GET ORGANIZED | My search for a new day planner


Best agendas 2016

Picking a new day planner is serious business. This little notebook will be used for a whole year to plan your weekends away, work events, dinner dates, and happy hours with girlfriends (to gossip about your dinner dates).

I spend weeks and weeks searching different brands, sizes, colors, and reviews to find the perfect planner.

These were my top 8 contenders for 2016 :)

  1. Kate Spade – gold dots ($30)
  2. Lilly Pulitzer – wild confetti ($17)
  3. Paper Source – white floral ($25)
  4. Rifle Paper Co. – birch floral ($34)
  5. Kate Spade – quick and curious ($36)
  6. Lilly Pulitzer – tusk in sun ($28)
  7. Barnes & Noble – I am very busy mint ($20)
  8. Mom Agenda – leopard myAgenda ($36)

And (drum roll pleaseeeeee), here’s the winner!

What day planner have you picked for 2016? If you are still on the hunt for one, I hope this helped!

23 thoughts on “GET ORGANIZED | My search for a new day planner

  1. Jamie June 26, 2015 / 10:54 am

    I live for my Lilly planner. It’s been my go-to since college. Not only is it great to organize my life, I also have space to jot down memories from each day – diary and planner all in one. I love it ! : )

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    • Amanda B. June 26, 2015 / 11:00 am

      So true! And I love the little stickers that are included :) I’ve already stuck the cake sticker on my birthday haha

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      • Jamie June 26, 2015 / 11:16 am

        Hahaha ummm stickers are the first thing I do. Any and every occasion. Reminds me of Lisa Frank when I was growing up. Does that make me sound old? haha

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      • Amanda B. June 26, 2015 / 11:20 am

        OMG yes, it reminds me of Lina Frank too (but so much better haha). If that makes you old, then it makes me old too :)


    • Amanda B. June 26, 2015 / 11:51 am

      I knew you would love that one haha I put it on the list for you!


  2. Karen Rees June 26, 2015 / 2:38 pm

    Oooh the Lilly one looks gorgeous – I’d have to go with that!! Good luck picking your new planner :) Karen x

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    • Amanda B. June 27, 2015 / 8:04 am

      I couldn’t agree more! I actually ended up picking a Lilly one :) Hope you have a great weekend!

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      • Karen Rees June 27, 2015 / 8:32 am

        Awwh brill Amanda!!! Hope you enjoy every moment of using your new planner – looks amazing, awesome choice ;) X

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    • Amanda B. June 27, 2015 / 8:02 am

      You are so sweet!! Thank you so much :)


  3. Carly (@carlyblogshere) June 27, 2015 / 7:11 pm

    It’s crazy to me that it’s already time for a 15-16 planner! I love the Lily planner you ended up picking out and I especially love the one from Paper Source, and the Rifle Paper Co. I always wait too long to get one and then the one I want is sold out so I might order one now too!

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    • Amanda B. June 27, 2015 / 8:32 pm

      I know what you mean! That has happened to me too many times over the years. I have learned from my mistakes haha Let me know which one you end up selecting!

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  4. lindseykayvoss July 2, 2015 / 1:46 pm

    I also purchased the Lilly planner in large this year in the Lilly’s Lagoon pattern. It is my first Lilly planner and I am so excited to use it.. its gorgeous. I can’t believe we have to wait till August to use it though..

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    • Amanda B. July 2, 2015 / 2:26 pm

      I know!!! It’s killing me haha I just have it sitting on my desk as I count down the days until I can use it finally :)

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  5. Jenna July 3, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    These are all so cute, I really want all of them! This year I am using a mint and gold planner from Paper Source and am loving it! Thinking next year I will do the same…not sure yet. I do change my mind frequently haha.

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    • Amanda B. July 3, 2015 / 5:02 pm

      That sounds adorable! Paper Source has some of the best things!


  6. joysparker August 11, 2015 / 1:56 pm

    I went with a Happy Planner!

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    • Amanda Brooks August 11, 2015 / 8:50 pm

      I’ve never heard of a Happy Planner before! This may be on the list for next year :)


      • joysparker August 11, 2015 / 9:35 pm

        You can get them at craft stores. The pages, clips, covers, etc are all replaceable so you can customize them a lot. Mine was $24.99.

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      • Amanda Brooks August 12, 2015 / 12:28 pm

        What a deal :) It sounds amazing!


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