A Tale of Three Planners – An Update

A Tale of Three Planners, Part 2

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

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...]

How to Plan When Your Schedule is Unpredictable

Planning with Priorities

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

Ashley's Planner

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...]

My New Planning Method: Unstructured

unstructured planning

Your planner should match your life. Structured life, structured planner. Unstructured life, unstructured planner. And that’s why I’ve been playing around with an unstructured planner.  My life is definitely unstructured. I’ve considered an unstructured approach before, but Laurie, from Plannerisms, mentioned it again when I was talking about how crazy my life was and how traditional … [Read more...]

How to Keep Work and Personal in the Same Planner


There have been many discussions about how to keep work information and personal information in the same planner. Some people eliminate the issue altogether by having two separate planners - one for work and one for personal.  But some of us need everything in one place.  I am one of those people.  I don't do well with two planners. Unfortunately, there are some professions that require … [Read more...]