Documenting Life: My New #Planner for 2016

kate spade 2016 planner

I think it was only a matter of time until I jumped on the planner band-wagon! If you remember, a few posts ago I was working on re-vamping an old mini planner which I am still working on. Hoping to use it for blog/business planning but for 2016 I wanted something new, something pretty and girly and when I saw the Kate Spade New York planner depicted above I knew I’d found the one. Mine is a medium sized agenda with lovely gold dots adorning the outside cover, spanning 17 months starting from the very end of July 2015 to December 2016. There is a large version of this same agenda but I really liked the size of this one. I am not your typical planner, nor am I the best at keeping diaries filled so I thought the large one would be too much for me. This is more compact and I can do enough with it and its classic design is perfect for my more logical and concise brain in that regard. Even so, I am a creative being and I did have to customise this lovely agenda by adding some embellishments and think that each Sunday I will thoughtfully plan out the week and embellish it with what I have.

This month is a month of new things for me. I have some goals in mind, such as: blogging daily (or at least Monday-Friday), drawing or doodling daily to build up inventory for my business currently on hiatus, shop less and use more of what I already have, read more and make time for me more. Being that it is my birthday month (in just 10 days I’ll be 34–still feel like 24 though) I thought I’d focus a bit more on my self care. I had a rough few months and really need to lift my spirits and remind myself that I am human, I make mistakes but I can rise above them and lead a good life. Working on this agenda helps to pretty up my daily life so I am excited about this project. I took some photos of what I have done so far for you all to see.

kate spade agenda 2016 and tools

Some of the items I used to customise the planner inside.

inside kate spade agenda embellished

I added washi tape in gold polka dots, stripes and plain gold to the first folder slip.

kate spade agenda inside closeup

I also placed wonky letters on the folder to store “bits”, i.e. stickers and such on that side.

kate spade agenda inside other folder

On the reverse side I also embellished with some washi tapes, masking tapes and even Kate Spade paper tapes as well as printing some Kate Spade quotes onto Avery Full Sheet Self-Adhesive Label Paper and cutting them out.

kate spade planner august spread

For the cover pages preceding the August calendar pages I did a small image collage of myself and things I love as well as quotes and stickers.

kate spade planner august full calendar

The main calendar page with some birthdays and and other events hi-lighted.

I have found a wealth of free printables for planner use and am dying to print some of those out as well as continue embellishing each week. What are your planner loves? I’d love to know if there are any links I must absolutely check out. What do you think of my pages so far?


Nadia xoxo


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2 thoughts on “Documenting Life: My New #Planner for 2016

  1. I love this agenda, I really want to buy it but i’m afraid it will easily get dirty or ruin! What is your experience?Where did you get the stikers and washi tapes? (sorry for my bad english, i’m italian!)


    • Ciao Chiara! I think the potential is there for it to get dirty, I don’t really take it out and keep it at home as it is such an expensive agenda. By keeping it at home and using it more as a journalling diary I have avoided it becoming dirty or getting ruined. I have bought the stickers and tapes in various places in the United States. I do buy a lot of my tapes and such on Etsy though. I hppe this helps. 🙂


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