Hobbycraft Geometric Planner Review

Hey Everyone. 

Everyone went a bit barmy earlier this year when Hobbycraft released a range of Planners.

For Ā£12 I thought it was definitely worth a look so after much deliberation I ordered the Geometric planner.

I was actually really surprised and happy when it came. It’s very pretty but the best thing is the quality of it. The paper is beautiful and thick. 

I am using this as a blog planner. As the pages are already decorated it means it serves an entirely functional purpose as I don’t feel the need to decorate it.

The layout is not like anything I’ve seen before in a planner which makes it really unique. There is room for ideas, notes, to do lists, goals, a monthly overview and a week on 2 pages.

It also has an internal pocket on the inside cover and comes with 3 sheets of coordinating stickers. 

Overall I’m really impressed with it. I have started using it as I plan my blog posts in advance.

I am determined to stick with it for the entire year this time.

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x 

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Planner Girls Collective: My 2017 Planner Set-Up

Hey Everyone,
Happy New Year and Welcome to a fresh series of Planner Girls Collective (formally Confessions Of A Plannerholic) posts.

A new year signifies for me a new planner set-up.

Over the last 12 months I’ve finally realised what works for me and what doesn’t.

No matter how much I want many pretty and colourful spreads, I am more of a functional planner. I have managed to find a nice compromise that suits my needs for pretty decor vs function.

My Handbag planner will be my Pursedori. I used this for the last 3 months of 2016 and found it to suit my needs perfectly.

In this I have a blank page notebook, cardboard folder and a week on one page diary.

It’s the perfect size for popping in my bag and the popper front means it’s easy to use.

My Blog planner is the Hobbycraft Geometric planner. This has a totally different layout to any other planner I’ve used but I’m really liking the style. As the pages are decorated I can just get on with planning. My blog is probably what takes up the majority of my time even compared to my business. It also requires the most planning.

My business planner is the Heidi Swapp planner. I don’t use this often given that the majority of my time is spent waiting for goods to arrive. But it is still a necessity to plan everything I need, invoices, bills etc.
The size of this is perfect. I was going to use another planner to start with but this has nice big pockets and because I don’t need to utilise it as much as my other two planners I can decorate this much more.

My Book Journal, last year I was using the Nordic Nights ringbound from Paperchase but this year I am using a beautiful Harry Potter Hardback notebook I had received for Christmas.

My Creative Journal is still my mint Webster’s Pages Traveler’s Notebook. Nothing has changed with this one.

I am also going to use the WHSmith Rose Gold Moderna planner for household things such as storing important letters, bills, information etc.

My Go-To Everyday planner is my brand new and adored Mini Happy Planner with it’s gold cover.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to drop me a comment or link to a post showing your 2017 set up.
Don’t forget to pop along to the other ladies taking part šŸ™‚

Rebecca Project LifeĀ 

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Planner Montannah

An Ocean Glimmer

Kerry-May Makes

A Beautiful PlanĀ 

A Life Lived In WordsĀ 

The Vintage PlannerĀ 

Ska Loving Geek

My Chaotically Eclectic LifeĀ 

Pennygate Crafts

Becster

Royal Planner

Ugly Bug Plans

Plan With Hannah

The Stationery Geekette x

Mini Planner Meet Up

Myself and another planner lady Michelle organised a little planner meet up. We plan on organising a larger one to give people more notice and at a better venue.

Due to the short notice only 3 of us managed to make it but it was still great fun.

We met at Costa Coffee in Teesside Retail Park.

We chatted, had drinks, food and discussed the all important planners. We all had a look at each others planners and admired planner styles. It was nice to see the A5 Malden, Yellow Kikki.K and Carpe Diem planners in action as I’d only ever seen photo’s previously.

Of course no planner addict could resist the pull of stationery shops when at a retail park. It was my first ever visit to a Hobbycraft and a proper Paperchase (my closest one is a tiny franchise). I managed to control myself and not buy every single washi tape in there. I did pick up a few bits and bobs for myself and my daughters birthday.

The day wouldn’t be complete without pictures of our planners, gorgeous planner peeps and pretty purchases:)

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I’ll be sure to announce when we arrange the big North-East meet!

Thanks for reading

The Stationery Geekette x