True Life: I’m addicted to planners

Okay, I don’t know if this is a fad or if I’ve just found my tribe on insty…. but it seems like there’s a group of people out there who love planners as much as I do. Actually, probably more than I do.

I have serious Instagram-envy at the girls (and guys) who post beautiful, calligraphy-filled bullet journals! I want your talent and your skillz!

In fact, I bought myself a calligraphy-learning kit and it’s something I sometimes think about trying… weird that I never get around to it. Maybe I should put it in my planner.

Anyways, I’m on the hunt for the perfect planner and figured I’d share my research with the world because (1) it’s fun and (2) if you click the links below I might get a little $$ to support my planner addiction!

Check them out!

Erin Condren’s Life Planner

I’ve used these before and they are gorgeous. She has two different layouts. One that lets you plug in your daily tasks in a big square (kind of like the old-fashioned school assignment books we used to use) and one that splits your day into morning, afternoon, and evening tasks. I loved the style of the book, but found it to be overall a little bit bulky for my taste.

Grand Plans, Full Year Time Planner


I like the flexibility and the price of these. It’s pretty cool that you can add your own dates, so if you’re like me and fall off the planner bandwagon every couple of weeks you don’t waste too much paper! There’s cool space for making mind maps and for writing out your schedule.

Life & Apples, The Growth Journal

Ladies, you know how I love the idea of building gratitude into your day to day life. In fact, we have a gratitude journal on our kitchen table that we fill out after we eat dinner. This book helps you build your focus for the week. You can pick your focus for the week from health/wellness, family, creativity, and more! The setup would be great for a creative type or someone who works from home!

Tools 4 Wisdom, Academic Planner

I love when you can see each hour of the day in your schedule. As someone with a lot of appointments, it’s great to be able to see the time-block when I look back at my week. I also love that this book helps you to identify your goals for the year. It also helps you to think beyond what you want to do, by constantly asking “how?”

This Cute Boho Bullet Journal

It comes with a grid setup, so if you want control over ALL of the content you could try it out with this little cutie!

The Self Journal


I think this one might be the winner for me. It has the hourly display I love. Plus it has space for morning and evening gratitudes, space to write about your goals and priorities, and a quote each day. I’m a little hesitant because it’s only 13 weeks long and it’s $30, but like I said I’m kind of an on-again off-again planner girl. Maybe a short-term planner will help me out!

If not, I can always return to bullet-journaling… 

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