(Video Review) Franklin Covey – My Mind’s Eye Classic “Planner Love” Binder, 2017 Botanical Planner Inserts, and Accessories

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(ABOVE) I chose the Classic size of the Franklin Covey Planner Love Botanical series.


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January 16, 2016 / Video Post Notes

New Year, New Planner!

Goodness, I meant to put together this video a month ago, but just couldn’t seem to get myself organized! But finally, here it is: My 2017 calendar/planner and binder, all from Franklin Covey.

My planner and binder last year were also from Franklin Covey, and as soon as I saw their new Botanical line, I was smitten. I love, love, love the floral artwork. It’s so beautiful. Below are all of the details about my setup this year, but if you want a much better overview, you’ll probably want to take a look at my video at the bottom of this page. There, I go into full details about everything.

I chose a larger size binder and inserts, because I keep mine at home on my desk. But if you prefer a smaller planner, the Botanical inserts also come in a Compact size.

If you have any questions at all–and I totally understand if you do, because I cover so many things below–feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

~Janis Lyn Johnson


HOME OFFICE ORGANIZATION / PLANNERS: BINDERS, DASHBOARD

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(ABOVE) My 2017 Franklin Covey Planner Love Classic-size Binder.

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(ABOVE) My 2017  Franklin Covey Planner Love Classic-size Binder and “A Few of My Favorite Things” Dashboard with Becky Higgins Project Life ephemera, attached with repositionable Gold Foil Washi Tape.

Note: My Franklin Covey binder is no longer available on line in gold (a few are available by phone at Franklin Covey), but the Franklin Covey Ivory and Pink Confetti Binders below are available on line and would go beautifully with all of my inserts.

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(ABOVE) Franklin Covey Ivory and Pink Confetti Planner Love Classic-size Binders.

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(ABOVE) Franklin Covey Planner Love “A Few of My Favorite Things” Dashboard.

I didn’t know what a “Dashboard” was until I kept hearing the term referred to in YouTube planner videos last year. Once I discovered the idea, I was hooked. It’s a laminated, firm cardboard insert that is perfect for attaching sticky notes or inspirational cards and other fun ephemera. I use washi tape, below, which is a pretty and repositionable tape, to attach items that aren’t stiackable/removable otherwise.

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(ABOVE) Gold Foil Washi Tape.

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(ABOVE) Filofax A-5 Faux Leather Saffiano Organiser, Raspberry, and Filofax A-5 Faux-Leather Saffiano Organiser, Limited Edition Rose Gold (Also available at Amazon.)

My Franklin Covey Classic-size Binder in the gold color is no longer available on line (a few are available by phone). However, if you like a binder this size and want one in gold, the Filofax Limited Edition Rose Gold Binder above, in the A-5 size, is available at Filofax and Amazon. A-5 binders are similar but not identical in size to Franklin Covey’s Classic-size binders. Also shown above is the Filofax A-5-size Saffiano Organiser in Raspberry. (I show this binder in my video and below, too). Note: The inserts from Franklin Covey that I show in this post, however, do not fit Filofax A-5 binders. See more details below.

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(ABOVE) I compare my Filofax A-5 Faux Leather Saffiano Organiser in Raspberry with my Franklin Covey Classic Planner Love Binder. Although other colors are available on line at Franklin Covey, the gold binder isn’t (a few are available by phone).

Because I have my Franklin Covey binder packed to the gills, it appears much thicker. However, it’s actually only .3″  thicker. These two binders differ in size by only a few millimeters all the way around. However, the Filofax A5-size Binder has six rings, while the Franklin Covey Classic-size Binder has seven; therefore, their inserts for these particular two binders are not compatible. 

Measurements

Filofax A-5-size Binder:  7.68″ x 9.25″ x 1.7″ , and the paper is  5.8″ x 8.3″. The ring size is 1″-1.2″.

Franklin Covey Classic-size Binder: 8″ x 9.5″ x 2, and the paper is 5.5″ x 8.5″. The ring size is 1.25″.

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Franklin Covey Storage Binder/Case. (Available in six colors. Shown are aqua and coral.)

This Storage Binder/Case is what I keep my extra calendar/planner pages in (past and future). I only keep three months of my calendar/planner in my Classic Binder at a time. The rest of the calendar pages are stored in here. (It comes with pre-printed labels.)

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HOME OFFICE ORGANIZATION / PLANNERS: WEEK ON TWO PAGES PLANNER

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(ABOVE) Franklin Covey Botanical Planner Love Weekly Planner and the Botanical Planner Love Page Finder. Also shown is one of the Gold Planner Love Magnet Clips, left side.

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(ABOVE) Franklin Covey Botanical Planner Love Weekly Planner spread.

The Franklin Covey Planner Love Botanical 12-month Planner/Calendar comes with the Botanical Planner Love Page Finder, below. However, I ordered a second Page Finder so I could use one to quickly locate the current week and the other to quickly locate the current month.

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HOME OFFICE ORGANIZATION / PLANNERS: TAB DIVIDERS, POCKET DIVIDERS & REMOVABLE LABELS

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(ABOVE) One of the four Franklin Covey Botanical Pocket Dividers (the back of it), left side, and one of the Botanical 12 Tab Dividers, right side.

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(ABOVE): Franklin Covey Set of 12 Botanical Tab Dividers.

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(ABOVE) One of the 12 Botanical Tab Dividers, left side, and one of the four Botanical Pocket Dividers, right side.

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(ABOVE) Franklin Covey Set of Four Botanical Pocket Dividers.

