I did it. I ordered the Hobonichi Planner Cousin size for 2015. Now I'm all set and ready for the new year! (planner wise)
This little pen and tissue holder came free with the purchase.
Compared to my 2014 original size you can see that this planner is much bigger and roomier.
This is just what I need, all this wonderful page space.
As far as the cover goes, I wasn't too impressed with the Hobonichi's A5 line this year, so I opt for this filofax Flex cover instead. It fits like a glove!
Being that the Flex has two slip pockets in each side, the Hobonichi cover slips right in.
And it sits in there pretty securely.
The scuffs on the cover are still driving me crazy, but I try not to worry about it..as much. I'm on a mission to find a thick enough band to cover them. For now, I'm using this thin elastic hair band to keep the binder shut when not in use. I haven't decided if I'll actually need the band once I start shoving papers into my planner or not, but I still have a few months to tweak some things around.