It’s All About Perspective….

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Get Your Spring Clean On…

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It is that time of year where the majority of us want to Spring clean. The sun is shining more, the day is brighter, warmer and we feel stale!

I love a good clean. It feels so good to be in a house completely dust free and fresh.

This year I am moving on April 1st so my Spring clean came in the way of packing and de-cluttering. However I usually have a check-list which I go through in order to bring my house into the new year.

I had intended to provide you a printable my lack of time to figure out how to add it meant that it will just be some photos of my planner and handwritten check-list.

Once I have moved I will look into adding a printable for you.

So for now here are the things I have on my check-list.

Apologies for the darkish pics, my paper is yellow and doesn’t photograph well.
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Thank you for reading:)

The Stationery Geekette x

Upcoming Posts: The Change Your Outlook and Be More Positive Series including posts on Changing Your Outlook, Top Tips for Positivity and Positivity In My Planner

Pretty Planner Purchases #2

Welcome to another Pretty Planner Purchases post. I have been waiting a while to post this as I had things arriving at different times. I have come across some really nice things both online and in shops that I just cannot wait to share with you.

So let’s crack on shall we:)

Dividers

My lovely Websters Pages dividers had become quite tatty so they needed replacing. I bought this lovely set of Ancient Map dividers from My Pretty Week on Etsy. They were fairly well priced and I opted for the front and back doing. They did take a long time to arrive, almost two weeks so not ideal if you are in a hurry but they are handmade and I’m glad that they were not rushed as that may have ruined the quality. The dividers are very sturdy but not laminated. I love them and think they are really good quality. I would most definitely go back to buy more again.

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Paperclips

I got these from the store Cherry Blossoms In The Market Square on Etsy and they are absolutely divine. They are made really really well and extremely sturdy for your planner. There are so many designs that I had trouble just sticking to these. The Unikitty was for my daughter, the bow and planner nerd were for me:)

 

Stickers

Now I may have had a little splurge on stickers this time. I got some really nice decorative and functional ones.

I got these really tiny and cute functional household stickers from Small Stuff Creations on Etsy. I love how small they are, they fit perfectly in my Filofax personal. They are really well priced at 80p per sheet and arrived within 3 days of me ordering. You can see from the picture than I am not exaggerating, they are tiny:)

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Next I got some purely decorative stickers from The Organised Panda on Etsy. I adore the vintage floral themes at the moment and its hard to find something that I can use as everything is geared towards the ECLP or Happy Planner. Again these are amazing quality, great prices and super quick delivery.

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Lastly I ordered some sticker from Chocho and Mimi on Etsy. I got a mix of decorative and functional stickers and I have to say I was blown away by the quality of these and the free sample sheet that arrived was perfect. I love the little touches with these like the name card that now sits in my planner pocket. I will definitely be ordering from here again.

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Washi

The washi I purchased has not come from an on-line store this time, most however be purchased that way.

I found these two really pretty sets in Paperchase. They come in a set of 8 and cost £8. I really like the Serengeti theme set more than anything, but who can resist rainbows and sparkles?:)

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My next washi purchase was from The Works. It was a set of 3 vintage tapes for £2, as I said previously I am really loving the vintage theme so this was perfect.

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My last washi purchase was within a Facebook group. I managed to get hold of the rare Harry Potter tape. It was well worth the cost too £13 as I had been looking everywhere for it. I love it so much:)

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Postcards

I also picked up these gorgeous postcards from Paperchase too. I thought they would make fantastic dividers or for little notes to friends. They were 70p each

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Thanks for reading:)

The Stationery Geekette x

*Disclaimer – These products were all bought and paid for by myself*

Plan With Me#2 Jade

Today is my first hosted guest post with the lovely Jade Luxford, a fellow planner addict:)


 

Hi, I’m Jade. I’m 29 years old, a mother to 2 beautiful boys. I am a housewife but I also work part time.

I don’t have a particularly busy life but I’m always doing or needing to remember something. Planning is important to me not only because I have the worst memory but I find it very therapeutic.

I’m currently using a large cobalt blue Kikki K planner for at home and a personal perforated blue Kikki K which comes out with me. I normally plan on a Sunday evening but as I had to work this week I planned Monday morning while my children were at school.

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I’m a fan of colour as you may notice from the pictures so I love decorating and going through my washi and sticker collection.

As I have a huge amount of washi I buy from varied shops I couldn’t tell you where I purchased the purple washi but the thinner rainbow one is from Lava Lamp Designs. As for the stickers, the blue with white heart boxes are from Sticker Sunshine, the small round icon stickers are from The Plump Planner and all the others are Chocho and Mimi.

