Friday, 1 February 2013

Planning My Life


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

For the first time in my entire life, I'm keeping up with some of my New Years Resolutions. Stop the press, this is news. 

One of them was to be more organised with dates, appointments and things that are happening.


Just before Christmas, I was contacted by the kind folk over at Personal Planner and asked if I would like to try one of their diary designing services. Knowing that I intended to keep myself more in check, I said, 'Yes Please!'.

Having used it for a full month, I am so happy. Usually there is something you can fault with a product or service but really, there is nothing. 

In the spirit of being organised, I'll tell you what I love about this planner.

1. The website is really easy to navigate, even for non technical types like me.

2. There is a HUGE range of ways to customise your diary- you can choose your front & back cover images, the colour of the stretchy string (brilliant for keeping everything together), the layout of the week, the colour of the pages, the top motif on the pages, the little quirks on the page (like list making or things to check off), features in the front of the book (quotes, notes, info etc) and the size of the diary. I even have a few pages of puzzles in the back for when I'm bored on trains! 

3. Delivery time is reasonable considering it is a custom made item. 

4. Ranging from £14.99 - £21.99, I think that's a pretty good price for what you are getting.

5. The whole thing feels really high quality. Nothing is flimsy or cheapy feeling, the paper is thick and it is bound very well. 


I think having so much control over an organisation tool is fabulous for someone like me who is not a natural diariser, it makes the whole 'let's note this down' shibang feel much more appealing!!

If you have been getting by trying to remember your dates and wishing you'd perhaps picked a diary up when shops were stocking them, I'd advise checking out Personal Planner and having a gander at the services they offer. Although I was sent this product complimentary, I have no doubt that I'll be using this again next year as well as treating Matt to a diary for September, as he works on an academic calendar. Yay for being a bit more 'with it'!!

Are you a fan of diaries or do you muddle through? What do you think to this- fun or frivolous?




Toodlepip!
xx


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100 comments:

  1. I use post-it-notes everywhere, I am so bad. My desk at work is littered with them xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. this is such a lovely idea.. the picture you've chosen for the back of yours is absolutely gorgeous :)
    i love the little "to do list" bit with the tick boxes my current diary doesn't have anywhere to jot down stuff like that. great post!

    jesslorenx.blogspot.com
    x

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  3. Great post! I've been on the hunt for a good planner for my blog so thanks for mentioning this :) xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love to have a day planner, keeps my mind focused on the tasks at hand :) This is super cute too! I love that you can pretty much design the whole thing to be personal to you.

    xx

    wearenouvellevague

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  5. I'm the kind of girl who likes to make lists, so I always have stray pads of paper sitting places but when it comes to keeping a diary where everything is in one place...I never remember to actually write in it...I did get one for the school semester this time and I have been using it! But I still find myself forgetting.
    You aren't the first person to recommend this planner site. I think I really need to go take a look! :)


    mysmallrayofsunshine.blogspot.com

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  6. This is such a good idea!! i might have to get one for myself as i am very unorganised!

    http://alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. That looks lovely! I wish I didn't already have a planner for this year or I would have invested in one of these xxx

    seeking--serendipity.blogspot.com

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  8. I was wanting a diary like this, but I couldn't find one anywhere! I think I'll definitely be getting one next year! They are lovely and would be perfect for keep me motivated to being more organised. Great post, thank you for sharing :) xxx

    gemmaferris.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Thanks for this recommendation! I'm going to check out the website and hopefully they'll be able to ship to Canada :D

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  10. I have a little planner myself but i am coming to the end of it now! This seems like a really good idea and concepts behind it. Really interested in purchasing one. Looks like it will keep me more organised than i already am!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I love that kind of organisation. Using pretty things actually really helps :) Lovely calendar. :)

    x Vanessa | houseinthesand.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the look of this! Everything is in my phone right now but there's nothing nicer than being able to flick through the pages and tick things off on your lists. It'll be nice to look back over this at the end of the year and see everything you did!

