Planner girls collective: favourite Halloween stickers

Planner girls collective: favourite Halloween stickers

Now this is a post I have been looking forward to writing! I love Halloween! Especially now I have 2 little girls to take trick or treating! And as you all know I have a massive sticker addiction! Ha! So this post is perfect as it combines one of my favourite holidays with my biggest addiction πŸ™‚

So what stickers have I got for this year? Well last month I did a sticker haul post from Hazy Days, where I had purchased some really cute Halloween stickers. What I love about these stickers are the really cute hand drawn monsters! They really are adorable and would make any planner page look lovely! The functional boxes are awesome too.i love that you get different sizes which I always find useful.

I did mention at the time I had forgotten I already had a kit lined up so it was being saved for next year, however that has changed…. I had bought the kits and done my weeks spread… Then due to my new job I had to change diary insert! So this is my spread before pen in my old diary insert.

This kit was from Molly Creations (who I am PR girl to; use HANNAH15 for 15% off when you spend Β£8), and because I loved the kit so much I just had to use it straight away! As soon as she launched this kit I knew I just had to have it! Like pretty much every other kit in her shop! I love the colours in the kit and the design of gravestones makes this quite a unique kit too. I have however learnt a valuable lesson in forward planning – DON’T DO IT! Well not with stickers anyway πŸ˜‰

The next set of stickers that I have purchased come from The Ginger Cat Co. and are my countdown stickers. I love the colours and the design of these! They too look totally unique compared to anything else I have seen. I love that each day is a completely different picture, whilst there is consistency with colour and design.

As I mentioned earlier I used my Halloween kit a little ahead of time… So as I am now in a different insert it seemed like the perfect excuse to purchase a different kit! I opted for a kits from Vintage Rose Studios and I am really pleased with it! I love the purple and orange colours and the pictures in the full boxes are just stunning! I simply can’t wait to start planning for October now!

I hope you like the shops that I have shared with you today. If you are using any of these kits I would love to see your spreads!

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Planner girls collective: decluttering/planner overwhelm

Planner girls collective: decluttering/planner overwhelm

This is a topic I know far too much about recently! I have got so much stuff it is unreal! In fact as much as I am trying to sell bits, if they aren’t all gone by the end of the year I have promised myself to do a series of RAKs (Random Acts of Kindness) in UKPA just to get rid of it all! 

The only things I won’t just give away are my planners…. Having said that I am in the process of trying to sell all my ring bound planners as I know they just aren’t right for me. Thankfully I didn’t go too crazy and currently only have 2 left (3 if you include the pennybridge purse I’m using, but plan on changing back to a normal purse soon!) I know for definite rings just aren’t for me and I will be sticking with TNs now for life! I am sure my collection will build up though over time πŸ˜‰

Currently I have 3;

  1. My A6 handpainted little mermaid from
  2. My A6 Foxy Fix
  3. My A5 Glitterdori from Charlie’s Magpie

I think one thing is definitely true of all planner and craft addicts…. You will always hoard stuff, picking up cheap bits that look pretty or buying stickers that in reality you just won’t use… So decluttering really is an essential part of life and will probably need to happen at least twice a year! Lol!

If you have any decluttering tips please do share them with me!

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The Planner Girls Collective: Back to school plans

The Planner Girls Collective: Back to school plans

So I’m not going back to school, and my girls are both too young to be in school. Having said that I am about to start an intense 5 week training course. So with that in mind stationary supplies was definitely in order!

The pens were my bargain buy from Asda, Β£2 for a pack of 10! And the ruler was 40p. The pens write really well and I love that there are 5 black pens and 5 coloured pens. I have to write mainly in black so having more of them is definitely handy!

These are the different colours

Alongside the pens I got a lush pencil case from The Range for Β£1. Yes it’s not totally ‘professional’ but it is me πŸ™‚ and sometimes you have to have a little bit of you right?

Finally I have my Foxy Fix! I was over the moon when someone was selling this second hand. There’s no way I could afford a new one right now! And the leather is just divine! I am totally in love with this planner!

This holds 4 inserts:

  1. My daily schedulewp-image-752901830 I designed these inserts myself when I was using an A5 ring bound planner. I took my design toΒ Crafty Ali Cat and she was able to turn my design into a TN notebook for me so I could keep using this insert
  2. NotebookThis notebook is from the Idea Owl. She has lovely covers to choose from and I opted for the grid inside
  3. Milage tracker
  4. ExpensesBoth of these come fromΒ The Punk Planner and I really like the quality of these inserts.

So that is me all set up and ready for my training course πŸ™‚

Are you going back to school/college/university where you need to have supplies ready? I would love to hear about it!

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Planner girls collective: Dream planners

Planner girls collective: Dream planners

IMG_20170501_090555_455So when I was using ring planners my list was never ending! I wanted a Kikki K and Kate Spade planner as well as loads of different filofaxes. But then I moved to a TN and my thoughts on planners has changed….

I realised that finding planner peace was just as much about the inserts as it was about the cover. And I explained in my previous post why I prefer the inside of a TN compared to rings.

So that just leaves the cover… I spent ages trawling through Facebook, Instagram and Etsy; looking at all the TN covers on the market and trying to decide what would be the best value for money, that I would want to use long term.

The cover I decided for my everyday planner was bought from Sanatifactory. It is a soft leather with a hand-painted picture of Ariel on the front. It was custom made to my size preference of A6 and the price was very reasonable. The communication between myself and the seller was fantastic and she made sure I got exactly what I wanted. And being a huge Disney fan I guess it only makes sense that my dream planner ended up including them! Lol!

Since then I have been thinking about a work planner and want to stick with the TN route. Keeping track of my own expenses etc I think would be much easier to do in a TN πŸ™‚. So my dream planner for this would be a foxy fix….

