I’m pretty chuffed with myself, you know? In 2015 I posted a review of the Bando “I Am Very Busy” planner, which you can read here if you want to. Since then, I have for the first time managed to stick to one planner. It might not seem like a big deal to some, but I’m pretty fickle when it comes to planners. Anyway, it became an essential part of my day to day life, especially with work, my final year of uni, blogging and personal appointments. Coming to the end of the year, I just knew that I wanted an equally as cute but practical planner for 2017. Which was when I found the Kikki K Large Weekly Planner: Thrive.
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The quality of this planner is unbelievable; it’s extremely sturdy and feels much more expensive than the £18 it costs. I absolutely love the design. It’s minimal yet attractive and functional, with the gold foil 2017 print on the pink marble inspired cover. I particularly love the spiral binding as it means that I can lay it flat while writing inside,
The planner starts as all planners do, with space for personal details such as name, address and contact information. It then moves on to quick year overviews for both 2017 and 2018 which is handy for dates at a glance. The Thrive planner also includes international public holidays split out by country; I’m not sure how much use I’ll get out of this but it’s a great added feature.
Before you get into the first month, there is space to write your priorities for the next 18 months. I think this is a lovely touch as it really gets you to think about what the main things you want to achieve are. I was a little confused though, as this is only a 12 month planner, but it isn’t a problem.
The months are split by good quality dividers, each with a different inspirational quote (love this!) The monthly tabs are also laminated which is such a small touch but one that I find really useful, as it’s easy to quickly get to the month you need.
Though I’ve never owned one myself, the month on two page spreads remind me a lot of the way that Erin Condren planners are laid out. Each block is big enough to write in the important details of any appointments and follows the super cute colour theme of pinks and whites. This is then followed with a week on two pages. These spreads are possibly my favourite part of the whole planner. Not only is there enough space to make notes for each day. there are also places to note your focus for the week, the top priorities for that week, “something for me” which I think is lovely, and also a visual aid for tracking your water intake (I’m awful at drinking enough water so this will definitely be a big help!) On the left, there is also a section called “the list”. I’m thinking of using this for either books or films that are being released that particular month, maybe books that I’ve been recommended or tasks that need completing but aren’t a priority and don’t have a particular date attached to them.
After the 12 months, there is a “thanks” section, where you can note three things you’re grateful for each day. I’m so happy that this is included within the planner; I’ve alternated between writing my gratitude logs on my phone and in another notebook, so I’m glad that I can keep everything together now! There is also a notes section which is useful for jotting anything down while you’re out and about.
I absolutely love this planner and have been excited to start writing in it ever since it arrived on my doorstep (figuratively, of course, it was actually handed to my mum by the postman but that didn’t sound as cute). If you’re looking for a practical but aesthetically pleasing planner, I think this may be the one!