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My lovely new planner – Personal Planner review

Starting to blog has really made me realise how poor my organisational skills are. I always have idea that get written down on scraps of paper and end up lost, or I’ll look at the random scribble and wonder what it was about.

I started using a little diary this year which I usually carry in my bag but it’s so small and hard to fit much in to. I’ve been using my pad a lot for reminders of events an little to do lists, which are handy because I can set little alarms, but it still didn’t help much.

Last month, the lovely Aby over at You Baby Me Mummy was doing a review and give-away of a personalised planner from personal-planner.co.uk. I knew instantly that I needed that planner, and entered pretty much everyday. Well. I only went and won, didn’t I?

To say I was chuffed was an understatement, I don’t usually win things!

Within a few days, I’d received and email with a voucher code for the site, and I couldn’t wait to get started.

The planners are completely customisable, and the whole process is really easy. There are four sizes to choose from – small, medium, large & A5. I went for the large, to give me plenty of room to write all of my crap in to. Once you have chosen the size you then begin to customise the look of your planner. There are lots of colours and designs to choose from, and you can even add your own picture. I went for blues, and my blog header as the front cover.

Once you have designed the front and back cover, you can customise the inside pages. There are options for adding little extras to the bottom of the page, I chose ‘list’ and ‘to-do’, because I love writing lists! Again, what you put here is entirely up to you.

When you have finished designing your planner, you can add special dates, such as birthdays or events, and they will print them on to the date for you, which I thought was pretty cool.

I think they tell you to allow 2 weeks for your planner to arrive, which may sound like a long time but I suppose you have to expect that because it’s made to order! I was surprised when mine arrived after 1 week, I definitely cannot fault them on that!

So here is my beautiful planner in all it’s glory…

Personal Planner

I have to say, I love it! I’ve been putting the little list parts at the bottom to good use, that’s for sure!

personal planner

 

I don’t know if it’s just me, but when I get new stationary I’m always a little afraid to use it, because I don’t want to make a mess of it. For a few days I neatly wrote little things and didn’t wanting to make a mess of my lovely new planner with my awful scribbles, but I realised there’s no point in having it if I’m not going to use it properly.
So, would I buy this in future? Definitely.. it’s very well made and perfect for what I need. A little pricey but you only need to buy one once a year, and I don’t mind paying a premium for something of this quality! Massive thanks to You Baby Me Mummy, and Personal Planner for my prize!

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply Kate Fever April 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    I love my personal planner, I take it everywhere. I do like to make a good list. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    • Reply Lauren April 2, 2014 at 11:31 am

      I write lots of lists, I enjoy the list writing more than the actual completion of the lists I think haha.

  • Reply Jaime Oliver April 1, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    i have one too and adore it! i am never far away from mine!

    • Reply Lauren April 2, 2014 at 11:34 am

      They are fabulous like!

  • Reply Kim Carberry April 2, 2014 at 9:16 am

    I love my planner too…..Couldn't be without it now 🙂 x

    • Reply Lauren April 2, 2014 at 11:34 am

      I'm chuffed I won one, will most definitely be buying one next year.

  • Reply Colette B April 2, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I know what you mean about being all neat and careful – it never lasts long though 😉
    Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

    • Reply Lauren April 2, 2014 at 11:33 am

      It definitely doesn't last long, it's been 2 weeks and it's full of scribbles already.

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