Young Favorites

December 9, 2021

Wow, another month gone. In just a minute I’ll be playing my Mariah Carey Merry Christmas on vinyl.  Holidays are my favorite, and speaking of favorites… let’s get into my monthly favorites shall we?! Of course, in perfect planner fashion I’ve broken them down by category.

::: Favorite planner :::

Happy Planner/ Mini

Why: This planner is dedicated to my plants. While still a newbie when it comes to being a Plant Mom I think it helps me understand what is working and what is not. From keeping track of watering schedules, fertilizing, repotting, photos, and any extra helpful to just jotting down notes that could be handy for the future. And let’s be honest the Mini HP is just SO compact and cute. The size is perfect for my plant information to live.

::: Favorite Pens ::: Top 3 

Fine – Zebra Sarasa dry X20  (0.5)

This pen is glorious. I received this pen in a Paper Pandah minimalist subscription box that I was trying out. When I say a fine but very bold pen and then the price point! Babeee! Let’s just say you can buy a box for under $7.00 . Very easy to find at local staples or even Amazon (((LINK ITEM HERE))) . They also come in colors if that is your thing. Such a great buy!

Bold – Sharpie S Gel (1.0)

THIS PEN! Okay calm down Ernese. I found this pen through my close telling me about the now viral 0.7 version. Because I always naturally gravitate to the bolder version of popular pens, I was excited when I found this actually did have a 1.0 version (score!). Out of the box, no skips, just pure buttery bold goodness. Even though I have had this pen for a while now it still feels like the first time writing with this gem. And it’s black and silver. Come oooon aesthetics. Go. Get. This. Pen. If you love a good bold pen like me. Enjoy!

Wild Card – Pentel EnerGel – Clena (0.5) Snoopy

To Be completely honest I tried this pen in 0.7 and was not impressed. One day I was minding my own business and an Instagram Reel stopped me in my tracks on my Explore page. It was of a young woman showing her study routine with this pen. The very fine yet saturated pen strokes told me one thing. I had to have it. So, after deep diving online Ms. Google told me Etsy was the place. I found a Japanese shop selling pen exclusives with cartoon and Sanrio collaborations. I wanted them all but we had to stay focused. As I scrolled down a little and EUREKA!  I found it. The pen! Next to the picture read those words that make me run to checkout “Only 1 left”. So I ordered quickly, after I found the Hello Kitty version also – because come oooon. This pen is even more awesome in person and I feel like it is also a collectors time. Great buy. Snoopy was staple growing up but that was just a plus. I can stop reaching for this beauty. Shop Here

::: Favorite Insert :::

Cloth and Paper /  INBOX PLANNER INSERTS

Part of my morning routine is 5 to 10 minutes of prayer, devotional reading, bible highlighting & light writing. I also highlight devotional statements or scriptures that speak to me. I write them in the beginning of my “Selfcare Planner” using the Cloth and Paper Inbox Planner Inserts. These inserts are easily my favorite insert of the month. The most simplest insert I own but they are a staple to my planning routine. I go back to previous writings that make me shout. THAT is the impact I want when I open a planner. “There is Luxury in Simplicity” is a mantra for Cloth and Paper and these inserts show why. I hope this never leaves her shop but if so at least I had a wonderful time with them. You can use this in so many ways. I really enjoy them. Great buy! 

::: Favorite Dashboard :::

Cloth and Paper / BEAUTY DASHBOARD

Another Selfcare planner addition. This dashboard is the intro to my beauty section of this planner. This section is where I keep my skincare bits and bobs. I love the simple design of this dashboard and the powerful fact that  “Beauty is in the way you hold yourself”. I’m totally obsessed with this dashboard. I turn to it and just smile. That is what you want in a self care planner. I can’t say more than “you need it!” Truly a favorite.

::: Favorite Stickers :::

Sweet Caress Design / Transparent Matte Dew Drops

These dew drop stickers really blew everyone away. I remember Maddy Plans showing them in her beautiful planner and it was OVER! Maddy already makes you want everything she shows on her feed but this was epic. These chunky stickers were just perfect alongside my very bold handwriting. They are perfect for planning and note taking. I will always love these. 

Top Paper Co. / TRANSPARENT DEW DROPS – GREEN TEA LATTE

I went through a phase where I was looking high and low for a green dot or dewdrop stickers. Nothing even close to the green I loved. Olive green is my favorite green, but I wanted more than just any green sticker, I wanted quality olive green stickers. I asked my Instagram planner fam and they pointed me to Top Paper co. ( originally known as: Editor of Chic). I ordered and I’m still obsessed with these beauties. The perfect green dew drop stickers  I’ve seen yet! Her shop is a sticker lover’s dream. Get some before I buy them all.

::: Favorite Accessories :::

Poi & Hun / Sticker Album Starter Kit

This shop can easily become a financial issue for me. So many practical goodies that we all need. First up is their sticker album starter kit. That item you didn’t think you needed but absolutely needed every day of your life. Yeah, life changing (okay calm down once again Ernese) but really it’s a really great idea. This disc bound sticker album is not only practical, it is esthetically pleasing and we all know how esthetics make the world go around. The Sticker Album has 0.5″ discs, is approximately 6.25″ by 7.5″ and Comes with 15 (2 pocket) sheets + cover. The 2 Pockets fit up to 3.5″ by 5″ sticker sheets. I never knew organizing stickers could be so cute. FYI: Just realized this album now has dividers so here I am back at checkout. 

Poi & Hun / A5 Notes Acrylic Clipboard

Who doesn’t love a clear clipboard? This clipboard is A5 ane is perfect for filling out those planning inders. I plan better by taking out my inserts and then putting them back. I always struggled with writing directly in my planners until using my clipboard. This smaller version helps when I’m being lazy, planning in bed, on the couch or even the kitchen table where I don’t have as much space as my desk area. This is so convenient and  needed.  You did it again Poi & hun.

Well, that’s all my favorite for this month. Hope you enjoyed it. See you next week!

you didn’t think you needed but absolutely needed every day of your life. Yeah, life changing (okay calm down once again Ernese) but really it’s a really great idea. This disc bound sticker album is not only practical, it is esthetically pleasing and we all know how esthetics make the world go around. The Sticker Album has 0.5″ discs, is approximately 6.25″ by 7.5″ and Comes with 15 (2 pocket) sheets + cover. The 2 Pockets fit up to 3.5″ by 5″ sticker sheets. I never knew organizing stickers could be so cute. FYI: Just realized this album now has dividers so here I am back at checkout. 

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