I am the type of person who needs to schedule everything. It doesn’t matter if it’s Thaddeus getting out of school early for a half day or early dismissal, doctors appointments, or if I have a conference call to take part in. Everything ends up in either my Google Calendar or in a planner of some sort. I have two that I use for a reason. My Google Calendar lists all personal events as well as any meetings either my husband has for his business or I have for my blog. The planner is used strictly for my blog. It will list when a post is published, when a giveaway ends, and if I have any events to go to. I use the Google Calendar so that my husband and I can sync our calendars so we don’t both schedule something for the same time since Xavier is still home and both of our businesses are run out of the home.
I have looked for a new planner for 2014 and I was introduced to Personal – Planner to test out and give my honest opinion on.When designing your own Personal – Planner you can:
When designing your own Personal – Planner you can:
- Upload pictures from desktop and Instagram
- Design front & back covers, change images, font color, and background
- Pick which month/yr you want the planner to begin with- no longer limits you to the start of each calendar year
- Design writing space details:i.e. “work”, “workout”, weather, etc…include personal calendar dates throughout the year
- At check out you can choose discreet packaging if Planner is a gift
I love that you can pretty much design the planner exactly how you want it to look, from the cover page all the way to the final page. For me, I wanted my planner to be green because it is my favorite color. Once I selected the size of my planner, I then started designing it.
- Front Cover: Choosing the cover picture was a super long process for me. There were several design themes that I liked and several patterns, so it took me a while to decide on one. I then added my name and the year, chose which month to start with, and select the color of the elastic closure.
- Inlay Design: This is basically how the calendar pages will look. You get to decide if the top and bottom of the calendar section is ruled or not and if you want it striped. You also get to choose the color of the ruler that will come with your calendar along with using a different design at the top of the pages or keeping it matching with the front cover.
- Modules: The modules are the sections at the very bottom of the calendar pages. There are four different modules, and each module contains 13 different options.
- Back Pages: There are two sections to this. The first section is eight pages, and you can choose to include overview pages for the next couple of years, overview of two different future years or other pages that are squared and ruled, ruled, squared, blank pages, or sheets of music. The second section is ten pages, and you have several options to choose from including sheets of music, coloring book, Sudoku, maps, and more. For the back pages, you can choose one option from each section.
- Owner Info Page: This is the first page you saw in the planner. You can use this for just about anything, but it is suggested to be used for an “If I’m lost this is where to send me” section.
- Ordering Form: Add your planner to the basket and checkout.
The Personal-Planner is easy to design, it just takes a little time actually to get it the way you want. I love that there are so many options for you to choose from to make it all your own and so you don’t have things in the planner that will be no good to you. The planners are very durable with a thick plastic front, and back cover, and the pages are pretty thick. The planner comes with a clear plastic sleeve for holding notes you may take or business cards you pick up while out.
You can customize and purchase your Personal – Planner directly from their website. Planners range from $24.95 to $35.95. Price includes tax and shipping. Shipping outside of the US may have an additional shipping cost.