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  13. Aw I love these personalised journals! :D
    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  14. How gorgeous is this planner? I would love one of these.. so cute!
    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  15. ooh I have a diary for this year but I am going to keep a note of those for the long away time of 2014 it looks like an amazing idea

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  16. I read about these personal planners on 'a rosie outlook', I need one in my life! Yours is adorable, love the quote :-)

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  17. This looks amazing I love to be organised and this looks perfect!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. This sounds perfect as I always have a diary, to do lists, blog notebooks all seperately so it would be nice to piece it all together and have all the things I need in one planner. It looks like a homework diary too, which is one of the few things I miss from school!

    Jess @ditzyglamour
    http://www.ditzyglamour.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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  19. Thats so pretty !

    http://hevastyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. such a beautiful diary might have to grab one of those :)
    vikkielora.blogspot.com

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  21. The diary looks great! Problem is I'm terrible at keeping one!

    just-be-a-dream.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Ooh this looks amazing, as I self confessed over organiser I might have to invest in one of these!

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  23. Well done for keeping up resolutions! I've kept up NONE of mine - oops! Haha, this looks gorgeous :) I may have to add one to my ever growing diary collection this year haha xxx

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  24. Love this! I've always loved having diaries and planners. Definitely checking this site out :) x


    camiladeeda.blogspot.com

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  25. I have been meaning to get myself a journal of some sort like this to stay more organized!!

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  26. This is great! I bet it'd make a great present for someone.

    dee-chats.blogspot.ie

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  27. Hey Louise, my glittery friend! I absolutely love the way your journal has one of my favourite Bible quotes from Proverbs 31. I am so glad you are sticking to the resolutions you set for yourself, it's funny because without expecting it, so have I! :D xx

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  28. Oooh I wish I was as organised as you are! I'd love a nice diary to write things in! Your diary is so nice and I like how it is very personal to you! Nice post!
    Taylor xxx

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  29. I seriously need one of these in my life! I've just had a little play on the website and they're so easy to make!! :)

    meganshaelyn.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. awhh that's so cute

    http://therawrdrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. That planner is one of the coolest/cutest things ever. If only I had a cute little baby to put on mine! :p

    http://thelittlekoala.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. that is so cute! I've got my planner for this year, but January 2014 will call for one of these, most definitely!:D Love, Jo xxx

    brighteyedbeauty26.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. That's such a good idea! I look at planners and they just don't appeal to me! but if i could personalize them! oh wow! Going to have to check it out! :)



    http://uppyk.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Hey Louise, can I be a pain. You must get this so much but I think you may like my blog? Could you please check it out http://floralbows.blogspot.co.uk/.
    I'd love it if you subscribed as well? I hope its not rude to ask. Its just I love your blog and You Tube.
    Hannah
    x

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  35. Really want one of these now! They look amazing :) xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  36. This is so cute! I just bought a little diary from Paperchase to try and get myself more organised :)
    xx

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  37. Oh this looks so cool! I love diaries and journals and planners, etc.. haha im obsessed with making lists :) I saw someone else post about this the other day too and was thinking of buying one, I'm going to take this as a sign and get one! :D x

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  38. This looks amazing! I love the look of itr and I'm in desperate need of a planner or diary of some sort, I make countless lists and write post-it notes every night before I go to bed, but I always lose everything so this looks great!:)

    Mattie xx

    http://miss-tilda.blogspot.co.uk/

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  39. Beautiful diary! I've always loved the idea of a diary but have often failed in the past to use it! This year I've been really good though and have been writing appointments etc in it! x x x

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  40. Great Post as usual Lou!! <3
    Lots of love from
    Annabelle
    TheCurleyGirl
    xoxoxoxoxoxox

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  41. Sounds really amazing!!! I always want to get the perfect planner, but end up always being disappointed =(

    Gonna check their website out =D

    xoRosie
    The Austrian Rose

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  42. Great diaries! I might get one for my blogging

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  43. I really love the idea that you can personalise everything...must get one next year! xx

    http://paintedglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. I love the look of these! Great idea for presents! x

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  45. Looks lovely! X

    Www.hannahheartss.blogspot.com

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  46. I think being organised is one of the best things you can do to sort your life out! Stops you from getting in a frazzle!!

