Not Your Average Chick

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Fringe Planner Review-NYAC

Hey Chicks!


I am so excited that it is July because that means I get to move into my new planner in August!! Yay.  My old planner still has days until December and I will use that for something but I have been waiting for months to move to my new Fringe Studio Planner

 

Fringe Planner Review-NYAC

front cover

 

I immediately fell in love as soon as my eyes landed on this beautiful powder pink and marbled planner.  I had made the decision to purchase it regardless of the layout.  Aesthetics will do that to me.  As I mentioned, the colors, from front to back, are cohesive and appealing to the eye.  A soft, solid strip of powder pink covers the bottom quarter of the cover and back.  A top the pink is the marbled look featuring greys.  In the sunlight, the marbled section looks to have a tint of pink.  The cover is a sturdy, thick cardstock bind together spirally.  On the inside of the cover, it features a belongs to space that I eagerly filled out, including my phone number.  This is unfortunate as I wanted to photograph it to show ya’ll.  I will remember next time.  The cover has a saying on it that I try to carry out throughout my life, Keep it Simple, in rose gold foil.  OMG! It is beautiful when the sun hits it.

The first page is a pocket folder.  The page is soft to the touch, almost feeling plastic.  It is a light grey and conveniently double-sided.

 

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double-sided pocket page

 

I stenciled a set of hearts and an airplane myself.  The spiral binding is coiled, rose gold, matching the pink tones.  The pocket can barely be seen in the photo but it is above the set of hearts about 1/4 inch.

Flipping to the next page you will find twelve mini month calendars listed in rows of three.  A clean design without lines.  On the back of this sheet, there are the same mini calendars except for the year 2019.  I forgot to mention this is an 18-month planner.  I prefer the 18-month layout but have a tendency to buy a new one at my one year mark.  What can I say?  I’m a little stationery obsessed.  Teehee.  The next page offers space for Contacts.  This is also simple yet enough.  There is space for the name, email, address, and phone.  I have found they dedicate too much space to this in other planners.  In this particular planner, the Contact page is front and back of one sheet.  Perfect amount.

 

graph paper and divider with tabs

 

The month of August begins after the Contact page with a soft pink divider page, tabbed on both sides.  Each month offers a perspective or a monthly motto, one that will be featured at the beginning of each month here on NYAC.  The divider pages alternate from powder pink and marbled (above).

 

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additional monthly topics

 

Following the divider pages, there is a page that offers space to the topics of the month’s goals, birthdays, anniversaries, to-dos and notes.  This is a great bonus space but I think the space allotted for anniversaries could have been lent to a different topic but that is my personal opinion.  This page is in front of each month’s monthly layout.  The monthly spread offers small boxed spaces that I use for the days I will post on my blogs and for the days my daughter is with me.  This is a quick way for me to evaluate the month without flipping through the weekly sheets.  On the monthly spread, the week begins with Sunday whereas the weekly spread (pictured) starts on Monday.

 

weekly spread

 

The weekly spread has Monday through Wednesday on the left sheet and Thursday through Sunday on the right.  Saturday and Sunday are not given an equal amount of space as the rest of the days but there is plenty of room to write events or tasks.  Each months last few days are sectioned into the next month’s spread which is something I’ve not ever seen.  It does utilize the space without waste but it will take some getting used to.  The back of the last page of the month is graph paper for extra personal use.  I would’ve preferred it to be the whole page, front and back, but it is only the back not leaving much room for personal notes.  This can be seen in the third picture.

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Back cover

The very last page list 2019 U.S. holidays.  The design above is the inside of the back cover.  I like how it has a trippy look to it, lol.  All in all, I am in love with the space offered in the monthly and weekly spread.  There are minor details that I would alter but the design of this planner is right on with my simple, clean style.  It is my plan to become more organized with August and I hope to carry that through the rest of the year.


Stay tuned for post detailing my monthly plans, each month.  The month’s motto will be included in these post.  Don’t miss out on the happenings of The Nest!!


What are your opinions of the Fringe planner?  Would it work for organizing your hectic schedule?  Do you use a planner or do you use technology to organize?  Let’s talk planners in the comment section!!


You can find other reviews from NYAC. Check out the links below.

Katie Leamon Review

Clairefontaine Review

 

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31 thoughts on “Fringe Weekly Planner Review

  1. ArtisanX says:

    For the last 3 years I have used the freedom planner. I took a shot at it when I saw that it was one of the few that came up when I did a search for planners that did what I wanted it to. I would spend time detailing it, but why duplicate what someone else has done. So if you want to know about it, I found this review online. Oh and one more thing, My last ones spiral binding started to slip out. I just sent the company an email letting them know out of courtesy (they stand by their product) and before I knew it, I had a new one and a big discount for the next one I get. Just amazing customer service.

