Free Printable Gratitude Log For Your Planner

Find out how to use this free printable gratitude log in your planner to help you remember & focus on all that you have to be thankful for!

Since this past weekend was Thanksgiving weekend, I wanted my freebie inserts to be themed around gratitude. This week’s freebie insert is this undated Gratitude Log. With that in mind, I thought I’d do a little bit of a different post and share with you some of the things I am grateful for.

I am grateful for;

  • My family – my husband and my two gorgeous boys
  • My friends near and far
  • The roof I have over my head
  • Enough money to feed and clothe my family
  • The support from my husband in my business adventure
  • The chance I was given to say a final goodbye to my mum
  • The past (good and bad) because it gave me the life I lead today
  • The Planner Community for supporting me in realizing my dreams
  • The sleepless nights my boys give me because it means I get even more cuddles
  • My health
  • Being able to stay home with my boys and getting to watch them grow up
  • Dr P for diagnosing and treating my endometriosis and enabling me to become a mum

This year I have made huge changes to my life. I was very unhappy working my 9-5 job and missing out on my son growing up. Like a lot of families, modern day living had made it impossible for me to stay home.

In 2015, I fell pregnant for the second time but this pregnancy was not straight forward. Due to Placenta Previa, I spent my whole pregnancy on edge. Following a hugely complicated C-Section delivery, I was left feeling more grateful for my life and those people in it than I’d ever felt before. I decided there and then that life is far too short and decided to make some major changes in my life. I resigned from my job and focused on my Etsy store full time so that I could stay home with my babies.

Resigning from my corporate job was just the first step I took. My corporate job had worn me down and washed me out.  I have spent a lot of time this year rebuilding my confidence and practicing mindfulness and positivity. I was mostly a “my glass is half empty” kind of girl.

I have really enjoyed the road to rediscovery. Next year, I plan to make a point of journalling my gratitude and keeping a daily photo journal to remind me of all the every day things that I should be grateful for that I quite often over look.

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Free Printable Gratitude Log

To help me practice gratitude, I will be using the free Gratitude Log that I have designed exclusively for the Planner Squad. As with all of my printable freebies, the Gratitude Log comes in personal size and A5. The personal size Gratitude Log comes with crop marks to enable you to easily trim the inserts down to size. The Gratitude Log is undated and is numbered from 1 – 31 to allow for each day of the month.

What are you most grateful for? How do you practice gratitude in your daily life? Comment below and let us know.

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Free Printable Future Log Planner Inserts

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Who can believe that 2016 is almost over and done with? This is usually the time of year the Planner Community starts thinking about their planner set ups for the coming year. With this in mind, I thought I’d share a great functional tool that I have been using for next year – The Future Log

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Get your free printable future log planner inserts to help you stay organized & well-planned.

Why The Future Log For Your Planner?

If you are like me, towards the end of the year you are itching to get your planner set up and ready for the new year. The problem is that once you have your planner set up exactly how you want it, you find yourself fighting the temptation to start using it.

I use a Future Log to help me start planning for the following year without the need to break open my new planner early. I simply use the Future Log in my current set and migrate it across at the beginning of the following year so that I can continue to use it throughout the year.

Here’s How I Use The Future Log

I use the Future Log to make note of the important dates that I need to remember for the new year ahead. I avoid using the Future Log for birthday’s since I usually migrate the Celebrations Planner across to my new set up once the year is over.  I do, however, write down important business related items and deadlines, school holidays, special events and anniversaries. Since I am really superstitious, I don’t physically write anything in my planner for the year ahead until January 1st and so using a Future Log really helps me get organized ahead of time.

Get your free printable future log planner inserts to help you stay organized & well-planned.

This Week’s Freebie:  The Future Log Planner Insert

This weeks freebie is, you guessed it, a Future Log so that you can start to get yourself organized and ready for next year. It is undated and so you can use this year in, year out. As usual, the freebie comes in personal size and A5. If you are not familiar with printing your own inserts, check out this post for some printing tips.

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FREE Functional Inserts For A5 & Personal Planners

FREE Functional Inserts For A5 & Personal Planners with 3 pages for notes, contacts, & to do lists. Super cute, colorful, & fun! Get the planning you need to get done with these gorgeous free printables.

 

Hey ladies! I am back with another set of free functional inserts for your A5 and personal size planners. Firstly, I have to hold my hands up and confess how unorganized I have been lately. My husband has just returned to work after three weeks of annual leave and during that time I only used my planner for the things I absolutely needed to.

Since the hubby was home and able to help with our two boys, I decided it was a good time to overhaul my website to prepare for the new launch, as well as work on some up and coming new designs for my Etsy store. I have to tell you, I learned a valuable lesson – I cannot function without my planner or my to do lists.

I spent ages trying to figure the whole website/blog thing out without any luck. It really isn’t a difficult task for me since I’ve had numerous blogs, all of which I designed.  But, I was designing this site without even writing a to do list-and getting no where fast!

