This year I had a couple of options for 2014 planning. I could join the Frankie Diary crusaders and enjoy beautifully illustrated pages encased in a hardback binding, choose an adorable Toffeenut Diary (as spied on Daisy’s blog!) or go all out and pick up a 5-Year Diary. In the end, I relegated my faithful Filofax to the drawing board and bought the Piyo Diary by Livediary at The Magic Notebook. If you could fall in love with paper, this was it.
The Piyo Diary is an undated 128-page diary, with yearly, monthly and weekly sheets, as well as plenty of notepaper and sticker sheets. Covered with a PVC protective cover, the diary is going to be perfect for noting down events and busy days, as well as keeping lists, planning blog content and more. The little illustrations that pepper the diary are just about right: not too cutesy and just enough to allude to some personality. I’ve even already taken to decorating the pages with the stickers and washi tape!
Questioning the whole undated diary thing? I guess you’ve got good reason to.
I spent around 3 hours dating mine and applying the month stickers – only to fall at the final hurdle and mess up my November numbers. NOOO! Overall, it was much easier to complete than anticipated though, so I wouldn’t let the whole ‘undated’ thing put you off. It also means you can buy in advance for future years or start the diary at any month! (Although the decorated monthly pages could get confusing!) There is oh so much space to pop in events, activities and to plan ahead, and I’m currently using the monthly pages to note down my ‘blogging schedule’. Take that, un-organised Michelle!
In related news, my little sister gifted me this adorable Instax Polaroid photo album for Christmas and I’m having the best time slotting our old and new photos in there. The perfect way to keep memories. Can you spy our dysfunctional Christmas family snaps?!
Which is your 2014 diary of preference?
You can shop The Magic Notebook here. (UK based company.) I highly recommend! I bought my diary with my own moneyz.