Day Planner: A Blogger Cult Favorite

Just about every blogger has it– a planner. It tends to be our life line, how we stay organized, where we keep to-do lists, editorial calendars, reminders, events, etc. It’s how we keep it together.

But since there are so many planners out there, we decided to poll our ambassadors who use 3 of the most popular planners: the Erin Condren Life Planner, the Emily Ley Simplified Planner, and the Whitney English Day Designer and get their thoughts + opinion.


From Ashley

I used Erin Condren’s LifePlanner this year and loved it. (So much so that I already purchased a new planner for 2016.)

First, I like my planners like I like my hair: big. There’s plenty of room to write everything down without having to modify your handwriting to something teeny tiny and totally unreadable. Each week takes up a full 2-page spread, complete with a notes section along one side (perfect for weekly to-do lists!) and big blocks for morning/noon/night Mondaythrough Sunday planning. This means I can capture everything from workouts to grocery lists, blog posts to social commitments. Bless!
Erin Condren offers a ton of personalization options. You can choose from a selection of covers or upload your own photo to be made into a cover. And you can monogram just about everything- who doesn’t love a good monogram? The covers are double-laminated, which means these bad boys hold up over a year’s worth of abuse shoved in your purse, laptop bag, etc. I’m a total Erin Condren convert!


From Angela

I’ve been using the Emily Ley Simplified Planner for 2 years now. I swear by this planner and I don’t think I could function without it! I have the daily version, which has a whole page dedicated to each day of the year and includes a schedule for the day, a to-do list, a notes section, and a dinner section. These different sections help me keep track of my meetings, appointments, and the things I have to get done that day when it comes to work, blogging, and my social life.

This planner also has tabs to separate it by month, a front pocket for storage, and a glittery band to mark your place. It comes in a few different print options; I have my eye on the gold pineapple print for 2016. The only downside with this planner is that it’s pretty big. I stopped carrying it in my purse because it’s too bulky, however, 2016’s planner is smaller which I’m really excited about!


From Nikki

I started using the Whitney English Day Designer this past year. Before that, I used the Kate Spade planner. As nice as the Kate Spade planner was, there just wasn’t enough room for me to write! I decided I needed a page for each day. I was trying to decide between the Simplified Planner and the Day Designer, but they were both sold out by the time I was trying to get one. I got on the waiting list for both, and the Day Designer was available first, so that’s how I chose. And I am a believer! There is a 2-page month calendar at the beginning of each month, and then each day of the month has its own page (Saturday and Sunday share a page). The page is split with hourly schedule on one side, and a to-do list on the other side. I love all of the room it has to keep track of everything I have going on.

The only bad thing is that it is big. But what do you expect with something that is 300+ pages? It doesn’t fit in my purse, so I just carry it with me (along with my pack of colorful pens that I use to color code different things for my to do list). I have gotten used to just carrying it around, or having it in my car, so the size doesn’t bother me much now.

The new one goes on sale this week and I can’t wait to order mine!


So what planner do you use? Have you decided on one for 2016?


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