Confessions Of A Plannerholic: Autumn Planner Set-up 

Today’s Confessions instalment is all about our Autumn Planner set-up. 

I almost didn’t make this one as I was waiting the brand new Carpe Diem Reset Girl Ballerina planner to arrive after it’s release had been delayed a few times.

Luckily the postman brought me it this morning as Michelle at UglyBugDoes had posted them out first thing Friday.

I love the colour of this planner and while it isn’t the traditional orange or brown that most people go for I do love how cosy the pink is.

I’ve managed to set it up and aside from a couple of paperclips that I am waiting for it’s all ready to go:)

I will post pics of my set-up and links to the relevant shops.

Stickers by Beautiful Planning and Filofablouss

Dashboard and magnetic clips by MyPrettySummer

Pen from PelleStudio

Inserts are part of the new Carpe Diem Reset Girl range.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to drop by these beautiful ladies also taking part.

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
The Stationery Geekette x

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Confessions Of…Autumn Bucket List

There has been a slight change to our Confessions Of Series.  We have decided to include a variety of posts across on genres. Every two weeks however the post will be stationery and planner orientated.

Today’s post is a Bucket list, our Autumn Bucket list to be precise.

I love this time of year. From September to January is my time to shine so to speak. I adore everything about it so getting stuck into a bucket list wasn’t an issue for me. I made a whole dedicated page in my planner specifically for it.
Let’s take a look at my list before we look at the pretty page 🙂

1) Luxury Hot Chocolate. By this I mean totally indulgent full fat, loads of mallows and a sprinkling of chocolate type hot chocolate.

2) Start Knitting. This is a little deceiving as I do already know but haven’t done it for years so I’d like to pick it back up again.

3) Collect Leaves and Conkers. Pretty self explanatory love to collect these and acorns for autumn crafts.

4) Go on a Pinecone hunt. The kids and I love to collect these in Autumn ready to make winter crafts with.

5) Watch Serendipity.  I guess it’s more of a winter film but I watch it every year during Autumn. It’s a traditional thing.

6) Light a Sparkler. Autumn is is the season for Guy Fawkes and sparklers are a must. Any night they are beautiful and simple. They bring back great childhood memories.

7) Light a bonfire. This doesn’t just have to be for bonfire night. It’s great for any crisp chilly evening. What’s better than a cosy bonfire and hot chocolate!

Remember to have a perusal of the other ladies taking part in the Confessions series:)

Soggy Musings 

Pennygate Crafts

Beautifully Broken Vicky

A Beautiful Plan 

UglyBugDoes 

Katy Evans Plans YouTube

UglyBugDoes YouTube

Best Laid Plans

For other installments of Confessions Of A Plannerholic please see the following Blogs and Vlogs and join our Facebook Group to stay up to date:)

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

Confessions Of A Plannerholic: Disappointing Purchases 

Hey Everyone! 

So as you may have noticed there was not a Confessions Of A Plannerholic post last week. Us ladies have decided that we will switch to fortnightly posts from now on.

Today’s post is to discuss disappointing purchases we have made in our planner journey.

Surprisingly this was something that I struggled with a bit as I can’t say I’ve been overly disappointed with anything I have tried. I have however found myself less keen on things that I thought I would.

First off would be the Purple Malden. This was my unicorn and I finally bought it, I used it for a few months however as it turned out I preferred the Ochre. The purple is amazing quality don’t get me wrong but it didn’t feel as nice in my hands and the colour was slightly different to what I’d seen. This is apparently quite common with the purple style. 

My 2nd would be the happy planner. I loved the inside but it felt to flimsy in my hands, I wouldn’t have dared actually take it out of the house. The plastic covers while pretty did not feel functional at all.

The 3rd is the Lamy Fountain Pen. Now to be fair I did win this and was really excited by it but I just didn’t like writing with it. I don’t know if it was because of the medium nib or what but it just didn’t wow me at all.

I think that’s it really, I am lucky compared to some who have had very unfortunate situations happen.

​For other instalments of Confessions Of A Plannerholic please see the following Blogs and Vlogs and join our Facebook Group to stay up to date:)

Soggy Musings 

Pennygate Crafts

Beautifully Broken Vicky

A Beautiful Plan 

UglyBugDoes 

Katy Evans Plans YouTube

UglyBugDoes YouTube

The Stationery Geekette x

Confessions Of A Plannerholic: Planner Regrets 

Today’s post is all about planner regrets.

For me there is one very specific thing that I regret, selling my Ochre Malden. 

Milly the Malden is my only seller’s regret item. I miss her so much. I have vowed as soon as I get some money to spare I will buy one again, even if it does take years lol.

I don’t really have any other regretsas such. Part of me regrets in some way spending the money I have over the years but on the other hand it’s been necessary to help me discover what suits me and what I love.

I’m lucky that I’m quite decisive and once I find something that works it’s all I need and I’ve managed to find what I like in a relatively short space of time. I know some who have been searching for planner peace for many years unsuccessfully. 

