Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Great Planning Tool for 2009

Happy New Year everyone! I am always amazed by how fast the years seem to fly by now; when I was a little girl a year seemed like forever. So much has happened in 2008--a year full of changes in my life, from getting married and buying a home to learning how to be a better real estate agent and also starting my photography business. I'm excited about what 2009 has in store for me, my family and friends. I wish you and your family a prosperous and healthy 2009. 

I don't know about you, but the beginning of a new year is a time I use to reflect on the past year and get organized for the upcoming one. I'm a big advocate of keeping a daily planner; a simple calendar just won't work for me. I need space to write in appointments and daily to-do lists and a way to keep up with important birthdays and addresses. I'm excited to share with you that I have found just the thing to keep me organized and efficient in 2009!

It's the Vera Bradley agenda book--oh so stylish and it has everything you need to keep up with the day-to-day things. I know it's "old school"...using just pencil and paper and not some fancy electronic device, but I enjoy writing things down and crossing them off when I'm's that sense of accomplishment that I love! 

As you can tell, it is very cute and a perfect size. This one is called the Yellow Bird, but Vera Bradley also offers 5 other patterns including: Frankly Scarlet, Night Owl, Puccini, Raspberry Fizz and Caffe Latte. You can find them in gift shops selling Vera Bradley or on their Website, for the very attractive price of $25. In fact, Vera Bradley has them on sale for only $18.75.

You can see from the picture above that every day has several lines for you to write on and there's also a monthly overview as well. The back of the planner has several features I love: a address and phone number section for your most important contacts, a page for you to write down everyone's birthdays and anniversaries for easy access and pages for you to write down your person goals for the year. (As we all know, it's the time to make Resolutions...and written goals are ones that we are much more likely to keep). The goals are even broken down into sections: Self, Family, Career, Health, Financial and Dreams.

The front of the planner has all the holidays listed for 2009 and 2010 as well as a thorough list of useful 1-800 numbers you may need, including airline companies, hotels and car rental companies. A cute feature I'm enjoying the page of stickers that you can use to decorate special occasions, such as birthdays and holidays.

Well, I just had to share with you this fabulous tool that I'm excited to use in 2009! Go out and get you one for yourself!...They make great gifts too. Here's to you and having a well-organized and more productive 2009. 


1 comment:

Gael M said...

Thanks for the pictures of the planner pages. I don't know why the Vera Bradley site doesn't have them. You can't know if a planner is the right one for you until you open it. Never judge a book by its cover is literally true when it comes to shopping for a planner.