Lesson Two | Planning Your SummerJOYs

Memory keeping comes in many forms – Julie & I obviously gravitate toward using Project Life to document our everyday moments while others might use the Collect App, a journal, or even their planner.

During busy seasons – like summer! – we find that the smallest moments can make up our biggest joys. Perhaps you went out for ice cream on Tuesday, and on Wednesday afternoon you had plans to meet friends at the outdoor mall and splash pad. Maybe your camera died on the way to that play date, or you were too busy in the moment to capture a photo. Using your daily planner as a way of documenting the day to day provides a great resource for recording these little moments.

Using a planner also allows you to force more little summer joys into your schedule. With a blank week ahead, what could you possibly put on your schedule to fill the week with happy moments?

Today, Veronica of Chic Tags is here to share how she uses her Day Designer to plan her SummerJOYs.

Veronica here to share a great way to “plan” some summer JOY in your everyday planner. Currently I am using a Day Designer planner from Target. If you are thinking of jumping on the planner CRAZE bandwagon, this is a great option!

I was an avid scrapbooker and a part of me still gravitates towards memory keeping even in my planner. I would love to show you how I add tiny photos from my phone and onto my planner pages. It’s a rather simple way to capture pictures of your Summer Scavenger Hunt or bucket list photos.


I use the PicFrame app & a Canon Selphy printer to create small 2×2″ images that fit nearly perfect in all planners.

The first step is to select 4:3 option and the 3 horizontal frames & save the image to your phone. Next, use the Canon app to select the framed photo.  I select to print with a border. I like to add in my photos from weeks prior or from the same week.

As for the planning, I like to think I’m a simple kinda gal but sometimes I decorate in my planner like a scrapbook.
Here are some of my GO-TO supplies:

step 4 supplies

I decorate as I plan events and add watercolors, sticky notes and lots of stickers from my shops: www.chictags.com & www.etsy.com/shop/planneraddictshop

LSJ planner
I would love to see your planner pages via Instagram or your blog! If you create a blog post, you are welcome to link up on our Participant Link Up page and as always, to share on Instagram using the hashtag #LittleSummerJOY.
Have questions? Want to discuss your favorite planner techniques? Join us in the Lesson 2 forum.
xoxo, Veronica