I first came across this planner when searching for a gift for a busy mom with four kids. I knew she didn’t have time to create detailed decorative layouts but she did enjoy stamping and making cards in the past. Also I couldn’t see this active woman carrying around a large planner while keeping up with her active kids. She needed a planner that was as mobile as she was. When I saw this Happy Blooms planner at Michael’s I thought it would be a great fit and am sharing with you my thoughts in this MINI Happy Planner Review.
MINI Happy Planner Review
- Discbound Planner
- Measures 4.5″ x 7″
- Horizontal week layout
- Dated in January – December format
- Monthly goals
- Very portable
- Benefits of a compact size limits the writing room
- Great design
Accessories are available for personalizing your planner such as MINI pocket folders, dashboards, elastic bands and sticky notes. The Deluxe Cover and the Hard Cover are also available for the MINI Happy Planner if you prefer extra protection.
Though MAMBI does not have any MINI Sticker books I was advised many of the Classic sized stickers will still work. The recommendation when using the full box stickers is place it horizontally if you prefer the sticker not be in two days.
According to the creators at MAMBI, both the Classic and BIG Happy Planner Paper Punch works great for the MINI planners. Their advice is to line up the middle of the paper with the middle punch for the best fit.
Do you love the size but prefer a daily planner? Then add the MINI Daily Inserts into your planner. I use these same sheets in the Classic size in my Happy Planner for those busy days I need time blocking. Also you can search for MINI Daily Inserts on Etsy for other options.
I love the size and design of the MINI Happy Planner however I am a vertical week type of gal. But I would use the MINI Happy Planner with their Notes & Graph paper to create a monthly notebook. Also see my notes above on the punch and you can choose your own notebook paper.
If you are looking for a small, compact and creative planner, then check out the MINI Happy Planner by MAMBI. It is the perfect on-the-go-size for a purse. This planner will work great if you are tracking appointments and a few other things each week. Also if you are looking for a small planner to track one life area, such as your nutrition and exercise this planner can be an option (their is also a MINI Fitness Happy Planner).
What is your favorite feature of the MINI?