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Join Us For Planning in the Chocolate Factory on November 18th, 2018

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Planning in the Chocolate Factory

Tickets on sale Saturday, October 6th at 10:00 am!

Early Bird Tickets $40 – General Admission Tickets $50

We’re doing it again!  Time to meet-up with fellow Austin and surrounding area planner enthusiasts to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones.  Plan to have a fun afternoon!

Date: Sunday, November 18th, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Agudas Achim Social Hall @ 7300 Hart Ln. Austin, TX 78731 (Near MoPac and Far West)

 

This ticket includes:

◾ A swag bag with goodies for your planner

◾ Crafty Girl make and take workshop

◾ Swap and de-stash opportunities

◾ Shopping with on-site vendors

◾ Crafting areas with tools and supplies

◾ Snacks and drinks

◾ More surprises to be announced!

 

We will be providing additional information on a regular basis leading up to the event so check back with this web site and our Facebook group page for updates!

Note: Tickets are non-refundable, you may not exchange the ticket price for a credit. Swag bags will not be mailed if you do not attend. Ample free parking at venue.

Early Bird Policy: We offer discounted Early Bird pricing on the first 25 tickets sold.  Enjoy the savings and buy your ticket early!

 

The Planner Fairy – Spring Fling Vendor

ATX Planner Addicts | Vendor - The Planner Fairy

The Planner Fairy

Jenn Jagielski is a planner collector, craft nerd, boy mom, and boss fairy at The Planner Fairy. She creates designer stickers that take your planning outside the box. They challenge your creativity by providing more space in your planners to customize your day to your specific needs.

The Planner Fairy offers a variety of stickers that fit any planner girl’s style. These include weekly kits for both vertical and horizontal planners.   A la carte kits, functional stickers, and all-around fun stickers are also available in her shop. She is probably most well known for her mural weekly kits (think of them as a desktop background for your planner). The shop also boasts several hand drawn creations such as the coffee mugs, planner girl appointment boxes, and their newest Wildflower kit.

We look forward to having her as a vendor at our Spring Planner Fling.

Her shop can be found at: www.theplannerfairy.com

Planner Hacks – Spring Fling Ticket Giveaway

Planner Hacks

We asked members of the ATX Planner Addicts Facebook Group who had purchased a ticket for the Spring Planner Fling to tell us their favorite planner hacks. From those that gave us their tips, a random entry was chosen to have their ticket price refunded. The lucky winner was Emery! Congratulations.

Everyone had some great tips. We thought we’d share some favorites here on our website!

Post It Notes

ATX Planner Addicts | Planner Hacks | Post Its A lot of folks like to use Post-It notes to pre-plan with. When you know the date of a future event you want to remember but aren’t quite ready to commit it to permanent ink and stickers this is a great idea.  The versatility of the Post-It note goes far beyond serving as a reminder for a future events though!  Different colored Post-It notes can be used as tabs in your planner.  You can also use them for recurring tasks.  Simply write a task down on a Post-It and place it in your planner.  Once finished, move it forward in your planner to the next time you have to do that task.  (Think dishes, laundry, flossing).  They’re also great when you need more space to write when you have a busy week or time slot.  It makes you wonder how we ever survived life before the Post-It was invented!

Other Tools of the Trade

ATX Planner Addicts | Planner Hacks | Tools Other favorite planner hacks involved using particular tools to get the job done. A hole punch comes in handy when you want to add a page to your planner such as a grocery list for the week or notes on an upcoming meeting. Slice tools are popular for cutting stickers down to a desired size. Tweezers to help place stickers in perfect alignment.

Then there is the trusty pencil or erasable pen so you can see how your plans look before making them permanent. And, if all else fails, you can always turn to the trusty product “Un-du” to lift stickers off the page without ripping your planner pages. A must have for any die-hard planner decorator.

All the Colors of the Rainbow

ATX Planner Addicts | Planner Hacks | HighlightersAnother pro tip from our group of planners is the use of color coding. For some that meant a different color pen for each member of the household. For others, it meant writing important tasks in red, social activities in green, etc. But using different colored pens is only one of the many ways you can color code your planner.  You can also find stickers in all the colors of the rainbow and the possibilities of color coding are only limited by your creativity.  Then of course you can also use the mighty highlighter.  Which brings me to another tip – use a highlighter to cross off completed tasks so that you can still go back and see what you did rather than scratching it out.  It also looks prettier that way!  The key with color coding your planner is to find a system that works for your and stick with it.

Pockets

ATX Planner Addicts | Planner Hacks | PocketsEveryone could use a little extra storage space and pockets are ideal for storing anything from lists and tickets, sticker sheets, post-it notes or pens. Most planners come with a pocket or two, but some of our tipsters also recommended using adhesive pockets that you can purchase for additional ones. A few do-it-yourselfers also suggested using a pretty envelope and gluing it to the page to add a pocket that you can close to keep items securely.  Pictured here is an adhesive pocket from Erin Condren.

