Guys, I might have just found a new obsession. This could turn out to be a chink in my organization armor, or just what I need to stay organized…oh cruel irony! I’ve discovered that I’m a sucker for cute planners and schedulers. Yup, that means either I become a planner “collector” (aka calendar hoarder), or just become super scheduled and organized. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. 😀
This could make the perfect gift for a friend, or maybe a little treat just for you!
In the meantime, I’ve discovered yet another super cute customizable and tactile planner called Carpe Diem. This little guy is perfect for people who are scrapbooky in nature. I’m not saying you need to love (or even do) scrapbooking to like this calendar/planner, but it has the same aesthetic quality as scrapbooking does. It has lots of custom accessories and stickers that some would consider unimportant bells and whistles, while the artsy types are inspired and motivated by. Either way, it is the cutest little planner, so this could make the perfect gift for a friend, or maybe a little treat just for you! Definitely something to get before the New Year begins.
It even has all these inspirational little sayings and quotes throughout. Perfect for the artistic soul.
The full view calendar requires you to jot the dates in, or you could buy Carpe Diem sticker numbers which are sold separately. The number set contains both large and small sizes. You’ll need both for the full view calendar and the weekly calendar for details (which I will show you later).
The little event stickers (also sold separately) are just too adorable… you have stickers as reminders for doctor visits, dental visits, vacation, school field trips, and the list goes on and on.
Lets be honest, you don’t need a sticker to indicate your upcoming appointments, and you are likely to write the appointment detail right there next to the sticker, but what a fun aesthetic! Plus it makes the different appointment types easier to spot.
Each month contains a “this month” overview section for you to write birthday’s, to-do’s, goals, important reminders, etc.
I find that section quite helpful, and anyone who has knows about bullet journaling knows how important an overview is.
In addition to the overview and the full calendar view, is the weekly detail view. If you purchased the number stickers you will likely be using the large numbers in this section.
At the beginning of each week I enter my daily to-do list so as to ensure I accomplish my important goals/tasks for the week. I use an additional sticker set with a mini calendar to help me look ahead on certain occasions.
There are several sticker sets to choose from that adds to fun and even function to your calendar/planner. The sticker set below is a variety set that comes in one packet. Again, if you are aesthetic like me, these little stickers serve to differentiate and better view upcoming tasks and events. They don’t just look pretty, for artistic types, they actually serve a purpose in making it easier for us to follow, and even have a tactile benefit keeping events at our minds forefront.
If this isn’t your jam, I have tried out (aka succumbed to the temptation to buy) several planners that may work better for you. I’ll be sure to share a bit about those as soon as I have a chance. In the meantime, I’d love to know what works for you and your personality, and why.
This is the planner and set of stickers I chose, but the planner comes in several colors, and there are so many more sticker/accessory options. See them all here.