Simply Plan Solutions Planner Review {Giveaway}

Simply Plan

I use online calendars, phone calendars and e-mail calendars but somehow I always end up missing things when alarms don’t go off as they are supposed to, batteries die or I simply forget to check my e-mail.

Thankfully I got an e-mail from the ladies at Simply Plan a few weeks ago…

I am a big fan of traditional paper planners so I jumped at the chance to try the new Simply Plan Solutions Planner. This handy little planner has been designed to help moms become and stay organized.

Created by Sonja & Stephanie, two busy moms, the Simply Plan planner has given me more free time and allowed me to relax without having to worry about missing appointments and events. Especially while getting used to a routine with a new baby.

Simply plan

The Simply Plan planner features sections that are just what busy on-the-go moms need, including weekly meal planning and budgeting, goal setting, routine schedules for children, project and household routine tracking and more!  I really love the fact that it has been designed for moms and families highlighting what I use everyday and what I need to plan.

I have been using my planner daily for a few weeks and I really enjoy how simple it is to keep track of everything in one place. Knowing that I can easily plan my day, week, month and have it all on my desk is wonderful. I just take a look at it before I go to bed to see what I have planned for the next day and I am good to go.

Simply Plan

If you are having trouble keeping up with your appointments and events then I highly recommend you consider purchasing a Simply Plan planner. They are a great investment that will bring sanity and extra time to your life. Don’t we all need a little bit more of both?

Buy it: You can purchase your own 2014 Simply Plan Planner here: Simply Plan 2014 ($40.00).

Features:

In the all new Simply Plan 2014, you’ll find:

  • Full month overview preceding that months weekly pages
  • Extra space for monthly To Do’s, Projects, Goals & Notes
  • Weekly Meal Plan & Budget
  • Whole week at glance incl. To Do’s, Goals and Notes/Memorable Moments
  •  Colored tabs for each month & special categories
  • Printed on crisp, thick white paper
  • All Canadian & US public holidays noted
  • Hard, durable cover on front and back
  • Durable silver colored wire o-spiral binding
  • Size: 21cmx 24.5cm (8.3 x 9.7 inches) including spiral binding
  • Weight: 0.940 kg (2lb)

Unique add-on’s to keep you organized all year around:
– Household Section incl. Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal & Annual Household Chore Routines, Project Planning, List of Meal Plan options to make meal planning each week a breeze

– My Family Section including neat details about your family such as Favorites, Sizes, Wish Lists, Weekly Schedule for your kids and yourself, List of assigned Family Chores, AM & PM Kids Routines

– Goal Setting
8 Categories, you can assign (such as Family, Finances, Personal Development…), Future Goal Setting – 1 year, 5 years, 10 Years & Someday, Additional Space for Ideas & Dreams

– Keeping Track
Of your gift giving
Of your traditions
2014 & 2015 Special Dates

– Contacts & Notes

THE GIVEAWAY

Win it: One lucky US/CAN reader will win the new a 2014 Simply Plan ($40 value). Enter to win below via Rafflecopter. Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  I received a sample of a product to facilitate this post.  All views and opinions stated on this post are 100% my own.

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Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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140 responses to “Simply Plan Solutions Planner Review {Giveaway}”

  1. Cassie Fancy — January 7, 2014 @ 11:40 am (#
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    I love the family section . with 4 kids it would be a big help for things like wishlist’s friends phone numbers etc

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  2. Brandee — January 7, 2014 @ 11:50 am (#
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    I think that the family section sounds really neat!

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  3. Tara Jensen — January 7, 2014 @ 11:55 am (#
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    the meal planning section! brilliant!

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  4. BobbiJo Pentney — January 7, 2014 @ 11:56 am (#
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    The budget section, I need to do that.

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  5. Choo Choo — January 7, 2014 @ 12:14 pm (#
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    I like the family section, as we’re having a new baby very soon and will come in handy!

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  6. renee — January 7, 2014 @ 12:15 pm (#
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    household section, ihave it on little papers all over the house

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  7. Charles — January 7, 2014 @ 12:19 pm (#
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    The full month view is great!

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  8. Jennifer L. — January 7, 2014 @ 12:22 pm (#
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    I like the extra sections for things like meal plans.

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  9. Elaine Jasvins — January 7, 2014 @ 12:27 pm (#
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    I like the month overview.

