Friday, July 17, 2015

Planner Obsessed

I think that it is safe to say that I have a planner obsession. On second thought, I think a lot of people do, especially women. For some reason we love to write down our to-do's, plan our days, and schedule important dates. I think it makes us feel accomplished, and in control. I know for me, the most important thing is that it keeps me organized.

I probably purchased my first planner back in high school, but only because I had to. At that point in my life the only thing I was scheduling were due dates for homework assignments and tests. Im so glad that the days of writing papers and taking tests is over. The only writing I am doing these days, is for my blog and that is something I enjoy.

Today I want to share with you 3 of my favorite planners. They are all affordable, provide many options, and of course pretty to look at. I have purchased many planners in my day, but I feel that these 3 were definitely the best in terms of quality and functionality.

Erin Condren

#3 ~ Coming in at number 3 is the lovely --> Erin Condren Life Planner. I received one of these beauties for my 30th birthday and I immediately fell in love. There are so many options to choose, from the numerous cover styles, to the layout of your planner, theLife Planner has so much to offer. I wish that I still had mine, so that I could take a picture for you to see, but if you head over to her site, she has everything there for you to view and customize your own.

Why this planner is one of my favorites: This planner is one of my favorites because of the ability to customize it exactly how you want. The options are endless! There are so many beautiful covers, it was so hard for me to choose!

Con: The only thing that I would say is a negative about this planner (and it's not really a negative) is that, while it is worth every penny, it is a little pricey. The cost is $50 plus shipping. We are currently living off of one income this summer and trying to save for a new house, so I can't really justify spending that much on a planner right now. I definitely plan on purchasing one again in the future though.

Plum Paper Designs

#2 for me is the --> Plum Paper Designs Family Planner. I purchased this one for myself last summer. The price is only $35 plus shipping and there are many cover designs to choose from. You can also personalize the cover, which I did, and I loved how it turned out.

Why this planner is one of my favorites: I really loved this planner because I was able to personalize each week with 7 different categories/sections. I had encouragement, to do (2x), work, reminders, dinner, & miscellaneous. See the picture below for a better idea of what I mean about the different sections. I had a spot for everything and I really loved that!

Con: The only negative that I have about this planner was that the boxes for each section were a little too small. As I was planning and writing things in, I started to run out of room. It is still one of my favorites though. Next time I purchase one, I will probably have less sections, so that the boxes will be bigger.

Day Designer for Target

#1 Finally, the winner for me is the Whitney English/Blue Sky Day Designer. I have been wanting a Day Designer for some time now, but just couldn't afford one. I even went as far as printing out the free Day Design pages that Whitney offers and created my own with a black and white binder. It just wasn't the same. A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through Instagram when I stumbled upon a photo of the Day Designer, but it wasn't actually THE Day Designer. I quickly commented and asked this Instagramer where she got hers. A few minutes later she responded........, Target!!!

What???! I asked my husband to watch my son and told him I would be back in twenty minutes. I quickly drove over to target. Sure enough like she said, there on the end cap as a featured item, were a bunch of different Day Designers. I was so excited! And the best part, the most expensive one was only $20!!! The one I ended up purchasing was only $15. Woo hoo!! I'm so in love with my planner already and I have only had it for 2 weeks!

Why this planner is my favorite: I knew from the beginning when I first discovered the Day Designer last year, that I loved it. I loved the classic black and white stripe design on the original so much. I'm really glad they kept that design for this one. The cover and quality are so nice and I absolutely love the layout inside. It is pretty close to the original Day Designer with a few minor differences. The original Day Designer has a page designated for each day. This one is a weekly design, but still has the daily scheduler for each day. There is a section at the top of each day for your top three and section for that night at the bottom. There is also a section on the left for your to do's and a section for gratitude and notes on the right. The best part for me is that it only cost me $15. I could not believe it when I saw it!!! I can't wait to continue planning in my Day Designer!

Con: The only thing that I would change is the inside accent color. I am not really a huge fan of pink. Some of the other planners had a teal accent color which I would have liked better, but it's really not that big of a deal. I still love it so much!

So if you are trying to find a new planner for yourself, any of these three are fabulous, in my opinion. Out of all the planners that I have ever used, these three had the best weekly layout, best overall design look, and were affordably priced for their quality. Happy planning!

Many Blessings,

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