Southern Belle in Training

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September 18, 2015

Why The Happy Planner makes me happy.

Top: c/o Aerie // Jeans: American Eagle Outfitters // Scarf: LOFT // Bracelets: c/o Urban Peach Boutique // Agenda: c/o me & my BIG Ideas

     I feel like I have hit another big "blogging milestone." I have finally gotten a second agenda for all things blogging! It feels like such a huge relief to be able to keep everything to do with my blog separate from my school and personal life agenda- everything in one planner was getting to be too overwhelming! I have been loyal to Lilly Pulitzer agendas for school for the past few years, and they're definitely great for my school schedule. But for my blogging organization needs I knew that I needed a different and more detailed type of agenda!

     Enter The Happy Planner from me & my BIG ideas! (First off- how cute is the name?! The Happy Planner!) It is an agenda that is full of large spaces to write down everything your busy schedule (perfect for gals like me who have big and messy handwriting), bolded dates, days of the week and even times of the day, and most importantly, it's cute and totally customizable! The Happy Planner shop on me & my BIG ideas's website is filled with tons of agenda sticker options, changeable covers, insertable folders, and even more adorable accessories to make your planner absolutely perfect for you! 

     Take a look at the darling (and generous!) package that I received from me & my BIG ideas- so many fun goodies were inside! 

All items c/o me & my BIG ideas

     This past week, I finally started using my new blog agenda. Honestly- I don't know how I made it through three years of blogging without having a separate planner to write down all of my blog ideas, to-do's, and reminders! With my school agenda, I only ever write in black ink since I'm usually in a rush at the end of class, but with this planner, I decided to write different blogging tasks in different colored gel pens! Ex: sponsored posts are in red, fashion/lifestyle posts are in purple, and e-mails that I need to send are in royal blue.

     I have been writing out my week in blogging first in all of my gel pens, and then going back in and decorating with all of the cute stickers that me and my BIG ideas sent! 

     I am absolutely obsessed with my me & my BIG ideas The Happy Planner, and I will probably be purchasing one for next year since I love this one so much! If you are interested in purchasing something from the me & my BIG ideas online shop, be sure to use my discount code!! HCANNALIESE will get you 20% off anything from me & my BIG ideas through 12/31/15! In addition to their planners and planner accessories, there are tons more great items in the store, including gallery wall art!! (I was sent this as well, but am saving pictures of that for my senior year dorm room tour post, which should be up sometime next month!)

     Be sure to also check out me & my BIG ideas on Instagram @meandmybigideas and @thehappyplanner for lots of fun updates! (And hashtag #TheHappyPlanner if you get a Happy Planner of your own!)

     Have you heard of me & my BIG ideas before? And if you're a fellow blogger, are you currently using a separate agenda for blogging?

     xoxo Miss ALK

     This post was sponsored by me & my BIG ideas and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own, and all items gifted are marked as c/o. Thank-you for supporting the brands that support Southern Belle in Training!



  1. Love this! All the decoration ideas make me giddy!

    Courtney//As We Stumble Along

  2. Having a blogging planner has become totally revolutionary for me!
    I have one for work, one for grad school, and one for blogging now.
    I can't help but have everything all separated, kind of ridiculous I know.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. I love all the gold! That planner is so cute! I love all the fun stickers.
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  4. I've never heard of that agenda company before but I am so intrigued. I am pretty loyal to Erin Condren but the happy planner looks so...happy! I have to check it out!

  5. I'm obsessed with planners. This one looks so cute! As of now, I combine my blogging and school stuff in one planner but I might need to expand to two different planners soon

    Meet Me in Midtown

  6. I have a blog planner that I use occasionally (when I actually blog, that is) and I love being able to see a month's worth of posts at once!

  7. I've never heard of this before but it's always exciting to get new things! I really need to find a way to keep my blogging organized. Maybe I'll consider this!!

    My Pop of Color

  8. I've never heard of this before but it's always exciting to get new things! I really need to find a way to keep my blogging organized. Maybe I'll consider this!!

    My Pop of Color

  9. Such a pretty planner!! I am loving the stickers too! What a fun way to stay organized!

    xo Ashley

  10. This is adorable! I love decorating and using my Erin Condren planner & this one looks kind of similar :)

    xoox, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  11. Oh. Em. Gee. I might just have to get this planner!! So cute and fun.

    xo //

  12. I always love seeing how bloggers organize their blog life, so I absolutely loved this post! I will have to check out the Happy Planner :)

    PS - You look so cute, as always!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  13. I love your planner. I need to get more organized with my blogging editorial calendar.

  14. I love this planner! It's so much cuter than the Erin Condren and those stickers ahh :)

  15. That agenda is SOO cute, glad to hear that it's working well for you!!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

  16. All planners make me happy lol but this one comes with stickers? The cutest!

  17. This is so freakin' amazing! I really need a second planner for blogging; I've just been using Google Calendar for now, but I love actually writing things out!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  18. I'm loving my Happy Planner too! Creating a separate blog planner is so necessary! I use mine for TCD too :)

  19. I love my Happy Planner. It's seriously a life saver. I'm using mine as a "home" planner!


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