The Cutest Planners for 2018

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It's that time of year... new planner time! I love all these 17 month planners that start in August (for back to school season I guess!) and go through December of the following year. I always feel so pressured to pick the perfect planner since it's going to be my buddy for the next year or so. 

Here are some of my go-to brands when it's planner shopping season...


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From left to right: Floral Foil, Garden Herb, Agenda in Black & Coral

Rifle Paper Co makes the cutest damn everything. They have an adorable line of planners, stationery, and office accessories. My only gripe is the inside pages of their planners are kinda blah. If you're into minimalism, that may be a selling point for you. Personally, I want whimsy on every page. 


From left to right: Holographic, Rose Parade - Large, Rose Parade - Classic, I Am Very Busy

Bando agendas are pretty much the coolest planners in town. They come with some stickers and have really hip art all throughout the inside pages. Last year, I used a classic sized one for about six months before switching to my bullet journal


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Right: Gypsy Rose Planner // Left: Natural Rose Planner

And last, but not least... Papaya Art planners. I ended up buying the one on the left, which is called the "Gypsy Rose" planner. (I would like to take a moment to address the fact that the name is extremely problematic. Did you know the word Gypsy is a racial slur? I didn't know this until a few years ago.  Further Reading: "Why 'Gypsy' Is A Racial Slur". Tell everyone ya know.)

The inside pages are STUNNING. I've been pretty into my bullet journal for organization and planning, but wanted to get a fancy planner for journaling and memory keeping. I'll be filling my new planner with scrapbookish diary pages instead of to-do lists and appointments. 

In my latest YouTube video, I've done a little flip through so you all can see how gorgeous the inside of the Papaya Art planner pages are. (So many florals and gold foil accents!) You'll also get to see the few weeks of August that I've journaled so far.

This is a chatty video. I usually just do a time lapse replay of my planning with music playing. For this one, I recorded narration with some more info about the planner, my process, and some life snippets. I'm happy with how this one came out and I feel like I'm getting more comfortable with video creation. Hope you enjoy. 


If the planners I've highlighted in the post above aren't quite doing it for you, here are some links to get you started on your hunt for the perfect planner:

Do you have a favorite planner line I might not know about? 
Please do share in the comments! 

xoxo, Kathy

Kathy d. Clark

Kathy d. Clark is a blogger, illustrator, and self-proclaimed feminist fairy princess. When she's not writing about herself in the third person, she can usually be found curled up with a dog and ordering pastel hair dye or pizza.