I really look forward to this every year, as sad as it sounds, it seriously excites me looking through the myriad options in Office Stores, home stores, online, and anywhere else they pop up. My sweet, knowing Husband even planned a date with this planner-hunting season in mind this week and patiently flipped through daily organizers/planners with me at two stores until I found the one that would spend the next 365 days with me!
And it really will do just that. I live and die by my planner. I menu plan, list make, strategize, organize and customize everyday in that thing. As many times as I've heard how amazing this app & that app are for replacing a big-ol daily planner, I just can't scrap the paper version. It's probably the satisfaction of physically crossing things off each list that gives me the reinforcement to keep to my stubborn way.
Whatever it is, I know it when I see it. These ones were really cool, but didn't make the cut:
- This one, though touted as a miracle-making Business tool is too Boulder-hippyish for me (I can say that, I did 18 years in Boulder!)
- This one is awesome, but too pricy
- This one would have made it if I saw it in person, but I don't want to wait for the mail to deliver it after the New Year! It's got God-focused quotes on every week to remind me of why I do what I do
- And there's soooo many cool ones on Etsy, and you know how much I swoon over handmade goods. But again, I'm ordering too late to be able to have ready to start the new year with me on January 1
Here's the winner for 2014. A *simple*, slim, Little Black Book made even better with its $7.99 price tag at Target.
Goodness, I'm sounding like a Type-A control freak who's wound-up tighter than a rubber band ball, aren't I?? Maybe so...but let me seal the deal.
The pens are possibly the best part. Really. Doesn't anyone else get excited to use really great writing tools?! (another reason I can't switch to an online version)
Well if you're that person, may I suggest these beauties?!
Just take my word for it. They write like a dream, don't bleed through, have an extra fine-tip for writing in small spaces and come with a really awesome holder. Need I say more?! (well possibly, to save any kind of non-uptight reputation I have left)
Who's with me in my list-making, Planner-loving practices??!
Happy New Year!!!