Tuesday, January 3, 2017

What Type of Planner Do You Use?


Way back in 2001, I bought a Kate Spade six-ring agenda on clearance at Nordstrom. It seemed like a really extravagant luxury, but I used it every day and got so much enjoyment out of it for many years. Each year, I'd buy a refill set for the pages and it aged beautifully, of course, because it was made of leather and nylon.

Then, smart phones came along and Google calendars and I stopped using it. A couple of years later, we moved to Switzerland and got rid of practically everything we owned, but it wound up being one of the things that went into storage. I didn't see it again until a few months ago when I came across it while looking for something else that I probably didn't find. ;) Don't you hate that? I was looking for the kitchen twine to tie a bunch of thyme the other day, but I had hidden it from the kids, who love to trail it all over the house in a huge mess, and I couldn't find it. Of course, I found it a few days later when I was looking for something else. Ha!

But when I came across the planner, I was curious to see if Kate Spade was still make refills, so I went online and not only are they still being made, but they were on clearance. Yes! I read a few of the reviews and it got me thinking that people are really shifting back to pen and paper planners as opposed to online or phone-based planners.

For our family, we use iCal and share calendars so they're always up to date in our iPhones. When J adds an event, I get a notification on my phone. It is super helpful and I wouldn't trade it. But I still  like the feeling of writing things down and being able to doodle in a pen and paper planner. According to UPS, my package will arrive tomorrow and I'm really curious to see the artwork and design for 2017.

What kind of planner or agenda do you use? All online? Old school day planner? Does anyone still use a Rolodex?! I'm curious to know. Tell me all about it in the comments below.

(Photo via Kate Spade)

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