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!