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  10. Emma — January 7, 2014 @ 12:27 pm (#
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    Extra space for monthly To Do’s, Projects, Goals & Notes…

    The extra space is a plus for me as ome planner just limit how much space you can use there.

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  11. Jenn Erin — January 7, 2014 @ 12:28 pm (#
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    I love the Goal Setting! I love making lists and always seeing it everyday (since it’s in a daily planner!) will hold me more accountable of maintaining or striving for that goal!

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  12. Stephanie LaPlante — January 7, 2014 @ 12:28 pm (#
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    My favorite feature is the extra space for monthly To Do’s, Projects, Goals & Notes

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  13. Tara — January 7, 2014 @ 12:30 pm (#
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    I like that it has a month section and a whole week at a glance section. I like to see the whole week all at once, or i forget.

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  14. roger simmons — January 7, 2014 @ 12:34 pm (#
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    The Household section to keep track of all our upcoming things to do around the list. I think the apt name for that is the Honey Do list

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  15. Lynda Cook — January 7, 2014 @ 12:39 pm (#
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    I like the whole month view, but I like everything about this planner!!!

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  16. patricia l george — January 7, 2014 @ 12:41 pm (#
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    the budget section would come in handy for me,,,

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  17. Rose Hately — January 7, 2014 @ 12:42 pm (#
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    Love the various categories! Very practical.

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  18. Jennifer Roberts — January 7, 2014 @ 12:43 pm (#
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    I love all of the categories

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  19. Gina Demaree McKee — January 7, 2014 @ 12:52 pm (#
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    I like the meal planning section, as this is something I do every week.

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  20. Corry L — January 7, 2014 @ 12:53 pm (#
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    I like the family section.

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  21. danielle hall — January 7, 2014 @ 1:06 pm (#
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    the household section

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  22. Ashleigh — January 7, 2014 @ 1:08 pm (#
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    Would LOVE this Planner – they are a weakness of mine!

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  23. Robyn S — January 7, 2014 @ 1:11 pm (#
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    I like the meal planning section. It would be nice to keep all of my notes in one book!

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  24. LDC (@elle_dee_see) — January 7, 2014 @ 1:17 pm (#
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    Love the weekly meal planning stuff 🙂

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  25. Robyn B. — January 7, 2014 @ 1:17 pm (#
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    I like the family section.

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  26. Jenn G — January 7, 2014 @ 1:44 pm (#
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    It all sounds good! My favourite feature is Extra space for monthly To Do’s, Projects, Goals & Notes.

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  27. Viv Sluys — January 7, 2014 @ 2:18 pm (#
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    My favourite part is the household section. I often try to write lists for which chores need to be done daily, weekly, monthly but I’m never very successful with it. I also really like that it has a meal planning section

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  28. Sarah D — January 7, 2014 @ 2:22 pm (#
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    The household section but it was hard to pick 1 🙂

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  29. May — January 7, 2014 @ 2:37 pm (#
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    I like that both Canadian and US holidays are noted!

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  30. Kim — January 7, 2014 @ 3:04 pm (#
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    Weekly menu planning would be key! I always forgot what I had planned

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  31. courtney b — January 7, 2014 @ 3:17 pm (#
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    i like that its durable- i would actually give this to my husband- he needs one of these

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  32. Juliee Fitze — January 7, 2014 @ 3:31 pm (#
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    With trying to weight the meal planning is great

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  33. Marianne — January 7, 2014 @ 3:33 pm (#
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    The goal setting 🙂

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  34. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard — January 7, 2014 @ 3:34 pm (#
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    the budget section would be helpful for us

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  35. Happi Shopr — January 7, 2014 @ 3:45 pm (#
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    I like the meal planning

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  36. amy pugmire — January 7, 2014 @ 4:06 pm (#
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    I love the goal setting and family section I have 3 kids and need to be setting lots to goals.

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  37. Anne Derkat — January 7, 2014 @ 4:11 pm (#
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    I’m impressed with the meal planning section

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  38. Cassandra Sarling — January 7, 2014 @ 4:19 pm (#
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    meal planning

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  39. Leslie G — January 7, 2014 @ 4:23 pm (#
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    Oh, this would come in handy!!!

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  40. kellie Nehring — January 7, 2014 @ 4:45 pm (#
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    the budget section would be great…and the meal planning…the whole thing!!!

