I’m back with another installment of my annual planner review series, this time sharing an up close look at the beautiful Inkwell Press liveWELL planners. This super stylish line is designed specifically to help “empower women to feel organized.” It includes two weekly planner versions as well as a newly expanded line of beautiful matching accessories. Let’s take a look!
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I ordered both the Classic and Flex versions of the liveWELL planner early on launch day, which was a good thing because the entire line sold out quickly, a true testament to this company’s popularity (see below for restocking information). The classic version includes a vertical style weekly planner. The flex features a horizontal weekly planner. All other elements of the two available versions are identical. Both planners measure 7″ wide by 9″ tall with monthly and weekly calendar spreads for 2016 (12 months only) and retail for $54.
The liveWELL planner comes with a hard cover that is coated in a matte laminate for durability. The wire-o binding allows the planner to lie flat when open at any page. Inkwell Press planners are printed on deluxe 140 GSM paper (roughly equivalent to 100 lb paper), which ensures a top notch writing surface with no bleed through. They come with a built-in elastic closure.
Mylar coated tabs mark off each month as well as the extra bits included in the front and back of the planner.
The front of the planner includes a cover paper page and a removable snap-in ruler/bookmark. There are several yearly planning sheets, including an important dates section, two goal worksheets, and a 2016 at-a-glance calendar. The 2016 monthly and weekly calendars follow.
The back of the planner includes a few extras as well, including a gift list, travel record, books to read and movies to see, monthly bill tracker, and 2017 year-at-a-glance calendar. There are also several pages of graph note paper.
A double-sided folder sits at the very back of the planner, as well as a slip pocket on the back cover for storage.
The month-on-two-page spreads feature an alternating color palette, room for notes, and next month’s at-a-glance calendar. Space is maximized to make room for lots of writing.
The classic style planner features a vertical weekly calendar orientation with equal columns for each day of the week. The columns are lightly lines with three shaded boxes at tthe very bottom of each for visual planning. A “Notes” column on the righthand side allows for equal spacing of the days.
The flex style planner features a horizontal weekly calendar orientation with equal space for each day as well as a “Notes” area. Each day’s section is lightly lined with three shaded boxes, just like the classic version.
A vision board and note lined note page sits between the monthly and weekly calendars for each month. There are two sheets of lined note paper included after each month’s last weekly spread before the next month’s tab.
Inkwell Press also offers accessories to complement their beautiful planners, including a planner stamp, pencils, sticker sheets, and beautiful sewn journals. They also carry a range of meal planners, fitness logs, and notepads. The Fall Mini Planner is a great tool to test out their flex style calendar before committing to the full size planner. I think it would be wonderful if they offered this option in both calendar versions for the new year as well.
I go over the Inkwell Press planners and accessories I purchased in more detail in this video if you’re interested in a closer look:
It’s giveaway time! Inkwell Press is very kindly offering an amazing prize for one of you! The Inkwell Press Giveaway will run until Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 6 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally. All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter. One person will win a package that includes a liveWELL Planner (winner chooses their favorite style & cover), fall mini planner, a set of pencils, stickers, stamp and a sewn journal.
You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widgets posted below (check out this blog post for more information on entering Rafflecopter giveaways). I’ll announce the winner on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always.
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The only aspect of the liveWELL planners that I am not personally fond of is the use of wire-o binding, which tends to bend more easily than other spiral styles in my experience. Inkwell Press uses a heavy duty wire-o, which hopefully reduces the likelihood of damage. Aside from that, I think the planners are thoughtfully designed and extremely well made. Their website is very thorough and easy to navigate. They provide great informative videos for each of their products. When you purchase a liveWELL planner, you recieve a series of videos via email to help familiarize you with your new planner. The Inkwell Press customer service and shopping experience is exceptional!
The liveWELL planners and accessories by Inkwell Press are stylish and functional. This is a great planner for you if you’re looking for something feminine, but are not interested in whimsical designs or bright color palettes. The polished look and emphasis on functionality makes for a beautiful planner that can suit a variety of tastes.
The 2016 A5 inserts will be available for purchase again on October 28 and the bound planners on November 12. Use code PRETTYNEAT at checkout to save 20% on all liveWELL planners.
I hope you enjoyed my review of the Inkwell Press liveWELL planners. Many thanks to Inkwell Press for offering the generous giveaway prize and discount code! I’ll be back with one more planner review in this year’s series. I’d love to know if you use this planner and what you think of it if you care to share.
* Inkwell Press is very kindly offering the giveaway prize. All other items shown were purchased by me. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *