This week the whole Design Team are joining together to complete the EllieBeth Summer Challenge Week. We've all chosen an EBDUK Summer Collection. For me it's the 'Believe Toucan' collection I use an Erin Condren Vertical for my everyday planner and that will provide my main focus for the week. In addition to this I'm also trying out a petite planner from Erin Condren. I've used the core kit, mixed boxes and days and dates.0 comment(s)
Before I joined the wonderful planner community early in 2018, I had always kept a “home diary” in the kitchen, and jotted things down so that my husband and I would have a rough idea of what we were supposed to be doing, and when. These diaries were usually A5 and in all honesty rather dull, messy and uninspiring. In fact, it was rare that I kept one going for more than a few months because I lost interest.0 comment(s)
I thought that my first week in my new 2019/2020 EC would set up like any other week .....besides the squealing over the smell of new paper, new stickies, new layouts....you get the drift. But actually although the changes this year appear subtle they made me think about some of the things I normally do.0 comment(s)
This isn't the blog I was intending to write this weekend. I was going to go through an update of where my planning is now, half way through the year. However, fuelled by inspiration from all the wonderful posts and pictures from the EBDUK Annual Event I'm finally taking some time to set up a self care journal.1 comment(s)
When asked this question my initial reaction was to race to all my stored planners of old and leaf through them to find my favourite layout.....and I did....but what came to mind as I leafed through the beautiful finished weeks was that my favourite layout is the one you see here. A crisp, new, pristine week. It's so full of possibilities and hope. A new slate for me to start again and put behind me the things that didn't work.0 comment(s)
I’ve been using an A6 Hobonichi for my day to day personal stuff and didn’t really want to add work matters to it, although I do put my freelance HR work meetings into it. I acquired another A6 (yay for destashes) and started using that for work. It means I can bring it home with me and jot any “day job” tasks or bright ideas in it immediately. I like to set the work Hobo up a week in advance and that means adding stickers of course. Just because it’s for work doesn’t mean it can’t look pretty!0 comment(s)
Each month, I set up my monthly spread in my Passion Planner for the EllieBeth Designs' Gratitude Challenge. Its become a crucial part of my planning routine and I've managed to create a balance between tracking, recording events and appointments as well as recording the daily gratitude that works for me. In this post I share the evolution of my gratitude challenge spreads and talk you through my process of preparing for the June Challenge.
Watch my video to see how it all comes together:1 comment(s)
So I recently went away on holiday. I stuck to my usual routine of planning the coming weeks in advance as I knew I would be busy and hate getting behind on my stickerating. So I stuck down my usual Washi Tape, Date headers and Half Boxes for Gratitude. I even watercoloured the pages. But then it occurred to me, what am I actually going to plan? Day Trips? What I’m going to eat? (Probably need bigger pages when you’re going All Inclusive) Weather?0 comment(s)
I don't know about you but I find myself writing the same tasks week after week at the bottom of my planner (and let's be honest not doing them). I have good intentions at the beginning of the week but somehow life gets in the way, then the following week the same thing happens.0 comment(s)
My favourite collection from Rachel is, of course, the rainbow collection. I will happily spend hours browsing the site and adding new and existing rainbow sheets to my basket. They form the largest part of my sticker collection as a whole and they truly do brighten my day0 comment(s)
Love, love, love my Hobonichi Techo A6! To me this is planner peace. It’s taken 3 years but I’m here. I’ve been using this for 4 months now and I’ve never been happier! It’s the perfect size to carry on the go and doesn’t get heavy! And I can still fill it with my favourite EBDUK stickers. I did have to switch to an Avec ( two 6 month books) over a 12 month planner as it was going to get very chunky which defeated the object of having a smaller planner. I love to watercolour in it which compliments the stickers.0 comment(s)
It’s all too easy in this busy world in which we live to forget the little things that make us smile, think, reflect and generally appreciate how much goodness there is all around us. Remembering and recording how much it means to us and how much the smallest things can brighten the dark moments.
One way to make sure we get our daily dose of gratitude is to follow a Gratitude challenge. For those of you not familiar with these they are a set of prompts, one for each day of the month that encourage us to ponder for a few moments. The prompt might be a phrase or just a single word but it is designed to make us take a few minutes out of our day and record what the prompts make us feel thankful for.0 comment(s)