We love Life Planners, don’t we? Some weeks they get used more than others, but ultimately, I do believe most of us would rather plan our weeks and months with paper and pencil, as compared to our phones. It can’t be just me, because the options for planners on the market is crazy…but they’re not all equal.
I’m so happy to be working with Purple Trail as an affiliate for their company. A few years ago, when I was looking for a new planner, the first thing everyone said to me, was ‘have you tried an Erin Condren?’ And, actually, I hadn’t. I immediately looked at them and realized it would be an investment. I did it anyway, and used one for a couple of years. I got the changeable cover, thinking all I’d have to do is get a new inside and keep my cover. Ideally, it worked, but eventually, the cover was falling off or getting pulled off really easy. I, personally, didn’t love the size. I knew I wanted something notebook sized.
Purple Trail approached me earlier this year inquiring to see if I’d like to take a look at their planners. Honestly it was perfect timing. The first thing I noticed was the insane amount of covers available! This was significantly larger than what I saw on other planner sites. It took me forever to pick one, and ultimately, I let my daughters pick for me!
Purple Trail has a lot of options for the size and kind you want too. They have three options for your cover…soft cover, hard cover and binder. There are two sizes, 6×8 and 8.5×11. I chose the 8.5×11 in a hard cover. Here’s the best best best part…you choose when you want your planner to start! I chose April 2017 because it was February when I ordered it and didn’t want to miss anything!
The planner starts off with a place for your name and contact information and then gives you a full list of holidays for the current year and next. It also gives you a full view of the current year and next, so these are close at hand.
Every month has a page for you write down birthdays and events for that month. Then you get a full monthly view followed by the week, broken down into days. What I love about the way Purple Trail has designed this, is that I get lines and empty space in the larger one. Empty space is close to my heart as I see it as freedom. You can choose which type of layout you’d like..horizontal or vertical. I prefer horizontal. You can actually choose a layout with an hourly breakdown.
See!! SO many options.
Lastly, you can choose some Add-On’s for your planner. I LOOOOVE graph paper. Again, it feels like a little bit of freedom for me and my note taking. So, I actually added two of them! You can ad up to 4 of these choices…and they give you 17 choices!! This is what I’m saying..you can really, truly customize this planner how you’ll use it best.
In addition to the 17 choices for adding on, you can choose to add a folder and sticker set or just a folder or sticker set!
I’m two weeks in to using this planner, and I’m really loving it. What I like best, is that I have made a planner and notebook and more in one place. I hated carrying around multiple folders, notebooks for different things. I’m really loving this planner.
Purple Trail also does a million other things!! Need invitations? How about stationary, cards, business cards, thank you notes, graduation announcements?? They’ve got it!
And I’ve got a discount code for you! Here’s my disclaimer: I am an affiliate for Purple Trail, so by shopping with my links, I will receive a small compensation. But I also have 10% off for you by using the code BBM10!
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