In My PP: April/May 2017

It’s been a crazy past couple of months since Littlest Moose was born. Of course, he’s been taking up most of my time. It’s been hard to find the time to sit down and craft. But one thing I’ve been sure to do is to continue with my planner. Not only because it keeps my mind and my days somewhat organized, but also because the one or two hours I get to take each week to do a spread provides a great opportunity for me to just relax and focus on the coming days and what I need to get done. It’s kind of like therapy that I can do for myself one night a week after the kids have all gone to bed.

Warning: This is a VERY image loaded post! But I hope that some of you can find inspiration in how I do my layouts. And perhaps some of you can find encouragement in seeing that even though things get written down and planned, they don’t always get done. But I write them down anyways to remind myself of what can be accomplished if I push myself and do my best. So here you are, my weekly Passion Planner spreads for April and May.

Since Littlest was born, I’ve kind of ignored the time slots in my Passion Planner. It’s hard to stick to a very specific schedule with a newborn who does what he wants when he wants. So I’ve been covering up the times with washi tape and dividing each day into “subject blocks”. Under each subject I write down to dos or appointments so my days still stay organized, but I’m not restricted to completing tasks in a specific amount of time. This layout has been working out fantastically for me. Give it a try if you don’t like dividing up your day by the hour.

Same concept with the subject blocks, but I mixed them up just so the colors can kind of be all over the place. I didn’t really like it though, LOL. Oh, and I started adding a habit tracker! Helps me make sure I complete certain tasks each day without having to write it down everyday. And no, I don’t always write in the dates. Mainly because I forget. Or I’m too lazy.

Watercolored spread inspired by the Jane Davenport washi tape I used.

This week was the week my family took a vacation to Walt Disney World. We vacation without a schedule, so I decided to do a little memory planning for this spread. This was so much fun to do and I love having pictures to look at to remember our trip.

No washi tape! Less bulk, but still functional the way I need it to be.

Another “no washi” spread.

Back to using washi tape. Because FLAMINGOS! And I love the monochromatic color scheme for this particular week.

So tell me, which spread was your favorite? What do you think of my “subject blocks” replacing the time slots? I hope you found your own planner inspiration in this post! And if you decide to do a layout like this in your own planner, make sure to share it on Instagram and tag me (@mypapermoose) so I can see!

2 thoughts on “In My PP: April/May 2017

  1. Annie says:

    I love your layouts- so organized and also with such bursts of color and contrast! Keep up the good work, I’ll have to stop by here more often for inspiration 🙂

  2. Jacqueline says:

    Thank you so much for stopping by, checking out my post, and leaving a comment! I will be posting my weekly spreads each month, so definitely stop by again!

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