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  41. Lisa H — January 7, 2014 @ 5:09 pm (#
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    My favourite feature is that it has coloured tabs for each month and special categories.

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  42. melissaandkeith miller — January 7, 2014 @ 5:24 pm (#
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    the meal planning section

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  43. Danielle — January 7, 2014 @ 5:26 pm (#
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    I like having space for To-Dos and Projects

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  44. Ashleigh Swerdfeger — January 7, 2014 @ 5:29 pm (#
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    I like the goal setting and menu planning!

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  45. Debbie W — January 7, 2014 @ 5:37 pm (#
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    I like the Whole week at glance …

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  46. lori b — January 7, 2014 @ 5:42 pm (#
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    this planner has so many great things, i do like that it’s hard covered

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  47. Rebecca A — January 7, 2014 @ 5:44 pm (#
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    I really like the idea of all the different sections, I feel like this would help me get much more organized. Especially with setting goals, it would definitely help me work towards them more efficiently.

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  48. Bunnie Kelly. — January 7, 2014 @ 5:45 pm (#
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    This is great! I’m a planner nut and this tops them all.Everything you could possibly need all in one place.

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  49. Anastasia b — January 7, 2014 @ 5:56 pm (#
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    love the household section, I need more planning help with that!

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  50. Jane Hammill Gray — January 7, 2014 @ 6:16 pm (#
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    The fact that it has a hardcover and I love the family chores section!

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  51. loriag — January 7, 2014 @ 6:21 pm (#
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    I love the whole week at a glance in this planner.

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  52. MaryAnn — January 7, 2014 @ 6:41 pm (#
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    I like that you can put add-ons to personalize it a little.

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  53. Jill H — January 7, 2014 @ 6:54 pm (#
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    I like the family section and the hard cover.

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  54. Melissa — January 7, 2014 @ 7:33 pm (#
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    Weekly Meal Plan is my favorite part

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  55. Florence C — January 7, 2014 @ 7:38 pm (#
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    Weekly Meal Plan & Budget is be a great feature for me

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  56. Leah Lucas — January 7, 2014 @ 7:39 pm (#
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    I like the Household Section

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  57. Angie — January 7, 2014 @ 7:52 pm (#
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    I like the meal planning section.

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  58. Angela Newsome — January 7, 2014 @ 9:16 pm (#
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    I love that it is hardcover and that it has a meal planning section

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  59. Elaine Buonsante — January 7, 2014 @ 9:23 pm (#
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    The Weekly Meal planner is something that would really help me tremendously!

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  60. Miriam Wilton — January 7, 2014 @ 9:57 pm (#
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    The Family Section. Baby brain makes it all so difficult to keep track of!

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  61. Christina Ferguson — January 7, 2014 @ 10:27 pm (#
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    I really like the extra space for my monthly To Do’s and household notes.
    I use tabs in my recipe books so I really like the colored tabs for each month and special categories also.

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  62. Karen C Hill — January 8, 2014 @ 5:08 am (#
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    Love the household section for meal plans and budgeting

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  63. Rekha — January 8, 2014 @ 6:01 am (#
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    The meal planning section would be most handy for us, as it’s something I have trouble with but really need to get a handle on. It’ll make things so much easier for us during the week.

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  64. Stacie — January 8, 2014 @ 6:17 am (#
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    I love that it has a weekly meal plan feature.

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  65. Allie — January 8, 2014 @ 7:17 am (#
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    I like that it includes a household section.

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  66. Nicky — January 8, 2014 @ 7:42 am (#
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    being able to keep track of gifts given

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  67. Amy C — January 8, 2014 @ 7:52 am (#
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    I like the extra space for the monthly to do list.

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  68. SueSueper — January 8, 2014 @ 7:59 am (#
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    I like the meal plan aspect of it. I need to start getting better at that. 🙂

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  69. Brittany hamilton — January 8, 2014 @ 8:34 am (#
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    I love how it has a household section and a family section! I could put a lot of what I want to keep track of into one place now.

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  70. Darlene Carbajal — January 8, 2014 @ 8:44 am (#
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    I like the colored tabs. 🙂

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  71. Jody D — January 8, 2014 @ 10:14 am (#
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    The weekly meal plan and budget looks like a nice feature!

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  72. Tanis — January 8, 2014 @ 11:44 am (#
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    Weekly Meal Plan & Budget…

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  73. Crystal Englot — January 8, 2014 @ 12:07 pm (#
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    I love the Household Section! This is something that I could use to help keep my mind straight when it comes to everything that I need to do in a day!