I do think I will buy more TNs over time and already have my eyes on something from these shops….

I guess the main thing I can say about planners. Once you’re hooked there is always a new design or shop that opens which you want to buy from. Your dreams change constantly along with your tastes and needs πŸ™‚

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The planner girls collective: How I do my monthly overview

The planner girls collective: How I do my monthly overview

So for me this is the main place I plan. I carry this plan around with me in my pennybridge so I can always check what I’m doing.
Therefore literally everything goes on this! Lol! So it can be a bit busy…. At the moment as we are so close to the start of the month it’s not too bad.

By the end of the month there may be a few more appointments or notes in it so I will endeavour to show you once it is complete.

Due to my planning slump I can’t show you a previous month. So glad to be back into the swing of it all now though πŸ˜€

Please note all the stickers are from various stores on etsy. If you would like to know which ones then please drop me a comment below.

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The planner girls collective: my planning style

The planner girls collective: my planning style

So I showed you my array of planners last week and for this entry the main ones I am going to talk about is my personal pennybridge and my A5 household planner.

I won’t go into detail with the pennybridge as the main thing in here is my monthly overview (which will be discussed in detail and revealed next week) and my personal trackers. As I explained last week my trackers were starting in May so today is the start of my journey. I’m hoping the simple tick box structure will make it easy for me to keep track of everything. My determination to be healthier is so important to me now!

With regards to my household planner this has developed a bit over the past week! I have written up all the bills that are due this month and started my monthly financial tracker, and will discuss how my journey with this has panned out at the end of the month in my “Disorganisation of Motherhood” blog. I did not want to show pictures of this as I hope you can understand.

What I can show you is how this planner has now developed further….. I found myself beginning to write “to do” lists every morning at the end of April. With this in mind I felt it would be beneficial for me to design yet another sheet to add into this planner. And this is what I have come up with….

So I have my top 3 priorities for the day, then a “to do” list section. I’ve left space for any phone calls I need to make too. Then I thought a schedule would be helpful so I can map out things that have to be done at certain times; school runs and any appointments etc. I haven’t put a month’s worth in the planner as didn’t want to bulk it out too much. I’m hoping this system will work and again I will review this in my “Disorganisation of Motherhood” blog at the end of the month.

So this is how I plan at the moment! It is constantly changing dependant on my needs but for now this system will hopefully work for me!

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Planner girls collective: why I love/use my planner

Planner girls collective: why I love/use my planner

So I stepped away from this group for a while but I am happy to say, I’m now back! And I couldn’t have thought of a better post to come back to…. I have been very bad at planning recently due to my pregnancy (please check out mydisorganisation of motherhood blog for more details) but am now getting back into the swing of it all!
So I actually have three blog series and each link to a different planner! Lol! But I thought this would be a good place to introduce them all to you.

So let me beging with the two that relate to my other series as I will go into more details with them there….

First is my household planner. So for this one I am using an A5 Carpe Diem planner. 

I have designed this one to keep track of my cleaning and household finances. As I am on maternity leave money is much tighter than usual so felt this budget tracker would be a good way of really keeping track of all the things I spend money on. I plan on making some pockets for each month to store receipts too so I can really be accountable for every single penny!

The other element of this planner is my cleaning schedule. I have designed something that allows me to quickly keep track of how well I am doing with my cleaning! With three young children at home keeping a tidy house is difficult but something I am determined to become much better at!

For more details regarding this planner please follow my “Disorganisation of Motherhood” blog which will be added to every Friday.
My second planner really is a work in progress…. I am determined to become more spiritual and wanted to start keeping a much more detailed journal of my journey with this. I am starting counselling too and feel these things will link together quite nicely.

Due to how I want this diary to work I am having an A5 Travellers Notebook made… I have never used one of these before but after extensive research this seems like the best option. My external cover is yet to be made and paid for so right now I just have a bunch of these notebooks that I have made for myself. 

To make my notebooks I have used A4 100gsm dark cream paper and Santoro 12×12 scrapbook paper to make the covers. If you would like a more detailed tutorial then please do comment below.

For more information regarding these and my journey please check out “My spiritual journey” blog which will be added to each Wednesday.

Finally my daily planner which is the one I will be discussing most in this blog. For this I have a Filofax Pennybridge personal size planner. It doubles up as my purse so is always on me! And this only has my essentials. 

I have found that when it comes to daily planning I just wasn’t very good at daily or weekly planning. All I wanted was something that gave me a snapshot of what I have going on. So my monthly spreads were so important to me! This is the only element of the diary I have here. For me it works best.
My next section are personal trackers that I feel are important to me. They are all health orientated really, focusing on areas of my life I want to improve or just monitor. I am determined to give up smoking so wanted to track and limit my intake to no more than 10 a day.I have got quite bad with my hydration and fruit/veg intake so wanted to be more accountable to myself for that. I know how important they both are!And then finally I wanted to keep an eye on my sleep. I’m due to give birth soon so am currently waking up a lot in the night and when the baby arrives I’m sure I will also be waking up to breastfeed so thought it would be nice to just keep an eye to make sure I am getting the rest I need!

The only other section I keep here is some notes pages. The ones in the purse are the sheets the filofax came with initially but I have some nice paper chase ones to put in when these have run out.

The diary still needs dividers which I am having made. I promise to share them with you when they arrive.

All these planners are set up and ready to use as of the beginning of May. I am purposely giving myself one final week to prepare them all and be ready for a more accountable lifestyle! Having the baby brain that I do tracking everything simply as well as having an outlet for journaling I believe will help develop me as a person and as a busy mum. I will keep you all updated of my progress of course!

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