Saturday, January 16, 2016

Planners Gotta Plan - Blog Hops with Heart

Welcome to our January Blog Hop - Planners Gotta Plan

If you came here from Stephanie's fabulous blog, you are in the right place!

I am so excited about this theme because I love my planners!
Yep, that's right, I have two that I use frequently.

One is to keep track of everything for my family.
The other is document everything to refer to when I am preserving those memories.
Quotes, funny stories, what we did.
Anything that will help me tell the story when I go to do just that.

That's the one I will be showing you today.
My other one is an Erin Condren planner uncoiled and punched to fit in my Filofax.
I love that one, but am still working on the best way for it to work for me.
It included my to do lists (love that the CTMH rotary stamp has a To Do stamp on it), my appointments for my whole family, grocery lists, goals, etc.

I decided to use my CTMH Everyday Life planner that I got for a bundle for my documenting our everyday.  A journal of sorts.

I used the items that I got with the Planner bundle offered in December, along with the My Crush Everyday Life pages, the Live Your Day Scrapbooking Program (available this month only!) and will be using my page protectors when I get them in my next order.
Be sure to check with your CTMH consultant for the new Everyday Life Planner products.

This is how I start every month.  I got this idea for a CTMH YouTube video.
The cards are from the Live Your Day promotion.
You might notice in the picture above that there are cards that say Birthdays.
I will be using those in my pocket scrapbooking album.
This is more to remind me who needs cards and presents and I can put anniversary dates on there too.

I added a My Crush Everyday Life page in the middle of this week, with important photos on the back of this page.  Since this is where I am documenting memories, I like that I can add photos and memorabilia to this planner too. 

A group photo of my son's Show Choir  and a photo of the poster put on his locker the Friday prior to their Show Choir Invitational and the start of Show Choir season.
I've trained my family well.
Yes, he brings these all home for me to add to our scrapbook.

That's a peek in my CTMH Everyday Life Planner and how I document my family's stories and memories, so that they are easy to recall when working on our family pocket scrapbooking album.

Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to check out Amie's fabulous planner creativity on her blog, if you haven't already.
If you have, thank you for joining us on this crafty planner blog hop!


  1. Yes!!! I was really feeling that I wasn't using my planner "right" by detailing the weekly spread AFTER it happened, lol--but this has made me feel SO RIGHT! I can use the monthly spread for planning--gotta see it all at once. Love how you added the cards with washi! :)

  2. I think we have similar ideas in how we are using our planners! I too use it to record the memories so when I actually get around to scrapbooking them (let's be could be 6mos to a year after I took the photo before I get it on a layout) I will remember what we were doing that day. I especially try to make note if the photos are just random, everyday moments. :) I love how you have trained your family to save that special memorabilia!!!! LOL! Hoping that my son does the same as he gets older!! LOL!

  3. I love the idea of memory keeping as you go...and it cracks me up that you've trained your kids to bring home memorabilia. Way to go! I can really see myself getting into this. Thanks for the walk through.

  4. I loved peeking in your planner!!! You have a beautiful family and shared some awesome inspiration! I do something similar in my Erin Condren Life Planner, so I won't forget what to scrapbook!