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(ABOVE) My 2018 planner and cover are just as pretty and feminine as what I chose last year, only this time the colors are understated and muted.


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February 13, 2018 / Video Post Notes

MY 2018 PLANNER, COVER & INSERTS

Why Franklin Covey

I am so excited to be showing you my 2018 planner-calendar and cover. This is the third year I’ve chosen a set from the Franklin Covey Planner Love series, because I’m a big fan of their pretty, feminine, and varied color and pattern choices. Also, even though my planner is faux leather (they were the last two years as well), the quality is lovely. I am thrilled with all of them.

I also found a variety of inserts and accessories from other companies to complete my setup. I hope you enjoy seeing them all.

Thank you again for taking the time to visit my blog!

~ Janis Lyn Johnson


 

1. CLASSIC-SIZE RING BINDERS

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Franklin Covey Planner Love Classic Snap Binder (other colors available; see below).

My binder is in the color blush, is faux leather, and is available in two sizes: Classic, which is what I have (5.5″ x 8.5″), and Compact (4.25″ x 6.75″). It also comes  in a wire-bound version.

I continually return to FC’s Planner Love binders because of their feminine colors, the gold rings and hardware, and the quality. This year, the company replaced their magnetic closure with a gold-hardware snap closure. Both versions are available (magnetic version is more limited) and I, personally, like either one.

I prefer the ring binders, because I like to customize my planners with a variety of inserts and note paper. 

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Franklin Covey Blush, Ivory, Floral, Stripe, and Navy-Patent  Planner Love Classic Binders

 

 2. BLACK GEL-INK PEN         3. WHITE CRYSTAL-FILLED PEN          4. MAGNET CLIPS

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Black Pilot G-2 07 Gel-Ink PenWhite Crystal-Filled Ballpoint Pen (Set of 2), and Franklin Covey Blush Florals and Gold Magnet Clips (set of 6).

This black gel-ink pen delivers a smooth, clean line and the rubber grip makes it comfortable to hold. I’ve had the white crystal-filled pen for years and love the look and feel of it. It comes in a set of two (the other one is black), and also is available in two other color-set combinations. I’ve given sets to my husband and other family members and they all love them. It’s such an elegant-looking pen. (You can see a closeup version of mine further down this post.)

As for the magnet clips: These are amazing inventions. They easily clip onto a piece of paper or planner page and, because there are magnets on both sides, will hold several loose notes onto the page without causing any indentations (see below). Absolutely love these things! Also shown below, on the right, is a Franklin Covey Planner Love Pocket Divider. (Scroll below for details.)

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Black Pilot Gel-Ink Pen, G-2 07

Pilot G-2 07 Gel-Ink Pen (Several Point Sizes/Colors Available) 

Crystals Ballpoint Pen (set of 2)

Crystal-Filled Ballpoint Pen (Set of 2)

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Franklin Covey Blush Florals and Gold Magnet Clips (Set of 6)

 

5. POCKET DIVIDERS          6. TAB DIVIDERS

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Franklin Covey Blush Florals Pocket Dividers (Set of 4) and soon-to-come! Franklin Covey Blush Florals Tab Dividers (Set of 12). 

Every year I order a set of 12 tab dividers and a set of four pocket dividers for my planner. This year, however, for some reason I neglected to order the tab dividers (but they are on the way), so for the purpose of this video I made do with homemade tab dividers. I didn’t want to take a chance of them selling out before I could tell you about them!

I need the tab dividers, because the planner doesn’t come with them. I use them to mark my nine working categories in the back of my binder, as well as three months of my planner (the remaining months of the planner are kept in a storage binder).

I place one pocket divider in front of each of my three planner months and the fourth in front of my working section of nine categories (to store invitations or notices of upcoming events or any other loose papers). They’re so handy and pretty.

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Franklin Covey Blush Florals Pocket Dividers (Set of 4)

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Franklin Covey Blush Florals Tab Dividers (Set of 12)

 

7. WEEKLY PLANNER        8. PAGE FINDER

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Franklin Covey Blush Florals Ring-Bound Weekly Planner. (ABOVE) Franklin Covey Blush Florals Ring-Bound-Page Finder.

The pages of the planner are a soft, soothing ivory, and each month has a different design. Several months (including March, shown below) also have blush pages. The page finder (shown above) comes with the planner, but I bought an extra one to be able to also quickly flip to another section of my planner.

The reason I keep choosing this style of planner is because I prefer a weekly layout. This one also offers a month at a glance before the beginning of each month–which I so need. I like to be able to see the entire month in front of me, so I know which weeks are full or filling up and which ones are free. This helps me better schedule each week and keep my life more balanced.

