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#PlannerCRUSH – January

#PlannerCRUSH – January

We are so excited to share our first “#PlannerCRUSH” for 2021! In this series we share the planning style of someone in our community that we just can’t get enough of. We are talking about scrolling the IG feed and binge watching all the PWMs. Each time, we will feature a clue along with a few planner pics to see if you can recognize our #plannercrush?  Here goes:

 

CLUE: Planning brings joy to her life….

 

Planner Crush January 2021
Planner Crush January 2021
Planner Crush January 2021
Planner Crush January 2021
Planner Crush January Planner Brit
Planner Crush January 2021

ANSWER: Brittany from @plannerbrit

 

Brittany is a busy wife and mom and enjoys using her planners to keep it all together. Planning not only helps her stay productive and make the most of her days but also find time for what matters most like fun and family. During uncertain time, she leans on her planning to remain focused, stay calm and get her essential tasks done. She use a Petite Daily Planner and a Hourly LifePlanner from Erin Condren to juggle the everyday along with a MäksēLife for goal setting.  But in true planner girl style, she is also trying out the Simply Yours Day Planner and a Bloom Daily Planner in 2021. Brittany enjoys being a part of the planner community and encouraging others to live each day to the fullest.  She recently started a YouTube channel where she shares tips, tools and more along her planner journey. 

For more inspiration, follow Brittany on Instagram and YouTube.

Actually Achieve Your Goals – An Interview with Plan With Laken

Actually Achieve Your Goals – An Interview with Plan With Laken

Back in December, you set some goals for 2021 – but now what? There seems to be an abundance of resources for setting goals and not enough for following through on them. January is almost over and maybe you are feeling overwhelmed already or wondering how to make progress on the goals you set for yourself. The fact of the matter is most people give up on their goals by mid-February. Goals take work, all kinds of work. The kind of work that makes you focus inward and determine what’s important and the hard work it takes to follow through and finish them.

So where do you start? How do you break them down into actionable steps? How do you know which ones to prioritize? How do you hold yourself accountable? How do you pace yourself so you don’t burn out? All of these are important questions and a huge part of making sure you are successful in your goals journey.

We talked with Laken Edwards from @planwithlaken to tackle some of these challenges that come up and stop us from working towards our goals. Laken shares her experience, expertise and tips for actually achieving your goals. Take a listen to our conversation below:

TIPS FROM LAKEN

➡️  Decide what you will prioritize and focus on this year

➡️  Progress happens when you celebrate the little wins and milestones along the way

➡️  Accountability is found when you determine what you need to keep going

➡️  Invest in yourself if it will help you achieve your goals

➡️  Take action, get started and follow through

➡️  Rest is important and necessary

BE INTENTIONAL & TRACKING

The best way to stay focused and achieve your goals is to be intentional with your time and track your progress. Writing your goals down and putting pen to paper makes them seem more real. It can also help with holding you accountable. We all love to check things off, right. There are many tools you can use, the two Laken mentioned are the MäksēLife Goal Planner and the Power Sheets Goal Planner.  Here are a few pictures to show you how she is being intentional and tracking her goals this year.

Plan With Laken
Plan With Laken
Plan With Laken Tending List

ACCELERATE YOUR GOALS

Laken has launched an online course called Accelerate Your Goals, which starts February 1st, to give you tools you need to overcome some of the challenges and road blocks that stop you from achieving your goals. She shared some of the course details in a recent YouTube video on her channel, check it out below.

Get ready to start achieving your goals!  For more inspiration and tips, follow Laken in all the places: 

Instagram

Facebook

YouTube

Patreon

Website 

The 2021 Celebrations Collection from Krissyanne Designs

The 2021 Celebrations Collection from Krissyanne Designs

Cue the confetti…the 2021 Celebrations Collection from Krissyanne Designs is available for pre-order today! It is one of the most anticipated launches of the year. It is designed in collaboration with Cindy Guentert-Baldo (@llamaletters) and features her amazing hand lettering, drawings and the lovable “Steve” character. It is the fifth year of the Celebrations Collection and it keeps getting better and better. It is probably the largest collection of stickers available anywhere and is filled with all the things you need to plan 2021 and celebrate your life. 

Krissyanne Designs Celebrations Collection

The Celebrations Collection is an all encompassing collection of functional, fun and decorative stickers that can be used in your planner throughout the entire year. It includes a sticker for just about any holiday and occasion you can think of and some you probably never thought of.  The collection comes in a signature Krissyanne Designs binder (can be purchased without binder) and contains more than 1,000 exclusive stickers with 24 celebration themed sheets (2 extra this year). The color scheme this year is a rainbow palette with a mix of soft, bright and non-traditional hues. Of course all the sticker sheets are printed on that magical removable Krissyanne Designs paper.

