My search for the perfect planner ended yesterday. As it turns out, things did not exactly end the way I thought it would when I wrote about planners last July.
I found a package waiting for me from my dearest friend Tammy (and her husband Mon). It's a birthday gift! And guess what's inside -- a 2009 Belle de Jour Power Planner. I couldn't thank her enough.
At first, I had no idea what the planner was. It's embarrassing to admit but I have not heard of it. But as I flipped through the pages, I fell in love with it immediately. The planner suits me perfectly. It's the right size, very handy, and so chic. A much-coveted planner especially for women.
According to its website, a Belle de Jour planner (BDJ) is --
After a research study on planners, the Belle de Jour concept was born. It is the first organizer specially targeting women in the Philippines, full of witty and relevant articles, optimized layout design and discount coupons from various popular fashion and lifestyle brands. Unique features like shopping lists, meetings to schedule, professional priorities and etc. help Pinays organize their schedules and daily to-do lists. This makes the planner an indispensable tool to make the most out of Belle de Jour lifestyle.
Who's not gonna fall in love with this cover?
As I was going through my friend Emillie's blog, I had no idea she was blogging about this planner for a while now. Emillie lives in West Virginia, and she's having the BDJ planner shipped to her from the Philippines.
Emillie and I share our love for planners. I know she used to collect the annual Starbucks planner (only available in the Philippines) which I collect, too. This serves as my journal where I write my deepest thoughts.
I finally claimed my Stabucks 2009 planner. And I stopped drinking coffee after.
Emillie and I share another thing in common - Moleskine notebooks/planner. I purchased a Moleskine diary more than a month ago. Well, I'm stuck with it. I probably would use it as a scrapbook for important things (receipts, cards, photos, newspaper clippings, etc.). I know for a fact that Moleskine notebook holds items pretty well. I learned this from Daphne Osena's blog. She has an entry on Moleskine notebooks.
I bought a Horizontal Weekly diary which should've served as my main planner for 2009.
Well, I'm all set for the coming year. I'm hoping all three planners/journal would help me manage and maximize my time well which will lead me to accomplish more next year.