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The 2022 Planners from KitLife are here with fresh new designs and exciting updates. Each year, the KitLife team makes changes and tweaks to offer the best products at an affordable price. KitLife strives to help you be the best version of yourself and focus on what matters most. The layouts are intentionally designed to help you balance tasks, appointments, healthy living, gratitude and goals. This year, KitLife has also done a special collab cover with Laken Edwards @planwithlaken to remind us to take “small steps everyday”.
2022 COVER DESIGNS
For 2022, KitLife is going back to their roots with hard covers and sturdy spiral coil binding. There are three cover options including, a neutral Marble, a whimsical and wild Floral and a colorful Quote designed in collaboration with @planwithlaken. All three covers are available in both the daily and weekly layouts for the calendar year (January – December 2022).
WHAT’S NEW INSIDE
The interior layouts have also gotten a refresh for the new year. The Weekly Planners have switched back to a vertical format with a spacious column per day (weekends share) that includes a big 3, daily task list, hourly appointments and a spot for self-care and gratitude. The Daily Planners have a full day per page (weekends share) with plenty of room for a big 3, two lined columns for tasks or journaling, hourly appointments plus areas for gratitude, daily activity and meals. On the weekend page, there is also a weekly overview (peak at the week) area and a space to set a weekly intention.
The 2022 Power Sheets from Cultivate What Matters are here! This year marks the 10th year celebration of the Power Sheets created by founder, Lara Casey. From a simple binder with actual sheets to a full “bloomed” planner, the Power Sheets have shaped and changed so many lives over the years. Lara created the Power Sheets to help others gain clarity on what matters most and be more focused and intentional with their time to make real progress.
Over the years, the Cultivated Power Sheets process has evolved into a dedicated goal system based on little-by-little progress that sparks powerful and positive change.
WHAT’S NEW FOR 2022
Each year, the Cultivate Team works hard to improve the Power Sheets and the entire goal setting process based on feedback from the community. From the outside covers to the inside pages, they refine and tweak in order to make the process as simple, enjoyable and effective as possible.
The six new cover options for 2022 include, Blooms, Natural Linen, Teal, Coral Pink, Clear Skies and Green (limited edition) each with stunning complimenting colors inside. There is also a front cover pocket as well as a colorful sticker sheet included inside. Also new for 2022, your Power Sheets come with a gorgeous, sturdy gold foil keepsake box to commemorate the 10 year anniversary.
INSIDE THE POWER SHEETS
The magic happens on the inside, as they say. Something you are definitely familiar with if you have ever used Power Sheets before. The interior pages of the Power Sheets are designed to walk you through the goal setting process from start to finish. The pages are full of thought provoking questions and prompts which help you reveal what’s truly important. It guides you to create a realistic action plan and track your progress along the way. Starting with the upfront Prep Work, the Cultivate Team reworked and reorganized the layouts to enhance the flow and impact of the steps for the optimum goal experience. The Prep Work is your space to determine what fires you up, what you want to say “yes” and say “no” to plus the big picture for your life.
Here is a look at what you will find inside the Power Sheets:
CULTIVATED LIFE EVALUATION – This year, the Cultivated Life Evaluation is taking center stage throughout the goal setting process with a renewed focus on the “big picture” vision. The life evaluation helps you focus in on eight key areas(Health + Wellness, Friends, Focal Relationships, Family, Finances, Spiritual + Personal Growth, Work + Learning and Recreation) which essentially is an audit of how things are going and where you want to make progress. It has gotten a refresh with updated life area titles, new color-coding and fun icons for each area. These colors and icons are used throughout the book to help you take your big picture vision and visually break it down into goals that can be seen and tracked throughout the year.
THE BIG PICTURE VISION – For 2022, the Big Picture Vision has been expanded to include a new color-coded spread that relates back to the life evaluation. These pages allow you space to brainstorm your vision for each area of life and envision how you can live that out in the new year.
“TYPES OF GOALS” MATRIX – Not all goals are created equal. Some goals require more time or effort than others. With this in mind, the Cultivate Team has created a new page with a helpful matrix to qualify and quantify your goals based on each area of your life. This visual chart basically allows you to determine which area of life will need which type of goal in order to align with your big picture vision. The three types of goals in the matrix are Habits (everyday actions that create consistency), Finish Line (specific deadline action that moves you to where you want to be) and Big Picture (life-changing vision with longer timelines).
