2018 Refresh Weekly Planner Review

There's something about the chaos of the holidays and the quickly approaching new-year that really gets me motivated to systemize, streamline, and organize all the things. I'll spend hours wandering the retail aisles and scouring the internet to find the next calendar year's best and most innovative planners that promise to finally fix my unkempt life. Although I haven't found anything that can instantaneously implement that change through a simple credit card swipe, I have discovered the next best thing: The 2018 Refresh Weekly Planner by J.Lynn Designery
Make sure to check out this entire post for my planner review as well as info on how to get free domestic shipping on J.Lynn Designery orders AND a free pen set! Talk about the perfect opportunity to get a great deal, support a small business, and get some of that holiday shopping out of the way from the comfort of your own home! Thanks so much to Jenna of J.Lynn Designery for supplying her 2018 Refresh Weekly Planner to help me write this post today! All of the opinions expressed in this post are my own.

I have to admit I'm a sucker for aesthetics and the look of the 2018 Refresh Weekly Planner was what first caught my attention. Jenna, the lovely lady behind J.Lynn Designery, designed her latest planners with a focus on textures and elements that would be found in the home. She also stayed focused on maintaining a minimalist design which I think is ideal in organization. I love that this planner is just as beautiful on a desk as it is in your purse or on your coffee table - it really suits any space! From a practical standpoint, the gold spiral binding and covers are quite sturdy but by no means bulky. The gold plated corners add elegance while also serve a very useful purpose - preventing the corners of your planner from a year's worth of some rough and tumble organization! 
Now lets talk about the fundamentals of any great planner: the innards (or more elegantly the "organizational elements").
Starting from the front, the first thing I noticed was a handy pocket on the inside cover! It doesn't take up much space nor does it make the planner bulky, but it does serve as a perfect little spot for mail, movie tickets, and other paper memories.
What better way to start 2018 than a little goal planning sesh? As someone who struggles a bit with goal setting, I was so excited to see that this was the very first topic in the 2018 Refresh Weekly Planner. This section is really more of an exercise in goal planning with actionable steps, words of encouragement, and a beautiful layout. I loved the tone of this section - it had me incredibly motivated to start mapping out my 2018 goals right then and there!
Don't you hate it when you have a brand new, beautiful planner and have to wait till the new year to start using it? Well no more waiting for you - the 2018 Refresh Weekly Planner includes the tail end of 2017 from November 27 through December 31! I love that I can get a jump-start on 2018 even if it's just from a planner perspective. The planner runs through December 2018 so don't you worry, you have a full year of fun and motivation in store!
Each month has its own tab so you can quickly flip from month to month. When you flip to a month tab, the first thing you see is a lined section titled "Important Things This Month." After that there is a two page monthly spread with holiday information included and a little notes section. From there, you then get into the weekly planner sections where each day is broken down into an AM/PM section as well as a bulleted list section - so handy! Something I really love about the weekly view sections are the fill-in-the blank areas with the prompts: "This week I'm focusing on _____" and "I'm grateful for _____." These details call back to the goal planning section completed at the beginning and serve as a great way to maintain perspective, even with all the other tasks and responsibilities that are a part of everyday life. At the end of each monthly section is a lined page which is perfect for Target lists, doodles, or maybe even a yummy recipe. The end of the planner also has a bunch of lined pages perfect for dream journaling or getting started on that novel you've been wanting to write. The possibilities of lined pages are endless!
All in all, the 2018 Refresh Weekly Planner is a fantastic treat-yo-self opportunity or gift! And don't think you're just limited to planners when you visit J.Lynn Designer's website - Jenna has her shop stocked to the brim with list pads, notebooks, writing supplies, wedding planning tools, and even gift bundles! I've linked some of my favorite items below:

2018 Refresh Weekly Planner

Build Your Gift Pack
This is the perfect gift for your fave gal pal and has so many fabulous options to pick from!

Kansas City, You're My Favorite List Pad
I absolutely love this list pad and think any Kansas Citian would swoon over it too!

Marble Notes & Lists Book
If you're like me, you need a notebook for lists, doodles, and love notes. This notebook kicks it up a notch with marble and gold details as well as clear plastic covers so you can toss it in your purse and go!

Plan All the Things Pens
The absolute perfect accessory for any workspace or planner, these little gems keep you motivated and note-ready!

This weekend brings some of the best deals of the season and I'm so excited to share what J.Lynn Designery has in store! From Friday, November 24 through Monday, November 27th all US domestic orders will automatically score FREE SHIPPING! AND in addition, all orders placed Friday, November 24th before 12:00 pm CT will also receive a FREE set of J.Lynn Designery's brand new pens! This adorable gray + white pen duo retails at $5.95 and features the phrases:


No code is required for the free shipping or the free gift so get to shopping and score some awesome deals - you'll be so thankful you did!
Happy Thanksgiving week everyone! I hope you all have safe travels and get to eat lots and lots of pie. I'd love to hear about your holiday plans so post below in the comments what fun you have in store for this week! I'm also dying to hear what amazing goodies you all snag from J.Lynn Designery over the next few days - make sure to share and happy shopping!