I get this question a lot and I thought I would answer all the questions here in case you had some questions of your own.  

VB KITS ARE NOT ON A SUBSCRIPTION PLAN This is the number 1 question I get. People automatically assume it is because it's a planner kit. When I started doing this VB Planner Kits I didn't realize how popular they would be and actually just made kits when I felt like it and put them up for sale. As popularity grew I started taking preorders so I knew how many to make for the upcoming month. So for now, kits are first come first serve. Hopefully, will be starting a subscription plan for those that want it early 2018

HOW DO I PREORDER? All kits are found in the category "VB KITS" in the store. Once the listing is live you'll go to the site, select your options, add to your cart and checkout out. It is a preorder so please keep in mind you won't be receiving the kit till the end of the next month. 

Preorders usually take place the 15th of each month (starting Nov) for the kit 2 months ahead. For instance... Preorder Nov 15th for January kit which will be mailed out end of December so you'll get it in time for your January planning. It is a little confusing (trust me I was confused too.) I also give the VBAddicts in the "Beautiffy Your Planner" Facebook Group early access to preorder. You can join us here. 

WILL THE KIT WORK FOR MY PLANNER? YES! VB KITS will work with any planner that you have from ring-bound, Traveler's notebooks, coil, Happy Planner, and ECLP. There is an option for you to choose Standard, Happy Planner and ECLP with no headers. Please read the description in the listing to see which box size will work for you. 

WILL I BE GETTING THE IMAGES FROM THE MOOD/INSPIRATION BOARD? No, the images featured in the mood board are just for inspiration purposes. It is a way for you to get the overall mood and style of the kit. 

HOW MUCH ARE THE KITS? The kits are $26.99 

WHAT DOES THE KIT INCLUDE? Each kit is a little bit different in regards to its contents. The basics of the kits consists of VB Stickers, 8.5" x 11" paper, sticky note and VB Pen plus there's other surprises. Most of the products featured are exclusive to VB- you won't find them elsewhere.  I also feature other planner girlbosses to have their product featured in the kit if I see it would match the theme. I always like to support others in the community! 

WHY IS SHIPPING SO EXPENSIVE FOR INTERNATIONAL?  The rate given at checkout it the max rate. Usually before preorders we don't have the product yet in our hands to weigh the kit so it is maxed out until we ship the kit out to you. When we do, at the actual rate of the kit is lower than expected we refund the remaining back to you. 

CAN I SEE SNEAK PEAKS BEFORE ORDERING?  Before preorders I always post the mood board that I create using photos I find on Pinterest. The mood/inspiration mood gives you a better understanding of concept of the kit. Please keep in mind the photos are for inspiration use only and not the actual photos you'll find in the stickers. If the product for the kit has arrived at the studio before theme reveal, I will definitely be sharing. 

WHEN DO THE KITS GET SENT OUT? Kits are sent out the last week of the previous month it's supposed to be for. So December kit will be mailed out the last week of November so you can use it for December. Because of manufactor delays or shipping delays the kit can get delayed. We always try our best to get the kits 

 WHEN DO YOU REVEAL THE PRODUCTS FOR THE KITS? Right when the products start arriving at the studio I either post in the FB group, show on my IG Instastories or post on IG. This usually happens a week before the kits get sent out. 

CAN I COMBINE SHIPPING? Sorry, but kits can't be combined with regular merchandise like stickers. The kits are prepacked and have special packaging that is weighed before preorders to get a rate on shipping. Please check-out with two separate transactions. 

I FORGOT TO PREORDER WILL THERE BE EXTRAS ONCE THEY SELL OUT? Once the allotted amount has been met there won't be anymore kits available. However, there will be extra loose products like paper, stickers, pens, etc and even at times maybe half kits. Stay tuned to the FB Group for information regarding kit extras. 

WHEN DO I KNOW IT'S TIME TO PREORDER? Preorders are always on the 15th of each month at 6:00 PM PST. I also send out an email newsletter as a friendly reminder either a couple days before or the day before so make sure you sign up! 

WHERE CAN I SEE PAST KITS?  Instagram is a good source if you would like to see past kits but I've also added a few below.  I also post contents of past kits in the listings of the kits.  

