EYC Studio

Custom Day Planners

Flex Time

Even in this electronic age, many people still like the ease and readability of a paper planner. The problem is, most planners start in January and have a fixed format.

EYC Studio personalized planners come in a unique binder format that lets you arrange and rearrange pages, move sections, remove parts you don’t need, and start
with any month you like.

Founder Jill Garcia came up with the idea for Express Yourself! Creations Studio after years of making her own cards and journals. She wanted a different kind of planner, one that she could individualize to suit her needs. Starting in her tiny Dallas apartment, she launched her online business years ago. Today, all her planners are still Made in the USA.

Jill’s planners come in bright, quirky patterns that make them as cute as they are versatile. Add and take out any pages you like. Each planner comes with lined note sections, monthly goals pages, and more.

In creating something that worked for her, she came up with something everyone can individualize. We suspect that was her plan from the beginning.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jill
    Jill

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce our planners by EYC Studio to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 12:05 PM

    Hello all! I'm so excited to be launching today and answering all your planner questions!

  • Jean Marie
    Jean Marie
    7/29/2015 12:23 PM

    @Jill I was wondering how you go about getting replacement pages. Will you have them available as well?

    -Jean

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 12:28 PM

    @Jean Marie

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 12:29 PM

    Yes, that's a great question! My goal is to have replacement pages available in the future.

  • Pat
    Pat
    7/29/2015 12:18 PM

    Hi Jill,

    Are there replacement pages available for this binder?

    Pat

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 12:29 PM

    @Pat My goal is to have replacement pages available in the near future.

  • Linda
    Linda
    7/29/2015 12:26 PM

    My question too. Does the personal planner start with Jan? Also wondering about replacement pages for future years and areas of the planner as well.

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 12:30 PM

    @Linda The personal planner starts automatically in January, but since it's a binder, you can take the pages out and move them around to start whenever you like. The pages come undated, so it's not confined to say, 2015 or 2016. Hope that helps!

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    7/29/2015 12:31 PM

    Wondering what the exact size is? I often need to insert 8.5x11 pages into my planner so I've been using a binder that folds over to lay flat when open. But it isn't very attractive. Also, do standard hole punches work for it?

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 12:35 PM

    @Barbara Thanks for asking! The actual size of the binder is 7.45 x 9.25, and the pages inside are 6.25 x 8 3/8. You could potentially fold your pages in half and then hole punch them, but unfortunately, because of the size, it's not a standard size hole punch. I purchased a hole punch that had moveable punches and just set them to the right place and that has worked very well for me.

  • Kelly
    Kelly
    7/29/2015 12:37 PM

    Such a cute organizer! I definitely wish I'd seen your teacher planner while I was still in the classroom. But I love the everyday planner too!

    I would love to order one, but am concerned about the refill pages. They're the same pages that you currently put in there, right? Couldn't you go ahead and sell an extra set of pages now?

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 12:42 PM

    @Kelly Thanks so much for you kind words! I love the idea of selling refill pages. I haven't discussed this with The Grommet, but I definitely will see if it's something that we can have available in the near future. Thank you!

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    7/29/2015 12:53 PM

    What material(s) went into the making of the binder cover? That was not covered in the video nor the details section. Are the three rings placed so that other items purchased from organization sections of office supply houses will also fit?

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 12:57 PM

    @Michelle Thank you for asking! The binders are made here in the USA of recycled materials. I honestly don't have an answer about the binder rings sizing, and if they will fit other pages from local office supply stores, but I will find out today and let you know. Thank you again!

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    7/29/2015 2:55 PM

    @Jill I asked about construction because I am rather hard on my planner... and even the heaviest duty leather ones only last about a year before they start to fall apart at where the binder rings are attached or the clasp (which is the first failure point on my current binder).

  • Jerry
    Jerry
    7/29/2015 1:05 PM

    While your idea is interesting, it is not unique. I subscribed to a similar, more comprehensive, planner years ago. I think it was called "Day Planner" .

    Your planner looks to be very functionable and well put together, however it seems to me $48 is a little much for what you're offering. But then, almost everything I see posted on Grommet seems to be overpriced.

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 1:06 PM

    @Jerry Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you have found a planner that works well for your needs. Happy Planning

  • Steven
    Steven
    7/29/2015 1:29 PM

    @Jill

  • Steven
    Steven
    7/29/2015 1:30 PM

    @Steven I can move the pages and everything else around in my Franklin Planner. I don't see what makes your planner unique?

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 1:35 PM

    @Steven Thanks for your comments. What sets mine apart are the vivid colors, which speaks to a lot of people, I believe. I tried the Franklin Planner years ago, and find that I didn't use it because it wasn't fun and cute and colorful enough. I know that probably sounds silly, but I want to want to plan, and having a vivid, fun, trendy, funky yet very functional planner helps with that. Thanks!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/29/2015 1:55 PM

    Jerry, everyone has their own preferences when it comes to day planning. You were right when you said it is interesting, functional, and well-put together. As far as the price, we are not asking you to break the bank, that's the last thing we want for any of our products. But $48 for a Made in the USA planner from recycled materials and by a budding independent maker is not an easy thing to find. It should be comforting to know that is what your money would be supporting.

