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Planner | Week 10

Planner | Week 10

Hey, guys. You may not know this about me, but I like to use my planner. 😉 Okay, bad mom joke. But seriously, I love this thing.

So a little backstory for this week’s spread. The other day, Emma was talking about how she wanted to see a butterfly and asked if we could go to the zoo to see them. I explained to her that butterflies live out in the wilds of suburban Bay Area too, although we rarely see them. In fact, I can’t recall the last time I saw one fluttering around our neighborhood. It’s been very wet and rainy and cold this winter, so that may have had a factor.

Then it got me to thinking about how much I am looking forward to the Springtime with actual SUN and FLOWERS and GREEN. But then I started thinking about how I’ll need to run to Costco to stock up on my allergy medication because the Spring is also when my nose turns into a runny faucet. THEN it got me to thinking about how I want a chicken bake.

My brain goes on a weird trip sometimes.

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Planner | March and Week 9

Planner | March and Week 9

Hear ye, hear ye! It’s March’s planner spread and I’m in love.

I’m also plopping week 9 in here too because they are themed similarly. I found this sticker pad at Hobby Lobby during Christmas time and I just love it.

Confession. I’ve always loved stickers. When I was young, I collected stickers. Also gel pens. (Remember mom?) Well, I used to not use the stickers I loved the most. I just kept them catalogued, unused, and sitting there. Over the past year or so, as I’ve been using my Blessed Is She planner more intentionally, I’ve realized that those stickers I LOVE and ADORE should be used! I mean what’s the point of them sitting in the sticker book?

My planner, stationery, and sticker obsession is something I enjoy for no other reason than they are pretty and beautiful and I should actually USE them.

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Planner | Week 8

Planner | Week 8

Well, at SOME point, I promise to post about something other than my planner.

But truthfully — can I be honest with you — I almost have too much stuff going on in my head that it’s hard to write about it. Do you ever feel that way? Like, there is so much to digest and talk about and work through that your mind shuts down and you can’t articulate any of it?

I am going to the Blessed Is She Shine retreat this coming weekend (yayayay!!) and I’ll be spending some time in Eucharistic Adoration and I’m hoping to unpack a lot of muh feels with the Lord Himself.

Speaking of the Shine retreat? Is anyone else going? I am heading to the one in Phoenix this weekend but there will be others this year including Kansas City, Nashville, Houston, and Ireland. There will be a couple of other locations I think, but those have not been announced yet.

On to the planner! I have some adorable “journaling doodles” stickers that I wanted to use so I paired them with some washi and voila! I also used some travel themed stickers for my trip at the end of the week.

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Planner | Week 7

Planner | Week 7

(and other Blessed Is She good news!)

I’m not going to lie, I love Valentine’s Day. I have never had that *shakes fist in the air* angst about love day. I know it is super commercialized and that it legitimately bothers people that the feast day has been hijacked, but I can’t help it. I love LOVE.

The seemingly endless winter can leave us listless and craving sunshine, so this holiday falls just when I am so sick of the dark winter nights that I can’t take it anymore. It is restorative! It is PINK AND RED threw up on everything! It’s candy! It’s love!

Okay, calm down Samantha.

This week’s planner spread is inspired by — to no surprise by anyone — Valentine’s day!

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Planner | Week 6

Planner | Week 6

Okay, okay, OKAY! I promise at some point I won’t talk about how much I love my planner every single day. But today is not that day. MMKAY. Well it’s week six in my planner and I was super busy with family stuffs this weekend so I whipped this planner spread together quicker than I normally do. And you know what? I am digging it. I put the pressure on myself to make fast design decisions and I am glad I did. (And I sound like I’m on some HGTV show but who cares, I’m a #planneraddict and I’m not afraid to admit it.)

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