Beauty Log Planner Using The "Hello Beautiful" Happy Planner™


I'm really excited about getting back into blogging and producing more YouTube content. However, I needed a way to organize all of my ideas that I stumble upon especially when I see inspiration from Instagram and Pinterest. Then I thought about it .. why not literally merge beauty and the love for planning together? Sure! Great idea! It was perfect timing when I saw some stamps on to help me with the memory keeping in my brand new "Hello Beautiful" Happy Planner™. 

Here are the three stamps that I knew I just had to have: Plan To Glow, Beauty Log and Skincare Routine


Want to see how it all came together? Watch my newest Youtube video below. 

 I hope you guys like my layout and the start of a new planner for me! I'll be updating you on my progress. 



Welcome to the new 2016-2017 Happy Planner™ BLOG HOP featuring posts by the me & my BIG ideas Design Team! I’m excited to give you a tour and show you the style of my new 'Hello Life'  Happy Planner™. It doesn't start till July but I'll share with you how I plan on using it. 

 The me and my BIG ideas booth at CHA

The me and my BIG ideas booth at CHA

I first laid eyes on all of the new Happy Planners ™ at CHA this year and I couldn't contain myself! WOW! So many styles to choose from how could I just pick one?! Talk about #planneraddictproblems! It took me awhile to choose "THE ONE" at the mambi Design Team meet-up that I could add to my existing Happy Planner™ collection. I knew I wanted one that had softer colors since 2 of my other planners had bolder brighter color themes. 

 Some of the Design Team gals at mambi GQ 

Some of the Design Team gals at mambi GQ 

Finally I chose the 'Hello Life' Happy Planner ™. Here are some points on why I chose this beauty over the rest: 

  • I've been into soft watercolor patterns lately and if you are like me then you'll love this planner. You'll see washes of pink, teal, yellow, and gold touches. 
  • The font used throughout the planner is really pretty and different from the other planners in my collection. 
  • One of the features of the 'Hello Life' Happy Planner™ that really caught my eye are the weekend ombre patterns. SO PRETTY! They go from dark to light. 
  • The Monthly Prep Page fits my style. I like how everything is laid out and the 'Currently" section will be used a lot to prep my month. 
  • The monthly tab photos are gorgeous! Each month's photo ties in with the overall theme of the planner nicely. 


I plan on using my planner as my personal and work planner when July comes around. I'm so happy that the MORNING, AFTERNOON, and EVENING headlines have been removed. This gives me the freedom to  make my own headlines and make the planner fit my schedule and gives me more freedom to be creative. 

Don't forget to grab the matching washi tape- Hello Life Washi Tape when you pick-up your new planner on March 1st right from the mambi website!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Keep the HOP going by heading over to mambi Design Team member Cassie’s blog to see which Happy Planner™ she's got her hands on!

GOODBYE 2015, HELLO 2016!

Taking some time today to make goals for the New Year and I couldn’t help but reflect back on 2015. I’ve done so much and accomplished goals/dreams that I didn’t even think I could. I would say that 2015 was a planner adventure for me. It made me think how much I love this planner community and truly enjoy creative planning. I always thought my life would be the beauty industry (it still is, my heart still loves makeup) but this new change in my career has brought my so much joy and happiness. It's nice to have a "change of pace" and I'm so happy I found my change in 2015. 

Early last year I started the Pacific Northwest Planner Group- a little group for planners in the area to get together and share their love for planning. The first meet-up of 35 people in my condo's owner's lounge was the little spark that ignited the flame. Little did I know I would be planning planner parties with my friend Rhondalei and watching the group grow and grow to now 550 members!. I can’t wait to celebrate the one year birthday of this group which has brought the Seattle/Vancouver, BC and Portland planners together.

I’ve been blessed to be part of 3 design teams- The Planner Society,  Studio l2e and Me & My Big Ideas. To be selected to be on a design team is an honor and I'm so thankful that these companies chose me to represent them.  I love spreading my passion and creativity with all of you.

A big dream/goal of mine was to own my own business. However, I always wanted it be beauty related since I am a makeup artist but this year everything changed. Thanks to my planner friend Sierra who shared my homemade page flag stickers that I sent her on her IG .. my little pocket letter filler turned into a full blown business. Villabeautifful has been my brand since the very beginning of my makeup career and now it’s revolving into something and it’s such a good feeling! The comments from all of YOU, my customers, have made me want to strive for bigger and better things for VB. I couldn’t be happier and more blessed for this community and how all of you have impacted my life. THANK YOU! I’m excited to see what 2016 holds for me and Villabeautifful- can’t wait to share it with all of you!