Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Recap - Southern California Planner Meet Up - March 21, 2015

On Saturday, March 21, I hosted a Planner Meet up with my planner comrade, Florence. You may know her as LiveLifeandCreate or you may watch her videos on YouTube!

Florence, Me, and Ezra

This time around, I wanted to host it a little closer towards San Diego, as requested by my followers.  The Scrapbook Expo was also going on at Anaheim, CA that day. So, it seemed like a great idea to have it around that area.

First, I met with Florence at the Scrapbook Expo. Here are some of the wonderful goodies we found! 

 Washi Tape from Queen & Co.

 I would love to washi tape my desk like this! 

 Beautiful cards and crafts from Sherri Baldy

 Little B Products! 

 I love seeing such great creativity! 

Then, we headed off to Costa Mesa, at SOCO. We met inside the The OC Mix. It turned out to be a really nice venue. If you have never been there before, it is a nice outdoor marketplace filled with shops and restaurants, and lots of great seating indoors and out! We found a nice seating area with couches and a table. We each brought our planners with us. I brought with me several, which I normally do, just in case people are interested in seeing rare planners, or planners they're never seen before.

It is tradition of these meet ups to make a Planner Tower, but since we had so many planners, we just did a planner pile up! 
Top row (Left to Right): Cesar Hernandez, Claudia Hernandez, Edith Levandoski, Tracy Segotta, Nicky Stade, Jacqueline
Bottom row (Left to Right): Florence Antonette Ridad, Jennifer Reyes (me), Ezra Hernandez, Karen Massie 

 Cesar and Claudia Hernandez created a Facebook Group called California Planner Addicts.
This group is created for anyone who loves their planners & organizers. Filofax, Martha Stewart, Franklin Covey, Erin Condren and everything in between who live in California. 

If you are interested in other planner meet ups in California, they are usually announced in that group.

Lastly, a few of us went shopping at Kinokuniya Bookstore which is located in the Mitsuwa Marketplace in Costa Mesa. This Japanese bookstore is filled with books and tons of stationer/ office supplies, including Midori Travelers Notebooks, other types of notebooks, stamps, stickers, Pilot Hi Tec C Coleto pens, and any other types of pens and markers (as you can see in the background).  

It was great meeting new faces this time around. The planner community on social media has grown tremendously, and to connect with people in person, putting faces to names, is a great experience. It honestly feels like catching up with old friends. Thank you everyone who attended this meet up. Thank you to Florence for hosting it with me and for sharing your birthday with us! Until next time!


Monday, March 30, 2015

My Review Monday: The Reset Girl Labels for Planners + Giveaway

Transform ordinary planner paper into a powerful goal planning tool with *The Reset Girl Labels!

With so many products out there for planners, sometimes it's hard to find something in a style or color you are looking for. This was the case for Cori Spieker, of "The Reset Girl" who came up with her own designs.

" can never have too many choices and everyone has different tastes!" - The Reset Girl

  • Packaging - Great!
  • Affordable 
  • Plenty of options/ great variety
  • Great size/ compact
  • Legible/ Easy to see and read
  • Website provides great explanations on how to use these


The Reset Girl provides a great variety of labels such as banners, flags, arrows, boxes, dots, gumballs, hearts. They also come in many different colors palettes and a new glitter edition. 

These labels fit in a variety of inserts. Each sticker is clearly legible and easily readable. In my video, I show how these labels fit in various planner inserts such as the:

 These labels provide a variety of functions for your planner such as:
  • Affirmations- Add instant cheer to your planner pages while reminding you what a superstar you are!
  • Christian, Prayer Request - Perfect for recording prayer requests in your diary, journal or planner.
  • Motivators - MUST HAVE when you have goals you are trying to achieve.
  • Goals -  Turn that paper into a powerful sheet for accomplishment!
  • Memory Keeping-  Record things you've done, things you love, things you need to plan and things to read or that have been read.
  • Notes - Can be used to turn the back page into a brain dump if needed.
  • Reminders - Designed to keep you on track for getting those tasks done!
  • and many more! 
  • Matte finish works well with any pen. 
  • 4” x 5” sheet size for portability 
  • All stickers are kiss cut for easy removal from backing sheets. 
  • They are currently not labeled as  repositionable/ removable, but it is possible to. Be careful when attempting to do this as it may cause damage it the paper. This is an option than might be available in the near future. 

As I mentioned, these are very affordable. Each label sheet costs about $3.75 USD. I feel that there are a good amount of stickers per sheet.

Organizer covers are also available for $4.50 USD. Simply put these cute designed covers into a 4x6 photo book where you can store multiple sheets of labels.

"Due to sourcing issues organizers are not currently available but the COVERS ONLY are! Simply insert these covers into a 4 X 6 flexible photo book you can purchase locally. We recommend the Recollections brand Brag Books from Michaels, or the photo books from Wal-Mart or Jo-Ann Fabrics." - The Reset Girl

By purchasing your own book, you also save money on shipping and who doesn't love that!  

For more information about these labels, visit The Reset Girl Shop!  You can also check out The Reset Girl on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/2/15 telling me if you love or hate glitter. :) (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!) - See more at:

or your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/2/15 telling me if you love or hate glitter. :) (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!) - See more at:
For your chance to win ONE label organizer and $50 store credit to The Reset Girl shop, leave a comment on my YouTube Video! Rules are posted in the video's description. (Open to you international people too!)
For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/2/15 telling me if you love or hate glitter. :) (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!) - See more at:


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Month in Review - February 2015

Here is a look at my decorated pages for the month as well as an update to my current planner system. For the month of February I moved into my Color Crush Planner from Webster's Pages. This beautiful Classic White seemed perfect to end the winter season with. I couldn't help but love it's gold accents, gold interior, and gold rings! Gold is the trend all over the world, and even though I love my silver, I have now developed a love for gold. As for my decorations, it was all about love and romance being that Valentine's day is in the month of February.

Week 6 Theme: Valentine's Day, Version 1
Colors: Mint Green, Red, and Gold


Week 7 Theme: Valentine's Day, Version 2
Colors: Black and Red


     Week 8 Theme: Valentine's Day, Version 3
    Colors: Navy Blue and Dark Pink


     Week 9 Theme: Valentine's Day Floral
    Colors: Fuchsia and Dark Green


    I would love to see your creative planner pages. Please share them with me on social media using the hashtag #mypurpleylife. If you have a Color Crush Planner, please share your photos on social media using the hasthtags #WebstersPages #ColorCrushPlanners #WPplannerlove!  Please also visit the Webster's Pages Facebook Page for more information on Color Crush Planners!

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    *This post is brought to you in collaboration with Webster's Pages, BlueMoonScrapbooking, Simon Says Stamp, and All content, ideas, and words are 100% my own, unless otherwise stated. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that allow me to showcase these wonderful products.