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Franklin Covey Blush Florals Ring-Bound Weekly Planner

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Franklin Covey Blush Florals Ring-Bound-Page Finder

 

9. STICKY NOTE SETS

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Kate Spade Gold Foil Sticky Note Set and  MultiBey Gold Sticky Note Set.

I specifically searched for sticky notes in the colors of ivory, white, and blush with gold foil and was thrilled to locate these. I placed several in my binder and left the others in their respective containers. The Kate Spade set is gold foil on an ivory paper, and the laminated-cardboard storage container is adorable with its gold-foil leopard spots. The MultiBey set is in the colors of pink and peach blushes with gold foil on white paper. This storage container is hard plastic, so will last for ages. Love how pretty they all look in both my planner and in their storage containers. Also, they’d make adorable gifts for a girly girl.

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 MultiBey Gold Sticky Note Set

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Kate Spade Gold Foil Sticky Note Set

 

10. DASHBOARD          11. WASHI TAPE

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Franklin Covey  “A Few of My Favorite Things” Dashboard and similar washi tape here, here.

I discovered this invention called a dashboard about two years ago. 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 stickable otherwise.

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 Franklin Covey  “A Few of My Favorite Things” Dashboard

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Gold Foil Washi Tape

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 Franklin Covey Gold Foil Washi Tape

 

12. PLASTIC POUCH & SLEEVES INSERTS          13. BINDER CLIPS

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Franklin Covey Plastic Inserts Value Pack (set of 5), similar Gold Small Binder Clips, similar Pastel Small Binder Clips, and Crystal-Filled Ballpoint Pen (set of 2).

This set of five inserts is wonderful for corralling so many pretty and useful things. I use the zipper pouch for storing clips, washi tape, ephemera, extra pens and stickers, and the sleeves for displaying personal photographs and inspiring pictures from catalogs and magazines. 

As I mentioned in #3, this pretty, white crystal-filled pen comes in a set of two (the other one is black), and also is available in two other color-set combinations. My husband and other family members to whom I’ve given it also say they love theirs and still carry them. (They were gifted to them about four or so years ago.)

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Crystal-Filled Ballpoint Pen (Set of 2)

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Franklin Covey Plastic Inserts Value Pack (Set of 5)

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 Gold Small Binder Clips

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Pastel Small Binder Clips

 

14. STORAGE BINDER

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(ABOVE) Franklin Covey Storage Binder-Case.

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

 

14. REMOVABLE TAPE

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(ABOVE) Scotch Removable Magic Tape (.5 inches x 36 yards; without dispenser).

This is the tape I use as clear labels for my pretty tab dividers. The tab dividers do come with labels, but those are more permanent than I want. I will use my tab dividers for years to come and want to be able to change what label I place on the laminated tabs. Both ballpoint pen ink and permanent ink work well on this tape. (I used a ballpoint pen, and waited for the ink to dry before touching them.)

I ordered the tape without a dispenser and simply placed it in a regular Scotch tape dispenser I already had.

 

15. NOTEPAD

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(ABOVE & BELOW) Franklin Covey Planner Love Blush Florals Notepad.

Although my planner did come with several lined pages with pretty, coordinating patterns on them, I also bought a lined notepad to keep in the back of my binder for quick and easy access.  On the front of each page is this floral pattern, while on the back are pink stripes down the spine of the page.

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MY BLOUSE, JEWELRY & MAKEUP

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MY CLOTHING

TOP:  Ralph Lauren Ruffle Blouse, Old (Alternative Ann Taylor).

MY JEWELRY

EARRINGS: Satya, Old /  BRACELETS: Satya Pearl and Semi-Precious Stone Stretch Bracelets.

MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Face Lotion / LIPS-EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter (under eyes, top of cheekbone) / FACE MAKEUP: Zuzu Gluten-Free Dual Powder Foundation D-7 and D-24 (applied with BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush; also available here / CHEEKS: Gabriel Apricot Powder Blush, applied with EcoTools Cruelty-Free Stippling Brush  / LIPS: Zuzu Luxe Dollhouse Pink Lipstick and Zuzu Luxe Uber Lipstick / EYES: Gabriel Charcoal Eyeshadow (applied with  brushes from EcoTools Cruelty-Free Six-Piece Eye Set) / LASHES:  Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Water-Resistant Mascara in Abyss.

