Back to School Planner!

It's back to school season! 

Immediate reaction/train of thought from a craft/stationary addict: 
"Awesome-that means it's the perfect time to shop for all the colorful and patterned designed pens, stationary, office supplies, and planners" :) 

Those are my exact thoughts during every back to school season :) The only difference is that this year, after being out of school for a minute, I will be returning to school in the fall to restart my dental assisting program. I decided that I needed a separate planner for homework assignments and important school dates. For my personal planning, I use a Mead weekly/monthly and realized I didn't have any extra space in the daily slot for school related planning.  And of course, I made this decision will browsing Walmart's back to school section. 

Luckily, I ran across an inexpensive planner from Studio C. I had actually never heard of this company until I found this super cute planner from their Polka Party Collection. I do not see the particular planner I purchased online, but you can view their selection here

I picked up a relatively small 12 month planner for the 2015-2016 school year. It measures in at 6" x 4.25". Both the front and back cover is made of a very durable poly.  

Once opened, there is is a coated sheet to protect the pages and a double sided pocket made of the same coated material. Next, is an personal information page with a cute quote and on the reverse a 2015 and 2016 calendar. 

What initially attracted me to this planner was the bright colored monthly pages with inspirational quotes. I have put my favorites below. Also, the laminated multi colored monthly tabs. 

For every month there is an important dates page and a lined note page. 

Each monthly calendar layout covers 2 pages. I love the extra touch of doodles for majority of important holidays and that the monthly calendar and weekly pages are printed in black and white only. I feel it leaves more options for me to add colors that will not clash with the design and the ability to add personal touches. 

The weekly pages have a full section for the weekdays and halved for the weekends. This is fine for me as this will serve solely for my school planning. I will most likely use the weekend section for more note taking.  

At the end of each weekly section, before going on to the next month, there is another lined note page which is very helpful. 

The end of the planner has 5 lined note pages, front to back, for a total of 10 pages. The planner ends with a Special Dates to Remember page and the same durable plastic page to protect the sheets. 

Overall, I love this planner and I am super happy I ran across it. My only downfall is, I feel the spiral might give me a little trouble as I reach the back as it did not come with a continuous spiral, but one that is opened at each section. 

After looking on Studio C's website I found their accessory clutches and love the fabric designs and selections. This one is my favorite, and I see a purchase in my near future :) 

Check it out and let me know what you think. 

Love. Peace. Happiness. 

*Blog post was not sponsored by Studio C and I have no affiliation. All opinions and photos are my own*


  1. Anonymous31.8.15

    Hello, thanks for sharing; this is a very cute planner. I've been looking for one like this for 2015-2016. I checked out net for Studio C / Hot to Trot planners with THIS cute size and pattern, but I can't find one to buy. Did you buy it online?

    1. Not a problem! Thanks for reading! No, I did not purchase online, I ran across this particular planner at my local Wal-Mart :) Good luck in your search!