I am a list and diary loving kinda gal. I get a kick from writing an ordered list and ticking things off. I get an even bigger buzz from having things to put in my diary and having a pretty organiser that I can admire just by flicking through the pages. Yeah I actually do that. In fact I like diaries so much I usually have one in hand by at least October or the start of November the year before it’s actually supposed to be in use. Sometimes I have diary dates with my bestie. We get ours out together and swap dates or inform each other of where we need each other to be. We are full blown diary geeks and we love it. If there was a diary geeks anonymous association we’d be fully involved. I have tried to inflict such organisational wonderment on Mr Vick but he has what you would call a diary allergy.
Life is getting hectic with a toddler who now has his own dates, with a business run from home, socialising, and an occasional working Mum. It all gets a bit where am I and when and who’s on kid duty? And lets be honest our heads can’t be relied upon for remembering any details these days can it? So, it’s time we got ourselves a family organiser. Something tailored perfectly to our families needs, something with the right graphs and lines and categories. It’s gotta be formatted just right AND it’s gotta be Mr Vick friendly and trust me the market out there is small for this. That’s why I was a little bit wrapped when David from Personal Planners contacted me and educated me about their fantastical site and service which in a nut shell allows your to completely design you’re own diary/planner online. No retail time required ’cos lets face it wondering around the shops looking for that diary with the right margins can be a time consuming/draining job. Personal Planners allow you to be the boss of your own diary or notebook and it can look as pretty and plain as you want. Perhaps something creative like these:
Bit snazzy yes? I know Little Vick would be digging that plane one.
Personal planners provide you with endless design possibilities. You can change colour, text and design on front/back cover as well as inlay. There are also clever boxes for to-do list, gym session, school, idea of the week and weather (I LOVE THIS). Friend’s and family member’s birthdays can also be added to the inlay directly from Facebook. They print and deliver the finished product directly to our your doorstep and to top it off you can decided what date and month you want the diary to start from. I rate that.
It’s enough to get my diary geek going for sure. I’m gonna give the Vick monster family organiser a go through Personal Planners. It’s going to be the snazziest, sort our life out tool you’ve ever seen AND you can get one of these too. David has offered one Knocked Up and Abroad reader the opportunity to design their own organiser/notebook. Yeah, that’s right. This is a competition! And it’s pretty neat that it’s just in time for the return of school… when the real year starts yes?
What you need to do to enter:
1) Like Knocked Up and Abroad on Facebook, which you can do here
2) Like Personal Planners on Facebook, which you can do here
3) Leave a comment below about what organisational tool gets your life in ship shape order
The competition will be drawn at random on Tuesday 5th of February at 9pm via the Knocked Up Facebook page. The winner has 3 days to contact me to claim their prize and international entrants are welcome (woot woot).
In the meantime head over to the Personal Planners website for some further educating and browsing here.
Good luck my little diary geeks!