Pretty Pretty Planner Junior


about the planner

What’s Included:

The Pretty Pretty Planner printables consists of two primary parts – weekly and monthly calendars, with different layout and color scheme variations.

Usage Policy

All downloads are for individual personal use only, and may not be used for commercial or for-profit activities. You may print out as many as physical copies of my templates as you like for your individual use, but may not use any part of my downloads in other products. This means do not distribute my templates to other individuals, package them with other downloadable planner templates, or sell them through Etsy or other online platforms.

It’s Customizable!

There’s nothing worse than finding a great printable, and finding you’d love it that much more if you could just change one or two little things…. that’s why I always create mine in MS Word 2010, and post them in that same format. Since each printable is a complex set of nested tables and formatting, anything from colors to borders to labels can be changed. Fonts can be changed, images inserted, etc. For example: on the weekly layout, the categories for “Checklist” and “Daily Goals” can be renamed to whatever your particular needs are. They each have sub-tables that can be removed or altered as needed as well – for example, if you don’t like the grid pattern under the “Daily Goals” sections, just click on that grid sub-table and delete it out. This requires a certain ability to use MS Word, but heck. If you’ve got this far in the DIY Planner process, you probably know how to edit docs in Word.

How To Install:

Unzip the download links below. In each, the fonts used in my printables are included – you will need to install these fonts in order for the planner to look as it does in these screenshots! The planner was designed on a Windows computer. While it should still be editable on Mac computers, in testing I was told that if the Mac user doesn’t have the current version of MS Office or a similar converter, they will get error messages when opening the MS Word file.

How To Print:

These pages were designed to be printed on 8.5 x 11 paper in landscape mode. The pages are meant to be printed double-sided, and then cut in half and punched with a Levenger/Arc punch. Each month or week will be a two-page spread, so you will see both pages of a month or week at one time when the notebook is opened. Because of this setup, it may look like the dates are out of order when scrolling through the MS Word file. This is deliberate, and not a mistake – in order for the right month or week to start on the back side of the last month.

For example, both the weekly and monthly two-page layouts follow this logic:

1st Half:        2nd Half:
PAGE 4          PAGE 1
PAGE 2          PAGE 3
PAGE 8          PAGE 5
PAGE 6          PAGE 7

If it helps open in Word and zoom out til you see 3 pages per screen. If you look at the dates you will see they follow the logic above. Still confused? Check out this post for screenshots illustrating this principle.

If you have a color printer that prints double-sided pages (or are using the black and white version), then this means you have to choose double-sided printing from the print menu, and then choose to print on the short side (or long side, if that’s how your printer works). This might take some experimenting.

If your color printer requires you to print manual double-sided, it’s more work. You physically print on one side, go to the printer, take them out, reverse the order, and place them upside down back in the tray or however it works for you. On my printer, this means I have to print all the odd pages first, then once I’ve placed them back in the tray I print the even pages.

It’s complicated, but hey – that’s what you get with DIY Planners. Enjoy! I would love to see pics of these printables in action! Send a pic or link to your planner setup with them. Just remember to please don’t redistribute without proper credit.


Download Links

Monthly Tabs, Rough Draft

These aren’t perfect, but I wanted some tabs in the same colors that I used in the Pretty Pretty Planner. They are designed to be printed, cut out, and glued onto the pages.

  • Monthly Tabs



76 thoughts on “Pretty Pretty Planner Junior

  1. Kimmi May 11, 2015 at 6:24 am Reply

    I’m a mac user & when I attempt to print the pages the right side gets cut off… How do I correct this?

    • pensandart May 29, 2015 at 3:38 am Reply

      Hi Kimmi – I’m sorry you’re having issues printing! The problem with DIY printables is every printer is different. So while I designed it to have as generic margins as possible, every combination of computer and printer may cause it to render differently. Rather than downloading the Word file, which is more susceptible to margin changes, perhaps try the PDF download links? Other than that, I don’t have a Mac myself so find myself at a loss for tips on how to troubleshoot. Good luck!

