Anyone who knows me or has read my blog knows I LOVE stationery. Notebooks, planners and pens are some of my favourite things to shop for. I had seen the Happy Planner on social media and then a colleague at work showed me her Happy Planner. It was so pretty and I was completely sold! I knew I
wanted needed one! I love the feeling of a fresh new year and the feeling of hope to be organised and prepared. These planners are definitely a way to help me do that. I thought I would share with you the features and benefits of using this planner. If you are looking for a planner I would highly recommend the Happy Planner.
“Currently this month”
At the start of each month, there is a page that has a birthday section to highlight any birthdays I need to plan for in the month. Then a currently this month section with a list of different areas. There is also a space for notes and any important dates I need to remember. This gives you a chance to track the month ahead. I love having the currently this month, I think it will be interesting to look back at the end of the year and look at what I was interested in and doing in each area each month.
Monthly future log
At the start of the month, after the currently this month section there is a double page spread with the monthly future log. This allows me to write important events, work commitments and appointments in. I then have an overview of my month and gives me a chance to schedule in times for my blog and self-care. Having this log to refer back to means I am organised with planning appointments and I do not double book myself. Each monthly spread has a monthly task section. I have decided this is where I am going to write any tasks/goals specifically blog related. When they are written down there, its my reminder to stay focused and keep me motivated.
Each month is broken down into days and you have a column of 3 boxes for each of the days. I like to not only fill them with appointments, work commitments and events, but also tasks. I usually break all my tasks down and plan the week, so by the end of the week I have achieved everything I needed too. As I recently joined back at slimming world I also use some of the space to right down meal plans, preparation is everything!
At the start of each month there is a tab with the name of the month on, this makes it so quick for me to find the right page I need. Plus they are such a pretty colour and compliment the planner well. Throughout the planner separating each month is a cute picture or design.
I chose the design “Life is Lovely” with flowers, in the classic size for 18 months. I thought the design was pretty. I think the black and white stripes look bold and compliment the cover well.
Fancy a change or want to add pages?
This planner is definitely the most versatile I have seen on the market so far. The unique way the planner is bound together allows you to remove pages to either fill in, add washi tape and put back or remove them completely. They come in all different designs and colours. Mine were grey with cute heart cut outs. But you can also purchase or make your own additional insert pages. There are for example inserts for monthly budgeting and Christmas gifting. All you need is to purchase the particular hole punch and you are good to go to make your own pages! You can even change up your front covers and purchase different designs, which I think is such a unique feature.
The Happy Planner have a Youtube channel and an Instagram account. Stephanie who created the company often will go live discussing new products like stickers books, new inserts for your planners and new planners and their designs. The planners come in various sizes, there is also planers with a specific purpose such as the Student Planner, so there really is something for everyone. I have linked their accounts, in case you want to find out more, or you are hunting for inspiration.
I have bullet journaling for 2 years, so I have decided to try this out for a year and see what I think. However, I have been watching so many bullet journal videos on youtube and I secretly want to fill in my brand new bullet journal I have in my draw too. But I know it will not be productive to have 2 forms of planners. Like the bullet journal where I developed my own themes and styles, I am only starting out this month, so I am excited to develop as the year goes on.
Have you ever seen the Happy Planner before, what’s your favourite planner? I’d love to hear in the comments.
Very pretty cover and cheerful. I like the layout of it too.
Thank you, I love it! X
Britt | Alternatively Speaking says
I’ve been seriously considering picking up a Happy Planner recently as I keep seeing them pop up. They look great!
I would definitely recommend! So many features!
