Greetings! Today we are sharing some ideas for creating a layout that is inspired by a quote sticker of your choice from the Memory Keeping Sticker kit. Let's begin with this memory planner design by...
Hello again, Daisies! Today's Cocoa Daisy Planner Challenge prompt is "Throwback Thursday," and what better way to celebrate that than with a Daisy Dori retrospective? (Warning - this post has LOTS of photos!) When I first started getting the Cocoa Daisy kits back in February of 2018, I was using printable inserts from another shop and didn't really use my Dori booklet (this was back before the No-Insert Planner Kit was available). To be honest, I really wasn't sure what to do with it - there wasn't a large monthly layout, which I thought I needed, and I wasn't sure how to use the divided sections for weekly planning (I thought I needed clearly delineated days).¬† Are you seeing a theme here?¬† If the pages weren't already laid out for me, I felt paralyzed and unable to figure out what to do. So I set the Daisy Dori aside and kept on with my printed inserts. In March 2018, I decided I wanted to try to use the booklet for something, just because it was so pretty and I hated not using it.¬† I still wasn't sure how to use it for planning, so I created a section in my planner for fitness tracking, and used the divided pages for that. I used stamps to help me track my water intake, steps, and weight, and I really liked using these pages that month: Along with this first use of the Daisy Dori pages, I also started using the kraft paper cover of the booklet to create a decorative front piece for my planner.¬† Any time I was using rings or discs, from that month to now, I created one of these covers.¬† I used die cuts, dashbaords, and the printables from the kits to create a pretty scene, and I loved seeing it as soon as I opened my planner every day.¬† Some of my favorite covers have been these from June, July, and August 2018, January 2019, and May 2020: When I became a TN user in March 2019, I decided to dive in and figure out how to make the Daisy Dori really work for me.¬† That was the month I really went all in, and it was great! Instead of feeling paralyzed by the divided sections, I just dove in and experimented each week, trying a variety of styles and really having fun with it. I especially loved when the month started toward the end of the week, because then I could use the beginning of the week for extra decoration, like here, in August 2019 (that truck sticker was my favorite sticker that whole month): And this week in March 2019 (I still believe this journal card was made just for me, haha!): Inspired by a customer's use of the sticky notes one month, I created these two weekly layouts that showcased them, which were really fun to do! May 2019: And June 2019: Other weeks, I just went crazy with the stamps and stickers and just tried to mix it up. Planning in the Daisy Dori is now my favorite way to plan:
Finally, in addition to fitness tracking, I started using the back divided pages and middle of the Daisy Dori for gratitude and habit tracking: Since I was no longer cutting the booklet apart to put in my rings/discs, I also changed up the way I decorated the front covers. I started using the papers along with die cuts and stickers.¬† One month, I used the vinyl pocket and created tags for meal planning. Here are the covers from May, June, July, and September 2019:
Once I really opened myself up to the idea, I discovered there truly is no limit to the ways this little booklet can be used. I hope you've enjoyed my walk down Daisy Dori Memory Lane! What other ways have you found to use the Daisy Dori booklets?¬† Drop a suggestion (or two!) in the comments - I am always looking for new ideas and ways to mix it up! Until next time.... xoxo Kristine