If you are a part of our Bourbon Cactus Instagram community, you know that I am an avid planner.

Like, it’s really my jam.



So I thought I would share a weekly spread plan with me to show my process of decorative planning.  In this video, I am planning for the week of September 3-9th.

Now, I am a white space planner – meaning I don’t sticker the entire page.  I find mini kits like the one I use in the video and the ones from Avalon and Ninth are great for giving me a decorative look without sacrificing all the function I get out of planning.  And if you are new to planning, I strongly feel mini kits are a good place to start when you aren’t sure what your planning style is.

I love using my Erin Condren neutral, horizontal planner for my planning needs.  I love the quality of the paper -which is thick and holds up nicely to most pens – and the planner as a whole. The horizontal layout works well with my style, allowing me to stay productive.

Check out the video below and let me know what you think.   

I’ll also include a list of shops and specific stickers I use at the bottom of this page.  (This will include both stickers in my before the pen spread and completed, after the pen spread.)

Are you a creative planner?

What type of planner do you use?



Shops Used

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Avalon and Ninth

Save 25% when shopping Avalon and Ninth by using code CACTUS25.  No minimum order required.  If you shop during a sale, you can still use this code, or mention my name, in the notes at checkout to receive an extra freebie page.

School is Cool Mini Kit 

Colored Blank Stitched Boxes

Blank Stitched Boxes

Sticky Notes

Flag Banner (Etsy shop link)

Cow Sticker (Chick-Fil-A sticker)

Pumpkin Paper Co

Terra (girl)

Sweet Kawaii Design

Beaux Bunny Fitness


Soda Pop Studio

Ballet Slippers

Erin Condren

If you are a first time customer, you can get $10 off your purchases by clicking here.


I would love to know if you end up using this kit and how you used it!


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