Emily Ley’s Daily Simplified Planner
Getting a new planner is like Christmas Day. There is something so exciting about getting to write on the pages for the first time. I used the same planner all four years of college, but I could not find a planner that met my post-grad needs. Then I found Emily Ley’s Daily Simplified Planner. This is everything that I have been looking for and more! Although my planner does not start until January 1st, 2017, I have gone through this planner multiple times and cannot wait to use it.
I am going to share parts of this Emily Ley planner that I really like in hopes that I can help someone else find the planner that they have been searching for.
First of all, I love how cute this planner is. It looks like it was made for an adult, but is still fun. The cover is incredibly durable. The gold corners are a nice touch and keep the month tabs from bending. Score! I appreciate that the gold on the cover is shiny. It came in beautiful packaging and with a box that you can use to store keepsakes in.
I love that the Simplified Planner has a pocket inside of the front cover. This is the perfect place for receipts, grocery lists, and papers that I need to keep up with. Best of all, the right side of the pocket is glued down, so nothing will fall out.
The first few pages in the Simplified Planner provide tips for how to best use the planner. I found them very helpful and will take them into account when deciding what to write inside.
Side Note: I will get to start using my planner as Mrs. Hardy, after getting married in December 🙂
The Simplified Planner has a page for you to write your bucket list on. I have never thought of keeping a bucket list, but what a great idea. By writing it down, you can make sure that you are staying on track and getting things accomplished. I will definitely come up with some goals for 2017!
Each month starts with an overview, a quick way to see your month at a glance. I like that the Simplified Planner includes the previous and following months at the top of the page.
The Note section is great for writing down what I want to accomplish that month.
The Simplified Planner breaks down each day two ways: by time and things to do. I will most definitely take advantage of the To Do column and check the box off when I complete a task. I am not in the habit of planning my day by the hour, but it will be nice if I have an appointment… Or if I want to pencil in a Law and Order Special Victims Unit marathon from 8AM-8PM.
Making a grocery list will be much easier since I have an excuse to plan out our weekly meals. I am looking forward to organizing that part of my life.
I am also a huge fan of the quotes at the top of each page.
Each Weekend Page includes a Weekly Prep. I use my Sundays to get ready for the week and will use this space for sure.
Emily Ley is all about making the most of each day. The written in “enjoy what matters most” task is awesome. Often times we are so busy that we forget what really matters.
The Simplified Planner’s tabs are super colorful! They feel laminated they will not tear up when you use them. This is a huge plus for me.
I appreciate that when you flip to a month, the calendar is what you turn to. I hate when you flip to a tab and what you are looking for is on the front page of the tab. That is just a pet peeve of mine. Can you tell that I have had a planner or two?
I am in love with the Emily Ley company. Founded in 2008, Emily Ley is all about creating memories and picking out what is important in life. There are 365 days in a year and it is your choice how to spend those days. Her planners have been featured in Forbes, HGTV, MSN, USA Today, and Better Homes & Gardens.
Emily Ley also just published the book, Grace Not Perfection. I am IN LOVE with this book. I sat down one Saturday and sped through the entire thing. For those of you who are overwhelmed with all that you have going on, go get this book! Our life is not meant to be Pinterest perfect, and I really needed that reminder. It put a lot of things in perspective for me and I encourage all of you to read it.
Go Get Yours!
This Fuchsia Dot Daily Simplified Planner is $58 on the Emily Ley website. They also sell Washi Tape, paper clips, stickers, and notebooks that fit in the front pocket of your planner. I think that I will be buying Emily Ley’s Home Base Binder and Address Book in the near future. If this planner is not your style, there are more available: Calendar Year Daily Edition (January-December), Academic Daily Edition (August-July), and a Weekly Edition (August-the following December). Use Emily Ley’s free printables to get organized now.
I hope that you will love the Emily Ley Daily Simplified Planner as much as I do. I cannot wait to start using this beauty January 1st!
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My Simplified Planner and copy of Grace Not Perfection were provided by Emily Ley. All opinions are unbiased and completely my own.