An Interview with Kristy from Giftie Etcetera!

October 15, 2015

Hey dolls!  Today I am really excited to have fellow planner blogger Kristy!



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


I own so many planners. I own three Day-timers (from the Family Plus series), a couple of Franklin Classic planners (zip up in black leather and a synthetic brown), and a Boston compact with luscious blue leather.

2. What planners are you using at the moment?


I use a Franklin Covey Flourish as my day-to-day planner. It’s a little bigger than 4 x 6 (a size that Franklin calls “compact”) and small enough to tuck into my purse. It’s also inexpensive and easy to wipe down if I spill coffee on it (*mumbles* once a week *mumbles*). For my insides, I am using a cut-up Orange Circle Paris planner.

3. What are your favorite planner brands?


This question is so unfair. There are too many to choose from! J But I do appreciate the Franklin Planner layouts and Quo Vadis planners.

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


I blog about planners (and other stuff) at, and my Loyal Readers (as I call them) are my main inspiration. I also love reading other planner blogs!


5. Do you any favorite planner bloggers?


Laura at Plannerisms, Patti at Homemakers Daily, and Becky at Planner Fun always teach me something!

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


Navy blue 0.5 Frixion pen, Frixion highlighter, This Week page marker, post-its, and a great purse that holds my planner.

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


I have a Paris-themed planner right now, but I also adore anything to do with coffee and have some coffee magnets in my planner.

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


Minimal. I use pretty things in a practical way, but rarely decorate beyond that!

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

I was born! Seriously, I cannot remember a time when I didn’t have a planner. I went to boarding school in high school, and that’s when the true love affair blossomed!


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


I like the clean layout of the information presented. It’s really easy to read and you learn more about planners there.


I am the blogger at, but I’m also a mom, a wife, a teacher, and a telecommunications lawyer. Since I work part-time from home, I get to blog and write novels. My first novel is coming out…well, whenever I find a publisher. Although I write romances, I always try to have a planner or two in the plot!


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

This Lovely Little Planner Set *FREEBIE*

October 10, 2015

Hey guys! Some exciting things have been going down here at Live Love Planner HQ! First off, the site has gotten quite the face lift if I do say so myself :) Secondly, the site is nearing almost 15,000 page views! It makes it so happy that since April, when I first started the site, you guys have helped me achieve this much, which I was I'd like to give you a little present from me to you.


This Lovely Little Planner Kit for both A5 personal Sized planners! This kit includes:

  • A Cover page with areas to fill out your name, email address, phone number, and address
  • Notes pages
  • To Do list pages
  • A Vertical weekly layout that fits Erin Condren Life Planner stickers
  • An Expenses & Purchases tracker sheet
  • Contact Lists
  • Blog Post tracker
  • A monthly calendar on 2 pages
  • A menu planner
And all this lovely goodness for free! If you do download this kit and use it in your planner, please make sure to give it a share on social media or just mention it to a friend who you think would enjoy it.  Fill free to share this image on Pinterest!

Thanks again for all the support, I hope you enjoy this printable!  Click below to download yours!

This Lovely Little Planner Personal Size
This Lovely Little Planner A5 Size

Finding Your Perfect Ring Bound Planner!

October 07, 2015

Sometimes when you jump into planner world, you aren't really sure where to start.  When I first found out about Filofaxes and other ring bound planner systems, I had no idea what style I wanted, what size I wanted, and the only thing I really knew was that I wanted a ring bound planner.  But even then, I didn't really know how many options there were, and honestly if I could go back to choose my first planner, I would have made a totally different decision.

Ring Bound Planners:
  • Refillable
  • Wide range of sizes and styles
  • Offers many ways of customization (i.e. Placement of inserts, you can choose/make your own dividers, etc.)
  • Mini: This isn't a size available in the Filofax USA site, but I am pretty sure it is available on most of their other Filofax sites. The paper size is super duper small! I know a reasonable amount people use this size, but I recommend this size if you plan very lightly.
  • Pocket: This is also a size on the smaller size.  Lately it has been commonly used for wallet system (something I'd love to try!) and is also used for on the go planning.  This size is also used for light planning but is larger than the mini by a reasonable amount.
  • Personal: This is like the standard size for most planners (it's the size I use). This can also be used for on the go planning and is a great to stick in a purse or briefcase.
  • A5: This is the largest size planner you can get (besides the A4 or Letter sized planners which aren't commonly used) and is mostly used for desktop planning. This is the ideal size for heavy planning.
  • Filofax (it's like the Big Kahuna of ring bound planners)
  • Kikki K
  • Webster's Pages
  • Love Doki
And SO MUCH MORE!!! Sometimes it can be tricky picking out your first ring bound planner, especially considering all the options out there, so I hope this article helped you narrow it down! Make sure to share your the ring bound planner love on Instagram with the hashtag #planitwithbeth and make sure to tag me!