Tuesday, November 27, 2012

2013 Plannerisms Planners Are Here!!

Please note this is an old post and the 2013 Plannerisms planners are no longer available.

They're here! Check out the photos below of my new Plannerisms planners!

This is an absolute dream come true for me! I designed these planners as My Ideal Planner, and holding the finished product in real life is a huge thrill!

I designed these planners to be used by anyone, in any situation, for any purpose. They are great for work, home, school, personal, and any combination thereof.

So let me give you a tour through the Plannerisms planners! Click on any of the photos to enlarge!
The planners are 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches, so approximately A5 size. They are slim and light and will go everywhere with you in your bag.

The covers are soft-touch PU and are so nice to hold. The cover color options are black, pink, purple and teal. The teal photographs as more blue than it actually is, it's really more greenish than shown.  The covers have a very slight metallic effect which makes them change color slightly in the light, which looks really cool!


Here's a closer look at the label. It's called the Going Places planner, for going places in life and in the world.
If you click on the photo to enlarge you can see more details of the label. This planner has each week on two pages with the days as vertical columns, month on two pages grid calendars, and pages for goals.

Here's the inside of the front cover:
Look, it's me!!
Also on the label you can see the paper is 84.3 gsm. It is cream color and suuuuuuuper smooth! There are two ribbon placemarkers, for marking your week and month, and a pocket inside the back cover.

This is my favorite Mark Twain quote:
This quote inspires me when I'm feeling out of my comfort zone, like when I'm getting ready to move yet again or am adjusting to a new situation. It reminds me that I'll look back and be glad I had interesting experiences!

Here's the teal book without the label, love that soft smooth cover:
Here's a closer view of the embossed moon and stars logo in the bottom corner of the cover:
The meaning of the logo is: The phase of the moon shown is a waxing crescent, which symbolizes optimism and growth. The changing phases of the moon represent the passing of time. The stars are reminiscent of celestial navigation used by mariners, representing movement in your world. So together the moon and stars symbol means optimism and growth as you move through your life in time and space!

I am very excited and honored to give you a tour through the book! The first page is Personal Information:
 Next there are reference calendars for the current year and the future year:
Next is a two-page spread to write out your goals for the current year. It's a great spot to get out everything and mind map/ brain dump, then you can organize it more on other pages.
The best thing about all the goals pages is you don't have to use them in any prescribed way.  You don't even have to use them for goals if you don't want to. You can use them for household maintenance, homeschooling, work plans, financial tracking, health and fitness tracking or anything else you want. I've written a separate post with loads of ideas on how to use the goals pages throughout the book, click here to see.

Next there is a two page spread for Quarterly Goals all year.
Again, you can use these pages for goals, reminders, tracking or anything else. For example, on the April-May-June quadrant, I wrote a reminder to myself to have our kerosene heating oil tank filled because it's cheapest that time of year.

Next there is a two-page spread with the entire year at a glance, with the months as vertical columns. I love using these yearly planners for mapping out travel, holidays, school breaks and other major events.
Next there are several pages with international holidays, dialing codes and conversions. Then there is a two-page spread with tips on how to use the different types of pages in your Plannerisms planner, to get you started.

Next are the monthly calendars. I love the big daily squares! There's an empty column before Monday for writing in reminders, things due like insurance premiums or subscription renewals, or your Fly Lady Zones for each week.
The weeks in the monthly calendars begin on Mondays, to correspond exactly with the weekly pages and to keep the weekend days together. But if you really want to have Sunday-start weeks, you could use that column before Monday as your Sundays and change the Sunday column to your notes column.

Every month has a theme, and every week there are tips relating to that theme. Holidays are printed in the day spaces for the US, UK, Australia and Singapore.

After every month there is a two-page spread for that month's goals, monthly review, to-do lists, household or garden maintenance, financial totals, exercise, or anything else  you want to write in here.
Here's the weekly spread (and here you can also see the book stays open and mainly flat on its own without training. With a little use it will stay open even flatter). I've written a separate post with ideas and tips on different ways to use the flexible weekly format and how to adapt it to your personal needs, click here to see.
All seven days are same-size columns, so weekend days have as much space as weekdays. The daily columns are lined but not timed, so you can use them for appointments, tasks, reminders or anything else.You can write appointments at the top of the column and tasks at the bottom, divide each day into work/ home, write timed appointments all the way down, or any combination of these. You can use them differently as you need to.

