A new adventure.

Planners have been a part of my life for several years now. They’ve helped ease my anxiety and keep me a little bit more organized all the while giving me an artistic outlet to create daily and weekly. It’s pretty cool to share this hobby with so many people all over the world!


A Melancholy Moose has always been the name I wanted to use for my artistic endeavors. Whether that’s blogging or something else.  Like all things in life,  A Melancholy Moose and myself have evolved and changed. I’m a big believer in following your joy and nurturing the small things that make you happy.  I previously made jewelry under this name but as that is no longer something that brings me joy, it was time to closed that chapter and start a new one. I plan on blogging here more (again) and have also started an Etsy store to share my passion for planning and stationery.  I hope you’ll continue to join me as I start a few fun new projects.


So, with that said, A Melancholy Moose is now on Etsy! I have been drawing up a storm, creating characters that are inspired by my world and favorite things. I’ve turned these drawings into themed sticker sets for planners. Of course cats play a big part in my illustrations and most of them are inspired by my little muse Lucky.


Don’t mind the messy coffee table, just look at those adorable crossed paws!


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Part of my Pastel Kitties sticker kit. Can you see the likeness to Lucky?


I just opened shop a little while ago and only have a handful of listings, but I’m having so much fun creating new things. I’m trying to release a new set each week and will start posting about them here as well as on Instagram.




Desert bunnies kit in my Mambi Happy Planner


One of the hardest things about having a shop or business for me is the promotional aspect. I really don’t like advertising myself! I always feel pushy and am terrified that I’ll come off fake. So, I’m tying really hard to get more comfortable sharing. If you’d like to take a look at my store, you can check it out here.

It’s been lovely chatting here again, and I’ll be back soon!




Pusheen Date Cover Stickers


I made these Pusheen date cover stickers last month and completely forgot to share them! Download them here.

(Please note, these stickers are for personal use only. Please do not sell or claim as your own. I do not claim ownership of any copyrighted images.)

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Just print and cut through your preferred method and add to your planner. You can use them to cover up the daily dates in a weekly layout, the dates in your monthly view or both!

I added the day of the week stickers from Wendaful’s free heart date stickers download to my layout to go along with Pusheen and love how it turned out.


I hope they brighten your day as much as they have for me.

Thanks for stopping by! xoxo


Week 23: Matryoshka doll theme

I’ve been doing some planner shuffling lately.

One of the things that seems to coincide with planner addiction is always wanting to switch up your collection!

So this week I moved into my new purple personal Malden. I’ve been drooling over this particular type of Filofax for a while and last week was given the opportunity to trade for one!

I decorated week 23 with Matryoshka doll stickers, sticky notes and washi tape.



I love this “Bee Happy” yellow pen that I picked up this week from a local stationery store. It’s called The Seven Year Pen and comes in several different colors with really cute designs on them. Supposedly it contains enough ink for seven years of use!



My Malden set up. ^.^



On Sunday, Luke surprised me with these AWESOME signed post card prints by Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters!  They are amazing artists and also own Stranger Factory, an art gallery in Nob Hill.


This card is going in the front of my planner as a dashboard. ^.^


Something else that happened this weekend…we are now caretakers of this little guy. He’s a great plains skink!  I think he looks like a little dinosaur.


Lucky wasn’t as excited about the newest household member as we were.



Week 22: Teal, glitter and bats

It was such a nice day today that I decided to decorate my planner outside on my patio table, under my favorite tree.

I’m a bit late in posting my new week layout due to the holiday weekend but here it is:

I used bat and skull patterned washi tape along with some sticky flags from Target.


The first half of the week has a bat book clip I made out of some left over scrapbook paper and a striped paperclip.


For the second half of the week, I added a raccoon clip from Kawaii Paperie and a cloud book clip that I made to go with the bat. ^.^


I embellished the pages with a few glittery teal hearts from a die cut pack by Heidi Swapp and some bat stickers leftover from Halloween.


Love this kawaii cloud pen!


Lucky likes to lay next to or on top of my Filofax when I’m taking pictures. Silly kitty!


Hope you had a great Memorial Day and weekend.


Week 21: New Yellow Finsbury

This week I tried out some adorable whale themed inserts that I purchased from the lovely Etsy store Obsessed With CuteI’m pretty happy with the way it turned out!


I love these colors together!


Rilakkuma matches perfectly ^.^



It was so much fun setting up my new yellow Finsbury!  Here’s what the front looks like.


Pockets, pockets and more pockets to pack with cute paperclips!


I made some galaxy patterned dividers to replace the white ones it came with.




Out of my collection, I think this might be my favorite planner!


Lucky took some selfies while I was organizing. ^.^



See you next time!


Week 20: Kiki’s Delivery Service

It’s a new week and that means it’s time to get out the washi tape and decorate some planner pages!

I’ve been in a Studio Ghibli mood lately, so this week is all about Kiki’s Delivery Service.


I decided to round the edges of my planner pages for a slightly different look.


Really loving the bunting banner washi tape from Michael’s and the Kate Spade Bow clips that I received in a RAK!



Lucky was too busy playing with his favorite toy to care much about helping today. ^.^


Can’t wait to decorate next weeks pages!

Thanks for stopping.


Totoro Theme for Week 19

I watched one of my all time favorite movies My Neighbor Totoro on Sunday and was inspired to decorate my planner pages for this week with him in mind.


I used cut outs of  Totoro and lots of washi tape, along with some hydration tracking stickers from MsWenduhh. I love these stickers she’s created, they’re a great way to keep track of your water intake.

Just print them out, cut to size, then run through a sticker maker and voila stickers!

 You can find them—> here





Lucky, as usual, helped. ^.^