Sunday 13 January 2013

Planning, Planners and a Giveaway.

It's hard to believe we are almost into the third week of 2013. 

Proper planning for the New Year is a good way to get one's goals and activities on track. For years I used a daily diary to schedule meetings and events. These days with more use being made of electronic diaries it's easy to overlook the benefits of a proper "book" planner.

I must confess that I love books, and pens - proper fountain pens. It’s great to find a planner that one can customize with your own colour choice. You can also save personal dates so that your planner for the following year can be populated with your important dates.

Personal Planner have offered the readers of this blog the opportunity to take part in a Giveaway. I have had a look at the website and I am so impressed with what they offer.

Here is more about Personal Planner:

Would you like to add some colour to your workday at the same time as making your planner more efficient and that more personal? If so, Personal Planner has a great idea I think you’ll love!

Their planners provide you with endless design possibilities. You can change colour, text and design on front/back cover as well as inlay. There are also clever boxes for to-do list, gym session, preschool, idea of the week and weather. Friends and family member’s birthdays can also be added to the inlay directly from Facebook. They print and deliver the finished product directly to your doorstep. 

Here are a few things that I like about these planners:

  • You design the front/back cover
  • Tons of ways to design the inside to suit your style & needs.
  • Add friends & family member’s birthdays to the inlay 
  • Choose between 4 different sizes
  • You pick the start date. 
And best of all its fun and easy.

To take part in the Giveaway:
  1. Visit the website to have a look at the Personal Planners
  2. Leave a comment here on this blog
  3. "Like" Personal Planners" Facebook Page and it wouldn't hurt to "like" my artist page  Carol Lee Beckx Artist as well...
  • Entries are open to anyone, anywhere - how cool is that?
  • Please Note: The Prize cannot be exchanged for money.
Entries close on Sunday 20th January 8 pm EST (Brisbane)

A random winner will be chosen on Sunday 20th January. The winner will need to provide an email address so you can be sent your prize gift card via email.

The winner will be announced on this blog on Monday 21st January and on my Facebook Artist page.

Click here to visit The Personal Planner website 
Here for the Personal Planner Facebook page.

Now get busy and leave your comment....
Oh  - Happy New Year and happy planning...

Disclaimer: I am going to receive my own Personal Planner for hosting this Giveaway.
The winner to this giveaway was Maggie Latham - congratulations.


  1. Love the personal planner! I sure could do with some organisational helpers. Love the personal dates too - I'd never forget birthdays then :)

    1. I think that is the best part - and you can keep track of how old everyone is...

  2. Definately need to get more organised this year and love the fact that you can personalise your planner to suit you :)

  3. Hi Alice - getting organised is the big thing - isn't it!

  4. These look great!

  5. I am experiencing your blog and delving into to all the goodies here, there is so much! Please bear with me and I poke my nose into all the nooks and crannies around here, wonderful:~))

    1. Lovely to have you here, do enjoy poking around! Your photographs are an inspiration.

  6. I absolutely need to find a new job this year :D

  7. I love the fact that I can personalise it to my needs and how I want everything organised