Before Monday there is a column to write in your daily goals.
You can write things like exercise, vitamins, medications, journaling, working on your report or major project, or whatever else you want to accomplish every day. That way you don't have to re-write them every day in your day spaces. Then each day you accomplish your goal, you either write in the details (cardio 45 mins, strength, etc.) or just check it off on the day you did it. When you look across your week, you can easily see if you've been accomplishing your daily goals or not. It's a very nice visual indicator of whether you are working your plan or procrastinating. At the bottom of the weekly pages is space for lists, notes, and reminders. I'll do a separate post all about different ways to use this weekly format. It's very flexible and can be used in so many different ways.

The right page has a reference calendar at the bottom:
Below you can see on the right page there's space at the top for most important reminders, and space below the days for lists. I like to write my urgent lists on the left page under Monday so I see them at the beginning of the week, and lower priority lists on the right page so I can get to them later when I have time.


There are two ribbon placemarkers, one black and one color matched to the cover, for marking your week and month pages.
After all the weeks there is a two-page spread with the entire future year at a glance with the months as columns, for filling in appointments and reminders into the next year.
After that there is a two-page spread giving you space to review your year:
In the back there are a couple of notes pages, a little bit about me, and a US time zones and area codes map:
The last page is a really nice full-color world map. Inside the back cover there is a pocket that is open at the top for sticking in papers or receipts. This is really nice for longer papers to stick out the top, and to keep things visible.
It comes with an address booklet that you can move to your next year's planner. Also this pocket will fit a Moleskine Large Cahier notebook if you want more pages for notes.

The book is a wonderful sensory experience with the gorgeously smooth paper and the soft-touch cover. The cover is flexible:

But not floppy:

I did a pen test on one of the Notes pages in the back of mine (the purple one of course since purple is my favorite color!). I don't have fountain pens, so I chose my fatter tips and wettest inks. You can see the tips of the pens corresponding to their names below:


You can see on the reverse of the page that there is some show through to the other side with the wettest inks. At 84.3 gsm this paper isn't really designed for broad nib fountain pens (need at least 90 gsm for that) but I think it would work well with thinner nibs and not too sloppy inks. Any type of roller ball or other liquid ink pen works great, and I'll tell ya the paper is so smooth and gorgeous it's a joy to write on!

Here are the cover colors again: aqua, purple, black and pink.
Many huge thanks to everyone who waited until these were available to order your 2013 planner!  Let me know how you like them!!

Click here to see my videos on the Plannerisms planner features, and how to use the Plannerisms planner for goal setting and tracking.

Click here for my detailed post on using the Plannerisms planner as a Goals Workbook.

88 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the new planner. You obviously put a lot of hard work into this and it shows. It's lovely!

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    1. Thank you! I want to thank all the people who also worked on these planners to get them published, they did a great job and I love how they turned out!!

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  2. They look fantastic! Congratulations :D

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  3. Very impressed! Since I've been trying to create most of these pages in my FF I've gone ahead and ordered one in purple. At around €19 with shipping, how can I pass it up?

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    1. Yay thanks for ordering! Wow that is really good with shipping, great to know shipping to Europe is very reasonable!

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  4. It looks fantastic, Laurie!!!! Huge congratulations on this awesome accomplishment!!! You should be proud of yourself!!! I love the subtle logo, not too feminine so men can also be seen with it ....;-)

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    1. Thank you!! Yes especially the black cover is very masculine and I designed the interior pages to look professional so nobody would be embarrassed to use it at work.

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  5. They look absolutely amazing!! Congratulations!

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  6. Congratulations Laurie. Great to see such a well thought out planner.

    I'm going to break my own rules and include this in the next Webfinds on Philofaxy... people can imagine there are rings in there somewhere!!

    Steve

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    1. Thanks Steve that's really nice of you!

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  7. Oh my gosh, it's lovely! I already have my diary sorted for 2013 but if you could get em out a little earlier for 2014 I will be right there.

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    1. Thanks Lily! Yes we are planning to get them out much earlier next year, and also may have an academic year 2013-2014 version too. :)

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    2. Have you got the academic year 2013-2014 version yet? I would definitely be interested in getting one.

