I'm a huge fan of calendars and planners. Especially the kind that can fit into a purse/bag, and especially those that show the entire month within two pages. I am a big-picture person, and as a result, I love to see as much time displayed as possible (with enough space to write). Last December, I found the calendar of my dreams and have been (happily) using it all year long; click here and here to see a preview of it. Sometimes I abandon a planner if I don't love it. But this one is very manageable in a way that doesn't make me a slave to it, and for the upcoming year, I am downsizing to the compact size, so we'll see how it goes.
In some ways, I think calendars and planners are journals; I was discussing this with a friend yesterday. She writes down everything she does in the day, whether it was going to lunch with a friend or going to The Jefferson to see a show. I love journaling, but as I get older, I'm finding that I rarely set the time aside to do it. In 2011, I would like to change that, and maybe calendar-journaling would be a good way to do this...Food for thought.
DIY Time: Vintage Postcard Calendar Journal! I am a huge list-maker, and this project is a phenomenal way to keep a journal in the form of a list and keep it compacted into several years in a fashionable manner. I want to make one (and it would be a great gift for someone, too)!