Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Still alive

Wow its been a long time! I'm still here. I will get back to posting soon. In the meantime, here's a pic from my planner Instagram feed, www.instagram.com/skalovingeek.planning

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

I got goodies!

I was recently lucky enough to be chosen as part of a planner sticker PR team and today I got my first pack of stickers. 

So many!!

Check out the mixmatchplanner. She's on vacation mode until September 5 and then there just may be a flash sale...keep an eye open!

Friday, 25 August 2017

Mummy got to play

For the first time this school holiday I had time to myself. Eldest went to the cinema with grandad and youngest fell asleep in the car. So I scrapbooked!! I haven't looked at this stuff for months! I'm really happy with how they turned out. The first is using the latest lite kit from crafty templates, the second is using the previous kit.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Planner girls collective: Dream Planners

This week we're looking at our dream planners.
Dream planners. Unicorns. We all have them. Some of us lust after expensive handmade affairs, others like cheaper but harder to find options. Our lists are likely to change frequently as we discover something new.
This is my current one;

1. Filofax Chester.
I love the uniqueness of this one! I have only ever seen one on eBay but really want to see it IRL!

2. Filofax Siena. 
Oh so pretty. A colleague had one and I couldn't take my eyes off it!!

3. Van Der Spek Touch me.

Also if anyone has seen a green, orange or yellow filofax Finsbury, I am very interested!

There are always planners that jump onto and off the list, it's very fluid and prone the change!!


Monday, 31 July 2017

Planner Girls Collective: Meal Planning

Meal planning is one of those things I try to be good at. I get very envious of all the Pintrest posts about batch cooking and prepping and it spurs me on albeit briefly. I buy the foil trays, over cook portions so I can freeze them....then I forget what's in the freezer, don't fancy it, get lazy.

I have this lovely pad from Aldi (drawn on lovingly by youngest) and on good weeks I will write a list of meal ideas although not necessarily on the correct day, then I can add specifics to the shopping list.

I also keep track of previous meals on the note sidebar in my Happy Planner. That way I have a list of previous ideas for when I'm stuck!

Check out what the other PGC ladies have to say:

Monday, 24 July 2017

Memos, Mail and Me on Monday.

Inspired by the lovely Sian, my Monday memo is: 

I was looking forward to the school holidays. There was an air of anticipation but also fear. I was looking forward to being able to do things and not be rushing back. Today we kept it simple. We went for a walk and a sandwich. Which eldest decided she didn't like this time despite eating it previously. Youngest trying to climb into the drinks chiller or failing that, turn it off. There were sticks. There were parks. And, I hate to admit it, there was TV.

But there was also post! With stickers especially for my girls!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Spur of the moment is sometimes best

Today , on a whim, we drove to a random field to see if we could watch the big airshow. When we got there, my sister messaged me to say she was around the corner at her brother in law's house. So we joined them, watched planes and the girls had dinner on a picnic blanket whilst watching the Red Arrows.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Latest sticker purchase

As a planner lover and sticker lover, I find it very hard to restrain myself when it comes to buying pretty stickers for my planners. I have discovered one of my favourite etsy stores is the Plump Planner. Karen only opens on a Friday night and for a very short time. Because of this, she is able to offer a quick turn around. I am regularly checking out her Instagram for her new sticker designs and come 7pm on a Friday, I fill my cart. I have to restrict myself to one sticker purchase a month at the moment.

These are my latest...

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Planner Girls Collective: Sumer Plans

This week we're looking at our summer plans.

We have one very big plan (hopefully). Moving house. We finally sold our place and found somewhere new (to us). All the boring but important stuff is going through so now we wait on a date.

I also booked eldest onto an intensive swimming course, which she is looking forward to.

Hopefully we will manage a few days out here and there. A wildlife park maybe, strawberry picking,splash park.

Have a look see what the others are planning for their holidays. (Links coming!!)

Monday, 19 June 2017

Planner Girls Collective: my craft space

I confess, I don't actually have a dedicated space. I see all these love pictures of other people's spaces and feel very jealous. I had always hoped that when we moved out of our coach house, I would be able to have a space rather than on my bed.

For now, scrapbooking is done in our spare room, again on the floor. Papers and albums etc are stored on an expedit.

Planning happens on my bedroom floor! I tend to do it when I get my girls to bed so it makes sense to have my things there.

We're moving again in a few weeks, so maybe I can actually have a proper work space??!

PGC ladies