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    3. Hi Julie, unfortunately an academic-year version will not be published this year after all. The good news is, 2013's are still available to order (just email me), the 2014's are currently in production, and I'm hoping the 2014-2015 academic version will be published next year.

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  8. Sis,
    I am crying while reading this and viewing the images. I am so happy for you!

    I know this has been years in the making - tons of research, reviews, and analysis of every aspect of the planner. "Proud" is not a strong enough word for how I feel about you right now.

    Love,
    San

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    1. Thank you so much Sis!! Love you!! :)

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  9. Laurie, these are absolutely awesome!

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  10. Congrats. They look awesome! Love the colors.

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  11. That looks awesome!! Does the UK site have free shipping over a certain amount?
    I hope you are super pleased with it, it looks like it will be a joy to use!

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  12. Well done Laurie - it's a lovely planner. I have areal dilemma now as I don't know what to use! However if you are doing goals setting and planning posts and videos, I could theoretically us it for that alone.

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  13. Just looked for the planner, but I get an Out of Stock message!
    Really? Already sold out?????

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  14. Congratulations Laurie! It looks incredibly well thought through and love the colours too! Have just tried the ordering link - and it says sold out! Is this true? Already???

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  15. You go Laurie! This is a really useful planner, and gorgeous too. With current exchange rate, mine to the US totaled $29.62.

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  16. You've basically designed my dream planner! This is going straight on my Christmas wishlist! :D

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  17. There was a snag somewhere because it said sold out when I tried checking out the first time but I clicked around and re-tried and it worked.

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  18. Congratulations Laurie, these planners look amazing! :)

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  19. Ok everybody, don't panic but right now the Collins website is saying they are out of stock! It's past business hours now so I can't contact anyone, but I will try to get the issue resolved. Please check back again tomorrow when hopefully they will have more stock available!

    Thanks again so much to everyone for your interest! :)

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  20. I can't believe this is out of stock already! Please say it isn't so, waited so long :(

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    1. I'm sure they're not totally sold out, I know Collins had a certain amount of them so I'm going to see if they can get more. Sorry for the delay but I'm absolutely thrilled they are selling so well!!!

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    1. I'm sure there's more stock, it's just Collins UK had a limited number because the Plannerisms planners are also sold in Australia and Singapore. I've emailed the publisher to ask if Collins UK can get more stock because obviously there is demand! Thanks everyone! :)

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  22. Oh my godness! It's so beautiful, light and well-planned! Congratulations Laurie!!!! Amazing work!

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  23. Well, a very impressive diary... and the alledge th epaper planner is on its way out...clearly qualtity will always sell...:-)

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  24. This is fantastic - well done. What an achievement :-)

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  25. These look fantastic Laurie, can't wait to get my hands on one. I do hope there'll be more available.

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  26. Wow. Those are awesome. You have created a really useful tool.

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  27. Nice job! I kept holding out and finally placed an order last night for a full year of the Success Choice 2013 less than 24 hours ago. I was waiting but couldn't pass up their cyber Monday discount. I didn't know what to envision with your planner, but it's beautiful! I want a purple one!!!

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  28. These are soooooo beautiful! I want one right away! I had no idea that you had these in the works. I know everyone is so proud of you! Can't wait to see them at the Tattered Cover!

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  29. Congrats! These are lovely! You should be very proud of all your hard work. :)

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  30. Well done on your accomplishment. I've been reading Plannerisms for several years (and have had many fails!). I've tried to purchase your new planner (in Purple,of course),but apparently they've sold out. Could you keep us posted on new stock or suppliers.

    Congratulations and Best Regards,
    Barbara J. Terry

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    1. Hi, don't worry, the issue will be resolved in a few days and I will announce when the website is back up again. Thanks!!

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  31. Beautiful planners, Laurie! Congratulations! What a thrill it must be for you!

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  32. Thanks again so much everyone!!

    So here's the update: even though the website appeared to be live and orders were placed (I even placed some orders myself) it was not actually meant to be live yet, which I did not realize. The Collins UK website will be live in a few days, and the Collins Australia website will be live Saturday. I will post the links as soon as I have confirmation that they are in fact live and ready to take orders.

    Meanwhile, I am finding out what will happen to orders placed yesterday. I ordered two planners, and received confirmation emails from Collins UK and from PayPal that my payment was processed, so I will find out what will happen to those orders.

