Thank you to Kayla at Say Not Sweet Anne for sponsoring this Modular Blog Planner Review + Giveaway.
I’m a planning nut. Ask anyone in my family, and they’ll tell you that I’ve been a planner from the get-go. For years, my life was regimented with schedules, calendars and a professional planner that I toted with me to meetings. Then I had kids. I lost my mind. No really. I couldn’t plan for every little thing anymore. My life became sloppy. I traded in my smart sophisticated planner for a tiny pocket calendar that fit in my diaper bag and a smartphone with a 12lb case to keep it safe from little ones dropping it. When I started blogging, it got really messy – scraps of paper, post-it’s, notebooks all piled up on the counter or kitchen table or whatever space I could find.
Then something amazing happened – I quit my corporate job and started blogging full time! While the control freak in me was loving the new freedoms, I was still losing a grip on my newest ‘baby’ – Juggling Act Mama. I was trying to be a professional blogger, but wasn’t operating like it. It was time for a change.
I tried to make my own blog planner, one I could customize perfectly. In fact, last New Year’s Eve, I sat on the living room floor with our wireless printer sorting and stacking and ended up with a 500-page monstrosity that was too cumbersome. I abandoned the whole thing after two weeks (and let my daughter use it for scribble paper). I love the customizable Erin Condren planners, but the price was too much for me to justify. During the first half of 2014, I struggled to find the right away to stay organized, and then I discovered the modular blog planner from Say Not Sweet Anne.
Say Not Sweet Anne Modular Blog Planner Review + Giveaway
It’s just about perfect. It’s neat, concise, and includes lots of customizable options in the form of add-ons. (More on those later). The best part? The Basic Planner is just $13! The Blog Planner arrived as a PDF file that I downloaded and printed on my home printer. I made sure my ink was all full first. I printed it on 32lb paper so that the ink wouldn’t show through.
I wanted a few other pages, which I created and then added to the printed files. I wanted to have a monthly income and expense tracker, which I suggested that Kayla add to her line of products. And since Juggling Act Mama readers love giveaways, I needed a better way to track those as well.
When I was happy with the layout and the extra pages, Mr. Juggling Act dutifully took it to Staples for me and had it spiral bound. Kayla gives step-by-step instructions on how to print, assemble and accessorize your blog planner to get the most out of it.
Now I’m determined and ready for 2015!
Use code EARLYBIRDPLANNER to save $3 on your modular planner!
The basic planner is great because it has room to add-on additional pages to customize your planner. My favorite add-on page is the Blog Tracking. It gives me a space to brainstorm ideas and make a to-do list (instead of using tons of notebooks – read about my Listaholic confession here.) It also allows me to keep track of the growth of my social media channels. I love looking back and seeing how I’ve grown from month to month! There are lots of other add-on pages, too, including Meal Planners, Class Schedules, and more.
Each of these designs is offered in 4 colors. The grey option is not only pretty, but easier on ink, too.
Win a Personalized Planner from Say Not Sweet Anne!
Use the widget below to enter – only 1 entry is required for entry – all others are extra. Giveaway is open to US Residents only. 1 winner will be chosen. Prize must be claimed within 48 hours of announcement or a new winner will be drawn. Prize is not redeemable for cash. All entries will be verified. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. Juggling Act Mama not responsible for delivery of prize. Winner should allow 4+ weeks for customization.
Disclosure: I received a planner for purposes of reviewing, however, as always, all opinions are my own.