Planner Fever

Photo Aug 08, 3 17 45 PM

As a kid, I loved back to school shopping! I loved getting new binders, folder, pens/pencils, etc. I mean c’mon, Lisa Frank was the shiz. If you got that reference, you can probably tell how old I am now. =)

But one of my favorite things to buy was a new planner. I fell out of use of them as I graduated college and started working. Didn’t find a use for them when I got married either, but after having kiddos and having mom brain, I forget everything unless I write it down. The phone calendar and other organization apps don’t always help me, because I like to visualize it all. The day, the week, the month, whatever. And seriously, writing it down makes me remember it more than typing it into an app.

I’ve been using the Emily Ley Simplified Planner (pineapple) and love it! I highly recommend it! But alas, the time is ending on it, and it’s time to invest in a new one! After some research, these are the ones that are on my list to choose from! I’ve used the BlueSky and the Sugar Paper ones for years, and definitely recommend those for someone who wants more organization but doesn’t wanna drop a pretty penny on planners. They aren’t nearly as detailed as some of the more expensive ones, so it all depends on how much of your life you want to organize! I’m super type A and like to write down all sorts of details, so I like to have as much room and lines as possible to squeeze in all those tasks!


  1. Simplified Planner
  2. Daily Action Planner
  3. BlueSky
  4. Inkwell Planner
  5. Bando
  6. Erin Condren
  7. Rifle Paper Planner
  8. Living Well Spending Less Planner
  9. Sugar Paper Day Designer

Not into investing in a planner? I get it…they can be pricey! There a ton of free DIY options on Pinterest, and this one has got to be my absolute favorite!

Pin it below! 

Planner fever pin image

Do you have any planners you love? What are you currently using? I’m a plan-aholic so I’d love more suggestions on other great ones out there!! 

Love, Alfa

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The Comments

  • Nicole Banuelos
    August 9, 2016

    Ahh and I thought I was the only “old school” person who still loved planners! These are such great options, going to check them all out now.

  • Lenze
    August 9, 2016

    I love all these planners!

  • Nichole Snellgrove
    August 9, 2016

    I love planners as well! I am using a Sugar Paper one I recently picked up from Target, but I love your choices as well. . I am in love with your blog, so happy I came across it and look forward to following you on Instagram! Great post and keep up the good work mama.

  • Lauren
    August 9, 2016

    I am OBSESSED with planners! I have a blue sky one now, it is the cheaper version of the Day designer and I love it!

  • Aimee
    August 9, 2016

    I seriously love this time of year because it means I get to pick out a new planner! There is something so satisfying sbout writing it all down. Great roundup!

  • Naya @ Lactivist in Louboutins
    August 9, 2016

    I *LOVE* my Erin Condren Life Planner! I’m looking forward to getting a gorgeous rose gold one when it’s time for a new one!

  • Amy
    August 9, 2016

    The endless possibilities! The planner game just got more competitive! Love the varieties and suggestions 🙂

  • Melissa
    August 10, 2016

    I would not be able to live without my planner! Thank you for sharing these great options. I will have to check them out.

  • Angela
    August 10, 2016

    These planners are the cutest! I really need to start using on consistantly!