Planners are a big deal. They can get really fancy. And there are planner people to follow on instagram. Whoa.
It’s a little overwhelming!
I’ve always struggled with finding the right planner for me. I love having a paper planner, but I always found it hard to find the right one. Some have a page for each day (I don’t have nearly enough going on!) and some are monthlies (I need more than an inch to write all my appointments for a day!). I just want a lovely, weekly planner. With room for a to-do list. And a way to separate those things I have to do on Tuesday from the things I have to do sometime this week.
So, I designed my own
I know! It’s such a Stacey-thing to do!
I posted a photo to instagram, and you guys LOVE it! And want to do it yourself! Sure, why not?
Download the Printable!
Now, I know this planner won’t be perfect for everyone. After all, I made it just for me!
Let me tell you a bit about the features. One page is the ‘weeklies’, an overview of the week. I have a box for the weekly to-do list (things that I can do anytime, but need to get done that week), a checkbox task (things that need to be done every day, but it doesn’t matter when… like posting to facebook or checking email) and a meal planning area.
You can download the Weeklies page in pdf format, here.
Then I have another page called the ‘Dailies’… things I schedule in for every day. You can see there is a blank space for the date, and a space to write a major task to work on each day. Below the date, I include appointments or items that have to be done that day (like 10am dentist appointment). I left a little space in the corner of the page for goals or mantras to keep in mind for the week. And I shaded out Friday and the weekends… a reminder not to schedule too many things for then!
You can download the ‘Dailies’ page in pdf format, here.
Make the Planner + Suggestions!
To make your planner, simply print both of these pages on 8.5″ x 5.5″ paper and have it wire bound! It’s a convenient size! I used 20lb paper (which is quite thin), so the resulting book isn’t too thick even though I printed out through the rest of 2017.
The wire binding means it lays open nicely on the table and you can see both pages at a glance. If you want to get creative, you can throw in extra pages (like a monthly calendar) on your own! Google ‘calendar printables’ for oodles!
You can write in the numbers and dates, but I splurged and bought these adorable number stickers. They fit perfectly. I also love these fun travel stickers. And of course I have my knitting stickers by Symposi Press.
It’s so much fun!
I hope you enjoy! And tell me about your planner!
Hi Stacey! The number stickers link doesn’t seem to lead to the right page. Love this post and thanks so much for the PDFs and sticker ideas, I didn’t even know these adorable stickers were out there! Thanks again for your creativeness!
Eep! You’re right! Fixed now 🙂
I think this is a great and colorful idea. One never gets too old for a new idea or way to do something. Love that it is so colorful and cheerful. thanks heaps.
This is Awesome, I have been looking for a daily/weekly planner and I haven’t been able to find one that I like.. Can’t wait to take this to my local store and have it printed out and bound into a 2017/2018 calendar thanks so much for sharing this with us Stacey ????❣????
I love this idea so much! Where did you have yours bound?
I ordered it from bestvaluecopy.com. I would check locally, though, the shipping ended up being as much as the entire planner :/
I make alot of copies at my local Staples store and got a coupon for 10% off any book binding.. I am having it done today, one for me and one for my daughter.. Thanks for this great and useful idea Stacey.. I also went to Michael’s for Stickers, monthly and different things, birthday’s, thing’s to do.. I paid $10 for 500 with a coupon
Those are some great tips!
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Thank you soo much for the planner, love the colors!