If someone would have told me a few years back that I would be head over heels for all things related to agendas and day planners, I probably would have laughed in their face. Then again I was in my early 20s and didn’t plan anything except for wine nights and what I was going to wear the next day. I’m approaching 30 and have decided to kick it old school with a written planner. Well, “a” planner isn’t exaclty correct. At this moment I own 6, yes 6. And they are all amazing. I’m partial to Kate Spade personal size planners. I’m not sure if its because they’re timeless and beautiful or because of their elusiveness, but KS planners kind of have my head spinning. I’ve recently learned that I am not the only one this has happened to. There are TONS of planner lovers/obsessors out there. On facebook there’s countless groups (I’m in most of them) devoted to the Kate Spade planner and filofaxes in general. There is something about the creativity and craftsmanship that comes along with owning a planner I find exciting. My new favorite pasttime is making dashboards and dividers for planners. Now I’m even selling them! Diving into the planner world has gotten me deep into the craft world. I dream of pretty cardstock and sparkly washi tape. I love stationary and my craft supplies keep growing, as well as my dashboard output. I know this all sounds a bit wonky but its really cathartic and helpful. Meeting other “Planner People” is also really neat. They get it. They understand the obsession and will help you hunt down your unicorn (planner lingo for someone’s dream planner), they will send you RAK’s (random assortment kits or random acts of kindness) that consists of a variety pack full of planner accessories- paper clips, page flags, stickers, washi tape, you name it! All of which is pretty and fun to swap. As geeky as it sounds, my planner swap buddies know a lot about me and are so supportive and kind. I love getting a RAK or creating the perfect one to send. I also love scoring the planner I’ve had an eye on and sharing the good news with a fellow filofax lover- they get it! Planner loving can be consuming and beware-addicting. I’ve seen some planners go for $700 on ebay and the average Kate Spade runs around $200 these days. But with good planner karma and patience, finding your unicorn can really be a reality. In addition to these fun parts of filo-loving the real deal comes with the organization planners provide. Like real life “I’ve got my shit together” organization. Schedule all written out, lists made, finances accounted for, and to-do lists checked off. They’re functional, beautiful, and fun. What could be better?
Check out some of the set ups from the KS beauties I have now and previously owned.