Monday, December 5, 2016
Haul: Stickers from Brandys Shop!
This isn't exactly a Black Friday/Cyber Monday haul that I asked about in one of my Stop & Chats, but it arrived during that time so I'm going to rope it in with those other posts. LOL
Brandy's Shop is a sticker shop that specializes in stickers designed to correspond with the layouts of several commonly used planners such as the Erin Condren Life Planner and the Happy Planner from Me And My Big Ideas. I bought from them in late September and fell in love with their weekly kit style, so when they had a sale in early November I jumped at the chance to further stock up.
Let's get straight to it!
First off - the weekly kits!
Spread Your Wings
Purple Passion. I also picked up a washi strip page for this kit, just to see how it works out in a spread.
Thanksgiving. Yes, this arrived after Thanksgiving. Yes, I'm a little peeved, because I wanted this to be my Thanksgiving spread. Yes, I'm saving this for next fall. LOL!
On to my functional sheets!
I picked up a weekly habit set (I'll use two/week for my morning/night skincare), house icon (any house issues that arise that I need to document - no electricity in guest room, for instance), two asterisk icons (miscellaneous tracking), and a pet foot sheet (for petsitting!).
"Gas"/fire icon. I'll use it for when I write down how much our gas bill was.
A scale icon - I intend to use this to symbolize that I cleaned my stove top, since that's what it looked like to me.
Weight icons - for tracking when I throw a fit and hurl all of our possessions out the window like they're weights! It's a great workout! I kid, I kid, it's just to track my workouts.
Present icons to track presents and things. I used it to symbolize shipping off all of our Christmas presents on Friday.
House icons - just in case I don't have room for the other house icons I bought and still want to track something house related.
Oven icons - for baking, or for a deep clean.
Cell phone icon - I need to text/call so-and-so! Or "Hey, so and so got in contact with me and we talked."
Heart icons - because I like hearts and they looked cute. LOL
Washing machine - because I'm really bad at doing laundry and I would like to keep track of when I wash my clothes.
I feel like this is such a silly post at this point. I want to explain all of the intricacies of what I refer to as decorative planning, but I don't want to hijack this post. I don't want to scrap this post and work on a general "this is my planning story" post because I don't know how I would go about it at this point, or whether it's even something that needs to be written about. On the other hand, I get incredibly excited when I think about explaining this little world to you guys. Did you know that the Happy Planner is set up to more easily take pages out and add pages in, while the Erin Condren Life Planner does not? The trade off is the HP can seem more cheaply made and has issues with pages almost coming out while the ECLP keeps its pages in order. Did you know that Michael's Recollections came out with their own planner that is incredibly similar to ECLP but only a fraction of the cost? Do you know the difference between a horizontal and vertical layout?
Bah, I think I'll go ahead and work on a little beginner's post. Because I want to and it makes me happy and excited, can't you tell?! LOL!
Did you know about this niche world? Do you think it's weird? Do you have your own planner or planning system?