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March 22, 2017
Happy As Annie Webcrawl Wednesday: Is Meal Planning For You?

what is meal planning?

meal planning consists of planning recipes ahead of time and grocery shopping accordingly in one fell swoop. first, you save time by planning your meals in advance and not worrying about dinner every night. you also save money by buying only what you need for those meals. and, you’re less likely to waste food because you’re buying everything with a meal plan in mind.

why i started to meal plan

all the meal planning videos on youtube made me think it wasn’t for me. i don’t have kids. so how difficult could it be to interestingly and affordably feed me and my husband?

pretty damn difficult, it turns out! we’d run out of ideas for dinner and resort to take out and delivery almost nightly. when we did grocery shop, we bought whatever looked good without a real plan. the result? lots of waste! the wasted produce alone drove me nuts.

on top of that, my doctor just gave me a few dietary restrictions. so, the time was ripe to get serious about our meals!

more info on meal planning

the kitchn has become one of my go-to blogs for all things food related. it has a great beginner’s guide to meal planning. check it out and let me know if it helped you out!

Happy As Annie's Webcrawl Wednesday: The Kitchn's Beginners Guide to Meal Planning.

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Happy As Annie Meal Planning: A Beginner's Guide

my new 2017-18 happy planner

March 20, 2017
Showing off the newly arrived 2017-2018 Happy Planner in Modern Marble

i ordered my modern marble 2017-18 happy planner from the me & my big ideas website the very first day of the launch. i couldn’t wait yall! my impatience was rewarded with the fastest shipping ever, so there’s that. here’s a look into my brand new happy planner:

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get it girl: the undated mini happy planner

March 9, 2017
Happy As Annie Mini Happy Planner as Blog and Social Media Planner

the “get it girl” mini happy planner

i picked up the undated “get it girl” mini happy planner from hobby lobby awhile back. i use it for blog and social media planning, and it’s working quite well!


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what’s so special about this one? it’s undated!

michaels carries several mini happy planners too, but this undated version is exclusive to hobby lobby. (right?! let me know if that’s not actually the case.) do dated planners ever make any of you nervous? they definitely make me a bit nervous, so i jumped at these no-pressure, undated calendar pages!

what’s your verdict on undated versus dated planners? are undated inserts more convenient or a pain? let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

the Planner Girl Provisions subscription box turns ONE this month!

March 3, 2017
Home Page for Planner Girl Provisions Subscription Box Website

Planner Girl Provisions’ first birthday!

our planning and stationery subscription box, planner girl provisions, turns a year old this month! can you believe it? what started as just feeling out how a few boxes a month would do on my little etsy  shop has taken on a life of it’s own!

thank you!

so, i just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who has joined my #plannercommunity. whether you’re a PGP subscriber, a HappyAsAnnie loyalist, or just an occassional browser on this blog, thank you! thank you! scroll through below for a little trip down our subscription box memory lane.

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Planner Girl Provisions Subscription Box March Theme Reveal

February 24, 2017
Planner Girl Provisions Stationery Subscription Box

first, an update on the march box.

we are packing the march Planner Girl Provisions subscription boxes with planner stickers, sticky notes, writing instruments, and more as we speak!

the reveal of the march box theme

here’s a tiny hint on this month’s theme:Planner Girl Provisions Pastel Logo Pencils with Trendy Cactus Thank You Card

not too much to go on, i know, but i have to preserve SOME of the surprise! (psst: try instagram for more photos). any guesses?

the theme is GARDEN PARTY! march is all about spring, growth, florals, and pastels, so we thought a garden party theme for this month’s planner stickers and other stationery goodies would celebrate all of that perfectly!

we want to hear from you!

let us know when your box arrives in the comments below or on the Planner Girl Provisions facebook page. happy planning!