3 Easy Ways to Add Storage to Your Planner

August 13, 2015

Hey dolls!  If you keep up with my Instagram, you know that I have recently purchased a Filofax Patent Turquoise Domino!  Eek!  While I am very excited to get it, I know that one of the biggest problems people have withPatent Dominos are that that they only have two big pockets in the front and back, causing it to have a lack of storage with in the planner.  Although this didn't discourage me from buying the planner, I wanted to find some way to compensate for the lack of storage, so I started doing some researching and some thinking, and here are the 3 ways I added storage in my planner:

1. Strange and Charmed DIY Folder Divider

This is one of my absolute favorite planner DIYs!  Using a Heidi Swapp File Folder, I followed this tutorial and made an adorable and functional storage solution for my planner.

2. Add Pockets on the Back of Dividers

I love this idea because you are able to create a very simple and practical way to store things like loose papers or sticky notes without taking up much space, which is great for me since I am currently using a compact planner.

3. She's Eclectic Notebook Pocket

When I first saw this tutorial on Amanda's blog, my first thought was,"I need to put this on the back of a dashboard!"  So I did!  This is a great storage solutions for holding receipts or sticker flakes without losing them.

I hope you guys liked this post!  I'd love to see your storage solutions, so make sure to tag me on Instagram @live.love.planners or use the hashtag #planitwithbeth.  Thanks for reading!

Week of 8/10: Weekly Decoration Post!

August 11, 2015

Since summer  is ending, I think I speak for all of us when I say I am getting those end-of-summer blues.  I love summer, being able to take a dip in the pool or sip on my non-alcoholic pina colada, and I love to reflect those vibes in my planner, so this week I thought I'd make the most of the rest of summer and make this week's theme watermelon!

Isn't it juicy? (Sorry for the fruit pun, I just couldn't help myself haha!)  So this week I decided to experiment a bit and I tried to use some Erin Condren vertical lay out stickers in my Filofax (yikes!)  I tried to trim them down so I could put them in my header box, but let's just say it did not work out as I expected it to.

So here's the items I used for this week's lay out:
So that's this week's set-up!  Thanks for reading!

An Interview with Amanda from She's Eclectic

August 07, 2015

Hey dolls!  Today I am really excited to have fellow planner blogger Amanda!
Hello! I'm Amanda and I write a blog called She's Eclectic. I am a huge planner addict and I was delighted when Beth asked if she could interview me for her lovely blog!  

1. What planner/planners do you have? Are there any you want to get?

A: I have a quite a few Filofaxes, nine to be exact. I also have a Webster's Colour Crush planner, does ten sound like a ridiculous amount? 
I really want a Van der Spek custom made organiser. You can decide which colour leathers it is made from and which size rings to add it too, they look amazing!  It has been on my wish list for a very long time now. 

2. What planners are you using at the moment?

A: I only use one planner at a time, I have so many because I like to change my binder when the mood takes me. I am currently using my Webster's Colour Crush planner, to be honest it isn't one of my favourites but it has bigger rings than my Filofaxes and I need the extra space at the moment because I'm so busy. 

3. What are your favorite planner brands?

A: Van der Spek, Filofax and Gillio 

4. Where do you draw inspiration from for your planner?

A: I don't know, I usually just choose a washi tape first and then see where it takes me. 

5. Do you have any favorite planner bloggers?

A: The Philofaxy team are my favourites, you can always find something really interesting to read on their site! 

6. What are 5 things for your planner that you absolutely can't leave the house without?

A: Actually I keep it simple when I am not at home, I just make sure I have a pen and pencil. I use the pen for writing lists and reminders and the pencil for recording any appointments I arrange while I am out or to do a spot of doodling if I am bored.

7. What is the current theme for your planner pages?

A: Flamingos.

8. What would you describe your planner decoration style as?

A: Pretty and practical, I like to decorate my pages but they have to be functional too! 

9. How did you first discover your love of planners?

A: When I was a teenager I saw a beautiful pink planner that was covered in butterflies and I just had to have it. It wasn't a branded one but it was so pretty and I loved it. 

10. What is your favorite thing about Live. Love. Planners.?

A: I like reading your blogger interviews, it was nice to learn a bit more about Joanny White a couple of weeks ago! 

Thank you so much for coming today Amanda!  Remember, if you'd like to be featured on an interview, shoot me an email at liveloveplanners@gmail.com and I'll get back to you as soon as possible!  Thanks for reading!