  2. Chavon Roman May 13, 2015 at 7:56 pm Reply

    I love these. Do you think they could be printed at Kinko’s and bound there if I don’t have an ARC? Also, will you be doing a 2016 planner?

    • pensandart May 29, 2015 at 3:32 am Reply

      Thanks Chavon! I will do a 2016 version eventually, but just haven’t found the time yet. You can get them printed at Kinkos, but they won’t be able to Arc punch them for you.

  3. liddlebitz May 21, 2015 at 2:35 pm Reply

    This is awesome!! Thank you so much for going to all the trouble of making this, I’ve tried to make my own, but I just don’t have the time or the patience! I appreciate it!

    • pensandart May 29, 2015 at 3:29 am Reply

      Thanks Liddlebitz!! I’m glad you like it.

  4. Jan Smith May 24, 2015 at 12:33 pm Reply

    Hello, I absolutely adore your planner pages but am really struggling to download, I think something to do with mediafire that I simply cannot resolve. Is it possible for you to email directly to me? I would love the big box version in Junior. thank you so much in anticipation.


    • pensandart May 29, 2015 at 3:28 am Reply

      Hi Jan – sorry for the delay in responding. Did you get this to work? If not, if you send me your email I can email it to you. 🙂

  5. Aranka May 29, 2015 at 2:28 pm Reply

    This looks amazing, I hope you’ll do the 2016 version too!

    Any recommendations for paperweight? I think I’m going to print singles and glue pages together to make them double-sided, as I only have really light paper at home right now. I’m afraid of stamps bleeding through, hihi :9

    • pensandart June 10, 2015 at 3:15 am Reply

      Hi Aranka! I do plan to do a 2016 version, but probably not for another month at least. But it’s on my todo list! As for paper weight, I use Office Depot Ultra Bright White 28lb laser. It works well with my fountain pens, but the wettest inks do bleed through sometimes. The next weight up would 32lb, a nice heavy paper which is right under card stock and would work much better with stamps I think! Just remember, the paper is heavier so less pages will fit in your planner at one time. 🙂

  6. Renae May 30, 2015 at 10:40 pm Reply

    i love this be I’ve been wanting to make my own planner but I’m curious if anyone knows how much it would cost to have these printed in color at a office supply store and cut?

    • pensandart June 10, 2015 at 3:17 am Reply

      Hi Renae, I’m not sure how much a store like Kinkos or the FedEx Store or someplace like that would charge, but some of them have ‘pay-to-use’ computers and it might be easier to use those to print the pages, rather than try and explain to them how to print. They won’t have the punch though, so you’d still need to punch them yourself. Good luck!

  7. Jessica Noël July 11, 2015 at 10:24 pm Reply

    Is there any way to edit all the pages at the same time? For example, I’d like to turn “Morning” into “Priority”. When I try to it only let’s me change one box at a time and I’d really like to not have to do this for every day of the year. Is there a shortcut? I’m not very MS Word literate apparently lol.

    • pensandart July 12, 2015 at 6:19 pm Reply

      Hi Jessica! I’m not sure what version of Word you are using, but you should be able to do what you need using the Find and Replace function in Word (in Word 2010 under the Home ribbon, or CTRL-H). You just put in the word you want to find, “Morning” and in the next field what you want to replace it with “Priority” and it will replace all instances in the file. Good luck!

  8. Kissie July 24, 2015 at 1:09 am Reply

    Hi! Thank you so much for putting this out! I had a question about the printing. I’m struggling with the order of printing. I have a manual feed double-sided printer. I noticed that you said you had to print all odd pages first, and then manually feed the pages through. Does that mean I should print only odd pgs. single sided, rotate the pages, place them in the printer, and then select to print only even pages? Thank you so much for your help!

    • pensandart September 6, 2015 at 6:08 pm Reply

      Hi Kissie! Sorry for the delay. Yes, that is exactly what you need to do to print them out. Hopefully it worked for you!

  9. happyhattie July 30, 2015 at 8:43 am Reply

    Just want to say a huge thank you for these. They are better than any paid-for version I have found! I wonder if you would consider doing an A5 version for 2016 though please? I tried to print this to A4 paper but it didn’t line up when printing back-to-back and I wasn’t sure what I could do to correct that.

