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2016 Purposeful Planner Review and Giveaway

This week is my final planner review and giveaway for 2015 – the 2016 Purposeful Planner in Holly Floral! The Purposeful Planner is special to me because I’ve been in a Facebook group with the creator, Corie Clark, for several years and I’ve been able to watch as she developed this planner last year (2014) in time to release the very first edition into the world for 2015. I am so inspired by people who decide they want to do something and figure out how to get it done!

I am very excited to be sharing this review with all of you this week, and I’m even more excited to be giving one away – especially because this daily floral design is already sold out!

2016 Purposeful Planner in Holly Floral

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Basic Stats: $52 // 9” wide x 10” tall – 448 pages // floral hard cover with gold foil detail // Gold wire-o binding // protective gold corners

The planner comes in a super cute black and white striped keepsake box – and it’s big – 11″ x 11″ x 3″! It also happens to match the inside covers of the planner. The front inside-cover also has a pocket for storing loose papers or thin notebooks, and the monthly tabs are a soft pink that match the flowers on the cover as well.

Inside Cover 2016 Purposeful Planner Holly Floral

The front section of the planner includes a welcome/intro page from Corie, and then several detailed yearly goal setting pages so you can give yourself a big-picture view before diving into your monthly planning.

Unlike other planners I’ve reviewed that have a one or two year year-at-a-glance calendars, the Purposeful Planner has a two-page spread that shows four years from 2016-2019! Now you obviously can’t write on these calendars like a few others, but you could definitely highlight/circle important dates to see them all in one place.

year-at-a-glance calendar purposeful planner

Now for the monthly pages! These pages are included in every single month – not just at the beginning of the planner,  which is why the Purposeful Planner is the largest and heaviest of all the planners I’ve reviewed – I would say it is definitely a keep-on-your-desk planner.

I will also mention here that the text ink in this planner is very black, and in stark contract to the white pages. All the other planners have had a softer text color (in some cases a little too light) but for me, I think this may be a bit too dark – however it makes it very easy to read, and you don’t have to squint to read it, which can be a very good thing if you’re planning your days early in the morning or late at night.

First up is the two-page monthly calendar. Very simple design with lots of space to write! I love how big it is and there is no wasted space.

monthly calendar purposeful planner

Next up are the monthly budget and monthly menu planning pages. I might utilize the budget page just to write some things down (I use YNAB for my real budgeting) but I personally would never use the menu pages. They would stand as sad monthly reminders to me of my lack of cooking skills and my singleness. haha! I can see how this page would come in super handy for family meal planning though and it’s the only planner I’ve seen with a dedicated page to planning out your top monthly meals!

monthly budget and menu purposeful planner

On the next two pages you will find the monthly master task list, and a page for your monthly goal setting. Of all the extra pages, I love these two the most! I am constantly re-writing my “to-clean” list and I think it would be really nice to have it all together sitting right in front of me every month. I think it would also be a great way to track when the last time it was that I actually cleaned that specific area. Time does seem to fly and I become very forgetful.

The dreams and goals page is a great monthly reminder to revisit and refocus on what you want to work on this month/year. It’s easy to write down some yearly goals and resolutions, but it’s even easier to lose focus on those items as the months fly by!

monthly tasks and goals purposeful planner

Immediately after the goals page, starts the daily pages. The thing about the daily Purposeful Planner, is that every single day gets it own full page layout – this includes Saturday and Sunday! You don’t have to fight for space on a single combined page here – you can plan each weekend day exactly as you would a weekday day. I love this feature!

Each daily layout includes the following:

Date // Bible verse or quote // a top 3 to-dos // Health // Water tracking // Hourly schedule layout from 6am -9pm // Prayer & Praise // 15 minute suggestion for cleaning/clearing/decluttering // Brain Dump notes space // Retail Therapy // Menu

Needless to say, there is a lot going on on each daily page, however I feel it maximizes the page space and doesn’t feel cluttered at all. Again, this is a big planner, so there is adequate room for all the additional tracking/planning sections.

weekend full days daily layout purposeful planner

And that’s the 2016 Purposeful Planner! I think it would be a beautiful addition to anyone’s desk!

Pinterest 2016 Purposeful Planner Holly Floral Review

Would you like a chance to win your own Holly Floral daily Purposeful Planner? Check out the giveaway below!

