Typically, it’s the 3rd of January and I have just ordered our new Year Planner to put on the kitchen wall. Organisation in our house is pretty multi-layered if I’m honest, using a combination of the kitchen wall planner, a shared iCalendar with Pete and then I also use a BuJo or as of this year I’m trialling a Hello Day planner which I won on Instagram! I’m a list maker through and through which is why I have loved having a BuJo but I’m giving the planner a go to see if it saves me time in not essentially DIY-ing my planner and yet still accommodate my extensive lists.
It might sound like a recipe for disaster but we use the different spaces for different things really. The shared calendar means we don’t have to remember to tell each other when we have made individual social plans – we just add them to the calendar and check the diary to make sure we can plan nights out. My own planner is full of detail, lists of what I need to get done every day, meal planning, holiday planning, budgeting, childcare, birthdays… you get the gist. Then the wall planner acts as a visual aid for us to plan ahead – school holidays, annual leave, weekend activities as a family etc. Because its on the wall in the kitchen it has to look good also, so I thought I’d share a few of the ones I looked at this year, in case you need one too!
This year I chose the Terrazzo planner from The Native State. I wanted something portrait to fit in the existing magnetic poster hanger I have and the burnt Sienna tones mixed with pink and green blend perfectly with the room.
Close runner up was Gayle Mansfield designs and the only thing that stopped me buying one of those was the landscape orientation. I loved the mustard or pink colours though and the typographic style.
The last 2 years we have had a planner from DoodleLove via Etsy. First the Eucalyptus planner which is still available and really calming and beautiful I think, and a more colourful one in 2019.
Do you use a wall planner? I hope you might have found a new independent brand reading this – all of the creatives listed have prints, cards and other items for sale if you would like to support indie brands when you need a new piece of art or gift. Check out DoodleLove’s prints here and Gayle Mansfield’s Magnifique print is next on my shopping list!
Happy New Year readers!