Monday, October 06, 2014

Waffle Flower Planner - Stay Focused Blog Hop


Hello everyone! Welcome to Waffle Flower's Planner - Stay Focused Blog Hop! 

Waffle Flower has invited some planner friends, along with their own design team, to bring you a fun hop about planners! Some of us are hard-core planner nerds, and some of us have just started, like me. We all have one thing in common, as well as many of you who are reading this post, we are juggling between many roles in life and we want to plan them all well. Family is as important as our personal achievement. How do we stay focused?

The main purpose of the hop is to share tips on using a planner to help us get things done so we can spend more time with our loved ones or just playing. 

We will be featuring our brand new stamp set called Planner - Stay Focused in the hope that planning can become part of your life if it is not already. No matter how you organize your life, we hope you can find or make something that will work for you to makes things go even smoother.
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These stamps inspired me so much, I couldn't wait to play with them.  As my daughter and I spent quality time together at the kitchen counter planning out our planners together, this is how I decided to organize October.  
Stamps I used are: Stay Focused, Calendar, Calendar Numbers, and Weather 1
I am using some pages and bits from the Cocoa Daisy October planner kit (sold out), but check here on how you can subscribe to future kits.  I started with a blank page categorizing areas of focus for this month.  Repeating the journaling lines stamp to give myself room to jot things down.
Love the calendar stamp set where you can create your own calendar.  Used the stamp on a small 3x4 card from the Cocoa Daisy October kit.
In addition to having the inserts for the week already, I wanted to try a different approach to a new week to help keep the focus on just that week.  Using the calendar, calendar numbers, and the Stay Focused stamps, I created a sheet starting with Sunday of each week, listing all areas I want and need to do.
Another idea is to start your week on Monday instead of Sunday, and also instead of the Stay Focused stamped boxes, you could just use the bullets.
This still gives the option, if you choose, to decorate as you like.  Also puts in perspective how fast the month goes!
By keeping each page to focus on what needs to be done in that week, helps me make the most of my time, and accomplish the things that matter the most.
My planner is neat and pretty, but I can't wait for those jotted down notes, added washi, stickers, clips here and there.  October is one of my favorite months, and I am ready to get the most from it.
How Do We Stay Focused?  Follow the blog hop and follow these ladies:

YOU ARE HERE *Patricia Roebuck*

Hop Prize:
1 grand prize winner to receive all 5 of the new planner sets. 
- The winner will be drawn from comments left on all of our blogs and announced on the Waffle Flower Blog on Friday, October 10.

I am giving away the Stay Focused stamp set on Instagram.  See details there!  Good luck!

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181 comments:

  1. what a fantastic prize - thanks for the chance to win

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  2. I love how you used the stamps!!!!! Your planner pages are adorable!!!! I am in love with this stamp release!!

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  3. Very awesome, love all the ideas!! Versatile.

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  4. What great planner stamps! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  5. that is such a great stamp set, love it so much,thanks for the chance

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  6. Looks great! Fun that you get your daughter involved in it as well.

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  7. Great stamp set! ...it would definitely keep one organized.

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  8. The stamps look incredible.. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  9. Stamps are so cute thanks for the introduction.

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  10. I just love how you used those calendar stamps. Thank you so much for sharing and the chance.

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  11. Nice idea. Fun release!

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  12. I love the way you use these stamps in your filofax .... definitely a very original way to personalize your planner I die for these stamps

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  13. i love seeing how you use the stamps!

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  14. Cute stamp set.

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  15. I love my planner and yours too! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  16. Can't wait to get my planner!

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  17. This is a super fun way to set up a planner! Love it!

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  18. Fun pages! I just love all these fabulous ideas :)

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  19. Great ideas! Thanks

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  20. You have a lot of fun ideas posted here! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Thanks for a peek into your system, you have great ideas!

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  22. Thank you for all the new ideas. Now if only I could get myself organized.

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  23. What a cute planner! These stamps will make staying organized much more fun.

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  24. Anonymous10:23 AM

    My schedule is not as hectic as it was in the past. But these sets will still be so useful.
    I love the monthly sets - they'll be great for every year.
    thanks for sharing your ideas on planners.

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  25. This stamp set is awesome and if I had it I would most likely stay on top of things and quit forgetting everything.

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  26. Nice selection of stamps for setting a planner for how you want it.

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  27. Your bright pink planner is gorgeous! Love how you used these stamps!

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  28. Thanks for sharing your system!

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  29. Awesome set. Thank you for the blog hop.

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  30. What great ideas for organizing a planner!

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  31. Anonymous11:45 AM

    This is a fantastic prize! So many great ideas here too!

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  32. love how you used these new stamps.. so fun

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  33. Fun fun fun, love your planner!!!

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  34. How fun is this?!!...Love your planner and these stamps are just too darn cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Cute! I really like these crafty goodies that I can use to personalize my boring old planner. Thanks for sharing :)

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  36. I love how you stamped out "the week of" on each page - looks awesome!

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  37. Thank you for sharing your planner.

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  38. I love your planner! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I'm learning so much on this hop...thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Some neat ideas I hadn't thought of doing.