    I would LOVE it if you guys would come over and check my blog out! :D

    http://hashtaglifeyumsigh.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/music-monthly-1-hashtag-life.html

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  47. Hello Louise!!
    I wanted to write and tell you I love your blog. This entry offers a great idea. I recently started following you once I found your YouTube Channel. Thank you for your writing, I find you interesting and fabulous! Take Care!

    Christie Young
    United States
    http://christiescrazycollection.blogspot.com/

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  48. Think I might invest :) I love reading your blogs, even posts on diaries. I can't say that for everyone!

    http://beautybook13.blogspot.co.uk

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  49. This is so cute! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

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  50. Brilliant post! I want one now :)

    Love,
    beautifulthisandthat.blogspot.co.uk

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  51. I love being organized. I also always take notes. Good post.

    www.larzall.tumblr.com

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  52. I have a filofax but I want one of these as well!!! a girl can never have too many diarys right?!
    Poppy @ lets drive far away x

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  53. Being organised (aka using a planner) drives me to accomplish all the things I've written down! I go crazy when I leave a task undone because it has no tick beside it ;)

    Gia @ Lovely Serendipity

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  54. I really like the look of this, i have seen them before but by that point I had already bought a diary for the year. I can this being a great thing for a present.
    Love the post.

    Shauni xx
    http://shaunibrown.blogspot.co.uk

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  55. Such a darling organizer. I find writing things out helps me get them done quicker.
    xx
    The Introverted Brunette

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  56. That is an awesome idea. Love being organised!

    xx

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  57. I need to get one of these! I am so ridiculously unorganised xx

    http://thread-through.blogspot.co.uk/

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  58. I already own (and use) two planners, but you've definitely tempted me because yours is so pretty!

    Rachel x
    so-she-dances.blogspot.co.uk

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  59. I'm definitely looking into getting one now! X

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  60. I need this!!
    I've been looking for a good planner for ages!!

    xx, A!
    glimpsesofa.blogspot.com

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  61. I like how things get plan and get done properly. I have a small white board in my room, for personal usage and a small to do list on a note book.
    Is the little baby in photo = Darcy?

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  62. I love how the baby is on the back!!
    http://jemsparkl.blogspot.com/2013/02/eye-brow-fill.html

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  63. Do you have any tattoos?

    I love your youtube videos and blog! Whenever I watch them I feel so happy, you are so cute and positive and just lovely.

    Darcy is the cutest baby I think I have ever seen in my whole entire life.

    Thank you for your wonderfulness, I hope I can be as happy and as good a person as you are.

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  64. It seems to be a really great idea! Thanks for this recommendation :)

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  65. i got one of them this year! its purple and i love it :D

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  66. This is an awesome idea!! I'm one of those people who get super motivated to be organised and buy a diary, jot in a few points, and then after about 2 weeks I've completely forgotten all about it! Haha it's a terrible way to be as my brain struggles most of the time, so perhaps I will look into this! Like you say, making the diary my own may just help my dedication! :)

    http://alixloves.blogspot.com.au
    xx

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  67. I love all the personalised planners floating about. I considered ordering one a while ago but realised I could create my own sheets to print out (http://rafflesbizarre.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/diy-daily-planner.html), though I gradually went back to a normal diary and lists anyway. Oops!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  68. I need to get one of these, I'm honestly could not be any more disorganised!
    keep up the great posts, I'm a huge fan of youu:')

    http://eabhaelliott.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  69. they are so nice might have to get myself one of those xxxx

    http://www.brookeyboosblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  70. Really hope that you'll film a "What's in Baby Glitter's Baby Bag" video!

