Friday, 6 January 2017

2017 Planner life

Our first Planner Girls Collective post this year is looking back at 2016 planners, what's worked, hasn't worked and what you changed.

Last year I was very happy with my set up. I was in my gold saffiano for most of the year and we got on fine. My only issue was memory keeping. Now I have two girls, it was a struggle to keep track of the little things we do in my personal rings.

This year, I have decided on two planners.
I have my filofax Paperchase exclusive with my regular inserts: finance, month to view and week on two pages. I have a few basic stickers in the front pockets and keep a year to view for writing my shifts. There is also a credit card pocket for washi samples and photos. I have also decided this year to start a Happy Planner. I went for a classic size and intend on using this for memory keeping. I will add photos and at some point will buy the memorabilia inserts for weeks that require more space.

Check out the other PGC contributors to see their planner set ups and what they changed!


Thursday, 5 January 2017

Ugly bug plans sub box

When I woke up from my night shift on Wednesday I discovered the postman had been and delivered my ugly bug plans sub box. I had ordered the box in November as a spur of the moment after a rubbish day, so it was a lovely surprise.

The box contained some gem themed washi tape, a rose gold (trendy) gem pen, gem sticky notes, a 2017 planner charm and 4 sheets of planner stickers in a sparkly effect. All this for £15 including first class postage!

I was very impressed and can't wait for a spare few minutes so I can actually use the bits.

I can't wait to get another box.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Welcome 2017

Hello and welcome to 2017! What will it become? What will happen? Will I become rich? Doubtful. Will we travel around the world? Probably not.
Realistically, we want this to be the year of Getting it Done. Our house is still for sale so hopefully that will happen in the first few months of this year, I intend on using overtime to clear debts, and I want us to write a list of things to do and to actually DO them.

So far I have done a good deed by buying a homeless man a hot drink, and littlest daughter has possibly got chickenpox. It's either that or a nasty viral rash. Either way,she isn't happy .

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

My Christmas planner week

My decoration for the week of Christmas is a slightly different festive wars....well, due to rules surrounding products, space wars. The stickers are from fantasy design store on etsy and the washi tape was lidl!
I love this kit as its not twee or kitsch. In fact it's perfect for me!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Planner set up: week starting Dec 5

Here's my basic set up for next week.
Stickers are from Sunshine Sticker Co on etsy. It looks quiet so far, and the only plans at the moment are dinner with some friends on Friday, and taking the girls to see Christmas in a forest on Saturday.

Winter wedding

Yesterday my stepsister got married. It was a lovely country house, 45 minutes from home.
We hardly knew anyone.
The wedding was at 130 and the food wasn't until 5, so we had very tired, hungry children.
We didn't actually eat anything.

Weddings with small children are very stressful affairs.

Monday, 28 November 2016


I decided to use nap time to do something for me, so pulled out the last lite kit from crafty templates and a picture from Rosalind's first birthday. I don't usually use coloured card as a base, I'm not sure why but I struggle to make it work.

I'm really happy with how this turned out. Maybe I'm getting my scrap back?

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Letter to santa

Sitting at her desk, carefully writing her letter to the big guy.
Santa has already been shopping so hopefully she'll be happy.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Confessions of a Plannerholic: December bucket list

This week's 'Plannerholic' theme is December Bucket list. I've had a long think about this and have come up with the following:
December, isn't the same without a visit to the big man. Now I can't include this on my list as we went today, but I still wanted to share this special moment....
Not the most successful Santa visit...

Now the list...

1.  child free adult time.
My husband and I have had a total of two hours child free since number two came along and its been tough. So I want adult time. 

2. Cinema.
I'm torn between Star Wars: Rogue One and Fantastic Beasts. I will probably only have the chance to go to the cinema once.

3. Cake.
Starbucks ginger loaf to be precise. My mostest favouritest cake and only available at Christmas.

4. Finish a project.
I have numerous crochet projects on the go and would love the time to finish one!!

Friday, 18 November 2016

Preparing for next week

Next week is my last week where my planner is non festive. I've gone for an Alice in Wonderland theme and as you can see, Monday I will be going down the rabbit hole when little Miss has her  (belated) one year immunisations. I'm dreading it. We already have rubbish sleep from this one!!