Kikki K planner stuff is expensive. Super expensive. I tend to avoid shopping there because of this. However, when I saw a daily planning notepad on clearance I couldn’t resist. Did I actually need a daily planning notepad? Nope. I use day to a page planners only a handful of times each year. But it was cute, and it was on sale… so to the cash register with it I went!
Kikki K Daily Planning Notepad
Apart from my love of anything / everything rainbow colored, gold foil is my next favorite thing (I also found a gold foil weekly notepad which I shared how I used in this post). Ok fine, I’ll admit I got a gold foil monthly notepad too.
I tend to avoid daily planners as the schedules usually don’t work for a night owl like me. However, this one had a top 3 priorities, to do list space, gold foil <3 and was a reasonable page size (7″ x 9.75″) – not too big and not too small, so I was going to make it work.
I kept it simple since you can’t do much decorating with a notepad and it feels a bit wasteful to go all out with stickers, washi tape etc. for something that’s going to get torn off and end up in the bin (one of the reasons I prefer proper bound planners over notepads).
I used white out to get rid of the times. I do not roll out of bed until 9 – 10am on a weekend so had a bit of empty space up the top that I doodled a quick chevron pattern.
I like this page size for weekly planning, but after using this notepad, I don’t think I need something this big / this much detail for daily planning.
- Kikki K daily planning notepad (no longer for sale but similar ones are available)
- Paper Mate Flair UF mustard color from the candy pop colors pack (my sister has it in her shop, Carefully Crafted)
Related: Kikki K Weekly Planner Review
Would I use the notepad again?
Did I feel more motivated to use the notepad and get things done because it was pretty and expensive? Surprising (to me), the answer was no.
Readers often ask me if I think it’s worth it to splurge on expensive stationery and normally I say yes. If you find a planner that has the right layout that’s in sync with how you plan and it happens to be expensive, then I think it’s well worth the investment.
However, with most expensive stationery I have this thing where I don’t want to ‘mess up’ – I want to keep it neat, which means it can sit on the shelf for a while before I get around to using it. I do think there comes a point where it’s not worth the time it takes to hack a planner to make it work for you, no matter how cute it is (or how much you paid for it). If I were someone that used a daily planner everyday I imagine I’d grow annoyed / bored with whiting out the times of this notepad.
Daily planning notepads are ok, but I much prefer a planners where all the pages are kept together – notepads fall apart too easily. They’re good for scratch paper and if you don’t want to keep your planner as a journal.
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