    • pensandart September 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm Reply

      Hi happyhattie! Thank you so much for your kind words, I so appreciate it! I will keep an A5 version on the suggestion list, but can’t make any promises right now as I have lots of versions to update for 2016. I don’t have any suggestions for you unfortunately on how to make printing work better – but maybe there are tips on Google about converting half letter templates to A5 size? Good luck!

  10. Shawna August 3, 2015 at 9:03 pm Reply

    Love this..trying to print the pretty pretty planner hourly…having trouble setting it up to print. I have to manually print. Since there is a blank (even number) page between each page…how do I print double sided?

    • pensandart September 6, 2015 at 5:54 pm Reply

      Hi Shawna. Sorry for the delay and that you’re having issues printing. If you’re in Word, there shouldn’t be a blank page in between each page. It could be the since every computer is different, and every home printer has different margins, that it threw off my design in Word enough that it put a blank page in between each layout. Since its difficult to troubleshoot that remotely, I’d suggest using the PDF version, as those are as-is and will not be impacted by printer margin or Word settings. Good luck!

  11. Kim August 6, 2015 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Have you ever thought about doing a monthly/ daily planner.

    • pensandart September 6, 2015 at 5:51 pm Reply

      Hi Kim. That’s a great suggestion, I haven’t before now just because of the sheer size of the file involved – my computer tends to get slow when I’m working in the weekly layouts, which are over a hundred pages. Doing one for a daily layout might crash it completely hahaha. But I’ll keep it on the ‘play with one rainy afternoon’ list. 🙂

  12. Tabbatha S August 9, 2015 at 8:12 am Reply

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for. Thank you so much!!

    • pensandart September 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm Reply

      Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment Tabbatha! I appreciate it!!

  13. Ophelie Peltier August 23, 2015 at 11:32 am Reply

    Hi ! I’m Belgian so my English is not really good but I wanted to say Thank you for your planner ! It helps me for University 🙂 In Belgium, there is no planner with color like yours and when I was looking for one, it was really expensive (I mean the delivery is more expensive than the planner) ! so Thank you very much 🙂
    I hope you will find the time to make a 2016 version ! 😀

    • pensandart September 6, 2015 at 5:27 pm Reply

      Hi Ophelie! Thank you very much! I appreciate your comments, and am working on 2016 now. 🙂

  14. Christine August 30, 2015 at 3:40 pm Reply

    I love this planner! I have literally spent months, maybe even a year, trying to find the right planner for my Arc. I gave up and ended up hand drawing my own monthlies but still wasn’t happy with it. I’ve also struggled with finding a good quality grid paper in the store or finding a good printable version designed for the arc. I finally gave up and bought a cheap comp book that I was going to make due with and just not use all my pretty pens. Now I’m ready to hit the store and get some quality paper and print away 🙂

    I do have 2 questions. Is there a way to easily add light lines to the monthly calendar boxes? I couldn’t write in a straight line if my life depended on it, lol. My other question, I found the grid/dot printable, but was wondering if you would be able to make or explain to me how to make a grid/grid printable.

    Thanks so much for offering this, I can’ wait to see the 2016 version!

    • pensandart September 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm Reply

      Hi Christine! Thanks for your kind words, I do understand the woes of drawing your own and trying to come up with the perfect planner. To answer your two questions: 1) There isn’t a quick easy way to add lines to the monthly boxes. A subtable would have to be added to each box in the calendar grid that would give it the lines, which would take some time. I’ll keep it in mind for the 2016 version though, lines or grids possibly instead of blank. 2) Making a grid/grid printable is super easy! Just open the document in Word, delete the page that has the dots, copy the big table that is the ‘grid’ and paste it onto the second page. Easy-peasy. =)

  15. jenlovejoy96 September 27, 2015 at 4:44 am Reply

    I am so glad I found your page! Like many others have commented, I’ve been looking for something that is just right for my planner and this is it! Can’t wait to see what 2016 looks like! Thank you for freely sharing your talent and creativity!

    • pensandart October 19, 2015 at 2:55 am Reply

      Thanks Jen, 2016 is up now!!

