Design Your Life planner unboxing

In the middle of Christmas chaos – between gifts and social events and flying between countries – my DYL planners arrived. And I’ve been wanting to share them with you since.

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But Christmas is its own vortex of stress and excitement, and I started January with one of the most stressful job interviews I’ve ever done. Oh, and I started an internship last week which, while great, demands I get up at 5.30am and get home 8pm – there isn’t much daylight left in the day. And these planners are so nice, honestly, they deserve daytime light so you can see it. But until the days start getting longer, I’ll settle for the selection below!

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First let’s share some of the pictures of the DYL 2016 planner. Each month has a different theme. Below are some of the ones I really liked – I didn’t want to include too many since part of the fun is flicking through them yourself.

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The other planner from Design Your Life is called ‘Back to Basics‘. Each week has a vertical spread, and the colours vary over the months. I really like some of the features in this one, such as the project tracker and the little quotes at the top of each week.

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Another nice feature of the planners is the pockets in the front. Perfect for storing some stickers and post-it notes. The first thing I did was fill it up with some of the things I got.

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The planners also came with a lovely little goodie bag – full of pencils, stickers, an envelope and some doodle pages for the planner. The hydration stickers are CNS Design, the same people that are behind the DYL planners, and are some of the most fun ones I’ve seen.

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I’m really looking forward to using these planners more going forward, and hope you find some inspiration in the pages!


Note: These products were all sent to me one of the DYL Planner Experts, the design team for CNS Designs. While the products were provided to me at no cost, all opinions in the text above are my own.