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February 2021 Planner Setup

February 2021 Planner Setup

Well.

January decided to throw us all for a loop, I’m pretty sure. In our own home, things changed literally overnight and I had to pivot quickly.

I loved my setup in my cut down A5 Stalogy. I truly did. I was thoroughly enjoying the break from all of the structure that I find inherent in my ringed planning.

And then I immediately needed that structure back. Post-haste.

So I went to what I intuitively know. What my brain will just use without having to exert any extra thought. My Comfort Size – Format – Inserts.

Personal Rings. DIYFish inserts. Done and Done.

Here are all of the links to all of the wonderful places that have helped me get my brain into some semblance of order amidst the pivoting and made it all pretty as well.

Trello Referral Link

Canva Referral Link

— Planner — Filofax Personal Malden, color Stone

Charm – Two Weeks on Mars on Etsy 

Page Marker – Paper Dove Shop on Etsy

Page Flags, Transparent Dots, and Stickers

Cloth + Paper Transparent Dots and Flags

A Glittery Life Plans Transparent Dots

Let’s Make It Sparkle Transparent Dots and Strips

Hobonichi Weeks School Page Flags from KaidensMomShops on Etsy

Inserts

— 2021 Yearly Overview – AlibiDesignStudio on Etsy

2021 Yearly Foldout – Peanuts Planner Co Insert 147 Yearly Dated Bundle

Monthly and Weekly Inserts – DIYFish v3s2

— Goals Inserts – PaperTessDesigns Quarterly Overview

— Finance Inserts – PaperTessDesigns Versatile MO1P + Add-On Page

Minimalistic Yearly Foldout – SterlingInk on Etsy

Dashboards

Not Subtle Dashboard – SMPlans on Etsy 

MindyPlans_ on Instagram (Beautiful freebies AND Etsy Shop linked in her bio)

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!

 

One Book July 2017 Main Planning Insert – DIYFish ClassicC v3cs6

One Book July 2017 Main Planning Insert – DIYFish ClassicC v3cs6

So… I thought I had posted this weeks ago. I had *uploaded* it, but never published it. Ugh… no brain.

This is my main planning insert for One Book July 2017, the DIYFish Classic C v3cs6. It’s an all-in-one insert.

I believe Fish’s shop is currently on a break, but keep an eye out for this insert when she reopens!

One Book July 2017 – What I’m Using

One Book July 2017 – What I’m Using

It’s time! It’s time!

Here’s a look at what I’m planning on doing for One Book July 2017. It’s not One Book like the original challenge; it’s more of an amalgam of all three versions.

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.

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