Planner Crazy

Welcome back to the Make it Monday blog circle!  Did you arrive here from Connie?  She’s so very creative!  Read on to see who’s next in the circle…

I’ve always loved planners.  That was my favorite part of Back to School shopping.  For a while, I was a loyal fan of Franklin Covey’s system.  I will admit that in the past few years I used a blank lined book to keep track of my lists and notes while using my phone (and Google) for appointments and reminders.  I loved my system.  And then came this trend of Scrappy-Planners.  For the past six months or so, I’ve been watching, reading, and figuring out my way of playing with this trend.  For me it all started with Studio Calico’s class Agenda. I became a fan of Marcy Penner and quickly bought her Hello Forever Planner.  I loved the idea of a DIY planner so I can make more use of the Cinch binding system that I bought a year ago.  I printed the pages and assembled my planner.   I  enjoyed the daily view pages and especially enjoyed the Planning Guide pages to keep track of my week(s) ahead.


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It worked fine but I wasn’t in  love.  I did enjoy playing with Washi and pens.  Oh my, another new addition? Frixion pens!  Wow!  [click on the image to see these wonderful pens]

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So, on with my story…. a friend of mine showed me her hard bound Day Designer planner and I loved the pages.  I only wished I could get a download – and then she forwarded a free downloadable that they offered.

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I’d been using that for a few weeks and felt that it was very close to what I wanted…. truly, I just knew I’d have to build my own.   It combines much of what I loved about both the previous printable – enough space to write my hourly activities as well as space for my to-do lists. I’ve only been using my own pages for a week or so but I’m in love.  So much so that I’d like to share with you in case you’re looking for something like this.

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Planner Page Downloadable

I know that this is a work in progress and I have a feeling it will always be in that state.  I’m curious about how you keep track of everything?  Do you use a paper planner, your phone, your computer? Let’s talk in the comments.

Now it’s time to continue in the Make it Monday blog circle to Kristie who is sharing a technique for spring themes.





6 thoughts on “Planner Crazy

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  2. I am still trying to wrap my head around how to use a planner… everything is on Google for phone and computer, so I don’t really need paper. But they look like such fun!!

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