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Planner’s Guide: Planners For The Man In Your Life

Planner’s Guide: Planners For The Man In Your Life

As planners, we all know the value of writing things down when it comes to staying organized, keeping on track with goals and making plans for the future. But we may not see eye to eye with our partners when it comes to the value of putting pen to paper. So if you have ever wanted to convert the man in your life to the planner world (aka the dark side…just kidding), here are some tempting products and collections to help get the journey started. 


Each one of these planners provides a combination of neutral, minimal aesthetics with high function and versatility. Pick one up for Father’s Day or an upcoming birthday/anniversary. If all else fails, try the subtle approach (wink, wink) and share this article with him.  

New Products From Erin Condren

New Products From Erin Condren

For the month of June, academic launch season continues with more exciting and fun products coming from Erin Condren. The new Monthly Planner, originally known as the Deluxe Monthly Planner, has been updated in the new Layers design with more notes page added throughout. The Academic Planners are launching as well with a colorful interior and new Softbound version.

Here’s a closer look:



The new Monthly Planner is a 7×9 size coiled planner that includes twelve monthly spreads each with productivity dashboard pages and four notes pages after each month. Following the months, there is a separate notes section which includes twenty lined pages with the option to add on 40-80 additional pages of either lined, dot grid, or productivity.  Also included in the back of the planner are two sheets of stickers and a pocket folder. Similar to the LifePlanner, the Monthly Planner is available in the colorful or neutral Layers design (no vellum overlay at the front) with optional add ons like change of coil color or a larger 8.5×11 format.  The planner is available with four start dates – July 2020, August  2020, September 2020 or January 2021. The possibilities truly are endless for really customizing this planner and making your own.


The Monthly Planner is also available in the binder format  for July 2020 – December 2021 (18-month version only) with the interior option of colorful or neutral Layers design. There is a selection of binder options to choose from (while supplies last) including Layers (colorful or neutral), Champagne, Blush, Sapphire, Charcoal or Kaleidoscope (colorful or neutral). The binders can be personalized and feature all gold hardware. Erin Condren also recently released a special hole punch to work with the binder ring format.



The Academic Planner is a 7×9 size coiled planner with the Mid Century Circle design (only) in a monochromatic colorful palette. It features twelve tabbed monthly spreads, dashboard pages and horizontal academic weekly spreads. There is a schedule tabbed section in the front which includes year at a glance pages as well as class schedule pages for two semesters. The academic dashboard pages follow the monthly spreads and include sections for goals, events and notes with an opposite page to outline projects and exams for the month. The horizontal weekly spreads have each day broken into three lined sections, one of which is a to do list. The weekends (Saturday and Sunday) have two sections. There are notes pages following each month with the option to add 40 additional notes pages in the back plus one sheet of stickers is included. The Academic Planner does not come with the vellum overlay page, bookmark ruler or pocket folder. The planner is available with three start dates – August 2020, September 2020 or January 2021.


New Softbound Academic Planner

The new Softbound Academic Planner is a smaller, more streamlined version (A5 size) of the Academic Planner. It has a soft, flexible vegan leather cover (book bound) in a lay flat design with two satin ribbon bookmarks. There are neutral and colorful options. The neutral version has either a Gray or Camel cover with neutral interior layouts similar to the design of the Focused line.


The colorful Softbound Academic Planner  has either a Peacock or Rose Gold cover with colorful interior layouts in the Mid Century Circles design. The monthly spreads and dashboard pages are the same as the coil version but the horizontal weekly spread the days are in two sections instead of three sections. There are six notes pages in the back only. There are no interior pockets or stickers.


Two other products being released for this launch are the Vision Journal Notebook and the Metallic Monthly Deskpad.



The Vision Journal Notebook is a beautiful coiled journal that can be used for goal setting, manifestations, emotional self-care, creativity and more. It features a mix of spreads including dot grid pages, prompted journaling pages, lined pages, vision spreads, sketchbook pages and more. It takes a unique visual approach which allows for brainstorming, visualization and reflection. The journal features the colorful Mid Century Circle design as accents throughout and on the cover, which can be personalized.


