I have been so eager to share more about my love for my new planner with you! So I have the strange love for planners. Like to the point where several years ago, I would have multiple planners (most terrible idea ever) because I just liked the different styles and purpose each one had! I learned quickly that was not the way to go, so now I just stick with my planner and calendar.
For me, when I can keep my life organized, that is an item to cross off of my to-do list. For the past couple of years, I have partnered with Personal Planner, a company actually out of Sweden, and each year, I look forward to this partnership because I’m not sure what I would do without my Personal Planner! So here’s why I love it:
I was able to design the cover myself! Not only the front, but the back as well! The front page, I had downloaded a free image and uploaded it. I LOVE how it turned out! Plus, add on the gold elastic band to hold it all together, and it turned out better than I had pictured in my head, thanks to this adorable design! Plus, there is a hard plastic cover that encases both sides of the planner, keeping it durable and protected:
Then the back, I created myself using a photo editing program, where I just designed this text on a blank canvas and voila!
Here’s the details of the planner. First of all, the top banner is customizable, so you can choose different designs, colors, etc. – this time I chose a light gray with stars. Not to mention, the plastic ruler/bookmark, is extremely handy to have as well:
Last year I had organized the actual day set up in columns, but this time I decided to do more of a quadrant look. I like the idea of having the weekend on another page, along with a large blank box in the bottom right corner where I can put notes in for the week:
One of my favorite aspects of my Personal Planner is that you can completely customize the bottom area as well, to include various lists, menus, lines or no lines, etc.
For “This Week’s Dinners,” I always write down meals that I know I have ingredients for, and depending what it going on that night, I can choose from the list. And then if I don’t make one of the meals, I transfer it to the next week’s list – makes for easy peasy meal planning!
In between each month is an overview, which is really nice to have when I am trying to schedule something in advance:
In the back of the planner, you can customize this area too by adding ruled paper, graph paper, blank paper, coloring pages, sudoku, and other options, such as maps! I usually choose the ruled paper where I keep on-going lists.
One of the options to include in the back of the planner is a yearly overview, which I use to make down family vacations, various appointments that are scheduled far out in advance like physicals:
And then…Personal Planner has fun accessories like many different types of pens that you can get to make the planner even more fun to use! This year I went with 4 different gel pens and already my daughter is stealing them for her “projects!”
And last, but not least, the stickers! These come with the planner, which makes decorating, events, and birthdays that much more fun to record because you can use fun stickers to do so! The banner sticks are my fav!
Every year, I am always excited to share the ways you can customize a Personal Planner because each year, I find I do something different! There are various sizes to choose from along with different pricing, but I again chose the A5, so that I could get some fun pens to go with it! But when you design your own, you can choose whatever style best fits your needs!
And THIS YEAR, Julia from Personal Planner, has offered one of my readers the opportunity to win a gift card for a FREE PLANNER, valued at $59.95!
I am so excited that one of my readers gets to enjoy a FREE Personal Planner and keep their life organized well for the next year! So here are a few ways to enter:
- Comment below this post with your name
- Like, comment, share my Facebook post, and tag a friend
- Like, comment, and tag a friend on my Instagram
- Every entry earns one more chance to win!
- Giveaway ends Wednesday, September 18, 2019
- Winner will be emailed a gift card code, valued at $59.95