Emilee Speaks: planner plans for 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

planner plans for 2016




For nearly all of 2015, I used my spiral bound Limelife Planner.  I LOVE this planner!  I stuck with it for the entire year, and didn't have planner envy of anyone else at all.  I was so incredibly pleased with the quality of this planner.  It's beautiful, the paper quality is amazing, and it's sturdy!  It has held up a full year of being tossed into my bag, each page decorated with stickers and washi.  It's a full planner for sure!  The best part... My interchangeable covers haven't popped off on their own like a lot of people experience with their planner gets bulky.  I couldn't be more pleased with my planner of 2015.

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Then.... Amazon had an amazing deal on a Filofax Patent Domino that I couldn't pass up.  My original plan was to use 2 planners this year.  I was going to cut and punch my MAMBI Happy Planner to fit into my Filofax.  I was going to use this planner for business, and use a new Limelife planner for personal.  I cut down one page of the MAMBI and I just didn't like how it fit in my Domino.  It wasn't going to work.  Then I tried printing my own pages to test out some layouts.  I tried a full time slot day on a page insert I found on PhiloFaxy.  I didn't hate this.  I did however hate my paper... I could get sturdier paper sure, but something was eating at me.  I knew this 2 planner business wasn't going to make me happy.  I really do prefer to have everything in one place.



I made myself some dividers from Target One Spot file folders.  I was very happy with how easy it was.  I can already tell that making dividers out of anything and everything is going to be an obsession.  I think I will really enjoy the Filofax ringed planner.  I'm going to enjoy being able to customize it.  I wasn't sure about the bright hot pink at first.  It was the only color the Amazon deal was available in.  It's really growing on me even though I'm more of a light pink girl.  I'm finding that I have A LOT of hot pink things that will coordinate with it perfectly.


I made a dashboard from the cover I purchased from Paper And Glam.  It's such a simple little motivator.  I like opening my planner and being reminded to put forth my best effort and work hard.  The dashboard was also super easy to make and I can see myself making a lot of those as well...

So my planner plans for 2016 is my Filofax Domino WITH *drum roll* Limelife Planner A5 inserts!  I will have the best of both worlds.  I will still have the planner quality I loved about my Limelife with new inserts and the newness of using a Filofax this year.  I'm very excited about this.  I think that using A5 inserts will be easier to decorate on camera because I won't have to fight with the coil.  I can do bulkier decorating if I want because I can just remove some months if it gets too big.  I was really struggling at the beginning of the month trying to figure out how to work in my new Filofax yet remain a loyal fan of Limelife Planners.  My new A5 inserts are on their way to me and I can't wait to show you my setup when they get here!

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2 comments:

  1. I really like the sound of your lifelime planner, I might have to look into getting one of those :) I'm always sticking washi tape all over my planner hehe it just looks so pretty :) I'm not a fan of hot pink ether but I think I rather like the look of your new planner and it's great that you persisted to make it work for you :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

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    1. I love my limelife planner. It's everything <3 I highly recommend them! Thanks for stopping by!

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