Metallic Desk Pad

The Metallic Monthly DeskPad is a stylish and functional deskpad calendar made in a gorgeous metallic colorway. The calendar is a large format with thick premium paper and runs 17 months – August start 2020 to December 2021. Each month has its own unique foil accent color and features a monthly calendar view with a side column for notes. There are also protective plastic corners to keep pages in place and a silver foiled sticker sheet with over 300 functional and decorative stickers included in the back.


For more information about all of the new products follow Erin Condren on Instagram or visit the website. 

Custom Happy Planners Are Here

Custom Happy Planners Are Here

Happy Planners have a reason to be even happier!

The Happy Planner has introduced a new line of custom planners and notebooks. This exciting, new option has been in the works and is finally ready to share. Now you can build your own personalized planner from a selection of cover choices, interior layouts and disc colors. All the planner goodies are available exclusively in their online shop and come in a “boxed kit” ready for you to assemble.  

There are five design theme choices including – Wild Styled, Farmhouse Florals, Bright & Colorful, Stargazer and Everyday Essentials.  The theme you choose will be determined by your cover (five planner covers and five notes covers) which will come with a coordinating set of dividers to round out the overall look. 

Let’s talk about the kit options: 


The Custom Happy Planner Kits come with:

  • -Personalized cover (choose from five fonts)
  • -Twelve coordinating dividers (based on the theme)
  • -Neutral Weekly Layout (vertical or horizontal) neutral weekly layout and
  • -Choice of discs (nine plastic colors or five metal colors)


The Custom Happy Notes Kits come with:

  • -Personalized cover (choose from five fonts)
  • -Three coordinating dividers
  • -Interior notes pages (dot grid or lined dot)
  • -Choice of discs (nine plastic colors or five metal colors)     

The Happy Planner sneaked the customizable option a few months ago and the community has been eagerly awaiting ever since. Here’s a look at an unboxing video shared on their YouTube channel.

The new Custom Happy Planners and Custom Happy Notes are available now in their online shop. Follow The Happy Planner on Instagram and YouTube for more inspiration. 

New Planners From All She Wrote Notes

New Planners From All She Wrote Notes

If you are a fan of hand lettering and all things colorful confetti then you must know Maghon Taylor from @allshewrotenotes. Maghon has been on a mission to spread happiness through her handwriting for years. Now in collaboration with Mary Square, Maghon is launching the first All She Wrote Notes Planners. Designed and produced by Mary Square, the planners are filled with colorful, inspirational quotes and lettering done by Maghon.       

Two cover options created with Maghon’s lettering and popular confetti designs are available. The planners are 7 x 9 size with gold wire-o binding, hard covers and attached elastic band. They are 18-months (July 2020 – December 2021) with monthly spreads and weekly horizontal spreads. Each month features gorgeous quote pages with Maghon’s lettering as well as a Monthly Action Plan (MAP) to help set big picture goals and intentions for the month ahead. The end of each month includes reflection pages and extra pages for notes throughout. Also included is a fun and colorful sticker sheet hand lettered by Maghon. See the full flip through of the planner from Maghon’s YouTube channel below. 

The planners are available today on the All She Wrote Notes website but will also be coming to select retail and gift stores nationwide. For more information follow All She Wrote Notes on Instagram and YouTube and the Mary Square website and Instagram.

KitLife Launches First Academic Collection

KitLife Launches First Academic Collection

For the first time, KitLife is launching a mid-year collection of planners filled with more options than ever before! The collection features three interior layouts – a dated daily, a dated horizontal weekly and a six month undated daily.  The dated planners run an academic year, July 2020 – June 2021. There are also two cover options, a colorful floral and a neutral marble design. Each design is available in any of the three layouts plus new features an updates have been added to help you keep it together and make planning more intentional. 


Let’s take a closer look: 



Inside Pocket & Stickers – A new inside pocket has been added to the interior front cover of all the planners plus two new sticker sheets are included as well. The stickers are designed in the coordinating colors to match the planners and include icons, monthly tabs, dots, hearts, tear drops and goal setting prompts.

