2014 Printable Planner (and a whole lot more!)

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PWOOOOH. That is the sound of me exhaling. You see, I have been diligently, tirelessly, CONSTANTLY working on this 2014 printable planner for weeks. I have poured my heart and soul into this printable for a couple of reasons.

Firstly, I love you. I love to share with you. And I really, really want you to look at my planner and think “OMG THIS IS AWESOME!!”
Secondly, I print and use the planner, too. So I want to make sure its top-notch.

We’ll get to the third reason in a minute. First, I want to tell you all about the planner!

This year, I went ALL OUT. Not only did I come up with 2 new versions of the planner (a LESSON PLAN and a MEAL PLAN version!!), but I made versions with and without holidays for our international readers. I also created a bunch of Add Ons that allow you to customize your planner how YOU need it to work. (If you’ve got an idea for an add on, drop me a comment!!)

Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson

The Planner:

[question]Update: Whoa Bonus! Because so many people requested it – I made HALF SIZE planners! Check them out![/question]

DESIGN: This year I did the planner in a couple of versions. Here they are so far.

  • Regular Monthly planner with month- only views (with or without holidays)
  • Regular planner with month and week views (with or without holidays)
  • MEAL PLANNING Planner with weekly meal planning views (with or without holidays)
  • LESSON PLANNING Planner with weekly lesson planning views (with or without holidays)

COLORS: Each of these designs is offered in 3 designs so far. (Remember when I asked on FB about your FAVE colors!? ♥) I designed all of these patterns myself!

FEATURES: This year I took all of the feedback I got from the 2013 and the student planners and made sure to tweak things for this new planner. It boasts a lot of great features!!

 

  • Yearly view page, with 2014 and 2015 laid out in front of you.
    Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson
  • Contacts, Usernames/Passwords page.
    Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson
  • “Sneak peak” of upcoming month in the month view.
    Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson
  • Filled in dates. (No writing in the weeks!)
    Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson
  • Optional US Holiday Highlighted.
    Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson
  • Notes page at the end of every month, so you have a stopping point to put your Add Ons!
  • PDF format, set up to print front-to-back. I specifically made the Geometric Grey to save on ink!

 

The Add Ons:

This year, I decided to make the planner modular. This way, everyone would start with one of the “basic” planners, and then make it their own. I know some of you are wondering – “Where is the blog tracking!?” Well, its here! But its not alone. Check out all the add ons I’ve created so far!

  • Notes Pages
    Print as many as you want and turn your planner into a notebook!
  • Blog Tracking pages
    Fill in the blanks with your targeted Social Media or statistics. Track your weekly, or  monthly progress. You choose!
    Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson
  • Activity/Extra curricular tracking
    Print one for each child, each sport – whatever! Use these pages to keep track of coaches/contacts, season start and finish, special days, games etc.
    Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson
  • Meal Plan & Shopping
    The meal planning planner not for you? No problem! Print these pages and tear them out to take shopping, and hang on the fridge after!
    Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson
  • Dates To Remember
    Track baby’s first steps, your fitness goals, or just birthdays and anniversaries.

Assembly

Last year I suggested that everyone get their planner bound in either a spiral or a twin loop binding. While I still love that choice, it doesn’t allow for you to add things like the Add Ons. So, I spent way too much time but I did a lot of research on other methods.

Obviously you can just pop the planner into a regular 3 ring binder. I tend not to like binders because they are so stiff, and the rings get in my way while I write, and they don’t fold back on themselves like a regular notebook. So I searched for an alternative. I came up with two.

Flex Notebook $5 : Five Star has a new notebook line called “Flex.” It is basically a 3 ring binder, but with flexible rings and a cover that folds back on itself. They come in a variety of colors and only cost about $5-7 depending on the version. I think this is a great potential planner cover. Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson

PROS

    • Inexpensive
    • Flexible
    • Color variety
    • No special punch needed

CONS

    • None of the regular 3 ring binder folders fit. They stick out of the edges. (Although, I did just notice there is a Flex “Note Binder” for $16 on Amazon that might not have this problem.)
    • Cover is a little flimsy.
    • Might not hold enough paper. (Pictured holds 120 sheets- again, the Flex “Note Binder”).

