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.

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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.

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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.

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New to Me Planner: RAIKA 6 ring wallet planner

I participate in a planner swap group, and recently found a planner I was ready to trade for. It was a RAIKA 6 ring wallet planner. The planner I traded for this beauty was my DayTimer Avalon in the desk size.

Some facts about my RAIKA:

  • 6 rings, in the 3-3 format
  • Color: Bone
  • Cash envelope sleeve that runs along the back
  • Dual secretarial pockets, back & front
  • Insert size: 3.75 x 6.75 or Size 3
  • Zipper pocket in front
  • Credit card slots

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It came with inserts, that I have since decorated (fall leaves & woodland creatures, and Lisa Frank). I’m using the To Do inserts for keeping track of blog posts, and the Project inserts for some book ideas.

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The zipper pocket contains washi tape samples and the note from the person I swapped with.The original plan for this style of planner was to make it into a cash envelope wallet, but received another wallet for my birthday [this is an upcoming post]. So I carried it around with me and waiting for it to speak to me. (Fellow planner addicts will understand what I’m talking about.)

What I’m using it for is holding my blog posting chart and calendar, book ideas, and I do have calendar inserts in here for advanced planning.

The company website where you can find this planner is: http://raikausa.com/collections/planners/products/201-6-ring-planner.

If you’d like to join the Secret Sister Planner Swap Group, follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ssswapplanneraddictst2/.

And if you’d like to watch my YouTube video about this planner, follow this link: http://youtu.be/Y4TgDohyb-g

© Cori Large June 1, 2015

Planner Pieces Series Links

Planner Pieces Series

#1 YouTube Videos: Planner Reviews

https://caendicott.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/youtube-videos-planner-reviews/

#2 How do I stay organized?

https://caendicott.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/how-do-i-stay-organized/

#3 Jotters: What Are They & Why Are They Important?

https://caendicott.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/jotters-what-are-they-what-are-they-important/

#4 Cori’s Planner Review

https://caendicott.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/coris-planner-review/

#5a Spotlight: Bullet Journaling

https://caendicott.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/spotlight-bullet-journaling/

#5b Mead Flex Binder as Ideal Writing Notebook

https://caendicott.wordpress.com/2015/01/23/mead-flex-binder-as-ideal-writing-notebook/

#6 The Master To Do List

https://caendicott.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/the-master-to-do-list/

#7 Planner Review—Take 2

https://caendicott.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/planner-review-take-2/