Monday, July 29, 2013

Oh My, Planner! (Review + a coupon code!)

Okay, here's a little something that you may not know about me. I LOVE planners. Like, a lot. I love to look through them and see how everything is set up, and how I would set up my days with them.

Last year, I bought my planner at Wal-Mart. It was $10. And pretty much a waste of the money I spent on it. I rarely use it, and it's so plain that I don't even like to look at it.

It's just boring. And ugly.

So when Mom started looking into getting a 2014 calendar from Erin Condren, I decided that I might just have to splurge and buy one, too. Until she showed me the price tag. It was like tag-shock. I couldn't believe how much they were - even though I knew they were good planners. I wasn't about to spend that kind-of money on something to just plan my life out with.

Well, then Mom introduced me to Plum Paper Designs.  Hellooooo, awesome-looking planners. Mom and I both purchased one a few days later, after perusing the different patterns, styles, etc.

I chose the regular planner - in the anchor-style.

This is what mine looks like - with the great personalization and awesome colors! I absolutely love the cover - both front and back.

The inside is very similar to Mom's Erin Condren Planner from last year - but I think it's set up even better!

There are laminated tabs for each month, so they're easy to find. I like all the different colors in the tabs, too. It makes it fun - and not so boring. 

Every month starts out with a "cover photo" like the one above. You could write notes here, but there's also lined pages for each month on the page after this one - picture is below.

Then, there's the monthly spread - with the whole month all together.

Of course, there's the boxes for each day, but along the left-hand side, there are three sections that are for birthdays, events and notes. 


Then each week is broken up separately by day. Each column is for a different day of the week. The different boxes are for morning, afternoon, evening, and checklist. I really like that there's a spot for each part of the day (I don't much like the ones that are set up by hours), and a checklist section. I think that it's very efficient. 

Excuse my foot . . .  didn't realize it was in my picture!

Behind all the calendars,  there is a full page called "My Contacts", which holds 14 different people's name, phone number, email and address. 

There is also a page for the Special Dates/Holidays in 2013, 2014, AND 2015. 

In the very back  there is a pocket to hold extra goodies that you want to keep safe in your calendar. I love the wording "for keeps". 

So, now that you've seen all about the planners, let's get down to the nitty gritty. Do I suggest this planner to you? 

And the answer is: HECK YES. The planner that I got was $30 (as opposed to $50), and I believe whole-heartedly that it was worth every penny that I spent on it. The cover is beautiful, the whole thing is spiral bound, it's a great size, and it has everything that I was looking for in a planner, without the hefty price tag. 

I recommend this planner to anyone that is looking for a life planner! Also, be sure to head over to my Mom's blog as well, as she has reviewed the Family Planner for all of you!

One last thing - head over to Plum Paper Designs and pick out your planner. Right now. Dooooo ittttt!  


You can get 10% off your order by using the coupon code HEIDI10 at checkout!

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