Interesting Blog Posts-October 2015

I started compiling links of blog posts that I wanted to save in case I wanted to reference them again. I thought I’d share them with you. Hopefully, you’ll find something interesting to read.

FYI, this post just happen to be all planner related. I will sort into categories as I collect links.

Filofax—Union Jack edition

I sent this to my MIL because she and my FIL used Filos when they worked in Britain. She hinted at trying to find one for me…potential Christmas present?

Using a Planner with a Notebook

This post essentially gave me permission to do what I’ve been doing: Day-Timer Portable Malibu in Rose Gold + Mini Flex refillable notebook.

I bought a planner…now what do I do?

I follow this blog, and I love this post mainly for the title. There are a lot of new planner users who have the exact same thought after they purchase their first planners.

How to Balance Your Time Budget

This post reminded me of when I was in school with a 2 hour commute, and working a part time job. I would differentiate work, school, and travel all with different color highlighters.

How to Use a Planner: a guide for new users

This is a wonderful post for beginner planner users.

5 Easy Steps to Transform a Blank Page into a Planner Page

OMG! I love this post! It’s one of my favorite blog posts. To me, blank paper is the perfect planner insert. So much freedom!

Blogs I Follow & Why

I compiled a list of the 5 main blogs I follow and their respective YouTube channels. I get a lot of good information and inspiration from these bloggers/YouTubers. I hope you enjoy them as well.


Ann Mikeal is a friend of mine, who has a growing business in spinning raw fiber into various yarn weights, dyeing raw fiber, tatting, dyeing yarn blanks, creating knitting and crocheting notions (stitch markers, polymer clay buttons), and reselling of specialty fibers (Angelina and Camel to name a few).

Her work is beautiful, and she does custom orders. Ann is an absolute doll to work with, and one of the sweetest people you will ever meet.

Check out her Facebook page:

Check out her ETSY shop:


I stumbled across this blog from one of the planner Facebook groups. Giftie has some great tips that I have incorporated into my own planner. Two of which are: running shopping lists in my planner and punching both sides of the notepaper for easier use.

Here’s a link to her Facebook page:


This website/blog is all about Filofax. Posts consist of interviews with Filofax users, new product releases, free-for-all question asking posts, and weekly roundups.

I really enjoy the weekly roundup posts from this blog. It shares links to many other planner blog posts.

Here’s the Facebook link for you to check out:


Alexis, aka Miss Trenchcoat, is a genius! She is such an inspiration. She quit her job and started her own business, working from home. (A dream of mine as well!)

Her blog posts are very informative, and her YouTube videos are also informative and enjoyable to watch.

Here’s a link to her YouTube channel:


Dispatches From the Frat House is a recent blog and YouTube find. Carie is very personable and her YouTube videos are fun to watch.

I’m currently working through all of them, and it makes me feel better to know that there’s another planner addict who switches around what planner make and model they use—sometimes on a month to month basis.

Here’s a link to her YouTube channel:

© Cori Large October 4, 2015