    Many apologies for the confusion and delay but don't worry, we'll all be able to order them next week at the latest! In the meantime I will do more posts on the features and how to use the goals pages, different ways to use the weekly pages, etc.

    Many thanks again to everyone! :)

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    1. For other peoples benefit Laurie, I placed an order yesterday and received the usual confirmation email from their ordering system straight away. But today I received another email from Collins with the following wording:

      Hello Steve,

      Thank you for your order (Ref CD-xxxxxxx).

      Apologies, we are awaiting the stock to fulfil your order, this will however be with us next week and we will in turn despatch to you straight after.

      Thank you for your patience.

      Kind regards,
      Julie

      So orders placed yesterday will be processed once stock is available.

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    2. Thanks for this Steve, I received the same reply on the orders I placed.

      I've been assured that the stock will reach them next week and they'll begin fulfilling orders then.

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  33. Glad I held out, these look great Laurie. Can I just check how thick they are? I cycle everywhere with a relatively narrow rack bag for work, so that's an issue for me. Look forward to ordering one when link goes live. Well done!

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    1. Hi northmaven, the planners are approximately 1/2 inch thick.

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  34. How come I am the only person who can't work out where to order these from? I have looked all over the Collins UK site and cannot find them. I don't want to miss out because I am too stupid to work out where they are!

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    1. Hi pennywhistler, sorry but the ordering website is still under construction. I will post the ordering sites when they are ready. Sorry for the confusion!

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    2. Thanks! A few people said they had ordered/try to order in the comments so I was a tad confused.

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  35. Very nice planners. Love the purple one. I would love to have it as a loose leaf to put in my personal purple Malden. But very, very nice. The year planners are great and all those additional pages. Very goog job!

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  36. How exciting for you, Laurie. Congratulations! The planners look amazing. I am going to have one in teal as soon as they go on sale.

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  37. When you mentioned that you had designed this planner, I thought "I really enjoy Laurie's blog and I might just order one to support her even though I don't like bound organizers." BUT-I had no idea that I would fall in love with the planner. Guess what my entire family is getting for Christmas? I'm designing a "gift card" for my family to pick a color and return the gift card to me so that I can order their color choice when the planners are ready. This will save me the anxiety of not actually having the planners by Christmas. Great job, Laurie! Your planner is amazing, and so are you!!

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    1. Thanks Alice! The planners will be ready to order and ship next week, so they will get to you in plenty of time for Christmas. :)

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  38. Laurie - I've followed your site for a long time! I've never got on with fixed-spine organisers (as opposed to ring or disc systems), but these could convert me! They look to be very well thought out and designed.

    My query is why you opted for a totally American design, format and language? I know you're from the USA, but you live in Scotland and are launching these in the UK, Australia and Singapore, rather than the USA.

    I can live with it being a "planner" rather than an organiser. It's not a deal-breaker that it's Imperial sized rather than the standard International size (A5) used by every major country in the world, except the USA. It's even OK that the dates are back-to-front (e.g: January 15, rather than 15th January). However, was it really necessary to impose "Physician" (rather than Doctor), "cell" (instead of mobile) "Zip" (instead of postcode),"#" (instead of number) etc.? Also, there's a big USA map, but try finding any city in Europe on the only other map!

    Don't get me wrong, I fell in love with your new product and I'm not anti-American. It's just we get Americanisms thrown at us all the time and don't need more! Just a little tweaking would surely increase their appeal in the UK and further afield?

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    1. Hi Tim,

      The planner is actually very international. Holidays for the US, UK, Australia and Singapore are printed on the day spaces. I didn't show photos of the international information pages but there are holidays for loads of countries around the world, dialing codes etc.

      Originally there were going to be full-color maps of all the continents of the world, but due to time constraints they had to be cut down.

      As for the information page, I actually didn't design that, the publisher used their standard format.

      Thanks for your input, I will consider your comments in next year's design!

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  39. Congrats, Laurie! I was so excited to read your post this morning!!! Love the quarterly goals pages, seems much more manageable than the yearly goals for someone as short-sighted as me! So many good things to point out, but I have to take my kid to school - better stay on schedule! ;-)

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  40. Awesome job! Congratulations..I can only imagine your happy feeling of accomplishment!

