Make The Starbucks Planner My Own, Cymplified!

make the starbucks planner my own with name plate

How is your January coming along? I was excited to use my new planner when the clock struck 12 on the 1st of January. By this time, I have an idea of how to make the Starbucks planner my own.


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After using the Mommy Blogberry, the Momme and the Mommy Mundo Mom 24/7 planners (in no particular order), for sure the Starbucks planner is not super detailed. Yet, since 2015, I went back to using it for some reason. Therefore, I have learned to customize it to suit my lifestyle.

personalize it

I use the year view as a menstrual tracker by encircling the date.Make The Starbucks Planner My Own menstrual tracker


The boxes in the monthly view is where I write down our daily expenses, including utility bills that I paid and credit cards. In the 2017 edition, there’s a place to list things to do. That’s where I jot the goals for the month. Also, this latest one has smaller boxes. In the previous version, there’s just a blank box at the rightmost; thus, that’s where I write the weekly total of expenses.Make The Starbucks Planner My Own expense tracker


I write what I need to do each day on the weekly view page. I note the events we need to attend. That is also where I write what the children need to bring to school, their exam schedules, etc. Forgive the messy handwriting. Then, when done, I highlight them!Make The Starbucks Planner My Own schedules and tasks


I am no planner decorator. The most designing I make is by using my multi-colored metallic pens and using my old washi tapes for sticking movie tickets or museum tickets on my planner/sort-of memory-keeper.

I write random ideas or doodle on the notes part of the weekly view in the previous planners. This year, I started reading The One Year Love Language Minute Devotional by Gary Chapman. A Christmas gift. I decided to write each day’s Bible verse on the notes part. As a result, ideas and doodles go to the back part. make the starbucks planner my own Bible verses


insert joyful days

Not included is a meal planner. I guess this prototype of the calendar I did could be for that. It could be for anything, actually. It’s part of the Joyful Days planner inserts that I made with watercolor, edited then printed. joyful days january calendar


If you want to get hold of these planner inserts, kindly message me. Just click on the bottom left of this site. A smaller size is for sale. 🙂

This is the first page. You can cut it, write a salutation plus “Wishing you…”, then sign with your name.make the starbucks planner my own add inserts

By using these inserts, I wish to:

  • Inject positivity
  • Hone gratefulness
  • Set goals and actions
  • Revive connections
  • Personalize and share cards
  • Plan a party
  • List down gifts
  • Most of all, show love and appreciation

Do you want to insert joyful days into your planner and your life? 🙂

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  1. Michelle

    I started bullet journaling last december 2016 kaya yung planner ko this year is Victoria’s Journal na plain pages so I can personalize it. But I do have Starbucks planner as well. I am planning to use it once my VJ planner runs out of pages. Ang ganda ng SB planner this year!

    1. ceemee

      It’s true that the SB planners this year are so pretty. I bought SB planner last year because it’s Moleskine, but the pages were so thin.

  2. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    I am also using the Starbucks Planner this year and like you, I also write the things I have to do and reminders there.

  3. Gilian

    That’s very creative. I like what you did with the inserts. I did not buy planners for this year because I still have notebooks or blank diaries from last year. I’m trying to do the planning bujo style on those diaries. I got some ideas from what you did here. I’ll include them on mine. 🙂

    1. ceemee

      Thanks! Yep, notebooks are great for BuJo, or so I read in an article. There’s even more space for you to get creative!

  4. TweenselMom

    Seeing more and more moms making beautiful journals. I envy your artful works and how I wish I can keep these organizers. For now, contented nako sa desktop planner and my never ending scratch pads, and looker nalang sa inyong magagandang planners.

    1. ceemee

      Hehe! You can compile the scratch pads in a notebook, parang scrapbook ang effect. 🙂 Thanks, Lanie!

  5. Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy

    Wow, pretty! I’m keeping a journal now but using it more as a scrapbook of memories. Hehe. I’m not a planner kind of person.
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    1. ceemee

      Thank you! That is a great way to do it! We moms are the keepers of memories.

  6. Ayi

    Hay, if only I am creative. LOL. I rely on planner stickers to prettify my planner :))

    1. ceemee

      That’s one way of designing it!

  7. Nerisa

    cute! I wish i am as artistic as you are. i have a friend who did this to her starbucks planner. parang bullet journal 🙂

    1. ceemee

      Thanks! Well, I don’t think mine is bullet journaling. But, BuJo looks interesting!

  8. Maria Teresa Figuerres

    Those Joyful Days inserts are a nice add-ons to your 2017 planner! I bought my planner before Christmas, and until now I haven’t had the time to jot down anything on it. So busy! Sigh!

    1. ceemee

      Thank you! I think the planner could help us organize our busyness. We need to allot time for writing and planning, though.

  9. Lhourdes Mercadero

    I have planners in my drawers, I still don’t use it until now. I really hope that I can be creative like you.

    1. ceemee

      We don’t need to wait to be creative to use our planners. I just went ahead, even with the messy handwriting and mistakes that I need to use correction fluid on.

  10. Liz A

    I’ve never thought of personalizing my planners that way. Usually, my planners end up as additional weight in my bag since I keep forgetting to use it. I got used to using my phone’s calendar and alarm to work for me for the past few years. This year though, I have 2 planners and I plan to use them properly. Not as artistic as you though. Maybe next year I could try that.

