I checked out Target, because Kelsey had told me that she got a super cute planner from there for a fraction of the price as others, but I couldn't find one that exactly fit my needs. I kept my eye out, but didn't find anything until Small Business Saturday, when I was out with my parents at Fabulous Affairs. They had a small, hard-bound Rifle Paper Co. 12-Month Agenda. I had originally looked at this planner at Paper Source, but wasn't crazy about the price tag in the store (more than priced on the website). Fabulous Affairs was having a sale, so my mom was able to pick this up as a Christmas gift for a really great price.
I love that it has the monthly calendars, and then the weekly breakdown of the month. Each line has a little box to check when completing an item, which I love. While it doesn't have the break out of the hours / dinner / to do / and notes, like my old planner did, I find there is still plenty of room to write things. There a is a notes and a contacts section in the planner, which can be handy, and the back cover has a pocket for loose items. The book comes with two ribbons attached to the spine, which is perfect to hold your place in the monthly section, and then in the weekly. The weekly section includes the monthly tabs, which was something I found lacking in other planners. Because it is hard-bound like a book, I was a bit worried about being able to have it lay flat for writing, especially because I am left handed. However, the spine is such that it does lay flat, without feeling that the binding is messed up, if that makes sense.
I still need to update my planner with important dates and notes, but for right now I really am loving it - thanks Mom & Dad!
I also wanted to share the link to a different planner that my cousin's wife (Hi, Casey!) sent me - XO Planners. At the time she shared, I had already known I was getting my current one for Christmas, but I definitely plan on checking this one out for next year. While it kind of goes against the two things I wanted this year (weekly and smaller size), I am obsessed with all the fun extras related to goal setting, which is exactly why she sent it, because she knows that's my thing! I really like the page layouts, too.
What planner are you using this year?
Linking up with Whitney.