HIPMP: How I Pimped My Planner (2014 Edition)

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HIPMP: How I Pimped My Planner (2014 Edition)

If you’re a notebook/planner/journal lover like me, finding the perfect planner feels like a “mission.” Bookstores, department stores, grocery stores (SM Hypermarket carries a few!) – I scouted them all fervently for a 2014 planner like a mom searching for her long-lost daughter. The pricier ones (P400 and above) were quickly dropped out of the race (for obvious reasons), as with cheaper ones that I found to be inconvenient to use (too small, cluttered layout, and my other personal biases). I even looked for printable planners online and have bought papers to have my choice printed. But at the last minute, as in today, I decided, why not just pimp a planner?

So I got one for P250. Pretty good deal, yes? This one’s notebook-sized, acid-free, and comes with an expandable inner pocket.

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My sticker collection is still alive, waiting to be used again, so I thought it’s high time they serve their purpose in a major project.

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I didn’t have a particular concept for the cover, but just to fill it with good vibes-inducing words and images. For stickers that had blank portions, I put my own quotes on them. Then using a gold gel pen (yearssssssss old but still working), I colored the 2014 inscription for more pizzazz. ;)

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To liven up the bookmark, I tied a phone charm I got from a friend. A little addition that I think goes a long way in terms of adding personality to the planner.

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Here it is, the final product, my labor of love!

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I’m all giddy with the outcome. You don’t need to shell out your entire allowance to get a pretty planner because you can do the prettifying yourself! What’s even better is when you already have what you can use to accomplish this. :)

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