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How I Decorate my MAMBI Happy Planner

What’s up guys! I love love love my Happy Planner!  Over the passed 3 monthsI have become obsessed with decorating and organizing it for future use.  Ever since I decided to be a bit more organized with my day to day I find that I accomplish a lot more than I have before.  Now being totally honest with you, there are days that I am a confused mess.  I don’t always plan properly then find myself wishing I remembered the Drs appointment or that my daughter’s orchestra fee was due!

But now with my Happy Planner from Me and My Big Ideas, those forgotten days have become less -a lot less.  Now I am NOT being sponsored by them in any way (although I wish I was), I just really like them 🙂  Ok so on to my happy planner decorating:  One of the things I like to do is go online an find some inspiration.  I just google what I want my theme to be or find a free planner printable on pinterest and some cute washi tape and I start decorating.  Click on the link to download my recent plan with me spread: Fox Planner Printable | Happy Planner Hipncreative

Fall Fox Cuties | Hipncreative

There’s no wrong way to decorating your planner, it really is up to you and what you think it should look like.  I leave a lot of white space on my planner because there are times when I get a last minute entry.

If you’re interested in purchasing your own planner, I suggest going to your local Michael’s or Hobby Lobby craft stores.  There are quite expensive at $30 each but you can use a 40% coupon to save some dough. Plus they also have some cute planner accessories that would go great with your Happy Planner.

Head on over to my Youtube channel where you can check out my video!  While you’re there you can also subscribe for future plan with me videos and many more videos too!

You can also click on the image below and be taking directly to my Plan with me Video!

plan with me Happy Planner Hipncreative

 

Until next time guys, happy planning!

Awilda https://www.hipncreative.wordpress.com

Plan with Me | Mambi Happy Planner | Kawaii Theme

I don’t know how I’ve lasted this long without my Happy Planner.  I used to write dates and appointments on a post it note or add it to my google calendar but then I’d forget about it or snooze my phone alerts.

Plan with Me | Happy Planner | hipncreative

Ever since I started using my Happy Planner I’m actually ready for the day.  I plan my meals, schedule my cleaning for the day, add important reminders, doctors appointments and so on.  I especially love decorating my planner.  I don’t know what it is, but something about having a pretty planner gets me super excited about using it on a daily basis.  So far on my planner I have decorated with 4th of July theme, Floral Theme, Grey Theme, Beauty and the Beast theme.

Now that we are entering the month of August, I have decorated my first monthly spread and I love it!  I think it’s so cute and fun!  So I wanted to share my Kawaii Theme with you! Just click on the link below and you’ll be able to download the planner Kawaii Theme.  Just please make sure you use it for personal use only.  Enjoy!

Plan with Me | Mambi Happy Planner | Kawaii Theme | Hipncreative

Happy Planner | Plan with Me Happy Planner | Hipncreative

 Yay!  I hope you like it and if you do use the printable, please let me know by tagging me on instagram @hipncreative or you can leave me a comment below.

If you happen to be on Youtube you can also check out my video!  While you’re there you can also subscribe for future plan with me videos and many more videos too!

You can also click on the image below and be taking directly to my Plan with me Video!

Plan with Me Kawaii Theme | Hipncreative

Have a fun week and Happy Planning!

Awilda https://www.hipncreative.wordpress.com

Bathroom Closet Organization

Hi guys!  Today I wanted to show you how I organized my bathroom closet.  We’ve been blessed to have a closet in our bathroom with plenty of storage.  But I have been neglecting it for a while now.

Bathroom Closet Organization | https://www.hipncreative.wordpress.com

Over the summer I bought some Dollar Tree bins and wanted to spruce up my closet and get it all purrty.  I organized it and then left it be.  I really don’t go into this closet very often.  I have my own bathroom and kept my stuff separate from the main bathroom with the exception of medications, I have them all in one spot away from the kids.   One day I needed some allergy meds and couldn’t find it in the mess.  So I decided to give it a quick cleaning, organized it with dollar tree bins and some shoe boxes and made some labels too.  (click on the image below to download a copy of the labels)

Small bathroom closet organization | https://www.hipncreative.wordpress.com

I created the labels with a simple blue border, and created a category for my bathroom necessities then laminated them.  I got the laminator on amazon for $20.00 -regular $33.00 plus free shipping.  Good deal right?.

Quick Tip: If you don’t have a laminator, you can use packing tape!  It’s a cheap alternative and the best part is that you can use a dry erase marker to erase and relabel your tags!  You may be able find both the tape and the marker at your local Dollar Tree.

