This time last month, I watched Rachel’s ‘Planner Evaluation Session’ videos on YouTube, and looked on, enrapt, as she went through all her different planners and shared her pros and cons for each. It didn’t come as much of a surprise that Rachel ended up back in rings though, but what did come as a surprise was that I started hankering for set of rings of my own!0 comment(s)
When I started planning I bought myself a personal ring Websters pages but it didn’t last long before I was hooked by travellers notebooks and my Erin Condren. So when Rachel sent me the Honey mini monthly collection I decided I would give them another try.0 comment(s)
Those of you that have seen my planning over the last few years will know that I love 2 things - Erin Condren planners and the vertical layout. But EC have changed the game and this year they have released a long awaited daily planner. The Daily Duo is 2 books of 6 months each with daily pages. Mine arrive last week and although it doesn't start until July, like all seasoned planners I've re-dated and stickerated so I can dive in now!0 comment(s)
With everything that’s going on, I’m having a lot of fun trying different things out and most recently this has included an 8x10 softbound Erin Condren Life Planner. I tried the hardbound when it first came out and while it was a wonderful size, I wasn’t a big fan of the paper at the time. However having stroked Rachel’s at the end of last year, it's been on my wishlist.
The main thing I wanted to see was whether I could fit the vast majority of things into it whilst also having stickers! I have to say, so far, so good. I’m really excited to use it during May with a bit more confidence of how I want it to function for me.0 comment(s)
Now that the end of April is approaching, and I am beginning to look forward to the start of May, it’s time to review both my life and my planning system.
Toward the end of every month, I like to look through my bullet journal and Passion Planner Pro and spend some time reviewing how things have gone – both in regard to how well my planning system has served my most recent needs and with regard to how well I am living. Let’s talk about my planning system review first.0 comment(s)
I have been intrigued about Bullet Journaling for some time - the thought of starting with pretty much a blank page and creating your own setup sounded quite exciting, yet a little daunting.
I spent a lot of time watching YouTube videos about Bullet Journaling for Beginners, and was blown away by the different styles of Bullet Journaling. The freedom it allowed was a real draw for me and I wanted to give it ago myself.
So I decided to start my very first Bullet Journal this April and I wanted to incorporate EllieBeth Designs UK stickers into the mix. Also having a monthly theme appealed to me, giving me the opportunity to draw and create at the same time.
I have been holding onto some of the stickers I had from the lovely Serendipity collection, including the Notes ‘Track it’ which I thought would be ideal. As well as pulling from other sheets in the collection.
I decided on Classic Pooh Bear for my April Theme, and started by making a list of some of things I would like to include in my monthly setup.0 comment(s)
I love the samplers we get with our EllieBeth Designs UK happy mail don’t you? So many different designs and the perfect size to pop in our planner, pencil cases, etc. for on the go planning. They’re so handy I’ve also topped up my collection with the mini sampler grab bags.0 comment(s)
Let’s tackle the elephant in the room. We’re all dealing with events that we never imagined would occur in our lifetime. Plans we had are cancelled or postponed, we can’t really make many new plans and the whole world is worried about an invisible threat. How can even consider sticking pretty stickers in our planners at this time? Well, I think this is the ideal time to brighten up every day with a sticker or two and I’m going to give you a few ideas about how you can use your planner when you might feel you don’t have much to plan for.0 comment(s)
This year brought me 2 new planners, a Happy Planner Horizontal and a Hobonichi Weeks. Both planners have encouraged me to try new layouts and setups which I have really enjoyed. My EllieBeth Stash has been growing steadily and it’s really lovely taking the time to find the perfect collection to use in my planning. One of my favourites has been the oh so pretty Serendipity collection and I am waiting with bated breath for the arrival of Kindness and Wish - which I believe are so inspirational and apt for today’s planning. Take care everyone, stay safe, stay healthy, stay home.0 comment(s)
With Spring finally here and the beautiful sight of the snowdrops, tulips and daffodils popping up every where, it reminds me that Spring is a chance for new beginnings, fresh starts and an opportunity to try new things. This spring is definitely one that we will remember for years to come and routines will change however that’s no reason to damper your spring spirits!0 comment(s)
We’ve all done it, right? We’ve all decided that every day/week/month for the next week/month/year, we’re going to [insert goal/intention/resolution]. If you’re anything like me, you’ve also failed at doing whatever it was you said you’d do as frequently as you said you’d do it. Failed … ugh … I hate that word! Let’s get rid of it. Let’s remove it from our vocabulary, at least when talking about ourselves and our objectives.0 comment(s)