GOAL ACTION PLAN – The Goal Action Plan pages are where you start to break down the goals you have identified for the year and define what they mean and how to make progress towards them. They center on your why, what type of goal it is, resources needed and more.
TENDING LISTS – To make an analogy, the Tending Lists are the bread and butter of the Power Sheets. Each month, you can brainstorm, outline and breakdown the little- by-little steps (monthly, weekly and daily) you are going to take towards your big picture vision as well as visually track your progress with color-coding, stickers and other fun accessories.
QUARTERLY REFRESHES – There are three Quarterly Refresh sections (April, July & October) which include three double page spreads that are designed as check-in points throughout the year. In these sections, you revisit the Cultivated Life Evaluation to determine your progress, refresh your prep work and goals, identify pain points and create a plan for the season ahead.
THE 2022 ACCESSORIES COLLECTION
In addition to the Power Sheets themselves, the Cultivate Team has launched an entire collection of beautiful products to keep you motivated and on track with your goals. The quality, design and colors are all amazing and sure to keep you excited about making progress all year long. All the accessories are designed to coordinate with the Power Sheets and enhance your experience.
The collection includes the 2022 Goal Setting Sticker Book (featuring new colors & icons), Snap-In WildCard Holder and Bookmark (first time offered), Everyday Notebooks (lined or dot grid), Carry All Pouches (available in two sizes), Intentional Action Card Deck (Wellness, Parents & Faith), Conversation Card Deck (150 conversation starting prompts), WildCards (supplemental worksheets), Tending Tape (color coordinating washi), Magnetic Page Markers (available in three colors) and Notepads (Break It Down, Weekly Sticky Pad & Daily Planner).
BUNDLES – There are three bundles for this year including the Best-Sellers, the Custom Bundle and the Ultimate Goal-Setter. Each bundle includes your choice of Power Sheets with a number of coordinating accessories from a starter set to an all inclusive bundle of every product in the collection.
Best Seller Bundle
Ultimate Goal Setter’s Bundle
CULTIVATE YOUR YEAR LIVE
Cultivate Your Year Live is the live virtual event (taking place on December 6, 2021) where you can work through your Power Sheets prep work all in one day with Lara Casey and the Cultivate Team. After the event you will be all set up to start 2022 with clarity and a plan for your goals. There is a special launch day ticket price offer of $49 which will increase to $99 after the launch.
Goal School is an online membership which is included with your Power Sheets purchase. The membership includes access to the online portal which is filled with tons of goal setting resources, including the popular Coaching Series from Lara Casey, helpful downloads and other valuable features.
Are you getting a jump start on planning for 2022? The latest collection of calendar year (Jan – Dec 2022) products from Erin Condren has begun rolling out with so many beautiful tools to keep you organized and stylish for the new year. From coiled to softbound to petite to ring bound, the popular Mid Century Circles and Flora designs will be found on both the outside and inside of all the new planners, pads, stickers, accessories and more.
ALL ABOUT FLORA
For 2022, the Flora design will have a big presence in the collection on a variety of fun products including a new Flora Daily Duo, Flora Vegan Leather Coil Cover (LifePlanners & Notebooks), Flora Ring Agenda (A5 with inserts) and other accessories. This simple whimsical design is placed on a blush pink background for a delicate and feminine look.
VEGAN LEATHER FOLIOS & COVERS
The Vegan Leather Folios is stylish organization on-the-go. The Folios are made of high quality vegan leather with five storage pockets, a pen loop, a magnetic closure with plenty of room to hold your LifePlanner and other accessories. Available in three color options, Blush, Slate Blue, and Camel.
The Vegan Leather Covers are a soft touch permanent cover choice that add a sophisticated and polished look to your planner or notebook. They are available in a variety of solid colors and neutral designs. There are three new options in the collection including the Flora Blush, MCC Colorful and a soft Lilac.
