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#PlannerCRUSH – October

#PlannerCRUSH – October

We are so excited to share our latest “#PlannerCRUSH”! In this series we share the planning style of someone in our community that we just can’t get enough of. We are talking about scrolling the IG feed and binge watching all the PWMs. Each time, we will feature a clue along with a few planner pics to see if you can recognize our #plannercrush?  Here goes:

 

CLUE: She plans and budgets creatively….

 

Planner Crush Oct 2020
Planner Crush Oct 2020
Planner Crush Oct 2020
Planner Crush Oct 2020
Planner Crush Oct 2020
Planner Crush Oct 2020

ANSWER: Ilysse from @planwithilysse

 

Ilysse is a planner girl that enjoys all things crafting, planning and budgeting. She uses her planners as a creative outlet but stays focused on functionality and productivity.  The discbound system and The Happy Planner are her favorite tools for planning because of the customization and flexibility. Ilysse found the planner community a few years ago and has never looked back. This past year, she launched her YouTube channel and has embraced sharing her planner journey,  tips for staying organized and how to’s for budgeting. We just love how she franken plans to create a planner that really works for her needs. Looking forward to her sharing more with all of us. 

Follow Ilysse on Instagram and YouTube

2021 Planner Launch Series – Part Three

2021 Planner Launch Series – Part Three

Our 2021 Planner Launch Series continues with Part Three! The planner options keep on rolling in which makes choosing the best planner/s a real challenge – #plannerproblems.  So if you are still working on your planner stack for 2021, this series showcases different types of planners and some of the new designs that have launched for the calendar year. Part One is dedicated to coiled planners and Part Two is dedicated to book bound planners. This part focuses on inserts and printables. 

We all know there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to planners. Maybe that’s why discs and rings are also a popular option when it comes to planner set ups. They both offer the ultimate flexibility and freedom to create a customizable system that works for you. Plus, there seems to be a growing number of brands and shops offering inserts now. When shopping for inserts (ring or discbound) there are a few important things to keep in mind – printed or printable, paper quality, dated or undated, design aesthetic and size. Many brands and shops will offer a size guide to help you so be sure to check the site for one.

Here’s a look at some of the latest inserts and printables: 

JANE’S AGENDA

Shop for: Dated & Undated Inserts (sizes), Lifestyle Inserts, Printables, Accessories and Covers, Ring & Disc Punch, Subscription Box 

Jane's Agenda Planner Inserts
Jane's Agenda Planner Inserts

NOTIQ 

Shop for: Dated & Undated Inserts (sizes), RIng & Disc Punch, Lifestyle Inserts, Agenda Covers, Notebooks, Journals and Accessories

NOTIQ Planner Inserts
NOTIQ Planner Inserts

LIGHTS PLANNER ACTION

Shop for: Dated & Undated Inserts in 19 layouts (sizes), Ring & Disc Punch, Lifestyle Inserts, Printables, Accessories, Coiled Planners, Traveler’s Notebooks

Lights Planner Action Inserts
Lights Planner Action Inserts

CLOTH & PAPER

Shop for: Dated & Undated Inserts (sizes), Ring & Disc Punch, Lifestyle Inserts, Agenda Covers, Accessories, Pens, Subscription Box

Cloth & Paper Planner Inserts
Cloth & Paper Planner Inserts

POI & HUN

Shop for: Dated & Undated Inserts, Ring & Disc Punch, Printables, Lifestyle Inserts, Notepads, Agenda Covers, Accessories 

Poi & Hun Planner Inserts
Poi & Hun Planner Inserts

FANCY PLANS CO.

Shop for: Dated & Undated Inserts (so many layouts), Ring & Disc Punch, Printables, Covers, Notepads, Pens, Accessories

Fancy Plans Co.
Fancy Plans Co. Planner Inserts

8 LOTUS

Shop for: Dated & Undated Inserts (sizes), Ring & Disc Punch, Lifestyle Inserts, Printables, Accessories

8 Lotus Planner Inserts
8 Lotus Planner Inserts

If you want to print all your own inserts, the possibilities are truly endless. Here are some brands and shops that have tons of printable designs and layouts. 