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  74. lucy kabatoff — January 8, 2014 @ 12:09 pm (#
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    family section

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  75. Erin W — January 8, 2014 @ 12:11 pm (#
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    I love the Weekly Meal Plan & Budget… it could really help me out.

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  76. bibi khan — January 8, 2014 @ 2:17 pm (#
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    with my hectic schedule this would be ideal

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  77. kim — January 8, 2014 @ 4:04 pm (#
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    I like that you can personalize it with your on picture and choose the size of the planner you want

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  78. Burcu — January 8, 2014 @ 6:18 pm (#
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    Extra space for monthly To Do’s, Projects, Goals & Notes

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  79. M Gibb — January 8, 2014 @ 6:51 pm (#
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    extra space and color tabs

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  80. beth shepherd — January 8, 2014 @ 7:17 pm (#
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    I really like the meal planning section

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  81. bofoaok — January 8, 2014 @ 9:04 pm (#
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    I like the goal setting section

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  82. Michaela R. — January 8, 2014 @ 10:53 pm (#
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    I love the weekly meal plan and budget feature!

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  83. Silvia Mora — January 9, 2014 @ 12:14 am (#
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    This will be so useful!! Hope I get it!

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  84. Tairalyn — January 9, 2014 @ 12:49 pm (#
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    It’s all wonderful but I think the goal tracking would be a great way to remind me in a kind and abrupt way 🙂 I’d write in PEN!!!

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  85. natasha severson — January 9, 2014 @ 1:30 pm (#
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    i love all the different sections they have! i’ve never seen any like that

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  86. Lori Paul — January 9, 2014 @ 1:36 pm (#
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    i like the extra space to write in

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  87. Lisa Kerr — January 9, 2014 @ 2:26 pm (#
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    I love that it has a Weekly Meal Plan & Budget section. Thank you!

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  88. Evelyn Frierson — January 9, 2014 @ 3:04 pm (#
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    Keep up with my daily routine

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  89. Marc-Andre Taillefer — January 9, 2014 @ 6:08 pm (#
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    I think that the family section sounds really neat!

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  90. Adriana — January 9, 2014 @ 10:10 pm (#
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    I like the family section plus the menu and budget

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  91. Wanda Bergman — January 9, 2014 @ 10:24 pm (#
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    the goal setting section

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  92. Melissa L. — January 9, 2014 @ 10:35 pm (#
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    I love the meal planning section. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  93. Kimmy — January 10, 2014 @ 12:09 pm (#
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    🙂

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  94. Carly D. — January 10, 2014 @ 5:30 pm (#
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    Love the budget section! I really need to get on that this year!

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  95. Salma — January 11, 2014 @ 12:56 pm (#
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    Love the meal planning section.

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  96. Carol Diane Cross — January 11, 2014 @ 5:09 pm (#
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    This would be great for me to keep track of my daughter’s many doctor’s appointments and my husband’s frequently changing work schedule!

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  97. Antonia — January 11, 2014 @ 10:51 pm (#
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    I love the sleek design.

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  98. isabel otis — January 12, 2014 @ 4:44 pm (#
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    Family section and the household section, of course!

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  99. Donna Allen — January 13, 2014 @ 2:20 pm (#
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    This would be great for planning everything!

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  100. Angela Mitchell — January 13, 2014 @ 2:38 pm (#
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    I love the size of it actually. With planners I usually find they are huge and bulky or too small. I love paper planners:)

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  101. Laurie Penman — January 14, 2014 @ 1:02 am (#
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    Hard durable cover and nice thick heavy paper stock! I need one of these so bad….I totally forgot around Christmas time to replace my old one.

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  102. Danijela — January 15, 2014 @ 5:12 am (#
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    My Family Section is my fav and more spaces,love everything.Amazing giveaway
    ,thank you for the chance to win it.

    Happy New Year!!!!!

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  103. nuronerd — January 15, 2014 @ 1:52 pm (#
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    I like the family section. I have never seen that section in a planner before.

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  104. Susan Chester — January 15, 2014 @ 5:44 pm (#
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    I like that there’s a lot of room for writing!

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  105. Lisa A. — January 15, 2014 @ 9:08 pm (#
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    I like the weekly meal plan & budget.

