I have been looking for a good planner for year now. I’ve tried the standard year planners – they were too boring. More funky ones didn’t have enough space for all my planning. I even tried to create and print my own, but I hardly ever got passed March.

So, when I found Sammy Sheppard’s planners, they immediately caught my attention. The design was simple yet unique. They had the perfect amount of goal-setting space as well as every day planning space.

I missed my chance in 2018, but for 2019 my dearest friend surprised with a Sammy Sheppard planner all for my own! I was so excited. And when I unwrapped the planner and started using it – I was far from disappointed.

Why is this planner different?

First great thing I noticed about these planners is, of course, the cover design. Sammy is a fantastic designer and the planners have hand-illustrated covers with truly South African designs.

The next thing I love is the fact that these are any year planners. There is enough space for all 12 months and 365 days, but you fill in the dates yourself. .

The planner also has a page for your annual and monthly goals. Including work and personal goals.

Each day has its own page, with a column for the day’s schedule, as well as your top 3 goals for the day. It also has a few lines for tasks that need to be done.

Also on the day’s page is a block to record your exercise day (it helps when you’re avoiding leaving that block empty) and water drops reminding you to drink your 8 glasses. Lastly, there’s a space to record what you ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This planner is everything you need to create a level of organised chaos in your life. Well, for me anyhow.

If you’re not looking for a planner that you need to add the dates into, there are also specific year planners. Also available are desk calendars and weekly planners. You really have to take a look for yourself.

Who is Sammy Sheppard?

A talented artist, wife, and mom of 3, Sammy started off illustrating and selling handmade cards in 2013. 6 years later, her designs are now on cards, notebooks, planners and even toiletry bags.

Why you should get your own Sammy Sheppard planner

This planner will keep you accountable for your goals.

It looks so pretty that you just want to use it all the time. I’ve owned many a diary and planner that I never opened.

You’re supporting a local business and a talented artist.

Where you can get your planner

Order your planner from the online store, or find the closest stockist to you. The list of stores stocking the planners are as follows:

BALLITO – Holiday Ballito , Michelle Throssel Interiors, White Summer 
BEAUFORT WEST – Salt &Pepper
BENONI – Sassafras, Grassrootz

CAPE TOWN – Amiti, Abode, Baraka Decor, Heartworks, Mash Btq, Mantra Canvendish, Arabesque CT, Wear SA
CERES – Le Petite Marguerite 

DURBAN – Durban Holocaust Centre, Gibela Crafts, Holdens Kwikspar, The Village News Agency
DURBANVILLE – Gifts at Oxford 33

GEORGE – Whispering Oaks Guest House
GRAHAMS TOWN – Amakhula Game Reserve
GREYTON – Willow&Bailey Shop

HUMANSDORP – Heritage Gifts
HOUTBAY – Quirky Me

ILLOVO – Dragonfly

JEFFREYS BAY – Must Love Flowers, Tropical Traders
JOHANNESBURG – Bunches Flowers Ect CC, Gonk, Holocaust JHB, Krag Drag,

Madame Butterfly, On A Whim, Pineslopes Craft Market, Stitches Yarn and Thread Emporium, Toast & Co, The Light Shed

KENYA – The Shop (Nairobi)
KNYSNA – Bitou Crafts, Story, Karoo in Knysna, Two on Toast
KROONSTAD – Lily’s Poetry
KWAZULU NATAL – Freerange Interiors & Clothing, Riverbend Croc Farm, The Green Door

LIMPOPO – Black Mamba, Delicious

MALMESBURY – Yours and MIne
MOSSEL BAY – Arabesque, Garden Route Casino, Indalu, Hartenbos Apteek
MPUMALANGA – Proe Koffie & Geskenkwinkel

NAMIBIA – De Kelder/The Trading Post, Summer Salt, Indalu, Wecke&Voigts

OUDTSHOORN – Karoo Antiques
PARKTOWN NORTH – Madikwe Safari Lodge, Marathaba Safari Lodge
PLETTENBERG BAY – Clares Cakes + Deli, Dirt Therapy, Harbour Bay Plett, Ilovani, The Old House Shop, Village Bookshop
PRETORIA – PNA Waverly, Pharmacy at Spar Willow
PRETORIA EAST – Kingfisher

RIVERSDALE – Bali Trading

SEDGEFIELD – Slow Roasted Coffee, The Vintage Teacup
STANFORD – Antjies 
STELLENBOSCH – Oom Samie se Winkel, Die Dorpstraat Gallery, Melissa’s The Food Shop, Arabesque
SWAZILAND – African Queen

UPINGTON – Greenhouse
VREDENBURG – Karma&Karma



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