Plan with Me #7: April 22-28, 2019 Back to Work

Plan with Me #6: April 15-21, 2019 STAY-CATION

Plan with Me #4: April 1-7, 2019


Planner Babe Questions:

1. What bag do you carry your planner in?

2. How many planner do you actually use at one time?

3. What is your planning routine?

4. What snacks do you eat during planning?

5. When did you start planning and how did you get introduced to the Planner Community?

6. Life before planning? Productive or not?

7. What is your layout preference? (I SKIPPED THIS ONE! OMG)

Answer: Vertical week on two pages.

8. Do you prefer sticker kits or create my own spread? What is the most you have spent at a store for planner supplies?

9. Do you prefer spiral, disc, or journal style?

10. Favorite planner supply?

11. Favorite thing to plan? Meals, Budget, Faith, Cleaning

12. Any funny planner stories?

What’s in My Bag?…

Lost Filofaxes story video…

Planner journey video…

Notebook haul video#1…

Notebook haul video #2…


This is a video of the presentation my colleague and I did at the Florida Library Association annual conference, May 2018.



I’ve used various styles of planners over the years and can sort them into four distinct planner categories.

I’ve learned a lot over the last several years about what I need in terms of a planner and organizer, a general notebook, and how to work towards my goals. These are the quick links to their respective YouTube Playlists on my channel.

Franklin Covey, DayTimer, and Bullet Journaling are found in the Planner/Organizer YouTube Playlist.

Traveler’s Notebooks YouTube Playlist.

Flex Binders YouTube Playlist.

Passion Planner YouTube Playlist.

If you use a planner, what kind do you use and what’s your system? Please share in the comments!

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How many out there have too much of something and feel slightly guilty about it? Shoes? Purses? Earrings? Tools? Yarn? Planners? Washi Tape? Scrapbooking supplies?

I discovered the Planner Addict World December 2015, and I haven’t climbed out of the rabbit hole yet. In my experimenting with various styles of planners and containment units, I’ve figured a few things out, but I am still tempted by all the pretties!

One night while lying in bed, my husband commented that I was thinking too loudly (an inside joke between us) and what was I thinking about. I admitted to feeling guilty about my indecisiveness in regards to what type of planner containment unit I wanted to use and how much money I was spending on trying to figure things out.

(For the records, I’ve probably only spent $150-200 and I’m buying used and re-selling when I figure out one doesn’t work for me.)

So after all that why do I feel guilty? I hate being indecisive and constantly trying new things, i.e. planner containment units, purses, etc. I KNOW! I’m a weirdo. I don’t like having too many of a particular thing because I feel like there is no point because I won’t use them all regularly.

Does that make any sense?

Is there any part of your hobby you feel slightly guilty about?

© Cori Large December 8, 2015


Blank Page Possibilities

Some people like structure, others prefer a blank canvas.

Another blogger I follow, Giftie Etcetera, wrote a post about transforming blank paper into a planner insert. You can read that here.

That post got me thinking about my ideal planner insert. Now, I do need monthlies for planning and future planning, and I like having weeklies because it’s a nice visual to see my week at a time. More

Mead Flex Binder as Ideal Writing Notebook

[part 5b of Cori’s Planner Pieces series]

In my last piece, I mentioned that I use a similar concept to Bullet Journaling to organize my writing notebook.

Writing Notebook (1)I use a Mead Flex Binder for my Writing notebook. I love these binders and will show how they help keep me organized in another post.

When you open my Writing Notebook, the first thing you see if a page I tore out of a magazine. It’s a woman running along a street, and the fall leaves are all around here. I love autumn and I thought this picture was lovely. Then I read the little box and knew I had to acquire this page. Writing Notebook (2)

The box says: MAKE YOUR ESCAPE. You are not your to-do list. You are not your have-tos or must-dos. You are not your job. Although your first waking thoughts likely focus on the needs of others and all the things you want to accomplish, you are, most important, yourself. Take time every day to remember than—even if it means running away from everyone and everything you love so you come back refreshed and recharged. The world can wait. You shouldn’t have to.

That message resonated with me, and a read it every time I open my notebook to write in. I encourage everyone to find a message that speaks to you and keep it close by for when you need it most.

After the message, I have a Topic Page at the beginning, where I list out the blog piece I plan on writing in the future. In the left hand margin, I list the color of the Post It flag I’ve assigned to it. Once the flag color has been assigned, I add the blog piece title to a blank page, any quick notes for the piece, and add the flag on the next line down to create a divider.

Writing Notebook (3)

Writing Notebook (4) Writing Notebook (5)

Writing Notebook (6) Writing Notebook (7)

I’ve been rolling this organizational system around in my head for a while now. I used to write all fiction and nonfiction pieces in bound journals. Learning about the Bullet Journaling system pushed me to go ahead and set up this binder. I’m soooo happy I did it. One of the main reasons I like this setup so much is that I can add more paper to each piece if I need it. Also, the bound journals were becoming expensive.

I’ve gotten more written in the last 2-3 weeks since I’ve started this binder than I have in the past six months.

I’ll be starting another binder to keep the completed and typed pieces in. They’ll be organized in a similar fashion: Table of Contents and pieces filed in the order in which they were completed.

© Cori Large December 23, 2014


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