A Creative Way to Use Your Planner While on Vacation

A Creative Way to Use Your Planner While on Vacation.

By Ashley Gardner There won’t be a lot of logistics on your planner pages while you're on vaca, but alas, it feels wrong to leave it home by its lonesome. My husband and I just went on a little 4-day getaway to Omaha and I brought my planner along, even if only to take notes about our excursions. But then I got an idea. I used brochures and maps to create somewhat of a scrapbook page … [Read more...]

Pen Color Matters on your Planner Pages

Pen Color Matters on your Planner Pages.

I love ah ha moments and I had one recently regarding the pen color I use in my planner. I'll admit up front that I am not a pen connoisseur.  I used a 4-color Bic for years, and my current favorite is a Papermate Profile (black or blue) I get at Wal-mart. A while back, I was at Target and found a 4-color pen that was pastel colors:  pink, teal, lime green and purple.  It was so … [Read more...]

Planner Use: More Ideas for Determining Priorities

Planner Use: Determining Priorities

As we discussed a few days ago (you can read that post here), determining priorities for your task list can be complicated.  Here’s a glimpse into my crazy brain as it attempts to prioritize. Make dinner.  Well, it could be a must do because we need to eat.  But if I don’t make it, we’ll just eat leftovers or figure something out.  So I guess it’s not really a must.  I guess it’s more of a … [Read more...]

Planner Use: Determining Priorities

Planner Use: Determining Priorities

Determining and scheduling priorities is an important part of planning.  We all know that.  The hard part, at least for me, is figuring out what the priorities are and which category they belong to. A-B-C, 1-2-3 I’ve never had success with the traditional prioritizing method of A-B-C, 1-2-3.  Part of my problem is that I include routine tasks on my list.  How do you decide if doing the laundry … [Read more...]

How to Fix Messed Up Planner Pages

What to Do When you Mess Up a Planner Page

Have you ever messed up a planner page so bad you couldn’t salvage it?  I have.  When it happens, I have several tricks up my sleeve to save the day. Correction fluid or white-out tape. I have both of these although I prefer the white-out tape.  Using the tape or fluid doesn’t give you a clean, pretty page but it does erase your mistakes so you can start over. Print a new page. Certain … [Read more...]

The Craziest Bullet Journal You’ll Ever See

The Craziest Bullet Journal You’ll Ever See

Yes, I’m trying something new.  After analyzing my schedule, my needs and my preferences, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need something different. I’ve been cycling back and forth between the same systems, hoping each time that something would change and they would work for me.  I blamed myself thinking I wasn’t committed enough or disciplined enough.  But I finally realized that at this … [Read more...]

Webster’s Color Crush Planners

Webster's Color Crush Planner

by Ashley Gardner I've been a diehard Filofax user for quite some time now. But I get bored, and with Filofaxes being pricey, and because Filofax's current selection leaves a lot to be desired, I was delighted to see Webster's Color Crush planners come across my Facebook newsfeed. Resembling the Filofax Original, they come in all sorts of colors and even some different designs; and the … [Read more...]