Best Laid Plans

BLP Ep #64: Fall Planner Launches + Q&A

October 18, 2021

Another Monday, another BLP!

I will be back tomorrow to talk a bit more about our weekend trip, which was really restorative and lovely for Josh + me as a couple as well as individuals. We already have our next one planned out (January!). While away, I helped him plan / revamp his old to do lists which sounds super lame but was fun.

Fall Planner Releases Mentioned:

Agendio now has 120 gsm paper! Amazing for those who want to customize everything to have a luxurious paper option.

Kitlife just had their launch! They made some small tweaks that look excellent, and I will take a deeper dives into their 2022 releases in a future ep. I now have a coupon – THESHUBOX for $5 off their already reasonable prices. Affiliate note: Please note, I receive a small commission if this coupon is used.

Cultivate What Matters — my 2022 PowerSheets arrived. The bright teal is so striking in person, I love it.


ECLP (continuing July – December, but planning to switch to Hobonichi in 2022). Their Focused collection just came out, and it looks really well done. One highlight they included is a lay-flat softbound planner that is great for those that like to avoid rings!

Full Focus Planner (affiliate link – I earn a small commission if this link is used!) – My workhorse for Q4! Something about FFP really helps me to feel in control of life. I may continue to use this as a work planner next year . . . I hate to let it go and it has so much great note taking space for meetings.

I also have a coupon code – use SARAHFALL10 for $10 off!

This planner makes me feel IN CHARGE and like life is doable

Q&A Topics:

1- Recommendation for a health journal with monthly spreads to see patterns –> Ashley Shelly 2022 Monthly Notebooks

2- Request for a deep dive into paper sizes! Reference used:!

3- Audio question – ways to combine multiple domains of life into one book. Ideas: Plum Paper, Wonderland 222, Hobonichi Weeks Mega, Inkwell Press

4- Ways to divide weekly tasks – I use WORK / LIFE / HOME / BLOG+POD; this listener uses 9 categories: phone calls, errands, computer, to do, to buy, notes, pending, important, talk to spouse about.

Please keep the Q&A coming! You can submit via the blog, my email, or audio (here!).


  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns October 18, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    I never knew the logic behind the various A and B sizes so thank you for that! I’ve been an A5 user since I switched the bullet journals in 2017 so I went with the A5 W222. I like the small, compact size. It feels so tiny compared to the old Erin Condren planners I used to get back in the day!

    I’m right handed and yet I HATE rings!! I guess from when I write on the left side of the planner? I don’t like butting up against the ring. And I don’t like the bulkiness so that is one of the reasons I went with the W222.

  • Reply Erin October 18, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Just listened- great episode! And I love love LOVE your idea for a planning your year follow along episode. I’ve never heard of that before but it sounds super useful and like a lot of people would enjoy it. I hope you decide to do it! Thanks as always for your podcasts and blog 🙂

    • Reply Alyssa October 18, 2021 at 9:25 pm

      Also love the idea of a “guided planning” episode!

  • Reply Meghan October 18, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    I just ordered a Sprouted Planner after seeing it on Amanda’s Favorites. I like a weekly layout but use electronic calendars for all of my timed appointments, so what I really needed was more space for tracking weekly to-dos and taking notes. It should be here this week!

  • Reply Joy October 19, 2021 at 7:39 am

    For the question about combining multiple domains of life into one, I do that with an Agendio planner that I designed so that there is room for three main domains—work, home, and writing/study. For a couple of years, I had just a week at a glance with seven days plus an eighth section divided by domains. I tended to run out of room so this year added a daily with the same domains. I use the weekly to put down my main goals for the week, menus, and appointments and meetings, which gives me an idea of when I can schedule deeper work. Then the daily is where I add the detail. I also have my tracking in this one each week so I can check things off when I plan my day in the morning.

    I like having all of my life in one place because if I’m working deep in one area, I can schedule less demanding things for the others that day so I don’t burn out. Also, the weekly can stay at my desk while the daily goes with me. I use discbound so I can add note pages if I want but she wouldn’t have to.

  • Reply Hope October 20, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Love the idea of a guided planning episode .

  • Reply Mrs. Candid October 21, 2021 at 8:33 am

    The guided planning episode would be so good Sarah.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger October 21, 2021 at 9:00 am

      I will do it !!! Brainstorming already 🙂 <3

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