Tuesday, 9 May 2017

This week, last week

Here we have my last week's spreads from Happy Planner and personal Recollections planner. Need to add photos still. Mary Poppins stickers from Hazy Days UK. I love how MAMBI have created special stick on tabs for adding your own things into your planner, especially good if, like me, you can't justify the cost of a punch!



This week I'm using a basic kit from oodlemadoodles and some sticker flakes as decoration. I love the delicate details on the stickers and the colours are perfect for spring..not that we've seen much of that yet!


Monday, 8 May 2017

Pox attack

After her big sister got a fairly small dose of chickenpox, Rosalind got it bad. Poor monkey is covered. They're literally everywhere. Saturday night we had three hours sleep and I was working all day Sunday. Cant wait for these to pass. And just when I said I wanted April over, May throws this at us.


Sunday, 30 April 2017

Planner Girls Collective : my planning style

I not sure how I would describe my planning style really. 

I start with a blank week and choose any decoration.



I add a few basic decorative stickers and fill in any events etc I already know about.
As the week goes by, I fill in the gaps. Add random stickers and notes until eventually, my week is full!



Have a look and see what the other ladies have done.

Emma-Louise
Hannah
Michelle
Debbie
Louise
Jo

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Planner Girls Collective: why i plan

People enter the world of planning for various reasons,but usually it is to keep track of something.

I have always been obsessed with stationery. I used to love the look of a ream of clean paper. Pots of pens held serious alure for me!

I started planning to keep track of an increasingly complicated life, and that is why i continue to plan. It's just an added bonus that i can use it as a bite sized creative outlet.



Over time i wanted something with which i could document things, for memory keeping. I tried Project Life but was always disappointed with it. And then i discovered the Happy Planner from Me and My Big Ideas. You really can't go wrong with it! There are so many etsy sellers with stickers specifically for the planner . You can make it as simple or fussyas you want.



And that is why i plan. To document.

Check out what the other ladies have done.

Emma-louise
Kerry

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!