The Softbound LifePlanners for 2022 also feature the Flora and MCC designs as well as a neutral Camel in two size options (8” x 10” and A5). The Softbound Planners are sophisticated, portable and professional to take on-the-go, to the office or lay-flat on a desktop. They all have the gilded foil edges and satin ribbon bookmark with 12-month (Jan – Dec 2022) dated calendars options.
The 8” x 10” size is available in six designs Flora Blush (vertical), Flora Blush (hourly), MCC (vertical colorful), Floral Magnolia (vertical), MCC Gold Foil Outline (hourly) and Camel (MCC vertical colorful). The A5 size is available in four cover designs, all with horizontal weekly layouts. The options include Flora Blush, Flora Magnolia, MCC Colorful and Camel.
The tiny but mighty Pocket Planners (3.5” x 6.25”), first introduced last year, are making a return for 2022 as well. These 12-month dated pocket size planner features a horizontal layout with softbound cover, gilded foil edges and satin ribbon bookmark. They are available in four cover options, Flora Blush, Flora Magnolia, MCC Colorful and Camel with the option of personalization.
The Petite Planner Collection offers total flexibility to build your perfect planning system. It allows you to mix and match up to four (sometimes 5) Petite Planner books and journals to customize a functional on-the-go system. All of the books as well as the Folio Cover are super soft, flexible and portable in just the right A5 size. The possibilities are endless with planning, goal setting, budgeting, wellness, self-care, gratitude, journaling, plant care, travel, meal planning and more. Here is a look at some of the new releases in this collection.
GIVE BACK – COLLECTIONS
The Erin Condren brand is dedicated to giving back to a variety of causes through a variety of unique, exclusive and diverse capsule collections. From Breast Cancer Awareness to Social Justice to Heritage and Awareness, the products are a combination of limited edition designs and artist collaborations. In the 2021 year (up to August 2021), Erin Condren has donated $97,000 from Give Back Collections.
The most recent collection honored Latinx Heritage Month with a collection of designs in collaboration with four talented artists, Ana Isabel Diaz, Nicole Median, Ximena Outon and Aby Cortez. Their one-of-kind designs can be found on interchangeable covers (planners & notebooks), stickers, personalized stationery, art prints and desk accessories. The proceeds from the sale of these products benefits the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
Each year the EC Team designs a special collection for Breast Cancer Awareness which benefits Breast Cancer Research Fund (BCRF). The new collection features beautiful blush Flora designs on interchangeable covers, folios, throws, planners, journals and accessories.
NEW LAP DESK
Working and organization has never been so comfortable. The new Lap Desk is a three-in-one multi-functional productivity solution. It’s a lap desk, storage organizer (for all the things) and desk riser all in one. The first of its kind from Erin Condren, the new Lap Desk is an adjustable and portable workstation with solid wood construction and removable cushion. It is available in two design patterns, MCC Colorful and neutral Pinstripe.
New Monthly Sticker Book – Edition 7 is filled with seasonal decor, icons and inspire to keep you planning all year long. Add some color and shine to your monthly, weekly or daily pages with new designs in a fun color palette of options.
The complete Coiled LifePlanner Collection is also available for the dated 2022 calendar year in Flora, MCC and Just My Type designs with the vertical, hourly and horizontal interiors. Also, new A5 interchangeable cover options are coming in fall/holiday designs as well.
We are so excited to share our next “Planner-preneur” with you! In this ongoing series, we share an inside look at people from our community that have poured all their creativity and inspiration into a “planner-related” entrepreneurial venture. This month, we are talking to a family business of three sisters that decided to invest in their vision of creating products that empower and support women. Sisters, Shenequa, Teisha and Rochelle are the founders of Cadash & Co. a stationery and planner brand based in New York.
In the midst of a global pandemic, three sisters came together and started a brand focused on celebrating and empowering women inclusively. Cadash & Co, founded by Teisha, Shenequa and Rochelle, was started to help women juggle their busy lives while still prioritizing their own self care and goals. As female entrepreneurs, they know first hand how important it is to create a work/life balance. Each sister brings their own unique perspective based on their skills, interests and age which collectively help create products that are functional and relatable to women in any season of life.
At the heart of Cadash & Co is creativity, self care and organization. Shenequa, who is the Graphic Designer, is responsible for the vibrant, beautiful images of diverse women found on all the products, website and more. While Teisha and Rochelle focus on the business and marketing side of the brand. Together, their goal is to provide products and intentional tools that are a vessel for women to manifest the life they want.
