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I am so excited that it is July because that means I get to move into my new planner in August!! Yay. My old planner still has days until December and I will use that for something but I have been waiting for months to move to my new Fringe Studio Planner
I immediately fell in love as soon as my eyes landed on this beautiful powder pink and marbled planner. I had made the decision to purchase it regardless of the layout. Aesthetics will do that to me. As I mentioned, the colors, from front to back, are cohesive and appealing to the eye. A soft, solid strip of powder pink covers the bottom quarter of the cover and back. A top the pink is the marbled look featuring greys. In the sunlight, the marbled section looks to have a tint of pink. The cover is a sturdy, thick cardstock bind together spirally. On the inside of the cover, it features a belongs to space that I eagerly filled out, including my phone number. This is unfortunate as I wanted to photograph it to show ya’ll. I will remember next time. The cover has a saying on it that I try to carry out throughout my life, Keep it Simple, in rose gold foil. OMG! It is beautiful when the sun hits it.
The first page is a pocket folder. The page is soft to the touch, almost feeling plastic. It is a light grey and conveniently double-sided.
I stenciled a set of hearts and an airplane myself. The spiral binding is coiled, rose gold, matching the pink tones. The pocket can barely be seen in the photo but it is above the set of hearts about 1/4 inch.
Flipping to the next page you will find twelve mini month calendars listed in rows of three. A clean design without lines. On the back of this sheet, there are the same mini calendars except for the year 2019. I forgot to mention this is an 18-month planner. I prefer the 18-month layout but have a tendency to buy a new one at my one year mark. What can I say? I’m a little stationery obsessed. Teehee. The next page offers space for Contacts. This is also simple yet enough. There is space for the name, email, address, and phone. I have found they dedicate too much space to this in other planners. In this particular planner, the Contact page is front and back of one sheet. Perfect amount.
The month of August begins after the Contact page with a soft pink divider page, tabbed on both sides. Each month offers a perspective or a monthly motto, one that will be featured at the beginning of each month here on NYAC. The divider pages alternate from powder pink and marbled (above).
Following the divider pages, there is a page that offers space to the topics of the month’s goals, birthdays, anniversaries, to-dos and notes. This is a great bonus space but I think the space allotted for anniversaries could have been lent to a different topic but that is my personal opinion. This page is in front of each month’s monthly layout. The monthly spread offers small boxed spaces that I use for the days I will post on my blogs and for the days my daughter is with me. This is a quick way for me to evaluate the month without flipping through the weekly sheets. On the monthly spread, the week begins with Sunday whereas the weekly spread (pictured) starts on Monday.
The weekly spread has Monday through Wednesday on the left sheet and Thursday through Sunday on the right. Saturday and Sunday are not given an equal amount of space as the rest of the days but there is plenty of room to write events or tasks. Each months last few days are sectioned into the next month’s spread which is something I’ve not ever seen. It does utilize the space without waste but it will take some getting used to. The back of the last page of the month is graph paper for extra personal use. I would’ve preferred it to be the whole page, front and back, but it is only the back not leaving much room for personal notes. This can be seen in the third picture.
The very last page list 2019 U.S. holidays. The design above is the inside of the back cover. I like how it has a trippy look to it, lol. All in all, I am in love with the space offered in the monthly and weekly spread. There are minor details that I would alter but the design of this planner is right on with my simple, clean style. It is my plan to become more organized with August and I hope to carry that through the rest of the year.
Stay tuned for posts detailing my monthly plans, each month. The month’s motto will be included in these post. Don’t miss out on the happenings of The Hen House!!
What are your opinions of the Fringe planner? Would it work for organizing your hectic schedule? Do you use a planner or do you use technology to organize? Let’s talk planners in the comment section!!
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