Confessions Of A Plannerholic: Halloween Bucket List

Good Morning you lovely bunch and Happy Halloween. Today’s instalment of Confessions Of A Plannerholic is to share our Halloween Bucket List.
I love Halloween and I really wish it lasted over a day. I do however plan to make it last at least two days.

So what is on my list? 

1) Watch Hocus Pocus.

2) Read The Fog by James Herbert.

3) Eat all the sweets.

4) Carve a Pumpkin. 

5) Watch a scary movie.

6) Decorate the house.

And there you have it. I’ve even drawn some little silly Halloween pics in my blog planner notebook! lol.

I’d love to know if you’ve got a Bucket list for Halloween. 

Please don’t forget to drop by these lovely ladies and see what they are up to on Halloween 🙂

SkaLovingGeek

UglyBugDoes 

A Beautiful Plan 

Best Laid Plans

A Life Lived In Words

My Chaotically Eclectic Life

Pineapple and Button

Pennygate Crafts

Plan With Hannah

SallyAnnMade

Pennygate Crafts

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x

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My Week: Halloween in my ECLP

On Monday I shared with you the Halloween spread for my A5 planner and today I will show you the upcoming week in my new ECLP.

I decided not to go with a full week of Halloween in this planner and instead have dedicated the day for it and the rest to autumn. 

The Halloween and Walking Dead stickers were from ThePlumpPlanner and the autumn stickers are from ABeautifulPlan .
This isn’t exactly the most pretty of spreads but I am aiming for more functionality over pretty this week to see how I can combine both aspects without losing my productivity. 

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x

Book Review: Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

Title:  Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

Author: J.K Rowling 

Publisher: Pottermore

Publication Date: September 2016

Pages: 79

Rating: 5/5

The Blerb:

Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide takes you on a journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. You’ll venture into the Hogwarts grounds, become better acquainted with its more permanent residents, learn more about lessons and discover secrets of the castle . . . all at the turn of a page. 

Review :

Yet another book I love about the Harry Potter world. It was so nice to get that mental image of the Hufflepuff dorms and learn about the inner workings of the castle.

The most enjoyable part for me was reading about Nearly Headless Nick, which had a ballad to accompany the story.

    It was a mistake any wizard could make, 

    Who was tired and caught on the hop, 

    One piffling error, and then, to my terror, 

    I found myself facing the chop. 

    Alas for the eve when I met Lady Grieve, 

    A-strolling the park in the dusk! 

    She was of the belief I could straighten her teeth, 

    Next moment she’d sprouted a tusk. 


    I cried through the night that I’d soon put her right, 

    But the process of justice was lax; 

    They’d brought out the block, though they’d mislaid the rock, 

    Where they usually sharpened the axe. 

    Next morning at dawn, with a face most forlorn, 

    The priest said to try not to cry, 

    “You can come just like that, no, you won’t need a hat,” 

    And I knew that my end must be nigh. 


    The man in the mask who would have the sad task, 

    Of cleaving my head from my neck, 

    Said “Nick, if you please, will you get to your knees,” 

    And I turned to a gibbering wreck. 

    “This may sting a bit” said the cack-handed twit, 

    As he swung the axe up in the air, 

    But oh the blunt blade! No difference it made, 

    My head was still definitely there.” 


    The axeman he hacked and he whacked and he thwacked, 

    “Won’t be too long”, he assured me, 

    But quick it was not, and the bone-headed clot, 

    Took forty-five goes ’til he floored me. 

    And so I was dead, but my faithful old head, 

    It never saw fit to desert me, 

    It still lingers on, that’s the end of my song, 

    And now, please applaud, or you’ll hurt me.

These short stories are fun and enticing. they make me want to read the Harry Potter series all over again.

Thanks for reading. 

The  Stationery Geekette x

Confessions Of A Plannerholic: Halloween Planner Decor

Hey everyone:)
For this week we are looking at our Halloween decor. I really love the set I’ve used in mine which comes from The Plump Planner on Etsy.

I really like the colours and the style. The little blog stickers also come from the same shop.

As you can see these are beautifully spooky!

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to check out the other Confessions contributors:)

SkaLovingGeek

UglyBugDoes 

A Beautiful Plan 

Best Laid Plans

A Life Lived In Words

My Chaotically Eclectic Life

Pineapple and Button

Pennygate Crafts

Plan With Hannah

SallyAnnMade

Pennygate Crafts

The Stationery Geekette x

Blog Content Update!

Hey Everyone! 

So…this post is basically a run down of all the things I have coming up over the next month when it comes to content. I won’t go into specifics but you’ll get the gyst of things.

First of all I will be continuing my book reviews. I also have some which link to an author signing events I attended and Giveaways for a signed copies of the books in question. 

My Stationery / Planner related posts will focus a little more on some of the small businesses which I have purchased from.

I will be starting a new blog series about effective planning methods, efficient target planning and other productivity related posts.

The site itself will undergo a few changes. I am re-categorising to make content more slimlined and easier to navigate, I’ll be updating my personal about me and info section as well.

The Confessions posts will continue to run as our schedule takes us up to mid-December as it stands.

I am also going to be featuring a few Guest Posts from some of my favourite bloggers which I am excited about and you will see a post explaining how to become one if you are interested.

In the meantime if you are interested in finding out about the Guest posts or want to take part in the Confessions link up then feel free to drop me comment below or email me on thestationerygeekette@yahoo.com. 

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 

Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 

Author: Ransom Riggs

Publisher: Quirk Books

Publication Date: August 2013

Pages: 368

Rating: 5/5

The Blerb:

The story of Jacob, a moody teenager who discovers, over the course of a series of increasingly dangerous adventures, that his grandfather’s stories of monsters and children with strange powers are actually true. As it flips back and forth between past and present, and as Jacob learns old truths about his grandfather and new truths about himself, the narrative pays thematic attention to the question of what constitutes individual identity, and also explores the differences between appearance and reality.