The Haul List – Planning For The Holidays

The Haul List – Planning For The Holidays

The Haul List is here! Our ongoing series that features products we are loving, find helpful or just total must-haves. Whether it’s newly released or a well-loved community favorite – be sure to check out these goodies.

Every year, the holidays seem to sneak up on us before we know it. From buying and wrapping gifts to sending holiday cards to cooking and baking special recipes, there is always so much to do. Now is the great time to get a jump start on our planning, especially since the holidays may be a bit different this year. So whether you like to add some holiday decor to your everyday planner or go all out and set up a dedicated planner, here are a few of our favorites to get you in the holiday spirit:

 

Light Planner Action Christmas Planner

Lights Planner Action 

The 2020 Christmas Planner Series is a complete planning system to get you ready for the holidays. It includes six different planner options – Christmas Planner, Christmas Journal, Christmas Memory Keeper, Christmas Recipe Keeper, Christmas Basics Lined Pages, Christmas Basics Dot Grid Pages. There are also printable downloads available.  All the planners in the series can be purchased individually or as a bundle of three or bundle of six in B6 TN, B6 Rings or HP Classic sizes. There is also the option to have the inserts coiled bound. The series was designed in collaboration with Planners Anonymous so all the pages can be embellished with coordinating holiday stickers.

Planners Anonymous

Deck The Halls is a special Christmas release that includes a bunch of holiday goodies from a festive planner cover to washi tape, notepads, weekly sticker kits and printables. The Melody planner cover is compatible for rings, strings or discs in eight planner sizes. The TN and rings bundle inserts were designed in collaboration with Lights Planner Action (pictured above) so the products can be used together. 

Planners Anonymous Deck The Halls Planner
Sew Much Crafting Christmas Planner

Sew Much Crafting

The Christmas Kit is a complete countdown to Christmas to help you plan and organize for the holidays. The kit is available in a variety of planner sizes or a spiral version. It includes pages for all your holiday planning such as gift ideas, recipes, shopping lists, traditions, dinner planning, budget and more. 

Kellofaplan

The third #kellofafan box is filled with all things Christmas and planning. All of the products are designed with a beautiful floral theme and holiday quotes combined with Heather’s amazing hand lettering. The box includes a classic size disc bound notebook with a specially designed cover, holiday washi tape, ten sticker sheets, a pen pouch, a tree ornament, sticky notes, pen loops and a red crystal pen. There is even a holiday card from Heather and her husband, Matthew included. The box launches on Friday, October 23rd on kellofaplan.com – watch the unboxing video. Heather is also launching new gift items and accessories on her Etsy shop to coordinate with the same holiday theme. 

Kellofaplan Christmas Box
The Happy Planner Christmas Box

The Happy Planner

The Happy Planner wants to help you take your holiday planning up a notch. They are releasing a Christmas Box exclusively available at Michael’s that includes a holiday themed planner with undated December monthly calendar spreads, party planning, cards, gifts and notes plus holiday cards, sticker sheets, gift labels plus a gift bag book with tissue paper included. You can sign up for the free online class with Mariel Reyes @momandgirlwithplan and get started on setting up your holiday planner. The Happy Planner also has a Christmas Extension Pack to add to your planner and holiday themed value pack sticker books.

Carrie Elle

If you prefer a more DIY approach, this printable Christmas Planner is perfect. You can purchase the bundle (inexpensively) and print only the pages you need or the entire planner. It is sized for 8.5 x 11 which is perfect for setting up a binder for your personal planning needs. There are pages for a winter bucket list, party prep, card list, shopping, menu planning and more.  See a flip through of the planner here. 

Carrie Elle Printable Christmas Planner
XO From Carolyn Christas Planner Dashboards

XO Carolyn Designs 

The new Pastel Holidaze and Happy Holidaze digitals are a great option to add some fun and festive flair to your planner or to use in creating your own DIY holiday planner. The Pastel Holidaze is a more whimsical holiday theme while the Happy Holidaze is more traditional with a modern twist. Both are super cute and available now as part of $2 Tuesday (Oct. 20 & 21). 

Stylish & Co.

