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  • 52 Lists Planner Is Everything You Want in a Wellness Planner

    *FYI: I was given a complimentary copy of the 52 Lists Planner for the purpose of this post. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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    Moorea Seal is expanding her Lists series with the release of 52 Lists Planner. If you don’t know Moorea she’s the author of the wildly successful 52 Lists series and she’s also the owner a Seattle boutique that bears her name. I’ve been a fan of hers since the release of her first journal, The 52 Lists Project. It was the first creative journal I’ve ever purchased, and I haven’t looked back. 

     

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    So when I got an email asking if I would be interested in featuring her latest work on my lil ole site you know a bish was hyped. Cause as you know I’ve been talking a lot about undated wellness planners so the opportunity to review this one couldn’t have come at a better time. If you missed those posts I’m on the hunt for a planner that was created for the sole purpose of wellness and self-care. And I honestly think I might have found it.

    What I love about the 52 Lists Planner

    Real talk – 52 Lists Planner is about as close to perfection as you’re going to get in regards to a wellness planner. The red cover combined with the imagery makes it feel warm and inviting, and the gold elastic band is a perfect added touch. I also like that it’s hardcovered and compact enough to fit in a medium side bag or tote. Great for those who like to plan on the go.

    Then as soon as you open this planner *boom* – pockets! Two of them! Plenty of room to keep your lil notes and extras safe. As you turn the pages you’ll come to the welcome page where Moorea talks about the difference between goals, tasks, and intentions. She wants you to make a plan before you even put pen to paper. You’re also going to learn how to prioritize and how to get more done in smaller timeframes leaving more time to chill.

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    But my favorite aspect of this planner is that it’s totally blank. Meaning, you can make this planner whatever you want it to be. You can use it for your appointments or for work or for wellness or all three. But seriously, you should really be using it to plan out time for YOU. That’s the whole point of a wellness planner.

    The monthly and weekly breakdown

    Moorea is all about her lists and you’ll find no shortage of them here. At the start of each month, you’re gonna jot down things that will get you one step closer to turning your dreams into reality. There is a monthly glance and a vertical weekly spread with gratitude prompts at the bottom. Each day asks you about your top priorities and boxes to check off what you’ve completed. There’s also a section for your tasks and intentions. When you reach the end of the week, you’ll have a chance to talk about your feelings.

    52 Lists Planner wellness planner moorea seal mommyrandr

    52 Lists Planner wellness planner moorea seal mommyrandr

    At the back of the planner, you’ll come to a section that asks you to reflect over the last year of your life. Talk about areas where you flourished and areas where you may need a little help. There’s also a brainstorming section. I love this part cause I’m always having ideas in my mind and like most people I write it on the back of junk mail and it ends up forgotten about. No more. Open your 52 Lists Planner and brainstorm your entire project one step at a time.

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    What I think is missing from the 52 Lists Planner

    Unfortunately, yeah there are couple things about this planner that makes me a little sad. So the first thing I noticed was this planner didn’t have a lot of stickers. There’s only one-sheet of about 24 stickers that are pretty sizeable. That’s not a lot for this meaty ass planner. You’ll totally run out before the year is over. I think there should have been at least three full sheets of stickers that could have been a little smaller. As an alternative, if you’re a sticker lover – which I know you are, I know you have tons of unused sticker books that you can use or you can buy some wellness stickers.

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    The other thing is this planner bound by a spiral binder. Which means when you’ve completed it you’ll have to buy a whole new one. I know there are plenty of other planners that are made like this but this planner cover is so nice I want refills so I can keep using it. And with a current price point of $15.52 on Amazon (original price $30), I say buy as many as you want and create your own annual planner series.

    Should you get the 52 Lists Planner?

    The long and the short answer is hells, yeah. And no, I’m not just saying that cause I got comped one. I assure you I would have purchased this planner regardless. Moorea’s list journals tap into the inspiring spaces of our mind that we sometimes forget, and this planner will help us plan and execute those ideas.

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    What are your thoughts on the 52 Lists Planner? Let’s talk about it.
  • The Ban.do Wellness Planner Isn’t The Planner You Think It Is

    Ban.do Undated Wellness Planner

    Okay so remember when I talked about three undated wellness planners you need to check out. In that post, I said I was most interested in the ban.do undated Wellness Planner. So I ordered it and I was so excited to receive it, but then I realized it wasn’t the planner I thought it was.

    Now let me be clear now, this is post isn’t meant to drag anyone or be mean. At least that isn’t my intention. I’m just keeping it real with you about what I do and don’t like about this particular planner.

    I’m gonna jump right into it.

    Pros of the Ban.do Undated Wellness Planner

    Ban.do Undated Wellness Planner

    How it’s broken down

    This planner is broken up into five sections: Eat + Drink, Relax, Activities, Feelings, and Goals. You can tell the creators really wanted to explore ways that would help the user of this planner can get on the road to living a more stress-free life.

