While on the hunt for planners made in Australia (which seem to be a rare find!) I stumbled across the Lorna Leigh Lane Planner. As soon as I saw the rainbow weekly spread I knew I had to get my hands on the planner! Loloma (the creator of the planner, was super nice and sent me a copy of the planner to review (and use in 2018!) As always, all opinions are my own.
Lorna Leigh Lane Weekly Planner
- Size: Approximately 20 cm x 24 cm
- Gold Wire-O binding
- Made in Australia
- $58 AUD
- December 2017 to December 2018 (13 months)
- Australian public holidays page
- 2018 and 2019 dates at a glance calendar
- 2 Page yearly planner (ideal for keeping track of birthdays)
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on a Monday) – vertical / hourly format
- 2 page monthly calendar (starts on a Monday)
- Pocket folder
- Bright, laminated tabs
- Comes in a keepsake box
- Add on pages:
- Goal setting
- Lined notes pages with space to add a title i.e. perfect for list making
Let’s take a closer look at the planner!
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The cover is very sturdy with gold binding and gold foil detailing for the year printed on the front cover.
Dates at a glance pages
Dates at a glance pages for 2018 and 2019. The rainbow colors are continued throughout the entire planner 🙂
Not many planners includes yearly planners like this. I wish more would as they’re ideal for tracking birthdays, your monthly cycle, cleaning tasks, etc.
The 2 page monthly calendar also starts on a Monday (same as the weekly spread – many planners, for whatever reason, don’t keep the days consistent).
Rather than re-starting the dates on a new row, the calendar adds an extra row and shrinks the size of each day’s planning box. Better than splitting boxes in half but I still think it would be more practical to just re-start the numbering on the top row of the calendar.
The 2 page vertical style weekly spread starts on a Monday with a different color for each day. Each day has a scheduling section from 7am to 7pm plus a my tasks and meal planning space. I’m going to use the smaller box at the top of the column for top 3 tasks, it would also be ideal for birthday’s, exams and flagging any bills or other things that are due.
The scheduling space is quite narrow for each day but I like that the task space is large – you could have 2 line tasks.
The sidebar is also lined. The my calls section is too big for my needs but could be whited out using correction tape and replaced with a title sticker for cleaning tasks, blog to do;s etc.
The planner has colorful tabs for each month which are laminated cardstock.
The cover extends over the tabs so they don’t get damaged.
I tried various ballpoint, gel pens, needle tip, fine tip, highlighters and stamps. Only the MAMBI stamp bled through the page (seems to bleed through every planner) – there was some minor ghosting of some of the pens.
Pros of the Lorna Leigh Lane Weekly Planner
- Colorful and gold accents!
- Pocket folder
- Comes in a pretty box (it’s not very high so it’s going to be perfect for storing planner pens, highlighters etc.)
- Lined notes pages at the back of the planner have an empty title box – perfect for list making
- Functional weekly layout
- Sturdy hardcover
- The weekly and monthly spreads are consistent – both start on a Monday
Cons of the Lorna Leigh Lane Weekly Planner
- The scheduling space in the daily spread is quite narrow
- Schedule is 7am to 7pm – if you’re a night owl like me these hours may not suit you
- The planner is on the pricey side at $58 AUD plus shipping
Would I Use This Planner?
Yes, I’ll be trying it in 2018! 🙂
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