE!

I don't know about you, but The Happy Memory Keeping® system is my JAM! I love everything about it. My Happy Memory Keeping® planner has become a space for me to find gratitude. I find so much JOY in planning + keeping my memories. 

Once I have finished memory keeping a month, I always find myself overwhelmed with thankfulness. I regularly look back and think the same thing, "WOW! I did all of THAT?!" It's an awesome feeling.

This positive reaction I frequently experience reminds me of a saying, a sticker that lives on the back of my computer which says, "Gratitude turns everything you have into enough." 

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I AM A HAPPY PLANNER

I am a Happy Planner, not just because I own one, but rather the fact that I've been working in one for the past three years, and it has made me, literally, a HAPPY planner.

I love the dual meaning of this product! I love that when you intentionally invest time into it, you become the title! 

One of the ways you can become a HAPPY planner is by, 1. (For the sake of this blog post) OWNING a Happy Planner®️ - derrrrr. ;) And 2. By taking The Happy Planner®️ and making it your own! The possibilities are truly endless with this system. You just gotta try and think outside the box a bit.

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SPRING BUCKET LIST

Spring is just a few days away! It may, or may not look like it outside of your window. Regardless, it’s ALMOST Spring! 

You see, it’s not because I love Spring so much that I'm super excited about this seasonal shift, but rather the fact that it’s a NEW season, a NEW chapter. We have these AWESOME built-in reminders, reminding us of 'new beginnings', a bit of permission to hit that RESET button.  It’s also pretty stinkin' cool that nature also sees the need to change. Nature hits RESET as well. We should probably take note.

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STEPHANIE'S VLOG - FEBRUARY GOAL CHECK IN

I'm a little late on the check-in, but man-oh-man am I in the groove! 

February was a good month.  It wasn't all smooth sailing. (Bear with me, I like to speak in metaphors and use symbolism to express my feelings. Such a Pisces!)  I had to navigate some rogue waves but I also got to experience some amazing sunrises.  And you know what, I'm really okay with that because that means that I was able to make progress through the tough times as well as the easy days. 

In this month's vlog, I share my progress and also tell you what my goals (and BIG plans) are for March.  So be sure to check it out and let me know what else you want to see or know about my process or journey.  Your support along the way has meant so much to me!  I would love to be able to be there for you too!

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SPRING CLEANING

It's almost SPRING. YAY! I love Spring. It's not too cold and it's not too hot!

I wanted to take advantage of this NEW season to do a little SPRING CLEANING from the INSIDE - OUT. It's my hope that this simple 7 DAY Challenge will give both me and YOU the opportunity to LET GO of the things in our life that no longer serve us. It might be physical, emotional, or mental. Whatever it is, if it's not serving you, LET IT GO.  

Spring Cleaning... It's totally a THING. Each year I grow less organized, and less clean. I am not proud of this. Each year things get a little more crazy, a little more busy. And when all is said and done, I'm left with a mess. Don't get me wrong, I WANT to clean, I WANT to get organized... I even want to go to the extreme to de-clutter and get rid of EVERYTHING. LOL. But don't worry, I'm not going to toss everything in the trash. I literally can't afford that!

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