Are you looking for a planner and trying to save money at the same time? Try making your own!

The New Year is peeking its head around the corner and with a new year comes new goals, outlooks, and mindsets. For 2016 I wanted to get more organized and decided to look into getting a planner. All of the ones I saw were either too expensive or just wasn’t what I was looking for.

I wanted my planner to be personalized to my liking so I decided to make my own. I made Pinterest and Google my best friend on finding out what I needed to start and to look up a few ideas. Once I had my mind made up I made a trip to Five Below, the Dollar Store, and A.C. Moore. My purchases consisted of:

Five Below: 

  • Paper Clips: $1
  • 2 packs of Binder Clips: $1 each.
  • Posted Notes: $1

Total: $4.32

Dollar Tree:

  • 2 packs of Colored/Glittered Paper: $1 each.
  • Gel Pens: $1

Total: $3.15

A.C. Moore:

  • Sketch Book: $5.99
  • 3 rolls of Glitter Tape: $1.99 each.
  • Glitter Board (for cover): $0.99
  • Glue Roller: $4.99
  • Note Pad: $1.00

Total: $20.55, Grand Total: $28.02

I made out pretty good with supplies and the totals include taxes. Everything else that’s in my planner were printable that I found on Pinterest or google. Take a look at my DIY planner ideas board for printable’s and other ideas. There’s also a more detailed explanation on what I did and the supplies I used in this video below. As far as sections that you can include in your planner here’s some ideas:

  • Monthly Focus, Monthly Reflection, Monthly Budget Goals/Plan, Daily Expenses, Things to Do, Blog Calendar/Focus for each month, Inspiration (can include pictures and quotes you come across), Finances, a section for Notes, Diet & Exercise, Travel Planning, Housekeeping, etc. The list can go on and on but it will all come down to what you want to focus on and have organized in the New Year.

If you have any questions feel free to ask me. Happy Planning! Find out what works for you.

I’d love to know what your sections are and what you’re including in your planner this year.

Thanks for reading, Be Blessed & Stay Humble.


Posted by:breyanaa

Just a small girl in a big world chasing an even bigger dream. Philly girl trying to make a difference in the world. Why not start with a blog right? So enjoy while you’re here. 19 years young attending Temple University just trying to make it out and share my journey along the way. It’s rare to find females who still value themselves and possess morals and goals in this day and age but there are a few who still exist. I was given the gift to live, write, and feel free to express myself and so. . that’s what I’ll do. Welcome to my world, welcome to my life. Feel free to take a window seat and watch how it unfolds. Feedback is appreciated. I’m here to help, motivate, and share pieces of myself. God bless and best wishes. "There is an inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself, who knows she is capable of anything that she puts her mind to. There is a beauty in the strength and determination of a woman who follows her own path, who isn’t thrown off by obstacles along the way. There is a beauty about a woman whose confidence comes from experiences; who knows she can fall, pick herself up, and move on."

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