2018 is coming TONIGHT!

All the templates are finally DONE!! After work tonight I will process the PDFs and update here to make download links available. It might be closer to 9:30/10pm MST (give or take), but THEY ARE FINALLY (almost except for that stuff) DONE!!!


2018 In Progress!

Hi everyone. Thanks for all your comments and support for my Pretty Pretty Planner templates. I just wanted to leave a quick update on the 2018 templates, and some decisions made. I expect them to be another week (ish) – I am finishing up the Letter size this week, and then will move on to Junior ASAP.

Going forward, these will still be free. I’m not going to let the unethical jerkfaces of the world get me down! BUT, as mentioned earlier, I will only be making the PDFs available. If you are dire need of some customization of a header or box label that you used to be able to do in the editable Word templates, email me. I’m not making any promises, but maybe we can work something out if its a quick and dirty search and replace kind of thing.

In other news, a big request I see often is that the monthly calendars be integrated into the weekly planner pages. I’m accommodating that this year, using a Monday monthly start calendar as the weekly planners now featuring them start on Mondays anyways. But that means I will not also be providing those weekly versions without the monthlies, as that is a lot more work to update two copies of each. If demand is particularly strong for a version without the monthly calendar, I will reconsider once the versions below are released. In the meantime, this seemed like the best compromise.

So here’s the breakdown of what I will be releasing:

  • Classic (the rainbowy version)
    • Letter Size
      • Standard Weekly (with monthly, Monday start)
      • Hourly Weekly (with monthly, Monday start)
      • Business Weekly (no monthly)
      • Monthly, Sunday start
    • Junior Size
      • Standard Weekly (with monthly, Monday start)
      • Big Boxes Weekly (with monthly, Monday start)
      • Hourly Weekly (with monthly, Monday start)
      • Business Weekly (no monthly)
      • Monthly, Sunday start
  • Black and White  (really it’s more blue-greyish but intended for black and white/greyscale printing)
    • Letter Size
      • Standard Weekly (with monthly, Monday start)
      • Business Weekly (no monthly)
      • Monthly, Sunday start
    • Junior Size
      • Standard Weekly (with monthly, Monday start)
      • Business Weekly (no monthly)
      • Monthly, Sunday start

That’s it for now!

More Evidence Against the Etsy Thief

It’s picture show-and-tell time! Not only is “LMN Creates” (Etsy / Amazon) stealing my Pretty Pretty Planner weekly pages, like I showed pretty damn convincingly in my last post, she is also stealing the monthly layout.

My Pretty Pretty Planner Monthly layout:

“Her” monthly layout – at least she wasn’t as stupid this time as to use the exact same colors. She changed fonts and color schemes and removed my nested grids, but the table boxes are still the same.



But wait! There’s MORE!!
My “Undated Weekly Agenda” posted for free on the DIY Templates page:

And “her” similar planner template as posted on her Facebook page:

Also, my “Undated Daily Schedule and ToDo List” posted for free on the DIY Templates page:

And “her” similar planner template as posted on her Facebook page:


I am now pretty convinced none of the templates she sells are actually her own creation.

Effective Immediately: Download Links Disabled Until 2018 Goes Live

So here’s the deal. Just like last year, I have found another person selling my templates (with minor font changes)  – on Etsy this time. And also like last year, I am pissed.

I admit, life got in the way and I didn’t change how I made the Pretty Pretty Planner available last year, and so I still made the editable Word documents free for download for personal use, as I have since I first started sharing these.

This, in spite of someone even saying “Not surprising someone is selling your work. It’s Dec now and I’ve been using your planners for two years. I need to get 2017 set up”, which believe you me, I had some choice language all lined up in response, because I was feeling attacked and put on the defensive. Whether intended or not, that comment was to me somehow saying that my delay in updating justified or explained this unauthorized selling or distribution of my work. And that was just not helpful, thanks anyways. As this is a free downloads blog, I do stuff when I want and/or am able to. I’m sorry if it doesn’t meet your timing wants. but it doesn’t mean its somehow “understandable” either.

The Pretty Pretty Planner started as a labor of love, and was instead feeling like an obligation. But the Pretty Pretty Planner fans showed love and support, which I appreciated. And it was for you that I finally posted 2017’s version last year.

This year though, I regret to say, I will be doing PDF only. And until I figure some things out while I’m updating for 2018, I have removed all previous download links.

In the meantime, I am publicly calling out “LMSCreates” on Etsy/Amazon for taking my Weekly Horizontal design, changing the fonts/removing some lines or grids and selling it as their own. Pictures don’t lie.

Let’s compare, shall we? Here’s mine:

And here are some of “hers”:
Etsy Link 1

Etsy Link 2

Etsy Link 3

There are more (like here, or here), but I think the pictures speak for themselves (I mean, do you notice how even the daily box gradient color is the exact same as mine, and in the same color order?? UGH). I am reporting her where I can.

In the meantime, stay tuned for 2018.



The Pretty Pretty Planner is still here.

Will there be a 2018 Pretty Pretty Planner? YES.
When? By the end of November.

I would apologize for not having it done sooner, but honestly, I do this for fun on my own time, and just didn’t want to do it before now. It’s a helluva lot of work. And I have let regular posting on this blog fall dormant in favor of Instagram’s easier posting capabilities during 2017. But that does NOT mean I have abandoned the Pretty Pretty Planner.

So, those of you who are still fans and are looking forward to 2018 planners, your patience will be rewarded.

Pretty Pretty Planner 2017 is LIVE!!


As usual, please let me know if there are bugs or errors in the templates, or if download links are broken – I’ll do my best to fix and reload them as soon as I can.

I plan to post on here more regularly in 2017, so stay tuned for more activity on that front too.


Pretty Pretty Planner Downloads

The 2017 Pretty Pretty Planner is coming!!

Like THIS AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING soon. They’re not ready yet, because I need to upload everything to MediaFire and update the blog links and stuff. But check back by early this evening cause they should be ready!!!

I wanted to thank everyone for their very helpful and well thought out comments, I greatly appreciate them. (Well, there was ONE that rankled, but I’m trying to let it go.) I am so pleased that you all like this planner so much, even when I was frustrated and life got in the way with these, you are the reason I couldn’t let the Pretty Pretty Planner die.

So after much deliberation I have decided not to put them up for sale this year, and just post them for download as usual. I am adding new usage policy information EVERYWHERE I can think of on my website, and have a new Usage/Printing Info txt file I’m including with the downloads.

I’m also going to make it my goal to explore a more professional design program in 2017, perhaps Adobe InDesign. Designing these templates in Word 2010 has been getting more and more frustrating – one minute everything will look perfect, and the next my tables are all messed up and truncated, and I haven’t even touched anything! And the bigger the Word files get, the fussier they seem. So there’s been some creative cursing at my computer this weekend haha. But I think the Pretty Pretty Planner has evolved past the limitations of Word. I’ve also heard there are scripts I can use in InDesign that would automatically populate all my dates, which would be AMAZING because that is the biggest time-suck when updating these.

So, that is the plan for 2017. Come back in a few hours and you can download away.

Thanks for sticking with me folks. ♥