  16. Wendy October 6, 2015 at 9:51 pm Reply

    If I wanted to print the monthly calendar starting now (October) what page would I set to start printing? I am sure it is an easy answer but my brain just isn’t working LOL

    • pensandart October 22, 2015 at 3:46 am Reply

      Hi Wendy! You’d need to start printing at page 9, print all the odds, take out the pages, reverse the order, and then print the evens. That should get you the rest of the months starting in October. =)

  17. Kissie October 21, 2015 at 4:12 pm Reply

    Hi! I’m so excited for the 2016 version! I have a quick question. When I printed odds/evens separately, I noticed that January 21-24 was missing, and pg. 8 says 8, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. I used the 2015 version this year so I am aware of the printing guidelines. I’m wondering if I’m missing something. I know this is brand new.

    • Kissie October 21, 2015 at 4:13 pm Reply

      I’m sorry, I mean pg. 6 has Jan. 8 and then Jan 26-31 on it.

      • pensandart October 22, 2015 at 2:30 am

        Check out the “How to Print” section of my instructions, I explain this. The date differences seem out of whack but they’re really not.

    • pensandart October 22, 2015 at 2:28 am Reply

      Hi Kissie. The page orders are actually working just fine, the order is just unique to the Junior size pages. If you look at my Pretty Pretty Planner Junior page in the instructions, I explain how the page sequencing works. =)

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  19. Kissie October 22, 2015 at 10:34 am Reply

    Hi again!!
    Yeah, I followed the printing guidelines which I did with the 2015 version earlier this year. But I noticed that one of the sets for January is missing several days and when I opened the doc, they weren’t anywhere else. Page 6 had the correct dates but the second part says “January 8” then skips to January 26-30 right next to it. I’m working from the BW version. Idk if this had anything to do with it.

    • pensandart October 22, 2015 at 3:24 pm Reply

      Oh, the BW version! I will check that one tonight after work and get back to you.

    • pensandart October 23, 2015 at 1:54 am Reply

      Hi again Kissie! I checked the BW version, and you are 100% right – the dates were messed up. I was in a copy-and-paste daze I guess! But I’ve fixed them and reuploaded the files to Mediafire, so please try downloading again. Thank you!!

  20. Denette October 23, 2015 at 10:49 pm Reply

    You are so awesome! Thank you so much for providing such a great product…for free!! I am new to the circa/arc notebooks (your blog introduced me to them…thanks!!) and I just picked up a junior notebook from staples and I can’t wait to start converting it to a planner! I also picked up a purple letter sized one for notes and such. Quick question…have you found that the 3/4″ discs are sufficient for a junior planner with the monthly and horizontal planner pages, or will I need to upgrade to 1″ discs?

    • pensandart November 9, 2015 at 12:58 am Reply

      Thanks Danette! The answer to your question depends on how much you want to carry around. I like the skinnier notebooks – they’re lighter and more portable – and so don’t put all the weekly pages in at once, just a few months worth at a time as needed. I think I have included all of them in just 3/4″ discs by themselves though, if that helps.

  21. Gabby Huezo November 4, 2015 at 9:00 am Reply

    Haven’t had a chance to print the junior size planner pages BUT the layout looks BEAUTIFUL…love the colors and fonts you used. THANK YOU for taking the time to make these and for sharing them! Truly appreciated.

  22. Figment November 30, 2015 at 9:49 pm Reply

    Thank you — my calendar is adorable and makes me happy just to look at it! It was easy to print, and your idea to do all the odd pages first worked like a charm.

  23. Anna Katrina December 8, 2015 at 2:11 pm Reply

    I’ve been looking for the perfect planner for a month now to no avail. I was thinking of making one myself but I just don’t have the patience for it. I’m so glad I saw this on Pinterest. This is perfect! I know how much time and effort you’ve put for this. Thank you.

  24. Jennifer Scott December 23, 2015 at 2:45 pm Reply

    Hi! I Love the look of this planner! Before I start printing it what kind of paper do you recommend using? Cardstock or regular paper? I tend to be rough with my planner and end up tearing pages while writing. Can’t wait to get started!

