Friday Freebie: “Fishies”

Hi friends! Another Friday, another Friday Freebie. 😄

I couldn’t think of a less blah name than “Fishies” but lucky for you, this kit isn’t at all blah! I’ve been craving the water lately (even my mini-vacay to Florida hasn’t quenched the longing 🌊), so this week’s freebie planner sticker kit makes me happy.

I hope it makes you happy too! I adoooore the colorful fish and iridescent bubbles (don’t they look like pearls?) featured in this kit.

I did the thin washi strips a little differently this time (they’re the same pattern instead of being two different ones) because I’ve been getting a lot of requests for it. I really appreciate feedback from you guys because not everyone plans the same way and I want to make my freebies as universally usable as possible. 😊 So please continue to tag me in your posts! 🖐️ @PaperHoard

To download, click HERE! You’ll be taken to my shop where you can add and checkout with the set for free! Just be sure to print the PDF at 100% scale or it won’t be sized correctly. Happy planning!

Friday Freebie: “Harbor Town”

Hi planner friends! I’m in a bit of a rush today because I’m getting ready to go to Florida in less than 24 hours for a much needed vacation 🏖. I’ve been traveling more than usual for work lately so the good news is that most of my things are packed (in other words, still unpacked from my previous trips 🤐). The bad news is that I’m jet lagged and I still need to do the laundry, make sure work-related issues are taken care of, etc.

“Harbor Town” is the name of this week’s freebie kit and it’s… kind of ironic that I made this weeks in advance in anticipation of my trip. (Note to self: don’t book a trip to Florida during the rainy season ☔ ) Although it looks like I won’t have a chance to go sunning–because the forecast is saying no sun! 😞–, I can still plan like I’m chillaxin’ on the beach 😎.

I hope you’re having a beautiful day, regardless of what the weather is like!

Click HERE to download the kit! You’ll be taken to my shop where you can add and checkout with the set for free! Just be sure to print the PDF at 100% scale or it won’t be sized correctly. And remember to tag me on Instagram @paperhoard if you decide to use these stickers! 💖

Friday Freebie: “Golden Girl”

Hi friends! This week’s freebie kit is a little different from the ones I’ve been making. Instead of illustrations I went with photorealistic textures in soft blues and gold. I really like how it turned out and hopefully you do too!

I normally write a little blurby thing here but my brain is completely pooped. I got back from New York on Wednesday & currently headed to Atlanta so I am beyond jetlagged. Soooo without further ado:

Click HERE to download this kit! You’ll be taken to my shop where you can add and checkout with the set for free. Just be sure to print the PDF at 100% scale or it won’t be sized correctly. Please tag me on Instagram @paperhoard if you decide to use these stickers! I love seeing my stickers in action! 💖

@PaperHoard Giveaway Reminder!

I’m in New York for a quick work trip but I wanted to remind you about my planner giveaway! 🎁 There are a total of SIX winners with one grand prize winner, and multiple chances to win, so enter before it’s too late! The giveaway ends on the 31st.

To enter:

  1. Follow @PaperHoard on Instagram and leave a comment
  2. Tag a friend in this post AND/OR repost! for extra entries
  3. The above + Follow @Diarying on Instagram to qualify for the Grand Prize!

Good luck & happy planning! 😊

Friday Freebie: “Fairy Tales” + Shop Announcement

Hi friends! It’s another Friday Freebie~

This week’s kit is fairy tale themed, replete with dragons, a pouty little princess, crowns, and a verdant castle landscape.

Click HERE to download! You’ll be taken to my shop where you can add and checkout with the set for free! Just be sure to print the PDF at 100% scale or it won’t be sized correctly. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @paperhoard if you decide to use these stickers! 💖

In other stickery news, I’ve officially gone into business! I’m making functional stickers that are perfect for daily use. Because they’re simple but eye-catching circular icons, they can be used with any type of planner (from Erin Condren to bullet journals). If you’re like me and you prefer to keep a clean spread for work planning, I think you’ll get a lot of use out of them!

