Newbie to the Daisy Patch

Hi Cocoa Daisy friends!  My name is Casie Gutierrez and I am new to the planner creative team.  I am very excited to begin this creative journey with you all!  Before we dive into my discbound planner set up using the March A5 Day Planner Kit, I want to share a little about me.

I am a wife, mom to two boys, pediatric nurse and love all things memory keeping.  I am a born and raised California girl and currently reside in Northern California.  My husband and I will be celebrating 15 years of marriage this summer.  We are raising two active and fun loving boys, ages 5 and 7.  And on the side, I work part time as a pediatric intensive care nurse.  Enter the need for a planner!

As a college student, I loved starting a new semester because that meant entering all the details into a fresh planner.  There has always been something about putting pen to paper that makes things move out of my brain storage and freeing up that space.  After I had my boys, I began to crave a hobby that feed my need to be creative and organized.  This is when I discovered pocket pages and memory planning.  My goal is to create pretty memory keeping pages as well as staying organized with pops of color using the gorgeous Cocoa Daisy’s planner kits.

Now onto my current planner set up!  For March, I am using a discbound A5 sized planner.  Inside the front cover pockets, I am storing all the A5 day planner kit and planner add on kit stickers for easy access.

For this month, I am using the ombre style week on one page for a one sentence gratitude journal.  I carry this page in my planner for the current week and then move it into my 6×8 family scrapbook once the week is completed.  The fun part about this planner page, is the blank space on the backside.  This allows me a dedicated space to tell a more detailed story for the week.

Moving onto dividers, and I love tabbed dividers to keep parts of life organized and divided into their own space.  Using the pattern paper, alpha stickers and tabs, I created 5 dividers for my planner.  The five categories that I most often use are: Faith (sermon notes and prayers), Boys (to keep track of both my boys), Create (my creative team notes as well as project life sketches), Work (to track days I worked), Goals (to brainstorm and record goals with progress).

Below is a video sharing a walk through of my set up.  Thank you for joining me and I look forward to sharing lots more planner and memory keeping ideas with you all soon!

Blessings, Casie Gutierrez




  1. Elizabeth

    I am an arc planner girl too. I love how you added the washi tape to the top of the notebook paper! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Simone Schermann

    Thanks so much for your lovely introduction! I can’t wait to see where this planner journey takes you!


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