Things I Love Thursday- Orange Circle Studio (Plus a GIVEAWAY!!)

TILT With the new year coming up I am setting my sights on some goals. Not resolutions. I hate resolutions. Goals. One of them is to improve my productivity and stay more organized. I live and breathe by my wall calendar. But the problem is, the hubby doesn’t use it enough and when I am out and about and plans get made I never know what is going on. I have tried using the calendar functions on both my phone and my iTouch, but it just isn’t working for me. So I decided that 2011 was going to be the year of the planner. That’s right. A good, old fashioned, pen and paper planner.

But old fashioned doesn’t mean that it can’t be super cute and fun right?


Isn’t that cute. I am a sucker for anything with stickers. It is like being a kid but all grown up. Here is what I love about this planner from Orange Circle Studio.

  • Easily fits in my purse. I do carry a big purse, but it is a really nice size.
  • STICKERS!! Oh yeah, I already said that.
  • A little pocket in front I throw receipts and coupons in
  • To do lists and grocery lists that tear off

My absolute favorite part is the way the inside is laid out.


I am not sure if you can tell what is going on by the pictures, but each family member gets their own line. With a bunch of space on top just for mom. It helps me more easily sort out what is going on and is how my wall calendar is set up at home so I am used to this system. In fact, Orange Circle Studio has a wall calendar to match my planner with even more stickers. Next year I am TOTALLY coordinating my calendars.

They seriously have a ton of great wall calendars, desk calendars and planners to start your year off right. This tear off desk calendar looks HILARIOUS. They also have some gorgeous journals that I might just need to get to jot down my bloggy inspirations when they come to me. Don’t want to miss something brilliant because I have nothing to write in!

Right now, all their products are 15% off site wide so if you need a little help in the organizing department for 2011, check them out. Or you could win a planner of your very own!! To enter, simply leave me a comment telling me which Orange Circle Studio product you love the most. For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each):

  • Participate in Things I Love Thursday. After you link up, leave a comment letting me know you did so
  • Follow Orange Circle Studio on Twitter
  • Tweet about this contest: “Enter this giveaway from @DiaperDiaries for a fabulous planner from @Orange_Circle. Start 2011 off organized!: http://is.gd/jgQ1m
  • Subscribe to The Diaper Diaries

Contest will end on Dec. 29th when a winner will be chosen at random. Best of luck!!

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  1. Super cute! I love the idea of a matching planner and calendar.
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  2. Cute planners! I keep going back and forth between using an electronic planner (my Blackberry/Google apps) and paper.
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  3. Tamara Sz says:

    I love the Seattle City Journal!

  4. Tamara Sz says:

    I Follow Orange Circle Studio on Twitter!

    ID: @szogediek

  5. Tamara Sz says:

    I Subscribe to The Diaper Diaries

  6. I just entered my 40 Garlic Clove Chicken becasue I LOVE garlic! Thanks!
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  7. I participated in TILT!
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  8. I like the Make or Break a Habit 21-Day Journal. Seems like a good way to jump-start the new year. :o)
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  9. I subscribe to The Diaper Diaries via e-mail.
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  10. I now follow Orange Circle Studio on Twitter.
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  11. And I tweeted about the giveaway!
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  12. Wow- those are really cute- and reasonably priced. Love the weekly tear sheets on the wall calendars.

  13. Long, long, long time subscriber :).
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  14. I like the Spiritually Healthy Life 21 day journal.
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  15. I now follow Orange circle on Twitter. @longwait4bella is my username.
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  16. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LongWait4Bella/statuses/18036147351461888
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  17. I do subscribe to Diaper Diaries via email. :)
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  18. Linked up this week to TILT! THanks for hosting.
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  19. Linda Franks says:

    The Bold Blossom Planner is really nice! I was thinking about the mom’s one, but….my youngest at home is 20 lead by 21 and 23, so, I guess I really don’t plan or do for them so much anymore! LOL! hard to remember that! But, yeah, I really like the blossom planner.

  20. Linda Franks says:

    i subscribe to Diaper Diaries via RSS feed. It is on my yahoo home page!

  21. I used a planner in college and LOVED it. Not sure why I haven’t since other than it wasn’t provided for me! And when I was a recent college grad with no family OR homework due dates to keep track of I didn’t need one! Now I do!
    I like the Bold Blossoms planner, but I really wish they had some of the designs from the pocket planners available in the full size planner… I’m a complete sunflower lover!

  22. Of course I’m a subscriber! :)
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  23. Oh, I need the “Do it All” planner. Since I feel like I, um, do it all…
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  24. I subscribe
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  25. nicolerenae says:

    I like the do it all Mom Calendar. I love having a line for every family member!

  26. nicolerenae says:

    I subscribe by email!

  27. Christie says:

    I like the organizing bold blossom calendar.

  28. Christie says:

    Email subscriber

  29. Michele says:

    I like their Geometric Groove Monthly/Weekly calendar.

  30. I had just decided to go exclusively electronic/digital when it came to my pen/paper planner habit. Then you showed us this planner at the @gussysews meetup, and it’s just too cute. Erase that m.o.m. word off the front and I’m golden. ;)
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  31. Lisa L says:

    I love the pretty Bold Blossoms Do It All Calendar!

  32. Lisa L says:

    Following Orange Circle Studio on Twitter (HY2024).

  33. Lisa L says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  34. Felicia B says:

    I would love one of their wall calenders! Thank you for the chance!


  35. Love the Cherry Blossoms Journal, so pretty!

  36. I subscribe to your blog!

  37. Autumn says:

    I love any of the monthly/weekly wall calendars!

  38. Autumn says:

    I follow your blog in a reader

  39. Monique says:

    The Do It All Mom planner looks awesome! I live by my planner but I don’t have one that looks as organized as that one!