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  41. Please help! How do i order the planner if Im from Singapore? I really fell in love with this planner.. I was using the Moleskine weekly planner but since they removed the monthly grid calendar, I want to use your planner for 2013! :)

    Sandy

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    1. Hi Sandy, thanks for your interest! In Singapore, the planners might be available locally at some retailers starting next week. I will find out for sure and let you know. :)

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    2. Hi Sandy, here is the information on where to buy Plannerisms planners in Singapore:

      Starting this Friday they will be available to buy at the Times Warehouse Sale:

      Address:

      438 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 1
      Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10
      Level 2
      Singapore 569619

      Sale Period:

      Friday, 30 November 2012 to Sunday, 16 December 2012

      Operating Hours:

      10am to 8pm daily

      Also from Friday the Plannerisms planners will be available in Popular Singapore bookstores island wide.

      If you would like to order one and have it sent to you by courier, please email me and I will put you in touch with the correct person. Laurie at Plannerisms dot com.

      Thanks so much for your interest!

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    3. Thank you so much Laurie! I'm happy to know that Popular bookstores will be selling them! I'm definitely heading down to Popular tomorrow to get myself a copy of the planner! Super duper excited! I'm undecided between the teal, pink and purple versions... hahaha

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    4. Is it really already available in Popular here in Singapore? Hope somebody can confirm. :)

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  42. Love the goal and review pages! Those will be incredibly helpful to me. Also like that the daily schedule isn't timed. I have to use Outlook for work, so I appreciate the flexibility of the untimed schedule for notes and such.

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  43. Awesome! I'm so happpy for you. If I could pry myself away from a ring bound planner I'd buy one in an instant.

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  44. Hi, I would really like to order this planner if they are still available! I can't seem to find a price, though (I am in the US). Will they be in such high demand that I would need to order it immediately once you post the ordering links, or will there be more produced so that I could put it on my xmas wish list? I want to make sure I can get one!

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    1. Hi Sarah, right now the ordering websites are still under construction but when they are ready I will make an announcement.

      Actually there have only been 1000 of the Plannerisms planners printed, and from what I understand there will be no more printed this time since it's so late in the year. So if you want one, don't wait!

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    2. Oh and the price is $19.99 US. :)

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    3. Great! Thanks for getting back to me. Hopefully I can snatch a teal one up once you post the site!

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  45. Laurie,
    This is HANDS DOWN the best planner I've ever seen. I can't WAIT to order one--love how you made the pocket in the back be able to fit in a Moleskine Cashier!!!
    YEY!

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  46. Congratulations, the effort you put in really shows! It's beautiful, inside and out. I think the lay-out is great! Will you maybe make a ring bound, preferably A5 *wink*, version in the future?

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  47. What a fantastic accomplishment! Congratulations! The planner looks lovely!

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  48. Finally! A planner that doesn't shortchange Saturday and Sunday! I usually have MORE to write on those days than I do during the week - Love it!

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  49. Congratulations, looks really nice. I must have one.

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  50. I can't wait for mine to arrive! I can see this going on my Christmas Present List every year from now on! :)

    Penny

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  51. It looks quite similar to a HK brand named DAYCRAFT, same soft-touch PU cover, I love it, feel good. But inside total different. Do you have retailer in China? Would like to try one

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    1. Hi nicholas, the remaining Plannerisms planners are now available only by special order. They are located in Singapore so they can certainly ship to you in China. Please email me at Laurie at Plannerisms dot com and I can put you in touch with the special-order people.

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  52. Hi there,
    How much would it cost to ship to canada?
    thanks!

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    1. Hi Alf, the discounted rate is now $24 USD which includes shipping, payable via PayPal. If you would like to order one, please email me at: Laurie at Plannerisms dot com and I can put you in touch with the order processing folks. :)

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  53. Hi Laurie, I am currently using your 2013 purple planner and I've got to say I love it. I am going off to university next year and I really need another planner just like this. I also love the vertical daily columns. Please say that you will br making the 2014 version available in Singapore for point purchase!

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    1. Hi Isabelle, I'm so glad you love your Plannerisms planner! The 2014's will be available soon, and as far as I know they will be available in Singapore bookstores like they were last year. Keep your eye on Plannerisms, I will make a huge announcement here when the 2014's are ready with all the purchasing information!

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