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  41. Anonymous1:46 PM

    Wow - your planner is so small...how do you do it? I think my hand writing is just too big for those small spaces. :) I love the stamp sets and all your ideas for using them!

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  42. Thanks for your great ideas!

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  43. Neat use of these sets.

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  44. I love the customization and the layering of stamps, clips, etc.!

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  45. Cute! Thanks for sharine.

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  46. Love your planner! Lots of nice ideas there! I particularly like the 'looking ahead to the week' part!

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  47. Love your cute, pink planner!! The stamps really help you to customize it and make it your own!

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  48. Thanks for your great ideas.

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  49. Love how you can customize your planner with the blank pages!

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  50. Everything is so creatively done! I love the organization of everything. Thanks for participating.

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  51. These stamps are awesome! Thanks for your great ideas :)

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  52. So creative and I'm loving the blog hop with everyone's ideas.

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  53. Thanks for sharing a peak into your planner.

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  54. Loved seeing the ways you use your planner and these stamps in it!! Awesome ideas and you are way cool!!

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  55. I don't do Instagram, but just wanted to comment on how colorful your planner is. It's way too small for my aging eyes and large handwriting, but you have some wonderful ideas. Thanks.

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  56. Your planner looks great! I love all the fun tips you gave. This hop has been so inspiring. I'm ready to get the Calendar stamp and get to work.

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  57. Great planner! Love all the organization tricks.

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  58. Such a great way to personalize your planner. Great stamps!

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  59. This DIY planner is great!! I love how it's so personalized!

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  60. Very cool planner! So many ideas to recreate. Very inspiring, thanks a lot :)

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  61. Thank you for the new ideas on using my planner and the new stamps from waffle flower.

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  62. Patricia, this planner is gorgeous! Love to see the ideas what we can do using these new stamp sets! Just awesome!

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  63. Awesome planner thanks for the chance!

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  64. Great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Who knew being organized could be so much fun. Thank you!!

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  66. Love that your planner is so customized, I'm itching to get my hands on these stamp sets now just so I can make some custom inserts!

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  67. Neat to see other ideas for planners. I NEED the stay focused stamp set now *sigh*

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  68. I really like the stay focused stamp set! I could really find lots of uses for it!

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  69. I am loving the calendar stamps.

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  70. Love the idea of stamping in my planner but the reality is that I probably wouldn't have time to do it! Love this look into your planner!

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  71. Love the look of your planner! I wish I were as disciplined as you are in planning my days. It would probably make my life a lot more organized~~~

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  72. So cute! I love how you've used the page-a-day style calendar stamp :)

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  73. Fun. I love how you put this together!

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  74. what a fun calendar you have!

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  75. Love how you can design your own unique planner. Thanks for the tips.

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  76. Awesome stamp sets!! Thanks so much for giving your tips on how you use them!

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  77. Love how you used the stamps.

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  78. Love the hot pink binder....and the idea of a weekly page without individual days on it!

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  79. Patricia, you really have embraced the planner! CUTE!

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  80. love your planner

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  81. So fun! Love what you've done :)

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  82. Such fun and creative ideas!:)

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  83. Wow I love how you used these stamps! Great planner you've made!

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  84. I love your ideas with your planner !!!!!!!!

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  85. Great post and I love that you and your daughter plan together! How cool is that!

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  86. I like how you noted the week numbers

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  87. I especially love how you did this with your daughter. Nice memories.

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  88. love the date stamp idea! will definitely try it out :D

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  89. Creating planners together is sure to be a fond memory for your daughter years from now when she looks back :-) I love all the little details you added. The different shaped bullets are so cute! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  90. so many different planners all are neat how do you choose which one to use? thanks for the chance to win

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  91. Thanks for sharing some great ideas.

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  92. Thanks for sharing some great ideas.

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  93. Thanks for sharing your planning tips. Love the new stamp set.

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  94. cute planner! LOVE this stamp set! Thanks for the ideas!

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  95. Your planner is so unique and creative! I love all the extra little bits that you put into it. I need to start doing that in mine! These new stamp sets are perfect for adding a special touch!

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  96. Nice planner ideas - TFS!

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  97. so fun to see all the examples

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  98. SO excited about his blog hop as I’ve just been looking into getting a new planner for 2015!

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  99. Thanks so much for letting us peek into your planner. I am getting some great idea to start with.

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  100. O my!! I would love to win all those awesome stamp. I orders one already. Calender. But I would love to win any of them!!!!

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  101. i like how you used these stamps

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  102. oh i love how you did the "week of the 26th" stamps!!! that is such a cool idea. I want these stamps so bad now! What planner do you use?? - (Melissa Borsato)

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  103. Oh How I love this hop, I am learning so much from each of you and now I have a plan started. TFS

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  104. I love seeing everyone's planner methods and these stamps are perfect for fun organization! Thanks for a chance to win them!

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  105. Cute! I like how this is being used differently by all the bloggers!

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  106. The Stay Focused set is going to be a MUST for me! I’ve been using an Erin Condren planner for 3 years and absolutely love it.

