Nov 22, 2014

Sunday Savings: Planners

It's the dream -- write it down (preferably in something fun and trendy and pink), do it, cross it off, feel fabulous. 

My reality is -- write it on the yellow pad by the phone, or in my IPhone, or on the back of an envelope, or a sticky thing at work.  That's how I ended up with 2 appointments yesterday morning 30 minutes and 6 miles apart.

So I've been intrigued by all the Planner Posts.  You can see some here, here, and here.  But I didn't want to spend $$$ for a planner.  I wanted to spend $.

I was in Target yesterday looking for chalk and soup -- isn't capitalism great? -- when I walked by a Sugar Paper Planner and Calendar Display.  Awesome stuff.  And only available for a short time -- until January.  

I got the Pink Striped Organizer -- it will fit in my purse, which is essential.  Plus it's Pink.  And Striped. And Gold.  And the cover is that clear/frosted hard plastic stuff that will keep it clean.  And it has a spiral binding.  There is a page for each month, plus space for daily things to do and cute tabs.  Love.   The only thing I don't like about this line of products is that they are made in China.

I paid $7.99 plus 6% tax (when did Virginia's sales tax go to 6%??), but got a 5% discount for using my Target Credit Card.  

Or, you could go with kraft, white and gold.
Or, Navy, White, and Gold:

I seriously wanted them all just to stare at their loveliness. 

MOOD WHEN DONE = Pink, Planned, and Organized 


  1. Thanks for the reminder about his collaboration! I'll have to check them out tomorrow.

  2. OOOH, Joan! Must go take a look when I am in the greatness known as Target tomorrow.

    Thanks for the heads up!

  3. kraft and gold here I come!! thanks for the heads up

  4. I got a large one last year for work...but these sizes are perfect for throwing in my bag! Thanks for pointing these out.

  5. I'll be eagerly awaiting your review on if it really, does indeed, get you away from using scraps of this and that for your appointments. I have tried planners ever since college without success. Now everything goes into my phone which automatically goes to my iPad and to my iMac or the other way around. That said, I like the navy, white and gold one. :)

    1. I'll let you all know! I use to be pretty organized but then....

  6. I use monthly planners from Barnes & Noble each year. They are pretty, thin, though a little large-ish. I actually do use them, though I've got a bunch of important phone numbers on large post-its so I can just move them each year rather than copy them over. I like these because they have perforated list pages that are great for groceries or to-do lists.

    Here's the one I use:

  7. Now, this seems like a very good idea, and not too expensive, either. Good for you.


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