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I love my Day Designer Today & To Do.  Click here read more about my thoughts on this planner.

I love that the planner is a daily spread.  It’s a day a page.

Perfect for memory keeping.

Some days are more interesting than others, but I feel like every day has a story.  Every day is full of memories.

I just wish I was doing this sooner.

UntitledI love looking back on the day before and then seeing the blank page of the new day.  Every day is a blank slate waiting to be filled.  It’s a refreshing and reviving thought to have, especially if I had an exhausting day before.

I like to find little pieces of memorabilia from our day to stick into the planner.  When I look back, I can see what kind of things we actually used or visited.  It’s like a time capsule in a book.

UntitledI also love recording days that are just filled with so many fun memories.  On our first trip to Legoland as passholders, I made sure to grab a map so I could cut out all the fun places we went to in the park.  M loves looking at this page and talking about all the fun things she did at Legoland that day.  I will always make sure to grab a map or other forms of simple memorabilia when we go to the park to help document our days there.

UntitledThe good and the bad.  The triumphs and failures.  I want to remember it all.  I want to remember that my life was always interesting and so far from perfect.  It would be fun for M or K to read back on these days and see what sort of shenanigans they would get into.

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I simply am in love with this form of memory keeping.  I’ve had no time to scrapbook lately and this has been a great alternative.  I also think that this form of memory keeping is a great supplement to scrapbooking.  I will be able to look at the photos and look for the day the photo was taken revive some memory for the journaling on the layout.

This form of memory keeping is also a great way to exercise some creativity.  Every night, when the kids go to bed, I sit at the table with my planner and just doodle and play with various styles of hand lettering for the day’s entries.  I find it so relaxing and helps me unwind after a busy day of wrangling two busy girls.

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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