Amanda Rose Zampelli

my 2017 planner line up

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my 2017 Happy Planner® line up | Amanda Rose Zampelli

I have been using a Happy Planner® since March 2015 - before they even hit the market. At this point, I can say I am an expert on the system, and have learned these past two years how to best use it to meet my everyday needs.

I am going into 2017 with seven (SEVEN!!!) disc-bound Happy Planners® in my arsenal, and this is the blog post explaining what I plan to use each one of them for.

Keep in mind: even though I've created seven designated Happy Planners®, only three of those will be filled in daily. The other four are extra notebooks/journals/planners for specific creative or organizational purposes. Starting with my three daily planners, here's my 2017 line up...


my BIG 'Get Things Done' Happy Planner®

my 2017 Happy Planner® line up | Amanda Rose Zampelli

I am using the BIG 'Make Things Happen' Happy Planner® as my fully functional 'planner' planner. You can get frequent updates on it by exploring its hashtag #ARZ_fullyfunctionalHappyPlanner. I plan to keep two-to-three months of it inside of the Rose Gold Snap-In Hard Cover, and change out the discs every month.

my 2017 Happy Planner® line up | Amanda Rose Zampelli

Since July, I've been designing my own 'Planner Strips' to lay over the daily columns of the weekly pages to provide lines and times for each day. I customize the strips with my morning routine and evening dance classes, so I don't have to waste time and pen ink writing them in over and over.

I've gotten many comments and requests to make these Planner Strips available as a download, and I've gone back and forth on whether or not I will. Perhaps a definitive answer will reveal itself in 2017, but for now, I print them out for myself, and they really do help me stay more organized. 


my memory keeping Happy Planner® for 2017

my 2017 Happy Planner® line up | Amanda Rose Zampelli

Ahhhh...my pride & joy & baby! My memory keeping Happy Planner®. I've used the twelve months of 2016 in the original 'My Life' Happy Planner® to document my January through December of this year. The system of filling the pages I developed for myself worked SO WELL that I was able to create a class on Big Picture Classes called "Memory Keeping in The Happy Planner®" teaching it to my fellow planner babes.

Most of this blog this year has been posts sharing pages from this very planner, I've posted flip-throughs of this planner on YouTube, and it's probably my most-viewed hashtag on Instagram with over 150 tags: #ARZ_memorykeeping2016.

my 2017 Happy Planner® line up | Amanda Rose Zampelli

For #ARZ_memorykeeping2017, I shall be using my beloved CLASSIC sized 'This Is Your Year' Happy Planner® with all its black & white & chic simplistic glory! It's going to be a challenge to use the minimal color palette, but I'm up for it, and I'm excited to share more -- including how I documented my one little word® for 2017 on one of its first pages. SO CUTE! I DIE! 


my MINI Fitness Planner

my 2017 Happy Planner® line up | Amanda Rose Zampelli

Oh, my MINI Fitness Planner! I first wrote about it in this post back in October, explaining that I had used the CLASSIC size Fitness Planner for a year and LOVED it, but was so excited about the smaller, portable version! 

I've been using it for the past two months and sharing it with the hashtag #ARZ_miniFitnessPlanner (yes, my three main Happy Planners® have their own hashtags...what? you're don't?) on Instagram. While the new mini Happy Planners® seemed wayyy to small for me, and I couldn't envision choosing them over my beloved BIG or cLASSIC size, using the mini for fitness works perfectly for me. 


BIG Happy Planner® Sketchbook

CLASSIC Budget Planner

Using extra covers from the BIG 'Kaleidoscope' Happy Planner® and two packs of extra discs, I created an 8.5 x 11" outer skeleton for what I hope to fill with plain printer paper of sketches that I punch with The Happy Planner® PUNCH. WAH LAH: I created a Happy Planner® Sketchbook. ...and now knowing I have a place to store sketches and doodles, I'll be likely to make more of them.

I was thoroughly impressed when I flipped through the new Happy Planner® BUDGET Extension Pack back in October when I visited the mambi office...so much so, I knew with the turn of the year, I'd want to try it out for myself. To create mine, above, I took the specialty cover from the 'Color Your World' Happy Planner® and slid in the 'Budget Planner' title page from the extension page (I trimmed the tab off so it would fit).


mambi notebook

Rose Gold Horizontal CAREER JOURNAL

Above is a notebook I created to house important info for my job as the Social Media coordinator of me & my BIG ideas. It contains all the contact info of the girls on the Design Team, and stuff like that. Also, just extra filler paper and hourly sheets in case I need them.

Finally, my Rose Gold Horizontal Happy Planner® that I use as my Career Journal. The horizontal layout works well to journal feelings or quotes or one or two tasks I completed that's getting me closer to where I want to be. It's been providing great motivation, and keeping me clear on my goals. I shared a flip through of it on my Instagram back in September.


...and that's my seven! I'm anxious to see how they will take me through what I hope to be my most creative, organized, and productive year yet! In the end, it's just paper play, and meant to make mundane daily tasks a little more fun, right? Let's try not to forget that! 

See hear more about my 2016 with The Happy Planner®, read this postthis post.
Also, follow me on Instagram @amandarosezamp to get the scoop on the latest!