I'm a total paper junkie. I have always needed to use a notebook or agenda to plan my projects and organize my life. About four years ago, I splurged and got a Louis Vuitton PM (small) agenda. I am always surprised how much I really do use it and need it. I use it all the time for notes, business cards, and daily tasks. The small size is perfect because it fits in most of my handbags and isn't heavy at all. Last summer, I decided to jump on the Erin Condren train and purchased an 18 month Life Planner. I'll be honest the larger size took some getting used to. Because my desk is small, my LV agenda would fit perfectly along with my computer. My Life Planner had to sit on the kitchen table for me to use and refer to. So in November, I revamped things and figured out a better system. I use my Life Planner to manage all of my work projects from my two blogs to my freelance writing for Racked SF and Mode.com's Tend channel. This will help me plan everything better and I realized I loved the Notes section a lot for planning and ideas. So much so I just purchased one of Erin Condren's notebooks. The paper is superb for writing with a felt tip pen. It's dense and doesn't bleed through and I find that I like the colors and vibrancy of the paper. I'll be honest, I did try to do some planner decorating but I found it too time consuming and stickers to be too expensive of a habit to handle. I found a middle ground with some minimal stickers and found that I liked the Erin Condren sticker books pretty darn good for
I also use a lot of thin paper notebooks from Chronicle Books. My favorite are the larger ones they have like my Paris in Color one above. It comes in a set of three and I find these notebooks so useful for quick notes and lists. Sometimes these are transferred in a more coherent manner to my LV agenda or my Life Planner and sometimes they are such jibberish and they are not. Basically, with these thin notebooks I give myself more freedom to just ramble on and not worry about my penmanship or any decorating. I also love the Botanical Notebook Collection with all their pretty colors and flowers.
In December, did a roundup of planners for Tend on Mode.com (see below). I thought it would be fun to add to this post fby adding my a roundup of some cool accessories and supplies.
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Here are some cool paper goods and supplies to help keep you organized in 2016!
Paris in Color Notebook Collection ($12.65 at Amazon)
Erin Condren Monthly Sticker Book ($15 at Erin Condren)
Erin Condren Do It All Desk Set ($25 at Erin Condren)
Kate Spade Bow Paper Clips - Set of 12 ($12.82 on Amazon)
Kate Spade Gold & Acrylic Stapler ($28 on Amazon)
Clearly Kelly Stamp Pad ($10.86 on Amazon)