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Six Benefits to Having a Planning System

Six Benefits to Having a Planning System

Now that you’ve seen the current setup and my planning system, I thought I’d share the top six benefits I’ve found in maintaining a planning system.



The Six Benefits, Summarized:

  1. Allows for flexibility in what materials you use to “hold” that system.
  2. Allows me to focus on completion rather than organization.
  3. Peace of Mind.
  4. Reference and Archival Purposes
  5. Fewer things fall through the cracks.
  6. Quick, custom access to what I should be doing and what I need to do it.


The Intersection of Pretty and Functional Planning

The Intersection of Pretty and Functional Planning

I love collab videos! Kelsie at Kelsie.Plans contacted me via Instagram and asked if we could collaborate on the facets of functional planning. How could I resist?

Go watch Kelsie’s video for her take on how she makes her functional planning pretty, and check out her Instagram feed and her Patreon for more planner goodness!

Thank you, Kelsie!

Links to the shops I mentioned:

DIYFish on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DIYfish

Chic Sparrow: https://chicsparrow.com/

PlannerChickDesigns: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PlannerChickDesigns

PlannerKate: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PlannerKate1

Chochoandmimi: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ChochoAndMimi

Marsia Bramucci: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MarsiaBramucci

PeanutsPlannerCo: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PeanutsPlannerCo

Planner How-To: Switching Sizes

Planner How-To: Switching Sizes

I usually switch planner sizes several times throughout the year. Sometimes I switch because I need more space, or less space, or, frankly, because I’m itching to use a certain leather and I only have it in one size.

Switching sizes so many times has taught me a few little tips that can make the change back and forth a bit easier on both your sanity and your wallet.

  1. I buy undated, trial sets, or one-month-only inserts for the main “guts” of my planning (my Monthly, Weekly, and Daily).
  2. When buying the inserts that I absolutely know I will use all year (like my forward planning calendar from Marsia Bramucci), I always purchase a Personal size for a ringed binder; those inserts stay in that binder on my desk.
  3. When I leave one size of notebook for another, I leave the original notebook set up. I only copy pertinent information into the new size. Then, when I switch back into the original size, all of the original info (lists, for example) is already there and I only have to copy over any info added since I left that particular size.


May 2017 Planner Setup

May 2017 Planner Setup

Happy Spring, everybody! (I will continue to say it regardless of how much the pollen is trying to kill me.)

Here’s what is going on in my planner right now… a planner that is, by the way, utterly delicious. I’m currently in an A6 Pemberley Angel from Chic Sparrow, and it is amazing. Just… amazing.

All of the links to all of the goodies are below the video! Enjoy!


Here it is! All of the links to all of the goodies are below and on my website!

Chic Sparrow A6 Pemberley in Angel

Insert Covers (Dashboards) from the You’re My Lil’ Girl kit by Digital Designs by Jodi and Made By Keuntje on Etsy

Folder from Onica Hanby on Etsy

Charms from Pick Up Sticks Jewelry

Stickers from PlannerKate on Etsy

Inserts from Plannerpedia on Etsy:
Project Plan
Foldout Monthly
Undated Weekly Boxes with Tracker
Undated Daily (Two Pages per Day)

Muji A6 Blank Notebooks

Muji A6 Grid Notebooks

Bullet Journal site (the icons I’m currently using)

How I Make My Tiny Tabs

One Book July 2016 – Introduction

One Book July 2016 – Introduction

It’s finally time for One Book July 2016!

Here is Rhomany’s introductory video as well.


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