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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!

how my fitbit changed my sleep schedule

February 20, 2017
Happy As Annie Blog Post How My FitBit Changed My Sleep Schedule

even though i consider myself a morning person, i don’t always keep up with an optimal sleep schedule that allows me to wake up with the sun, ready to tackle my day. in fact, lately i’ve been having a lot of trouble waking up, and i don’t always feel like i had a restful enough sleep. a couple of weeks ago, i started wearing a fitbit flex mostly to give myself a wake up call (pun intended?) about how little exercise i’m getting, but i became fascinated with the sleep tracker aspect of it. here’s why:

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Purchasing a Planner

February 13, 2017
Happy As Annie 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Planner, whether a Filofax, Michaels Recollections Planner, Erin Condren Life Planner or Happy Planner

what’s the right planner for you?

finding the right planner for you can be more difficult than you think! trust me. i’ve had (and still have) various sized filofax planners, an erin condren life planner or two, a happy planner, the new mini-happy planner, a purposeful planner, a day designer, and more!

if you saw my happy planner update video on youtube, you know that just because a planner is GORGEOUS and you are head-over-heels in love with how it looks doesn’t mean it’s going to be the most useful tool for planning your life.

maybe you’re in the same boat. or maybe you are overwhelmed by all the planners out there! if so, here are 5 questions you’ve got to answer if you are ever going to reach planner peace:  Continue Reading

webcrawl wednesday: 15 Productivity Books Guaranteed to Spark Action in 2017

February 1, 2017
Happy As Annie Webcrawl Wednesday 15 Must-Read Productivity Books Guaranteed to Spark Action in 2017

books to help with productivity

if you’re a typical planner girl like me, you’ll love productivity & pretty’s must-read list of productivity books.

even more books to help get your sh*t together

my personal favorites are getting things done by david allen and the checklist manifesto. if you want even more suggestions, check out my own list of more productivity and planning books.

webcrawl wednesday: 10 things you do NOT need to be happy.

November 2, 2016
Audrey Hepburn photo with quote success is not the key to happiness happiness is the key to success

{albert schweitzer’s words of wisdom next to the great audrey above.}

what do you need to be happy?

i’ve been working so hard lately! blogging, Planner Girl Provisions, and teaching have got me like whoa! whenever i feel overwhelmed, i tend to start questioning my choices. i question day-to-day choices (do i blog about planners tonight or do i grade some of these student papers?). but i also question my life choices (what would life be like right now if i had never quit my job as a lawyer?).

what DON’T you need to be happy?

i came across this great blog post about what you DON’T need to be happy. it helps put things in perspective! let me know what you think in the comments below.