I did a thing!! I created a 2019 printable and digital planner!! You can find this planner in my Etsy shop as a digital download!
Where did 2018 go? I cannot believe we’re almost halfway through December and 2019 is just around the corner. I was organizing my desk this weekend and realized that I needed a new 2019 planner. This year I’ve placed with several different planner options and found a few that are really helpful. I’m not a big spender when it comes to planners and can’t stomach a $30-40 planner (or more with all the extra options and accessories). They are incredibly beautiful but I fear that I wouldn’t use them enough or the right way. Sure there’s no “wrong way” to use a planner, but it would likely get set aside and forgotten after a few months.
What has worked for me?
iPhone Calendar Apps
For important events, appointments, and scheduling I still rely heavily on my native iPhone and Google calendar apps. I can sync them together and share them with other family members. This is helpful for sharing work schedules with both my husband and my son and making sure that my husband knows when I have something on the calendar for Bailey or myself. I always put doctors appointments, sports practices, and Girl Scout meetings in these apps and set a reminder to alert me.
3-Ring Binder and a Printable Planner
This is my go-to method for looking at the week and month at a glance. It’s also my favorite for writing down my daily to-do list for work. The planner I’ve used in the past isn’t going to be updated for 2019 so that left me looking for other options. Being creative and loving to learn new things, I decided I’d try to make my own. Guess what??? It worked and I’m so excited with how it turned out!! I’m totally in love with some of the extra pages that I created too. With this style, I print the planner pages at home and add them to a 3-ring binder. I add tabs for each month to help me flip from month to month. You do need a 3-hole punch or you can always have this bound professionally at the office supply store if you prefer. If you’re super creative you can even use this as a guide for bullet journaling; sketching and doodling as you please! I’m in love with my Tombow Twin Tone markers (in colors) and the Mono Drawing Pen for writing and doodling. (Shop for my favorite pens on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/backtocalley)
This one is fairly new to me this year since I invested in the iPad Pro; but I love it. I use the Goodnotes app and a fancy digital planner from HollyPixels.com. While I do love my Pixel Planner, it’s not my style of planning. I love how beautiful these planners are and how much fun they are to decorate with digital stickers; but I’m trying something new for 2019. I’ve imported the same PDF file that I print out into my iPad/Goodnotes. With the Apple Pencil you can write on top of the planner. I use this method more for daily planning and meal planning. I love that I can write, mark off, erase, and write again on the same page without having to print off 365 daily planner pages!! I even loaded my color palette to the colors in Goodnotes so my writing coordinates nicely!! To add a little more creativity, I also made a set of hexagon stickers in the same color palette as the planner that can be added to Goodnotes! (Shop for my favorite iPad, Apple Pencil and iPad accessories on (Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/backtocalley)
Meal Plan & Grocery List
I don’t use it every week, but when I’m organized and actually prepared for the week ahead this is what I use. I write down our meals for the week on the same page as our grocery list so that I have everything I need when I get to the grocery store. I know that sounds silly, but my memory is SHOT and I’d forget something if I didn’t’ have both the meal plan and the grocery list with me when I’m shopping. I typically only meal plan for dinner but I’ll write down the rest of our grocery needs on the list as well.
BONUS Hex Color Palette for 2019 Printable Planner
The colors are just dreamy!! They are my favorite colors and coordinate with my office and my desk! I mean, who doesn’t love aqua, teal, grey and blush?
About the 2019 Planner:
Included in the download are 19 beautifully pages designed by me. The pages all coordinate nicely in the same color scheme with the fun hexagon accents on each page. The list below show all of the pages included in the download PLUS the free gift!!
- Cover page
- Directions page with tips on how you can use the planner.
- 12 individual month at a glance pages with plenty of room to write short notes.
- Week at a glance planner page with a fill in the blank “date” line. You can print this new each week if this is a helpful page for you. This is where I typically put the entire family’s schedule and post it on the fridge!!
- Daily planner page with hours between 6am and 10pm by the hour with to-do spots, meal planning (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, and dinner spots), notes and tasks boxes. It’s generic enough that you can use this page a number of different ways.
- Meal Plan & Grocery List page.
- Lined notes page – left blank for you to use anyway you like.
- Grid notes page – for doodling or note taking. Blank to use anyway you like.
- BONUS DOWNLOAD – Six individual digital planner stickers in the hexagon shape and planner colors. I’m planning on using these as sticky notes throughout the planner as needed. Each sticker is in it’s own .png file and can be resized inside of Goodnotes to use anyway you like.
You can print the pages as many times as you like; I just ask that you not share the files with other people. The PDF file is yours and for your personal use anyway you like.
Have an idea for extra pages? Something else you’d like to have in this theme? Let me know and I’ll see if I can make it happen! I’m up for the challenge and would love to customize this planner to fit your personal needs.
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