I think for most people, this option will be perfect. I even found that a good eraser and some elbow grease will erase the brand markings on the cover. Then you could leave it as is, or decorate!!

I was looking for something a little more professional, and I really wanted some sort of folder that I could tuck papers in. I tend to tuck papers in my planner and lose them, so I wanted to alleviate that.

Staples Arc System/Martha Stewart $30- $70 : Staples has a line of “discbound” notebooks called the Arc system. In recent years Martha Stewart has come out with some office products, including a rebranded, Martha Blue leather discbound notebook for $29. Between the color, the business card pockets and the pen sleeve, I knew this planner cover was perfect for me. I armed myself with a coupon and bit the bullet.

The main drawback (and its a big one) for this notebook is also what makes it so flexible. The cover doesn’t use any sort of ring binding. It uses a Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lessonspecial, solid disc that the specially punched paper sort of grabs on to. Key word: specially punched. I went ahead an invested in the $40 punch since I’ve been book binding for years, and I’ve used my custom planner for 2 years already. You might not be willing to jump in at that cost. (I’ve recently read that this punch on Amazon also works with the Martha/Staples Arc system. If anyone tries it, let me know)

PROS

    • Professional, business card pockets and pen holder
    • Flexible, folds back easily.
    • Plenty of accessories to add (I got 3 pocket folders and a clip in ruler.)
    • Easily add/remove pages without opening a ring.
    • Can purchase larger discs for more paper.
    • Can punch and include smaller scraps of paper in with larger pages, since it doesn’t have to be large enough to reach 3 rings like a binder.

CONS

    • Expensive to start
    • Must use special punch
    • Limited color selection in covers

Accessories : A personal planner is always made better with accessories! Here is what I use:

  • I LOVED my Avery stick on printable tabs from last year (#16281). So, I did the same thing again.Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson
  • Like I mentioned above I bought some clear paper folders to go inside my planner. These have been ESSENTIAL in keeping me from losing stuff that I normally just “tuck” in.
    Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson
  • I used those folders to hold some post it flags in pretty colors. I just take the backs off the pad and stick them to the folder. (Martha and Staples had a bunch of shmancy post-its and page markers etc but when I buy expensive stuff like that, I’m too cheap to use them. Its plain Jane Post-it Flags for me!)
    Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson
  • I tend to write with my Pilot G-2 pens. I get them in all sorts of colors and change by the day =D
    Amazing Printable Planner! Oct '13 - Dec '14 with tons of choices! Meal planning, lesson planning, kid sport tracking etc! | from saynotsweetanne.com | #planner #printable #organize #student #meal #mommy #lesson

 

Download The Planner:

Are you as geeked out as I am over this planner!? Probably not -because I am the geekiest of geeks- and also because this planner signifies a big step for me. This is the third reason I’ve been working so hard on it.

Third (oh my gosh this is the first time I’ve admitted this on the blog) I am working to transition into being a full time blogger.

Whew! There, I said it. Over the past 2 years working on saynotsweetanne.com I have come to a lot of realizations. One of those is that this is my passion.  What I do here, share here, experience here is amazing. It fuels the rest of my day. It feeds my creativity and I love it. In fact, the only downside I can find is that I don’t have as much time to spend as I want to (what with a full time job and all). So, I’m trying to find ways that the blog might support more than just itself monetarily, so that I can pursue this passion of mine FULL TIME.

I know, you’re wondering where the planner comes in. Well, after much deliberation, several brain-picking sessions with other bloggers and finance people, I have decided to sell the printable planners in my Etsy shop. They are beautiful, time consuming, and hopefully you’ll think they are worth it. I have never charged for anything that originated on this site before, and so I found the choice to be difficult.

Don’t worry though, I will continue to reward all of my readers with coupons, free Add ons etc. Be sure to Like Sweet Anne Designs on FB and sign up for the craft newsletter so that you don’t miss a deal!

Right now, all Fans of the Sweet Anne Designs FB Page get a coupon code!

Get the 2014 Planner Here!

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My name is Kayla and I am a Graphic Designer. That means that I love pretty things, and also that I like to make free printables! I'm so happy that you've stopped by to visit my blog, and I hope you will follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram!! (Yeah, and I'm totally addicted to the internet).

