Planning with Sharpies

One of my favorite purchases of the year is getting to choose my new planner and planner supplies for the new year.  Somehow I cannot get used to digital planners and I need to write things down on a planner – I need to jot down appointments, create lists and take notes.  I get a feeling of accomplishment from crossing off a task that I just completed.  I know that a lot of my friends feel the same way.  While apps complement my planning, I can never see them replacing my physical planner.  I also keep my planners after the year ends and they serve as a journal of sorts and that’s why I take my time to make them pretty on the inside.  Sunday morning (sometimes evening) I sit down with my planner and a few supplies – mainly colorful tabs, stickers and Sharpie pens.  I have a few of them, a few towers, that is.

Planning with Sharpies

I love this little set up that keeps my pens/markers organized.  In here I have Sharpie pens, calligraphy pens, fine tips, the metallic ones – everything in one spot.

Planning with Sharpies

I love planner supplies and embellishments just as much as the planner itself and it makes planning, which is necessary, also fun!  There are so many Sharpies available now that were not available when I was in school myself.  Even back in high school I loved planning and I had to improvise quite a bit because there weren’t as many options for embellishments.  If I would’ve had this big tower of Sharpies back in the day, I would’ve loved it!  There are a ton of colors available now and so many tips.

Planning with Sharpies

If you are into pens, then you know that the tip is everything!  My new favorite ones are these retractable pens.  I love how they glide and I like how my handwriting comes out using them.  You know how some pens make you write kind of look sloppy?  Is that just me? Anyway, these are awesome.

Planning with Sharpies

I also like these colorful fine tip ones to add little embellishments and to color-code the family.  I use green for my husband, purple for my youngest and blue for my oldest.  I like being able to glance at the page and know when something doesn’t directly pertain to me, although when you have kids you know that it ALL directly pertains to you somehow.  I also add stickers for things like doctor appointments and birthdays.

Planning with Sharpies

Now, I also purchase and maintain another calendar which is my editorial calendar for the blog.  This is a really thin calendar with only a monthly view.  I like looking at the entire month at-a-glance and knowing how often I am posting and the post subject.  I just purchased this one and I am in the process of filling in January.  I didn’t have it for the first few weeks of the year (it’s been hectic) and I was already feeling lost…

Planning with Sharpies

You know who else loves Sharpies?  My 12-year-old.  When he goes back to school after winter break, I take him to Staples to replenish his pen and marker collection and he loves starting off with new supplies.  Remember how good it felt to go back to school with brand new items?  Anyway, he is my little artist and really gets into pens and markers like his mamma.  Unlike his mamma that can only draw daisies, here he is drawing Darth Vader.

Planning with Sharpies

The force is strong with this one.

Planning with Sharpies

If you would like to try these Sharpies for yourself, especially that new retractable pen that I mentioned, Staples is running a sale this week!  The entire week of January 24th save 35% off all regular priced Sharpie product, while supplies last!  

What is your favorite Sharpie?

Planning with Sharpies

 

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Comments

  1. Denise says

    I´m waiting for the day when a paper planner will actually sync with a digital one. I´d love the things I write to magically appear on my Google Calendar, since that´s what I always have with me on my phone. That´s my dream.
    I find the planner to be too heavy to take everywhere, specially since I don´t have a car.
    For now, I´ll sadly keep writing things twice

  2. ashleigh says

    What planner are you using that the what lies won’t bleed through. I’ve searched high and low and everyone I’ve bought, my what lies bleed through the pages. ): as

    • Maria says

      Ashleigh, I just saw your comment. I use an Erin Condren planner and my favorite pen to use with them are the really thin Sharpies or the Sharpie pens.

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