I, apparently, am a bit of a planner snob. I just can’t get into those themed planners with flowers all over where you’re supposed to write, or the generic calendars with various office supply store logos all over them. Also, I don’t like the weekly layout of a lot of planners. I’m a full month at a time kind of girl. I despise tiny little lines in tiny little squares. While the covers of a lot of the planners at Target were really cute, the planner insert was brutal. In this case you definitely don’t want to judge a book by it’s cover, because the inside was ugly.
- Full Month Views
- Notes Section
- Simple Fun Color Scheme
- Spacious Squares to Write In
- Sunday-Saturday Format
Things I look for in a planner:
Having not been able to find all of those qualities I resorted to creating my own planner. It was actually a lot more fun than just buying one for a few reasons. One, it was a lot less expensive. Two, it’s exactly what I need. Three, I was able to download a perfect free calendar printable from The Tomkat Studio (Thanks Kim!), which alleviated any time I would have spent in Photoshop creating my own. Easy peasey!
The very simple process…
I purchased a cute binder from Target, it was actually on clearance so I only paid $3.
I purchased Month dividers from Office Max. (I could spend HOURS in that store, I love office supplies!)
I printed the calendar from The Tomkat Studio and punched holes in the pages.
I purchased bright colored notebook paper from Office Max, to insert behind calendars for notes, to do lists etc..
I put it all together.
In those cases when we’re traveling and I need a smaller version with pockets I have a zip up day runner binder that’ll fit into my big ‘ol purse just perfectly.
Simple as that! I’m very excited to have everything all in one place and enough room to add in whatever notes or lists that I need 🙂