    It’s informative

    At the start of each section, there are 2-3 pages that give you all the information you’ll need about the section. I like how this is laid out cause it gives me tips and ideas from more than a dozen women who are experts in their fields. It gave me an introduction to crystals, told me ways I can workout outside of the gym, ways to process my feelings and so much more. There are also 18 motivational reminder cards that you can take out of the book and put in your wallet or add them to your bulletin board. The idea is that these little place cards help keep you on track.

    This is a small planner

    It measures 8 inches x 6.5 inches. Which means it can fit it nicely in a medium-sized bag without taking up a whole lot of space. This is perfect for those who like to take their planners with them on the go. Sometimes if a planner is too big, heavy or both you tend to not want to take it with you. But this one you can pretty much travel with it wherever you go.

    Ban.do Undated Wellness Planner

    It’s got a hardcover

    I like hardcover planners and journals. I’m not rough with my stuff however there are times when I put books and things in my backpack and they get bent, crushed, or even torn from stuffing things in. With a hardcover that’s less likely to happen. Also, the cover is easy to clean. Just a simple quick lightly dampened paper towel will keep your planner looking brand new.

    It has a 3 ring binder

    I was so excited to see this because this means I can rearrange the sections or I can add my own personal touches. The idea that I can design this beyond its intended use really excites me.

    It has stickers

    There are two sheets of stickers and considering the length of the planner (which I’ll get to in a minute), there will be enough to go around. The stickers (and illustrations) in this planner remind me of FLOW so I can use my own stickers or use these in my FLOW projects.

    Cons of the Ban.do Undated Wellness Planner

    Ban.do Undated Wellness Planner

    It’s only a 6-week planner

    I’ma keep it all the way real with you, for the amount of money this planner costs it should have been a 12-month planner. Even if that meant the planner was a little bit bigger. I think there was so much potential that was lost with it being so short. If it’s something that’s supposed to motivate me into living better then I’m going to need more than 6-weeks to get into the groove, at least I think.

    There are no refills

    This is my BIGGEST con. Once you’ve filled up your planner you’re shit out of luck. At this point, you have two options: you can purchase a new planner or you can photocopy the sheets. But I’m telling you now if photocopy it won’t look or feel the same unless you’re using thick colorful/patterned paper. My biggest question is, what’s the point of having a 3-ring binder planner with no refills? Yeah, I can decorate and add to it as I mentioned but if someone is lazy, as I can sometimes be – no refills makes this planner useless. Cause whose gonna buy another one? Not I.

    The lines to write are too small

    After you read through the beginning of the section you’ll come to some prompt sheets. These sheets help bring the whole section together but space to write in is too small. Because the book is small (yay!) that takes away from the spacing needed to write your notes (boo!). I tend to write really big and need space to really get my words out. So if you write like me you’re really gonna have to keep it short and sweet, and small.

    Ban.do Undated Wellness Planner

    Do I feel bad that I purchased this planner? No, cause honestly speaking it really is nice. It’s prompted me to want to learn and do more. It also gave a chance to follow some new people on IG. So the potential IS there, I just wish the missing things were included to make it perfect. Maybe there will be more with those additions in the future but until then I’ll just creatively make my own.

    What are your thoughts on the ban.do undated wellness planner? Do you have one? Do you feel the same? Share them with me in the comments.
  • Decorate Your Wellness Planner with These Wellness Stickers

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    Now that you’ve got your wellness planner it’s time to decorate it, and what better way to do that than with wellness stickers. I’m gonna be super honest with you I had a really hard time finding self-care/wellness stickers. Which I’m really surprised by because I would have thought with the number of self-care/wellness planners and journals there would have been a wider selection of stickers to match.

    But that doesn’t mean that I didn’t find any stickers. I came across a few stickers that are worth checking out. They come in a wide range of design and colors, perfect for any style of planner you may have.

    Oriday Health & Wellness and Workout

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    Buy | $9.99
    OHH DEER Self-Care Stickers

    Buy | £3.95
    bloom Health Wellness, and Fitness

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    Buy | $9.95
    The Happy Planner Wellness

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    Buy | $19.99
    Self-Care Stickers (Pad and Puffy)

    Buy | $9.99
    TheGingerCatCo.Self Care/Anxiety Planner Stickers

    Buy | $3.25-$6.23
    American Crafts Fitness Stickers

    Buy | $15.85
    The Happy Planner Wellness Roll

    Buy | $11.64
    Zoeillustrates Self-Care Vinyl Stickers

    Buy | $3.90
    Erin Condren Wellness Log Decorative Stickers

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    Buy | $5.50
    The Happy Planner Healthy Hero

    Buy | $19.99
    Prima Marketing My HealthWellness

    Buy | $6.13
    Big Moods Self-Care Isn’t Selfish Sticker

    Buy | $3.20
    HelloJanePrints Weekly Spread Planner Wellness Sticker Kit

    Buy | $2.13-$17.43
    The Happy Planner Fitness Work It Out

    Buy | $10.46
    What are some of your favorite wellness stickers? Share with me in the comments below so that I can check them out and buy a few.
  • 10 BRANDS I’M DIGGING FROM THE NATIONAL STATIONERY SHOW

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    The National Stationery Show is an annual trade event that takes place in NYC. Stationery store owners from all over the world descend on the Javits Center to showcase and scope out the latest in stationery products.

