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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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If you’ve been following my craft page, CutieQ Cards n Crafts, and following me on Instagram, CutieQ Cards, you would know that I’ve been pretty planner-addicted lately.

I’ve been so into planners lately that I’ve been entering as many planner giveaways as I can that pop up on my crafting instagram feed.  Believe me, there are many!

It was an amazing feeling when I logged onto my Instagram feed and found out I won an Emily Ley Simplified Planner from Kimberly Lund!  I was over the moon!!


The planner starts in August and I can’t wait to use it!

More on my planners and how I use them at a later time…

Halfway through last year, I felt the need to have an organizer.  You know, those calendar organizers.

I have one at work, but I felt like I needed one at home.

But because it was halfway through the year, I didn’t want to waste my money on something that I was only going to use half of..

AND I could have gone all technological and looked for an app for my phone.. but I still cherish actually writing things down and turning pages.. call me “old-school.”

So this year, I bought myself a weekly/monthly planner at Target.. its super cute.

I’m not sure what I wanted to get out of it when I longed for it last year.. AND I’m still at a loss with what I want to do with it right now..

For now.. I’m using it to keep track of blog entries for this blog and my craft blog.. and I’m using it for meal planning..

Any other ideas???

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