Mindful Planners and Notebooks Customized For Your Life

Woburn, Massachusetts


Katie Buckman

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Katie Buckman


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I love pretty paper and organizational systems.

I’m actually borderline pathological about designing systems. “There’s a problem?...Hold my purse. I need to spend three weeks designing a system to fix it.” I’m a single, working mom, so organizational systems are my co-parent. But I’m not always great at USING a system because…life. For me to be able to use any kind of system, it has to be ridiculously specific to my situation, my personal strengths, and (especially) my limitations. That’s one of the reasons I started making my own planners.

I’ve also discovered along the way that living your entire life according to a checklist has some serious downsides. What’s the point of making it to the end of every day with everyone else heathy and happy, if you never consider whether you are happy? In the end, my systems broke me.

What was missing was any amount of mindfulness or reflection. As fond as I am of them, I’m pretty sure the meaning of life is not wine and checklists. So if I was going to have any hope of being healthy and happy myself (and avoiding giving my son his very own anxiety disorder from growing up with a crazy person), I needed to make a change. Some of the most meaningful changes I made were just small adjustments to my thinking and responses to things as result of adding mindful reflection into my routines.

So now I create organizational and planner systems for other folks that help them navigate their specific circumstances while trying to make just a little space for mindfulness, gratitude, and themselves. Otherwise, what’s the point of all these checklists?!

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Last updated on Jul 5, 2019
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Order Processing Time

Most of my products are made to order to your specifications. Once an order is placed or a custom design is approved and confirmed, I can usually make and ship a book within 7-10 days. From there, standard shipping times will dictate when you receive your order.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I ship in EcoEnclose recyclable mailers. I will always do my best not to send your pretty new book with a bunch of trash you have to deal with, but I also want to make sure it arrives dry and undamaged.