I was a hardcore bullet journal junkie last time I posted a planner update and I was for about 2 years. Then, this past February I received a Recollections planner from Michael’s for my birthday. And I fell in love. I have used it very heavily ever since. If it’s not written in my planner it doesn’t get done.
I’m still able to use all of the washi tape, stickers, and pens that I love and have collected over my bullet journal years and it works very well for me at this time in my life. Especially with the current chaos. It’s very easy to just open and go. That’s just what I need right now.
Recently my 3 year old decided she really wanted to have a planner like mommy so we wiggled a little bit of room in our currently very tight budget to get her one. They were on sale at Michael’s for just under $10. And my little girl was in heaven.
She now constantly asks me to play planning with her. She also, tells everyone that her planner says Let’s be Mermaids. Totally worth every sacrifice it will take for that $10 purchase. I’ve supplied her with some of my stickers, washi tape, and pens and she keeps her own “planner goodie box ” as she calls it available for use at any moment.
Right now, she doesn’t actually have much to plan, but we sometimes use it to make a list of what she might like to do that day. Usually we use it journal a bit about what she liked or didn’t like in a particular day.
I am so in love with this extra special time together.