We spoke with Teisha, Shenequa and Rochelle about their vision for Cadash & Co, what their first year in business has been like and how they manage business as a family. Listen to our chat below:
The “Master Plan” Planner is just that – an all-in-one place to keep everything you need to organize your life. The 12-month undated planner is designed with monthly and weekly spreads in a vertical hourly format. It features additional space for bill tracking, self care, manifesting, intentions, goal setting, vision board and more. The planner has 120 gsm paper with a gold wire-o coil and hardcover. The artwork throughout the planner, created by Shenequa, reflects real women of different cultures in real life moments.
Cadash & Co also offers planning accessories such as planner pouches, sticky notes, planning pads, notebooks and journals. All of the products incorporate complimenting designs and vibrant colors that work well together.
ART & DECOR
The beautiful images of women also easily translate to other products which has allowed the brand to expand their product categories. The designs can be found on art prints, pillows, mugs and wall calendars. Currently, they are very excited to be working on a line of greeting cards which reflect the same look, feel and empowering message as the brand.
Behind The Shop is an ongoing series that features our talented and devoted shop owner community. Each time, we talk one-on-one with a shop owner/s to hear first hand what shop life is all about. Whether it’s a new shop that just came onto the scene or a popular community favorite – we want to share more about their journeys and stories with you.
One day in 2017, Chaz Jorgensen was jammin’ with her bestie having a planner/crafting sesh when she had the idea to make her own stickers. She wanted to create the stickers she wanted in her planner but couldn’t find. With a background in art and tattoo work, Chaz began designing and developed her signature Shameless style, popular with so many in the planner community. Now four years later, her Etsy shop Shameless Stickers, makes thousands of stickers a year for people to put in their planners.
Finding inspiration in music lyrics, poetry and pop culture, her goal is to make stickers for real life. Known for her snarky phrases and quotes as well as other signature items like the popular Splashes, Furry Sacks and more, Chaz has found a way to make decorating your planner fun and filled with memories.
We spoke to Chaz all about her business journey, what she loves about planning and creating stickers as well working with her team. Listen to our chat below:
“AIN’T NO SHAME IN MY PLANNER GAME”
For Chaz, planning is a lot like the music that inspires her. Both bring people together, help make memories and create connections. Lyrics have always been a powerful influence in her creative process because of their power to bring back special moments of life. That’s why she enjoys incorporating them in a variety of ways throughout the shop and products.
Splashes are another signature part of Shameless and are released monthly in limited bundles. Basically, if you know you know. These decorative yet functional strokes of color, that Chaz said were created almost on accident when she was trying to cover up a mishap in her own planner, have become a favorite among shop fans. Each month she designs a new, exclusive color palette to be released. Using color inspiration from the seasons with variations in tone and texture, each Splash is totally unique. The latest September bundle features a fun color palette of traditional Fall and Halloween colors like orange, purple, line green and black.
Splash bundles are not the only thing coming this month. There is also a four day release event called, “A Very Shameless Halloween” to get your planners ready for season. It’s the first time the Halloween collection will be released for a limited time, instead of for the month. Included in the release are two sticker kits (Casper and Mom-bie), a Here Comes Halloween sampler sheet, fun die cuts, teeny tiny sheets (Wednesday Adams, Bettlejuice, Hocus Pocus and more), special Splashes plus a Cruella kit collab with Tori Artis.
IT’S ALL IN THE FAMILY
At Shameless Stickers, work is very much a family affair. In fact her mother-in-law (aka Mama), is the women behind another signature Shameless product – the Furry Sacks. First created for Chaz as a planner pouch, Furry Sacks are sewn from the softest “furry” material that feels absolutely amazing to the touch. They have become super popular and are now available on a limited basis in a variety of unique colors and sizes. In fact, this month the new XL size (sewn with gusset) launched and sold out immediately. The Furry Sack colors typically coordinate with the monthly Splashes palette. For September, the colors are Pumpkin Spice and Toil & Trouble (purple/lime green combo). The matching Furry Bow clips and Glitter Jelly planner sleeves and pockets are sewn by her sister-in-law.
