Yesterday I bit the bullet and ordered my first kikki.K planner. I have oogled after their mint and lilac planners for months now and browsed their site on a whim to see what planners they are currently selling. I saw this beauty and immediately needed her. This is the medium sized Ice Blue planner ($69.95). Naturally, I went to Pinterest to start hunting for plannerspiration.
I currently use an Erin Condren Life Planner as my primary planner. I love it, but I’ve been considering purchasing a “binder system” planner for a couple months or so. I intend to use my ECLP as my main day-to-day planner, and the kikki.K for my blog and other projects going on in my life. I can’t wait until it gets here! I want to write a post once I set up my planner, but for now I’m going to share with you guys some of the inspiration I’ve found.
Washi tape is how I primarily decorate my planner pages because not only does it come in any color/pattern imaginable, but it’s so easy to just rip and stick! I am obsessed with this first layout created by Instagram user @my_filofax_addiction in her Filofax. A few rolls of washi and some stickers can seriously transform your planner and it doesn’t take a lot of time at all! The second photo from Happie Scrappie uses the same color palette in a a way I’d never seen before. I love that each day of the week is a different color. Also, I bought a date stamper six months ago and have yet to use it but this spread gives me some inspiration 🙂
Now that I’ve recently moved out, I need to prepare my own meals. Brainstorming meals is hard enough, but trying to plan a week of healthy, well-rounded meals can be challenging. I found two printables that fit my planning needs: simplistic, reusable, and rainbow! The monthly weekday meal planner printable by Hello Cuteness is adorable and, most importantly for me, reusable. I love how versatile printables can be and it’s a bonus when I find something that doesn’t require me printing out copies of it every week. The second meal planner I found is a weekly sheet by PinkPickleStudios that has plenty of space for your shopping list. I’ve found that it’s hard for me to keep track of what ingredients I need for what meal and this page keeps all of that information in one place.
This to-do list printable is from Clean Mama. When digging through the abyss of to-do list printables, I found that most of them were either too drab, or too cluttered. It amazed me how many printables are out there with barely any space to actually list out your tasks! Or maybe I just write more than most people.. either way, I really like this to-do list because there is plenty of space for me to jot down any item that pops into my head. The page is divided into two columns which is also nice since it allows you to separate your to-do’s into two categories, like Home versus Work, if you desire.
I’ll admit that I’m skeptical when it comes to writing down passwords in a planner that you bring with you everywhere. When I do write down my passwords, I tend to write down hints about the password rather than the actual password itself. That being said, I think that I’m going to stick this Password Tracker printable by Hello Cuteness in my Blog section of my planner to keep track of the various blog-related accounts I have. It’s really too cute to pass up!
I think we can all agree that bills suck and trying to remember when all of your bills are due also sucks. There are so many bill tracker printables out there, but I like the custom bill tracking checklist that Instagram user @chellasunshine created. It’s cute and it’s clean; it’s very easy to tell at a glance what bills are still due for the month. I’d like to experiment with creating something similar in my planner.
There are so many great printables out there for your planner and I’m excited to start setting up my kikki.K when it gets here! What is your current planning system? Are there any “must-have” pages that you have in your planner? Do you prefer paper planners, or do you keep track of everything with your Google Calendar? I’d love to know!