The Happy Planner

My Happy Planner

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Note: I was not compensated in any way for this post. I found a planner that I loved enough to buy and I wanted to tell you about it.

Do you have a planner addiction like me?

I am constantly in search of the perfect planner. The one that I love, love to use and look at, the one that keeps me organized.

I thought I had found the perfect one when Martha Stewart and Staples came out with the ARC, but I was never able to find pages that worked for me.

About a week ago, I got into one of those ADHD fueled obsessions – you know what I mean – and I went in search of the perfect planner. Again.

After hours and hours of looking, I found one I liked and ordered it. The one I ordered – just last week – Good Things Are Going to Happen – is already sold out. I happen to think that the other ones available are cute too. And by the way, the site said 7 – 10 days shipping, but it was way quicker than that. A pleasant surprise!



The planner that I am talking about is The Happy Planner from Me and My Big Ideas. Isn’t it pretty?

Here are some of the things that made me choose it, in no particular order:

  • It’s an 18 month calendar, starting with July 2015 and running until December 2016. The fact that this obsession started right around the end of June made it that much more attractive.
  • I like the fact that it is a disc bound system. My other planner used discs too and I really like them more than rings or spiral bound. It’s easy to add or remove things. And look how cute they are! I have to say that played into my decision as well. Turquoise! And hearts!

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  • I also like the tabs, pictured above the discs. Tabs are always a must, and cute colored ones – even better!
  • The planner’s size means that there’s lots of room to write and I’ve got space for extra things like a to do list or a shopping list. The size (7.75″x9.75″) is a little large and because it’s an 18 month planner, it’s thicker too. Of course, with the discs I could easily remove as much as I wanted to make it thinner, but it’s still bigger than my other planner. The problem was solved when I realized that I rarely carry my planner with me, so the bigger size doesn’t matter.
  • As An ADD Woman, I respond well to visual things like color and design. All of the pages are colorful and pretty, with inspirational pages here and there.




  • I also like the fact that Me and My Big Ideas sells things to go with your planner. I bought those cute inspirational stickers when I ordered my planner. I love sticking them here and there on different pages of my planner.
  • If you look closely, you can see on the bottom of my weekly page that we had tacos and guac last Wednesday for dinner. Each day is a column with plenty of room to write and it’s divided by morning, afternoon, and evening. That’s enough for me; I don’t need one with hours of the day on it. (I like to keep track of what I make for dinner so that I don’t repeat things too much and so I have ideas when I get stuck.)

I’ve been using this planner for a little over a week now and I have to say that I am very happy with it. It makes me smile every time I look at it! 🙂

My one criticism? I would love to have a clear plastic bookmark to add to my planner to keep my place! Right now I am using a giant turquoise paper clip!

Be sure to check out Me and My Big Ideas. You may find something that you love!

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Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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