FREE Functional Inserts For A5 & Personal Planners with 3 pages for contacts, to do lists, & notes. Colorful & cute, these gorgeous free printables will help you rock your planning!

Functional Planner Inserts Are Important!

This got me thinking about how important functional planner inserts are in my every day planning. Planning is a hobby for many of us planner girls but functionality is definitely a key factor for me.

Based on the feedback I received in the Planner Squad facebook group, functional planner inserts are important to you, too! I thought it would be a great idea to release some free functional  inserts for this week’s free download for your planners. Since its summer (at least where I live), I decided to design the functional inserts using a tropical summery colour theme to give them the splash of colour that will have you excited and motivated to listing and note taking.

FREE Functional Inserts For A5 & Personal Planners with 3 pages of printables for contacts, notes, & to do lists. Cute & colorful, these gorgeous inserts will help you get your planning done!

What’s Included With These FREE Functional Inserts?

Included in the freebie download is a to do list, a notes page and an insert to store all your contacts. As always, they are available in both personal size and A5 and each inserts comes with alternative margin bindings giving you complete freedom to choose how you print and use them.

If you need some tips on printing, please check out my recent post where I share some printing tips to help guide you through the printing process.

FREE Functional Inserts For A5 & Personal Planners with 3 free printables of notes, contacts, & to do lists to help you get your planning done in a cute & colorful way!

I Am One Busy Bee This Summer!

This summer is proving to be a busy one for me over at Little Chiqui Paperie with up and coming planner releases. I have an exciting set of inserts for my next contributor post which I think you’ll love just as much as I do.

I recently launched the Teacher Planner. The Student Planner is currently in the design process. Christmas in July is also keeping me on my toes and our Christmas Planner is almost ready for release. It features 29 different inserts to help you prepare for the biggest holiday of the year. My website is also scheduled for release for the end of July.  We also have visitors starting Wednesday and so my planner is getting some tough love this month.

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Tell Us How You Use Your FREE Functional Planner Inserts

I’d love to hear how you will be using your free functional planner inserts. Share some inspiration and tell us what functional planner inserts are your go-to inserts and how do you use them to keep you on track and organized?

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A5 Planners Comparison: Color Crush vs. Carpe Diem

A5 planners comparison of Webster's Pages Color Crush and Simple Stories Carpe Diem. Learn more details about the similarities and differences of these planners.

Do you ever just get confused in your planner selection?  You stare and you research and you drool over all the planner goodies out there.  (Or is that just me?)

Planner love is real and true and deep.  When you have committed to (or are sucked in like I was by some very well-meaning friends!) to the planner life, it is like your first love.  You walk around with sparkly eyes, giving a cheesy grin to all who pass because you are just that happy in your planner world.

Those incredible feelings of planner obsession love are magical.  You are amped up to find planner peace.  You know that special planner is out there waiting for you, dreaming of the day that you wrap it in your arms and call it by name.  (You do have names for your planners, right?  If not, what are you waiting for?)

As you seek out that Holy Grail of a planner, you will stumble upon different styles, layouts, and designs.  Variety is the spice of life, right?  But, it can be overwhelming.

You want to make sure you wisely spend your money.  You are a bit afraid to commit, like a blind date.  You have heard great things about this special someone but you just need more facts.

My planner friend, have you happened upon the glorious A5 planners called Carpe Diem and Color Crush.  If you have, you may have been like many others who have wondered which one would be suit you.

At first glance, these A5 planners appear almost identical.

Until you handle their exterior and reveal their interior details.  And then, my fellow planner girl, you will discover why you must select one over the other!

 

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A5 Planners Comparison: Color Crush vs. Carpe Diem

With sincere joy and planner love, I present to you more facts about two very similar yet unique planners:  Webster’s Pages Color Crush and Simple Stories Carpe Diem.

I have an A5 Carpe Diem (CD) which I absolutely adore (but I promise to remain impartial throughout this comparison!) so any CD pictures are from it.  Planner Squad hosted a rockin’ giveaway for an A5 Color Crush (CC).  I will be using pictures from that giveaway here.

And, with that being said, LET’S GET READY TO PLANNER COMPARE!!!  (You are supposed to say that like a boxing announcer-just so you know!)

 

A5 Planners Comparison:  COST

On Webster’s Pages site, A5 Color Crush Planner Kit is listed at $54.99.  I encourage you to click through and check out their gorgeous pictures and to get more details.(Side note:  I have seen amazing deals on these planner kits at Blitsy (aff).  Sign up to get updates to learn when the next deal will be!)

Simple Stories did not list prices on their site for their A5 Carpe Diem sets.  I have found great deals again on these A5 planners over at Blitsy.

Typically, Carpe Diems cost less than Color Crush.  If budget is an issue, CD will be the way to go!