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    1. Customer service is where it is at! I currently work in the customer service industry. What was it that you were looking for your planner to do? I am interested in what people look for in stationery products. Also you must be pleased with it to have ordered it 3 years in a row. I will definitely check it out. Thank you for referring me to it.

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      1. ArtisanX says:

        I am a very scattered person. I am also pretty active juggling a lot of different activities. I need something that thinks like my brain (does that make sense?) I just can’t do things electronically. I don’t do well with any “planner apps”. I need paper and pencil. So I like something that allows me to find sections fast. A calendar (year view/month at a glance/ week time view and then the option of a day agenda. I found that I rarely used the daily agenda much, I ended up just having all this extra space. I also prefer a section that allows me to jot writing ideas, characters, plots etc. down, a to do section, tasks or forecasting notes, a sketch pad (I sketch when I am thinking, nervous or bored) and graph paper. Its a lot and probably unrealistic but the freedom planner came close. Hope that helps.

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      2. No, it is perfect that you know what you need!! I am so pen to paper when it comes to planning and organization, I completely understand. Now that I think about it, I could probably get away without the daily agenda because I find myself using that space as my doodling/decorating space. The only thing I like to record daily is my work schedule, mood, and the money I make. I am learning exactly what it is I need and do not need. Your comment was perfect. Thank you, I appreciate your detail.

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      3. ArtisanX says:

        Of course! And for the record, I often change to something else if I see something that I think would be better. But at least for the last 2 I have always gone back to Freedom.

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      4. I read the review of it and I have to ask about the paper. Is it thick paper? I use Sharpie marker pens and cannot stand when they bleed through.

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      5. ArtisanX says:

        Fine tip or regular? Not that it makes a difference but I have not had any bleeding issues. It is a heavier paper.

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      6. ArtisanX says:

        No worries 😁

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  2. Barb says:

    I enjoy reading your reviews because I appreciate a good planner or notebook. I just haven’t found a planner that is perfect for me. So instead I use one of those big desk calendars to keep track of my appointments lol

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    1. Thank you Barb. What is it that you look for in a planner? If I had a desk I would have to have a desk calendar. I would so put that to use.

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      1. Barb says:

        I do love my desk calendar, but it isn’t portable. I don’t know what, exactly, I’m looking for in a planner, but I feel like I’ll know it when I see it.

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      2. I know what you mean. I like the ones that have a lot of space for making it your own.

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      3. If you happen to think about what you would like from a planner, please let me know, if you don’t mind.

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  3. Candice says:

    This planner seems like it would suffice for me, but I’d need a version with Canadian holidays listed.

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    1. I thought about that when I bought the planner. I am curious if that is an option if ordering from her website. I’ll have to check into that.

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  4. s.e. taylor says:

    I use a blank notebook as a bullet journal. I do like this spiral notebooks. I love that this one has a pocket, I’d like a pocket folder in my next one.

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    1. You can glue a large envelope to the back cover and it’ll work great as a pocket. 🙂 I enjoy the size of this planner. I worry of the spiral coming undone but it seems pretty intact.

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      1. s.e. taylor says:

        That’s brilliant! thank you for the idea

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      2. You are welcome. Let me know how it works for you. 🙂

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    2. Does your notebook have bulleted pages?

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      1. s.e. taylor says:

        My current one is just a cheap one with blank pages. I haven’t decided if I want one with dots or squares on it next time. (not sure what those are called) I bought this one because it came with stencils and was only $6 https://amzn.to/2NKQ6jQ

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      2. You can’t beat that. I like to have the dots or squares to help me keep my writing straight. Otherwise, my stuff would be all over the place.

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  5. I’ve got to tell you, the one that I won – I absolutely adore! You definitely have a good eye for the quality. Plus it fits in my bag so easily. 🙂

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    1. Yay! It helps to have something to occupy your mind and time. And it is productive. What’s your favorite part? I’m curious.

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      1. I for one always have something going on, and I like to keeps records of things I do. There is ample space in which for me to keep said records of. It’s durable, adorable, I also love the fact that I can add my own mantra to coach me through the week. It’s not a flimsy little thing that gets crunched in my purse. Plus!! When I use it, I know it came from someone like me. It’s sentimental to me. We are both survivors!

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      2. I literally have tears in my eyes. Opening my computer to see this message, to me, of all people. I do not know what I have done to deserve your loyalty but I hope we remain friends forever. We are similar in so many ways!! I am glad that you enjoy your gift and that it is functional for your needs. That makes it even better. I can smile knowing it will be put to good use.

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      3. I’ve always got your back, Chickie! Love you a bunch and yes, we will always remain friends, I don’t care how many miles apart we are. 🙂

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