Living life in the carpool lane..


Posted on: July 10, 2015

Last week, I wrote about how I won an Emily Ley Simplified Planner.  You can read about that here.

Today, I’m going to talk about the current planner I am using, the Today & To Do by The Day Designer.

UntitledI looked hard for a planner that I thought would fit my life and I felt that this would be the perfect one. This planner is undated.  That meant that I could start it at any time and I can take a break without feeling that I would waste the book by skipping dated pages. Each day has it’s own page.

What I love about this page is the long To-Do section on the right side of the page.  I don’t usually have a lot of appointments, but I usually have a long list of tasks to complete, so the layout of the page seemed perfect. To write in my planner, I use Papermate Flair Ultra Fine pens.  I bought an 8-pack multicolor set on Amazon on the same day that I ordered the planner.  I love the ultra fine tip.  There is minimal bleed through of the ink on the other side of the page, and I love the bright and fun colors all over the pages of my planner.

My honest thoughts about the planner:
I love this planner.  This is a high quality planner with high quality paper.  I love the way the pen feels on the paper.  It’s a smooth writing experience.  I once felt that I needed a “day-a-page” spread, but I’m coming to find that I don’t.  My days aren’t THAT busy… I started finding myself writing mundane tasks just to feel like I’m making the most of the planner.  Also, as I mentioned above, I don’t have many appointments.  I’m starting to think that a weekly spread planner will serve my ‘organizing’ needs more.

With that said, I will still use this planner.  Once the Emily Ley planner goes into effect, this Day Designer planner will become more of a ‘memory keeping’ planner.  I already do a lot of memory keeping in it already.  The right side of the planner still lists the tasks that I need to do for the day, but the left ‘scheduling’ side of the planner has become more of a ‘memory keeping’ side.  I’ve been putting down K’s milestones, the interesting things M says, things that are worth remembering, on that side.  It’s another outlet I have to express my creativity and remember the moments  in our fast-paced lives.

The Day Designer Today & Today costs $57 and can be found on the Day Designer website.

What planner do you use?  How do you like it?

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8 Responses to "Planner"

I just bought an Emily Ley Planner! SOOO excited to use it! 😉 😉

I use a planner I just bought from Target. It’s designed by Whitney English for Blue Sky and I really like it! I wrote about it here:

Your planner is such a lovely color, so nice! Thanks for sharing 🙂

-Ashley, The Organized Intern

My Day Designer was also designed by Whitney English. I’m glad you like your planner! Great blog post on it! I noticed you use sharpies in your planner. Do you get a lot of bleed-through with the ink?!

It depends on the planner I use, my last planner had thicker pages and bleed-through wasn’t a problem. With this planner I have to be more careful with the thinner pages. Highlighting tends to be a better option!

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-Ashley, The Organized Intern

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