(ABOVE) I used writeable, repositionable clear tape to label my 12 Botanical Tab Dividers.

I couldn’t seem to find clear, removable, writeable sticky labels for my tabs. I want to be able to change the labels when I wish. Ultimately, I decided to use the clear, repositionable tape on Post-It Tabs. I simply cut off the colored tab and used the repositionable tape instead!


HOME OFFICE ORGANIZATION / PLANNERS: NOTEPAD

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Franklin Covey Planner Love Botanical Notepad.

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HOME OFFICE ORGANIZATION / PLANNERS: MAGNET CLIPS, PAGE FINDER

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(ABOVE) A few of the Franklin Covey Planner Love Gold and Botanical Magnet Clips, left side, and the Planner Love Classic-size Coral Page Finder with sticky notes attached (no longer available). Also shown: One of the Four Botanical Classic Planner Love Botanical Pocket Dividers, right side.

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(ABOVE) Franklin Covey Planner Love Gold and Botanical Magnet Clips.


HOME OFFICE ORGANIZATION / ACCESSORIES: TABBED PAPERCLIPS

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(ABOVE) Small and Large Clip-Rite Clip Flags.


HOME OFFICE ORGANIZATION / PLANNERS: PLASTIC SLEEVES, POUCHES

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Franklin Covey Plastic Inserts Value Pack (Set of five inserts.)

I use these inserts to hold pens, pencils, paper clips, business cards, photographs, paper items, etc..

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HOME OFFICE ORGANIZATION / ACCESSORIES: CREATIVE PAPER CLIPS

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(ABOVE) Kate Spade Paper Clips (comes with 12 assorted clips).


WHAT I WORE :  MOISTURIZERS & MAKEUP:

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(ABOVE) MOISTURIZER-FACE: MiEssence, Organic Rejuvenating Moisturiser, Mature/Dry Skin / MOISTURIZER-LIPS/EYE AREA: Nourish Organic, Shea Butter / FOUNDATION: 100% Pure, Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder, Both Crème and White Peach /  BLUSH: 100% Pure, Lip & Cheek Tint, Cranberry Glow / LIPSTICK: 100% Pure Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick, Tempest / EYESHADOW: 100% Pure Sex Kitten Palette, Cat Eyes / MASCARA: 100% Pure, Fruit Pigmented Ultra Lengthening, Black Tea. (Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.) 

As a base for my lipstick, I always begin with organic shea butter to condition and nourish my lips. It’s especially important when I’m applying matte lipsticks like this one. It keeps my lips from feeling dry.

For a more intense eyeshadow color, I wetted a soft, angled eyeshadow brush and pushed the purple Cat Eyes color into my entire upper lash line and the outer one third of my lower lash line. I then let it dry before buffing it with a clean, soft eyeshadow brush, and repeated the process again. I like that when I close my eyes you can barely see any color on my lids–it’s very natural looking–because the eyeshadow is mostly within the lash line itself. When I open my eyes, you can then see how intense the color really is. (That line in my left eye crease is a blood vessel, not transferred eyeshadow. To keep the eyeshadow from possibly transferring onto my eye crease, I lightly brushed some foundation powder over the shadow once it had dried.)

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9 comments on (Video Review) Franklin Covey – My Mind’s Eye Classic “Planner Love” Binder, 2017 Botanical Planner Inserts, and Accessories

  1. Catherine S. Vodrey
    January 17, 2017 at 10:07 am (5 months ago)

    One of each, please! Love anything floral and intensely-colored and these really fit the bill.

    Reply
    • JLJ
      January 23, 2017 at 5:35 pm (5 months ago)

      I so agree with you about anything floral, Catherine!! I love when you take photographs of flowers where you live and post them to your Facebook page. I’m looking forward to all the pretties you uncover again this spring and summer. They’re always so beautiful! Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Cheers and happy new year. ~ Janis

      Reply
  2. Terri G
    January 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm (5 months ago)

    Very informative and timely post. My husband recently gifted his Franklin-Covey planner binder to me so I was planning on looking for 2017 planner pages. I loved everything you showed and ordered the Botanical inserts. You made my job a breeze!

    Reply
    • JLJ
      January 18, 2017 at 6:11 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you, Terri G. I’m so happy you liked the Planner Love Botanical inserts. I think you will love them when they arrive, because they’re even prettier in person! Cheers ~ Janis

      Reply
  3. Charlotte
    January 21, 2017 at 10:09 pm (5 months ago)

    I know you said in the video that the Classic size inserts do not fit A5, but would A5 fit the Franklin Covey Classic size or no? Thank you!

    Reply
    • JLJ
      January 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm (5 months ago)

      Hi, Charlotte. Thank you for visiting my blog. About the inserts: Unfortunately, A5 inserts don’t work in Classic binders because of the hole configuration, and vice versa. The holes on the A5 inserts don’t line up with the rings on the Classic binders, and the holes on Classic inserts don’t line up with the rings on A5 binders. I found that out the hard way last year, when I bought A5 inserts with the idea of using them in either binder. Hopefully you’ll be able to find something that works for you in the end. I appreciate you taking the time to stop here and leave your question. Have a great week. ~ Janis

      Reply
    • JLJ
      February 23, 2017 at 1:01 pm (4 months ago)

      Thank you for the links, Rose. I will have a look at them! Cheers to you and blessings 🙂 ~ Janis

      Reply
  4. Cherlyn Scott
    February 25, 2017 at 5:56 am (4 months ago)

    I have 1 franklin coveys but I need 1 different one erin condren life planner they’re so great.

    Reply

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