FC Sierra

It hit me the other day that one year ago, I was using a Franklin Covey Sierra Classic Size with 1.5 inch rings. Since then my planner journey has been all over the place. After discovering the Planner Addict World on YouTube and Facebook, I tried making my own inserts for the Sierra because I wasn’t happy with the Blooms WO2P inserts I had gotten for 2015. I then made some Folio size inserts (8.5” x 11”) and tried using one of my flex binders as a planner. You can read about that here and watch the YouTube video here. This one was actually pretty nice. If I ever decide to go back to a full size planner, I think I’ll use my own creation. These posts and several other early related blog posts can be read in the Planner Pieces Series here.

IMG_1264 Current Journal Next Journal

Then I found the Mini Flex (aka the Mead Shopping OrganizHer notebook). I tried using that as a planner and then as a bullet journal. Then I tried Bullet Journaling in bound notebooks on and off from April to July. I really liked the Bullet Journaling system over the summer, when I have less going on.

Rose Gold Personal  (4)

When the school year gearing up in August, I switched back to a ringed planner. I purchased a Day-Timer portable size Rose Gold Malibu and have been using it ever since.

During the year, I have acquired and resold different types of planner containment units. All in the hope of finding that elusive Planner Peace. I won’t say I’ve achieved it and haven’t given up either, but I’m not in such a rush to trade out containment units as I was.

I would not have guessed this is where I would be planner-wise a year ago. If anyone’s interested, the YouTube video that started it all was My Purpley Life’s video. Jennifer started it all. My decent into madness!

If you’re a member of the planner addict world, how has your journey gone? Please share in the comments.


22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 10:37:49

    Oh, the planner addict world! Once you watch video you’re hooked. 🙂 Last year I played around with having two planners (a Webster’s Crush and my true planner love, the EC Life Planner). This year I decided I just had to simplify, because it was too much and I was spending more time planning than doing other things that I love. Now I’m just down to my EC Life Planner. I’m totally looking into a traveler’s notebook (which I’ve noticed are also big in the planner addict world, since you can also put calendars in there), but it’s more because I carry a notebook for my thoughts, one for lists, one for sketches and one for the novel that I’m working on. I’ve started using Moleskine’s because of how small they are and I’d like a way to keep them all together and protected.


    • caendicott
      Jan 20, 2016 @ 12:48:27

      As much as I’m a ringed planner/notebook girl, I’ve been discussing the possibility of a TN with one of my friend who loves them. I’m going to start saving for one, and she’s sending me an insert of the size she thinks is perfect for me. We shall see.


  2. laci
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 11:39:45

    I am also a planner freak love it !!


  3. Jenny
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 11:48:21

    I love that organizer. It’s so cute and pink!


  4. Shann Eva
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 13:52:19

    I love using a planner, but I don’t have anything fancy. I actually got a really cheap one first, but the paper was so thin, it didn’t work. So, I’m back to my trusty Hello Kitty Planner. I know it’s a little silly, but I love the layout, and, of course, Hello Kitty. I’ll never be too old 😉


  5. Leslie Rossi
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 14:54:18

    holy cow girl! i have not started collecting planners yet, notebooks and cookbooks yes!



    • caendicott
      Jan 20, 2016 @ 15:16:02

      Oh, I also have my fair share of notebooks/journals and cookbooks! My planner collection is shrinking though.


  6. Heather @ Simply Save
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 19:36:03

    Wow! There are such pretty planners these days. I used to not be able to go anywhere without mine, but I’ve switched everything to my phone.


    • caendicott
      Jan 22, 2016 @ 11:27:44

      Between carrying a big purse and having a smaller size planner, I can carry it with me everywhere.


  7. Victoria
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 21:17:06

    I’m afraid to get into the planner addict world – who know where it’ll take me 😛


  8. Kusum
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 09:18:03

    Love that organizer, seems like you really are a planner addict.
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com


  9. Bree Hogan
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 09:39:07

    I always find it so hard to pick a new planner at the start of a new year. And then, after I have finally chosen The One, I usually find one I think is ultimately better, lol! The grass is always greener on the other side…


    • caendicott
      Jan 22, 2016 @ 11:46:57

      It’s so true! That was 2015 for me, and I finally came to the conclusion of what truly worked for me, and I’m back to doing that.


  10. Becki S
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 13:38:16

    I’m half tempted half scared to watch this video…. Thanks for sharing.


    • caendicott
      Jan 22, 2016 @ 11:48:55

      It was the first of hundreds that I’ve watch, and admittedly still watch. I found it fascinating that she was using multiple planners. It was a new concept for me.


  11. Ariel @ Keys to My Life
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 00:28:57

    I still don’t think I’ve found planner peace, although I do have a love/hate relationship with my Erin Condren! I just make too many lists for that layout.


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