Planner Details Roundup

Hello! If you’re like me, you can easily spend a couple hours a day on Instagram just looking at all the prettiness. Photography inspires me like nothing else, so instead of just looking at photographs, I am trying to take more of them myself!

Here is a roundup of some of my favorite recent planner related photographs I’ve taken. I’ve shared some on my IG account… some I have not. Enjoy!

Do you have a planning related account (or just one with pretty pictures!)? I would love to follow you. Leave your IG handle in the comments!

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Rose of Sharon

Ahh, one of my favorite pre-fall events has taken place! Our Rose of Sharon bush has started blooming! It looks so beautiful once the whole thing is in bloom! Here are a few photos…enjoy!  🙂rose of sharon | JM Createsrose of sharon | JM Createsrose of sharon | JM Createsrose of sharon | JM Createsrose of sharon | JM CreatesHave a great weekend!

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My New Memory Planner

Hello! I have been toying with the idea of using one of my planners as a memory planner with photos for a while now. I actually have been ‘practicing’ with my large spiral Recollections planner from last year. I really like the idea of using some of my favorite photos from the week and writing a bit about each. Of course, I will use stickers & washi to dress it up too! IMG_9357I decided to use the spiral Unicorn Recollections planner, and when Michael’s had their Happy Planner cover sale last week, I scooped up one of the rainbow covers! It’s perfect for how I want to use it. I can stick extra pictures and stickers I want to use in the pockets.

I didn’t need this unicorn planner- but it’s so much fun & brings out the 10 year old in me! 😉 I am so glad I figured out a use for this planner & cover!IMG_9358These pages will soon be covered in memories…IMG_9359I am also going to try to use my new Sprocket printer to print out some of the photos for this planner. I love the tiny 2×3 size of the photos, and that they’re printed on sticker paper! It’s so quick & easy to use too!IMG_9337Do you use a specific planner to memory plan?

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Secret Garden

Her heart was a secret garden, and the walls were very high. -William Goldman, The Princess Bride

When I took this photograph a few days ago, the first thought that came to mind was ‘secret garden’. I love when a photo takes you somewhere else and makes you think.

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Azalea

Our azaleas in the garden are in full bloom right now. I love how gorgeous these flowers look. Here’s a little info I found about this beautiful flower: a strong symbol of womanhood; softness; fragility; passion; also to take care of oneself. A lovely gift for this Mother’s Day weekend, don’t you think?

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Spring

This spring’s weather has been up & down- one day it’s 80 degrees, and the next it’s 45 and with a cold rain. Ugh. But, the garden has not disappointed! Here’s a look at what’s been popping up in the garden so far!

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Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!  🙂

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Happiness

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. -Denis WaitleyIMG_7844Isn’t this a beautiful quote? It’s been on my mind recently. Happiness is an inside job. I believe we can use our happiness and turn it into kindness for someone else.

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Instagram Anniversary!

A year ago today, I decided to create a separate Instagram account for all my crafty adventures. I had no idea how fun it would be to focus on this one topic for an Instagram account! Things really took off once I started sharing my Happy Planner obsession! I was excited to find other planner girls that had the same love for planners as I do. I am so grateful for everyone that takes the time to like a photo, or shares a comment. Long live Instagram! Feel free to follow me @jenmaniscreates. IMG_7241f0790-img

{Heart} Books

Happy Monday!

I have always loved reading books (and magazines) and find endless inspiration in them, but I haven’t made them a priority in a very long time. I hope that this year I can change that. I think I’m not only drawn to particular authors, but I’m drawn to the colors and photos on the covers. Have you ever bought a book because it would look good in your collection? Guilty here!

I Must Have Flowers…

I must have flowers, always, and always… -Monet

This time of year, I always start getting antsy and I need some flowers in my life. As it is snowing like crazy outside right now, I don’t think nature is going to cooperate with me today. But, I always have some silk flowers that will cheer me up, for now…