Skip to main content

Plan of Action

So recently I discovered the not so secret world of planner enthusiasts. I love to plan things but sometimes it's just all in my head and I get forgetful. And while Facebook invites and the iPhone calendar are nice sometimes a girl needs a little more to keep her on track. I have heard a lot about the Erin Condren planners and loved the design, but it's June and I want a planner now! Plus EC's format just didn't fit what I was looking for so as much as I really wanted one it just wasn't the planner for me. 

Luckily, a friend recommended Plum Paper Designs and it turned out to be just what I was looking for, well almost. For starters, PPD allows their planners to start any month of the year - I personall treat my birthday as my "New Year" so this is perfect. Also, PPD offers four types of weekly layouts which is nice. Finally, PPD has several add on sections which just so happen to be pretty in line with my goals for my upcoming 31st year. Although EC offers similar goal tracking notebooks they are separate entities and I want all of my stuff together in one notebook. As a plus, PPD is a lower price point. 

So yesterday my planner arrived! Here's a look at what's inside: 

The cover is s nice card stock and then comes with a plastic frosted covering, which I actually do not like, I would say this is the only real "flaw" with my PPD Planner. 


Doesn't the cover look so much nicer without the frosting? A lot of girls carefully snip off their covers, laminate with 10ml pockets and snap it back on, I plan on doing the same. 


But here's what's inside: 


Each monthly tab area has a notes page, calendar monthly layout and weekly layouts. 




In the back is a section for special dates and a pocket for stickers or whatever odds and ends one wants to keep in their planner. Another slight complaint here is that I really wish the pocket was laminated to be more sturdy. 



Now, if I had stopped there at the standard planner I would have spent $31

But, my favorite thing about PPD is they allowed me to add several sections to my planner to suit my planner needs. For this year I really want to focus on Household  Organization, Wellness , and growing my Young Living team. And it just so happens PPD offers sections for each. I did a post on each section so I can come back and talk more about how I'm using each section. 

My Home
http://inthesouthitsareligion.blogspot.com/2015/06/plum-paper-designs-my-home-insert.html?m=1

Fitness
http://inthesouthitsareligion.blogspot.com/2015/06/plum-paper-designs-fitness-insert.html?m=1

Direct Sales 
http://inthesouthitsareligion.blogspot.com/2015/06/plum-paper-designs-direct-sales.html?m=1


Overall I am pretty pleased with the purchase. I also purchased my own laminator since I'd like to have some interchangeable covers and dashboards and by the time I was had a few I liked on etsy I realized I could save by making myself. I'm kinda obsessed with it already! 



Comments

Amazon

Popular posts from this blog

Custom Hair Care with Formulate

I've had short hair most of my life, but the past few years I have been growing my hair out and one thing has become very clear - long hair is a commitment. And long hair that has been color treated for years is a project, which is why I was so excited when the team at Formulate reached out to have me try their new custom shampoo and conditioner. Even better yet - we have teamed up to give one lucky reader their own custom set for FREE!

Enter GIVEAWAY here! Getting hair care customized for your hair sounds complicated but the process was very simple as a consumer - I took a brief survey about my hair's current condition and what my hair goals were - you can pick up to five. I have a pretty oily scalp so that was my top priority but color protection, heat protection,. frizz and volume are also my concerns. I was then able to select my scent and strength - I like a strong scent in my shampoo that leaves a light linger and selected the green apple - I've been getting complime…

Vi Peel

2018 Update: Hello Internet! Welcome to my most popular blog post - I presume you're here because you're considering getting a facial peel. Please keep in mind this is an old post and my photo quality is not great. Please feel free to read and enjoy but I do want to let you know that as the years have passed I have taken a more proactive approach with my skin care and I do not get frequent peels. If you'd like to see my modern approach to skincare check out some of my other beauty posts and I'd love for you to connect with me on Instagram to keep up with my latest and greatest recommendations.
___________________________________________________________________________________

Hello! So I got my first Vi Peel which I was super excited about. Since the Botox post was popular I figure y'all would like this too. Besides, it's well established I'm beyond any sense of privacy or shame here.
I got my first peel years ago - a mild Glycolic peel added onto my fac…

This is Us

Y’all this year I was so excited for our anniversary activity - the 2nd anniversary traditional gift is cotton and there was a cotton field nearby. The website said “mid October” would be the perfect time for pictures so I booked a session for our anniversary weekend on the 21st. We stop by the field the day before to check it out and it was all gone. Even though no harvest date was listed on the website a week earlier it had since been updated that the cotton was harvested that Friday – seriously, they couldn’t have given one more weekend for photos, grr! All the other cotton fields were too far away so I cried how our anniversary was ruined. We wound up moving photos to the same spot where we took our wedding photos and brought along the dogs to get our family Christmas card photo. This session did not go as well as I would have liked – Because I didn’t plan to originally have the dogs sweetie was not freshly groomed. My brand new sweater got snagged by one of the dogs getting in and…

Wardrobe Wednesday - What I wore to Memphis Fashion Week

I must admit I'm pretty proud of the outfits I put together for Memphis Fashion Week so I figured they deserved a blog post of their own. I definitely feel like spending four day around fashion and really trying to put my most stylish foot forward set me on track to up my fashion game this year, plus the VBxTarget collection released right after so that helped too (I'll have a post on that soon). Overall though these four outfits were a good example of mixing what I already owned with new and restyling some existing pieces in new ways.
Earrings: Kate Spade - these are out but there's always cute ones on sale Necklace: Anthropologie (this is from 2013) Top: Nicole by Nicole Miller
To start of the events I wore my most casual outfit to the kickoff event. I was under the mis-impression that Nicole Miller (the headliner designer for MFW 2017) would be there so I wore a Nicole by Nicole Miller top. It's actually off the shoulders but got pulled up a little from me razing m…

Hostess with the Mostess

One of my favorite things is to entertain. Since moving last summer we have hosted some kind of event at least once a month and while we keep talking about slowing down it doesn't look like we'll stop anytime soon. Party hosting can be a lot of fun but it can also be exhausting, especially if you aren't prepared, so I've pulled together my "best practices" so you can learn from my mistakes and make your next gathering a little less stressful. The first step of course is to determine what kind of gathering you'll be hosting - we've hosted everything from Thanksgiving dinner with all the fancy crystal and china to a casual come on over for burgers on the grill but I think my favorite event that we've hosted so far has been a baby shower for our sweet friends.

Once you know what kind of event you're hosting think about the guest list and how you'll invite everyone - for just a gathering of our friends we use facebook but if you want to be …