2011 Planner Giveaway!

posted by Andrea | 11/9/2010

I am a firm believer that using SOME sort of daily planner is essential to a simpler, more organized, less stressed life.

Honestly, I don’t know what I would do without my daily planner. It organizes my days, weeks, and months; it reminds me what to do and when to do it; it holds my Top-5 lists; it stores important information that I can’t ever seem to remember; and SO much more.

At times, I feel like my planner serves as my own little {and free} personal assistant — it just works for me!

So, when Starla from Well Kept Life sent me a copy of The Time Keeper {a daily planner she created}…I was just a little excited!

OK, I was ecstatic!!

I’m pretty picky about the planner I use and have been disappointed by many daily planners in the past. However, I knew within minutes of opening The Time Keeper, that Starla had done an AMAZING job creating a product specifically for women and all the many hats we wear each day!

Starla thought of every little detail. The size is perfect {large enough to hold lots of content but small enough to fit in your bag}, the cover image is beautiful, the spiral binding allows for easy page turns — and just wait until you see the inside!

I am SO excited to start using MY Time Keeper and I know it will make an excellent “Clutter-Free Gift” for anyone on my list this year. Christmas is ONLY 46 days away and Starla sold out of The Time Keeper last year, so make sure you order YOUR Time Keeper before December 10!!

OK, let me show you the inside…

First of all, there are 2 pockets on the inside flaps which are perfect for coupons, receipts, business cards, etc.

Then, there’s this great “Information Page” right near the front  to help you keep all that important information organized and easily accessible.

The Time Keeper has monthly at-a-glance calendars for you “big-picture” people…

…and daily sections for those of us who are a little more detail oriented — ahem!

OK, now comes the fun part!

Starla went above and beyond any other planner I’ve seen to include a daily menu-planning section AND a weekly to-do list; both of which are conveniently located on the page opposite your weekly schedule. How cleaver!!

The Time Keeper also includes several blank “Notes” pages in the back…

…and handy “Gift Ideas” pages to make your birthday and holiday shopping just a little easier…

…AND 56 perforated “Grocery Lists” that you can tear off to make your shopping list each week!!!!

Honestly, I think Starla thought of everything when creating The Time Keeper; which is why I am SO excited to give this amazing planner away to one lucky Simple Organized Living reader!!!

Want to Win?

Leave a comment below with your current method of “daily planning” {be honest…even if you don’t have one!} Some examples might be, to-do lists, PDA, planner, sticky notes, Outlook, etc. I want to know what ya’ll are using!

This contest is open until Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at 11:59pm EST.

ONE winners will be selected at random and announced on Wednesday, November 17. Please read my full disclosure policy and contact me with any questions you might have. I received a free copy of The Time Keeper for review, however all opinions are my own!


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  1. Lisa @ Simplified Saving


    I have a family calendar at home, a blog calendar that I jot deals in and deal post ideas, and I now have an ipad and iphone which I use to schedule stuff… Unfortunately, none of them quite do the trick. I am desperate for a calendar that can do it all! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  2. Tammy aka @SkipsMKGirl


    I am working with a spiral calendar right now that is a 90 day notebook. It has space for my goals, personal and business task list in the front and larger month and year calendar pages in the back. It does not have a running shopping/to do list section so I have a grocery list sheet on the fridge and a family calendar there too (theoretically so the whole family can know what is going on, but I rarely update that calendar since it’s so big). I think this planner brings a lot of the here-and-there areas into one book which would be the perfect ‘family calendar.”

  3. Jessica


    I go to my parents house to print off a monthly calendar and try and write everything on it… Also, attempt at doing daily to do lists not always successful. Need to find a catch all place where everything goes into one place so I don’t forget events and other stuff! Thanks Andrea for the giveaway 🙂

  4. Lyn


    I make to-do lists and use a monthly calendar. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. Carmella Dennin


    My current method includes daily to – do lists that I feel constantly guilty about – I think they are too long!