July 21, 2017
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How I set up my Kikki K Planner

kikki k planner

It's been a while since I've posted a planner setup on the blog, and I may be seven months late in posting this one, but, here it is. This is the planner that I've been using since the beginning of the year. It's no secret that I love organisation and planning and keeping things together. I also love pretty things and so, even though Im an attorney, I carry a bright pink planner around with me. #noshame

Full disclosure, I took these photos in the last week of December and fully intended to post them in January. Clearly that didn't happen. But since not much has changed in my planner and I use it every single day, I figured I could still post it. 

I've experimented with different planners in the past, like the Erin Condren life planner, but found that I'm way more comfortable (at least right now) with a ring bound planner that I could set up just the way I want - I use every single section that you will see below. Sidenote: The planner that I currently use is the Kikki K medium pink lavender planner. It was bought in December and is no longer available but there are several other options available on their site. I also own a black Kikki K and used that for much of last year. Anyway check out how I set this baby up. Lengthy post ahead....

kikki k planner setup

Front/ Personal Section
Before the functional part of planner starts, I have a little 'pretty', fun and personal section in the front - because who needs a boring planner? Not me. The Dashboard was personalised with my name on it and I added a few personal touches to the pockets. Just behind the dashboard, I added a postcard that I brought back from Australia as well as some photos of my nephew, niece and sister. This might be my favourite section, albeit, completely useless planning wise...
planner setup
kikki k planner setup
kikki k planner setup

Calendar
The Calendar section is pretty self explanatory - its where the calendar goes (le duh). I have a monthly and weekly inserts here. In the monthly section I track holidays, travel, vacation, appointments, birthdays and anniversaries. In the weekly section I track daily tasks / work to-dos, appointments and just days I want to remember.
kikki k planner setup
kikki k planner setup
kikki k planner

Work
This section is probably my least utilised section of my planner. I mean I use it, but not as much as the other sections. It's my dedicated spot for jotting down thoughts for work - things that won't fit in my daily to-do's etc. I also keep my personal business cards and other attorneys' cards in this section.
planner setup
planner setup
planner setup

Finance
My finance section is where I keep track of my bills and I use it religiously. Every bill that is paid is checked off in this section every month. I also added a pouch at the back of this section and keep any important receipts that shouldn't be thrown away in there - I may or may not also keep my small collection of dollar bills from other countries.
planner setup
kikki k planner setup

Fitness
In this section I track my weight and workouts. This section has notably been a struggle lately but I plan on upping its usage soon. Soon.
kikki k planner setup

Miscellaneous 
Ahh another favourite section and probably the section that has changed the most since I took these photos. This is my everything section. I jot down notes, grocery lists, poems, quotes whatever. Recently I added a subdivider in this section for pets because in case you haven't heard (sarcasm, I know I talk about it every post), I got a cat.
kikki k planner setup

Shops (clickable links)
Dividers - The Fabulous Planner on Etsy
Inserts - Sew Much Crafting on Etsy (the best shop for inserts hands down)
Labels - Planner Kate on Etsy
Pouch / tassle / flower bookmark - Made by NinnyNoo on Etsy
Today Bookmark - Ashy Leigh Designs on Etsy (these take FOREVER to ship)
Cardholder - Filofax Business Card Holder
Paperclips - kate spade new york Expletive Paper Clips, Assorted (this is a must have for me)

Thats my planner folks. I love it. Absolutely love it. I just wish I had posted it sooner, but better late than never.

Have a great weekend!

16 comments:

  1. i LOVE this! like you, I love seeing how others have set up their planners and also like you, i LOVE kikki k; i like being able to put in/take out things I need/dont need.

    btw, if you ever want to print your own inserts (because I'm cheap) let me know..there are tons of free printables.

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  2. I love seeing inside other people's planners, even though I'm totally digital at the moment. Obsessed with the way yours looks, it's just so fun and happy.

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  3. This is so pretty! I've heard of this planner brand before, but I don't think I've ever seen one "up close" and I love how customizable it is!

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  4. So creative and colorful! Love it. You look beautiful in your profile picture as well!

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  5. Your planner is the cutest! I can't live without my planner but it's bare bones compared to yours. I checked out the site and wish they weren't so expensive! Which one exactly did you purchase. I'm going to see if Amazon sells them.

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  6. I love this planner. Gorgeous pics and you've accessorized it so well. Recently, I haven't used my planner for much more than planning and tracking my blog and YouTube but you make me want to want to jump back into it.

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    1. Yes do it! Its so fun and I actually use it daily!

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  7. Now that is one gorgeous and fun planner!! Love how you accessorized!!

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  8. Oh I LOVE your planner!! Love how you decorated it. It's awesome. I so need to get a pretty planner like that.

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    1. Thanks! Its lovely but also very functional which I love!

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  9. I love looking at all of you planner girl's pictures of how organized and pretty you keep everything. I wish I could make myself keep up with one. I feel like it would make my life easier, and yet, I cant seem to do it!

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  10. This planner is SO amazing! I'm all about a cute planner and this one tops them all. Love the idea of the fitness tracker too!

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  11. Oooh i love this! It's so cute, but functional! I'm all about a planner still being USED. You know? I love how pretty this is and how many things you keep track of in it! I'm all about the planner posts lady! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  12. Your planner is beautiful (both the inside and the outside!) :)

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

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