WYWN: Planner Collection

If you’re a regular follower of my blog and YouTube channel, you’ve no doubt heard about my Planner Collection. In this What’s Your Why Not post, I explain why I decided to collect planners. And no, it’s not JUST because they were pretty.

My planner use and collection has changed over the last two years. The above picture is of my current collection. Here’s the video link where I go through them one by one.

In December 2014, I discovered the Planner Addict World and fell down the Rabbit Hole. I was fully committed to ringed binders at that point. I went from a 3 ring DayRunner to a 7 ring Franklin Covey Sierra, and it morphed from there.

I did buy some planners because they were pretty. My DayTimer Malibu in Rose Gold is the perfect example of this. I also, briefly, owned an aqua Franklin Covey Day1One with a crocodile simulated pattern. It was gorgeous!

Why did I start collecting planners? Each one has a function, like a purse. Some days I feel like using a particular planner/binder/leather cover. Ladies will understand this completely. Instead of having a bunch of loose inserts and papers, I corral them into various systems and I know where everything is.

Each one I still own has a story and a purpose. I’ve gotten past the keeping because it’s pretty (or I’d still have the aqua croco Day1One).

We all have collections. What’s something you collect?

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March 2017 Passion Planner Flip Thru

Another month gone by! Time for my March 2017 Passion Planner Flip Thru!

This month a pretty much a typical one for me. I learned some things about how to properly use my Passion Planner and change some things up where I need to.

Proper Use

I’ve had the nasty habit of not properly utilizing the weekly to do lists. At the beginning of March, I not only filled in the To Do lists, made time to actually get the stuff done during the week. I know this sounds silly to some, but I wasn’t doing that.

I also reached my 3 Month GameChanger 10 days ahead of schedule! I finished typing up my manuscript on March 28, when the goal was April 9. I realized March 8 that I was only half-way through typing it up and I need to get my butt in gear.

Personal Changes

I know we can download a weekly tracker off the Passion Planner website. But I just write mine in each week. I do Bing points, vitamins, etc. and a U M T W R F S for the days of the week afterwards. If I remember to take my vitamins, I just put a red check over the day’s letter.

This has especially helped with my Work To Do list. I have daily tasks I have to do at work, and while I most likely won’t forget to do them, it is nice to have a place to Check Off that I’ve done that task.

Another personal change I made is using the Today’s Focus area for my meal planning. Someone on one of the Passion Planner Facebook groups shared this tip, and it’s been working great.

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Ep. 11 Cotton Clearance Find

Welcome to Episode 11: Cotton Clearance Find! In this podcast video, I show off progress on my 10 stitch blankets AND the wonder clearance find I came across!

Now, I’ve come across cotton yarn when it’s been on clearance at Walmart before. However, I’m usually late to the game and other knitters have gotten most of the yarn before I get there.

So I usually end up with 5-6 balls of cotton. Not this time!

I ended up getting 17 balls myself, and when I told a friend I’d used a gift card she’d given me to pay for most of it, she said she’d keep an eye out at her Walmart. She found me 5 more balls!

22 balls of cotton! WHOO!

10 Balls ~ Peaches & Cream Fruit Explosion (it’s the exact same colorway as the Bernat Fruit Explosion)

5 Balls ~ Peaches & Cream Bright Chartreuse (Same at the Bernat Bright Green [not Key Lime])

4 Balls ~ Peaches & Cream Ahoy Ombre (Same as the Sugar & Creme colorway I have on a cone)

2 Balls ~ Peaches & Cream Candy Sprinkles

1 Ball ~ Fruit Punch

All of the colors I have in balls as well as cones or skeins I will be adding them all together eventually when I work on them. And since I’m currently working on the Bernat Fruit Explosion, if I can, I will be adding it in once I’m finished with the coned up yarn.

It’s starting to get crazy how much cotton I’m finding on clearance recently, since I’m not buying any cotton that’s not on clearance.

10 Stitch Blankets

Not much progress on the Mini Skein 10 Stitch Blanket. I’m still on the red Bon Bon. I have worked out what the next 4 Bon Bon order will be: Black, Yellow, Lilac, and Teal.

On the Scrappy 10 Stitch Wrap, I have turned the first corner, and put on 60 rows this week. That 60 includes the 34 rows that it takes to knit a mitered corner.

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