Looking for a stylish cover to spruce up your planner for the holidays. All the cover designs in the Winter Collection are beautifully illustrated and perfect for the upcoming season. They are interchangeable and can be ordered to fit a coil or disc bound planner in the classic or junior size. There are traditional designs as well as fun graphics and lettering. These covers can be used on your planner or to create a holiday planning notebook filled with inserts, lists and more. Stylish & Co also offers tons of great gift ideas in the shop as well.

Stylish & Co Holiday Planner Covers
Plum paper Holiday Journal

Plum Paper

This ready-to-ship spiral Holiday Journal has all the bases covered. There are six sections including Gift Planning, Decor Planning, Menu Planning, Party Planning, Travel Planning and Reflection. It is A5 size and really easy to carry on the go and use as a companion to your regular planner during the busy holiday season. It is available in two cover options and has plenty of room for all your planning needs and budgeting as well. 

Happy Holiday Planning! 

2021 MakseLife Planners – Interview With Sierra Friend

2021 MakseLife Planners – Interview With Sierra Friend

The MäksēLife Planner is a two-in-one planner specially designed to integrate goal setting into your everyday life. The unique system keeps your goals top of mind and your plans intentional. With a streamlined and effective process, the MäksēLife Planner guides you thorough actionable steps towards setting and achieving your goals all year long. The new 2021 collection includes four beautiful cover designs with either vertical and horizontal layouts. The collection launches on October 21st, in time for you to get a jump start on your plans and goals for the new year.

We recently chatted with Sierra Friend, Founder of MäksēLife, to talk all things planners, goal setting, the growth of MäksēLife and what ‘s to come in 2021 and beyond.  Take a listen below:

2-in-1 GOAL SETTING SYSTEM

The MäksēLife Planner 2-in-1 system has goal work built into your everyday planning with monthly goal setting pages, weekly action pages and quarterly check ins that are all designed to keep you aligned with your goals. The first section of the planner (before the months) is dedicated to “Goal Setting and includes your initial Life Compass Assessment. This assessment (pictured below) is a powerful tool used throughout the planner (yearly and quarterly) to increase your self awareness, recognize opportunities and set intentional goals while tracking your progress. The assessment scores eight key areas of life:

⇒ Personal

⇒ Fun & Recreation

⇒ Work & Learning

⇒ Family & Recreation

⇒ Health & Wellness

⇒ Spiritual & Personal Growth

⇒ Financial

⇒ Physical Environment

 

The goal setting section also includes educational and helpful information that guides you through the process of determining what matters most, accessing where you are at currently and where you would like to be by the end of the year. By incorporating the monthly goal pages along with the weekly action pages you are able to have the space to reflect, track and make adjustments when needed to ensure continuous progress. There are also pages dedicated to setting your intentions, creating a vision board and noting monthly reflections.

Makse Life Planner
MakseLife Planner
MakseLife Planner

COVER DESIGNS

There are four new cover designs in the 2021 collection, two of which are artist collaborations. The inspirational quote cover “Hold Onto Your Vision” is designed by Thobi D. Brown @callmethobs and features a deep indigo background with a colorful rainbow and hand-lettering. The “Watercolor Floral” cover is designed by Jess Park @jeshypark and features hand-drawn illustrations of pink peonies with gold foil accents. The two other covers are “Color Stripe Linen” which has a bold colorful stripe design and “Grey + Navy Stripe” which has a classic minimal design.

MakseLife 2021 Planner
MakseLife 2021 Planner
MakseLife 2021 Planner
MakseLife 2021 Planner

In addition to the goal setting pages, the planners have minimal interior layouts which include monthly and weekly spreads (vertical or horizontal). The simple design makes planning easy and less overwhelming. All of the covers are available in either vertical or horizontal layouts. 

MakseLife Planner
MakseLife Planner
MakseLife Planner

STICKERS 

Also new in the 2021 planners is a sheet of colorful stickers and a laminated back folder in addition to the interior cover pocket. The stickers are designed to coordinate with the planner’s color scheme as well as with each of the areas on the Life Compass Assessment.  There is also a new sticker book as part of the launch that includes 15 pages of functional matte stickers designed to coordinate and fit in all the lines and boxes of the planner.

