Monday, 20 March 2017

Planner Girls Collective: current planner set up

I am now happily settled into my holographic Recollections planner. It's quite hefty but i like it. It feels safe and secure and reliable.

I have kept the same set up as previous as this works well for me.

In the front are a selection of most used stickers. Then there is a section for bits and pieces including a year pull out for my shifts at work, and a zip up for postal stamps. There's a  financial section as a half baked effort to control my spending, a monthly view and my week on two pages.

I am also enjoying using my Happy Planner in conjunction with my personal. The memory keeping is actually enjoyable. 

I like to keep the same stickers in both planners, it flows nicely and shows correlation and links the two.

Check out the other PGC ladies;


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Recollections Holographic planner

Today I picked up my brand new holographic planner from Michael's in America. It was very kindly shipped to me by a lady on my Instagram feed!

I moved into it after putting my girls to bed.

It is slightly bigger than a personal sized filofax (see compared to my saffiano). 

I also think the rings are a little bigger too.

The pen loop is vinyl, not elastic, so you are restricted as to the pen size you use.

The closure strap is also a stiff vinyl, but this can be 'trained' to be more flexible.

The lady also kindly sent me some stickers from her etsy shop. The birthday it is perfect as next week is Ella's 5th birthday!

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Planner girls collective: wish list

Some days I think I am happy with my planners and could give up looking for a new one. And then I see something on Instagram or a Facebook group and I'm coveting something else.

My current wishlist is short and sweet.

1. A peach perforated kikki k. I wanted one from the moment they came out and stupidly decided to be good.

2. A pale yellow planner. I've seen Kikki k , Webster's Pages and Recollections versions and they're all so pretty!

3. Filofax Finsbury in all the colours! I already own a brown version but love the yellow, green, orange and peacock blue. Oh and the grey.

See what the other ladies have put on their wishlist.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Quirky Kit scrap time

Yesterday I managed a quick layout with the latest lite kit from Crafty Templates. As little madam is a good napper, I don't get a lot of time to scrap, and im finding i take photos and print them and don't actually like them. It's so frustrating!

Pancake day is an obvious choice for a page...

And this one from my trip to Poland was using the last lite kit.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Planner week beginning march 27.

This week my personal Filofax (Paperchase exclusive) and Happy Planner have taken on an Alice theme.

I'm really enjoying using my Happy Planner for memory keeping but I need to remind myself to leave photo space! I would also like the option of full page memorabilia inserts and smaller ones for when I just was to add a flyer or single 6x4 photo.

My personal was looking a little bare this week, but a few gap filling stickers and additional notes and I like how it's turned out.

Stickers are from Oodlemadoodles and Fantasy Designs Store on etsy. The Japanese Alice ones I got from an etsy seller.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Planner Girls collective: i cant live without..

1. Coffee. I have two young children. Nuff said.

2. cake. See above.

3. My phone. Sad that it's come to this, but I admit I'm addicted to my phone. I'm sure I'm not the it one who can't go an hour without picking up their smartphone to look at the latest Facebook updates or Instagram pics? My phone has my pictures, emails, web favourites.

4. My planners. I find that process of filling my planner in at the end of day very therapeutic. I used to adore scrapbooking but find it difficult fitting it in around family life. With my planners I don't have to stress over which photo to document, I can print one for each day of I want. They are my diaries of my life and I love them.

5. My family. My daughters. My husband. 
They are my life. 

Tuesday, 21 February 2017


Yesterday, as it was a TD day and other Half's birthday, we went to London.
We went to lunch at TGIs, went to the Lego shop, m&m world, walked to Buckingham palace, all on top of the first trip on the Underground for our girls. We got home, had some cake then it was late bedtime for all.

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Im Ugly

An Ugly Bug pr person that is! I love Michelle's planner kits and if you're a fauxdori lover then check out the beautiful leather ones her husband makes. Also, if you visit her etsy shop between now and Monday there's a discount code RAINYDAY20,  AND if you mention my name, Stephanie, in the comments, you get a free gift!

Monday, 6 February 2017

Planner Girls Collective: latest stationery purchase.

I'm trying to be very strict with myself with regards to buying stationery. I have a lot of stickers, and am trying not to get dragged in by etsy store sales. But I've had my eye on these for a while so allowed myself a small purchase. These four kits are from The Plump Planner. Karen is only open briefly from 7pm UK time on a Friday, so I always feel like I'm panic buying, but I love the kits. They're great value and I don't feel overwhelmed with lots of stickers I won't use.

As usual, check out the other ladies for their recent purchases.


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Planner Girls Collective: favourite books

I don't have many books I like to come back to time and again, so the ones I do like get reread a lot.

First is a new discovery, A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas. This is the first in a series loosely based on Beauty and the Beast and is set in the realm of fairies, elves and other creatures. I bought these for my Kindle as I don't have a lot of space for physical books, but enjoyed this one and its sequel so much I'm going to buy the physical copies. Book three is due out this year.

Next up is Terry Pratchett and Going Postal. This is the story of renowned conman Moist von Lipwig who is blackmailed into turning around the fate of the AnkhMorpork postal service. It is the 33rd Discworld novel and the first featuring Moist von Lipwig. I love it as its a standalone story in an otherwise vast universe.

Lastly is my very favourite book. Ever. Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. I love this so much I have three versions of it! It is the story of London below and all the unusual characters who fall through life's cracks. It is dark and mesmerising.

Have a look at what the other PGC ladies have revealed as their favourite books .