If you’re the mom of a 20 something, you remember the days of mother-daughter-matchy-match.
We ordered matchy-match from exclusive southern catalogs.
We bought patterns and fabric so we could create our very own two-of-a-kind originals.
Matchy-match was the theme of many family photos, and it was SO much fun while it lasted.
But here’s the thing. It didn’t last long.
In the blink of an eye, our daughters were so over it.
Just about the time we were cutting four legs out of two sizes of a Butterick pattern for the 4th-grade PTA program, our beautiful daughters began to develop their own separate tween-age style.
Suddenly the desire to match their friends’ jeans and their friends’ shoes far eclipsed our daughters being agreeable to wear the miniature version of their mothers’ flouncy rompers with square white collars the size of Big Bend National Park.
If you have daughters, you know that you can no longer agree on wearing the same anything, but here’s some good news.
You and your daughters might not be able to wear the same clothes on the same day (in public), but having matching planners is okay. In fact, it’s totally in v-o-g-u-e.
Here are six matchy-match planners daughters will love to use. If you want to use the very same one – go for it! You will both be in style, and in great company.
This planner is simple and clean, with large sections to write on for each day, and it’s filled with lovely, whimsical wildflower art by the very talented Katie Daisy. This small spiral-bound book, made from recycled paper, is just right for keeping appointments organized. It fits easily into your purse (5″ x 7″) or can be carried in one hand with your phone. (For a complete flip-through of this planner, follow Katie @katieisadaisy on Instagram.) Click on the photo below to purchase this planner on Amazon for $13.49. Add a coordinating ballpoint pin if you’d like.
This colorful August ’17 through December ’18 planner has lots of pages and room for all kinds of notes with its large spiral-bound sized pages. Get free shipping when you buy it from Nordstrom for around $40, and include some very feminine mechanical pencils if you’d like.
When you’re visualizing the size of this planner, picture a sheet of printer paper. It’s big and beautiful, and our daughters love all things Anthropologie. Click on the photo below to purchase this Penned Posies planner, and then click here to purchase a pretty monogrammed mug to go with it.
Best Planner Ever by Jennifer Dawn
Designed to help women keep track of their personal and work lives all in one place, this planner has a lot to offer. With motivational inspiration weaved throughout its pages and features like monthly tabs for easy access, organizing a full life could be much easier with this planner. Click on the photo below to purchase this planner for around $60. Add this heartwarming beach read from Denise Hunter for an added layer of gift-giving fun.
LifePlanner by Erin Condren
If someone gives you an Erin Condren planner, it’s a memorable occasion. These are beautiful books, with colorful pages that make you want to dig in and plan like crazy. The advantage of Erin Condren’s trademarked LifePlanner is its customizable, build-your-own features. The color of the spiral and the cover graphic can both be customized, as well as the addition of a name. These are pricey planners, but luxurious. Click on the photo below to purchase this planner at around $60. Add some colorful markers for extra fun. (Note: Erin Condren is scheduled to open her flagship store soon at the Domain right here in Austin!)
Simplified Planner by Emily Ley
With its monthly simplicity tips, elegant blue and gold pineapple cover and elegant gift box, this planner has easily worked its way up to my number one choice. I love the video showing how to use it, I love the website, and I’m wild about Emily Ley’s simplified everything. Click the photo below to purchase this planner at around $60, and make this gift extra special by including a copy of Emily’s book, Grace Not Perfection.
A daughter is someone you laugh with, dream with and love with all your heart. – Author unknown
Encouraging intentional adventure and a year full of well-planned dreaming with your daughter,
PS – Be sure and let us me know if you decide to purchase one of these planners for yourself, your daughters or both!