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I’m so excited to show off my brand new Simplified Planner 2016 Weekly Edition!
Hooray for a new planner! I’ve been itching for a new planner for quite some time, after I got tired of doing my own DIY version. I wanted something simple, pretty but not busy, and had a little structure to it. And this planner fit the bill perfectly!
Let me give you the quick specs for the Weekly edition (you can find more info here):
- This planner runs from August 2015 – December 2016
- Each week spans 2 pages, with a space for each day
- Each day space has a space with open lines, and then a space with bullets
- There is also a space for the dinner plan for that day
- There are monthly calendar views at the beginning of each month
- This planner comes in 3 different cover designs (all are currently unavailable)
There are plenty of pictures, etc, of the Simplified Planner DAILY edition, but I was having a hard time finding enough photos of the page layouts or even videos of the new Weekly edition. I’m guessing I’m not alone in this, and thought others might benefit from a little peek inside.
First of all, can we have a moment for just the overall look of it? It’s just a pretty planner. All of the 2016 cover options are beautiful, BUT the mint dot color just screams ‘Katie’. The cover is really quite sturdy, and unless it’s constantly being chucked in and out of a bag with dumbbells rattling around, I can’t see this cover getting damaged. TBD.
I also love the touch of gold with the hardware. The rings are very sturdy as well, and mine were perfect right out of the box. I’m also just a sucker for anything with corner protectors! This planner has them on the front and back.
The first few pages of the planner are just “nice to knows”. There is a letter from Emily, as well as a page on how to simplify your life (get it?) and suggestions on how to use the planner. Both helpful reads!
There is also a page dedicated to 2015 and 2016 calendar at a glance, and then a list of major holidays for 2015 and 2016.
Ok! That’s the “extras”! Let’s see the actual calendar/planning pages!
Pretty simple and straightforward, actually! There isn’t any color on the monthly calendar pages, which I prefer. Each monthly view has a small quote in the upper right corner, a pretty generously sized calendar, with plenty of space for writing down appointments, vacations, etc. And then there is a running Notes section on the left hand side. I plan to use that section for my Monthly Goals.
Each month’s calendar view is right before you dive in to that month’s weekly pages. That’s the way I prefer to plan things out myself. I like to see the entire month overview first, then start diving in to planning each week.
Each day has a lined section as well as a bullet section, perfect for a to-do list. There is even a box for that day’s dinner plan! Genius. I plan on using the lined section for tasks or appointments that have times around them. The bullet list will be for to-dos, especially the “if I do nothing else, I need to do these” ones. You know what I mean?
Speaking of holidays, here is how the planner highlights the holiday!
And all those cheerful colors for the tabs are great! It finished off the planner so nicely.
So once you flip through the planner to January 1, that’s it! Not miscellaneous sections (like horoscopes, address pages, or conversion charts) and no excess notes pages (kind of a bummer, but honestly I love my little Moleskine graph paper notebooks for extra lists!).
Isn’t this planner so spiffy? I’m so excited to really start to use it properly. If you have interest in an update once I really start to use it, let me know in the comments below!
For those that prefer to see it live in action, I have a video!
So what planner are you using currently? Are you a paper planner person? Or all electronic?
Let me know what system you use!
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