Prior Proper Planning, The Gift that Keeps Giving
Prior, proper, planning, truly is the gift that keeps giving throughout the entire year. Honestly, I can not think of a better gift idea to provide someone you love, with the gift of organization and time management.
This time of year we are all running short on time, and it seems like we are scheduling everything down to the very last detail, or at least I am. Sometimes it is just nice to sit down, relax have a nice cup tea and really plan out your up coming schedule. For I find, that this really helps to center myself, and gives me a nice strong outline of where I am going and the objectives I need to accomplish along the way. In order to do this, I find that I am more of an old school pen and paper kind of gal. Don’t get me wrong, I still have digital reminders in my phone and on my computer, but there is just something about writing it down and being able to quickly glance at it that is soothing for my soul. No worries about low battery, or operating system updates, I can put my eyes directly on my schedule right at that very moment. I can also note little notes, add little doodles and cutie stickers.*Please note that this was a sponsored post and may contain affiliate links for your convenience. These involve no extra cost to you, but may result in me receiving a small commission – for which I am very grateful! You can view my full advertising disclosure here.
I recently ordered myself a great new planner for the 2019 calendar year from Purple Trail. I was so impressed by all the customizable options I just had to share it. They are 100% customizable from the patterned covers, all the way down to the pages you have printed inside. Never before have I seen a planner that can meet so many needs, for so many types of people. They have pages designed specifically for teacher’s lesson plans, nutritional meal planners, even bloggers social media trackers. They offer both hard cover bound or coil bound planners. I personally like the coil bound, that can easily be opened to a page and left open to that section, which the coil bound planners do so well. They also come in several sizes a handy 4″ x “6 purse planner for on the go, or the more popular 6″ x 8″ and 8.5″ x 11″desktop varieties. I always like the 6″x 8” size, it fits nicely in my business tote for meetings, but is large enough to sit on my desk and not take up to much desk space while open. As far as the the covers go, they have a hard cover like a book, which is my favorite, seen here but they also have more durable options like the laminated or synthetic covers; which would repel spills, for those of us on the go with little ones. The pattern selection is also out of the world, they have tons of inspirational quotes and inspiring sayings to choose from. However, you can also up load your own and create a one of kind planner. I just went with my monogrammed company logo in a simple rose gold pattern for my business planner. Now here is the part I absolutely fell in love with, they have customizable sections in addition to your basic calendar choices. Since this is my business planner, I added in a tabbed travel section. Now I have an area for all my travel itineraries for next year. Each trip has a page for travel arrangements such as my hotel information, restaurant reservations, flight information, car rentals, and it even has a packing check list. So I can plan out the trip weeks in advance, down to which outfits I will be wearing for each event. Whew…. talk about getting organized! Each of the sections of your planner is completely customizable for your needs. They offer a medical section for doctors appointments, nutrition sections for dietary and weight loss, fitness trackers, meal planners and lesson planners for teachers. They even offer a specific planner sections just for bloggers, that focuses on your social media, engagement and analytic tracking. You can get up to four sections to your planner, so the combinations are endless to make your planner exactly what you need it to be. They also have add on speciality pens and stickers that you can add to complete the gift package, if you or your recipient keeps a “pretty” planner, which I really aspire to do…one day….#goals. However, my planner tends to run a bit more on the functional side. While I completely love and respect those of you that have a gorgeous hand written planner with fun stickers, I am embarrassed to say that mine unfornuntely looks a little bit more like a crime scene inside, so I have to make sure the outside is where all the “pretty ” is for me. Besides, all my top secret inspirations and upcoming ideas are inside. I am kind of like Peter Dinklage’s character in Elf, with the famous little black book of ideas, so chicken scratch is my code….LOL.
The best part of this entire process is you can design it all online, from the comfort of your own home and view with digital proofs. The planner is then created and can be delivered to your door or your gift recipients door in just a few days. So you can have the perfect gift waiting under your holiday tree in no time. Here is one more little holiday treat for you from JENRON DESIGNS,
- The Wedding Journal
- The Recipe Journal
- The Travel Journal
- The Custom Journal, to log your own musings as needed