 

WHAT’S INSIDE:

1/2″ Pink Krissyanne Designs binder

2 Celebrations sampler sheets

9 sheets of dated holidays for 2021 (special months & days)

10 themed sampler sheets (all four seasons, Happy Birthday, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and New Year’s)

1 sheet of months and functional accents

 

Additional matching sticker sheets will be available for each of the themed samplers throughout the year but Valentine’s Day will be available at launch. Sampler sticker sheets for religious holidays can be purchased as add ons to the collection as well.

Krissyanne Designs Celebration Collection
Krissyanne Designs Celebration Collection
Krissyanne Designs Celebration Collection
Krissyanne Designs Celebration Collection
Krissyanne Designs Celebration Collection
Krissyanne Designs Celebration Collection

There are three fun sets of die cut stickers and a new acrylic desk stand with 2021 calendar cards launching along with the collection. Each set contains 12 large die cut stickers that can be used in your planner or anywhere else you want to have a decorative accents. There is a set of calendar months, a set of seasonal/holiday “Steve” stickers and a set of the cutest “Steve” character themed stickers (ie. Planner Steve).

Krissyanne Designs Celebration Collection
Krissyanne Designs Celebration Collection

LAUNCH DETAILS: 

The collection is available for pre-order January 22 at 12 CST until January 26 (while supplies last). The first 150 orders will get “fast pass” on shipping (5 – 7 days). Also if you include one of the unique codes from the launch team (which can be found on Krissyanne Designs YouTube video) you will receive a FREE “Steve” keychain with one of the exclusive designs. There are 12 fun options to choose from, so check the launch team social media for peeks at these adorable keychains.

The video below is a live walk through from Kristin of the entire collection:

Get your fastest fingers ready!  

Planything – An Interview With Amber van Blitterswijk

Planything – An Interview With Amber van Blitterswijk

We are so excited to share our next “Planner-preneur” with you!  In this ongoing series, we share an inside look at people from our community that have poured all their creativity and inspiration into a “planner-related” entrepreneurial venture. This month we are talking to Amber van Blitterswijk, founder of @planything.

Planything

A little over three years ago, Amber decided to follow her dream and start a business based on her love of all things paper and planning. What started out as a side hustle in snail mail blogging has turned into a full time job creating and selling planning products. Living in the Netherlands, it was not easy to find all the latest products. So in 2017, Amber decided to open her first business, a small online shop called Paper District, which sells craft supplies, papers, stickers and planners from some of her favorite brands. Then in 2020, she decided to take the plunge again, start another brand and go full time on her passion. She created the monthly planner subscription box, Planything, which has become a favorite piece of happy mail for planner lovers internationally. Designing a new box each month certainly keeps Amber busy but she loves spending her days creating, connecting with fellow planners and seeing how they use the products she makes. 

 

We talked with Amber about following your dream and becoming an entrepreneur.  Take a listen to our chat below:

PLANYTHING BOX

The Planything website and first subscription box launched in May 2020. Although it has only been a few months, Amber has created over eight custom themed boxes filled with fun and decorative planner products. Each box contains a variety of coordinating products and includes anything from sticker kits to papers to planner covers, punches, pouches, pens and more.  In addition, she offered the first Planything Advent Box that was shared by several content creators on social media during Vlogmas. The latest box, which is on sale now, is called Happy Spring and features a mix of beautiful watercolor florals and Easter themed illustrations. The boxes can be purchased as a subscription or a one time purchase.  Amber works very far in advance to make sure all the products are produced and shipped in time to use seasonally in your planner.  In the new year, she hopes to add new products and possible “mini boxes” themed for specific holidays. 

Here is a look at some of the recent subscriptions:

 

Planything Happy Spring Box
Planything Happy SPring
Planything Happy Spring
Planything My Year To Shine Box
Planything boxes
Planything Advent Box

Amber does an unboxing of each Planything subscription box on her Instagram and YouTube channel.  Here is a closer look at the new Happy Spring box. 

GO WILD MERCH

This month, Planything will also be releasing merchandise for the upcoming Go Wild Conference. Amber has designed fun stickers, washi and more with the signature Go Wild colors and logo. Products will be available on the website starting January 15th. The planner community is something she is very passionate about and has made several new friends since launching Planything. She looking forward to attending the next Go Wild Conference in the U.S. as well.

Planything Go Wild Merch
Planything Go Wild Merch

We know Amber will continue to create great products and are so excited to see what is to come for Planything in 2021! 

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