    1. ceemee

      Too bad planners don’t have alarms! Hehe!

  11. jem alvarado

    Love those coloring pens for the planner… My January was more on catching up with important task for self and family improvement 🙂
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    1. ceemee

      Yay to always improving ourselves!

  12. Alaine

    I wish I am creative/artistic just like you! My planner looks soooo boring.

    1. ceemee

      What’s important is that the way you use your planner works for you. 🙂

  13. Maan

    Your inserts are really cool! The reason why I stick to ring planners is that it’s very easy to personalise them. My monthly and weekly inserts are printed but some I made by hand. I wish I had your watercolour skills!
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    1. ceemee

      Thanks, Maan! Your lettering works are nice! Handmade is great, right?

  14. Berlin

    Got a starbucks planner too and I also personalize it. Ihihi. Not that colorful like yours as I often say to myself I do not have much time. But when I saw your planner, it gives me the extra push to give more effort into decorating my planner. Thanks for the share.
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    1. ceemee

      Mine is not that decorated. We work with what we have, right? 🙂

  15. Mommy Queenelizabeth

    As much as i wanted to insert joyful days into my planner but i am not a planner person hahaha. I only ise old notebooks and scratch papers when planning hahaha. Im lazy writing literally. But yes, i wanted to always insert joyful days into my life 🙂

    1. ceemee

      Haha! I feel you. I really need to be conscious about setting aside a few minutes to read the devotional and write in my planner.

  16. Eve of Qarah Moments

    I tried collecting stickers to get an SB planner last December but then I realized, it’s not practical so I gave my 6 stickers to my friend. I’m not really into decorating it as long I’m able to use it. I still prefer the hard copy over the digital ones. 😉 By the way, I like your inserts.

    1. ceemee

      I was planning to buy nalang a cute planner I saw online, but, with my hubby’s initiative, SB planner nalang ulit. Thanks, Eve!

  17. Janice

    I have 3 planners this year and one of them is the small Starbucks Siren I got just last week. Unlike the previous years though, I chose to use my SB planner now as a gratitude journal. 🙂

    1. ceemee

      Wow, three! Keeping a gratitude journal seems wonderful.

  18. May Palacpac

    I’m still getting the hang of using planners. Like you, I am no planner decorator and though I have tried using stickers, di pa rin eh, hahaha.

    1. ceemee

      Haha! I know what you mean.

  19. Meg Mortega

    Last year, I tried BuJoing. Too bad, I was not good at keeping it. Di ako naging consistent. Pero this year, I started writing my devotion on a simple notebook. Hopefully matuloy tuloy ko until end of year. Thanks for sharing and btw, ang ganda ng insert mo 🙂

    1. ceemee

      It’s challenging to be consistent in our resolutions. Thank you, Meg!

  20. Badet Siazon

    Haha, same tayo ng use sa calendar, I use it to track my period. I’ve been using Starbucks planner for X many consecutive years, I love that they made their planners smaller and lighter.
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    1. ceemee

      The small one’s great for people who don’t lug around their houses in their bags. Unlike me! Haha!

  21. Badet Siazon

    I’m also using my Starbucks planner, the small one. This is my choice of planner for years. Same tayo ng use ng calendar, I use it to track my period.
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  22. Rowena Wendy Lei

    I gave my daughter my Starbucks mermaid planner since she’s the one who’s into calligraphy and organizing things lol.

    1. ceemee

      That’s cool! She sounds more organized than me. Haha!

  23. mhaan a

    I have the same Starbucks Planner and I am trying to use it for my BuJo or bullet journaling.
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    1. ceemee

      Wow! BuJo is quite the thing these days!

  24. Jen Ubongen

    I tried using a planner but it just didn’t work out for me. Nung una masipag ako magsulat pero eventually napabayaan ko na. Nagtetake down notes na lang ako sa cp haha. But yours is really nice and neat 😉

    1. ceemee

      Thanks! Planners are not for everyone. Some people prefer digital ones. 🙂

  25. Mommy Anna

    I am using my starbucks planner also, I used to write here my thoughts and schedules and things to do Same as you I am not into decorating the planner

    1. ceemee

      I know, right? I guess I am not artistic after all. 🙂

  26. Erica YU-B

    Got my Starbucks planner just last week, with the help of friends, of course! hahah!
    They are so generous when it comes to Starbucks stickers, ano? Hehe 🙂
    You know the feeling of wanting to use it but you just cannot? Ang hirap kasi it’s so pretty. But maybe, I’ll use it na soon! God bless 🙂

    1. ceemee

      Yay! Yeah, nakakahinayang magkamali sa pagsulat sa planner minsan. 🙂

  27. Mommy Levy

    I’m using a CBTL planner and just like you I put my everyday expenses on the small monthly boxes. I’m using printable stickers on the first 2 weeks pero it take a lot of time kaya baka mag simple bullet planning na lang ako next time 🙂 importante nagagamit ang planner haha.

    1. ceemee

      Oo nga, sayang ang planner kung naka-tambay lang. Hindi ako masipag sa stickers. Haha!

  28. Kim @ Mom On Duty

    Ohh, I like how you use your SB planner. I have one too, I just can’t seem to find a way to organize everything in there so I reverted back to Google Calendar. 😀

    1. ceemee

      Thanks! You can always use your Google Calendar, even when you forget your SB planner. Hehe!

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