Planner Envy - My Obsession

I have struggled with the thoughts of starting a blog. Here are the facts: I don't know what I am doing when it comes to blogging (we all have to start somewhere right?), I'm not really well versed (I have read and re-read this post 50 times now, I swear!), and I don't like being judged (Something you have to worry about when putting yourself out on the internet). Wrestling with all of these emotions, I just said screw it...I'm doing it.

So with that out of the way, here is my planner history:

10 years or so ago, I had a compact Franklin Covey Planner that I loved. The pages were cute and functional, but I used it more as a wallet. That got a little bulky as a wallet for me and I switched to a regular wallet. Now fast forward to February 2014.

I really got into planners again after seeing a YouTube video on the Erin Condren Life Planner. I thought it was so cute and I loved the colors and the set up, but I didn't like the fact that it was coil bound. I wanted to be able to change and move things around to fit my life. Then I started looking on Pinterest for cute printables for a planner system like the Erin Condren system. I stumbled upon a printable planner set up from Jen at iheartorganizing. I saw in a post on her website that she used the M by Staples ARC system and ran right out and bought the system desktop punch. I started out with the 8 1/2 x 11 planner and soon realized that that planner was super heavy to carry around and I wanted to take mine with me everywhere as a daily planner. So I moved down to a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Junior (A5) planner. I loved this size...not too big, not too small. But then the discs were getting in the way. The more stuff I crammed in my planner, the bigger the discs had to be. So I started looking around for a different set up. 

Then I found Filofax. I didn't want to invest in a leather bound planner if this was just a passing phase like my ARC system, so I got a Black A5 Domino on amazon.com (The Domino has the biggest rings in a Filofax that I could find). I loved this new planner. The rings weren't in the way was much as the ARC, so I wanted to invest in a leather planner. So I started looking for a leather A5 planner and stumbled upon Kikki K. I could buy a leather A5 planner for a fraction of the cost of a Filofax so bought the Large (A5) Lilac planner and now use this as my blog planner. 

The whole time I was looking for a leather planner, I was looking for one in orange. The only one I found was a Filofax Original in Flouro Orange and I wasn't going to pay the price tag they wanted for it. Then I discovered the Color Crush Planner from Websters Pages in Caramel. The only problem was that it is Personal Size and all of my printables are for my A5 planner. So I ordered the planner kit from Cocoa Daisy because it was out of stock on Websters Pages website. The kit came with 5 dividers, a 2015 calendar, and a week on 2 pages set up that I have become accustomed to in my previous planners. I use this as my daily planner now.

So I have been on a quest for "Planner Nirvana" this past year. I am obsessed with Pinterest and finding printables and inserts for my planners. I have really been into stickers and decorating more than anything. In my searching Pinterest, I stumbled across mswenduhh's blog. I went to her blog and saw all of the cute stickers and pages she creates and I thought, I want to do what she does. She makes printables for herself and uploads them for others to use. 

So that about sums it up. More to come in the future...



2 comments :

  1. I just want to say, I'm so glad you started your blog after all!!!

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  2. I need to add to this post for sure. My planner journey is never ending and I am happy I started this blog as well. It has given me an outlet for my creativity and I love that others find my printables useful in their own planners as well.

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