MakseLife Planner
MakseLife Planner
MakseLife Planner

COMPANION NOTEBOOKS

The 2021 collection also includes new goal setting Companion Notebooks designed for people who are brand loyal to another planner or maybe plan digitally but still want use the MäksēLife goal setting system. The notebooks are quarterly A5 size and include the Life Compass Assessments (monthly and quarterly), undated monthly spreads, monthly goal pages, weekly action pages and monthly reflection pages plus an interior pocket. They are sold as a set and will be available for pre-order during launch.

MakseLife Goal Setting Companion Notebooks
MakseLife Goal Setting Companion Notebooks
MakseLife Goal Setting Companion Notebooks

All of the new MäksēLife products will be available exclusively on their website, which is also being updated and redesigned to debut in time for the 2021 launch. For more information about all the products, be sure to follow the brand on Instagram and Facebook. 

2021 Collection From Hello Day

2021 Collection From Hello Day

The 2021 collection from Hello Day features gorgeous new cover designs and stylish products that are ultra sophisticated while still being highly functional. The collection includes the ‘Original’ Daily Planner, Petite Weekly Planner, luxury leather planner covers, the new Debonaire Men’s Collection plus sleek and refined accessories. The entire collection is designed in the UK and made of quality materials and UK or Italian leathers.

Hello Day Logo

2021 DAILY PLANNER

The Hello Day Daily Planner is a hard cover planner with 100 GMS white paper, a gold wire-o binding, gold corner protectors and two interior pockets. There are four gorgeous covers for 2021 collection including, Tile (Mauve), Tide (Sky Blue interior), Serene (Peach interior) and Stems (Mint interior). The inside layouts include twelve monthly spreads, weekly overview pages followed by daily pages (Saturday and Sunday share), year at a glance and more. You can choose from two page layout options which are original or minimal design. 

Hello Day Daily Planner
Hello Day Daily Planner
Hello Day Daily Planner
Hello Day Daily Planner

2021 PETITE WEEKLY PLANNERS 

The Petite Weekly Planners are a smaller more compact size (A5) with a hard cover book bound binding and 120 GSM white paper, gold corner protectors, two interior pockets plus a satin ribbon bookmark. There are two cover options, Palma (Aqua interior) and Hexx (Pink interior). The interior layouts include monthly spreads, horizontal weekly spreads, quarterly check in pages, yearly overviews (2021 & 2022) and more.

Hello Day Petite Planner
Hello Day Petite Planner

PLANNER COVERS – WITH INSERTS

In addition to the daily and weekly planners, Hello Day also offers stylish planner covers that can be purchased alone or with a variety of inserts from daily or weekly planners to lined journals. The covers are made of high quality leather or leatherette materials with gold foil details and gold hardware.  The collection is stunning and very classy! The choices include the CHIC (first row), Cache (second row) and Porte (third row).

Hello Day Chic Planner
Hello Day Chic Planner
Hello Day Planner
Hello Day Planner Porte
Hello Day Planners Cache
Hello Day Planners Cache
Hello Day Planners Porte
Hello Day Planners Porte
Hello Day Planner Porte

MEN’S DEBONAIRE COLLECTION 

The Debonaire Collection is the first men’s collection from Hello Day and offers a functional minimal style.  It includes a hard cover planner with wire-o binding, with two interior pockets and the same interior spreads as the ‘Original’ daily planner but in a neutral Dusk color (Navy interior). The collection also includes three leather planner covers crafted of vintage Italian leather for the ultimate in style and function.  These covers can fit the same planner inserts options shown above.

Hello Day Planner
Hello Day Debonaire Planner Cover
Hello Day Leather Planner Cover
Hello Day Leather Planner Cover

ACCESSORIES

Hello Day also has a variety of beautifully crafted accessories to compliment the new collection. Every one of these products is designed to be sleek, simple, stylish and functional. Some of our favorites include, Luxury Leather Planner Cover, Everyday Journal, Leather Bookmark and Vintage Leather Pencil Case. 

Hello Day Leather Planner Cover
Hello Day Lined Everyday Journal
Hello Day Planner Leather Bookmark
Hello Day Leather Pencil Case

You can check out all their products on the Hello Day website and be sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook. 

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