Best Laid Plans

BLP Ep # 124: Planner Stack 2023 (plus video)

December 12, 2022

2023 (Paper) Planner Stack!

I finally made a video! And a fresh YouTube channel (Best Laid Plans Video – yes, BestLaidPlans was taken!).

I will work on quality for subsequent videos but I had to start somewhere 🙂

Planners / Notebooks / Journals for 2023:

stack minus the reading journal which hadn’t arrived when I took this pic!

1- Stalogy A5 365 Days Journal

2- Erin Condren Monthly Notebook. Referral link here and product link here

3- Hobonichi Cousin A5 English with Glitter Leather Cover

4- Hobonichi Weeks English in Fresh Green

5- Kokuyo Sooofa Notebook

6- Hobonichi A5 5-Year Journal

7- Little Inklings Always Fully Booked Reading Journal

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Thank you

Thank you as always for listening! I have lots of exciting ideas for BLP and hope to keep the show growing + thriving in 2023. If you are able to leave me a rating or review, I would appreciate it very much!


  • Reply Hope December 12, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Thank you for making the video Sarah! Well done. You look fine. Your hair and nails are fine too. That matters more in the beauty you tube videos, That wouldn’t be the content that I or most of your users care about.
    We care about your planners and how you use them. And you delivered on that.

  • Reply Keren December 12, 2022 at 10:21 am

    I thought I don’t have a planner stack, just one planner but now I realize I have various notebooks in use. One that I use for work- planning the day and taking notes. I have a journal in which I write very sporadically whenever I feel the need to write( I have the same one for many years) and another random notebook which has a very pretty cover which has no specific use, but I started writing in it “10 things” style lists- just first 10 things which come to your mind- also a form of journaling. I also have a few more notebooks lying around with random thoughts, quotes and memories from trips, each in a different notebook ☹️

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger December 12, 2022 at 11:42 am

      Yes I admit I use the term “planner stack” quite loosely! Only 1-2 of these are traditional planners 🙂

  • Reply Sophie December 12, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    Love the video! You look great! Just super fun to have an accompaniment to the podcast and see both you and the planners. 🙂 I’m actually not buying any new planners for the start of 2023, which feels strange, but I bought a Hemlock & Oak undated weekly a few months ago so I’m continuing to use that, I also have a journal I write in whenever I need, a plain lined notebook for work planning, and… that’s it! I’m experimenting with some digital systems too at the moment (OneNote- I know this is not new at all but somehow I only discovered it recently), so I’ll wait to see how that works before adding any additional paper planners. Very interested to hear how you go with the Monthly Planning in the EC though, I’m intrigued by that.

  • Reply Kamala December 13, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Yet to see the video Sarah, but so excited for you already. I always felt videos would be a great add on to your already awesome podcast, especially when you do product reviews. Great going 👏

  • Reply Amy F December 14, 2022 at 7:53 am

    Great video, this was really fun. I appreciate seeing the 5 year journal “in person”. I’ve thought several times about purchasing one, but have held off bc I thought the page size might not be large enough for me. I’m definitely purchasing my own copy now!

    I am switching over to the Hobonichi Cousin A5 from the Wonderland 222. I am filled with such *angst* over this decision. I really neeeeeed a two page weekly spread with full columns for each weekend day. The W222’s stacked weekend does not serve my needs. I have a bad habit of trying to cram in too many things on Saturday/Sunday, and the hourly column helps me reset my expectations about what I can accomplish so that I don’t end up frustrated on Sunday night at 7pm. BUT – I will miss so many things about the W222 – I love the thinner book, the monthly review/preview spread, the quarterly spreads, the routine tracker, the extra pages at the back. AAAAAAAAA.

  • Reply Susan December 17, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    I love the addition of the videos!! Happy Hanukkah, Sarah

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