Hi! My name is Liana Rivas and just like you, I’m an addict – a planner addict. Before I get into my planner, let me introduce myself. I am 28 years old, recently married (November 04th, 2016!) and a mom to my fur baby, Rogue. I live in Inwood, Manhattan the only neighborhood I’ve ever lived in. I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 13 and am trying to go vegan soon. I like to consider myself a creative person; after all I have a BA from City College for Creative Writing and I’d like to write a novel someday. Aside from writing and planning, I am a big literary fiction geek and an avid reader and I love makeup; I am a big makeup hoarder/aficionado. I would say some strengths I have are: the ability to create sharp winged eyeliner, I have perfected the topknot bun and I can kill it on the dance floor. Some weaknesses of mine are: coffee (I can never say no), I bite my nails and I live in controlled chaos (just fancy talk for ‘I’m messy’).

Now, on to the good stuff – my planner. I am somewhat of a minimalist when it comes to planning in that I can only use one planner for the year – weird, I know. Also, I don’t carry it in anything special, I just put it in my bag and pray for the best. I currently use a BanDo planner and I love it! I started using planners in high school because we would get a new one at the start of every school year and I would fill it up with notes written in different colors, stickers and post-it notes. Later on, I used the Mead planners found in Staples and I loved those too but I knew I wanted more out of a planner, it just didn’t fill me up with joy. Enter Erin Condren. I purchased my first EC (this was back when there was only a vertical layout) and I hated it. I quickly realized I’m a horizontal planner and I can’t think straight/be creative when confined to three vertical boxes (but kudos to you vertical planners out there!). I have a BuJo that I plan to start using soon to track moods, habits, eating patterns and budgetary trends and I’m excited because I have all of the control in deciding my layouts. I look forward to sharing more planner content with you all and hopefully one day, finding planner peace!

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Hello, my name is Rosy. I am a 29-year-old woman living in New York City and I am planner OBSESSED. I have been using planners since I was in middle school, however, it wasn’t until 2015 that I started digging deep into this amazing planner universe. I love everything stickers, washi tape and colored pens. With that said, I decorate my planner whenever I have some down time.

I am currently using my Mini Happy Planner from Me and My Big Ideas (MAMBI) or how its more commonly known, the Mini HP. I used to use many planners but with having a busy start to my year I haven’t had a chance to enjoy my other planners.  I take this planner with me practically everywhere since it’s so compact. Although my other planners are collecting dust, this baby holds everything I need to keep myself in check!

Writing everything down not only helps me remember appointments and deadlines but it also helps me keep track of other things like my boyfriend’s schedule or that most anticipated vacation. Stickers, washi, and colored pens just make it a lot more interesting and fun to adult. The satisfaction of being able to check something from my to do list is one of the many reasons why I love planning!

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Hello Planner friends my name is Patty. I am a born and raised New Yorker, business executive, runner with a busy schedule so it always feels like I have a million+1 things to do. Thus my love for all things Planner related. Since I was in college I have always used a paper planner to keep track of classes and assignments. When I entered the workforce I did the same, keeping my to-do lists in a planner instead of loose paper or post-it notes. It was always a generic planner from one of the office supply stores. About three years ago everything I knew about planners changed when a friend posted a picture of an Erin Condren planner. Like any fellow Planner newbie, I stalked the Erin Condren website until I finally ordered my first planner – gorgeous turquoise planner with my name on it. It wasn’t long until the words washi tape, Etsy stickers, gel pens, and more became part of my every day life.

Fast forward three years later and I have tried quite a few planners: Erin Condren, Hobonichi, Travelers Notebook (pocket and personal size), Filofax, Kate Spade Wellesley and my current love The Happy Planner. I’ve enjoyed them all for different reasons. My current every day carry includes 3 planners: my BIG Happy Planner, a pocket FoxyFix TN and Chic Sparrow personal TN. The Happy Planner is my main planner where I “pretty plan” my weekly spreads and add in appointments, work and personal to-do’s. It’s pretty but functional. The Chic Sparrow personal is my wallet. The insert from Speckled Fawn adds the extra pockets perfect for my ids and cash. I love it because I can still add a few notebooks and make it my planner/wallet. The last part of my every day carry is the FoxyFix pocket TN which has my calendar inserts for the year for future planning, a notebook for daily lists, bill tracker and my checkbook. The last two inserts are printables from Annie Plans on Etsy. I’ve been using this system since January 2017 and it’s been working for me. Luckily I have a big tote bag as my work bag. All my planners fit perfectly in this bag. I’m not super careful with my planners. I use them to help me get things done so they get bumps and scratches but that’s ok. It gives them character and they are definitely loved. I could go on with my love of paper planners…there is also my gratitude journal, regular journals, art journal, and memory keeping planner. But that my friends are stories for a future date. Happy Planning!

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