Last year, I bought my first "decorative" planner... one that's pretty and that I use to scrapbook my memories with stickers, wash tape and highlighters. I got the MAMBI Happy Planner 1st edition and wrote a post about it here. This year, I decided to get one in the new, pretty watercolour style. I didn't fully use up my planner last year, but I'm hoping to get some good use out of it for a little longer this time around :)
As with last year's planner, this one is bound using the disc system, so the pages are removable. This is great for when you're writing on or decorating a spread, because the discs won't get in the way of your pen. As a bonus, the discs are really cute again: pink, with heart cut-outs in the centres!
This part is the same as last year's planner as well... a welcome page where you can write in your name to make it your own. This style's page is very colourful and trendy.
One thing that's very new is the year-at-a-glance pages, which, in this style are not just useful, but also gorgeous! I love how this spread looks with the watercolour :) This year, the divider tabs are laminated as well, which is really nice because the tabs won't bend in easily this way.
The introduction to each month in this style is very cute... it has a "currently" section for noting all of your favourite activities and items of the month, as well as space for birthdays and other important dates.
Each month starts with a divider in a different print. Some have quotes and some are patterns, but they all tie into the watercolour theme!
This planner's monthly layout is very clean yet decorative. The splashes of watercolour along with the cute font and colour choices make it stylish, but also leave tons of room in the spacious boxes and notes section to organize and/or decorate your life.
The colour scheme that is introduced for each month in the monthly layout stays the same throughout the weekly spreads, and again, the choices of colour are very trendy. The boxes in these spreads are also very spacious, leaving plenty of room to fill in your day as well as decorate. The headers to each section are blank this year, which is really nice as well, since I personally don't use the three sections as "Morning", "Afternoon" and "Evening".
So that's it... my new MAMBI Happy Planner in the watercolour style! It lasts 18 months but if this year repeats itself, I'll be getting a new one again after only 12 months :) Do you use a paper planner?