In My PP: February/March 2017

Ok, so I wasn’t planning (no pun intended) on doing another planner post right away. But with how things have been going for me, it’s just kind of the way things worked out blog-wise! So I hope you don’t mind having another planner post so soon! I do have more paper crafting projects to share very soon, so hang in there!

Because today is the start of a new month, I thought it would be appropriate to give you all a look at the monthly view in my Passion Planner. So here is what February’s layout looked like after the month ended!

And here is what my March layout looks like before I add to it throughout the month with notes and ideas.

You’ll notice on the bottom of the right page, there’s space for you to create a Mind Map of a “Gamechanger” for the month. That space is basically a spot for you to draw a mini Passion Plan for one specific item from your yearly Passion Plan that you created at the start of your planner. I love that section, as it allows me to pick a goal for the month and break it down into actionable steps I can take to achieve that goal. I haven’t filled out this month’s Mind Map just yet, but I know what I will be focusing on!

Another great feature of the Passion Planner that I love is the Monthly Reflection pages at the end of each month. These pages pose questions that make you think about the month you just completed and how you can make the next month different, and hopefully better, by reflecting on what did and didn’t work the previous month and what you can do to be more effective and productive. Here are my reflections for February going into March.

And before we go, I just wanted to share the exciting news that I am a Spring Passion Planner Representative! Woohoo! So I get to share more about Passion Planner and how amazing a tool it is in a more official capacity! I’m so excited! And it means that you can get a discount on the fabulous Passion Planner by using my rep code! So if you’ve been wanting to get your own PP, now is the time! Head over to the Passion Planner website and use my code to get 10% off your purchase!

Want to know more about what makes the Passion Planner unique? Or do you want to see a blog post about a specific aspect of the Passion Planner? Let me know and I will be happy to share more with you.

Meet Passion Planner

I am so ready to dive into the world of planners and decorating them. I can’t wait to talk about what I use to decorate, how I do my layouts, and why I use my planners the way I do. But before we get into all that fun craziness, I thought it might be a good idea to first tell you more about the planners that I use and why I love them so much!

So today, I’d like you all to meet the Passion Planner!

Meet the Passion Planner

The first time I heard about the Passion Planner (PP) was actually when it was on Kickstarter. I never did jump on that first chance to buy a PP, but  I was still intrigued with the unique layout of the weekly pages and how it integrated questions throughout to get you focusing on your specific goals as opposed to just writing down tasks and to dos. My curiosity with it got the best of me at the end of last year and I finally purchased an undated, compact-sized PP. Since then it has quickly become my absolute favorite planner that I have ever owned (and I’ve owned quite a few planners!).

Weekly Layout from the week of February 12th

The weekly layout is one of my favorite features of this planner. Each day is broken down by time slots so that specific times of the day can be marked for appointments or tasks. I love this type of breakdown as it gives me a good perspective of what I need to do and how much time I have available to do it.

I also love how there are spaces to write down my focus not just for the week, but also for each day. I don’t always utilize these spots (though I really should), but I love that it’s there for me to use and remind myself of what I really need to accomplish each day. And there are plenty of spaces to write down lists such as To Dos, work tasks, or other items. I like to write down my tasks and to dos in specific time slots to give myself a sort of deadline to get them done, so I use the “Personal To Dos” and “Work To Dos” areas to write down notes, project ideas, or to draft tentative blog post schedules. And the Space of Infinite Possibility available each week is a great space to sketch out ideas, brainstorm,  journal some thoughts I’ve had, or stamp/write down inspirational quotes.

Weekly Layout from the week of January 22nd

But my absolute favorite feature of this planner is the constant focus on your goals. In the first few pages of the PP, there is a section where you can create what they call a Passion Roadmap. You start by making a wish list of what you’d like to do or be or have in the next 3 months, one year, three years, and your lifetime. From that wish list, you take one of those goals and create you Passion Plan, mapping out what steps you need to take to accomplish that goal this year. I honestly thought I’d just skip over these pages and use the planner as just a planner. But when I actually sat down and did the wish list portion of the Passion Roadmap, it really got me excited to think about all the things I’d like to gain or accomplish in the near future! Things like having my very own website, starting an encouragement project, or buying into Disney Vacation Club. It didn’t matter how frivolous or ridiculous the goal or desire. I just wrote it down and started to think about ways I could reach that specific item. And I realized, it all really is possible!

My Passion Roadmap:
Wish List and Passion Plan

For my Passion Plan, I decided to focus on my one year goal to SHINE. I wrote about this goal in a previous post and I am still working hard to follow each step I set up for it. I try to integrate different steps into each month’s or each week’s focus. And it’s easy to assign specific steps or tasks to each week or month thanks to the spaces provided on those pages just for that purpose. There is the constant integration of steps from my Passion Plan to the monthly or weekly layouts, and I love that it regularly reminds me of my Passion Plan and what I am working towards this year.

If you’ve never heard of the Passion Planner or have been on the fence about purchasing your own, I hope this post has given you a better idea of what it’s like and what sets it apart from other planners. This planner has become such a vital tool for my everyday life and I want to share how it can be the same for you. If you’re still not sure about it, check out the Passion Planner Story on their website and see how this planner came to be.