  25. Nisa January 6, 2016 at 9:20 pm Reply

    When looking at September on the planner pages the “r” falls on the second line? When printing will it print all on the same line?

  26. Sherri-Ann January 11, 2016 at 1:59 am Reply

    Oh I love, love, love this! Thank you for giving us such a beautiful gift from your time and talent…and with so many options to choose from. I can hardly wait to print this off and start using it. Thanks again 😀

  27. Jewell1991 January 16, 2016 at 6:27 pm Reply

    I’ve been looking for a 1/2 size planner, and either due to confusing directions or user error, I wasted a lot of paper. Was about to give up until I came across your site. Picked my preference of planner, switched to flip on long side instead of short, and out came my beautiful planner for 2016! I’m a sucker for rainbow colors. I am the envy of a couple ladies at work. Their’s is so boring. Their words, not mine. LOL!! Thank you so much!

  28. Elmeda March 1, 2016 at 2:29 am Reply

    Thank you, but printing is so confusing! Do I print all the odd pages first? When I put them back in the printer….what order should they be in? LOL! TIA! Sorry…I’m sure it is simple….LOL!

  29. Katrina Pietromica March 12, 2016 at 9:08 pm Reply

    I LOVE these planner pages! I think they are perfect! I know it may only be March, but do you plan on releasing a new one towards the end of the year?

  30. Denni Cook April 3, 2016 at 8:55 pm Reply

    Hello! I’m really excited to have found these. Thank you for making them! If I wanted to integrate the monthly calendar into the weekly one, how would I go about doing this? Thanks!

  31. Katrina Pietromica May 31, 2016 at 8:12 pm Reply

    Are you planning on adding a 2017 set to this planner? It’s my favorite I’ve found, but as someone on an academic year, I’m just wondering if I need to start looking for something else for the school year. The Pretty Pretty Planner is beautiful and I hope you keep it up!

  32. Nadia June 3, 2016 at 8:06 pm Reply

    Hi. The printing is confusing and it didn’t come out right. If I take it to kinkos and I print it over their wear I can do double sided prints. Will they come out just like u say. I have the arc punch at home

  33. Deanna June 10, 2016 at 1:36 pm Reply

    I really like your planner, it is colorful and fun. Have you ever thought to make a few cover pages to match the color scheme? For those of us that would like to spiral bind it?

  34. Mary July 4, 2016 at 1:05 am Reply

    Hi… I’m already looking ahead to 2017! Anything in the works?! Love the Junior Size!!

  35. Angela August 17, 2016 at 9:31 pm Reply

    Are you planning a 2017 version? This is by far the best calendar EVER!!!

  36. Cindy in AZ September 8, 2016 at 5:05 am Reply

    I’m a little late to the game, but wanted to thank you VERY much for creating and sharing these templates. I spent hours on the interwebs trying to find exactly this! You are very generous to share them. Thank you again!

  37. Jennifer DiGiovanni October 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm Reply

    Will you be doing a 2017 version? I find this planner works best for me. Thanks

  38. Paula November 7, 2016 at 6:04 am Reply

    Please tell me there will be a 2017, I have been using your planner for the past 2 years and I don’t want to find another planner as yours really works for what I need.

  39. julianne bastien November 29, 2016 at 12:42 am Reply

    this layout works great for me. any chance on 2017?

  40. Jody December 19, 2016 at 3:48 pm Reply

    I’ve used your planner for a few years now. I never print double sided and want to for 2017 to save room in my planner. Regarding printing, you wrote,,,”follow this logic” and then you said to print the even pages in the order of 4 2 8 6 and then the odd pages in exact order. I’m just not understanding your logic. I have to print manually, so would you mind explaining to me and a few others step by step the printing pages and in what order should they be in when you put them back in to print? Thanks for all you do.