In addition to family, the Shameless team also includes a special PR Crew of 12 amazing planners/creators. Six members are “veterans” already a part of the team and six are new members. The veterans work together with the new members on planning projects and spreads that inspire each other and the community in so many ways. Their latest obsession with Junk Journaling (and recent Facebook group event hosted by Jeane Frizzell) is really lighting a creative spark in the community and motivating others to try new ways of planning and memory keeping.
Signature Ashley Shelly Planners are designed to help you create your best days! The 2022 collection has more new products than ever before plus two fun collaborations. For the first time, Ashley Shelly is launching a daily edition of the popular Signature Ashley Shelly Planner. The daily has all the same features as the weekly but with a full page per day. Also in the collection are three new covers for the Signature Petite Planners as well as Monthly Notebook Planners (in two sizes), three new Budget Notebooks and some fun, new accessories that work with your planner. The collection will be available from September 3rd.
SIGNATURE WEEKLY & DAILY PLANNERS
The Signature Ashley Shelly Planners, in both the weekly and daily, are designed with hard covers and silver twin loop binding. Both planners have upfront year-at-a-glance planning pages, inside pocket folders, monthly creative spreads, a zip pouch with coordinating sticker sheet. There are five beautiful cover options (Santorini Floral, Gray Leopard, Blue Pinstripe. Lemon Floral and Create Your Best Days) plus a collab cover with @thiscrazylifevlog. The five cover designs will be available in both the weekly and new daily formats and compliment the Signature Ashley Shelly color palette (Navy, Periwinkle, Aqua and Turquoise).
The Signature Weekly interior pages (80lb.) include lined monthly spreads as well as horizontal weekly layouts with equal space for each day. There are also notes pages at the end of every month and ten additional notes pages in the back. The new Signature Daily interior pages (65lb.) have a page for each day (weekends share) which has space for appointments, to do list, three focus boxes and a lined notes area.
PETITE ASHLEY SHELLY PLANNER
The Petite Ashely Shelly Planner is a smaller, more compact book bound edition. It is 5 x 8 size with a soft leatherette cover and metallic foil lettering on the cover. The planner is available in three new color options including, Lavender with Silver foil, Aqua with White foil and White with Rose Gold foil. It is a lay-flat design with inside cover pocket, satin ribbon bookmarks, 80lb. paper and laminated monthly tabs. It has monthly spreads and weekly horizontal layouts just like the Signature Planner and is great for on-the-go planning.
MONTHLY NOTEBOOK PLANNER
The Monthly Notebook Planner is a slim flexible cover planner that includes twelve dated monthly lined spreads with lined notes pages after each month. It is available in two sizes (5 x 8 and 6 x 9) and super lightweight to carry on the go or tuck inside your planner or notebook. This year, Ashley created a special collab edition with Amanda from @amandasfavorites since she is a huge fan of the planner and has shared it multiple times on her social media. Cover options for the both sizes listed below:
5 x 8 – Lemon Floral, Santorini Floral, Blue Pinstripe, Create Your Best Days, Gray Leopard and Rainbow Sunset (Amanda’s Favorites collab)
6 x 9 – Lemon Floral, Santorini Floral, Blue Pinstripe, Create Your Best Days, Gray Leopard
ASHLEY SHELLY BUDGET NOTEBOOK
The Ashley Shelly Budget Notebook is a compact (5 x 8) flexible notebook packed with all the essentials you need to budget your life. It has pages to track all your bills (monthly and annual), savings tracking, financial goals, purchase wish list, 13 budgeting spreads, debt tracking pages, a password page plus dot grid and lined notes pages. It is an all-in-one handy notebook that makes a great companion to your planner or budgeting system. It is available in staple or twin loop bound with three cover options, Gray Leopard, Santorini Floral (twin loop) and Blue Pinstripe.
The 2022 collection has some fun and functional accessories to help with all your planning needs. A long-time favorite, the 8.5 x 11 Desk Pad is returning to the collection for the launch in a beautiful Magenta Floral design. The popular To Do List Pad will be available in the new Magenta Floral design as well. Both are super handy to keep on your desk, kitchen counter or nightstand to jot down tasks, ideas or inspiration and must not forget items.