Other Tips

Some other notable tips that people gave were to use a gift card to cut washi tape when you’re decorating your spread.  What if you need to turn regular sized washi into skinny washi?  A paper trimmer can do the trick quickly and with a straight edge! Don’t have a washi that matches your spread? Our clever planner addicts recommend adhering a pretty scrapbook paper with adhesive tape instead.

Private Shopping – Erin Condren Store

ATX Planner Addicts | Private Shopping at Erin Condren

Exclusive Private Shopping Experience

Wanna feel like a kid in a candy store? Ticket holders for our Spring Planner Fling on April 22, 2018 will be treated to a private shopping opportunity at the Erin Condren Store. Have free run of the store from 10:00 – 12:00 on the morning of the event!

Participate in this unique opportunity to shop for planner accessories, organizational tools, home decor and more! All of your favorite Erin Condren items – including items found only at the store. You can even customize a new planner cover to commemorate the day with their state-of-the-art printers and embossers.

Compliment an afternoon of planner fun and friends with a morning of private shopping, especially for you!

If you haven’t purchased your ticket for this event yet, head over to www.atxplanneraddicts.com/events to grab yours! Hurry before they sell out!

Samantha Kuhr Will Be Hosting an Erin Condren Scavenger Hunt!

atxplanneraddicts | Samantha Kuhr

Surprise!

Samantha Kuhr will be joining us for our Spring Planner Fling on April 22, 2018.  She will be hosting an Erin Condren Scavenger Hunt at our event!

Samantha Kuhr

Samantha Kuhr (@samanthakuhr) is a brand and digital marketing consultant.  She met Erin 16 years ago at mommy and me with their children, and became fast and firm friends.  Wearing many hats over the years, Samantha began working with erincondren.com 7 years ago.  She is presently the Ambassador Relations Manager for the brand and juggles being a wannabe writer and supermom to two active boys!

Samantha’s attendance at our last event was wonderful.  We are beyond excited that she will be joining us for some planner fun at our Spring Planner Fling!

But that’s not all…

Stay tuned to our Website, Facebook page or Instagram account for more wonderful surprises to be announced!

 

 

 

 

Join Us For Our Spring Planner Fling – April 22, 2018

ATX Planner Addicts | Events | Spring Planner Fling 2018

Spring Planner Fling

Tickets on sale Saturday, March 3rd at 10:00 am!

Early Bird Tickets $40 – General Admission Tickets $50

As the saying goes, planner friends make the best friends! There’s no better time to meet new planner friends from the Austin area and reconnect with old friends than at our Spring Planner Fling!

Date: Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Location: Agudas Achim Social Hall @ 7300 Hart Ln. Austin, TX 78731 (Near MoPac and Far West)

 

This ticket includes:

◾ A swag bag with goodies for your planner
 
◾ Crafty Girl make and take workshop
 
◾ Swap and destash opportunities
 
◾ Shopping with on-site vendors
◾ Crafting area with tools and supplies
 
◾ Snacks and drinks
 
◾ More surprises to be announced!
 
 

 

We will be providing additional information on a regular basis leading up to the event so check back with this web site and our Facebook group page for updates!

Note: Tickets are non-refundable, you may not exchange the ticket price for a credit. Swag bags will not be mailed if you do not attend. Ample free parking at venue.

 

Meet the New ATX Planner Addicts Admin Team

atxplanneraddicts | Admin Team

New Admin Team

Meet your new admin team!    From left to right:    Dana Roberts (@sasocostickers),   AnnMarie Melendrez (@austinplannergirl),   Melissa Kirk (@planwithmk),    and Ginny Witkin Belofsky (@sparklemamaplans)!

Melissa Kirk

Although new to Austin, Melissa is not new to the planner world. She purchased her first Erin Condren after reading a blog just over three years ago. Since then, she’s tried many others but is currently in her EC. She’s been married for 14 years and has 2 girls. When she’s not planning, she’s involved with her church, the PTA and Girl Scouts.

AnnMarie Melendrez

A native Austinite, she lived in South Austin growing up and now lives in Northwest Austin. She is mother to two boys, works as a nurse part-time, and apart from planning she also loves to bake, read, hike and craft. She also would admit coffee is her life!

Ginny Witkin Belofsky

Ginny is a mother of two, and soon to be Grandma. A photographer by trade this avid planner thrives on being around like-minded people and will be bringing this enthusiasm whenever helping to plan events and meetups for all of you!

Dana Roberts

Originally from Canada, Dana has been calling Austin home for 14 years. She lives in the North Austin area with her husband and two dogs. In addition to her love of planning and making hand-crafted stickers for her Etsy shop, she loves to travel.

2018 Here We Come!

We’re all passionate about planning!   And we know you are too!   We look forward to bringing you wonderful events and meet-up opportunities in the Austin, TX area. Including our Spring Planner Fling in April.    If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us for assistance.