I just saw your planner on Instagram and knew I needed to head over to your blog asap! It is so gorgeous, the flowers and colour theme is super pretty! I especially love the currently this month sections, it’s a great snapshot to see what you are loving each month and would be cool to reflect back on throughout the year. It’s awesome that you can add in additional insert pages as well as change the front cover, I’ve never seen that before – such a unique feature! Thanks for sharing lovely, really enjoyed this post. Your handwriting is so neat! <3 xxx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
I love this planner. I can’t wait to see how my themes and designs develop like with my bullet journal. I am happy with the design I chose. Thank you, says you, your writing is gorgeous 😍xxxx
Lisa's Notebook says
I’ve not heard of this brand before but the planner looks lovely and what an incredibly useful feature to be able to remove pages and pop them back in again too. I wish more planners were like this. I love all the layout options and list areas. It’s really been so well thought out, ideal for bloggers! Thank you for sharing, and all your lovely photos – also agree that no-one ever “needs” stationery, we all just want it! xx
Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com
Yes I want all the stationery haha! 😂 I had seen it on social media a lot and so glad I brought it. Thank you for reading and commenting! 😘xx
Wow, what a lovely planner! It’s so pretty, and I like the additional features, as well as the fact you can add more pages if you need to. I particularly like the currently list at the start of each month, I might incorporate that into my own bullet journal. 🙂
Yes do it!! I think it’s a great aspect and you can reflect at the end of the year. Thank you for reading and leaving a lovely comment xx
Gemma Jayne says
I have not heard of this before, but I love planners, diaries and notebooks so this one is just amazing! I’m definitely going to have a look into buying one because I love the organisation of it. Plus it’s my friends birthday soon and she loves planners as well so could make a good gift! Thanks for sharing xx
Definitely should look into them, they are so useful. Thank you for reading and commenting xx
Deb's Decorative Life says
I love the Happy Planner. The cover is so elegant looking. I love the Tab feature for the months. The inside pages are beautifully colorful. I really like the idea of removable pages. I’ve never seen removable pages in a planner.
I haven’t either I love that feature. Thank you for reading and commenting!
I love that I can take out and add pages! It’s so useful only in the first weeks of using it. But can’t wait for my style and themes to change and develop
It’s definitely easy to tailor it to your needs. They come in so many designs and you can have a vertical or a horizontal layout c
It will not let me comment on your New Year post 🙁
Tessa Freeman says
Such a beautiful planner! I totally geek out over these things as well haha
I love stationery, I can’t help but geek out either. Thank you for reading and commenting x
Can you leave your blog link please
I use this at work and it makes me so happy to stay organized and plan ahead. Love your review – very detailed and inspiring! Keep up the great work!
That’s great! I love these planners. Thank you for your kind words, reading and commenting on my post x
Ene Abah says
I usually make to do lists for the day and tear them once I finish everything on the list. You’ve sold this to me as I can look back on things and get a sense of how much I have achieved over time. I just might be getting myself a planner.
Yeah that’s what I like to do, it means I can put less pressure on myself and see how much I have achieved.
I love so much this idea , I will do it this year! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for commenting
Off a Small Island says
A happiness planner? I must have one! Where’s it from?
It’s from http://www.thehappyplanner.com or you can get them from Amazon 😊
A Lush Idea says
What a nice and cute product. Definitely will give it a try x
Glad you liked it x
I loved happy planning in 2017, I have decided to do another in 2019, just had a year break haha!
my recent post: https://lifeofellabella.blogspot.com/2019/01/my-go-to-natural-makeup-5-minute-makeup.html
This was such a great post! I’m into planning myself, so I’m pretty familiar with the Happy Planner. I’m currently using the Kate Spade 2018-2019 planner I’m I really like it.
Ooo, nice! I love planners and stationery! Thank you for reading and commenting
Thank you! X
Jodi Fisher says
Great article! I love stationary, so I really liked your thoughts on this planner. I never heard of this planner before but it seems like a great one. I grew up as a major fangirl of Lisa Frank stationary!
They are great planners, thank you for reading
Loves your handwriting, neat and clean 😍
Aww thank you!!
Can you send me the link to your blog x
Hello, here’s the link apriladventure.wordpress.com ☺️
Thank you so much!
I’ve seen Happy Planners pop up a lot recently and have been very tempted by them. I love the idea of “currently this month” which I think would be great to look back on, either each month or at the end of the year.
I love this planner, I decided to not bullet journal this year after 2 years and this was a great way to incorporate both. Thank you for reading and commenting!
planned by me says
I recently discovered the Happy Planner and I love it! I also have a Happy Notes journal too. I find it so relaxing to sit down and work on my planner/notebook. I think I got a little sticker happy at one point but hey, I like it!
It’s great isn’t it! Yes it’s so fun isn’t it!