Friday, December 1, 2017

Planner Love!

Eeek! Can you feel it? 2018 creeping up on us? It's right around the corner, and I can't believe it's December already!

Who has an Advent calendar going? We have several in the house -- two LEGOs, a Marvel mini Character, and I'm waiting on my 12 Days of Ulta Beauty to arrive after CyberMonday.

But we're here to talk planners? Now, I've always kept a paper calendar. With teaching, my kids' schedules and book deadlines and conferences ... yeah! It's a must to see everything happening in a visual format.

That said, it was only a few months ago that I jumped on the planner bandwagon. If you know me, I don't swear to have the crafty-gene. Nope. No way. That said, I do like to have fun, especially with stickers.

Here's a look at my December madness:

I REALLY wanted to do a 12 days of Christmas countdown, but after doing one for Halloween in October, and dealing with the clutter madness! I thought better.

Enter to Win

Anyway, as part of this hop I'm giving away some sticker goodies!

Enter to win these stickers and notes.
Please tell me either what you really like about planners, or what you don't, and leave a valid email addy (you can put in spaces to avoid spam-bots). Shipping is U.S., and the winner will be chosen at random on Dec. 16. (The hop runs through Dec. 15.)

Thank you very much to Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup and Lauren at Shooting Stars Mag.  Make sure to visit the other stops on the hop!

Happy planning!

Louisa Bacio


  1. Hi, Louisa. I've just started using a fairy inspired coloring bullet journal. We'll see how that works. Have a great 2018!

  2. Not a entry as I'm not US based. But I totally agree with your thoughts on stickers!

  3. like the organization

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  4. I like being able to see all of my appointments.

  5. Thanks for joining in! I love planners, and I'm not the craftiest person for SURE but I do really like decorating with stickers and the like. :)


  6. I have a unicorn planner that I need to go back to not neglecting.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  7. Love advent calendars!

    Hmm, I first started using planners when I was a teen. My mom had one for work and I decided I needed one so that's what I got for my birthday. It was all about the cover, the shaded pages, colorful tabs, and color pens and page clips back then. I am so onboard with all the new snazzy implements and planner options these day though my favorite planner is my binder with monthly and weekly spreads and notepages beside my lined journal where I get much more creative.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    sophiarose1816 at gmail dot com

  8. I love planners. I use them all the time and for everything. I don't think I would get anything done if I didn't use planners as a way to organize myself and everything I do!!!


  9. Perfect timing! I'm looking for my 2018 planner. davisbk121(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. I've always kept lists, but never used an official planner. I think it's time to start. I know it will make it easier for me to stay organized.

    1. Jana,

      You are the official winner here! Congratulations. I'll send you an email to see where to ship your prize!


  11. I like having everything together in one place...between my work schedule, my home business, the kids' schedules and the boyfriend's schedule, we have so much going on that I have to keep it written down so I don't miss anything.

    brookeb811 at

  12. I have 3 kids, 3 houses, 8 animals, 2 jobs and my book blog. What I like about my planner? It organizes my life, in fact, I think it sustain my life. :) Thanks for the amazing giveaway.

  13. I love planners because they keep me on task and they help me remember things. I am so forgetful, but with the help of my planner I get it done! emilyjoydrake at gmail dot com

  14. I love planners, because it is something physical that I can hold in my hand. I love that I can jot down notes on a whim or a doodle. I love that I can see what needs to be done in one shot.

  15. This year passed by so fast!! I love using my planner to stay organized and on top of all the stuff I'm supposed to be doing. :P Those stickers are super cute--thanks for the giveaway! My email is fairyburger (at) gmail (dot) com!

  16. Sweet stickers! I actually don't have a planner yet....maybe I'll win one in one of these hop giveaways? Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com