A friend added me to a co-op group on Facebook for a Happy Planner buy. I have always loved planners but I haven’t gotten one for a while because I have my calendar in my phone. But you can’t always rely on technology can you? I’ve had my phone put events on the wrong days or, worse, the wrong year! The planners were half price so I decided to go ahead and buy one. Since it was a co-op buy, I had to wait for the buy to close, the hostess to place the order and the order to be shipped to the hostesses home before it even was shipped to me. While I was waiting, I checked out the Happy Planner community on Facebook. And I was BLOWN AWAY. There are so many amazing weekly layouts I hardly knew where to begin!
I ordered my planner the week before my youngest son’s second birthday. Since new planners start in July, and it was still June, I found a weekly layout template to print so I could start using it right away. I decided to create my first layout with a Sock Monkey theme since that was the theme of my son’s birthday party. This was a free printable I found on www.ninjamomdesigns.com.
This was my very first layout. Since I didn’t have my actual planner yet, I hung it on the fridge so it was easily accessible.
There are so many free printable layouts, it is hard to decide from one week to the next. Initially, I just printed out the file the way it was from the designer. It works fine except the boxes didn’t fit exactly right. My OCD cares way too much.
Here’s the printable I used for this week:
Then I found a tutorial on how to edit the free printables on the computer using Silhouette Studio. This software is design to be used with the Silhouette cutter, but the software itself is free and does not require the cutter to use. What a game changer!!! But more about that later!
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