I'm obsessed with planners. No really, I am. If you know me at all, you know I can't commit to doing anything without consulting my planner first (a trait that I inherited from my mom). I have it with me at all times, and I love keeping up with everything that I need to do. I'm so much like Monica from Friends- there is nothing more satisfying than checking something off of a list/planner (and saying the word "check" when it's accomplished).
Let's talk about how I keep all of my old planners. No, seriously. I do. And I don't know why I do it.
All except the top right one were purchased at Target or Office Depot. DJ bought the top right one for me as a Christmas gift (it's Vera Bradley). These are all pretty basic. They aren't personalized, aren't expensive, and they don't really have a ton of features.
Then, all of the Erin Condren madness began. So I had to take jump on the bandwagon. Suddenly, planners went from costing around $15 (except for the Vera one) to about $50. But in my mind, it was TOTALLY worth it. Who doesn't love having their name on their planner, and having a cool chevron design on the cover?!
I love Maybooks for many, many reasons. First of all, the monogram. Duh. Then there are a BAZILLION design options. No, seriously- it's unreal. I love that you get to design your cover and that it's so unique. When I first discovered Maybooks, I spent an hour designing different covers (no, this is not an exaggeration). I love that it's so light, compact, but that I can still fit (most of) my daily things on there. I use it in every way possible, so I don't feel like anything is going to waste. Oh, and it's half the price of the Erin Condren planner.
Here's my dilemma...
With a new kiddo, I know I'm going to have to keep up with A LOT more stuff than I used to. Which means I'm going to have to go back to a large planner (Erin Condren sized- but there won't be enough writing space). I started doing a lot of research (I told you that I take my planner very seriously), and I came across these two options.
As far as the pages go, they're almost identical. There's only a $1 price difference ($58 and $59... I would totally get my money's worth). Whitney English has more design options, but I like the designs from both companies. So basically, I just need to pick one based on the cover design.
I'll let y'all know which one I go with (because I'll be the giddiest person in the world whenever it comes in the mail). What planner(s) do you recommend?