Sunday, 23 April 2017

Oh April.

What a month.
My​ mother in law passed away in the 1st, which was also Ella's party.
 Easter weekend was busy and  a lovely distraction.


 The funeral was the 19th. 
School is due to start tomorrow but both little ones have chickenpox. April can jog on.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Amazing dividers!

Today I received some amazing galaxy dividers from cute and quirky creations. I can't wait to put these into My planner!!


Friday, 31 March 2017

Plump planner sticker haul

My order from the Plump Planner arrived yesterday. I have four new page kits and some stickers for documenting children's parties, which every parent knows feature highly in the school year!


I cannot recommend Plump planner enough. The stickers are great value and she has a quick turnaround.

Monday, 27 March 2017

A weekend of highs and lows.

This weekend has been a real mixed bag.
Friday was Ella's 5th birthday. We'd got her a scooter, and whilst she was at school, i actually baked her a cake; she wanted a princess cake but in the end, said mine was better than a princess cake.

                 

Saturday we went for lunch at Frankie and Benny's. Littlest was fast asleep so Ella had a lunch with us to herself. We couldn't have a big day out as my mother in law was in hospital and needed to be bear. Besides that, we have a party all booked and those things aren't cheap!! 

Then we went to Toys r Us and she chose a new helmet for her scooter. Rosalind thoroughly enjoyed herself!


Sunday was Mother's Day here in the UK. So obviously that meant another lunch out! This time it was Giraffe where i had their amazing Koti Roll. Unfortunately we had a call form the hospital and lunch was cut short. Everything was ok but it was still scary. Then we visited my mum for a bit. 
It was glorious sunshine here which was perfect.
                  

My mother in law is moving to a hospice for care now so there will be more lows to come.




Monday, 20 March 2017

Planner Girls Collective: current planner set up

I am now happily settled into my holographic Recollections planner. It's quite hefty but i like it. It feels safe and secure and reliable.

I have kept the same set up as previous as this works well for me.

In the front are a selection of most used stickers. Then there is a section for bits and pieces including a year pull out for my shifts at work, and a zip up for postal stamps. There's a  financial section as a half baked effort to control my spending, a monthly view and my week on two pages.

I am also enjoying using my Happy Planner in conjunction with my personal. The memory keeping is actually enjoyable. 

I like to keep the same stickers in both planners, it flows nicely and shows correlation and links the two.

Check out the other PGC ladies;

Rebecca
Emma-louise
Zoe


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Recollections Holographic planner

Today I picked up my brand new holographic planner from Michael's in America. It was very kindly shipped to me by a lady on my Instagram feed!

I moved into it after putting my girls to bed.

It is slightly bigger than a personal sized filofax (see compared to my saffiano). 


I also think the rings are a little bigger too.

The pen loop is vinyl, not elastic, so you are restricted as to the pen size you use.

The closure strap is also a stiff vinyl, but this can be 'trained' to be more flexible.

The lady also kindly sent me some stickers from her etsy shop. The birthday it is perfect as next week is Ella's 5th birthday!



Saturday, 11 March 2017

Planner girls collective: wish list

Some days I think I am happy with my planners and could give up looking for a new one. And then I see something on Instagram or a Facebook group and I'm coveting something else.

My current wishlist is short and sweet.

1. A peach perforated kikki k. I wanted one from the moment they came out and stupidly decided to be good.



2. A pale yellow planner. I've seen Kikki k , Webster's Pages and Recollections versions and they're all so pretty!



3. Filofax Finsbury in all the colours! I already own a brown version but love the yellow, green, orange and peacock blue. Oh and the grey.



See what the other ladies have put on their wishlist.
Rebecca
Emma-louise
Zoe

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Quirky Kit scrap time

Yesterday I managed a quick layout with the latest lite kit from Crafty Templates. As little madam is a good napper, I don't get a lot of time to scrap, and im finding i take photos and print them and don't actually like them. It's so frustrating!

Pancake day is an obvious choice for a page...

And this one from my trip to Poland was using the last lite kit.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Planner week beginning march 27.

This week my personal Filofax (Paperchase exclusive) and Happy Planner have taken on an Alice theme.


I'm really enjoying using my Happy Planner for memory keeping but I need to remind myself to leave photo space! I would also like the option of full page memorabilia inserts and smaller ones for when I just was to add a flyer or single 6x4 photo.


My personal was looking a little bare this week, but a few gap filling stickers and additional notes and I like how it's turned out.


Stickers are from Oodlemadoodles and Fantasy Designs Store on etsy. The Japanese Alice ones I got from an etsy seller.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Planner Girls collective: i cant live without..

1. Coffee. I have two young children. Nuff said.

2. cake. See above.

3. My phone. Sad that it's come to this, but I admit I'm addicted to my phone. I'm sure I'm not the it one who can't go an hour without picking up their smartphone to look at the latest Facebook updates or Instagram pics? My phone has my pictures, emails, web favourites.

4. My planners. I find that process of filling my planner in at the end of day very therapeutic. I used to adore scrapbooking but find it difficult fitting it in around family life. With my planners I don't have to stress over which photo to document, I can print one for each day of I want. They are my diaries of my life and I love them.



5. My family. My daughters. My husband. 
They are my life.