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Pupcat Daily Page [FREE INSERT]

Monday, May 22, 2017

This insert is very much like the daily page I use here, it's just larger and I'm using the Pupcat font.  It's a fun font and I'm finding I'm liking the larger lines.  If you are interested, you can download it here.  There's also a two on one page that you can download here.

Notepaper Wednesday {Freebie}

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Now  who doesn't love a reading monster?  This one can read twice as much as you or I because he more eyes, ha ha!


Notepaper Wednesday {Freebie}

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Bet you didn't know that Notepaper Wednesday was a thing, did you?  I saw this charming little elephant (Roll Tide!) blowing kisses and thought he would look cute on some notepaper!  You can download it below.

My Favorite Planner Hacks #001

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
You've heard me mention over the years how much I've learned about planning from Giftie Etcetera, and a lot of my favorite planner hacks come from her.  I use a ring bound planner, which I love, but despise writing on the left side of the planner.  The double hole punch hack takes care of that pesky problem.  I had to get rid of my perfectionist tendency to use it, but once I did, it was very freeing!  Below is Giftie's video describing the hack.

My Franklin Covey Inspired Daily Page

Thursday, May 4, 2017

In case I don't get to editing the dates and printing out my daily pages, I modified a made a copy and edited the page to make it an undated, one-page spread.

The left column has an empty block to write in the date, with a few context items below it. The rest of the column looks very similar to a normal Franklin Covey daily page.

On the right side of the page I have 6 lines to write in any appointments that I have. The rest of the column is dedicated to notes.

I like fussing and tweaking my page regularly, but when I don't have the time, I like having something I can  rot in the day and get to planning.

Dated Daily Pages for May

Monday, May 1, 2017
I didn't forget!  Dated daily pages for May can be downloaded here.  #ShortAndSweet


Currently in my Planner [new download]


I love watching the planner set up videos of other planners, but YouTube is definitely not my medium!  Instead, I took pictures of the main parts of my planner and I will share with you how I use each one.



My Filofax came with a plastic flyleaf and I use that for some tab stickers and a couple of Post-It notes that I use the most frequently.

I rarely use daily pages, but recently I thought I would try out using a daily page and notes section.  This a big stretch for me going from no daily page, to a daily page AND a notes section.  I like the notes section - I use it for all sorts of things:  my menu plan on Friday night (groceries on Saturday), questions I want to ask when I have to make a call, even notes on my health or question to ask the doctor.  The only thing I don't like about a daily spread is leaving a blank page if I have a time I don't use the daily page.  My plan for that is to use undated pages.  I made the insert above, and as you can see I copied the Franklin Covey daily page fairly closely.  I printed about a weeks worth of dated pages, after that I will use a version that isn't dated.


This is a tweaked version of my Week on 2 Pages Boxes Plus.  I write the date in beside the day of the week and right above the dinner plan, I write in the date for the week.  I like this layout a lot!  Important dates go on the outside columns and there is a large section for to dos for the week.  Everything I really need to know for the week is in one spot.  Often I will write out my goals for the week in the notes section, and in the bottom right box I write out reminders for the next week, such as an event that is coming up.


I also upgraded my pages and made the boxes larger with a graph paper background.  I love having more space to write in.  I shared those on the blog last week.


For several years I've had a "projects" section and a "files" section that both act the same, except the files section is an archive and the projects are for things more current.  I had so few projects going on that I decided to combine them.  I use A-Z tabs to keep it all organized and I often use a colored tab on pages that I access the most often.  I put short, miscellaneous information on the inside of the A-Z tabs, such as, on the "L" divider I wrote in my library number.  The "A" tab has the size of our a/c filters.  It's important to add a note - I often write a number or code and then have no idea what it means or that it is for!


The list section is brand new in my planner and I'm not sure I will keep it - those same items could easily fit in my files section.  I forgot to mention above that I have an index at the beginning of the files section and also in the list section.  I cross out items if I remove them and when the index starts looking too messy or I run out of space, I recopy it onto a new sheet.

There's a blank tab that will probably be used as a financial section, and I keep blank notepaper behind the last tab.

...and that's it!!  I try to keep things as minimal as possibly.  I love the pretty planners, and would love to do it if I had time and money to devote to it, but for now, a simple planner helps me to get things done without being distracted by stickers, stamps, and such.
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