This is the outside of my planner. Pretty simple and standard. And of course my pen for it is cheetah. Yes, I am that lame that I have a pen I use solely for my planner.
My favorite part of the whole planner is that it has this really great inspirational quotes at the beginning of each month. I love that they put that in there.
Like I said, it's pretty standard as far as planners go but it's helped me out a whole lot. I completely forgot I had a birthday party this weekend until one of my co-workers reminded me so I had to write it down in case I blanked on it again. It's just the little things but it serves it's purpose.
I definitely recommend using a planner if you are a scatter brain like me. Haha ;)