The Planner I’ve Been Looking For (and a discount code)


I have been looking for a new planner since I left my full-time job. SIX YEARS AGO. After looking at dozens of different organizational systems over the years — and remaining planner-less and, let’s be honest, less than organized — I’d just about given up. Yep, I was giving up on perfect and giving up on the possibility of ever finding a planner that worked for my life. YOU DON’T KNOW MY LIFE, PLANNERS.

But then — THEN! — my friend Kayse (a well-known planner aficionado) said she was thinking of creating her own planner. HER OWN PLANNER, you guys. And then she went and did it. AND IT IS AWESOME. I am so very excited to use this. Even though I am far from ready for Christmas, I can’t wait until January 1 so I can use my new Organized Life Planner. Please welcome Kayse to the blog today — and check out her incredible new planner, too! (And don’t miss the discount code at the end of this post.)


I know it’s still Christmas (and I LOVE Christmas!), but Christmas means that it’s ALSO almost the new year!!

And the new year means a fresh start, new plans, and NEW PLANNERS.

Hi, my name is Kayse and I’m a total planner junkie. I love planners and everything about them. For years, I’ve shared The Ultimate Planner Reviews, while answering questions and helping people choose their perfect planner.

And yet, I’ve still been on the hunt for mine.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve found planners & systems I’ve really loved. I have been using a combination of a planner + a bullet journal for a few months now. And while it works pretty well, I don’t love having to split the contents of my life into two separate books. I want everything in one place – one reference guide to organize my chaotic life.

It might seem crazy, but I’ve always wanted a planner that gives me a monthly, weekly, AND daily view. There are a couple planners that do this, but none of them are pretty, and they always sacrifice something else that I need (meal planning, notes pages, etc.). I wanted a planner that could organize both my home life and my work life, and help me stay on top of both my daily responsibilities and my long-term goals.

And nothing on the market really worked for me.

So, I set to work on The Organized Life Planner.

The Organized Life Planner -

My biggest prayer is that The Organized Life Planner would serve as a tool that women can use to really simplify their lives & focus on the things that matter most.

I am constantly, constantly trying to figure out better ways for our family to function – how to streamline tasks and responsibilities so that we can spend more time with each other, having conversations and reading books and going on adventures. More than anything, I want our family to be full of faith, strong relationships, and fun.

I find that really hard to accomplish when I’m overly burdened by tasks and chores and all the things I think I SHOULD be doing.

That’s why I created this planner. So that we could have a tool that would help us nail down all the thoughts and plans swirling around our heads. A tool that would help us focus in on the things we actually need to do, and then enable us to go accomplish those things instead of spinning our wheels because we are too overwhelmed by EVERYTHING.

When we simplify our lists and get a handle on all the things we’re responsible for, we can finally be freed up to focus more of our time and energy on the things that matter most. Faith, family, & friends.

The Organized Life Planner -

So, today I’m inviting you to come take a look & see if this planner could be the tool that helps you get a little more organized.

Not only are there two versions of the planner available (dated and undated), there are also 7 planner packs to choose from! Each planner pack can be added to your planner to customize it to be exactly what you want – to organize every area of your life.

To see a photo tour through the entire planner, click here. For a video tour, click here.

The Organized Life Planner is what works for me!

Maybe it will work for you, too? Use the code GUOP20 to get 20% off your Organized Life Planner & any planner packs you’d like! (Coupon valid through 12/31/16.)


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8 Comments The Planner I’ve Been Looking For (and a discount code)

  1. TiffineyHolmes December 13, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Hi Mary!

    For some strange reason I haven’t had a good planer in way too long – and I know better! Thanks for sharing this one. I know a good planner will work for me!

    Have a blessed week and thanks for hosting!


    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect December 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      Haha! I laughed at that – I know better, too. Here’s to a more organized season!

  2. Alice Walters December 14, 2016 at 6:19 am

    If you’re not finished with your Christmas shopping, I’ll bet mom’s of all ages would really appreciate this planner.

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect December 14, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      Noted. ;)

  3. Sarah Koontz (@sarahekoontz) December 14, 2016 at 7:44 am

    I know it sounds weird, but i’m not organized enough to keep a planner! Seriously. I always start them but never finish them. Sort of like new year’s resolutions. Maybe that means I simply haven’t found the right fit. I will definitely check out your friend’s new planner, thanks for sharing.

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect December 14, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      I have felt that way before, too. I’m hoping this is just the right fit and I can stick with it!

  4. Lisa/SyncopatedMama December 14, 2016 at 7:47 am

    I used to be a planner junkie, too. I still love the idea of them, but at the moment just don’t need anything more than my simple system (a piece of paper on my desk listing when I have to actually leave the house each week). If I ever need one again, though, this one looks cool!

    1. Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect December 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      Sometimes simple is better. And if it’s working for you, that sounds amazing!

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