May 6, 2015
Hi Friends~! How’s your month going? Mine with lots of projects but little by little I’m accomplishing them. As you may have seen here in my blog or in my personal Instagram (@KooriStyle.Cori) I’ve always loved to keep myself organized using planners or agendas but lately I’m in love with Kikki-K planners ♥!
In today’s blog post I’d love to share with you some tips and advice for buying your first Kikki-K planner. On March I ordered two lovely planners and here I’ll show you the inside of each one of them plus advice and my personal review. (I’m not a planner professional but I really want to share what I’ve learned ^-^)
First thing first! Kikki-K is a Swedish brand that designs beautiful stationery, gifts and organization solutions【TIP: if you register to Kikki-K and sign up for the free membership you get a -$10 USD coupon!】
Using the above tip I bought two planners that were 50% off: Leather Time Planner Small: Lilac & Time Planner Medium: Live Bright. The shipping is super affordable, I paid $10 USD for it and the orders took 3 weeks to arrive home :D
:: Time Planner Medium - Live Bright ::
This planner approximate measure is 14x19cm (5.5x7.4in), the cover is made of cotton and is very soft. Once you open it you can see it has useful cute pockets, lovely golden rings, a ruler bookmark and 7 super cute dividers: Monthly view, Weekly view, Addresses, Birthdays & Anniversaries, Shops & Restaurants, To Do, Expenses.
At the end you can find a note pad with a cute design and a pen elastic loop which is perfect for carrying around your favorite pen!
:: Leather Time Planner Small - Lilac ::
The small planner approximate measure is 11x14.5cm (4.5x5.7in). It’s made of leather and it has a cute pattern of gold diamonds. The “lilac family” dividers (Monthly view, Weekly view, Addresses) doesn’t have a special design as the live bright planner but the plain color is very pretty and it goes well with the lilac and golden colors. Also the note pad design is simple but cute.
:: Advice ::
As I mentioned in the beginning of this blog post if you register to Kikki-K and sign up for the free membership you get a -$10 USD coupon. Also, with this membership you get from time to time emails with discount codes or special gifts in your orders.
As for which size is perfect for you, you must have in mind the purpose you’ll give to your planner, for example, I use my small planner for personal organization like: reunions, bank, birthdays, special days, etc. And the medium planner has the purpose of organizing my blog/work and Etsy shop! (Later I’ll post some YouTube videos about this topic).
The small planner is perfect for carrying it in your bag; it’s a planner to-go! One thing I noticed for this planner is that the monthly space is very small so I can only write the important info or use small stickers. The medium planner could also go into your bag but it isn’t as compact as the small one. The monthly space is better and you can work way more easily in this one (the small Kikki-K keeps closing itself). There’s also a large Kikki-K but I haven’t bought it because I think it’ll be too big for me to use :P
Another advice is that before you buy you could check on Pinterest or Instagram for images and decoration ideas. Remember these planners are very customizable, you can add many lovely things, decorate the inserts, add new inserts, dividers, dashboards, etcetera! :D
Sorry for the long blog post my friends hehe. Do you like to use planners? What do you think about Kikki-K? I’d love to read your opinion below ♥!
PS. Happy Birthday to my Chilean friend Nao! She's like a little sister for me ^^ Love you my friend, I wish you the best in this special day ★!