Planner obsessed

A new little planner shop opened in Houston, it’s called A Little Craft Place. They sell awesome washi from Japan and France, some Carpe Diem and Webster’s Pages planners. Have no idea what those words meant? I didn’t either, until my sister Kim took me to the world of planners! Let’s roll back – in 2015 I bought us these Russell+Hazel binders so we can organize our notes and calendars for Mind Speaks.

I created inserts and calendars for the binders but they were only 1 inch and we couldn’t seem to fit in everything we needed. So we used these for awhile. If you look through our Mind Speaks Instagram, you can see videos of the inserts I made.


Fast forward to September 2016. Kim’s bday – she wanted to visit the store I was describing above. As a bday gift, I got her the A5 mint. After browsing the store I noticed the other colors they had, if you know us…we are very weak with colors and matching. I ended up buying Kat and myself planners as well. It was crazy but they called out to me!! Kim got a mint A5, Kat a pink one and I got the teal.

A5 is the size I was used to with my binder but the rings hold way more! I started to work on some insert designs for the planners! The calendar pdf is free to download over here. IF you rather have the calendar and inserts printed and cut already you can get those from our etsy store over here.

So far, these planners are awesome – if you want an A5 but the Webster’s price is too much, Michael’s made some amazing A5 planners by their Recollections brand! If I didn’t buy the Webster’s I would have been all over these!! Awesome price as well – and if you get a 50% coupon with Michael’s…..BOOM! Even better!

Do any of you use planners? What is your favorite layout or set up?

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  1. Georgie Said:

    on February 4, 2017 at 10:10 am

    I don’t use planners because I do a lot of planning digitally, especially for work. I work on the internet so I feel like I don’t need a planner… I have thought about getting one, but even beautiful notebooks I buy just sit there for months, unused.

    My favourite colour is the one on my blog that is not quite mint and not as dark as teal… like aqua. I love buying stuff in that colour!

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    Mija Reply:

    @Georgie, I had to use one at work for the last few years so slowly I started to move onto a personal one. I still use my iphone calendar – without it I would forget everything!!! I have a whole shelf of beautiful but unused notebooks too!

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  2. Susanne Said:

    on February 8, 2017 at 5:52 am

    There are such nice planners in other countries!! Here in Sweden there is a special layout of planners, and ALL planners and calendars ever made and probably all that will be made in the future will always have the same boring layout.. But I like planners with creative designs. I bought one in Italy last summer so if I’ll use planners in paper I suppose that’s where I need to get them.

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    Mija Reply:

    @Susanne, Oh I wonder if there is a way to get a custom layout/size on etsy? I’m curious how the planners from other countries look like.

    I’m enjoying going back to paper and pens!

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  3. Kimmy Said:

    on February 8, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I love our planners!!!
    I know they are plushie and delicate, but they are so pretty! What’s not to love?! <3

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    Mija Reply:

    @Kimmy, colors are always a win!!!!

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  4. Cristina Cocioaba Said:

    on February 14, 2017 at 12:34 am

    I really like these planners. I want to use one, but I think I will try to make use of technology as much as I can. I like to keep everything in my phone so I don’t have to carry a planner with me every single time. But nothing compares with handwriting everything down.
    Sometimes I make to do lists and plan my days on paper and it feels good.

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    Mija Reply:

    @Cristina Cocioaba, I usually only carry around the planner when I have a meeting with clients or my sisters! I agree keeping things in phones is more convenient!!

    I’m a total list maker too!!!

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