Oh, and did I mention? You get an additional 12(!!!) glitter dot stickers with each order.

I also have a fitness icon set available and I’ll be adding on more functional icon stickers to the line, including sets specifically for studying and for work, in the coming days!

You can purchase them HERE in my shop. Use code: DIXIESEOUL for 10% off your entire order, it’s not restricted to just stickers. If you decide to purchase a jewelry item your shipping is free! (But do excuse the mess because I’m doing some major remodeling on Sunset45.com right now 🙊)

As always, happy planning! 😘

 

Obeying Your Planner

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The first rule of planner club is: Obey Your Planner. The second rule of planner club is—well, you know where I’m taking this dated pop culture reference. 😋

In all seriousness though, obeying your planner is THE cardinal rule of effective planning. A planner is a tool and like all tools, it’s only as effective as the wielder is. You can have the best planner in the world and more washi tape & stickers than you can shake a stick at but if you don’t use it correctly, you’re in the same boat as you would be with a Dollar Tree planner (not knocking those, btdubs, I used a $1 planner all last year to track social media work I did for a client and it worked fine).

So let’s chat a little today about how to obey your planner!

1. Your planner is your boss.

For me, it helps to think of my planner as a work log I need to present to my boss. If I don’t finish something that was scheduled, I literally punish myself. Whether it’s by cutting my “fun” budget, running an extra half mile that night, or skipping dessert, I need to experience a tangible repercussion. Especially because I’m my own boss, it’s too easy to roll tasks over to the next day without immediate consequences, which is a dangerous practice to indulge in.

2. No excuses.

When you have a difficult boss, you either quit or bite the bullet to get the job done. Even when your boss makes demanding requests, you do the task at hand. As long as it’s not impossible or damaging to your well-being, you should stay committed to your planner like it’s your job. My personal planning mantra (–is that a thing? Let’s make planning mantras a thing) is: “If it gets written, it gets done”.

3. Make it a habit.

I’m a flaky person by nature. It’s not that I mean to be, I just tend to get distracted way too easily. Over time, however, I’ve developed the habit of committing to my planner. It’s the first thing I look at when I wake up and the last thing I look at before going to bed.

Habits don’t develop overnight. Mine is the result of keeping a planner since the 3rd grade. If you’re just getting started with planning, or if you haven’t been able to stay dedicated your planner, force yourself to open your planner at least once a day. The more you look at it the more you’ll find yourself using it. Over time, checking in with your planner will become a daily habit.

4. Make it fun.

Because I treat my planner like it’s my boss, sometimes I resent it. On super stressful days I become irritated simply looking at the endless to-do lists and project notes. Your planner shouldn’t be a source of misery and if you constantly feel hassled by your inanimate planner, try to make it fun!

This is the part that you’re probably most familiar with. Decking out your planner’s pages with stickers, motivational quotes, or even writing down a gratitude are all ways to make planning an activity rather than a chore.

5. Never forget your Reason.

Why do you go to work/school? Why do you put up with a difficult boss or teacher? It’s because you have a good reason. The same applies with using your planner. If you’re committed to your reason, you’ll stay committed to your planner. Some planner girls like to create vision boards or write down a list of goals to stay focused. Both are great ways to get inspired and stay motivated.

Do you have any tips or tricks to getting the most out of your planner? Or maybe you’re having some difficulty staying committed, I’d love to hear from you too! What kind of planning problems are you running into?

Friday Freebie: “True Love”

Hi friends! I hope your weekend is off to a great start 😄

This week’s free planner sticker set is my favorite to date. I’m a happy camper any time there’s glitter involved and this weekly kit has it by the ton. How adorable are the little hot air balloons, btw? I liked them so much I decided to use them as blank date markers and sprinkled throughout the kit.

Click HERE to download “True Love”. You’ll be taken to my shop where you can add and checkout with the set for free! Just be sure to print the PDF at 100% scale or it won’t be sized correctly. Happy planning!  💖

& don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @paperhoard if you decide to use these stickers! I’d love to see your spread. 😊