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March 2018 Planner Setup

March 2018 Planner Setup

Finally, the March 2018 Planner Setup is up! Over the last few months I’ve tried several times to record a setup video, but, invariably, I accidentally left things showing regarding the trip to Chic Sparrow; since that was supposed to be a surprise, I decided to simply wait on doing the setup video until I returned from Spokane!

My main planner is currently a Chic Sparrow B6 Golden Maverick with 30 mm rings added and using all Personal Size Inserts. All of the links are below the video!

(ALSO: Big forewarning! For a little while in this video, you can hear the kitty making all sorts of crazy racket. She’s a stray who found us, and she went into heat right before I recorded this video. I edited it with the sound fairly low, so I didn’t realize how loudly she’s howling until after I posted it. She’s absolutely fine, and will be getting fixed soon as no one has claimed her and she’s decided we’re her people. 🙂 )

And here are alllll of the links!


September 2017 Planner Setup

September 2017 Planner Setup

Yes, my current every day carry is a B6! Shocking, I know, but I love it!!

There are a load of links for this one!


How I Make My Tiny Tabs

DIY Dashboards, Acetates, and Vellums

Notebook and Pens:

Chic Sparrow B6 Pemberley Angel

Pilot Coleto Lumio

TWSBI Diamond Mini


Marsia Bramucci B6 SmartPlan Month on 2 Pages

Peanuts Planner Co Personal Size Monthly Foldout Overview

AnniePlansPrintables B6 Foldover Year at a Glance

Marsia Bramucci B6 Yvonne Edition Week on 2 Pages

Marsia Bramucci B6 Washitape Blue Day on 1 Page

AnniePlansPrintables and Mommy Lhey Collab BuJo Style Insert

Dashboards, Acetates, and Vellums:

Digital Designs by Jodi (use code CARIESENTME30OFF for 30% off $3.00 or more!)

KaidensMomShops (use code CARIE20 for 20% off of your order!)

The Cheeky Darling


A Whimsical Adventure




Stickers and Diecuts:



My Newest Addiction

The Planner Shack

Fox and Pip

Mommy Lhey Facebook Group




Making the Most of a Tiny TN

Making the Most of a Tiny TN

A few years ago, if you’d told me that I’d end up doing my main planning in a Pocket TN, I wouldn’t have believed you. No way. Yet here I am, content as can be. Here’s how I make planning in a small book work for me:

  • Only the things I want with me when on-the-go are in my Tiny TN; everything else (financial info, reference info, household info) stays in my Filofax or Van der Spek on my desk.
  • I stopped treating every insert in my Tiny TN like a divider in my ringed binder.
  • A lot of my inserts are dual-purpose; I use the front half of an insert for one “topic” and the back half for a different one.
  • I put two inserts onto one elastic by putting one insert inside of another. This works especially well if the “inner” insert is a thin insert. “Piggybacking” a rather thin insert can cause it to bend because it doesn’t have enough pages to withstand the pull of the band at its spine. Putting that thin insert inside of another insert means I can still have two inserts on one band without piggybacking them. (Also, when paired with #3 above, this can create four “topics” all on one elastic!) For example, I put the Appointment Tracker insert from Annie Plans Printables, which I use to track communications, inside of my Notes notebook; they both contain information that works together, so it’s perfect!
  • Use inserts for things other than their indicated purpose. If the framework of an insert is helpful to you, cover up what you don’t need (dates, text, etc.) and use the framework however you see fit. If it’s a printable from Etsy, a lot of Etsy sellers are more than happy to create a custom order for you… just ask nicely! 🙂 I use the Undated Daily Grid from Annie Plans Printables for my Lists because the layout is perfect for it!
  • When writing notes that are too long for a sticky note but I know I won’t need to carry with me for long, I write them in the center of an unbound/unstapled notebook. That way, when I no longer need that note, I can just remove those center pages without disturbing the rest of the notebook. (Also… removing unused center pages from several notebooks and putting them together to make a new notebook saves paper!)
  • If you’re considering changing notebook sizes, regardless of whether you’re thinking about going bigger or smaller, make an insert or two out of scratch paper (I use old school worksheets when the kids are done with them for the quarter or semester). Seeing and feeling the actual dimensions of an insert and trying out some layouts on the new paper size can make the decision to change sizes (or not) much easier.

April 2017 Planner Setup

April 2017 Planner Setup

Just a few changes since the March set-up…

Chic Sparrow Outlander


Stickers from PlannerKate

Tomoe River paper Grid Notebook from Goulet Pens

vCarie from DIYFish

v3s2 from DIYFish

AnniePlansPrintables Pocket TN size April 2017 Month-Week-Daily Timed

Semikolon Page Flags

Field Notes Grid Notebook

AnniePlansPrintables Pocket TN Appointment Tracker

AnniePlansPrintables Pocket TN Undated Daily Grid

Fold Out Yearly Calendar from AnniePlansPrintables


Monthly Calendar Setup Process

Monthly Calendar Setup Process

It’s been a long time since I showed my monthly calendar setup process, so I thought it was time I remedy that!

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