Saturday, August 23, 2014

How I Organize My Lilly Agenda

I will admit it, I am not the most organized person. But I do strive to be, and I have a few little tips here and there that help me along the way. With school starting soon or already started in my case, we all need to be as organized as we can to help us stay on top of all our schoolwork. Today I'm going to show you how I organize my beloved Lilly Pulitzer agenda for school, extracurriculars, and everything in-between.

One of my biggest lifesavers is using different colored pens for my each of my classes. I use the Papermate Inkjoy 300 RT Pens that come in a huge variety of colors, using a different one for each of my classes and then for after-school events. It helps me, a visual learner, associate the color with the class and remember the assignment better. If you're curious, my system is:

Now my breakdown of how I use the different aspects of the agenda. I don't really use the opening month pages seeing as they all come up again at their respective month. On Dates to Celebrate, I add my friend's birthdays by putting the number under their month.

In my notes section I have my schedule, a few motivators, and a running lists of post inspiration. Then comes the actual month sections. On this I write in important due dates, test days, days off of school, major dance events, birthdays, and of course the UK Football Schedule. I keep this color-coded but use fun colors that relate to events also, like yellow (our color) for dance or blue for football. Then I use my system for school-related dates. In the to-do column I put not just to-do's but my schedule that stays the same every week like my dance practices and voice lessons.

"Bae" is my friend Meredith

Then my regular pages. I list all my assignments, color coding them, by class. I put my after-school activities on the bottom line and all day events on the top. I list my blog posts of the day in the margins so I'll know what's coming up on the blog soon.

On the weekends and days off I list events like football games and dance rehearsals by time.

And that's it! Everyone has their own system, but I find that mine helps me the most. Do you have any tips for organizing your agenda? Let me know below!

-xoxo clb


  1. I might try using your system! I need one for sure instead of just writing things down willy nilly.

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

    1. Definitely try it! I just wrote things down randomly last year and this works so much better!