I realize it sounds cliche, but I honestly can’t believe how fast 2016 went by. We are less than 9 days away from 2017! WHAT?! One thing I love about the arrival of a new year is the fresh start it provides. I LOVE this time of year not only for the holidays, but also for the chance to reflect back on the past year and really start being intentional about my planning, goal setting, vision casting, and preparation for the new year ahead.
Even with the change in technology and Google calendar and iPhones and all that stuff, I have (and always will be) “old school” when it comes to my calendar and my planner. I have always used a paper planner because it’s just one of those things where I like to have a central place to write or jot down ideas as they come to me, see my entire month, plan out things in advance, write down things I’m grateful for, prayers, notes, etc. etc. etc.
I like it all to be in one place. My brain is always going at 100 miles a minute and having a clean, well-organized paper planner helps keep me relatively sane.
A few months ago, I connected with Lucy Mattern of Lucy Celebrates through the Pursuit 31 Gold Star Collective and Lucy shared with me her new Intentional Planner that she launched for 2017. Anyway, after connecting, I knew we would be fast friends (she’s the SWEETEST… seriously! She loves Jesus, she’s fun, she’s just awesome.) Well, she sent me one of the Intentional Planners to review and you guys… I LOVE THIS THING.
The Intentional Planner is amazing.
Lucy tells the story and the history of the Intentional Planner MUCH better than I ever could… You can read how she got started here!
The packaging is beautiful, it’s extremely well made, I love the simple design, and the gold detailing is perfect! The A5 Ring Binder Edition (which is the one I got) is formatted with one day per two-pages, but also comes with places for notes, goal settings (spiritual, relational, health, and professional goals), a daily spot for you to journal, pray, and celebrate.
The A5 Binder planner comes with expansion / insert packs for the 2nd half of the year. 🙂
It has a place for a to-do list (my FAVORITE), action steps, and even an hour-by-hour breakdown of the day. Then, of course, you have your month-at-a-glance where you can write down any long-term plans, events, travel, etc. I also love that all the pages have verses of scripture to keep you focused, motivated, and encouraged!
Seriously. This planner is unlike ANY other planner I have ever used. No joke. I honestly can’t WAIT to really dive into the Intentional Planner throughout the year and use it to organize my life. (Because goodness knows my life needs organizing! Haha!)
Now, the FABULOUS Lucy from Lucy Celebrates has been kind enough to offer you guys 15% off your purchase from her shop by using the code “OHWHATFUN” (that includes Intentional Planners!) AND she is giving away an Intentional Planner to one lucky reader!!
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Now what about you? Do you use a paper planner to organize your life? What tips do you have for making the most of a planner?
*Thank you to the fabulous Lucy Celebrates for partnering with me on this post! And thank YOU for supporting the brands (especially the small, women-owned businesses) that help support this blog, me, and my family!