Planning My Week : A6 Traveler’s Notebook, Hobonichi Techno (bullet journal) and Erin Condren

What does a planner obsessed she devil do when she can’t make her mind up in a single planner system??? She uses them all haha.


I love my hobonichi techno (a6) and have carried the bullet journalling system over to her, she sits in my a6 UglyDori and comes everywhere with me as a purse. She sits in my desk and I use her day to day to track my to do lists and appointments, the split column on the page means I can seperate the hourly tasks and to do lists so that I can efficiently manage my time, she’s my task master and haunts me if I fail to complete all my tasks, I have carried over the “migrating” of tasks but been really trying hard to set manageable tasks and allocate time for them.

My ECLP sits open on my desk as kind of a master planner, I like to see the up coming week and be able to plan my time around future events… the reason I plan is that I am an epic fail at time management.. those 100 tasks I need to do are really important.. but YouTube always comes calling and scrolling on Facebook is always more appealing, by seeing the week ahead I find it almost spooks me into doing the task today, fear of a never ending list spooks me.

Multiple planning systems can be hard work and need a few “rules” the main one is schedualing appointments, if I am home they go straight into my ECLP in the monthly section; as that is my “master planner” I always transfer the tasks over to my A6 on a Sunday so rarely miss anything, if I’m out they go in my Hobonichi, the problem I had with that is, even with the best intentions, I found I often (read here always haha) forgot that I had scheduled anything in, due to it being a day on one page (DO1P) if I let it sink into the black obvlivian that is my memory I rarely remember it until I am in that daily page. To combat this I use good old stick notes (say what?? They actually have a function?!?) I either write the appointment on the sticky note only or pop it into the day too. The sticky note then goes on the front page of the Hobonichi and doesn’t come off until I have written it in my ECLP.

It’s my perfect system: for now!! But don’t forget to check back next week and find out my new favourites, the fickle beast I am!!


There is a video coming in the next day or two of me setting the 2 Planners up for this week, alas time disappeared yesterday (YouTube) and I haven’t edited it, feel free to pop over to my YouTube channel. You can now watch the video HERE!

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Unboxing/Set Up : All Things Paper Uk 

A few weeks back I put a post in a Facebook group, for other UK sellers, asking if anyone would like to swap store products. Sarah from All Things Paper UK replied and we arranged a swap.

After that I noticed on her Instagram page that she was recruiting Design Team members, I send an overly long message as part of the “application process” and this Monday I found out I’d been successful. I am over the moon to be working with Sarah!

What is a design team?? Well it is basically a few people selected by a business owner to show off their products, in this case it is Planner stickers.

Once a month Sarah will send each member of her DT a set of her newest stickers and we all help to promote them on social media, it helps to drive sales for a small business as people use them in different ways, I have opted for a ECLP vertical kit and although I rarely do a “full layout” I use the kits for memory keeping and in my a6 UglyDori which has AnniePlansPrintable inserts in it.

I received my swap from Sarah and knew I wanted to use this beauty and the beast inspired set right away so I used it in my memory planner. I have another kit that I will be using in the future… I filmed the unboxing and then add the process video to the end… to view that click HERE!

As soon as I scheduled this blog in I asked Sarah to write a few words about herself to introduce you all (I think you’ll be seeing more of her quite soon), this is what she had to say…..”I’ve always had a love of planning and stickers since being a little girl. I opened up allthingspaperuk so I could share my love with other planner addicts like myself and so that I could work from home and spend time with my beautiful 3 boys. I work hard to ensure I bring my customers the best quality, on trend, products at a really affordable price.. every girl needs a pretty planner right?” – Sarah @ allthingspaperuk (Don’t forget to use Michelle15 for a 15% discount, her “full sets” like the one I use in these pictures/video are only £10 + £1 p&p for the full set).


Confessions of a Plannerholic : Dissapointing Purchases

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For someone who hops between a shopaholic and a skin flint there is no wonder that I suffer from buyers remorse on pretty much every purchase I make, it usually kicks in as soon as the transaction appears on the bank statement and disappears when the postman knocks at the door with the package, unless the husband is in to see it arrive and then I have to play the parcel down as “work supplies” or something along those lines which kills the buzz a bit.

I’m an impulse buyer so I rarely research anything and my decision is usually based on what will arrive the quickest (I buy a lot from Amazon just to use Prime) which means if I am pondering 2 planners and 1 is available with next day delivery on Prime, even if I like it slightly less, thats the one that is getting ordered.

As far as actual disappointment in a product goes the only thing that springs to mind was my very first purchase of a brand new Erin Condren Life Planner, which I previously blogged and vlogged about, but the issues I had were resolved quite quickly and efficiently and I am still using and loving the planner.

With all the hype, that Kikki K arriving in the UK brought, I think I was expecting to hear Angels singing or bells chiming, maybe a few butterflies flying out of the box when I ordered my large yellow planner but when it arrived there was nothing outstanding in the box, just a lovely planner… does that count as disappointment?

I hope you have enjoyed reading this, please go and check out the other ladies in the series and if you have any suggestions for topics we’d love to hear them.

Peace and Love

Michelle aka Ugly Bug

Katy Evans – YouTube

Kelly Vizmahttps://abeautifulplan.co.uk/

Emma Smith – https://thestationerygeekette.com

Vicky Buckley – http://beautifullybrokenvicky.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

Jo Whight – http://pennygatecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

Emma Hinks  – https://soggymusings.wordpress.com/