    • pensandart December 19, 2016 at 4:13 pm Reply

      Ok, so when I say those pages in my instructions, that’s describing the reason for why the pages are ordered the way they are – NOT how they should be printed. I kept getting comments about how my numbers were out of order, and they actually need to be in that specific order in order to print out correctly. That’s why you won’t see one week followed by the next week followed by the next, as you would logically expect, all in a nice row. BUT … to physically print them, I go on to say “You physically print on one side, go to the printer, take them out, reverse the order, and place them upside down back in the tray or however it works for you. On my printer, this means I have to print all the odd pages first, then once I’ve placed them back in the tray I print the even pages.” You literally have to print all the odd pages first ONLY, flip them, put them in back to front order, and then print all the even pages. It entirely depends on how your printer works. Experiment with a couple of pages, printing page 1 (an Odd), seeing which way you need to put it in your printer (facing towards the top? Towards you?) and then print the other side (page 2, an Even). Hope that helps. 🙂

  41. Trisha Bufalini December 24, 2016 at 12:13 am Reply

    Hey, just wanted to say Thank You for taking the time to design these templates and thank you for allowing me, and everyone, to download them for free. I’m sorry that some people are shiesty and have taken advantage of your nice gesture, but that’s just how some people are. Not everyone has decent mannered parents or the proper guidance to teach them how to conduct themselves respectfully and to correct their ignorance and inconsiderate behaviors, they just don’t know any better lol. Don’t let it get you down though, the 99% of the rest of the people that download your templates are probably greatful for your time and effort and therefore wouldn’t make you feel so disrespected. I know that I appreciate it anyway, I’m not very tech savvy so it would take me a lifetime take these up. Thank You very much! They’re lovely btw

  42. Wendi Olmstead December 30, 2016 at 7:32 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I was just about to start creating my own and I stumbled on this. I love it so much!!! I am not super word savvy and am trying to figure the easiest way to alter it to fit my half size 3 ring binder. I can move the inner page lines over but is there a simple way to make the font for the days of the week smaller all at the same time rather than only one page at a time? If you don’t respond, I totally understand I will have to take a class on Microsoft Word which I should do anyway. Again, thank you for sharing, it really made my day…well now year cause I will look at it everyday. 🙂 Wendi

  43. Melody Smallwood April 27, 2017 at 4:50 pm Reply

    Thank you for sharing these templates!! I set out to find something printable that I could use with my Levenger and came across your blog. These are perfect, and I am grateful for your generosity in sharing them.

  44. Lauren June 6, 2017 at 9:15 pm Reply

    This is an AWESOME planner. Thank you so much for posting this and putting all your effort and time into it. I followed your directions as-is and it worked perfectly and I have I a Windows laptop with an HP printer. Thank you again!!!!

  45. Erin Fiat September 15, 2017 at 1:57 pm Reply

    Thank you for putting your time and energy into this planner. It is my favorite layout! I’ve done quite a bit of searching for my kids’ planners and nothing even comes close to the PPP.

    I was sorry to see what jerks people can be- someone selling your work as their own. Grrr.

  46. T October 16, 2017 at 1:29 am Reply

    I have just found discbound notebooks and I am very excited to try them. For monetary reasons, on a whim, I searched ‘levenger free templates’ & you showed up. Boy or boy, I feel like I hit the jackpot! Your “Pretty Pretty Planner Junior” is beautiful! I love colors! You do great professional work. Then I downloaded one and saw it was 2017, I hit the double jackpot!! I surely hope you will do a 2018 set!!! I would hate to be able to use them for just 2 months and then have to go back to expensive ‘blah’… 🙂

  47. Lynne Bart October 25, 2017 at 12:36 pm Reply

    This is simply amazing – thank you! Do you by chance have a pretty planner for 2018? I also use the daily planner. You need to start charging a small fee. I would certainly pay!

  48. Jody October 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm Reply

    Do I dare ask? Will there be a 2018?

    • Paula October 29, 2017 at 10:42 pm Reply

      O I wanted to ask the same question, but didn’t know if it would be to early. I don’t know what I would do if the answer is “No “

      • Jody Gargiulo October 31, 2017 at 12:59 am

        So last year she was a bit undecided about doing a 2017, so not sure about this year. I guess we will find out soon.

      • Paula October 31, 2017 at 1:10 am

        Fingers crossed, because I’am not clever enough to make my own

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