Plan With Me: How to Personalize your Back to Basics Planner with Pictures

Add sentimental value– that’s what it is. Unlike the Design Your Life Planner, the Back to Basics Planner doesn’t have a page dedicated to pictures. While it focuses more on career advancement and promises a more organized schedule/life, it offers the freedom of decoration.

Planners: Design Your Life (above) & Back to Basics (below)
Planners: Design Your Life (above) & Back to Basics (below)

I’ve come up with an idea on how to add pictures to your Back to Basics Planner. It not only gives you that personalized touch, but photos are a great motivator too. It’s for the weekly pages but you can get creative and maybe add them to the monthly and notes pages as well! My theme was travel. Please excuse the vain-ness. lol!


I was originally gonna do a mini tutorial on how to easily resize your pictures to fit a full box– BUT, I don’t have Microsoft Word here and Google Docs lacks in features. I did my photos through Photoshop, and it’s actually quite easy if you want to give it a go. Just use the crop tool, specify the length and width, then crop!

Alternatively, I found a tutorial from Wendaful on how to create squares for your Erin Condren planner, which basically has the same idea as this. So give it a check!

The exact dimensions for the full box of the Back to Basics planner is 1.14″ x 1.713″. I know, it’s a bit weird.

To further decorate this spread, I decided to use just stamps to complement the row of pictures. The stamps are from Target’s spot section (product review coming soon!).



And here’s how the final spread looks like!



What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the comments below! ☺



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