After I loaded in the FC pages, I remembered an experiment I wanted to do months ago but didn't have a hole punch for at the time. But now I do! Let the experiment commence!
I reviewed the 2013 Brush Dance Perennial Grace datebook awhile ago. It is a gorgeous planner and I love it.
But, I have two problems with it:
The weeks are broken at the beginning and end of the month where the tabbed months are put in.
And, the two week spread doesn't give me anyplace to write my weekly lists.
I thought how perfect the planner would be if it were a week + notes format without the broken weeks. I adore the art, the quotes, the colorful pages, the thick white paper, the holidays printed on the days, and the tabbed months.
I had a lightbulb moment when I realized I could use my new hole punch and Success Choice binder to make the planner exactly how I wanted it to be!
I went to work with scissors and the hole punch. In my excitement I didn't take any photos of the process, but here is the result. Basically, I put a lined notes page between each of the pages. Brush Dance, if I could redesign your planners, this is how I would make them:
Tabbed months are still embedded in the weeks.
The month page is followed by a lined page for that month's goals or notes.
There is a lined page between the weeks:
And after the last week of the month there is another lined page for monthly notes, month review, monthly finances or whatever. Then there is the next month's tabbed page.
Here you can see how nice the tabbed months look!
My Perennial Grace datebook didn't have as many notes pages as required for this setup so I had to pirate some from my Brush Dance A Fearless Woman datebook.
The result is perfect! And it looks so great in my binder!
Have any of you hacked a bound planner into a ring-bound system?