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  106. LaCindaB — January 17, 2014 @ 9:12 am (#
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    The meal planner is a great feature, I so need that!

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  107. Beth Gallinger — January 17, 2014 @ 9:31 am (#
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    I like that it has space for weekly meal planning and budgeting.

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  108. Catherine Robb-Husen — January 18, 2014 @ 7:04 pm (#
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    weekly budget

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  109. Katy Emanuel — January 18, 2014 @ 7:56 pm (#
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    I like that it has a durable cover since I like to tuck a planner in my purse to keep track of things and the in and out and getting banged around, it needs to be durable.

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  110. Heather H — January 19, 2014 @ 12:13 am (#
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    Meal planning is my favourite section ! Not only does it organize you come supper time, but it also helps you save money while shopping because you know exactly what to buy !

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  111. Francine Anchondo — January 19, 2014 @ 8:41 am (#
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    I really like the household section

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  112. Piroska — January 19, 2014 @ 2:53 pm (#
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    I love the meal planning section.

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  113. liz l — January 19, 2014 @ 9:39 pm (#
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    weekly meal plan!

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  114. missbobloblaw — January 19, 2014 @ 10:54 pm (#
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    I like the meal planner, and extra space!

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  115. Heather B — January 20, 2014 @ 6:10 am (#
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    I like the colored tabs for each month! Makes things alot easier when trying to schedule things in advance or look back at something

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  116. Erica C. — January 20, 2014 @ 9:33 am (#
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    The household section is nice.

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  117. Natalie yeoman — January 20, 2014 @ 10:51 am (#
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    I like the full month overview

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  118. Heather A — January 20, 2014 @ 11:32 am (#
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    A small thing, but the coloured tabs are a really good thing.

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  119. Karen Gonyea — January 20, 2014 @ 12:59 pm (#
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    I love the family section 🙂

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  120. catherine copeland — January 20, 2014 @ 2:16 pm (#
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    •Weekly Meal Plan & Budget

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  121. Nicole Newby — January 20, 2014 @ 2:23 pm (#
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    I love the meal planning section. This is exactly what I need to organize budgets.

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  122. Lorina Padgett — January 20, 2014 @ 4:12 pm (#
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    A full month review and I can finally get organized.

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  123. Karina — January 20, 2014 @ 4:40 pm (#
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    It looks like the perfect planner…I have been searching my whole life for…

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  124. susan smoaks — January 20, 2014 @ 4:58 pm (#
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    i like that this planner has everything

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  125. brittani adams — January 20, 2014 @ 5:06 pm (#
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    i love the family section!!!!

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  126. Andrea R — January 20, 2014 @ 6:22 pm (#
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    I love that it has both a weekly section as well as a monthly view, sometimes you needs to see the days in different perpectives

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  127. Vikki Billings — January 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm (#
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    I like the budget section a lot!

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  128. Sky Sparkle — January 20, 2014 @ 8:19 pm (#
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    I like the household section

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  129. megon dorward — January 21, 2014 @ 1:34 am (#
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    I think the meal planner is really cool.

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  130. Denise Klay — January 21, 2014 @ 5:13 am (#
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    It has such great feature sections and goal planning is my favorite!

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  131. Betty C — January 21, 2014 @ 8:56 am (#
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    I like the meal planning section.

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  132. tina reynolds — January 21, 2014 @ 4:35 pm (#
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    I could really use the budget section

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  133. Sherry Conrad — January 21, 2014 @ 5:41 pm (#
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    I like the meal planning section.

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  134. Candie L — January 21, 2014 @ 6:03 pm (#
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    I like the goal setting section. Thank you

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  135. Melanie Comello — January 21, 2014 @ 6:50 pm (#
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    The colored tabs for the different months and for occasions.

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  136. trixx — January 21, 2014 @ 7:08 pm (#
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    I like the hard, durable cover on front and back. Super important if it’s going to last an entire year!

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  137. Lisa L — January 21, 2014 @ 7:14 pm (#
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    I like that it has a weekly meal plan & budget

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  138. Sky Evans — January 21, 2014 @ 8:13 pm (#
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    Love the family section..

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  139. JANET — January 21, 2014 @ 8:22 pm (#
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    I like the Weekly Meal Plan & Budget feature.

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  140. Melinda — January 21, 2014 @ 8:23 pm (#
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    The section for to do lists!

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