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 🙂

Rebecca Project Life 


Planner Montannah

An Ocean Glimmer

Kerry-May Makes

A Beautiful Plan 

A Life Lived In Words 

The Vintage Planner 

Ska Loving Geek

My Chaotically Eclectic Life 

Pennygate Crafts


Royal Planner

Ugly Bug Plans

Plan With Hannah

The Stationery Geekette x


6 Months To Change My Life – 2nd Time Around


Those of you who have read my blog before are aware I have done this previously too. There is a group that I joined just over 6 months ago for the first set of goals. The aim is to set ourselves goals and aims to achieve over the next 6 months that go some way to improving the quality of our life. We all share experiences,  support and sometimes when needed a little constructive criticism. 

I really enjoyed the last 6 months and feel I achieved a lot that I had set out to so it was a no brainer to start again for another 6 months with new goals.

This time I’ve set out my goals for what I want at the end of the 6 months and have broke them all down into monthly goals.

As of yet I’ve not drawn up my blog and career goals simply because I really want to have a huge focus on my home life and health this time. So I will update with those goals later this week.

I have wrote one primary focus down for October and will be using the tracker supplied in the new Carpe Diem. Each month I will chose a different high focus area to work on. I want to try and instill a habit over the 30 days so a tracker becomes unnecessary. 

So let’s have a look at my goals;
1) Be More Positive – This is a big one. I always think I am positive but I admit lately it’s to easy to get bogged down and not appreciate things that perhaps I should. My aim here to to write down every single day at least 1 positive thing.

2) Lose 2 stone and eat better – Over the last 6 months I haven’t been as good as I should have.  I really want to shift the weight. This breaks down to 4lb a month, 1lb a week so I feel it’s achievable. My eating habits have started to slip back into snacky eating too so I need to reign it back in.

3) Organise The Paperwork – Given how organised I am in every area of my life this is one area I am not. I have 3 months if not more of filing to catch up on. I must get this done and a system in place.

4) Be More Financially Responsible – The biggest part of this is to stop emotionally spending. I also want to start paying more off my credit card each month to reduce this right down. With Birthdays and Christmas over these 6 months I need to spend much better than I do.

5) Have A Better Home Life – This is quite broad but covers things such as: more time offline, more time as a family,  date nights, sorting Alexis’s bedtime routine out again. Everything that has been not great over the last 6 months needs improving.

That’s it for my main goals. I may have only 5 but there are some biggies in there.

As you can see from the page below I have wrote these out and put them into my planner along with the monthly focus tasks.

UKPA although set out originally as a planner group is about so much more. The help and support from this group of people is massive.

To follow some of the other ladies journey’s please have a read of these blogs:)

My Chaotically Eclectic Life 

Plan With Hannah

Ugly Bug Does

If you think you could benefit from this feel free to email me at or drop a comment below and I’ll gladly gwt you involved. 

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x

Living Room DĂ©cor and Colour Scheme


When I was younger I always thought that I’d end up in a position where I could go out and buy everything I wanted for my home in one go. Little did I realise that the reality of this happening was pretty slim.

As most of you will know, these things take time. You build up the items you want, save for the ones you desire and usually in the meantime have the most mismatched collection of furniture and accessories.

Since we’ve moved I have really been working on themes of rooms in our home. Looking into the types of items I want in there, the colour schemes I want and the style of furniture I’d like.

So far I have at least come up with my living room style. I am really happy with what I have picked for this in regards to the colour scheme and accessories.

I have so far managed to get a few key pieces towards my ultimate style.

The colours I have picked are shades of some of my favourite, but together I think they look really nice. I adore the wallpaper also and will be looking for this or something similar.

Our main furniture is the sofa and chair which we got from DFS. It is the Revive suite in charcoal grey.


Next the furniture which I want to compliment the colour scheme are these pieces from Ikea and Next.

We ordered the Ikea Kallax unit and some baskets which I have now set up and will post towards the end of this article.

When it comes to lighting I really like the rustic look and I came across these little beauties. The lamp is from Next and the candle holder was from Willko.


I wanted luxurious curtains that would blend my colour scheme together and a dark pole to put them on, metal preferably over wood. The pole below was found in Wilko’s and the curtains from Tuiss.


Other accessories I have chosen are just small things which would set the room off really nicely. I am also on the lookout for older bound books for decoration and the bookcase.



The majority of items I have picked are from Next, the new catalogue had some amazing pieces which suited my theme amazing.

So far we have managed to get some of these items and start working towards building the room which we desire and the look that we aim to create. As you will see in the photo I have now exchanged the little locked basket for some books which I found in my local charity shop.


So there you have it, this is everything I imagine for my room. I still have not finalised the styling I want in any other room yet but as I do I will post my thoughts with you.


Links to the stores mentioned:




All Posters (For the Stag prints above).

Thank you for reading my very first home and lifestyle post.

The Stationery Geekette x





The Best of The Rest!

I am a little late getting around to this post so I do apologise.

So…what other planners am I using apart from the wonderful Leuchtturm?

You are about to find out:)

First of all I have my ever loving and trusting Ochre Malden. I have this set up for my everyday stuff. I write my shopping lists in here, daily errands, calls and emails. I also have all my contacts here and my weekly and monthly calendar for appointments and such.

I take this one out with me every single day and couldn’t be without her:)


I then have a Paperchase A5 coiled diary. This is for all my household stuff such as finances and cleaning schedules. I also record my 366 penny challenge in here too. There are not many pics due to the personal info in this but I have a couple:)


My next planner is my Ban.Do large. This is my Food diary and weight/Measurement tracker which I keep at home. I use this to write out my weekly menu’s:)


And finally we have my large Kikki-K Ocean planner. This is my Slimming world binder. It has my progress record, food diaries old and new, recipes, and SW books in it. I take this to each group with me. I will also be writing down things I notice such as food triggers etc.


So there we go, you have now seen my entire 2016 collection.

So far two weeks into the year I am finding this really is working for me. I was worried that having so many would cause me to get a bit fed up for forget but instead updating them is easy and I don’t have issues forgetting anything. It is so helpful knowing where to go straight away for whatever I want too 🙂

The Stationery Geekette x