Plan Your Best Year Ever (10 Planners We ♥)

For organization gurus and to-do list lovers, there’s nothing more exciting than picking out a new planner for the year! Whether you need a simple daily planner, hourly slots, or journals to track meals or jot down thoughts, these 10 planners are perfect for those wanting to start the new year off right.



1. LifePlanner ($50) from Erin Condren

A mixture of lined pages, designer blank pages, graph pages, and motivational quotes help you maximize your positivity and productivity. With the choice of a daily or an hourly layout, you can plan to your heart’s content.

Buy it here.


2. “Plan” 2016 Spiral Planner ($35) from A Beautiful Mess

Plan your best year yet with this 2016 spiral planner. The planner is spiral bound and has colored monthly tabs, month at a glance pages, weekly & daily to-do pages, and a spot to record your goals for every season. Secured shut with an elastic band, these are perfect for the planner on the go!

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3. The 100-Day Happiness Planner ($29)

Instead of focusing on productivity, this planner focuses on your happiness. It’s designed to help you practice positive thinking, mindfulness, gratitude, and self-development. On top of the typical daily pages, this planner is packed with questions and guides that help you become a happier and more positive person.

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4. Large Monthly Planner ($12.95) from Mochi Things

The Large Monthly Planner features monthly planning pages. Each page has Monday thru Sunday headers filled in but does not have the month filled giving you the freedom to start your planner at any month. Each square is sized at 2″ square to give you enough space to fill in important dates and to-dos.

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5. 2016 Leather Time Planner ($65) from Kikki.K

Brighten up your days and make a resolution to stay organized with this take-on-the-go planner. Featuring both monthly and weekly calendar views, there are also pages for addresses, birthdays, anniversaries, shops and restaurants, to-do lists, and expenses. Use it every day to manage your schedule, and as a reference for all your important notes and information.

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6. Week Plan ($11) from Brit.Co

This is a week planner for your desk, set in Helvetica and ready to organize your week. The Week Plan lets you get down and dirty with your work days. With plenty of room for activities, this planner is really as simple as it looks. It also comes with 90 event stickers for easy labeling!

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7. Colour of the Month Daily Planner ($40) from Moleskine

This boxed set has one individual colored daily planner for each month of the year. They’re light and practical to carry, and the 12 months are packed in a gift box that protects, organizes, and preserves.

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8. 17-Month Large Agenda ($36) from Kate Spade

In classic polka dots, this 17-month agenda is a to-do lister’s dream come true. Complete with monthly and weekly spreads, note pages, and laminated dividers, keeping tabs has never looked so good.

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9. Grocery and Meal Planner ($16) from Anthropologie

Plan meals and your shopping list with no effort! This planner is cute and has spots to plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so you can be sure to have the right ingredients on hand for delicious and healthy meals. Tear off sheets make shopping a breeze.

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10. Gold Foil Any-Year Daily Planner ($32) from Julia Kostreva

This 12-month daily planner has large unlined spaces so you can write and draw –- or keep it clean and breathe easy. It features delicate and fun tiny daisy floral patterns, gold foil detail, and beautiful typography. Plus, it’s open-dated, so you don’t necessarily need to start on January 1.

Buy it here.



5 Drink Identifiers for Your New Year’s Eve Bash

Make this New Year’s Eve celebration one to brag about! Create cool drink identifiers for your guests. They’ll dress up simple glasses, cut down on dishes, and add color and sparkle to your champagne toast at midnight!


EDIT_MG_71371. Print our banner pattern onto patterned cardstock or trace onto paper. Cut out and fold in half. Wrap the banner around a drink stirrer, straw, or wooden dowel and glue in place. Assign guests a specific color or have them write their names on the banners.

Print the paper banner pattern here.


2. Paint 1/2″-diameter wooden beads with predrilled holes; let dry. Cut lengths of 22 mm cooper wire to 2.5″. Add one bead to each wire length and wrap it around the stem of the glass. These are reusable, so don’t forget to collect them at the end of the night!


3. Print our banner pattern and trace onto felt. Add embroidery stitches using metallic thread. (We did a running stitch, French knots, and cross-stitches.) Fold the straight short side under approximately 1/2″. Glue the very end of the folded side to the back to form a loop.  Thread a length of metallic cording through the loop and wrap around the glass as many times as desired. Tie in a knot to hold in place.

Print the felt banner pattern here.


4. Print these New Year’s-theme drink tags. They’re the perfect celebratory touch to your champagne toast!

Print the drink tags here.



5. Have guests write their names on washi tape and adhere to their glasses. Or wrap the stem of the glass with washi tape stripes for a fun identifier!