My Plum Paper Planner: Thoughts

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How has your past week been? Mine was good, but busy as usual. This week, I’m going to share my thoughts on my Plum Paper Planner (this is my third month using it). I’m really excited about this post!

Watch the video below for a flip-thru of my planner (the meat of the post, honestly!)

 

 

 

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Do I still like it?

If you read my initial review post, you will know that I gave it a 4.8/5 stars.

Here was my original criteria (with comments in purple):

  1. Pretty Has a nice cover- looks nice enough to have on desk. Yes! My planner cover looks great still, so this one is the same.
  2. Durable Not going to break or fall apart, will stay clean and won’t rip. Yeah… not so much. I’m pretty careful with my planner, but the plastic “mat” is really gross (but I haven’t tried cleaning it yet) and the pocket fell out. However, the other pages have stayed in (even the tabs, which I’m constantly pulling), and the binding is still fine. 
  3. Inexpensive I don’t have tons of money, so under $50 was my goal. Was it worth the money? I’m going to say… YES! 
  4. Good Size Doesn’t take up lots of room, but has enough room to write. I’ve been able to fit all of my assignments in perfectly, and it fits in my drawer neatly. 
  5. Customizable Something that I can personalize to fit my needs and that doesn’t have extra pages I don’t need. Though I don’t actually like some of the categories I chose myself, I have been able to block them out with my gold brush pen.

so i’m going to say that….

the plum paper planner IS worth it!!!

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A Peek at my Book spread:

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One of these photos was taken on the 3rd and the other on the 8th. Can you guess which is which of course you can?

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September Review & August Goals

 

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As is my custom at the beginning of each new month (that sounds so weird), I’m going to do a review of how September went and go over my goals for October!

September Review #1

Ooh, this one is lots of fun! I have quite a few photos that I took in September, so buckle down and enjoy the ride 🙂

 

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September Review #2 (1)

August Review + September Goals

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A non-expert’s overview of Bible Journaling

How I write my blog posts

September Review #2 (2)

Goals from September:

  • Post 4 times on C & C ✔- I did this one! Check the “Posts this Month” section in this post to see what they were!
  • Post 4 times on QTE ✖ Nope! I’m actually taking a (hopefully temporary) break from QTE because I’ve been majorly busy. Hopefully next month I’ll have news along these lines to share with y’all- I have something really exciting coming up!
  • Send out a Monday email on the C & C mailing list twice✖ Nope! However, if you’re on the mailing list, you did get an email explaining some of the new changes 🙂
  • Participate in a challenge/giveaway on another blog ✖ No… If you’re hosting a giveaway or challenge on your blog, please let me know. I love participating in things like that !
  • Start using my school schedule ✔ Yup!! I did this one, but I changed up my school schedule just a bit.

September Review #2 (3)

Next week’s post is all about the Planner- YAY, but for now, I’m going to give y’all a little peek into my planner for October!

 

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^ My adorable reading log. I’m writing this on the 3rd, so I’ve already added some fun books!

I know this is blurry and oh so behind-the-scenes, but this is reality when I was setting up my planner. Plus, if you read my How I write my blog posts post, you’ll recognize what’s up on my computer screen!! I really like this photo, which is weird because it’s really bad! But I love the reality of it 🙂

September Review #2 (4)

  • Start using the mailing list again- send out emails on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th (Mondays)
  • Use Habit tracker in planner
  • Use reading log in planner
  • Participate in a challenge/giveaway on another blog

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Thanks for reading! What are your goals for October? Did you finish everything you planned to do in September?

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Review: Plum Paper Planner

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Hi everyone!

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I have been searching for a really good planner for a while. This is my criteria for a ‘good planner’:

  1. Pretty Has a nice cover- looks nice enough to have on desk.
  2. Durable Not going to break or fall apart, will stay clean and won’t rip.
  3. Inexpensive I don’t have tons of money, so under $50 was my goal.
  4. Good Size Doesn’t take up lots of room, but has enough room to write.
  5. Customizable Something that I can personalize to fit my needs and that doesn’t have extra pages I don’t need. 

Those were the 5 main things I was looking for in a planner.

Here are some of the brands that I looked at on my planner search and why I did not choose them.

Erin Condren:

This was too expensive, and I was looking for an academic planner, and they only have 6 month options for that.

Happy Planner:

Great pricing, but I don’t want something that I have to set up.

 

Those are just a couple of the many options that I considered.

I searched practically everywhere. I was looking at reviews of EC planners when I stumbled across one review that compared the EC planner with another planner- the PP (Plum Paper) planner. The blogger compared them and marked the PP planner with a hands-down win. Intrigued, I googled ‘Plum Paper Planner’ and read many other great reviews. I checked out their site (it’s gorgeous!)  and fell in love with their planners.

One thing: There are SO many covers!!! I changed mine at least 12 times, then placed my order so that I wouldn’t have a chance to change it 14 more times, lol. Their covers are SO pretty and personalized online, now to see if they are the same in person!

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Guide to Format

Basically, what I’m going to do is take my criteria and divide it up into sections. At the beginning, there will be an unboxing video! Check out the whole flip thru on my YouTube channel!

Christina and Camera YOUTUBE LINK

 

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Criteria 1: Pretty

Is the Plum Paper pretty?

Let’s check and see…

 

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The cover  is on point and it’s SO pretty! Camera can not capture how gorgeous the cover really is.

For this one, I’m giving it a 5/5. The Plum Paper Planner is beautiful!

 

Criteria 2: Durable

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The Plum Paper planner has great plastic covering on the front and the back covers, which protects them wonderfully. Aside from that, the cover is very durable itself, the paper is thicker than I expected, and the spine looks like it would stay in place for quite a while.

For this category, the Plum Paper again gets a 5. I’m seeing a trend here…

 

 

Criteria 3: Inexpensive

My total for the cost was $36. This included the extra fee for personalizing the inside (the cover is no extra cost) and also for making the planner 12 months instead of 6! I didn’t purchase any extras, but if I had, I definitely could have stayed in budget.

Again, a 5. The whole Plum Paper store is very affordable.

 

 

Criteria 4: Good size

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Sorry for the awful, behind the scenes-y, photo ^

My planner was not very thick, which was welcomed. I don’t want it to be heavy! It also is the perfect size. Plum Paper currently offers 3 sizes, but not every type of planner is available in them all. The size that I selected, the 5 by 9, has the most options.

This one gets a 4 :(. I wish that they had more options in all of the sizes, but the thickness is great!

 

 

Criteria 5: Customizable

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As you can see from this week in the Plum Paper Planner, I was able to customize the headings and change them to:

To DO

Quizzes and Tests

Math

Omnibus

Science

Writing

Spanish

Blog

Other

Fitness

This gets a 5! The plum paper planner is very customizable. I didn’t even customize it as much as I could have!

 

And the Plum Paper total average number of points is: 

 

 

 

 

4.8!

4.8 points out of 5 is pretty great! My criteria was pretty hard, too.

 

Go buy yourself a Plum Paper planner! Here is the link to their store. Plum Paper is giving C & C readers a 10% off discount of your purchase of $30 or more, so check that out!

 

 

Thanks for reading! Comment below what planner you’re using!

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Note: Plum Paper gave me a 15% off discount to blog about my planner. If you click the link above, I will receive $10 in credit. I am in no way trying to hide this from y’all, and it doesn’t make a difference in your shopping experience. Also: If I do for some reason get any referral credit, I will be spending it for a giveaway!