Hi everyone! This is my very first plan with me video! Comments and constructive criticism is welcome below. Thanks for watching!

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My planner set up hasn’t changed that much. I’ve just taken out old stuff and added fresh 2019 stuff.

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2019 Goal Setting Workbook video

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I was interviewed by Kevin Sonney for the Productivity Alchemy podcast last week. Enjoy!

Episode 57-Disconnecting Again a& Cori Large interview

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In a previous post, I wrote about how I love the Passion Planner and listed off the things I really liked about it. For 2017, I’m going to attempt using it to work towards my goals and keep myself semi-organized and hopefully sane.

I’ve admired the Passion Planner for a long time. The one of the Kickstarter videos, I was introduced to the concept and promptly wish this planner had existed 10 years ago when I was a senior in high school.

I received my copy of the Passion Planner by sharing one of their 6 social media icons, screenshoting it, and emailing that screenshot to the listed email in order to receive the download password. I think this is an excellent way for Passion Planner to receive some free publicity and advertising, while the consumer, in exchange, gets access to all the wonder downloads the #PashFam team has created. Here’s the link to the download page. (Full disclosure: the Passion Planner FB groups do have people who will share the password with you for nothing in exchange. I’m not the ethics police, but I do not feel that is right, considering the small task you have to complete is receive the password won’t take more than 5 minutes and costs nothing. But that’s just me.)

I’m still feeling out this planner and filling it out. I’m still working on my Passion Road Map, and am planning on doing a separate video on that.

I’m not going to do a walk-through video explaining what this planner consists of. There are plenty of videos about that and the Passion Planner YouTube Channel has plenty of videos for your viewing pleasure.

I printed off the 2017 dated Classic size .PDF. It is the Sunday start. While I prefer a Monday start, I will deal with it. Instead of having it bound at Staples, I punched it and put it in a Mead Flex Binder (surprise surprise).

Monthly Spread

My Monthly spread is simple at the moment. I do plan on eventually decorating a little bit. I like the idea of decorating, but a planner for me is first and foremost Functional, not Pretty.

I’m still doing my color coding is still the same. Blue = work; Green = House/Philip/Us; Red = cross off/appointments/birthday; Purple = Cori Personal/side hustle/goals. I no longer have an orange ink in my Colletto, so exercise has been rolled into Green.

Weekly Spread: Jan 1-7

I started using this planner mid-week on the first week of January, hence why the beginning of the week is sparse and the end of the week has more information and tasks listed.

Weekly Spread: Jan 8-14

So far, I’ve only got Sunday and Monday filled in. I’ll be filling in the rest of the week after I’m doing with this post.

I also need get tabs onto the Months and all that. I hope to have another video showing off this planner more soon.

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I’m not a paid spokesperson for Passion Planner. I just love this planner. I recommend trying it out, since getting access to the downloads isn’t very difficult.

© Cori Large 8 Jan 2017

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Alright, people, #onebookJuly2016 is over and I get to play with all of my traveler’s notebooks again! I’ve reset and reorganized them since I have a new one (Foxy Fix LP#5).

From smallest to largest:

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ZLYC Passport: story ideas insert, brain dump insert, and temporary lists insert.

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Fabric Dori: gardening insert, homesteading insert, and book notes insert.

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Foxy Fix Marina Le Petit #5: empty notebook, The Master To Do List, and Projects insert.

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ZLYC Narrow: Yellow Paper House’s 2016 Monthly booklet, kraft folder, 31 day journaling booklet, and a daily notebook for my daily set ups.

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Chic Sparrow Maverick: Collections #1, Collections #2, Knitting Notes, blank notebook, and Blogging notebook.

The wonderful things about TNs is that I can change things out and around on a whim, a lot easier than when I was in rings.

I carry the ZLYC passport and narrow with me. The Foxy Fix may come with me occasionally, but it depends on the day. And the Fabric Dori and the Maverick stay at home.

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lmeraUGj5w

What’s everyone else using to stay organized?

© Cori Large 6 August 2016

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It’s back!!! My wonderful Chic Sparrow Maverick in Golden Brown is finally back in my hands! Hubby let me open my birthday present two days early, so I had the whole weekend to play with it and set it up.

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Recap: Chic Sparrow Narrow / Standard size Maverick Deluxe (has pockets) in the Golden Brown color, with 2 pen loops.

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but I was becoming paranoid that I might now like it because of how long we’d been apart.

So here’s my set up:

Yellow Paper House 2016 Monthly Booklet

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Booklet of Daily pages, a month’s worth—my own design

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Three empty notebooks: 1 cut down Piccadilly that’s become another Collections book, and a set of the Webster’s Pages Traveler’s Notebook inserts.

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With all these inserts, he’s very much a “Chunky Monkey” to use Jennifer Harvey’s (Owner and Creator of Chic Sparrow) phrase.

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In my pen loops, I’ve got a red calligraphy marker/pen and in the other one, I have my black sharpie pen.

I had forgotten how bulky and heavy the leather was! Even rewatching my own unboxing video didn’t help. The ZLYC leather I had been using was much much thinner and I could only fit 3, maybe 4, notebooks in it. And even then, the ZLYC was not as chunky as my Maverick. So I’m going to have to get used to the weight of this one. I’ve been smelling it a lot (fellow Sparrow owners know what I mean).

YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/l3wGd1g-_ac

© Cori Large 15 May 2016

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Creating a Page Marker for Your Planner

Not every set of inserts comes with a page marker. And not everyone wants to spend money on unpunched plastic ones from Target.

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When I needed a quick page marker for my Mini Flex, I took a paper bookmark I had gotten from the library…

…punched it with the appropriate punch…

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…took my scissors and snipped the holes so that the bookmark could be added or removed like paper in an Arc notebook…

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Now this page marker isn’t going to last forever, but that’s okay. It is a quick fix with materials I had on hand.

And because I have a punch for my portable size Malibu, I can make another on for that planner as well.

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© Cori Large October 29, 2015

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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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Day-Timer Portable Malibu set up w/ Video!

For September, it being Back to School time and all, I decided to move back into a more formal planner.

Through one of the Facebook planner groups, I bought a personal size Day-Timer Malibu in Rose Gold.

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The color sold it for me. I’m on a copper and bright blue kick right now. I took all the guts out of my Raika and put them into the RG. Both planners have the same 3-3, 6 ring format.

How it is set up:

Front:

A cash sleeve pocket, a zipper pouch, and card slots hold post its and coupons.

Rings:

<1> shopping and general to do lists

<2> categorized to do lists

<3> blog posting chart

<4> book notes

<5> knitting project notes

<6> CBC posting notes

Calendar: WO2P (week on 2 page) inserts; no monthlies’

Project: exercise tracker

Information: random stuff

Back:

1 large pocket, designed to hold a notepad. I store spare note paper back there. There are 2 smaller pockets that I don’t put anything in.

There are two black, plastic fly leafs (front and back), that protect my inserts.

2 pen loops

Closure system is a magnetic strap with a buckle accent.

Here’s the YouTube video link: http://youtu.be/u9XO8BX5jL4

© Cori Large September 2, 2015

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