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

Monday, 12 June 2017

Filling in the gaps

I didn't take my Happy Planner away to Spain as 1. It would have been too big and 2. I didn't think I would have time to play. So instead I just took my Recollections planner and write notes each day and when I got home, I transferred to my Happy Planner.

I chose stickers from oodlemadoodles for my HP and some icons from happycutiestudios for my personal Planner.
I printed a few photos and have made notes of the gaps so I can print a few more.

Friday, 9 June 2017

When is a holiday not relaxing?

Answer: when it is with small children!

Don't get me wrong, a week in sunny Spain is lovely, but there's no sitting down with a good book when you have little ones. Luckily we went with a group so our eldest went off and played happily,but littlest became clingy like a baby monkey. She wouldn't even go to daddy!!
We had ice cream, went to the beach, played in the pool, had cocktails...

I'd definitely go back..when they're older.
Maybe stick to Cornwall for now!!

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Latest sticker haul

After selling some stuff on ebay, I decided to treat myself to some new planner stickers. I always have some in my etsy cart, ready for the rare occasions I have some money. As it was a Friday, I decided to wait for the Plump planner to open and buy my cart load from there.

I picked up six page kits and some very appropriate Costa lover stickers!!
I can't wait to use them. Just look at the Star Wars! And Wizard of Oz! And Toy Story!

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.