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Birthday Layout

My first full on #decorativeplanning layout just in time for my Birthday which was in March! I’m very proud of myself for taking my time to do this. First time using #washitape too. I guess it also helps since I finally broke down to order some new cartridges for my Kodak Mini shot camera. It makes #memorykeeping in the Happy Planner and scrapbooking so much easier and fun. I also got a stash of new stickers and embellishments from Michaels.

#HappyBirthdayToMe #PlannerGoals #plannercommunity #BirthdayLayout #MiniPhotos

My birthday layout from March 2021.

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January Planning Moments In Review

Peek at the week with Reminder Binder checklists
Substitute teacher life. Markers and colored pencils
Happy Planner Journal Tracker
Powersheets January Month In Review and Reflection
Powersheets Tending List, planning ahead for February
January Memory Planner layout
Project planning in the Savor Planner. Projects and checklists.
Goals and Projects galore for 2021
Scripture from my Mary Martha Facebook group. I only got to document one day. I’ll do better in February
52 week lists. Week 1
Weekly planning in Savor Planner
About that substitute life!
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Shut Up & Write! Wednesdays 6:30 pm, EST (60 min writing) Jump in anytime!

Check out this Meetup with Shut Up & Write!® Online Events

Join the #HostessWithTheMostess as I kick off my @shutupwrite #VirtualEvents, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th AT 6:30PM EST. And the best part, it’s FREE! Be sure to RSVP at @Meetup using the link above (to get access to the Zoom info). Bring your snacks, bring a cocktail, but most importantly, bring your writing project (book, poetry, blog, dissertation, letter to your grandma, whatever!) #shutupandwrite

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PODCAST. NEW EPISODE. Activism and the Current Climate

Check out my newly branded podcast and listen to the latest episode, The Age of Digital Activism. Social Activism has taken on many forms in the wake of the many cases of police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. In this episode, I discuss the current climate along with my own activism experience. If […]

PODCAST. NEW EPISODE. Activism and the Current Climate

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Summer of Planning

2020 has afforded me the opportunity to slow down, reassess, review, and most importantly, write things down! This is a photo of all my planners. As a writer, one would think that journaling would have already been a habit for me, but it was not. I have not journaled in years. But since the pandemic, and since discovering @staciapierce #successjournals #blackownedbusinesses , I started journaling again AND planning! I’ve always been a sucker for planners but now I’m doing it way more strategically. I’ve also become a new fan of #90dayplans. I recently started using the @racheal.cook #CEOPlanner, the @savorlifeplanner #selfcare planner, the @cultivatewhatmatters #powersheets, the @contentcreatorsplanner for my social media, looking forward to the @planathon this fall with @ambermccue and I’m officially a @the_happy_planner addict, I have one for startup business, freelance projects, budget, online courses, 3 for writing stuff, calendar, etc. Yes it seems like a lot, but this system has actually helped me out a lot this year. It helps put everything in perspective. Oh and I can’t forget to shoutout the @Trello #ProjectManagement app and website, it’s awesome! #Busybee #PandemicEntrepreneur #Organized #HappyPlanner #freelancebiz #authorbusiness #poet #bookprojects #nonfictionbooks #blogger #podcast

Summer of Planning
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Welcome to black girl happy planner! Planners, Organization, Fitness, and Fun

Who me? Organized? If you saw my place, you might think otherwise, but I try. You know: work, grocery shopping, tidying up, paying bills, remembering appointments and so on. Fortunately, No one person can get everything done at once but all we can do is create systems that help our days and weeks run more smoothly.

Welcome to black girl happy planner! I wanted to launch this new blog for several reasons. 1) I realized that with all that 2020 has presented to me so far, I needed to create a happy space to get through this, and 2) To help channel my recent obsession with planners! I hope to share new products, planner reviews, and random fun photos, articles I’ve run across, and activities going on in my life, especially my fitness, health and wellness journey.

So thanks for stopping by and I hope you will follow and continue to support black girl happy planner!

Sincerely, Kellea (ivywriter)