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: “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! 😘

 

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. 😊

The Myth of Planner Peace

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I recently wrote a guest blog post for Diarying.com, an adorable stationary store that sells affordable planning supplies and cute stationery with FREE(!) global shipping on every order (use my coupon code PAPERHOARD15 to save 15%). It’s the tale of how I was the worst bullet journaler in the history of bullet journals, if you wanted to read all about my fails.

Writing about my history with planning got me thinking about the idea of planner peace. It’s an elusive concept that many of us in the planner community chase after, and while some claim to have it I think it’s quite telling that the same bloggers who write about “finally reaching Planner Peace” end up writing another post about “finally reaching Planner Peace” a year later.

What the Hell is Planner Peace?

For the uninitiated, the idea of planner peace is simply this: the vague idea that a specific planner setup will bring total harmony and balance in your life. Having the perfect planning system will make you eat better, work better, laugh better… Basically, it’s like achieving nirvana via a planner.

It’s an attractive promise and a compelling one because it’s seemingly feasible. I’m a strong believer in the life-changing magic of keeping a planner and I’m sure many people who start planning quickly realize the benefits of having one. Once the gears are in motion it’s not too far of a stretch to start believing that a planner can perfect, not simply change, one’s life.

Planner Peace is a Lie.

Maybe there really are people who have achieved planner peace. There are certainly many (many, many) better people than myself. But I just don’t buy it. Mainly because I don’t think that temporary planner compatibility = Planner Peace.

Often the excuse for “losing” planner peace is that circumstances have changed, but you shouldn’t have to toss your old system and buy five different planners because you’re going to a different school, switched career paths, or started a family. What’s the point of reaching planner peace if you’re forced to search for it time and time again?

So What IS the Point?

Life is dynamic, constantly in motion, and a planning system should adjust and grow with you. By disavowing the search for planner peace I’m not suggesting that no one should ever experiment with different planners or setups. I just think that it should be a rational search for a functional tool rather than some mythic quest for the Holy Grail of planners.

I make small adjustments to my planner all the time and in the past year I’ve been using three different planners to help manage my increasingly complicated life. I can’t lay claim (and I can’t ever see myself claiming in the future) to achieving planner peace but I get my work done and I never miss appointments. I don’t know about you but that’s good enough for me.

@PaperHoard 2k Planner Giveaway!

Hi friends! I reached 2k followers on Instagram a few days ago and wanted to host a little giveaway as a THANK YOU(!!!) for all of the love and support. I have a pretty stressful work life and the #plannercommunity is my happy place. I can’t imagine being without y’all, I’d probably be on my third heart attack by now 😂 (No but srsly 💕).

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The giveaway IS open internationally and there will be a total of SIX winners, and one Grand Prize winner!

Each winner will receive a curated package that includes:

• 1 personal size ring-bound planner
• 12-month planner inserts + extra dividers
• an assortment of cute pencils & pens
• an assortment of washi(!)
• an assortment of STICKERS, including samplers of PaperHoard stickers*
• a full size Mienn fragrance oil

The GRAND PRIZE winner will receive all of the above AND:

• $10 gift card to Diarying.com
• 6 Innisfree sheet masks
• an assortment of sticky notes
• designer paper clips
• a statement necklace from Sunset45.com

*I’ve gotten a lot of messages about when I’m going to be setting up my sticker shop and it’s happening! Soon, my pretties…🤞

So, here’s how to win:

  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!

Pretty simple, non? 😉  The giveaway will run from July 10th to July 31st. Good luck!