Why Do You Plan?

If you keep up with the crafting trends then you may 
have seen the flood of Planner Decoration in the past year or so. 
At first I did not understand the need to "plan". 
I am a stay at home mom, I home school, I write poetry. 
Nothing requiring me to "plan" it out.
 But then, I decided to decorate a binder and use it to "jot down" my to do list. 

Long story short.... I am now hooked. 

To answer a few FAQ'S. 
1. Why do you decorate your planner? 

I like to have a reason to use up all my supplies. 
There's only so many cards a girl can make before she 
gets tired of a certain paper pad. It allows me to use my 
supplies on something other than the usual craft. 

2. How much do I spend on planning supplies? 

I don't buy much "planning" specific supplies. 
I use papers that are mainly used for scrapbooking and card making. 
I used stamps. 
I use a few sticker packs that I just LOVE. 
So about 75% of my "planning supplies" are things I have had already. 
So maybe $10 on average. Each month or two. 

3. Does decoration your planer serve any purpose, other that just being pretty? 
Yes. At first it was just fun. Something to do. But now
I can truly say that I get more done each day now that I'm writing it all down. 
I actually want to go in my planner to see what I am doing that day. Because its pretty. 
I love checking it off. Adding the "you can do it" sticker down. You know?

4. How do go about decorating a planner page. 
 I treat it like a card or scrapbooking page. 
I use what I like, I find a color scheme and I go for it. 

 So, If you are looking into getting a planner get any one you like. 
I use the My Prima Planner. 
Get any supplies you like. 
I love companies like Crate Paper, Prima, Amy Tangerine
If you have stamps...use those! Get out the old ones. 
Have fun. 
Who knows? You may even get stuff done while you're at it. 

Thanks for spending a few moments with me today. 

Xo, Netra