March 2017 Plan With Me

17I can’t believe we’re already three months into 2017! Time keeps flying by and it doesn’t seem to slow down at all. There’s a reason they call it March Madness! As always, I’ve been busy with work while trying to balance blogging, working out, social life, and my personal wellbeing. Like I said before, I was more successful at keeping consistent with my blog content. Switching back to the Erin Condren Life Planner (ECLP) might have played a part in improving my blog content and scheduling. And for my March 2017 Plan With Me post, I used my ECLP. Check out how I used my ECLP to stay organized!

March 2017 Plan With Me

March 2017 Plan With Me

Monthly View

March 2017 Plan With Me

Just like the ban.do agenda, the ECLP starts each month off with decorative artwork followed by a monthly page view. So far, I have some (but not all) holidays and bill due dates filled in. I also use the monthly view to plan and schedule my blog posts for the month. The blue sticky notes signify posts for Avec Valerie, which publishes every Sunday and Wednesday. The purple sticky notes signify posts for On the Edge, which publishes every Friday.

Does anyone have any other ideas as to how I could use the monthly view? Let me know in the comments!

Week 1

March 2017 Plan With Me // Week 1

Week 1 of March was when I first started using the ECLP, which is why it’s so bare. The vertically placed washi tape signifies my work hours… which don’t change since I work an office job. But it helps fill up space in my planner!

Week 2

March 2017 Plan With Me

Week 2 isn’t much different from week 1 besides the color scheme I chose. I also have a lot of stickers leftover from the first ECLP I had. So I’ve been using those stickers in this new planner. If you know of any neat Etsy shops that sell planner stickers, let me know in the comments! I’d love to check out new sticker kits for the hourly layout.

Week 3

March 2017 Plan With Me // Week 3

For week 3, I got a bit more festive. St. Patrick’s Day landed on Friday and I went with a green and gold color scheme. I started using even more stickers and I filled up the sidebar with tasks to complete throughout the week! I also added weather stickers with temperatures at the top of each day.

Week 4

March 2017 Plan With Me // Week 4

Week 4 is probably my favorite layout for the March 2017 Plan With Me. Green, blue, and turquoise are my favorite colors! Like the other weeks, I used washi tape for my work hours, put weather stickers on top of each day, and filled out the sidebar with weekly tasks. At the bottom of the layout, I added water intake stickers and daily meals, which I failed to keep track of. But I do like this layout and will continue to plan like this!

Week 5

March 2017 Plan With Me // Week 5

Week 5 is when I got better at planning and filling up empty space in my planner. I also got better at tracking my meals… but not my water intake. I changed the sidebar a bit — I included a workout tracker and listed my tasks for the week. And as you can tell, I used more stickers and I love how it looks. Hopefully April’s Plan With Me will be more filled up.

How do you plan your tasks and events?

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Valerie Nguyen

Valerie. 26. California girl with insatiable wanderlust. BS in Public Health with a concentration in Community Health. Bookkeeper by day, fangirl by night. Shameless foodie and retail therapist.

18 thoughts on “March 2017 Plan With Me

  1. Love the use of washi tape with your planner. I have a weekly one that’s horizontal, so I find it a challenge sometimes to fill up the space even though I write fairly large. I use stickers and stamps as well. Where do you purchase your planner supplies?

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    1. Hi, thanks for visiting and liking my blog! For me, it’s ESSENTIAL to keep a planner or I’ll forget things and start to stress out. Ohh, I love the Happy Planner! The only thing stopping me from buying it is their binding/rings… I’m just not a huge fan of them. But I’d love to see how you use the Happy Planner!

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  2. I wish I could have a planner such as this, it just looks so neat and I love the way you used the washi tape. I honestly don’t think my planner would ever look this gorgeous lol. As of now I only have monthly pages and I just write deadlines for blog posts but it would come in handy to have one and really plan out the month to include bills just like yours.

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    1. Well, they’re 50% off on erincondren.com right now 😉

      But yes! I tried keeping a separate blog planner but I couldn’t keep up. I’d rather have everything together in one place. I’d love to see how you use your planner!

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  3. Girl. Why you soooo amazing at this? I hella love your st. pattys day layout so festive. Ive said it once before, but ill say it again, your penmanship is on point! excited to see your april lay out. Definitely gave me some inspiration. Maybe I’ll use Washi tape this month. LOL

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    1. Honestly, I’m in a FB group and there are wayyy more creative people. I get ideas from them and from IG. But thanks for the compliment, girl!! You should definitely try. I wanna see how you use your planner!!

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  4. While I am still in my ban.do agenda, I have already purchased my 2018 planner. After being against them for years, I am now a proud owner of #TheHappyPlanner.
    It is undated so its perfect for next year. I am also keeping an eye out at Michael’s and other craft stores for sales, door buster specials, coupons, etc. to stock up on supplies for next year.

    In my planner, I choose a theme for each month and stick to a color scheme to use for that month. The monthly view is for my work schedule, bills that are due, pay days, anniversaries & birthdays.
    Weekly, I also have my work schedule, appointments, reminders for payments, mini tasks and to do lists, I color code for different activities and each day I also mark something good or memorable that happened to me no matter how minor it may seem. Such as, finding a good parking space three times in a row.

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