Making It Mine

The RAK program is so popular it needs its own planner to stay organized!

I saw a post for a used planner for sale and literally bought it in 30 seconds flat!

It arrived in a few days and I put it immediately to use keeping track of all the RAK requests and anything else of interest from the Erin Condren groups.

Here is the planner as I received it in the mail.


The cover is a soothing Cornflower Blue in the Gingham pattern with minimal customization.

I tried several things to cover the name but finally just ended up using my favorite pin stripe Washi tape and some cute ABC stickers to write “RAK 2014”.


To protect the stickers and keep the Washi from peeling, I put a small piece of clear packing tape over the area.  You can just barely see the left bottom corner of the packing tape in this next photo!  A person would have to look REALLY HARD to see the packing tape, so it is a good option for protecting any decor that might be added to a used planner to cover the other person’s name.


On the inside, I used complimentary colored pens to keep track of RAK requests, new people, international requests, and notes about anything that was necessary to remember in managing the various Erin Condren groups that I started.  I was giving out between 300-400 names weekly, so there was a lot to jot down!!


This little “used” planner (though it was completely brand new), has and is totally serving its purpose.  I think the cover turned out just fine and I am grateful that I found a used one that I could purchase for this purpose!


10 thoughts on “Making It Mine

  1. Hello, I am in love with you blog, and I was wondering how can I be included in your RAK group? I would love to be a part of it. Thanks

  2. Are you still staking members in the RAK group? I sent a request–before I was in the EC group–not even knowing much about EC yet. I looked today and I’m not approved, but I would love to be a part if you are taking new members, or if you do in the future, please keep me in mind. Thanks 🙂

  3. Where is the best place to find offers for used planners? I would love to try one, but am not sure if it will work for me. On top of that, by the time a new one would get to me 1/4 of it would already be obsolete. I’d love to find a used one to give this a try and then get my order in for next year early enough not to miss the first few months.

  4. Not sure if you still have this blog. I just wanted to say that I have the same kind of planner. mine is in my favorite color purple with my nick nick name on the bottom and I really enjoy using it. I never used a planner. never thought there was a reason to. until I started haven trouble keeping track of things. I look at it as much as i can through out the day. it has really help me keep it together.

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