For now though I will keep mourning the loss of Milly the Malden. 

​For other instalments of Confessions Of A Plannerholic please see the following Blogs and Vlogs and join our Facebook Group to stay up to date:)

Soggy Musings 

Pennygate Crafts

Beautifully Broken Vicky

A Beautiful Plan 

UglyBugDoes 

Katy Evans Plans YouTube

UglyBugDoes YouTube

The Stationery Geekette x

Confessions Of A Plannerholic: My Wish List

Most of us Plannerholic’s seem to have a wishlist that never ends. As soon as one item gets crossed off 10 more seem to appear. I’m always intrigued to see what is on people’s wishlists as it usually involves me finding things I didn’t know existed.
With that been said, let’s have a look at my wishlist.

1) A5 Ochre Malden

2) Fusia Malden (a5 or Personal)

3) The new sage green silver dot Kikki-K 

4) Silhouette Portrait

5) Polorid Zip or Instamax Camera

6) DSLR Camera

7) Many books

8) Reading Chair

9) Laptop

10) Telescope

11) Desk storage

12) Planner Shelving

13) New sticker storage

14) Youcopia Spice Rack (washi storage)

15) Uniball Signo Sakura 0.38 pens

As you can see my wishlist isn’t just planner related, although most of it is. I’m currently sorting out my house again trying to make room for a reading corner and more planner storage. I desperately need more washi storage or at least better storage.

I also really would like a way to easily print my photo’s and preferably a proper camera to take them on.

I would love to know what’s on your wishlist:)

​For other instalments of Confessions Of A Plannerholic please see the following Blogs and Vlogs and join our Facebook Group to stay up to date:)

Soggy Musings 

Pennygate Crafts

Beautifully Broken Vicky

A Beautiful Plan 

UglyBugDoes 
Katy Evans Plans YouTube

UglyBugDoes YouTube

The Stationery Geekette x

Confessions Of A Plannerholic #5

Today’s post is a ‘getting to know you’ kind of post.

I thought the best way to do this was to answer questions about myself:)

Name: Emma-Louise 

Age: 34

Occupation: Criminologist by trade, currently however I am a Custodian. 

Country: England, UK 

Pets: Non, though possibly getting a kitten soon.

Siblings: 2 brothers, 3 half-sisters

Children: 3, aged 12, 10 and 21 months

Hobbies: Reading, Swimming,  Walking, Painting, Journaling, Watching TV, Researching anything interesting. 

Fav Flower: Carnation

Fav Food: Toast

Fav Drink: Tea/Hot Choc

Pepsi/Cola: Pepsi

Fav Colour: Cerise and Teal

Fav Film: Goonies, Breakfast Club, Legally Blonde, Erin Brockovich

Fav Music: Ed Sheeran, Snow Patrol, Paramore, Foo Fighters

So that’s me:)

​For other instalments of Confessions Of A Plannerholic please see the following Blogs and Vlogs and join our Facebook Group to stay up to date:)

Soggy Musings 

Pennygate Crafts

Beautifully Broken Vicky

A Beautiful Plan 

UglyBugDoes 

Katy Evans Plans YouTube

UglyBugDoes YouTube

The Stationery Geekette x

Confessions Of A Plannerholic #4 

Welcome to another edition of Confessions Of A Plannerholic. 

Today we have another Q&A session. Before I get started I would love to hear from you, would you like us to feature a particular topic or have questions to pose?  If so please feel free to leave a comment or send a mail via our Facebook page and we will gladly arrange it.

We are also still looking for contributors.

Okay, let’s begin

1) How many planners do you own?

I’ve actually had quite a scale back over the last few months however I still have a fair few.

Grey Wellness Planner by Kikki-K 

Mint Webster’s Pages Traveler’s Notebook

Walnut Webster’s Pages Traveler’s Notebook 

Nordic Paperchase Planner

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Webster’s Pages Pink Planner

I also have 2 clipbooks but I consider them notebooks rather than planners.

2) What is your favourite Pen?

My absolute favourite Pen is the Uniball Signo Sakura 0.38 nib. I have to order these from China but I love them.

3) Do you have a favourite theme?

At the moment I am loving floral and Boho themes.

4) How many rolls of washi do you own?

Urm..lol. At my last count it was around 400 however I haven’t actually checked for a couple of months but I have got rid of a few and gained a few so I suspect I am still hovering around that number.

5) Stickers or Washi?

Washi, always washi. I love stickers but I find washi is more versatile. 

6) Rings, Discs or Coils?

I tend to have more ring planners but I do like the other types to. Rings are always my go to though. 

Thank you for taking the time to read.

