Best Laid Plans

BLP Ep #96: EC Daily Duo Mini-Review & Planner Peace with Agendio

May 30, 2022

Planner Peace

Today’s segment is a long detailed account of how listener Heather uses her Agendio. So impressed at how customized she now has it, and how many separate elements she puts to good use!

Agendio planners are found here — I did a review but many years ago!

EC Daily Duo Review

I’ve never tried a Daily Duo, EC’s daily planner divided into 2 books for the year (hence, duo!).

(Duo could also refer to the fact that I could never use this as a standalone planner – ha! However, those who use outlook/google calendar/iCal might be able to make it work!).

As of today, they appear to be running a deal for $10 off any $40 purchase!

If you would like to support BLP and facilitate even more reviews, use my referral link here when you shop: here. Lots of gorgeous covers to choose from, including Hello Kitty, Star Wars, and artist collections like the vibrant gorgeous colorful ones by Etta Vee.

Current pricing: $68 for A5 / $76 for 7″ x 9″. Price is for two books that get you through one year. One book is July – Dec; the other is Jan – June.

A few pix:

first ever BLP customization. ha. Colorway is the Harmony Neutral.
Daily page — you can see through the page slightly.
Paper has the usual luscious 80 lb EC Mohawk texture that I love to write on.
one way you could use the dashboard – love that it’s so open ended, the possibilities are endless

I hope my US listeners are enjoying Memorial Day with family, and perhaps will enjoy this episode on a commute later in the week!

If you’ve never left a review and you enjoy BLP, I’d love it if you dropped on iTunes (here!) or whoever you get your podcasts. And keep those Planner Peace submissions coming!


  • Reply Amy May 30, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    So having read your post today I went straight to Erin Condren and picked out a Daily Duo. I’m a planner minimalist — intensive planning does not come naturally to me and it’s not really something that “sparks joy”, so to speak, but I do depend on it. I’ve been using the EC life planner for years bc I’m familiar with it and it works, but I started a new job recently and I need a new system. This allows me to write down my hourly schedule (I’m a therapist) while still leaving room for a daily to-do list. I also only work part time, so I can use one planner for both work and the rest of my life. I’m excited to try it! Thanks for this review! It was really helpful.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger May 31, 2022 at 5:38 am

      yay!!! I hope you love it!

  • Reply Joy June 6, 2022 at 6:45 am

    I loved hearing the Planner Peace segment about Agendio. I use it, too, and love it but often want to tweak it. I’m totally trying the six month this next time instead of a year. I love how I can create my daily and weekly pages to have exactly what I need.

  • Reply Meg Lassiat June 6, 2022 at 9:59 am

    Hi, Sarah – I’m also a lefty and know the struggle is real when trying to find pens. You mentioned learning about the Pilot Frixion pens, so I wanted to tell you how great they are on the Tomoe River paper. Your review of the Wonderland222 planner got me to try that brand out, and I just love how the Frixion pens work with their paper. They dry more quickly than any other pen, show hardly any bleed through, and erase completely. I love that I can color code different activities and erase appointments when plans change. The ink dries within a couple seconds so smudging is not an issue. I hope you like the pens – they are my go-to now to use with my planner.

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