For the past two years, I’ve used Laurel Denise’s planners because they are awesome. You might remember my post about the 2013 planner last year. I really love them because they break down my days, weeks, and months so I can map out my life. I can see my packed schedule in front of me at once, which is incredibly helpful.
Well today I want to share Laurel Denise’s 2014 planner! I wasn’t compensated for this post — I just can’t help but sing its praises. When my purchased planner arrived I didn’t waste any time filling it up with my future activities and goals.
Next year’s planner is larger (the closed dimensions are 7.75″ x 9.5″), so there’s more space inside on the monthly and weekly calendars to track your activities and tasks. The cover comes in metallic gold, grey, or navy blue. My only wish is that the cover was made out of a stiffer material. You’ll also see that this year’s version offers a slightly modified format on select pages.
Like last year, the first page has space to start planning monthly goals. I love sitting down and beginning to think about what I want to do and accomplish in the next year. Resolutions are great and all, but this page makes goal planning more tangible by taking it month by month.
Then each month, week, and day is broken down on a spread of full and partial pages. On the left, the monthly calendar is always visible — one of my favorite features. The inner columns flip to show days on the left and weekly planning space on the right. This year, the weekly planning space on the inner right column isn’t divided up, enabling you to list or sketch out your weekly tasks with more flexibility. The full right page, which is always visible, has ample room for monthly to dos and notes — more than previous years.
Near the back of the agenda book, the spread above is full of prompts to help you remember books to read, places to eat, quotes, gift ideas, songs to download, websites, and further space to plan your dreams and hopes for 2014. So useful.
The next spread offers space to plan out monthly goals and ideas for 2015. I like that this planner never stops prompting you to think ahead and strategize.
And the last six blank pages offer abundant space to take notes on any subject you want. I’ve used these pages in previous years for blog planning, contacts’ addresses and phone numbers, employee scheduling, research brainstorming, lists of garments or books that I want to acquire for my fashion study collection, and more.
You can purchase your own Laurel Denise 2014 planner right here for $35. It’s an investment that pays out throughout the whole year.
And now a treat — I asked Laurel Denise if she would like to do a giveaway, and she said yes! One of my readers will win a 2014 planner by leaving a comment answering the question below! The winner can choose which color she or he would most prefer — metallic gold, grey, or navy blue.
UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations Erin! And thank all of you for entering!
To enter to win:
-Leave a comment with the answer to the following question by December 11, at midnight CST:
What day are you looking forward to the most in 2014?
-Include your name and email address in the appropriate comment submission fields.
-Sorry this giveaway is for U.S. residents only.
-I’ll announce a random winner on December 13, here on the blog.
photos by Travis Haughton