Happy NOTES™ meets Happy Memory Keeping®


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. 

I decided to switch out my discs, from MINI to CLASSIC,  to give myself more room for all my pictures that I will store in this notebook. 


I love how that these Happy NOTES™ notebooks have three unlabeled tabs that you can customize yourself. I am going to title mine to match the theme of my notebook by creating different sections that fit my “Wanderlust” theme.

The three sections in my Happy NOTES™ "Wanderlust" notebook will include...

  • EXPLORE - a section for my travel pictures.
  • LIFE - a section for all those memories that are special to me
  • HP SQUAD - a section to document my time on The Happy Planner® SQUAD and as a member!

Splitting these up will help me keep track of different parts of my life and will be so much fun to look back on in the years to come! 


The graph paper in the 'Wanderlust' Happy NOTES™ is perfect for lining up your photos and adding fun stickers all around the images. If you’re not a fan of the graph paper, that is OKAY. Happy NOTES™ line has a variety of paper styles; dot grid, graph and lined!


Below you can see a few different layouts that I created in my Happy NOTES™.

My biggest tip is to just have fun! Use stickers that make you HAPPY and journal a little about each photo.

Since I am not memory keeping in any specific order, I make sure to include the DATE somewhere on the page. I am absolutely in love with my Happy NOTES™ and can’t wait to fill it up with so many awesome pictures to document my journey. 

The Happy NOTES™ collection is currently available in JOANN Stores. The possibilities are endless with these notebooks. I have already heard of and see so mnay clever ideas as to HOW TO use these notebooks. Some standouts include, budgeting, journaling, notes for work, lettering, and important information for your home.

How do YOU use your Happy NOTES™?

I would love to see how you use your Happy NOTES™! Use the hashtag on Instagram: #happyNOTES

I can't wait to see your FUN + CREATIVE ideas!

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