Planners

Planner Girls Collective : My Planning Style

Casual and aloof… that’s how I’d describe my planning style.. I love nothing more than spending an hour stickering up my planner to then find it pickles my head to try and use it as my main planner.. I’ve battled with my love/hate relationship with stickers and a “busy” looking planner since I peeled my first sticker from the sheet and laid it in my planner.

So I finally think I’ve found a way to have the best of both worlds but that involves multiple planners!

I use my ECLP as my main planner, the monthly pages contain everything from holidays and school appointments to bills and my blog schedule. I use full kits to decorate the weekly pages which are then used as my family planner.


My recollections horizontal planner (I am happy with this planner, I do NOT need an ECLP verticle when they come out.. if I repeat that enough do you think I will believe it?) is then my blog and work planner. I use it as a bullet journal and colour coordinate my blog and YouTube posts. I break down each day into 2 columns with my most important todo’s on one side and any appointments or important events on the other side. I have a key to keep track of each task and if it’s been done or rescheduled and to highlight important points.


I then have my every day carry which is an a6 UglyDori with a hobonichi techno inside,  I use this to keep track of events while I’m out and about so that I don’t have to carry a large planner with me 🙂


So there we have it… my planner “Style” I’m not quite sure that I fit into any particular box.. I’ve always liked to be different 😉

Don’t forget to check out the other ladies taking part in today’s blog hop;

Hannah – Plan With Hannah

Emma – The Stationery Geekette

Debbie – My Chaotically Eclectic Life

Stephanie – A Ska Loving Geek

Louise – The Vintage Planner

Joanne – Joannes Planner

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Papercraft

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!

Papercraft

New, custom, A6 traveler’s notebook set up with hobonichi techno

When I started this year I, like every other planner and Stationery geek, went out and purchased the Planners I needed to help me keep my life together. 

I knew I wanted a wo2p desk diary, a do1p and then a traveler’s notebook to carry around with me you can see the products I chose in my post HERE.

There I was, cruising along the Planner peace highway when my friend Jayme sends me a hobonichi techno in a6… it was love I’m telling you, if you can love an object haha.

Of course she needed a new home and I’d been asking Trevor to make my Harry Potter themed a6 for ages… this is what he came up with..


At the front I have 2 large secretarial pockets and at the back I have 4 card pockets, this will be my daily carry so will house my cashcards and coupons etc.

Inside I have my 3 dot notebooks and the hobonichi techno at the back. The leather is so soft and floppy it’s stunning. Now I just cannot wait for my next planner kit to arrive so I can pump her out, I purposely left the inside nude so that I can change my colour scheme as often as I like without fear of clashing.


I filmed a flip through of this notebook that explains everything in more detail HERE.