​For other instalments of Confessions Of A Plannerholic please see the following Blogs and Vlogs and join our Facebook Group to stay up to date:)

Soggy Musings 

Pennygate Crafts

Beautifully Broken Vicky

A Beautiful Plan 

UglyBugDoes 

Katy Evans Plans YouTube

UglyBugDoes YouTube

The Stationery Geekette x

Confessions Of A Plannerholic #3

For my 2nd confession I am admitting to being a dishonest planner addict.

Every good Plannerholic knows that there is a plethora of stationery and planner releases throughout the year. When most of the releases happen we tend to get somewhat over-excited and have to have it all, by all I do mean everything.  The everything we buy often serves no purpose but we can excuse it away..everyone needs new stationery to take stock of their kitchen cupboards don’t they?

I have come up with so many excuses and reasons why I must buy more stationery, mostly in a bid to become more organised. 

Over 1000 sticky notes might actually be useful one day. Picture this….there has been an outbreak of a virus, the dead are coming back to life. You have been lucky enough to stumble upon a safe haven and wish to notify others. What better way than to write notes and directions on post-it notes and put them all over so that survivors know where to head for safety. In essence this means that sticky notes are potentially life savers. Just think about that for a minute. Let my theory sink in….

I admit I have told a few porkies when it comes to planners over the years. Classically the old “It was on sale” is probably used the most.

I am not even sure why I do, my partner doesn’t mind what they cost as long as I am happy and bills are paid. I think it’s because really I’m trying to justify it to myself. Deep down I know I do not need it, I shouldn’t buy it there is something else I could and should spend the money on..but it’s pretty….

Let’s hope for all of us little fibbers lying about Stationery isn’t a gateway into hard crime, broken windows theory and all that jazz!

I really hope I am not alone in feeling this way about the things I buy:)

Hope you’ve enjoyed reading.

​For other instalments of Confessions Of A Plannerholic please see the following Blogs and Vlogs and join our Facebook Group to stay up to date:)

Soggy Musings 

Pennygate Crafts

Beautifully Broken Vicky

A Beautiful Plan 

UglyBugDoes 

Katy Evans Plans YouTube

UglyBugDoes YouTube

Thanks for reading and see you next week:)

The Stationery Geekette x 

Confessions Of A Plannerholic Q&A


This week’s instalment comes in the form of a Q&A session. 

If you have any questions for us please leave them in the comments below or via email at Thestationerygeekette@yahoo.com and I’ll put them into the next Q&A session.

1) What is your favourite planner?

My favourite planner currently is the Wellness Planner from Kikki-K. I was using this as a blog planner until recently and have now swapped it over to be my main everyday primary planner.

2) Does your planner have a name? If so what?

Oddly enough this one doesn’t however I have named previous planners and I have got names for my TNs, Inny and Wally:)

3) What is your favourite accessory? 

Oh this is hard. I love stickers and a good pen but I think washi is my fav, it’s so versatile and brightens everything up easily:)

4) What is your top planning tip?

This is difficult as I’d have two. My first would be, to be yourself.  Don’t be afraid to be different and unique. Everyone’s process is different. Enjoy what you love.

The second tip would be future planning. Future planning changed my game and improved my organisation so much. I decorate 4 weeks in advance, I plan my blog a month in advance and everything else I possibly can plan for I will. Gives me a sense of much more control.

5) Why Planners?

Hard to say why exactly. It’s more than planners, it’s Stationery. Something that started when I was very young and has developed more as I’ve got older. I love that I gain a sense of control in my life when I wouldn’t necessarily have. They have helped me manage my PND aswell, allowing me to pinpoint triggers and resolving actions:)

6) If you were stuck on a desert island would would your top 5 items be?

Now…well…this is difficult lol.

My washi tub, how handy would that be to stick stuff together. 

Paper to write down my adventures.

My pencil case..to write down my adventures and thoughts/feelings.

A lighter, to cook, gain warmth and see in the dark.

A tent, to keep myself sheltered.

7) If there was a zombie apocalypse and you could get to one store but the path was clear to the local supermarket and a Stationery store which would you chose?

I’d initially thought the supermarket however on reflection it would be the Stationery shop. Why? Well no-one else would think to pilage and loot that place. The supermarket is probably already empty of anything of use. Stationery shops usually have food, drink and other stuff. Staff rooms would likely have medical supplies too.

8) If you won 1 million on the Lotto and could only spend it on 3 thinks what would it be?

Oh my word..only 3 lol!

First of all I’d wipe all my student debts. That way life would be cheaper.

Secondly I’d buy my dream home in Canada and move the family out there.

Thirdly I would buy and run a cute bookstore that has charm and comfort. A place people love to be.

I’m really intrigued to see the responses to these from the other girls.

​For other instalments of Confessions Of A Plannerholic please see the following Blogs and Vlogs and join our Facebook Group to stay up to date:)

Soggy Musings 

Pennygate Crafts

Beautifully Broken Vicky

A Beautiful Plan 

UglyBugDoes 

Katy Evans Plans YouTube

UglyBugDoes YouTube

Thanks for reading and see you next week:)

The Stationery Geekette x