If you’re ready to purchase your own PP and get started on discovering and working towards your greatest passions, then purchase yours here. And make sure to let them know I referred you by using my rep code JACQUELINE10 at checkout! It will even save you 10% on your purchase 🙂

Love Notes Planner Clips

Honestly, I can’t get enough of those tiny envelopes you can make using the Love Notes Framelits Dies from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog. I mean, how can you not love the miniatureness of it all! They’re just so cute!

When I made the first couple of tiny envelopes, I immediately knew that I had to glue them onto paperclips to make some little bookmarks.

Guys, these are seriously the easiest little planner clips and bookmarks to make! Just cut the envelopes from any fun paper you want and assemble, glue onto a paper clip, and now you have your own little clip for your planner or current read! These would make fabulous gifts for planner addicts (like me!) or book lovers that you may know. So make sure to keep this type of simple project in mind for the next time you’re stumped on cute gift ideas! These could also make really cute embellishment for other projects like cards or gift tags. Really, the possibilities are endless.

Now to raid my hoard of designer series paper and make a bunch more of these for all seasons and occasions!




If you’re not into DIY, you can shop these and other planner clips in My Etsy Shop!

My Name is Jackie and I’m a Planner Addict

As a normally Type A personality (I’ve lightened up a bit over the years…haha), I have always had a need and an affinity for planners and agendas. I wouldn’t have survived college without my student agenda to keep my class schedules, work schedules, and assignment due dates organized and in one easy place of reference. Even after college I used various planners to keep track of my work schedules and other random things I had going on. Yeah, I actually had a social life back then, LOL. I don’t think I’ve ever gone through a time since I started college that I wasn’t using a planner or agenda of some sort. Even when I started working from home, I used simple planners to plan out project ideas or to keep track of Mr. Moose’s work schedule. They just make me feel sane and give me the false sense of order and organization in my life.

Source: Facebook

These days my life is more hectic and busier than ever. Mini Moose is in kindergarten (did you see that?…KINDERGARTEN!). Mr. Moose has his own side business he does with a friend. Baby Moose is still keeping me on my toes here at home. And I’m trying to turn this year into my best year ever. So needless to say, planners definitely still play a huge role in my everyday life.

But there’s a problem with that. You see, I’ve fallen into the deep hole of planner addiction. It’s not just a matter of simply writing things down in my planners anymore. Maybe using different color pens to color code different schedules and tasks. No. That’s not enough anymore. That’s not nearly enough! Now, I need to use stickers and washi tape and paints and pens and pencils of all types to not just write stuff down, but to MAKE IT LOOK PRETTY!

My planners and just a fraction of my planner supplies

Yeah, I’ve definitely got a planner problem now. And I’m not afraid to admit it! Honestly, I never thought I’d fall down this planner hole. I’ve been following planner accounts on Instagram for years, thinking to myself “Gosh, that looks so pretty. But I’d NEVER waste my time doing all that work!” HAHAHAHAHA!!! I was totally kidding myself!

Weekly Layouts from January 22nd

And I have to say, I’m so glad I was wrong! While I’ve always loved having a planner and writing things down, going down this planner addiction hole has completely changed the way I utilize my planners and it’s actually helped me to have better focus on what tasks I need to accomplish each week. It might be hard to believe, but sitting down for an hour or two every week to decorate my weekly layouts gives me a chance to relax, enjoy some creative time in my planners, and really concentrate on what I need to do that week. If I’m going to write something down, I want to make sure it’s important and something that I know I can and will accomplish. And since I’ve started using my planners in this way, my productivity has shot through the roof!

Decorating planners is definitely not for everyone. But for me it has become an amazing creative outlet that I want to share with you all. So you will be seeing weekly blog posts showing more of my planners, how I decorate and use them, and some tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way to incorporate more creativity into a simple planner. This is just another type of paper crafting that I can share with you and hopefully offer you some inspiration in your own craft!






It’s been almost three years since I’ve written a post. THREE YEARS!!! That’s quite a bit of time to go on a hiatus of sorts. But if I’m going to be honest, it was really more like three years of me getting distracted by other things. Motherhood was a huge distraction, of course. I was still adjusting to being a mom of two little ones. And then I got distracted by other business endeavors, thinking I could make some good money quickly and “easily”. But I won’t go into detail about all of that stuff now. Let’s save that topic for another day!

My point is that I got distracted. I got dragged away from something that I truly love doing. But over the past year, I realized that I was missing this part of my life. The creative part. The crafty part. The expressive part. The part of my life that was 100% totally and genuinely me! So this year I made one single resolution for myself: SHINE!

SHINE. That word had been bouncing around in my head for the better part of 2016. So I knew it would be playing a vital role in this new year. I prayed over it, thought about it, talked about it with a friend. Shine. How could I take this little word and put it into action in my life? Thankfully, I recently discovered Passion Planners and my first PP helped me take that word and focus it into meaningful actions I can take throughout the year. I created what they call a Passion Plan and it has given me goals to work towards this year and I’m already well on my way to achieving many of them!

My 2017 Passion Plan

You can see my Passion Plan breakdown in the photo above. I’ve gone into pretty good detail about how I want my life to SHINE this year. I want who I truly am as a person to shine through, not only in my crafts, but in my everyday life. And I want to be a light in these times that just seem to be so dark and depressing for many. I want to encourage. I want to offer hope. I want to bring smiles. And I hope to do that all through my paper crafts and through my social media presence.

I have some big things in store for 2017 and I pray that God uses My Paper Moose as a unique and uplifting light to shine on many people throughout the year. I hope you will SHINE with me!