Ok here is what I did:

First I purge all the expired medicines and old products we didn’t use.  Then I organized each bin or shoe box with same items. Example: I made a bin for all oral products- toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, etc.  I made another for all medications- Tylenol, Aleeve, ibuprofen, etc and labeled it.  I made one for First aid items -gauze, bandages, cotton swabs, cotton balls, etc… you get the idea.  This system was great, immediately my oldest and hubby said this was a great idea because now they knew where everything is when they need it and where everything goes when they need to put things away!

I also bought some shelf liners to use because I was sick to death of the old stained, smelly wall paper that was there previously.

Here is a close up of the old ugly wallpapered mess:

Bathroom Closet Organization | https://www.hipncreative.wordpress.com

And here is the new version:

Bathroom Closet Organization | https://www.hipncreative.wordpress.com

Small Bathroom Closet Organization | https://www.hipncreative.wordpress.com

The old wall paper came off without of problem.  It took me about 5 minutes to remove and replace the shelves with liners.  All I did was measure the shelf and cut the liners, making sure to leave a half inch extra on the ends, while leaving about 2inches  front and back.  For the top two shelves, I completely wrapped both the top and the bottom of the shelves (like a gift) so when I look up I don’t see the ugly shelf, but nice liner.    I love how it looks, that small change made the bathroom look way better.  The best part is that it only cost me $3.00!  I have extra liners that I purchased and didn’t use in the closet that I will be using under my bathroom sinks.  Even my hubby and the kids like the way it looks!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope this motivates you to spruce up a neglected space.  Remember don’t strive for perfect, strive for done!

Until next time my friends!

 

**This is not a sponsored blog post.  All opinions are my own**

Awilda https://www.hipncreative.wordpress.com

 

Free Printable | Bored Jar

So the kids have been home from school for a little over 2 weeks now and I have to say it hasn’t been too bad.  I’m happy to say that they were finally able to enroll in summer camp and are having a blast!  But there are still times I see them mope around the house saying their bored or there’s nothing to do.  I can’t help but roll my eyes when I hear them say that.  Funny how I always find something for them to do, but they can’t.  So I have, once again, implemented the “Bored Jar” technique.  A few years ago when my oldest was in first grade (I miss those days) she would sit around the house doing nothing.  I created a bored jar and have used one ever since.

Now that she’s 15 -having plenty of friends and activities to keep her busy, I find my younger two sitting around the house, bored.  Over the years I have changed/adapted the bored jar to fit our current need.  This summer I updated my jar -keeping some oldies but goodies -and have added new ideas to our jar.

Hip 'n Creative | Free Bored Jar Printable

If you’d love a copy of my bored jar labels, just click on the image above and download them onto your computer.  But if you prefer to create one custom to your family’s needs it’s pretty simple.  Here is what I did:

Step One: write down all the things your kids love to do (I also added some chores, so it’s a gamble as to what they’d pick) add some things you want to try with them as well.  You can use colorful scrapbook paper or type them out on your computer and print.

Step Two: Cut the paper into strips and place them in a clean jar.  You can use anything you like, an empty tissue box, a juice mix container or anything you have available.  

Step Three: Decorate the jar however you’d like (or have your kids decorate it).  You can use anything, ribbon, paper, paint etc- the only limit is your imagination.

That’s it!  Easy right?  One of the things that I learned over the years is: Don’t let your kids use the bored jar unless they are totally out of ideas on their own.  Trust me they will go through activities and be back to square one before you know it!

I hope this inspires you to create a bored jar of your own or maybe you downloaded mine!  I would love to see what ideas you came up with!  Just send me a link of your bored jar (or how you used mine) and I’ll pop on over to check it out!

Awilda | Hipncreative.wordpress.com

Summertime Activities

Well it’s summer vacation time at HNC and it’s been a tradition of ours to take the kids someplace special for their last day as a fun way to start off the summer.  We’ve taken them to many places but we’ve also kept it simple and treated them to a special lunch at their favorite restaurant.

But alas, no sooner are the kids home do I hear “Mom I’m bored” or “Mom there’s nothing to do”- which I start hearing that by the end of the week.!

I do my best to have them join summer camps and do activities, but this year we have been placed on a waiting list and I’m truly not sure if they’re ever going to be able to join.  *keeping fingers crossed that they get in.*

While we wait to hear from our local Rec. Center I came up with this Summer Activities List. It’s been a real life saver and helped the kids find something to do.  If your looking for something fun for the kiddos to do, just click on the image below and to download my printable.

Summer Activities

What about you?  How do you keep your kids entertained over the summer? Do you have any suggestions you’d like to share.  Just comment below and let me know what you’ve done to help fight the summer time boredom blues!  Have a great day!

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