The plans of the hard worker lead only to plenty, But all rash haste only to poverty.
I was browsing Pinterest one day when I came across this adorable printable. I knew it would be the perfect planner theme for mom's birthday week. My mom has a seemingly large obsession with dogs. Think Mr. Muggles from Heroes...Ok, maybe not THAT extreme but you get the idea. So, needless-to-say, when I found this free printable, I snatched it up right away.
I would seriously decorate my planner every week even if I had absolutely nothing scheduled. There is something about the creative element of it that is so therapeutic for me. I really enjoy planning out the themes and watching the spread take form. This week I was really pleased with the way it turned out, but not for the reasons you might think. I tend to like my...well everything...to be structured, uniform, and to have an overall flow to it. The weekly spreads for my planner are no exception. This week, however, took a surprising turn. It ended up being a hodgepodge of colors and patterns that typically sets off a chaos and disorder alarm in my subconscious. It's...fun and full of personality. Which not so coincidently sums my mom up perfectly! So, without further ado, I will show you how I did it.
If you are curious where to get this printable you can find it here. The lady who created it offers a lot of very cute and creative printables on her website...and they are all free! So, I start by cutting each box and sticker with my trusty rotary cutter. If you have a fancy cutting machine this step will be much easier for you.
Once I have everything cut the way I want, I lay my boxes out as I plan where I want to put them.
Then, I start gluing them down. A lot of times it ends up looking way different than it did when I laid it out but that's all a part of the creative process right? Once I had everything glued down, I felt like it was missing something. That's when the explosion of colors and patterns happened. I pulled out some stickers I had purchased from the Dollar Tree and BAM! I couldn't stop myself. So, I may have sort of been trying to fill empty space, but the important part is that I enjoyed the process and ultimately liked the way it turned out. And this is the final product! Happy Birthday Mom!
I hope you enjoyed planning with me!
Much Love and Many Blessing,
The printable used in this post is property of www.victoriathatcher.com.