The Paper Planner/Agenda

So it’s no secret that I’m a freak for organization.  Starting a shiny new planner makes me unbelievably happy.  Yes, you heard that right — I actually relish in starting to fill in the blank pages of a brand new agenda.  So this past year, when I decided to go fully digital – iPhone, iPad, laptop – check – I thought, this can work – technology is grand … or so they say.  But truth be told, I’ve been miserable.  And.I.can’t.Stay.Organized.  Which is the biggest problem.  I can never get all of my techy calendars to sync up, plus I hardly know how to sync to begin with.  I’m also scribbling ideas and to-do lists on post-its all-day-long, and it’s a bit tough attaching stickies to my iPhone screen.  I miss my agenda …

Thinking of going back to a paper planner. I just can’t get down with the digital. Thoughts?

Love Pink Agendas // Louis Vuitton Agenda // MomAgenda // Le Pens // Lilly Pulitzer Agenda // Purple Croc Diary // Erin Condren Planner



  1. I STILL buy a paper planner every year! (Usually at Target.) I have an iPhone and sometimes use iCal – but I use my actual planner for EVERYTHING. I can’t go fully digital! I guess it’s the OCD organization nut in me! lol


    • Lexi

      haha, I’m so glad to hear that I’m not the only one! And I KNOW it’s the OCD organization nut in me!

  2. Sheri Ann

    I’m with you on this. Paper planners are a must have for me! I currently use one from Graphic Image that I carry with me everywhere. I love the Erin Condren planner and the MomAgenda – such a fun print!

    • Lexi

      I absolutely love the options from Graphic Image!

  3. lily

    Paper planner all the way !! Love the leopard !


    • Lexi

      Great taste!

  4. I have to write things down in order to remember them so paper agendas are the way to go! And what is better than that leopard one?? I love it!!! That personalized one is pretty cute as well! xoxo Elizabeth

    • Lexi

      I definitely fell hard the leopard one!

  5. Planned Spontaneity

    I am right with you on this one–i look forward to getting my Kate Spade planner refills every year! Having a planner makes me feel like I have everything together…just in case technology fails me!

    • Lexi

      I had a Coach planner that I refilled until it was falling apart! And sadly, technology usually manages to go kapoot when I really need it.

    • Lexi

      So glad you like! 🙂

  6. i LIVE for planners. seriously, i don’t know what i would do without mine.
    that being said, it’s august so i’m in the market for a new one. love these options.


    • Lexi

      I just snagged the leopard print version and I’m already in love!

  7. Catherine

    Yes, yes! I still use a day planner! I choose one with inspirational quotes throughout it. It helps me to read a few if I’m having a particularly tough day. I spend so much time on the computer that actually jotting something down is a nice change of pace. I then back it up on my iPhone 😉

    • Lexi

      It seems like so many of us still use paper planners — I love it!

  8. I hear you! To go paper or not is always the great debate. I have an iPhone and iPad as well, but truth be told I carry a notepad to capture my blog ideas. I carry around a calendar that has all of my blog posts for the next few months. I think a mix of digital and paper is a great compromise.
    Amber Genise

  9. Jessica

    I have a planner aside from everything online. I just like the fact of writing things down and seeing them whenever I need to remember I need to do something. I’m a kinesthetic learner so writing everything down on my planner will help me remember things. Plus some agendas/planners are so cute and just spice up your office 🙂
    Planners/agendas are good!

  10. Adrienne

    I know digital is the way of the future but I love the reliability and anti-tech of the paper agenda! I will use paper agendas and notepads forever! I love the ease and convenience of a digital note/reminder but nothing beats the classic 🙂

    • Lexi

      I’m hoping the digital versions get better, meanwhile, I’m sticking to paper!

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  12. The Office Stylist

    I was SO happy to come across this post! I can’t live without my paper planner and the ones you posted about are so cute!

    • Lexi

      I can totally relate! I’m using one now, but tempted to start a new one for the “school year”. 🙂

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