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All of these sellers can be found on Etsy and Instagram.

For more of my pictures please check out @jadelux86 on Instagram. Thank you to Emma for letting me guest post and thank you to those that are reading this.

Have a lovely day 🙂


Huge Thank you to Jade for taking part. If anyone else would like to take part and show their plan with me please drop a comment below or send an email to thestationerygeekette@yahoo.com

Happy Planning

The Stationery Geekette x

Planning Your Goals and Achieving Your Dreams.

After reading numerous ‘self-help’ books I have given a lot of serious thoughts to what I really want from life. I am 33 almost 34 and not getting any younger.
I’ve always felt that life has been pretty average,  I haven’t been seriously unhappy with it all overall but I haven’t been ecstatically happy either.
I have always blamed certain circumstances for me not quite achieving the things I want, excuses for my lack of effort. Whether it is the fact I have the children to consider, not earning enough money,  not earning any money etc, there is always something.

The reality is though that non of these things really stop me, I allow them to become excuses because I either fear rejection or failure or it just feels too hard.

I want to tell my children and really believe it when I say “You can do anything you want”, the best way to show this though is for them to see it through me.

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So I wrote down what I wanted and with the help of The Miracle Morning I started visualising myself living my desired life.

Once I have this done I then took each dream and wrote a list of goals that I would need to achieve in order to have the dream become a reality.

Once I had it all seperated down step by step I looked at the easiest/first steps of each and then narrowed it all down to prorities. What did I need to start with and what would come next. Each goal taking me a step closer to the dream.

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Doing it this way makes things feel manageable and realistic. I want to live in Canada and that is no longer a pipe dream, it’s something that I can actively work towards, many of my goals intermingle and lead that ultimate big dream.

You need to ask yourself some questions when looking at what you want from life and be 100% honest in your answer.

I asked myself
1) Are You Happy in all areas of your life? (health, financial, career, home, family, friends, spiritual, relationship)
2) If not, why? What is missing?
3) If achieving just one of these goals would change your outlook and positivity?
4) Would I be happy not trying vs trying and failing?
5) What do you have to loose?

I personally believe if you want something enough you cannot fail, you can get knockbacks but you cannot fail.

Things to Remember :
~ EVERYTHING is achievable.
~ Faith in yourself is a necessity.
~ Don’t let anyone make you feel unworthy.
~ Surround yourself with positive people and distance yourself from those who bring you down.
~ Your desire for a better life will be stronger than your fear of failure.

This is a bit of how I have organised my Life Goals 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed reading:)

The Stationery Geekette x

Plan With Me #1

Hello and Welcome to my first ever plan with me.

First of all let me say that I hope you like a little insight into my planning world and secondly I am surprised a few people asked as I generally keep things pretty simple:)

Also, I am hoping to have guest ‘plan with me’ posts as well so if you are interested in showing us how you set up your week either using videos or photos then please let me know:)

Unfortunately when I first started my planner journey I didn’t pay much attention of where I purchased things from, I also took part in many many U.S swaps so as a result many sources for my materials used are unknown. I will tag them where I remember though.

This week I went with something bright and fun. Spring is on it’s way and I wanted it to be reflected in my pages.

I use the Websters Pages week on 2 pages design as my Diary.

Ok so now for the fun stuff.

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The stickers are mostly from ThePlumpPlanner and ItsOnlyMeCaralee both on Etsy. Karen Pringle who runs ThePlumpPlanner designs such beautiful stickers and the quality is amazing. This is my ultimate favourite go to Etsy shop along with ItsOnlyMeCaralee as I love her little household chores icons they fit perfectly in a personal size planner. It would be nice to see more who accommodate those of us who do not use an ECLP or Happy Planner without having to get them custom made.

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The To-Do stamp is a roller stamp which I got via my My Little Box subscription on month and I used it with VersaMagic dew drop ink pad.

The pen I use is a Uniball Signo Sakura 0.38.

This is my finished weeks décor:)

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Thanks for reading!:)

The Stationery Geekette x

Purple Malden Set Up

Finally! I got myself a beautiful purple Malden. I have been lusting after this for what feels like forever. I have to say I have no been disappointed at all, the colour and feel is amazing.

I thought I would share a glimpse of the set up I have gone with, which in all honesty does not differ much to how my ochre Malden was set up.

First let us all just revel at the marvel of the purple Malden *swoon*

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My front page and pockets. I have kept these relatively simple.