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  107. This gets me so excited.

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  108. Super .......Thank you

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  109. This is fun!!! Awesome planner and stamps!!

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  110. Awesome way to use the stamps! Great inspiration!
    ~God bless~

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  111. So many great ideas!

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  112. I love the endless options for customising a planner with these stamps

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  113. wow these are cute!!!

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  114. You are so creative on how you used the stamps and your planner..... I can use some of your ideas for sure! Thanks for the chance to win on this Great HOP!!!

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  115. My Oh My.. I love your planner.very girlie and Bursting with Fun with sophisticated twist thrown in at the end.. <3 it.. These Stamps are just the Ticket... TFS

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  116. Anonymous7:46 AM

    Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  117. Really good ideas for the stamps. Thanks

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  118. I love your planner! so pinky anche organized! mine is so cahotic... great stamp sets!

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  119. I love how you DIY-ed your planner! That is so fun! These stamps are truly adorable.

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  120. I love your use of a traditional planner in an untraditional way, tfs

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  121. Oh my! I need this calendar stamp - it's so versatile. I never thought to create my planner pages with stamps. I may have to do that since I'm so fickle when it comes to committing to a specific layout/printable. I love your weeks idea to see what you need to accomplish - I will try this too. Thank you!

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  122. These planner stamp sets are such a good idea!

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  123. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  124. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  125. Love all of your planner ideas!

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  126. I've never tried a week at a time this way. It seems almost cleaner, more straight forward. Here's what needs to be done this week instead of trying to pigeon hole things into specific times. I might like to try this out.
    Thanks for sharing your process.

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  127. I love how you created the weeks! These stamps are just amazing!

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  128. Wow you should very creative ways to use all of these. Love your Week of and also the little monthly stamp at the beginning

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  129. I'm a little intimidated by the idea of stamping out my own calendar, but yours looks fab. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  130. I love how you personalized your planner! Thanks for sharing the system that works for you!

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  131. what a fun planner - I love it. It would make me want to plan everyday :) Thanks for sharing your tips with us.

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  132. Thanks for the tutorial! I didn't realize there were so many ways to organize and plan our days. Love your planner ad thanks for the chance to win!

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  133. Wow! Love what you have done with the stamps combined with the Cocoa Daisy kit.
    This hop is so inspirational! But now I need all these stamps lol!

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  134. Thank you for the great ideas, love the stamp set.

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  135. Thank you for sharing! It's so sweet that you and your daughter plan together. :o)

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  136. Thanks for sharing, wonderful stamp set.

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  137. Thanks for sharing this set really is awesome and so useful

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  138. Thanks for sharing. I am loving the stamp sets more and more as I hop along the blogs.

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  139. I print out most of my own planner pages, and I really love how you used your stamps in your planner. I am so excited to be learning more about these new stamp sets and how everyone is being so creative with them. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

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  140. Love your planner!

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  141. I want this. Love your idea of use of these stamp

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  142. Cute planner…love the way you used the stamps!

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  143. Thanks for a different take on planner pages. It's wonderful to get all these ideas.

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  144. Thanks for your ideas.

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  145. I've always had an unhealthy obsession with planners, it's my coping mechanism for having a disorganized mind. Glad Plannerdom is growing!

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  146. It is quite fun to follow this blog hop with all the perspectives and useful tips for conquering schedule chaos while learning how to prioritize. It would be good to start applying some of these ideas with my current agenda. There are still almost 13 weeks left of this 2014, better late than never. Cheers!

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  147. So cute! Thanks so much for sharing this with us! I do however wonder what size the boxes are from the Waffle Flower Stay Focused Stamps. I'm guessing maybe an inch of space to write in?

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  148. Love what you did with your planner!! Love the stamps!!

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  149. OH How CUTE!!!! Love it! :)

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  150. Such a fabulous project, Patricia, and boy does it appeal to the organizer and list maker in me. :)

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  151. I love your stay focus idea! I love the way you keep your planner neat and clean! Nice! Thanks for sharing!

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  152. I love your planner!! So many great ideas!

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  153. Love, love, LOVE what you did with your planner! Such great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  154. I like what you did with your planner! It looks so neat too! You used the calendar stamps really well :)

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  155. Love your planner. I'm trying to break out of my black-and-white planner rut. I feel inspired by what you have created!

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  156. I am currently not using any planner, but would to try start using it. I like the Kikki.k planner so much so nice.

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  157. Cute planner, great tips and ideas!!

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  158. Love these stamps!!

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  159. I love how your weekly focus page leaves you room for a cute image too! These stamps look like a lot of fun as well as being a useful tool.

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  160. Dang, all of these are so chic and cute! Planners like these are what gets me motivated!

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  161. Some great ideas for inspiration-these stamps have given me the "organiser" bug as well!

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  162. Thank you for sharing how you're using this calendar stamp set.

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  163. This really showed how to only use the stamp sets and some fun embellishments. Love it.

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  164. I am LOVING this blog hop. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  165. I love these stamps more and more they can be so versatile.

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  166. Love your planner. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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