If you’ve been here awhile, you probably know that I love myself a paper calendar/planner. I like to write with a pen or pencil. I don’t keep track of appointments on my iPhone. That’s not for lack of trying either.
I attempted to keep my lists and dates in my phone for awhile, but I just couldn’t get my brain trained to use my phone for those purposes.
No big deal. All that trial episode did was confirm my need for paper. In 2015, I meal planned in my Erin Condren Life Planner. It worked out fine, but my paper-loving heart longed for something separate for my meal planning sessions. I wanted paper I could tear out (lists!) and toss in my purse. And with my indecisiveness (cue lots of erasing and re-writing), I wanted larger sheets of paper.
I could’ve grabbed a notebook for $1 and called it a day. Absolutely nothing wrong with writing in a simple notebook. In fact, for budgeting purposes, that’s a wise choice. However, sometimes you want something a little more substantial even for mundane tasks like planning meals for the week. Sometimes you want to pretty up your home life. When I saw the Carrie Elle Meal Planners on Instagram, I knew it was the one I wanted to test out.
Features of this gorgeous and handy planner:
- 12 monthly calendar pages (blank)
- 60 weekly meal planning pages. The pages are perforated so you can rip off the grocery list! I LOVE this because I can tear that list off and shove it in my purse.
- 10 holiday meal/dinner party planning pages
- 5 blank pages at the back of the book for notes/recipes
- Double-sided pocket folder
It was a snap to choose and order the planner online. That says a lot because I’m still surprised there are companies who still haven’t figured out how to make the ordering process hassle-free. I chose the Secret Garden cover design and leave it on a cookbook stand on my kitchen counter. And I’ll be purchasing another one as soon as I fill this one up. Yep, I love it that much. The paper is high-quality while the binding and sizing is perfect for me.
Bonus: The owner of Carrie Elle (Carrie) is such a lovely person. I love supporting shops/businesses with awesome products with amazing folks at the helm. ♥
Take a peek at the video below where I give you a full tour of the planner.
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