Diaries, Planners & Calendars for 2017


My most recent post looked at to-do lists and how much they help me with day-to-day planning. This post will cover some more tools that will help aid family, home and work organisation in the New Year – diaries, planners and calendars. I had a look on the John Lewis website, as I know from experience that they have a wonderful selection of these products in the run up to the New Year. Here are some of my favourites –

Busy B Floral To-Do Diary 2017
I have mentioned the Busy B range in previous posts (Busy B Christmas Planner) and I have to say I am a huge fan! This diary from the brand does not disappoint. It features a weekly planner on the left and notes and lists on the right. After every 3 months there is a handy little storage pocket and there is also a grid-style overview of each month of the year, perfect for popping in events for quick reference. It’s a lovely product with lots of extra little details such as a handy pen loop and an elastic closure to keep everything together.

Mums Office Big Family Diary 2017
Ok, lets put it out there. I would not walk around with a great big, pink diary! On further investigation on the Mums Office website, I was delighted to see that you can also purchase it in a large choice of colours – Sea Green, Champagne, Plum, Pink, Orange or French Navy. Similar in style to the Busy B diary, there is a week to view on the left with space for notes and lists on the right. It has a thin hardback cover with rounded corners, a gusset pocket on the inside back cover, 2 grosgrain ribbons, an elastic strap to hold it all together and a pen loop.Sections include:

    • INFORMATION pages to record personal information for all members of your family;
    • IMPORTANT pages to record Pocket Money Record, Dates To Remember and Travel Plans;
    •  NEED TO KNOW Information, Numbers, Websites, Etc
    • OUR WEEK to record the regular weekly routine – one for each term;
    • DATES calendars for three years and important Notable Dates;
    • OUR PLANS containing planners for the current and following years;
    • THE WEEK –  a double page spread with a GRID format; and finally
    • a couple of NOTES pages.
      Organised Mum Life Diary
      Oh my goodness, where do I start? This is the holy grail of family organisers (mommyandmadness check this bad boy out!) and is down on my Christmas list for Santa! This is a very stylish A5 week-to-view planner from the Organised Mum brand of products and lasts for 16 months, use straight away until December 2017. Also features –

      • Weekly perforated shopping lists
      • Space for menu planning and to do lists
      • 288 colourful reminder stickers to highlight important events
      • Monthly pages for planning, to do lists and budgeting
      • Weekly routine pages
      • Year-at-a-glance planning pages
      • Separate address book that sits neatly inside the diary back pocket that can be moved from year to year to save rewriting
      • Section for Christmas and summer holiday organisation
      • Pocket at the back for notes and bills
      • Elastic bandeau to keep the diary closed when you’re out and about
      • Two repositionable page dividers that allow you to find the right page quickly and easily.
        Organised Mum Family Home Planner
        This is a large family wall planner to help organise busy families and also lasts for 16 months. It features 288 colourful reminder stickers and a handy pen that clips onto the calendar.

        We’re Going On a Bear Hunt Calendar
        Oooo whos excited to see the tv adaption of this childrens classic? Me for one! The little tyke and myself love this childrens story and I think this is a really nice family calendar. A handy reminder sticker sheet is also included as well as removable stickers and space to record targets and rewards (for older children).

        Lily & Val 2017 Recipe Calendar
        Not a family calendar as such but a very, very pretty and quirky one! The calendar features twelve delicious and beautifully illustrated sweet and savoury recipes drawn with chalk on a blackboard. It would look lovely in any kitchen.


        Seen anything you like here? Have you already purchased your diaries and planners for 2017. I am hoping Santa will put some in my stocking for Christmas morning (hint hint dear Husband). Ta ta for now my lovelies and I will bid you a good evening! xxx


Author: mummydummy34

Learner Mum to a cheeky but very sweet little chappy. Also wife to a very understanding husband and custodian of the laziest cat in Britain!

7 thoughts on “Diaries, Planners & Calendars for 2017”

  1. After just buying a regular diary, I have so much regret right now. Like SO much regret that I might just pass my current one to someone else just so I can get my hands on one of these. I am in love with every single one. Thank-you for sharing but at the same time damn you, they are too pretty to ignore now >:) X

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    1. Well, it’s impossible to follow a plan exactly. But it helps me to write things down so it gets thoughts/ideas/plans out of my head. Otherwise I would just forget everything! My mind is like a sieve these days argh!


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