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.
Hi there! My name is Brittany...helpmeet to T.J. and homeschooling mom to 5 little blessings. Memoirs Of A Good Thing is a ministry that is cultivating encouragement, support, and faith through the testimonies of women! Read more about my journey and the Memoirs of a Good Thing ministry here!