For me, being organized is essential. I have a pretty busy life. And while it may be more geeky to use a calendar app as one's planner, I really enjoy physically writing events down in a planner. And I like to look cute doing it.
Go to MayDesigns.com. Then:
Step One- choose your pattern from the swatches.
Step Two- customize it. Add a monogram or name.
Step Three- choose your Inside Pages. Agendas, Dots, Lines, etc.
Step Four- preview & Checkout. Voila - you are finished!
The planner and/or stationery will be sent to you. Planners are hand-stitched and are available in a variety of formats (besides agendas, they have wedding and pregnancy diaries, coloring books, budget planners, meal & calorie planners, and more. Stationery is thick and comes with beautifully lined envelopes. There are so many patterns, colors, and fonts that you'll have a hard time choosing.
Right now, you can go to MayDesigns.com and get your personalized 2013- 2014 academic planner or 2013 planner for 40% off! Normally $20, these items are now $12, plus $6 for shipping. If you're reading this after the end of this promotion, look on deal sites like Groupon where there are sometimes other offers. You can also like May Designs on Facebook for the latest on all promotions.
I have ordered both the planner and the stationery. I am absolutely in love with the stationery; it's great quality and oh-so-pretty. I received my planner about a month ago. It wore pretty terribly within the first few days and didn't seem to be the same quality I was used to with May Designs so I contacted them. They sent me a new one for free and I am test-driving that one as of yesterday. I will keep you posted.