I didn’t want to pay extra for the gold foil covers or the colored rings as the extra price wasn’t within my budget. I do love the cover. And the fact that it is interchangeable. I tend to change my mind about everything, so having an interchangeable cover is great for me. Looking at their luxe cover planners, that would have driven me mad.
I chose to get the notebook instead of the vertical, neutral planner because I don’t have a need for it yet. I plan on waiting until November to purchase one for the new year. And even then, I’m going to use it as a scrapbook/memory keeping planner instead. Functionally, I’m a lister. And having the boxes limits me, even though I know I can just ignore it. But I just can’t lol.
The notebook itself is pretty standard. It wasn’t as thick as I thought it would be for the price ($20). But for a first purchase from this company, it’s not bad, but it’s not great either. I chose the dot grid option as it gave more flexibility. The other two layouts were lined and lined with a notes column.
Having heard of all the pixilation issues in the neutral planner, I decided to wait. I fully expect a $75 planner to be nearly perfect. And even if I’ll be covering the pages in stickers, my expectation still stands. I was going to purchase the planner at Staples as it was cheaper in store, but I hate the watercolor background. It would’ve been fine, but October’s color is an ugly orange color. That’s my birthday month and I knew I wouldn’t be able to stand looking at it all month long. Picky? Yes, but I want to love my purchases 100 percent.
I like how the notebook was packaged. My overall opinion is that it’s nice. I think the real test will be when I purchase the actual planner to test out. This notebook is for my bullet journal. I’m a real big fan of that and once I’ve dabbled in it more, I’ll be posting about that as well.