Entering is super easy, just use the rafflecopter below. The giveaway will be open until midnight Saturday Jan. 2nd CST.

**One winner will be randomly selected and notified by email on Monday, January 4th, 2016. Package will be shipped to winner via 2-day USPS Priority Mail. All entries will be verified, meaning if you do not complete the tasks, you will be disqualified. Due to shipping expenses, this giveaway is only open to US residents (void where prohibited). You must be 18 or older to enter. The prize contains one 2016 Purposeful Planner Daily Edition, one set of washi tape from the Corie Clark shop, one set of stretching bands to keep the planner securely closed – also from the Corie Clark shop, and one set of Paper-mate Flair felt-tip pens. This giveaway is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Corie Clark’s shop – I’m just happy to be supporting her!

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  • Reply Shawnee December 28, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Hi Tiffany — fun giveaway! I left the wrong username for Pinterest — it’s Shalliga and not ShawneeApronista. Just in case I win, I don’t want to be disqualified! =)

    • Reply Tiffany December 29, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      Hi Shawnee! Thank you for entering! I’ll make a note of your Pinterest username. :) Happy (almost) New Year!

  • Reply Natalie Covey December 28, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    This is a beautiful planner. I would love to have this!!!

  • Reply Joanna December 28, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    I appreciate your very thorough description of this planner, I’ve wondered about some of the highlights you mentioned. And it’s quite nice you’re doing a giveaway along with it. Thank you for the opportunity to be in the drawing too.
    I could go on and on about the wonderfully uplifting “think tank” community we have in the 30 Days of Hustle group! Anyhoo,… let me just say to you, Tiffany:
    ‘Wishing you a very Happy New Year and praying all God’s best and highest will for you and your loved ones.
    May we be more and more transformed into Christ’s likeness and may He help us include everyone among those we count as “loved ones.”
    Phillipians 1:6

    • Reply Tiffany December 29, 2015 at 3:22 pm

      Aww, thank you so much for the uplifting words, Joanna! I love our 30 Days group! I pray you have a blessed New Year!

  • Reply CJ December 29, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Love your website!

  • Reply CJ December 29, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Love your blog!

  • Reply Lisa Brubaker December 29, 2015 at 5:30 am

    Wow! That planner looks amazing!!!Would love to win this! ?

  • Reply Yaya December 29, 2015 at 5:45 am

    Hi I was trying to enter the giveaway, but whatever system you have in place for entries keeps spinning and there’s a message that says “Routing giveaway through the interwebs”. I tried on another web browser and received the same message

    • Reply Tiffany December 29, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      Hi Yaya, I’m so sorry you’re having trouble entering via the Rafflecopter! It seems to be working fine for me and others (I’ve tried on my cell phone and desktop) so I’m not sure what the problem might be. :( Please try again this week and hopefully it will work for you!

  • Reply Melody December 29, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Very thorough review…thank you, Tiffany! Love me an amazing planner!

  • Reply Melody Arredondo December 29, 2015 at 10:19 am

    I love that there is only three slots for the to-do list. I definitely need to get more focused.

  • Reply Dalyce Mangum January 1, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win this planner. I love it!!!!

  • Reply Gael January 2, 2016 at 12:13 am

    I stumbled upon your great review after a friend mentioned something about her amazing Purposeful Planner! Loved your review! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity too!!

  • Reply Kim January 2, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    This looks like an amazing planner.

  • Reply Amanda January 2, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Fingers crossed. I would love to win this planner!

  • Reply Linda January 4, 2016 at 7:23 am

    Wow! You have the planner thing down, my friend! I didn’t have the budget (or want to prioritize it in the budget, if I’m being honest) for a super high quality planner this year, but I scoured the Target website for like an hour deciding which one was best for me. I ended up with one that I absolutely adore, and I feel like it has so many components of other planners too with the monthly and weekly goal pages, along with the daily calendar layout too. Target for the win this year! :)

    • Reply Tiffany January 4, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Yeah, I went a little (lot) overboard this year. haha! It’s been fun giving them away though! There are SO many great choices out there now, and I honestly will probably look at a lot more of the less expensive options next year. My budget will thank me. ;)

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