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Something new I have added. I used a spare Just So Stationery Yearly pull out to mark all films and TV series I want to watch (blue for films, pink for TV)

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Also a new temporary part I have added. This is to record all things to do with my house move. Important info, room dimensions, to do lists, packing lists, buying lists etc. Obviously a couple of pictures of my fav people ❤

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My weekly diary. I have started decorating a few weeks in advance when I enjoy it, then I never feel obligated to do it. I can’t stand having blank pages anymore.

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One more look at my pretty paperclips 🙂

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And finally… I have decorated my page markers with washi. I think this brightens them up and gives them a bit of individual style 🙂

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So my current sections are:
1) Contacts
2) Things to Remember
3) Lists (Shopping, Email, Call)
4) Notes
5) Moving Section
6) TV and Movie
7) Calendar and Diary

I am absolutely loving my set up, so much so that I am trying to find excuses to use my planner more than I do already.

Hope you enjoyed a look inside 🙂

The Stationery Geekette x

My Miracle Morning Journal

When I had finished reading The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod I really wanted to implement some kind of journal with everything I would need for my new morning routine.

I had a Traveler’s Notebook which I loved but had been seriously under utilising so I decided to transform it.

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Inside I have 3 books, numerous card wallets, zipped wallets, photos etc.

My first book is a personal journal, this is for when I want to write about my life, feelings and how things are. This is private and not written in daily, only when I feel the need to.

My 2nd book is my TMM journal. In this I write briefly about my day/plans, I make a note of my gratitude, wake-up time, reading material and SAVERS tracker. For this I use the Midori 019 refill which has the week split into 7 on one day and empty on the other.

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My 3rd book is one which I have listed my affirmations, life goals, aims, Level 10 life wheel, Hal’s downloads and notes from the books I am reading. I am also working on a layout for my visualisation aide.

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This is still very much a working progress and it will evolve and change as I do and as my needs do.

If there is anyone else who has a TMM journal I’d love to see what you have done:)

Thanks for reading

The Stationery Geekette x

 

Book Review: The Morning Miracle

I was a little apprehensive about reading this book. Like most who pick up these sort of self-help things I did think it was going to be a load of wishy washy advice that is impossible to implement and actually work. The book was written by Hal Elrod.

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The book started with a bit of a lowdown on Hal Elrod’s life. The car accident that could have killed him and his subsequent downfall into a pit of debt and depression. However this wasn’t written in a way that was sorrowful, it was written with purpose.

Hal then goes on to explain the things he did that started to improve his quality of life. These things weren’t particularly enjoyable to him at first but it showed strength of character and perseverance.

The method that Hal recommends is actually very simple and I feel most people would benefit from even a few of the changes.

According to the methodology the key is to add to your day certain actions, 6 of them to be precise. It is advised that these should be done in the morning  and last 60 minutes to give your day the boost it may need and set you off on the right step however they can be implemented at any time. Even split out throughout the day. They are completely adaptable to any sort of lifestyle.

The 6 Actions are:

S – Silence. Allow yourself a dedicated amount of time each day to spend in utter silence. To let your thoughts drift from your body. Meditation is highly recommended for this.

A – Affirmations. These should ideally be specific to you. How you want to be, what you want and how you see your life to be with all your dreams come true. I like to refer to them as a mini-pep talk from my brain:)

V- Visualisation. This is pretty self-explanatory. Visualise where you want to end up, imagine yourself doing the things you dream of, living the life you want.

E – Exercise. Hal emphasises the importance of exercise, even just a few minutes a day can get your blood pumping.

R – Reading. Use this time to read something that will improve you, help you etc. To me this could be fiction or non-fiction as both have their merits.

S – Scribing. This is the time you take to journal or write. Write down what you are grateful for, how you will move forward, what are your plans etc.

At the end of the book Hal recommends doing the 30 day challenge, he advises that it takes 30 days for your body to fully adapt and change to the new changes. There are some freebies you can download as well which really help with this.

The other part of this book which is not as emphasised is Level 10 Life. This is where you assess every part of your life, break it down into categories and rate it out of 10. That way you can look at where you are, this will help you to see what you need it improve which in turn will help you decide how. Ultimately by improving these areas you can live a level 10 life in all areas, without sacrificing one. You can have the career and relationship you want for example.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to make improvements, whether it is for a certain area of your life, or like me for a major overhaul.

I am almost at the end of my 30 day challenge and I have a special TMM journal I have with all my affirmations, goals, visuals, and thoughts in. I will be doing another post on this very soon, and also showing how implementing this methodology has worked for me.

Here are a couple of my favourite quotes from the book 🙂

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Hope you have enjoyed my review:)

The Stationery Geekette x