Another year, another planner! I thought it would a great idea to start off the new year with the first spread in my 2018 planner. In case you missed the overview of my 2018 Inkwell Press Coil Free planner, you can check that out here. I went over all the different pages in the planner in the post.
This is my second year with Inkwell Press as my planner, and I am very pleased with it. This is the first year that Inkwell Press has offered a coil free option. I do love the coil free option, because it lays flat, but there are a few things that I miss about the coiled version. Time will tell if I switch back to the coiled version in 2019!
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This month, I am trying a new-to-me Etsy shop. I’ve had a difficult time finding Etsy sticker shops that sell cute stickers sized for the Inkwell Press. For the past few months, I’ve purchased stickers that are sized for a different style of planner and just made do. Sometimes the stickers fit, and sometimes they don’t. I’m not super picky about my planner looking perfect. It’s simply fun to decorate & I love to add to the functionality of my planner with to-do list stickers.
This monthly view kit is from Cottage Hill Designs. The cute design instantly caught my eye. I love the snow design on the left combined with the row of houses on the right. It looks like the cutest, wintery town!
I was impressed with the quality of this kit, and I look forward to seeing more from Cottage Hill Designs when she opens up her shop on January 4. The colors on the stickers are very pretty and coordinate so well. She includes a lot of functional stickers to notate different things throughout the month, such as appointments, paydays, tracking online shopping orders, hair cuts, along with so many others. I put the to-do lists in a single column on the right side bar and used her headers to notate different lists.
For my mission board and weekly views, I used a kit from Luckaty. I can’t tell you how many kits I’ve purchased from Luckaty’s Etsy shop. Her weekly kits are always pretty, and they are sized for Inkwell Press planners. This kit is called Holiday in the Pines. Although Christmas is over, I thought this kit is perfect for a winter month. I love the color scheme and, unfortunately, didn’t realize it clashed with the January color scheme in my planner until I sat down to plan. But that’s okay! I used the hexagon mission board stickers to cover up the purple on my mission board.
I set up my weekly views the exact same way every week. I use a to-do list to split each day in half. The left side of the day is for time-sensitive things, such as appointments and events. The to-do list is mostly what I have to get done that day, although sometimes it just turns into a brain dump. Sometimes my Monday list is full of everything I need to do that week, and the items not completed on Monday get moved to Tuesday, and so forth. I leave my weekend days pretty open, and I fill out my focus items on Monday morning.
My right side bar is great for planning weekly things. There are three sections for eat day. Mine are used for eat, blog, and clean, respectively. I write down dinner in the top box, what I’m blogging in the middle box, and that week’s zone cleaning in the third box. Since I spend the whole week in one cleaning zone, I only notate the cleaning zone on Monday. The top box for Sunday is for my YouTube upload.
This is the first time I’ve ordered a sheet of deco stickers from Luckaty, and this might be the last. They are very pretty, but I didn’t really feel inspired by using deco stickers in my planner. There’s nothing against the stickers at all, they just don’t feel very useful to me.
I would love to hear about your planner for 2018! What are you using?