Hello, friends! It has been my pleasure to create notebooks and journals for memory keeping, journaling, and planning using luxury paper.  All of these products have been designed, created, printed, and sourced with materials right here in the United States. 

I will be closing this shop on June 1, 2022, so I have specially marked prices.  Stock up on some of your favorite products — some are very low in quantity and there is no restock. 

Thank you to all who have purchased my notebooks and products! It has been a very special experience for me to create a line of my own….I am so grateful for your business.

All best,




About Us

Joanne McCabe is the owner and creator of JM Planning Essentials, LLC  based in New Orleans, Louisiana. She received a Master of Education degree and spent many years teaching in the New Orleans area. Bringing together her love of creating,planning, writing, and memory keeping, she has designed a line of beautiful products to inspire others’ creativity.

JM Planning Essentials is proud to feature the artwork of David Johnson on its products. David is an award-winning illustrator and designer based in New Orleans. During his 48-year career his art has appeared on numerous posters, advertisements, books and magazine covers, especially those surrounding the celebration of Mardi Gras. More of David’s art can be seen at facebook.com/davidjohnsonart