Planner Experiment Results: Not What I Expected!

The Planner Experiment didn’t turn out the way I expected – and that’s probably a good thing.  I’m pretty sure I was hoping to get a list of planner options from which I would randomly choose one and miraculously stick to it forever, or at least for a long time.  But it didn’t happen that way.  Instead of a list of planning systems, you all gave me great advice and some things to think about.  You … [Read more...]

A Planner Experiment: I Need Your Help!

My daughter-in-law, Ashley, can make any planner work.  Seriously.  Her only problem is that she gets bored. She uses one format for a while and then likes to try something new.  But she usually sticks to one planner size so it’s no big deal to use a different format every week if she wants to. I’m not like Ashley.  Not even a little bit.  I find fault with every single planner I try.  And … [Read more...]

A Tale of Three Planners – An Update

Planner use changes as circumstances change (or when we get bored!).  My daughter, daughter-in-law and I have all changed our planners since I wrote A Tale of Three Planners in September 2014.  If you missed that one, you can read about it here.   So I decided it was time to give you a peek at how our systems have changed. Ashley I’ve been a ring-bound girl for a long time now. So when my … [Read more...]

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

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...]

How to Plan When Your Schedule is Unpredictable

As many of you know, I've been complaining about my unpredictable schedule for some time now. I searched on-line for articles about this type of planning, and lo and behold, the first article that came up was one I wrote a while back.  Apparently I already knew the answer to planning with an unpredictable schedule - I just wasn't doing it. The answer to my planning problem is actually very, … [Read more...]

A Different Way to Use DIYLife Mapping Inserts

My daughter-in-law, Ashley, has been using DIYFish Life Mapping Inserts for a while now.  She started out with two pages per day but found that was more than she needed.  She switched to a week on two pages and that worked well.  But now she finds herself busier and she’s running out of room on the week on two pages. I suggested the one page per day format but she still wanted more room for the … [Read more...]