My Planner Set Up Using Daisy Day Planner

Hello there! Today I would like to share a simple set up of one of my work planner using Daisy Day Planner kit. I am in love with the peachy pink colour in the October kit so I decided to use a pink planner to go with it. And October is alsoBreast Cancer Awareness month, so I am all for PINK this month.

Some of the must haves when it comes to my day-to-day planning:
1- A 6-ring binders in A5 sized
2- Sticky notes and memo pad (from October kit)
3- Multi pens (Pilot Coleto, Zebra Prefill and UniStyle Fit, Muji)
4- Stickers (nothing fancy or decorative here, just mainly for colour coding or to draw my attention to the important dates)
5- Roller date stamps (from October kit oo)
6- Paper clips, page marker and binder clip as bookmarks
7- Planner Charms – I just swapped out the Today Charm from OCtober kit to this deer charm because I am a tad obsessed with deer recently.

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 I am keeping my work planner fairly simple as I am just using this to record work related to-do, daily expenses and also ideas for blog post, blog & video schedule etc. I just want it to be practical and simple, plus I am using a faux leather planner here as I do bring my planner when I go out and about. I do not want to ‘baby’ my work planner as it will be keep in my bag risk being scratched by other keys and pouches. I keep two pens – a black gel ink pen and a multi colour pens from Uni-Style Fit. Can’t live without colour pens, seriously. Then I also keep some sticky notes, basic stickers and paper clips on the cover. I didn’t overstuff this planner as I want to keep it compact and lightweight to bring out most of the time.

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I also added a vellum pockets to hold some stickers and masking stickers that I use for color-coding. I only keep about 1/2 stack of the memo pad that came with October kit to reduce the bulk. I am in love with this month memo pad, pretty yet super roomy to jot down my notes and thoughts.

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And this is the first dividers that I put my month on 2 pages, mainly putting down my blog and assignment schedule and some dates that I need to take note of for my social medias, such as videos, giveaways, blog hop, online classes etc.

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I have already set up my monthly pages using my own inserts when I started using this binder. But you get the idea – page flags from Target is to mark the blog schedule and the neon dot stickers are reminder of my to-do. You could also download Cocoas Daisy planner printables here to set up your monthly section.

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I also use the memo pad to write down my assignment deadlines by manufacturers / design teams. I like that the little dots on the memo pad could act as guideline for me write straighter 😉
I have also laminated the cover page of the October planner kit to make it sturdier (so sorry for the glare).

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I love that the back of the OCtober cover page is an OCtober calendar that it comes in really handy when I am planning my weeks. I also added a grateful for tag (from Elle’s Studio) to write down things that I am grateful for, and will move the information to my Thankful Mini Album whenever I have time.

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I group my weekly and daily pages by week – mainly to record daily to-do such as emails, calls, schedule, to-do and reminder.I put a piece of weekly page then follow by5-7 pieces of daily pages so I could look at weekly and daily at a glance.

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I use a 3×4 Project Life card to use as my daily apge marker. I punched 3 holes with my Rakuten punch and stamp a monthly calandar with Waffle Flower Calendar stamp set.

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The next tab will be my social medias tab – blog post contents and ideas will all be dumped into this section. Sometimes I will sit in front of my desk for 30 minutes, browsing Pinterest, blogs or Instagram then jot down ideas that I have for my assignments or social medias. I also print out information about blog hops or guest post in A5 sized paper to add under this tab.

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Thenext tab will be my expenses tab: I added a vellum envelope to keep loose receipts before filing them.

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I am using a vertical week-on-2-pages inserts from DIY Fish (Free printables, Yay!) to record my daily expenses. I am showing a blank page here as the previous pages are all filled up with my financial details.
I am keeping it fairly simple to keep up with my daily expenses – black pen for shop expenses and blue pen for personal expenses. Then I will total up the amount by grouping them into shop & personal by the end of the week. To be honest, I am never consistent in tracking my expenses and this format has been keeping me up-to-date so far.

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The last section will be notes section. I take out pages from one of my Kikki.K journal and punch holes to slot into my planner. I also punch holes on the shipping tag that hold the sticky memo (from Daisy October kit) to use it as marker for the notes section.

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This is just a very simple set up of work-related planner that I always bring it with me when I am out and about. I do have another work-related binder (much thicker and heavier) that stays on my work desk only. Do comment and let me know what are the planner-related blog post or how-tos that you would like to see in the future. And do remember to share your planner pages with us in our Planner gallery 😉

Thanks for dropping by and reading up on my long blog post. Have an awesome day ahead!


  1. Tara

    I love this planner set up! It is simple and beautiful 🙂 Can you please tell me where you got your deer planner charm from? I would love to add one to my planner and this one is perfect!

    • Happie Scrappie

      From a local supplier but they don’t have the deer charm anymore =/0 sorry!

  2. Sophia Allison

    I love your PINK planner, can you please tell me what make and where I could get one from same as this one, totally love it, as in South Africa we cannot get them 🙁

  3. Christina Nelson

    I love this! I like soft colors and muted colors. I didn’t realize how much i disliked bright primary colors and white paper until I got to June. Then I rebuilt my whole planner from there. I also keep a month calendar on the left page next to my week page like you do. It works so well. I got some really good ides from this blog post. Thank you.

  4. Amy

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful planner! I’ve been browsing looking for the “perfect” planner for the new year, and yours completely inspires! I’d love to know where you found the light pink binder…it’s lovely!


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