I’m such a wicked lil’ planner monkey! Week before last, I didn’t take any pics of my planner because, well, I barely even opened it. I was *that* depressed. I’m doing better now, give or take a debilitating mood swing, but last week I was in the middle of switching over to a whole new system: the Cocoa Daisy Day Planner.
Cocoa Daisy offers a couple of size options, and you can just order the pages themselves or the whole kit which includes lots of fun goodies. I’m going to try and do a picture post on the stuff in the next box when it’s all new and shiny, but suffice it to say, it’s an embarrassment of riches.
I’ve become somewhat addicted to monthly boxes of things. When I found out there were such things as monthly planner boxes I nearly squeed myself. I’ve tried out three, and CD is definitely my favorite, because it’s not just a mess of stickers and paper clips – they make their own monthly, weekly, and daily inserts, and you get all of them every month, with a different theme each time. And while there’s no way I’ll need all of that every month, much of it is undated, so I can save the daily pages for a time when I’m busy enough to need to-do lists and trackers every day. Right now I’m a weekly girl.
Thus, at present my Filofax boasts a wild melange of Cocoa Daisy inserts, my own dividers, printed artwork, and dividers I made from various decorative papers. It’s a thematic mess, and I love it. It’s got that Bipolar Bohemian I Swear I’m Not Girly But Yes, That’s Pink, Shut Up kind of vibe I like. I also remade several of my homemade list pages.
Only problem is, the new Erin Condren planners for 2016 just came out, and they’ve got all these options, and while I’m not really interested in getting one this year (I really prefer having rings and being able to personalize *all* the pages without having to make the planner ten times thicker), I realized I miss the vertical weekly layout. *sigh* So I’m making one, and I think I’ll alternate it and the CD weeklies this month to see what suits me better.
Yes, we’re all like this. If you’re looking for a lucrative craft niche I suggest planner supplies.
(Above) The August divider from Cocoa Daisy. I’m not all that into the whole scooters-and-macarons thing (seriously, does anyone actually eat those, or do they just serve as decoration because they’re every color? I don’t even know what they’re supposed to taste like, at least not since I realized they’re not the same as what I grew up on.)
Still using my own monthly pages, since they’re already printed out. So far this month’s is pretty bare – but I did start marking Full and New Moons. The dark pink dots are supposedly Patreon posts. Some of the stickers came from the Cocoa Daisy kit.
See? Macarons. I love that CD gives you a lot of grid paper – there’s something so comforting about it, especially when I’m trying to make my lettering look nice. The right hand page is the back of the next spread.
All the weekly and daily pages in the kit are undated, so if you like the design for that month, you can save your unused pages to use later. They also offer a free printable of a monthly spread that coordinates with each kit, and those are also undated; really the only thing that comes with a date is the divider, which has a full month calendar on the back. Since the weekly pages are so wide open, if I don’t switch to my other idea, I’m going to have to draw in to-do lists and such. Not that that’s a problem. I like having freedom to gild the lily if I like.
I made a new card for my Farm Sanctuary Pig, Rosa. I thought she needed gussying up.
My Filo’s back end – where the curse words live, apparently. I started carrying bits of washi tape wrapped around laminated cardstock in the business card holder, and I converted a regular three-hole binder page protector to a six-hole, which now holds this inspiring bit of printable art.
Lastly, I was having a Harry Potter jones last week (It was Harry’s 35th birthday, don’t you know), and I was poking around Etsy looking at themed dividers. I found a set that had each of the House crests, but honestly, there’s only one I’m interested in, so I decided to make my own. I printed out the Ravenclaw crest on cardstock and then ran it through my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the divider itself. It was black and white, so I colored it in with Prismacolors and inked the edges with Distress Ink. Voila!
Cocoa Daisy Day Planner Kit
Planner dots and some stickers from The Reset Girl
Webster’s Pages Strawberry Fields sticker words
Thin washi in various colors by Recollections (It’s on a traditional tape dispenser, which tickled me.)
EK Success Sticko Rainbow Swirl stickers (on Rosa’s picture)
Mind Wave washi hot air balloons from Mautio on Etsy
Heidi Swapp Definitions stickers
Bo Bunny Clearly Calendar stamps (birthday cake stamp – they don’t make these any more, but you can probably find them on Ebay)
Doodle Printable Planner stickers (the to-do list on a clipboard) from ARTiculate Prints on Etsy
Get Shit Done printable planner page, size A5, from PlansofHeart on Etsy