My Day Planner Set-Up for the New Year

Fail to plan, plan to fail. 

It sounds extreme, but I would literally be a sitting duck without my planner and completely forget what I needed to get done on a given day! I am all about planning + goal-setting, and today I am sharing my new planner set up for 2016 that helps me get it all done. 

I had been wanting some more flexibility, customize-ability (is that a word?) with my planner, so when Day Designer announced they were releasing an A5 binder style planner, I knew I had to make the switch. 

Click below to watch my planner set-up video that helps me stay organized + run my business: 

I should note that I also use Google Calendar to block out my schedule so that clients can see easily when I am available and book with me. I balance back + forth between the digital and physical planning, but a paper planner is what I love to use most! 

What do you use to stay organized? It's definitely something that I nerd out on. My friend Mo also got these new A5 pages, and when we met up for coffee this week, we totally had fun comparing our planners and the different ways we set up + organize them :) 

The Day Planner I Use to Stay Focused on My Business

In September of last year, I switched to a new planner after using the Day Designer for almost a year. 

The Day Designer was crucial for my goal setting in the beginning months of my business as an artist, but I felt that it was time for a change. Enter: The Mon Cahier Journal by Poketo. 

This planner has been so useful to me because I can stick it in my purse and take it on the go. My business doesn't only exist at my desk. I am often working at coffee shops, meeting with clients, or painting in a home or retail space. This planner has suited me so well for keeping track of my work on the go. 

Click below to watch my updated planner video:

Like I said in the video, I'll actually be switching planners again. I am a firm believer that you need to set up a system to work for your needs, so that's what I'm pursuing by switching to an A5 planner. It will allow me to have more functionality by adding custom pages + carry around more supplies like pens and stickers. I will be sure to film a video of that set up once I get it in the mail!

Thanks so much for watching! 

DIY_Studded Planner

another little DIY with what else? studs.

i wanted to do a project with studs on something other than clothing, and i thought my new planner for school would be rad because of the black leather. this literally took me 5 to 10 minutes to make while i ate lunch today.

check out my past tutorial here for the most secure way to attach studs to fabric or leather, and enjoy your new school style!

all you'll need is a planner (leather or fabric will get the best results), pliers, and studs. i opted for some smaller studs for this smaller scale project, and i pulled them off of a belt that I thrifted at the Goodwill for a dollar.

can't wait to use this baby for my first day back on Tuesday!