Bits of Victoria: My Planner

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Have y'all seen people on Facebook asking for "recommendations" for things recently? It's fun right? Lots of people helping. A questions I've seen pop up on there is about what planner to choose. Thought I'd throw my hat in the ring and share about the planner + brand I've used for years, and why I choose to use an Academic year planner vs a Calendar year planner. First, a little history. 

In Spring of 2013 I attended Making Things Happen. It was a wonderful experience for so many reasons. I made lifelong friends there and grew a ton. I would LOVE to go back, but that's a different story for a different day. I loved hearing from Emily and meeting her. I've always loved the brand and heart behind Emily Ley. Everything about the brand showed me the woman and mama I dreamed of being. For a new wife who dreamed of her family growing, a brand about normal women felt really aspirational to me because of my hopes for the future. 

So over the years, I've become incredibly brand loyal to Emily Ley. I've had a Simplified Planner for  years, and a few times I've tried other brands with a similar layout, but always ended up buying an SP a few months into the year. Little details about the Simplified Planner make it so much better than any other on the market, in my humble opinion. :) It's one of those products that I'm constantly getting asked about and constantly trying to get my friends switched over to. 

Today is the launch of the Academic year planners, which is why I'm sharing about this today.. y'all need to get you one! I thought that as an adult I'd like calendar year planners better, but I always come back to liking academic year. Fall seems like more of a natural fresh start for me than January, and one year that I used a calendar year planner I found that I wanted to be able to write things down for the next year before I had my new planner, something that for some reason didn't happen for academic. 

 The four cover choices for this year are complete perfection! Over the years I've had a dot print, several happy stripe, and a pineapple one. This year I think I'm going to go for the floral (daily + weekly). The white background is calling my name. Cutest ever!

 There's also the option between daily and weekly planner. When I was in college or if I was working, I'd 1000% go with daily. The layout is amazing. But for a young mama, weekly has been a much better fit for me. However, when we have multiple littles (hopefully!) and are balancing everyone's activities, I'll go back to daily. The daily planner is the ring bound one. :) 

Any who, that's just my PSA that you should buy yourself a Simplified Planner before they sell out! I can't wait to hop on and order! XO Also, while you're shopping & ordering.. we LOVE our EL Baby Book too. I've seriously considered buying multiple to have on hand for all future babies just in case they ever stop being made! It's that good. :) 

And one more photo because I'm kind of obsessed with their promo images this year. I'd kind of like to be Emily in all of these pics. Should I cut my hair? Just kidding. :) 



  1. If you do the academic year where do you buy yours? Because if you buy it now don't you sort of waste this year's Aug-Dec? Well not wasted because it's helpful for pre-planning. I'm debating if I should buy myself one now although my planner doesn't end till December!?


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