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:0 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)
I have two planners and a journal at the moment. A passion planner pro, hobonichi weeks and a B6 TN. I use the passion planner and the Hobonichi for the same thing. I put the same appointments, to do lists and trackers on each week. I put the same photos in my passion planner as I do my TN and I recount my day in my TN.
Why Katie? I hear you ask. Surely you can just put this all in one planner and be done with it? Probably... but I don’t want to and here’s why.
Last year I discovered the concept of “proper” planning and excitedly purchased my first ever Erin Condren planner, a vertical hardbound edition. However, I found that I was still in a planning rut, as you can see in the first photograph. I’d spent quite a bit on the planner so I wanted it to be visually attractive and user friendly but I didn’t know how to do it. Shortly afterwards, I came across a YouTube of Rachel Blundell talking about EllieBeth Designs UK stickers and that’s when I had my light bulb moment!0 comment(s)
This week as a Design Team we are sharing our planner spaces with you - from nomad planning to dedicated spaces we all have a different set-up and it works for each of us. I think most of us dream of a planner room where we can set up our planner systems and work in an area that inspires us and feeds creative thought but in reality a space that works and makes us productive is what we make the best of. Follow our highlighted links for Instagram and YouTube to learn more about us, including new member Tracy Macheta and returning DT member Katie Teage.0 comment(s)
This is a topic where I am still exploring and experimenting. As a teacher, there are a number of weeks within the year where I am not at work which has always given me a bit of a headache when it comes to planning. Before discovering Passion Planner, I just reverted to one week pages in my bullet journal or no white space spreads in my Erin Condren. However with the Passion Planner this presents more of a challenge given the timelines. In this blog, I am going to share with you a few of the different ways I have tried to plan during non-work periods.0 comment(s)