Review: 

I had heard mixed things about this story so didn’t know what to expect when I bought it. Straight away I was in love with the concept of the book, the added visuals in the photo inclusions. It really added to the depth of the story for me.

Emma was my favourite character by far, there was something about her I could relate to. The heart ache she felt made her normal and more human. Jacob plays the moody teen well and it’s certainly interesting how the story develops. 

I am looking forward to reading Hallow City, the follow on from this novel. I want to know what happens. This book was over before it felt like I’d even started as it flowed so naturally. 

I am intrigued by what the film version will hold and whether it will compare to the greatness of the book.

Definitely one I’d recommend if you like something a little bit out there 🙂

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

New Pursedori Planner

Yes, this is another set up post from me. A little while ago I ordered a LyraandCo pursedori (so called because of the popper fastener), it was listed under ‘last chance’ so I don’t think they are getting made again which is a shame.

I chose a fabric that would be nice for autumn. I really liked the idea of the popper rather than elastic as I really get fed up the elastic after a while,  which is why I’ve only managed to stay in a TN for a creative journal as it is not used daily.

Initially when I bought this I had no idea what I’d use it for however it just kind of fell into place. I had gone back to using a good old small notebook for all my blog prep and I decided to pop it in the Pursedori.

I ended up getting more books for it and setting it up to use for my blog. I have a weekly and monthly diary in there and a notebook ready for when my current one is full.
I decorated the outside of the notebooks, made a wallet and filled the little pockets and I’m loving it. It’s so easy to use, light, slim and perfect to pop in my handbag when I need it too.

I can even slot my slightly too big current blog notebook inside it as well.

I also bought some cute blogging stickers from HappyCutieStudio and they are the perfect size for the small inserts.

I am wanting to keep this as simple as possible, try something without a lot of washi and decor. 
If you fancy a look at one of these or to purchase one please check the link above for LyraandCo.

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x

Confessions Of A Plannerholic: My Favourite Recipe

This week’s Confession’s post is a little different from one we have done previously. We will all be sharing our favourite recipes.

For me this was a really easy pick. We have been having the same meal every Friday for what feels like forever as it’s our ultimate go-to favourite.

My recipe today will be Pasta Bolognese…

Ingredients:

500g 5% fat mince

1 Tin of chopped tomatoes

Half a tub of tomato passata

Half a green pepper

Half a red pepper

1 carrot chopped into fine batons

1 red onion

Worcestershire Sauce

Garlic

Oregano

1 Oxo cube

1 Bag of Pasta

Method:

Brown the mince with the onion in a little oil or fry light. On a medium heat

Once the mince is browned add the peppers and carrots.

Leave for 5 minutes to soften a little then add the tinned tomatoes and passata.

Stir together and add the garlic (as much as you wish), few sprinkles of oregano, the crumbled Oxo cube and a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce.

Once all in the pan mix together and leave to simmer on a low heat for 30-40 minutes stirring occasionally.

After 30-40 mins put on the pasta and pop a garlic bread in the oven.

Once the pasta and bread are ready mix the pasta and sauce together and serve onto plates or in bowls, add the garlic bread as required.

And voila…Pasta Bolognese TSG style!

Don’t forget to visit the other ladies in the collaberation!

SkaLovingGeek

UglyBugDoes 

A Beautiful Plan 

Best Laid Plans

A Life Lived In Words

My Chaotically Eclectic Life

Pineapple and Button

Pennygate Crafts

Plan With Hannah

SallyAnnMade

Pennygate Crafts

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

My Week

This week I have gone with the magical Harry Potter spread.

The kit stickers and Halloween countdown stickers are from UglyBugDoes and the cute blogging stickers are from ThePlumpPlanner

Love how this looks:) 

I’ve got quite a busy week ahead. I start my major declutter to prepare for Christmas, one of the downsides to moving to a small house means it constantly looks cluttered.

I also have a book signing event I’m attending which I am covering to report on for my blog, I will be meeting the author and hopefully having a brief interview. I’m really excited about this! It’s my first of 4 over the month.

I also have a lot of blog draft prep for a new series I have coming out and college work to catch up (thank god it’s half term next week).

How is your week ahead looking? 

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x

 

The Versatile Blogger Award

First of all I’d like to thank Billie over at Billie Geena for nominating me.

I love these little blogger awards as they help to get other bloggers out there to share the wonderful content they all put out. 

So the Rules!

* Thank the person who nominated you

* Share the award on your blog

* Share 7 facts about yourself

* Choose 10 bloggers with less than 1000 followers (I picked Instagram)

* Notify them via social media.

7 Facts About Me

1) I have 6 tattoo’s, including a quote by Oscar Wilde down my arm. 

2) Before going to university to study Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Law I actually did Performing Arts at college.

3) My favourite genre is the 80’s – Fims, songs, you name it.

4) I still have and listen to my PJ and Duncan CD’s…Let’s get readddy to Rhumble!

5) I’ve lost 6 1/2 stone and still get a shock when I look in a mirror and expect myself to be bigger than I am.

6) My favourite TV show is Supernatural and I am convinced that I will marry Jensen Ackles one day.

7) I want to move to Canada even though I’ve never been there.

So there you go, completely boring me lol.

My nominations are :

A Beautiful Plan

UglyBugDoes 

Book Roast / Saturday On Wednesday 

Best Laid Plans

Plan With Hannah

My Chaotically Eclectic Life

A Life Lived In Words

Wonderfully Bookish

Sally Ann Made

Map To Mercury

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x