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Favorite 2013 Planners

2013 is around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about getting a new planner! Despite my many technological gadgets that are capable of keeping track of important dates and events, I take such joy in jotting them down in a pretty book. Here are some beauts I stumbled upon:


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Without further ado, here is my personal pick for 2013, which I will be purchasing soon!

I chose #2 from my roundup, which was inspired by the book Parisian Chic: A Style Guide (top two books pictured above). Not only does the planner have an adorable layout with bonus fashion tips, the format is just what I was looking for. There are so many options available, but I’ve found that daily spaces without times plus extra space on each page for to-dos and notes is best for me. And I prefer to go without all the extra contacts, website, subway map, etc. pages that many books boast.

Shout-out to #3 on my list: I had this during my last year of college and LOVED it! It has pages for life and school goals, study checklists, to-do lists, class schedules, etc. The layout is fabulous and useful. Every page has college advice and/or an inspirational quote from other college students. If I were still a student, I would still be using this, hands down!

And remember, if you find a planner that works for you but you’re not loving the cover, you can  change it until you do! {Like this and this}

What is your favorite planner?

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Creativity

Hey! A while back, I bought the book 365: A Daily Creativity Journal. It gives you a starting place and inspiration for creating something every day. I finally started it recently, and, though not sticking to it daily, am slowly starting to work my way through it. Here are a few of the projects I’ve done so far — the point being to challenge the mind more than ending up with a masterpiece:

Go on a 5 minute walk and create something using what’s around you, leaving it there for others to enjoy.

Happy to say that it was still there when I drove by a week later!

Create something using only paper; no glue, markers, scissors, tape, etc. I had in mind a sort of paper basket idea, so I tore up my strips and got to it.

The weaving thing wasn’t working out (couldn’t hold them together with folding), so instead I twisted the paper strips around themselves into rings. With some finesse, they managed to stay together.

Work with a collection. At first, I didn’t think I had a collection . . . Oh, duh.

Make something using a favorite animal as inspiration. Zebras aren’t my #1 fav, but I’d say they make my top three. I’d been wanting to make a weekly to-do list for awhile, so this was the perfect opportunity!

I’m only on the third page of the book, so lots more to come!

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