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Zuzu Luxe Dollhouse Pink Lipstick and Zuzu Luxe Uber Lipstick

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Ann Taylor Pleated Ruffle Shirt


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My Favorite Places To Shop

NATURAL & ORGANIC MAKEUP

100% Pure

Gabriel / Zuzu Luxe

Hemp Organics/Colorganics

BOOKS, ORGANIC FOODS & MORE

Amazon.com

CLOTHING STORES

Ann Taylor

Banana Republic

Brooks Brothers

J. Crew

Kate Spade

Land’s End

Lilly Pulitzer

L.L. Bean

Ralph Lauren

Talbots

DEPARTMENT STORES (ACCESSORIES, CLOTHING, JEWELRY & HOME DECOR)

Bloomingdale’s

Henri Bendel

Lord & Taylor

Macys

Nordstrom

Neiman Marcus

Saks Fifth Avenue

DISCOUNT DESIGNER ACCESSORIES, CLOTHING, JEWELRY & HOME DECOR

Gilt

Neiman Marcus Last Call

Nordstrom Rack

TJ Max/Marshall’s

The RealReal

Ruelala

Saks Off Fifth

HANDBAGS & LEATHER AGENDAS, CALENDARS, ACCESSORIES

Gigi New York

Kate Spade

HANDBAGS, WALLETS & SHOES

Jack Rogers

Kate Spade

TheRealReal (Authenticated Luxury Consignment)

Shoes.com

6pm.com

Zappos

Zappos Luxury

HEALTHY-LIVING COOKWARE

Ceramcor / Xtrema Cookware

HOME & PATIO DECOR, TABLEWARE, FURNISHINGS

Birch Lane

Horchow

JossandMain.com

Land’s End

L.L. Bean

PBTeen

Terrain

Wayfair.com

HOME ORGANIZATION

QVC

HOME OFFICE ORGANIZATION (AGENDAS, BINDERS, CALENDARS, PLANNERS & MORE)

Filofax

FranklinPlanner

JEWELRY (COSTUME & FINE)

Bauble Bar

Ross-Simons

Satya

TheRealReal (Luxury Consignment)

QVC

WATCHES (DESIGNER)

Michele

Kate Spade


 

6 comments on “(Video Review) Franklin Covey Classic Blush Binder, Blush Florals 2018 Planner Inserts, and Accessories / Classic Style”

  1. Hi Janis

    Always super excited when i see your mail has arrived.

    Thank you so much for such awesome information.

    To be organised just makes life less stressfull less complicated.

    Love your choice of colours always . always soft which is never tiring.

    Your blouse looked stylish & cool. Beautiful make up.

    Thank you for always making life look as beautiful as you are always.

    KindRegards

    Bernadine

  2. I would like to know what non-toxic oral care you would recommend–toothpaste, mouthwash. Also, I clean my house with vinegar ad baking soda; my laundry detergent
    however, seems to be giving me headaches (at least I THINK it’s the detergent). Do you have any recommendations re: laundry detergent? Thanks. By the way, you’re doing
    something right because you look wonderful.

    • Blanche, for some reason my reply to your comment last month didn’t show up here. Clearly I need to get the hang of the behind-the-scenes how-to’s! I’m so sorry! For toothpaste I use plain baking soda each morning and one of the Jason fluoride-free, SLS-free natural toothpastes in the evening. I don’t use a mouthwash. I do use a spray water pick, though, and floss each morning. As for laundry detergent, I use the Whole Foods Organic unscented, natural brand. Another one I have used, and I am thinking of transitioning over to, is Dr. Bronner’s liquid soap, unscented. It’s what I wash my hair with. I just follow the directions on the bottle and finish by adding white vinegar to the rinse cycle (per directions). Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to write to me. Hope you find the detergent that works best for you. Headaches are awful! ~ Janis

  3. I enjoy your cool, calm and collected presentations very much. THANK YOU !!

    My Franklin planner inserts are the same blush style weekly in the compact size, I am using an older microfiber style zipper cover with mesh pockets and a handle with a strap much like a small messenger bag. Franklin offered this a long time ago.

    You asked about lined color pages. I have found the Franklin BLOOMS lined pages look nice with the blush pages.
    Classic # 6 7 7 2 0 50 lined pages for $ 5.95. Franklin used to offer packs of different color pages but I am not sure they still have this option.

    I have been a FC fan for over 30years !! Keep Calm and Planner On, CAT

    • Catherine, thank you so much for your kind message. 🙂 I love a planner that zips all around. If anything, that would be my wish for my own planner. It definitely is my preference. I wanted the pastel blush and gold hardware, though, so I gave up the zipper. I hope they include one in their Planner Love Collection one of these days. Thank you for letting me know about the Blooms lined pages going well with the blush ones. I appreciate it! Also, thank you for taking the time to come to my blog and tell me how you feel about my videos. It means a lot to me! ~ Janis

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