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39 thoughts on “2014 Printable Planner (and a whole lot more!)

  1. Wow!! Looks like an awesome calendar! I can’t wait to buy it!! One question: I’m a teacher and really need I to be August through July. Any advice?

    1. Kim,

      I totally understand that teachers have different needs! Since August is already past, the current planner runs Oct ’13 – Dec ’14. So you are totally covered now until July!! I have plans for a “student” planner July-July for 2014-2015, so you could pick that up when this one is used up. I hope you love it!

        1. Camilla,

          As a professional designer I work within the Adobe suite since it is the standard. All my typographic or multipage products are done in Adobe InDesign, while I use Illustrator for vector items and small typographic logos, and Photoshop for all my photo editing. =D

  2. I love your blog planner! I tried to make my own, but my pages aren’t as pretty as yours. I have both the Arc notebook and the MS one, which I love. The Levinger hole punch from Amazon works great with both notebooks. It does take longer to punch the pages, though.

    1. I was looking into the Levinger punch, thanks for the tip!! I think I’ll be making planners as holiday gifts, but I want to include a way to customize. =D

  3. Hi Sweet Anne,

    Happy Holiday & a great start to the New Year firstly!

    I was wondering, as I am overseas if the file prints to a standard international size – A4 or A5 – as this will affect print/trim costs and what type of folder it fits into? With different paper sizing here thought this might be an issue.

    Thank you and have a GREAT holiday!
    Kitty

    1. Hi Kitty!

      As noted in the Etsy listings, the file printed full size is 8.5x11in. However, I’m betting that with “shrink to fit” on your printer settings, you can make it print on A4 or A5. That said, you’ll probably have wider margins since the ratio isn’t exactly the same.

  4. Kayla,

    I love the design of your planner, I spent such a long time looking for calendars and I kick myself for not finding it a few weeks ago! I ended up making my own. I’m also a teacher, and hope that you will consider in the future designing additional pages for assessments, student contact info, parent contact sheets, binder covers…..etc. I would be interested in purchasing them if you did!

    Lisa

    1. Lisa,

      I do have versions of the planner with areas for lesson planning and supply lists. I’ve not thought about student/parent contact info but I’ll keep it in mind!

  5. Hi Kayla,
    Love your planner! Just thought I’d hop on and share that Levenger Circa, Rollabind.com, Arc and Martha Stewart Discbound are all the same system. I started with Circa years ago and have played around with many accessories, including the now defunct Staples Rolla notebooks. Here’s a link to the Rollabind punches, including a “personal” punch (2-4 pages at a time) for $30 or a Notebook punch (1 pg.) for $13: http://www.rollabind.com/punches
    The site is really best if you’re looking for binding supplies in bulk.

    Happy 2014!

  6. hi kayla
    i am from malaysia
    im in love on ur planner design
    where to download them? i want them badly~~~
    hope u reply me~~~thanks

  7. Hi Kayla,
    I LOVE the design of your planner, but I am a student and would like the student planner in 5.5 x 8.5 instead of full sized pages but I couldn’t find one in that size. After purchasing the student planner, will I be able to manipulate my printer settings and print two to a page so my planner will be 5.5 x 8.5?
    I’ve never printed my own planner and I’m a little nervous.
    Thanks! 🙂
    Allison

    1. Allison,

      Thanks for your kind words! No, the full page planners cannot be printed half page. Its really a lot more complicated than that, and the junior sizes have to be made seperately. I do have plans to do this so hang tight!

  8. I am 12 and looking for a planner for school because they are so expensive here. and when I saw the layout I could here angels singing but I can’t buy it. Do you know where I can get one for free?

  9. Hi, i really love your template, i’m trying to make my own agenda and i want to know wich program you use to create those template ?

  10. Kayla, I am a huge fan and advocate of the ARC system. Love it actually. I have recommended it to hundreds of my clients and very frequently find ARC systems laying around on their desks, filed with pages and pages of content. I love that.
    I just bumped you on LinkedIn. As an IT MSP in GR, I would love to hear about your work, especially related to your work with non-profits; a very large portion of our client base. Relationship is key in the way we serve our clients, and great talent, with a serving heart, is hard to find. Please feel free to reach out when you can.

    Kyle

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