Last night I discovered a planner with a layout I've been looking for for a very long time: weekly layout with days as columns, and monthly calendar, both of which can be seen at the same time!! Click here to have a look. I also like the design of the cover, with the rabbit to celebrate 2011 the Year of the Rabbit. This particular diary is from Japan but is available on the Ginko Papers website in the US. I ordered it with international shipping (which was very reasonably priced) and it should be here in a couple of weeks. I can hardly wait! Of course I will post photos when it gets here!!
I found it via a roundabout search that began when I was looking at SHU's cool new planner (click here to see, scroll down past the clothes). Now I can't even remember how I stumbled across her (extremely cool) blog (which I have now added to my blogroll). But when I saw her pictures of her Journal J planner my mouth literally fell open. I've been looking for a planner exactly like that, with that exact weekly layout. In fact I drew up a DIY version but hadn't yet made the plunge to complete the entire book. The weekly layout is 8 boxes on the left page: top 2 are the month view and Monday, middle 2 are Tues and Wed, next 2 are Thurs and Fri and bottom 2 are Sat and Sun. I particularly like this setup because each day has the same amount of space, and there is a full page each week for notes and lists. AND it has monthly calendars!
I was searching for a website to order this up, when I stumbled across the rabbit planner that I ordered. The good news is that the Journal J is undated, so if I decide later I do want to try it I can get it and not have missed any pages.
My planner journey continues!