thanksgiving is just about here! that means we can finally start counting down to christmas with a clear conscience, right? here’s how i added a really simple but fun christmas countdown to my classic size happy planner.
with thanksgiving around the corner, november reminds us to give thanks for all that we have to be grateful for. that’s why this month’s planner girl provisions box came with this super pretty gratitude log. to fit the box’s “very vintage” theme, of course, we adapted a popular bullet journal spread with a vintage record motif so you could track your “grateful hits” all month long.
how to fill in your gratitude log
if you’re not familiar with this particular bullet journal layout, here’s how it works:
1. list the days of the month in the boxes of the inner circle.
in a clockwise direction, number the boxes of the innermost circle from 1 to 30 for each day in november. there are 31 boxes total, so you’ll have one extra box this month. if you use this gratitude log for december, you’ll have exactly 31 boxes for each day of the month.
2. list the day of the week in the boxes of the outer circle.
in the next concentric circle, write in the first letter of the weekday next to the corresponding date. m is for monday, t is for tuesday, and so on. does anybody else use r for thursday? ucla did this on academic calendars and class schedules back in my college days. so it just kind of stuck with me!
3. list one thing you are grateful for each day.
fill in the large spaces with a daily gratitude. it can be anything–big or small. for instance, the 6th was my mom’s birthday, so i was feeling especially grateful for her. that’s a pretty major one. a couple days before that, my husband and i saw a screening of willy wonka and the chocolate factory with live celebrity performances at the hollywood bowl. so on that night i felt immensely lucky to be living in los angeles and having world-famous, tourist-magnet venues at my disposal on a casual saturday night.
download your own gratitude log with this free printable!
if you’re a pgp subscriber and want more than just the one tracker you got in your month, have no fear! if you aren’t a pgp subscriber (yet) and want to print your own tracker, we’ve got you covered too! click on the link below to download our exclusive “grateful hits” gratitude tracker.
this planner insert is half the size of a regular sheet of paper. so, it’s perfect for adding to your happy planner or erin condren life planner. you can also punch holes along the side and have it as a fold-out insert in your filofax.
let me know how your “grateful hits” tracker looks in your planner! tag @happyasannie on instagram or leave a link in the comments section below!
well, i don’t want you to miss out on etsy sticker shopping! so, in this post i show you how to meal plan using some half box stickers for the life planner in a regular ringed planner.
and the planner goes to…
rachel f. from wisconsin
rachel, your planner should reach you in about a week. so make room for some happy mail!
want more giveaways?
or are you thinking, “ugh stop with the awesome free stuff already!”? i’m working on a few special treats for the holidays. so stay close for more steals and deals before the end of the year.
did you miss any of these posts?
these past couple of weeks have been crazy for me! if you’re in the same boat, maybe you missed a blog post or two. here they are, just in case:
it’s giveaway time! and just in time for back to school. the #bossbabes over at paper house sent me a gorgeous undated planner to give away to one of my readers. scroll through for a detailed look inside the planner. and for how to enter of course!
my new favorite thing is to decorate the monthly pages in my planner. especially in my hourly erin condren. here’s how i decorated august.
“i own more than one planner. how can i actually use them all?”
it’s difficult not to buy more than one planner! there are so many fun ones out there! so how can you actually put them all to use? most people dedicate each planner to a different part of their life: school, home, their youtube channel.
THAT DOESN’T WORK FOR ME! here’s what does.
the front pages of the erin condren life planner
the beginning few pages of the erin condren life planner can be fun and useful. that is, if you can figure out what to do with them! the two-page goals spread stayed blank all year in my last planner. here’s how i’m putting it to use this time around.
here are your planner giveaway winners!
here they are!
kelsey v. won the vintage floral planner with the holiday planner stickers.
lisa d. won the rose gold stripes planner with the classic holiday stickers.
kelsey and lisa, your planner packages should reach you sometime next week. get excited for happy mail!
so when’s the next giveaway?
if you didn’t win this time, guess what. i’m giving away another fabulous planner next month! so stay tuned for those details.
more planner tips in the meantime
in the meantime, check out some of my best planning tips. happy planning yall!