Welcome to the last month of 2017 and the first day of opening your advent calendar. We have four advent calendars in the house so I think we might all get a chance to open it! After school obviously… Continue reading “Advent Calendar Day and New Quarterly Planner”
Since I decided to create my own planners (as nothing I see or buy has the right amount of details that I want), I’ve become obsessed with planners and diaries and then stationery in general. I’ve listed my top 5 that I keep going back to have a look and drool over.
I discovered these through another blog. These you can tailor them with your own cover which you can personalise and even create the inside diaries how you like. You can have monthly diaries, weekly or even hourly for appointments etc. The website also sells a huge variety of stickers and other accessories for your journal to make it more colourful and personal. I do love drooling over these but they are a bit expensive especially when you add postage onto them. Possibly for this reason only, I’ve been holding back buying anything.
2.Edie and Rona
This is all things stationery and again something I just look at and love and enter as many competition as I can to see if I can win something (still trying!). They have notebooks in lovely modern colours and cards and little bags and postcards. Basically all things beautiful.
3.Michelle Rohr – Secret Owl society
This has got to be the first time I had seen planners being created and sold. This is based on buying a folder which they do sell and then downloading printables to insert into your folder to tailor make your own diary/ journal. In principle I do like this idea as you can really personalise it. However, I’m not so keen on carrying folders as I find them too bulky. I like carrying slim diaries but with as much information as possible inside.
This is quite similar to the first one where you can customise your diary to suit your needs and customise the cover and personalise it too. Also, as they are based in the UK, the costs of postage is not so high. These are printed diaries starting from 6 months in duration to 18 months. I love the flexibility of these but need to check that quality of them.
5.Fearne Cotton – Happy The Journal
The final one on this list is Fearne Cotton’s Happy The Journal which is based on her autobiography. These have dates and months but no years or days so you can literally start it anywhere and do what it says for the day. Ironically for my birthday, it says to make a list – I love lists! Each day takes half the page and it gives you a question to think about and a little space to write notes about it. I bought it as a present for my niece but I am having a quick look through before I wrap it up.
When you start obsessing about diaries and planners, you find there are so, so, so many planners out there that I hadn’t even heard of. Here are some more links to even more planners!
Do you ever get to the stage when you’ve been using your diary or planner and then almost out of nowhere you just hate it? Or you just want a change in your diary but you’re bound to your diary for another 9 months? Or you want to go from an academic year diary to a full year diary but only need the diary for 3 to 6 months because the only other options is 18 months? Continue reading “September 2017 – planner for one month”
Recently, I’ve read a lot of things about envisioning your dream day and all the things you would do on your dream day and then working backwards in an attempt to achieve it. I decided to give it a go. I got my pen and paper and tried to plan my dream day doing all the things I would love doing inbetween the school runs and after school activities.
The only problem with this is that I want to do too many things. In an ideal world, my dream day would include school runs, after school activities, making freshly cooked meals, exercise, meditation, work, spending quality time with the girls, reading, blogging, doing some housework (just because it has to be done) and relaxing. Continue reading “Dream Week”
At the beginning of the holidays I was wondering how I was going to cope with both girls for six whole weeks. However, its now almost over and I’m feeling a little sad about it and almost wish the holiday would start again. It’s not been perfect and I’ve had a little help (more than I would like to admit!) from the TV and Ipad and grandparents taking them but otherwise it’s been quite nice having the girls at home. We’ve not done as much school work as I had hoped and we’ve been quite busy trying to get things repaired and updated around the house. But I’ve loved having lie in and not rushing breakfast, and just spending nearly all day chilling. Continue reading “The last few days of the summer holidays”
This is just the tip of the iceberg. If you start thinking about all the things that you would like to do and schedule in, you will probably go into overdrive in scheduling. You need to allow some time for flexibility but as a start, these are just some things to consider. To download my free yearly planner, please follow this link: