I’m The Geeky Junkee, and I like to talk about those things that freak my geek. Join me on Fridays to talk about the awesome things.

For the last month or so I’ve been geeking out on planners. Yes, I get overly excited about planners.  I may even need an intervention.  I thought there may be some of you out there who are like me and like a good agenda. I have a little bit for everyone including an offering from Parajunkee in the form of a book blogger planner.


1. My MOST favorite planner so far: Erin Condren Life Planner


I love this planner because I can customize it and make it all about me (including interchangeable covers just in case you get bored easy). Plus, it has everything you need in a planner: Monthly and Weekly Views, Inspirational Quotes, Laminated Tabs, Snap-In Ruler, Lined and Blank Pages for Notes/Doodling, Repositionable Stickers, Bound Folder, Bound Zip Pouch, Separate Perpetual Calendar for Birthdays, and Coil clips. My new one has been ordered and is in the process of being made so I don’t have photos yet.  Here is the one I chose to personalize:Erin Condren Life PlannerI didn’t use photos of my family.  I used my favorite Parajunkee Book Nerd Graphics.  The squares that you don’t use are printed as blocks of color. Now, this is a pricey planner.  It starts out at $50, but if you use your planner everyday and rely on it heavily, I think it’s worth it. You can order one here with $10 off your first order.


2.  Ok, so this is teacher specific, but I also purchased: Erin Condren Teacher Lesson Planner (yes, I know I have a problem)
I was using an iPad app for my lesson planning, but when I saw this lesson planner, I had to have it.  It allows you to put everything in one place: Calendar, Meeting Notes, Absences, Lesson Plans, Checklists, Bound Folder, Bound Zip Pouch, Bound Page Protectors, and Personalization.  I’m a high school teacher so some of the pages don’t apply to me. No big deal.  I change them up and use them how I want.  I use the Absences section to note students who are absent for big assignments such as tests, so I can track if they have made up the assignments or not.  I use the checklists as a checklist rather than for grades. Here is the one I ordered, and I used a book nerd graphic instead of a family picture:Erin Condren Lesson Planner

You can take a look here and get $10 off your first order.

3. If all the personalization isn’t your bag.  Here is another awesome option: Lilly Pulitzer Agendas

This is the agenda I used last year before my Erin Condren discovery.  The Lilly Pulitzer planner is more affordable at $34 for the jumbo planner.  I like this planner too because it’s colorful and pretty to look at.  You spend a year or 18 months with these planners, so I think you should like to look at them. This agenda has all the things you need: Monthly/Weekly views, a Different Design for Each Month, Notes, Stickers, and even a Horoscope page.

Lilly Pulitzer Agenda

You can check them out here.

4. I also use my phone and iPad for a calendar: iCalendar App

I tend to like colorful things.  I really like this app because I can tag different events with different colors.  I also like the fact that I can read the event name and see the color in the month view:

Calendar 2


5. Parajunkee has been geeking out on organizing PJV: Book Blogger Organization

So here is something Rachel has put together to help us get organized.  If you blog, I’m sure you know it can be a bit of a logistical nightmare between the posts, reviews, review requests, tours, giveaways, and reveals.  Rachel will have a future offering in the form of a Book Blogger Organizer download. So keep your eyes out for that.

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What do you guys think? Do you have a favorite planner? Any other organization nerds out there like me?