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A5 Planners Comparison:  FEEL

Are you touchy-feely like me?  Do you have to pick up and feel a product before buying?

As far as how these planners feel, I would say Color Crush comes out on top.  It feel so smooth-like buttah!  Honestly, I could curl up with it and take a nap that’s how much I love how this planner feels to the touch.

Carpe Diem is fine-it just has more of a pleather feel.

I must add that I have absolutely no problem carrying my CD when I am out and about.  I do not worry about it getting damaged or marked up.  I can not say that I would feel that way about the CC (although that could have been because we reviewed one with such a light color.)

A5 Planners Comparison Carpe Diem vs. Color Crush open inside covers

 

A5 Planners Comparison:  SIZE

A5 Planners Size Comparison chart for Color Crush and Carpe Diem.

As you can see, there really is not that much of a difference in the sizes of these planners.  I did feel like I would have more space in CD.

Here are a few pictures to see for yourself:

A5 Planners comparison of Webster Page's Color Crush and Simple Stories Carpe Diem.
Inside Front Covers of A5 Planners

 

A5 Planners comparison of Webster Page's Color Crush and Simple Stories Carpe Diem.
Inside back covers of A5 Planners

 

A5 Planners Comparison:  Decision Making Time!

Basically, both Color Crush and Carpe Diem A5 Planners rock!  They are quality planners with a lot to offer.  I do not think you will be disappointed in your final choice.

CDs are more affordable and have outstanding inserts.  I hear a lot of planner chat about CC owners using CD inserts.

CCs are glorious to touch and their interior storage is fantastic.  Did you see all those extra pockets and clear window?  If you will be using your A5 planner when on-the-go (like a wallet/purse), you will love this feature for your driver’s license and credit cards.

Interior of CD is cloth.  I prefer that feature because it is so easy to wipe clean.  I also am a silver girl so love the silver rings!

Both A5 planners have elastic pen loops which I find extremely helpful.  Inserts are also interchangeable since rings are same size and distance apart.

When you consider all the above features, which A5 planner would be your choice?

 

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FREE Inserts for A5 & Personal Planners + Tips On How To Print

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In from my last post, I shared some free planner inserts set around daily planning. I designed some FREE month on two page inserts to keep your organized. These free planner inserts are available in both A5 and personal size and they match the daily/weekly planner free my last post.

For today’s post, I thought I would offer you some tips on how to print your free planner inserts. I appreciate that a lot of you will be familiar with printing your own inserts but for those of you who are not so confident with printing inserts at home or, indeed for those of you who would like to learn some new tricks, I thought this would be a great way to share the tricks I have learnt along the way.

I love printables for so many reasons. Even prior to setting up my Etsy store, my preference was alway to buy printables. I am just too impatient to be waiting for the postman.  When you live on a small island in the Mediterranean like I do, post can take just about forever. Plus, I really like control over the quality of what I am printing.

Hopefully, some of these tips and tricks will help  make your own printing process easier.

Get these awesome free inserts for A5 & personal planners. Plus, get tips on how to print planner inserts!

5 Tips to help you print your free planner inserts

TIP 1: For A5 inserts, ALWAYS cut your paper down to size and set the ratio 100% prior to printing your planner inserts. This will give you the best printing output. Printing booklet style or two a5 pages to an A4 sheet will not give you optimum results.

TIP 2: When printing personal size planner inserts, do NOT print booklet style or two inserts to an A4 sheet. When you instruct your computer to print booklet style it will automatically apply shrinkage to your inserts by  adjusting the borders to allow for booklet binding. IF you have to print booklet style, you will find the need to increase the print ratio to approximately 152% in order to get the correct sizing. This leads me onto TIP 3.

TIP 3: Print personal size planner inserts onto A5 paper and set the ratio to 100%. You will still get two inserts per A4 sheet but by printing on A5 paper the printing out put will be perfect without the need for trial and error.

TIP 4: Most home printers do not have the ability to print duplex on paper size smaller than A4 but all printers have the capacity to print duplex manually. Every printer is different but most printers will have the option to allow you to print all odd pages first followed by placing the inserts back into printer and printing all even pages.

TIP 5: When printing the even pages of your planner inserts, pay attention to the orientation that your printer prints before placing the inserts back into the printing tray. If your printer has the option of printing the even pages in reverse, choosing this option will mean that you simply place the inserts back into the printer in the order the inserts printed. If your printer only allows you to print the even pages in sequence, you will need to re-stack your inserts so that the last page is at the bottom of the pile and the first page is at the top of the pile with all blank sides facing upwards.

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And there you have it, five tips to help you print your free planner inserts at home!

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I hope these tips are helpful to you and have helped you with any printing issues that you may experience when printing inserts. Feel free to tag me over at the Planner Squad Facebook group if you need any help with printing and I will be happy to help you.

Let us know how you will be incorporating these month on two page inserts into your planner set up.

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