Have you ever gone into your planner stash for next week’s pages only to find that you didn’t have any?! That happened to my daughter-in-law, Ashley, a couple of weeks ago. She had been happily using the Lime Tree Fruits daily/weekly pages this year but suddenly realized she didn’t have any more pages printed out. Unfortunately her printer isn’t working so just printing out some more pages wasn’t an option.
But rather than give up on the pages she loves, she made her own using Raine’s format. I was so impressed with her efforts that I wanted to share them, just in case something like that ever happens to you! Ashley probably won’t do it this way forever, but for now, she’s having fun with it.
Here’s what her pages normally look like:
Here are the pages from the first week:
Ashley used graph paper for the full-size pages and lined filofax paper for the half sheets along with some stickers and washi tape. Unlike the normal inserts, she made the half sheets a little smaller so she could put a Bible verse between the weekly and dailies for inspiration and encouragement.
By the second week, she got even a little more creative:
She’s still using the graph paper for the full sheets. On the left side of the full sheet, she recorded her weekly plan. Do you see the Hello Kitty page finder? That’s actually a playing card. She uses it as a page marker and a place for some “traveling reminders”.
Instead of the lined filofax paper for the daily pages, she cut up an old Hello Kitty notebook for some very cute daily pages:
There you have it. Ashley turned a planner emergency into an opportunity for creativity.
Have you ever run out of pages and had to improvise? I’d love to hear what you did.