Hey everyone. Just wanted to drop a quick note saying, yes, I AM still alive, even though this blog certainly hasn’t been (bah-dum-dum haha – sorry about that). And yes, there will be 2019 Pretty Pretty Planner pages! I haven’t even started them yet, but the plan is to get started in the next week, and it might take a couple of weeks to finish. So estimated end of Sept/early Oct. I know that’s late for you academic year planners, so my bad. I do however have some ideas for a school planner to maybe make it up for you, so will make another post on that this weekend probably, to get some ideas and inspiration.
I also have a few emails that I need to respond to – sorry about the delay in those too! I will get to them as soon as I can.
Thanks all for your continued enthusiasm about the Pretty Pretty Planner. ♥
Hi everyone, Happy Holidays! A few things to highlight in this post:
Firstly, a correction was needed to the Junior PPP2018 BW download – the headers were incorrect for the end of July/beginning of August and incorrectly said “September” – they have been corrected and reuploaded now.
Secondly, I have added a new page under the Pretty Pretty Planner for extras and prototypes. Kind of a catch-all location for odds and ends and stuff I’m testing. Several people have asked for the DIY monthly planner tabs – you can find them there as well as some of my dot/grid DIY planner templates that used to be in their own section.
Finally – and most exciting in my book – I have uploaded my demo of a Mini Happy Planner-sized version of the Pretty Pretty Planner!! It will take some extra trimming of the pages to get it to work. I designed it intending that some be trimmed off the bottom and middle of the 8.5×11 paper size, folding in half after printing, per this example:
IMPORTANT – to print the MiniHP size, follow the instructions for printing the Junior PPP double-sided on that size’s downloads page.
I’m excited to hear what people think of the MiniHP size! I may consider altering other versions if the spacing permits – the weekends are already woefully abbreviated due to size limitations here. Also, I have no real life pics myself as my color printer is in flux right now, so if you decide to try it please send me a pic!
All Junior size Pretty Pretty Planner versions EXCEPT the Business Week and covers were impacted by the error I discovered in some of the monthly calendars, and have now been fixed and reuploaded. Please go redownload. For most, if you already printed them, just print out the months of February, August and September and replace or glue over what you already printed. For the Horizontal version, everything after July had to be reordered so unfortunately you will have to print again.
Hi everyone. I’m sorry to say, I have identified date issues in the monthly calendars for February, August and October in all (UGH) the Junior size planners. Also, the Junior Horizontal version seems to be missing the monthly calendar for July completely. My apologies, I’m working on fixing and re-releasing these as soon as I can. I have a massive cold, so it might be tomorrow as I’m having trouble braining today.
Sorry for the inconvenience – that’s the downside of massive copy pasting when it comes to all these versions – one mistake gets transferred into EVERYTHING. Sigh.
I think I finally have a reasonable template for a Mini Happy Planner sized version of the Pretty Pretty Planner! I love this size – smaller and more portable than the Junior/half-page size, and more bag friendly! Perfect for taking everywhere, bullet journaling, planning, whatever. But sizing was tricky….. It will require 3 cuts to the paper. In order to get the printing to work and have one side line up with the other when it’s flipped over, I had to pad a lot of extra space in the middle of my regular 8.5×11 sheet of paper. Since the pages are roughly 7×4.7ish – each page printed on 8.5×11 paper would then have to have 1.5″ trimmed off the bottom, and then 1.5″ in the middle (or fold it in half and take 0.75″ from the edge).
So it would be time intensive to trim down. I’m not sure of a better way to accomplish the same thing.
The second downside is that in this much smaller workspace the weekends unfortunately get abbreviated even more. But to not abbreviate them means super narrow tiny columns to fit 7 on two pages, so tiny that I wouldn’t personally want to use it because I HATE cramped layouts, so then what’s the point?
That all being said, it looks pretty good so far I think.
I’m always willing to consider new ideas and improvements for future planners. Integrating the monthly calendars with the weekly pages was a common request the past couple of years, and I’ve finally made it work this year. So what are some other wish list items you’d like to see? I’ve heard requests for Academic Year planners, Sunday start planners, and A4/A5 size planners. I know for myself personally, I’d love to try and get a Mini Happy Planner sized template to work too. Maybe even A6. So this is the second part – along with my other post asking what layouts are actually getting used – in getting some info on what to keep updating from year to year. Cause if I add more versions, maybe they will replace something else that is not as popular? Who knows yet. That’s why I’m asking you!
In the meantime, I have been pondering whether I want to add more “color schemes” to the Pretty Pretty Planner. So far there is the “classic” (rainbow) and black and white versions already. What about a Pastels version?
Or maybe a Jewel Tones version?
So let’s start a joint idea list (comment yours here!), and maybe when planning for next year I can be testing out some ideas.
In updating these planners for 2018, I realized I maintain a LOT of different versions, and wonder how many of them are actually being used. I don’t have any other way to track which are more popular, and this poll will be really helpful in planning for next year. So if you are downloading the 2018 versions this year, please take a minute and let me know which versions and sizes you are using! You should be able to select more than one if you use multiple versions – this is the first time I’ve done a poll on this blog so hopefully it works like I planned! Thanks everyone! =D
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