Monthly Check-In – Each monthly spread is followed by a new “check-in” layout to help set intentions and goals for the month ahead. The pages feature prompts for personal and professional goal setting and habit tracking on one side.  The other side of the layout has space to track intentions for books, podcasts, social plans, healthy eating and fitness.

 Interior Tabs –  The monthly spreads are indicated by a color coded interior tab that make the planner profile more compact and easy to identify. The monthly tab stickers can be added as an exterior viewing option. 

Elastic Band – An attached navy elastic band on every planner helps keep your planner and contents safe when traveling about. It also works great as a page marker as well.

Binding – The new planners feature hard cover designs with coordinating gold or silver wire-o binding.


All of the planners have two page monthly spreads followed by the new monthly check in and then the interior layout pages. At the back of the planners there are yearly overviews for 2020 and 2021 at a glance. Here are some more details about each layout. 


The daily planner layout has not been changed. The top portion of the page has a spot for the “big three” along with a spacious lined area for to do lists, journaling and more. The bottom portion of the page features a timed section for appointments or time blocking plus a prompt area for daily gratitude, activity and meal plan. Each day has its own page and the weekends share a page along with a “peek at the week” which gives an overview of the week ahead at a glance.



The weekly planner has a horizontal layout which is lined. Each day is split into two sections with an area for a task list and an area for planning appointments plus a prompt for daily self care. At the bottom of the weekly spread there is an area for daily gratitude on the left side and on the right side there is space for the big three and a weekly to do list. The top of the weekly spread also features a prompt for a weekly goal. The back of the weekly planner is filled with bonus pages which include monthly budget planning, meal planning with perforated grocery lists, travel planning and a few notes pages. 



The new undated daily planner offers the option for more flexibility and customization. The planner includes six months of undated monthly spreads followed by six months of undated daily pages (same layout as the dated version). This is a great planner for anyone who wants a monthly layout with some undated daily pages for those extra busy days. It also offers an option for anyone that needs a full page for everyday including weekends. 


To celebrate the first academic launch, we are teaming up with KitLife for a special planner giveaway! Follow KitLife and The Planner Wire on Instagram then click here to subscribe to the giveaway page for your chance to win a new KitLife Planner.

Good Luck! 


“This Is Us” – An Artist Collaboration from Paper House

“This Is Us” – An Artist Collaboration from Paper House

This Is Us, is a brand new collection from Paper House brought to you in collaboration with ten amazing artists. Inspired by our planner community, real friends, neighbors and families, this collection was created with the mission of embracing uniqueness, celebrating diversity and respect for ourselves and others. Each product showcases artistic creations with unique designs that reflect real life. The result is an inspiring collection that is relatable and makes a powerful personal connection. 




The artists chosen for this special collaboration, with Paper House, all represent authentic approaches, themes and styles in their work. Each of these women have their own story to tell and a way of representing positive and empowering messages through their designs.



This Is Us encompasses messages about self care, pride, activism, diversity, empowerment, mental health, inclusion, family, respect and love. It is a collection that celebrates our differences but encourages us to come together as one. We can inspire and support each other in our everyday lives and through the products we use.




The entire collection is filled with colorful artwork, artistic illustrations, positivity and fun products. There are 60 new products including sticker packs (functional and decorative), die cuts, enamel stickers, puffy stickers, washi tape and sticky notes. The collection launches this summer at Michaels stores and online as well as on the Paper House website.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the goodies coming in this amazing collaboration:


Designed by: River & Ink 

Designed by: Goldmine And Coco

Designed by: IndynIvy_Ink

Designed by: Sugary Gal Shop

Designed by: Plans That Blossom

Designed by: Jamison Reid

Designed by: Shawna Clingerman

Designed by: Wire & Honey

Designed by: Mommy Lhey

Head over to to sign up for early access to all the launch details. Also, stay tuned for more exciting reveals and a special giveaway coming soon!

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