Simplifying My Life Using A Planner
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I'm a huge fan of paper & pens. I grew up selling homemade stationary door to door when I was younger. I also loved rubber stamping, all types of PAPER (still do), crafting, and pens galore. I like to work with my hands, I love to write, and make pretty things. There is just something about good 'ol pen and paper. I feel like handwriting is quickly becoming a lost art, but it is necessary. For me, the act of handwriting, then reading what I wrote, assists in registering it in my brain.
When I begin my day or week, I use a planner. I am a visual person, and I plot and plan the best way to tackle my tasks or remember significant events. Enter in the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley. I was given my first Emily Ley planner in 2013 as a birthday present from my mom-in-law and wore that baby out! I still have it, it's tucked away on my desk because I have special notes and memories that I documented throughout. Plus, it's a pretty book to have on my desk!
From 2014 and most of 2015, I tried the Erin Condren Planner because I really wanted to customize my covers, it was a really cool idea... but both of my planner covers ended up falling apart. I wasn't too thrilled on the overall graphic elements or design. It was too busy. I really appreciate the simplicity that Emily Ley has. Eventually, I switched to a generic planner from Target, which is what I'm using right now. So far it's been good, but I am missing the extra space and beauty that Emily Ley offers.
Right now, I use Emily's Daily Printables for long-winded days, alongside my current planner. Once I've entered things into my paper planner, I add everything to my iPhone!
I'm totally saving to get my new Emily Ley planner; I am in love with the Gold Pineapple print, and I am eyeing the Weekly edition.
Isn't it gorgeous?!
Let's rewind to this past summer, because Emily released the Weekly Simplified Planner, which I am very excited about. The new planner is smaller than before, at 6.75" x 9" (8" x 9" with binding). The binding looks sturdier, and it's a gorgeous gold color!
I am happy to announce that the Weekly Simplified Planner in Gold Pineapple print is available again on her website and the Daily Simplified Planner is available in all three designs – Happy Stripe, Mint Dot, & Gold Pineapple!
Check out the EmilyLey.com to see how the planner works, she's included a lot of interior images. Plus see all of her fabulous products for home, desk, baby, and more!