Why You Need A Planner for Your Life

Merry Christmas!

I hope you had a wonderful week celebrating the birth of our Savior and spending time with family and friends! We totally relaxed on Christmas Day because we have a VERY big week ahead with Second Christmas (with all of my siblings, parents, nieces and nephews, 23 of us in all!) and my brother’s wedding.

With all of that in the last month of the year, on top of participating in the Christmas program at our church (8 performances as well as numerous rehearsals since August), schooling my children and running the blog, I’ve really been feeling the need for a planner in my life.

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I’ve never really had one, besides one I used in high school and college to keep track of my assignments, but my life has gotten BUSY recently. I have a simple command center in my kitchen with our monthly whiteboard calendar, but I need to be able to schedule things out further. I also need to include blogging ideas and other items that don’t need to be included in the family schedule.

I went to Michaels just before Christmas to get a few last-minute gifts, and saw that their planners were 60% off, so I stopped to take a peek. Guys, I found the perfect planner. I’m not going to go into all the details just here, because I’ve made a video and linked it below so you can see the planner in action.

This is my first video ‘unboxing’ if you will, but I’m super excited about it; it’s just so much nicer sometimes to see something in person instead of just the written word.


Basics About the Planner

  • 7.5 inches by 9.25 inches
  • 174 pages
  • 384 stickers
  • 1 pocket folder
  • 1 clear zip-top pocket
  • Stiff laminated front and back covers
  • Monthly divider pages
  • Monthly and weekly calendar pages
  • Metal spiral binding


If you are totally stumped on what planner to get, you should totally check out this Ultimate Super Bundle shown below. Using this bundle, you can print out your own planner, exactly the way you like it. You could even mix and match the items you like from each one to get a totally customizable planner just for you. Like the pretty stickers and graphics that store bought planners come with? We’ve got those, too. There’s really no excuse for not having a planner you absolutely love. Check it out today, because this bundle won’t last forever! (6 days, it’s only going to last for 6 days!)

Want to know what else is in the bundle? (Because there’s alot!) Check out the video I made fan-girling about it all, and see what all is included. You won’t regret it!


  • Krysten December 27, 2016 at 12:39 am

    I love planners and that one looks great.
    Thank you for showing us through the video!
    I might have to go to Michaels and get this one.

    • Rebekah @ My Circus My Monkeys December 27, 2016 at 6:45 am

      You are so welcome! I love Michaels, and they had a great selection!


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