Planning in 2017 with The Happy Planner

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I am assuming just about everyone has heard of the Erin Condren Lifeplanner. I think of it as Trapper Keeper meets Lisa Frank, but for grownups. I just aged myself. (Any 90's kids around?) Anyway, Google it if you have somehow missed it. But come back here because I am about to share some bargains.

Last summer I became convinced I had to have one, but just wasn't willing to spend that type of money. Fifty dollars for a planner, even if it is personalized, feels like a bit much. When you add the cost of stickers it just became way, way too much. So I found out about The Happy Planner being more affordable. I ran out and got one. Since then I have been hooked. I know a lot of people are planning and organizing at the beginning of the year, so I wanted to share some these fun finds and deals.

1. Use your 40% of Micheal's coupons. 
That's how I purchased mine. When I am near Michael's I run in and use my coupon to buy some new embellishments. 

2. The deal's awesome. 
Right now (1/18/17) this planner is under $20 on Amazon. Click HERE to check it out. 
It is an 18 month planner that goes until the end of December 2017. When I bought mine I had a few months that were already past and I use those months for other things (blog info, bill stuff, jotting down notes).

3. Start with a value pack.
There are tons of great stickers out there, but grab a value pack to start out. I have the first one (color story value pack) , but the second one is the watercolor value pack. If I buy another it will be that one. 

Color Story Value Pack
Water Color Value Pack

Just look at some of these in the Color Story pack.

I am going to share some of my favorite Youtubers,Etsy shops and my own planner soon.
Let me know if you have any planning stuff on your blog, instagram, etc. so I can check it out.
Thanks for stopping by Off The Vine!


  1. Love this planner! I've been really utilizing mine now that I'm back at work and its so nice! Have agreat day! xo

  2. Trapper Keeper kid right here! Lol! I went down the Erin Condeen road a few years back. It's cute and all but not life changing. I do want to check out the happy planner now. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Yes to the Happy Planner! I got one at Hobby Lobby for $18 bucks. This is my 2nd year to use a Happy Planner and I love it. The Hello Life planner is the exact one I bought this year. I love the mint and gold together. What a great idea to use the months that already passed for note taking and blog planning. That would keep everything in one place and make it so much easier. I think I will make a run to Hobby Lobby today to get some more embellishments!