Ok, let’s address the elephant in the room.
Omg, I DID get a new haircut, thanks for noticing!
JK, I know I haven’t posted in literally forever, but we are BACK at it again for a fresh start in 2018.
We are currently in that transient “new year, new me” phase of January and are trying to get our lives TOGETHER. I’ve definitely fallen under the spell, and have been trying out new things – and I’m sure that many of you can relate to the lack of organization in my life! It’s safe to say being more organized is at the top of my new year’s resolutions list.
In 2017, bullet journaling, handlettering, and cute note styles were pretty prominent, and it’s safe to say I have definitely hopped on that bandwagon. I’ve always loved stationery and planning, but never had the true motivation to do it.
BUT TODAY IS A NEW DAY.
This is the first post in a series all about planning and organization, and I’m going to start off with my planner. Each year for the past few years, I have bought a planner, but never consistently kept up with it. Back in August, I bought a new planner, and am still pretty pumped about it. So in this post, I’m going to show you guys my planner, supplies, and organization tips!
Here we go!
First of all, let’s start with the planner itself. This year, I went with a Lilly Pulitzer planner (in the medium size), with both monthly and weekly spreads. I found this to be fitting for me because I love having enough space to fit in to-do lists for each day.
What I love about this planner is that IT’S ALREADY CUTE, which means I don’t have to go nuts trying to decorate in the way I want – pure laziness comin’ through! But also, I feel like whatever I put in this planner looks cute – stickers, post-its, and lots of crazy colors all fit in with the theme.
It’s also the perfect size to put in a backpack, but will also fit into a purse or tote if needed. If you’re the kind of person to take your planner everywhere with you but still want a normal-sized planner, I’d suggest this size.
Ok, ok, the price. I KNOW. I have never spent more than $10 on a planner, but I just couldn’t NOT get this planner, so here we are. I purchased it from The Paper Store, and got it for a little less with a coupon. Yeah, you could definitely make a cheaper planner look just as cute, but it might be a little more effort.
Ok, so you have a planner – now what? BRING IN THE SUPPLIES. I love stickers and cute things like that, so I had to grab some for my planner.
I found these sticker packs in the Target dollar section for $1 – $3 (I KNOW) and they are actually the cutest things I have ever seen in my entire life. The rose gold makes reminders really prominent and they also include cute quotes that you can stick on blank or uneventful planner pages. Also, if you want to buy them, I got them recently, so they could still be in stores!
The planner I have actually came with two sticker sheets, so I use those too. (THEY ARE SO CUTE).
As for what I use to write in planner, I usually will go with the Pilot G-2 07 pens (I LOVE THOSE), or the PaperMate Flair pens, which are felt-tip and more matte in general. I’ll also use highlighter and marker sometimes, and if I do, I’ll go with Sharpie Highlighters (the basics!) or the Crayola SuperTips markers (these are great for handlettering/calligraphy too).
There it is, y’all! These are all the things that I use in/for my planner. In upcoming posts, I’m going to be talking about handlettering supplies/how-to’s, cute note-taking styles, organizational supplies, desk organization, and more!
I’m so excited!
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