    This year there were more than 800+ business that were present. That is a lot of paper, my friends. I tried to see as many booths as I could but it was impossible. I spent two days there found a number of brands that I really loved. Some were already favorites and others were new discoveries for me since I’m new to the stationery and planner world. Of all the booths I visited I’m gonna to share 10 with that I really dug and I hope to learn more about them as I navigate my newfound hobby.

    Hadron Epoch

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    These are the cutest pack of notebooks. I liked them because of their wide range of patterns and colors. The stitch binding and soft cover make it easy enough to go in almost any purse you have. The pages come lined, dotted and plain for various types writing and drawing. There are no limits to what you can use these journals for.

    Set of 3 Patterned Notebooks | BUY

    Free Period Press

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    Not everyone is into planner books. I get it, they can be intimidating and/or just too pretty to even write in for fear of messing it up. Some people like simple. That’s why I liked the Schedule Magic desk pad. It’s small enough to go in a corner on your desk, yet big enough to jot down your entire schedule.

    See what’s hot off the press | BUY

    PleaseNotes

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    These just aren’t your regular run of the mill journals, these are affirmation/inspirational based journals. They are set up so that we have conversations with ourselves. They have questions and activities to help you uncover parts of you that you didn’t know existed. I especially love the quotes on each page. Another fav were the mirror decals. You just stick it on and every day as you do your hair or makeup you can speak your truth.

    Get inspired to create the life you love | BUY

    Webster’s Pages

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    I love a good ole fashioned spiral notebook but I just don’t care for the ole fashioned feel. I use notebooks to jot down notes and other important information. Yes, we live in the age of phone memos and Google drive but I just like the idea of pen (or pencil) and paper. Webster’s also has some dope ass travel notebooks as well. The covers come in a number of styles and the small notebook that come with it has lined or plain pages. The inner notebooks don’t have that many pages but not to worry you can buy replacement ones and keep on planning.

    Plan your next adventure | BUY

    Design Loop

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    The Wit & Delight collection by Design Loop is simplicity at its finest. The solid color and block lettering easily stood out in a sea of the trendy hot pink, teal and rose gold. If you follow Wit & Delight online then you know this collection is a true reflection of their clean style aesthetic. In this collection, you’ll find journals (lined and bulleted), notebooks, desktop calendars and other accessories.

    Check out the Wit & Delight collection | BUY

    My Infinite Agenda

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    I liked these planners cause each color is connected to a different charity. It’s always great to help others while treating yourself. Read more about those charities on their website under the Product with Purpose tab. Be warned this planner is thick and heavy. This is a desk planner, not one to have in your purse every day. I wouldn’t consider it just a planner its a place for you to map your long-term dreams and goals.

    Pre-Order 2019 Agenda | BUY

    Good Juju Ink

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    Good Juju literally stopped me in my tracks with their artwork. The prints are apart of their Egypt Collection – which is coming at the end of July. It will have matching prints and planners that feature (from left to right) Cleopatra, Pharaoh Hatshepsut, and Queen Nefertiti. I was lucky enough to snag all three prints from the show. (Thanks again!) They are gorgeous! I sadly, can’t say much about the planner cause I forgot to look inside, doh! That’s okay when this planner drops we’ll learn about it together.

    Get Some Good Juju | BUY

    Rude Love

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    I have a potty mouth and sometimes most times those cutesy Hallmark cards just can’t express how I really feel. Which is why I rarely do cards. But when I saw that big ass ‘Well Fuck’ card I knew I had found my tribe with Rude Love creator Jenn. For the record, these aren’t for everyone I know. My mom will still get those Hallmark cards she loves so much but the man and my friends will totally get one of these.

    Send some Rude Love | BUY

    Of Unusual Kind

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    These are not your childhood paper dolls. These are chic modern paper dolls that can be for play or for decorative purposes. Each doll comes with a name and backstory. I liked Willow (black one on the left) I felt a connection to her, and we kinda look alike so that’s always a plus!

    Paper Doll Kits | BUY

    The Happiness Planner

    Bruh! This is a serious planner right here. The first thing that stood out to me were the color block covers. You can’t tell from this image but the cover looks and feels like cloth. The binding, accessories and framed metal edges give it a nice luxe touch. This is planner is like a brick giving you an entire page for each day to not only fill out your schedule but to also talk about what you’re grateful for and what your hopes are the year. It also gives you tips on how to live your happy life to the fullest. It’s expensive but I think it’s totally worth the price.

    Get some happiness | BUY

    I had such a blast at the National Stationery Show! I wish I could have shown you more but it would have been impossible. Did you see anything you liked from the brands listed? Are you familiar with any of the brands listed? Share in the comments below.