Category Archives: PLANNERS

See Who Has the Most Creative Planner Dividers [SLIDESHOW]

If you are like me you love the current paper planner craze for a number of reasons.  One of those reasons propels you to overcome procrastination by viewing the creativity of those in the planner community.  And the community never ceases to amaze me at how it uses graphics, 3D elements and bright colors to give planner dividers the magic touch.  Here are some of the best dividers I’ve seen in the past month.  Be sure to share photos of yours in the comment section if you’d like them featured in a future post.

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5 Gurus Who Inspire Me to Plan with Perfection [PHOTOS]

Today I sat down to plan the week ahead but encountered stale-brain and unmotivated lethargy.  Because I’m responsible not only for my schedule but also for my husband’s, I couldn’t afford to stay uninspired for long.  Enter these creative planners who helped me get back on track just by looking at their clever works of art.

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Photo: @villabeautifful_creates

Gorgeous colors and positive words helped buoy my spirits.

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Photo:  @paperheartofgold

The creamy luster of the pearls plus golden words and candlelight created peace and banished my pre-planning anxiety.

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Photo:  @createwithbeth

The graphic design, black-and-white repeat-pattern, frame, generous use of white space and bold colors made me smile.

@hautepinkfluff

Photo:  @hautepinkfluff

Neon brightness of the Filofax Fluoro Pink always boosts my mood.  Juxtapose it against polka dots, plenty of bows and a hot pink tassel and I’m feeling that much happier!

@sheseclectic

Photo:  sheseclectic

Polka dots and bunting plus camel, brown and cream layer beautifully against this planner’s gorgeous handwriting.

Who inspires you in the planner community?

The 10 Most Disappointing Shows of Fashion Month So Far [PHOTOS]

It’s okay to be disappointed by some of the ideas you see paraded during Fashion Month.

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Photo:  Marc Jacobs SS2016 RTW

Doesn’t mean you’re negative, pessimistic or opinionated.  Just indicates you’re a critical thinker, not being blindly led.

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Photo:  Tracy Reese SS2016 RTW

Right now we’re in the midst of Milan Fashion Week’s Spring/Summer 2016 offerings.  When a polished designer wants us to pay for the privilege of looking worse than we do when we awake in the morning, that’s where we should draw the line.

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Photo:  Leanne Marshall SS2016 RTW

Here are the 10 most disenchanting shows so far.

BCBG.

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Photo:  vogue.com

Nicholas K.

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Photo:  nowfashion.com

Rachel Comey.

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Photo:  elle.com

Marc Jacobs.

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Photo:  glamour.com

Ryan Lo.

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Photo:  seen.com

Ashley Williams.

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Photo:  style.com

Marques’ Almeida.

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Photo:  @plaidpanache on Instagram

Tracy Reese.

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Photo:  @trendfudge on Pinterest

A Detacher.

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Photo:  @jewelryrecipe

Faustine Steinmetz.

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Photo:  refinery29.com

5 Planner Supplies for the Organizer Junkie

Before I got involved in the planner community, the act of planning filled me with dreaded anxiety.   Now that I’ve immersed myself in the world of Filofax fans, Erin Condren creatives and Kikki K. connoisseurs, I not only enjoy planning but also look forward to referencing my layouts during the week.

Part of the fun is in the colorful themes of planner accessories.  Here are some of my recent favorites.

Paper & Glam Journaling Cards.

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Photo:  paperandglam.com

Sequin-Bow Planner Bands in Bright Colors.

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Photo:  rainbowsandpixiedust.com

Cute Stickers from Alexis Giostra.

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Photo:  strangeandcharmed.com

Neon Pink Page Flags.

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Photo:  @scribbleprintables on Etsy

DIY Planner Supplies with Belinda Selene on YouTube.

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Photo:  @BelindaSelene on YouTube

By the way, Belinda will not only save you money but also allow you to customize.  Alexis also has some handy DIY videos! Let me know whose accessories you currently love.

My Favorite Planner Pens: Pretty Writing in Filofax, Erin Condren, Kikki.K

Being a pen addict is in my DNA.  After church every week, Dad would stop off at the convenience store for ice cream and PaperMate’s Flair markers.  Mom, my three siblings and I would wait in the car shivering in the Erie, Pennsylvania winters, anticipating the new colors he would choose.  My favorites were hot pink, purple and green.

I still love Flairs yet somehow continue to raid the aisles of stores and online for the next pen that will make my writing experience that much more enjoyable.  Here are some of my favorites, not because of their outward appearance but how they feel.

STAEDTLER TRIPLUS FINELINERS.

These have triangular barrels! So much fun and they improve my writing.

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Photo:  Staedtler.com

SHARPIE PEN FINE.

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Photo: Amazon.com

UNIBALL VISION MICRO.

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Photo:  Amazon.com

PILOT PRECISE V5 EXTRA FINE.

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Photo:  Staples.com

UNIBALL VISION NEEDLE MICRO WATERPROOF FADE PROOF.

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Photo:  OfficeDepot.com

PAPERMATE FLAIR POROUS-POINT FELT TIP ULTRAFINE UF.

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Photo:  Amazon.com

So those are my favorite pens for 2015, so far. What are your go-to markers?

Thanks to @somedayshabby on Instagram for recommending the gorgeous gold and sparkly Swarovski pen featured at the top of this post!

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