Ponderlily planner

About Us

Ponderlily Planners and Journals promotes intentional living through beautifully-designed, eco-friendly planners and paper goods. For busy women seeking to find joy, purpose and empowerment in their daily to-do's and decisions.

Designed to create a well-lived life.

A Ponderlily planner gives you tools to imagine the life ahead and carve out space for the too easily forgotten “me-time". Our wander-lists, reflections of gratitude and positive habit trackers hold you accountable to celebrate the everyday.

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Hi, I’m Carina Lawson,
Founder of Ponderlily.

I'm a Brazilian-born, Arabian Gulf-raised, Brit-wed, higher-ed executive and twin mum with a plan: to ignite joy, purpose, and empowerment in women striving for a life of fullness, not busyness.

As a working woman who loves her job, family and friends, I craved a way to organize all aspects of my life in one place. I found ‘work’ planners that had no space for my personal life and ‘inspiration’ planners that disregarded that I had a job with its own set of to-dos and appointments.

Frustrated about the lack of a functional planner, I sought a solution to complement the lives of busy, brilliant women. Women who are sophisticated, smart, and savvy—with a lot to keep track of.

Fueled by my experience as a business analyst specializing in efficiency and my lifelong love for stationery, I created the Ponderlily planner. A planner that allows a woman to keep her passions and priorities at the top of her agenda—including her own self-care—without letting any of the more monotonous-yet-important things slip through the cracks. A planner that encourages a woman to live her best life.

From that first planner to today, Ponderlily has helped thousands of women make space for empowered and meaningful decisions about how they make their mark in the world. I’m proud to say, Ponderlily makes products that work for women who do, too.

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Carina Lawson founder of Ponderlily
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A commitment to balance. A passion for sustainability. Space for meaning.

Intentional Design

Our vision was to create a stylish product that could be confidently carried from work to weekend with the aim of restoring more harmony between life and work schedules.

Whether your day is scheduled in minute-by-minute increments, or you feel like you’ve just got to get through this season, our products serve as tools to set yourself up for success.

With elegant lines and functional design, Ponderlily paper products follow a beautifully understated, modern design that will help to nurture the process of planning your everyday.

Quality & Sustainability

We care about people—near and far, living today and tomorrow—and we recognize the decisions we make have broad implications.

Our paper products are printed on recycled paper, with vegetable-based inks, REACH compliant materials.

We aim to lessen our environmental impact through sustainable production, thoughtful logistics, local sourcing whenever possible, and minimal packaging—to deliver on our promise to making products that are good for people and the planet.

Planning Reimagined

Our uniquely-designed pages marry mindfulness, functionality and flexibility to support your success. Text fields that are inspired by productivity best-practices and guided questions help you achieve your boldest goals. Each Ponderlily planner features UK and US holidays, as well as five religious calendars.

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Ponderlily empowers busy people to live brilliantly. We partner with select retailers with a focus on intentional living, beautiful design, creative organization, and sustainability.

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