    Steven, like Jill said, the vivid colors and the trendy, funky, and functional style are what really stand out. It's not silly, Jill, it's just flat out fun!

  • Jill
    Jill
    7/29/2015 2:15 PM

    @Mike thanks Mike!

  • Teresa
    Teresa
    7/29/2015 4:36 PM

    @Jill This is a very fun, functional and creative idea. Jill I applaud you for all the work you have done to bring this product to the public. (I love fun office supplies)

    @Mike I don't think you need to defend your site to anyone. It's obvious to me that Jerry and Steve are not creative people and probably aren't even socially aware of what country they're supporting when they do shop. Mike, I applaud your site as well. I am so excited that I found it and I can't wait to do my Christmas shopping this year. Thank-you!!!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/29/2015 4:57 PM

    Glad to hear you're a fan, Teresa! We look forward to helping out your holiday shopping!

  • Terri
    Terri
    7/29/2015 1:42 PM

    I love the planners!! They are so cute and functional. Great job!!

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 1:43 PM

    @Terri Thank you Terri!

  • Caitlin
    Caitlin
    7/29/2015 1:53 PM

    @Jill While $48 sounds steep to me as well I guess the deciding factor for me would be how much the refill paper is going to cost. Will it be under $20? In my mind I'm paying an initial investment of $48 then every year to follow will cost the typical $20 which is what my company already spends on planners - reasonable.

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 1:59 PM

    @Caitlin Thanks for your questions Caitlin. I think you are right on with the cost of refill pages. They would likely range from $20-$25 per set.

  • Karin
    Karin
    7/29/2015 1:45 PM

    I'm zooming in on the pictures and it looks like, while I can pencil-in calendar dates as I wish, the days of the week are pre-printed. I'm looking for a calendar that begins my week as I do...on a Monday. I have so many weekend-long events that I'd like to see grouped as a continuous (and contiguous :-) ) event, not split up and book-ending my week. Any chance I could pencil-in my own weekdays in the future?

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 1:51 PM

    @Karin Thank you for your questions Karen! The monthly calendar is Sun-Sat, but the weekly can be set up to start on Sunday or Monday. If you are more of a daily calendar planner than I think this would work fine, but if you plan everything on a monthly spread, it might be more difficult. I'm unsure if the format will change on the monthly calendars in the future or not, I'm sorry.

    One thing that you could do on the monthly calendar is to use some cute washi tape and put it over the current weekday titles, and write it out to start on a Monday. Hope this helps! Thanks again!

  • Debra
    Debra
    7/29/2015 2:00 PM

    Bravo, Jill! A charmimg and useful product! VERY appealing!

    Debra

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 2:00 PM

    @Debra Thank you so much Debra!

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    7/29/2015 2:18 PM

    I love the look of your teacher planner and agree that for may people, colors and design details do make a product more attractive and pleasant to use! I am a high school teacher and was wondering if the teacher planner has a section to enter grades. While I do enter mine online, I also like to keep a written account as a back up.

  • Jill
    Jill
    7/29/2015 2:27 PM

    @Catherine Hi Catherine! Thanks for asking! There is a section called the student checklist that I think would work perfect for recording grades. It has a column to write down the students name and then at the very top you can write down what the item is that your grading and then there is a little box to write their grade in. You could also use it for if they return assignments or not, or any other related items that you keep track of detail.

  • Tammy
    Tammy
    7/29/2015 3:00 PM

    I was wondering same re: replacement pages - I LOVE the planner for my 2d year teaching daughter, but Ithink $48 is high...looking to understand ongoing use.

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 3:06 PM

    @Tammy Hi Tammy! I see the planner as an ongoing use item for sure. I am already, today, starting to plan out filler pages for both the teacher planner and the everday planner.

  • Lois
    Lois
    7/29/2015 3:06 PM

    I was hoping that you might have pages that I can have all of my passwords that I need at school listing them alphabetically. It would be nice if I could just transfer these pages each year in one location.

  • Jill
    Jill – Special Guest
    7/29/2015 3:08 PM

    @Lois Hi Lois! What a great idea of a page addition to the planner! I will definitely look in to creating that and offering it in the future.

  • Julie
    Julie
    7/29/2015 9:13 PM

    Hi Jill and the Grommet staff. While I think this product is useful, I agree with others that it is not unique. I would be interested in it but hesitate to make a purchase through the Grommet site with out the ability to purchase refills for the future. If you were to "re offer" this item in the future with refills going forward I would make the purchase. Sorry, I'm out but hope to see you readdress this with the chance to purchase pages that would make it useful for a long time into the future.

  • Jill
    Jill
    7/29/2015 9:45 PM

    @Julie thank you for your input. As the creator, I really appreciate hearing from you.

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