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  71. Perfect! I've been looking for an organiser since I had my son, there's just not enough room in my head for all the lists and dates a mum needs! Beautiful :) xx

    The littlelifebox.blogspot.co.uk

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  72. I need one of these in my life, looks AMAZING!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  73. I would love to have a personalised planner like this! I'm always making to do lists so this kind of thing would be perfect :) considering treating my sister to one now... xxx

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  74. Thank you so much for this Louise! After seeing this post I instantly went to the website and made one for my mum's birthday, I hope she likes it, thanks again Lou xxx

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  75. One of my New Years resolutions was also to be more organised!
    These diarys look top notch and fabulous!
    I unfortunately was given a wide variety of diarys/calanders/planners etc for Xmas - all of which are plain and simple!
    Maybe next year!
    Amber
    amberlee6309.blogspot.co.uk

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  76. :) follow me please on tumblr http://beautyofillusion.tumblr.com/ :)

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  77. absolutely love your blog, and this planner is soooo cool! I love the fact that you decided to have a pic of Darcey as the cover, that's so adorable! x
    http://makuna-hatata.blogspot.com/

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  78. Every year I try to be more organised and I started very well but... I always forgot it and leaft it. So luck with it Louise. (Sorry for mi english, I'm trying to improve on it).

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  79. I love your lifey sort of posts and this one was perfect for me as I am always looking for new ways to be organised and I love diaries with added bonuses so I might just have to buy myself one of these gorgeous diaries!!

    lotsofsparkle.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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  80. I really enjoy reading your blog posts!! this planner is soo cute&pretty! The personalisation is soo cool! The picture of Darcy with the 'D' is sooo cute! xxx

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  81. I absulntly love lousie, she is such an amazing person, and from reading her blog and watching her videos i have wanted to be more happy and bubbly like her, so i wrote a blog post on how to stay more positive and not down, PLEASE could you hop on over, especially if you love lousiee!<3

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  82. Amazing post, your blog is totally adorable!
    Love, Anna

    www.fashionanna.com

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  83. Aw I love this :) I definitely need to invest in one of these.

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  84. I need to get one of these! The picture on the back is gorgeous too :) Xxx

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  85. This is adorable and I am actually shocked at how reasonable the prices are! They would make a great christmas gift for someone!

    Becky
    beckys makeup

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  86. I love being organised and always carry around my diary! But it's a boring bog-standard diary from WHSmiths! Yours is gorgeous though :-)

    By the way, I have just created my very first blog after being inspired by you, zoe (zoella) and fleur (fleur de force)
    http://niamhboylan.blogspot.co.uk

    take a minute to check it out?
    Would be muchly appreciated

    xoxo

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  87. This is such a lovely thing?! How come I havent come across this before? I am definatly ordering one, at school we get given boring school ones to date our homework and stuff and it would be so good to have my own personalised one so that it makes school at least a little big brighter;)

    Please check out my blog! I post similar things to Louise : pinkfluffems.blogspot.co.uk

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  88. These are very tempting, a month into the year and i still haven't gotten around to getting a planner!
    holly-boots.blogspot.com xx

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  89. I would love one of these organisers, but my handbag has more gadgets, beauty products and paper than one can shake a stick at. Maybe next year I will order one and clear my handbag of all the bits and bobs I don't need. I love that it is so cheap and you can put your stamp on it. I only recently discovered your blog and I love it. I love the conversational style it is written in and how friendly you are to your audience. I aspire to write like you and have such a popular blog.

    Xxx

    http://lorileeloves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  90. Loving Proverbs 31, and that looks like a FIT planner!

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  91. This is a wonderful idea. I wish I had found out about it sooner! I may order one for the school year or for next year!!

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  92. This is so cute. I need a planner so might check this site out x

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  93. Oh my god this is incredible, so going to buy one when I get paid! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  94. that is the cutest diary i have ever seen!!xx

    ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk

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  95. I badly want to get one of these, i may just have to splash out and get one!

    www.itsonlyclair.blogspot.com

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  96. Beautiful diary! So personal and pretty, like a personal organiser/diary should be!

    Rather tempted to get this as a gift for a friend or someone!

    xo

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  97. I need one of these, I usually just make a memo on my phone or write it in a notebook and then forget about it. I love that you can make it so personal :)

    www.ashhorton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  98. Sorting it with memes out is a great idea :)

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