Planner Girls Collective: Best of February

Hey:) it has been a while since I’ve taken part in the Planner Girls Collective but today I’m back with my Best of February. I’ll be linking you two posts from each of the girls taking part and from myself. These are posts which we consider to be our favourites from our own blogs this month.

Let’s start with my own.

My favourite posts this month are;

Lucy Halls Social Media Planner this was a guest post written by the lovely Jennifer Gilmour.

Next I have My Everyday Planner Set-up and Overview which was a fun post to write and has loads of pretty pictures.

Now we are going to go over to Kerry-May at

The first post which was picked was Grey Scale Animal Watercolour. The giraffe is just so gorgeous.

The next post is a fantastic one Self Care and Mood Tracking Ideas in Your Bullet Journal. There are some really good ideas on this post.

Next we have Kelly from

The first post selected here is Power Words this is a great post for a little self empowerment.

The second post is Crafting With Mrs Brim which is an art journal style post and extremely inspiring.

Don’t forget to pop over to the other girls and pay their amazing blogs a visit.

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x


The Little Book of Dread: Journaling with Negative Emotions

Today I’d like to talk to you about the benefits of journaling with Negative Emotions. Quite often we see posts about the positivity of journaling. Mostly memory journals, project life and posts that always end in some sort of positive outcome. 

However, if you are like me sometimes life just feels really unfair, overwhelming or damn right shit. 

I have a little journal which I call my Little Book of Dread. I keep it separately from everything else and don’t write in it daily. When I do write in it though I unleash all my anger, sadness and hate for whatever it is at the time. I scream at the page with my frustrations. Scribble, swear and have tear drops all over. I don’t care. This journal is never going to be seen by anyone else. This is my journal of true and honest feeling. 

I am only human and yes I know it’s great to try and look at every silver lining etc but sometimes I don’t want too. Sometimes I feel like enough is enough and why me?

Everyone feels like that but not many will admit it because we think it makes us selfish, it makes people pity us. It makes us feel weak. At least that’s how I often feel. I’m a pretty strong outgoing person but I can only tolerate so much.

There are benefits to this sort of journaling. 

1) A problem shared is a problem halved. This way it’s shared judgement free.

2) You can be brutal and honest with yourself and about others.

3) It helps you to de-stress and feel less overwhelmed.

4) You can tell it your deepest darkest secret and learn a lot about yourself in the process.

5) It can leave you exhausted but in the best way. 

6) It leaves you feeling much lighter, like you don’t have to carry that burden around with you.

7) You can unleash your inner crazy voice, this is great since as it’s generally not appropriate to do that in public.

If you haven’t tried this yourself I would highly recommend it. The process is very cathartic. I’ve even gone so far as to burn the book when it’s full, and it really does feel good. Like letting good of everything that’s tried to break you.

Give it a go you won’t regret it. Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

Planner Girls Collective: Top Journaling Shops

Hey this week in the Planner Girls Collective we are looking at our favourite shops for planner, stationery and journaling supplies.

I have chosen to show you all my top 5 journaling supply shops.

To start with we have Little Rainbow Moon the owner Jo makes everything herself and offers a range of custom made items for journaling such as ephemera, cards, stickers and more. Her work is beautiful and excellent quality.

Next we have Mrs Brimbles again, the owner Anna creates her own artwork and offers it in various forms. Which gives a very unique quality to adding bits to my journal pages.

Then we move to the high street. The Works is fantastic for budget bits and pieces and they have a massive collection of items.

Hobbycraft is also a great place to find journaling items. They carry a large range and the prices aren’t too expensive either.
Lastly we have Hey Little Magpie this is an online only store but it has a larger range of supplies available than most others. Great if you’re looking for something very specific.

So that’s all of them. Please see the other girls for their posts and favourite shops.



Kerry-May Makes

Planner Montannah 

My Chaotically Eclectic Life

The Vintage Planner 

An Ocean Glimmer 

Ugly Bug Plans 

A Life Lived In Words 
Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x 

Creative Journaling in my Travelers Notebook


I have always wanted to start creative journaling but due to my perfectionist issues I have put it off.

However after watching some YouTube videos from Geraldine Jayne I decided that I was going to give it a whirl.

As it turns out I absolutely love it. Every planner I own is functional so I have decided the Websters TN will be for my creative endeavours.

Creative Journaling is such much fun and I really feel it’s good for the mind and soul. I’m exploring different materials to use and techniques to try.

I’ve even found that I am more aware of my surroundings,  everything I look at is an opportunity to include in my creative journal.

I’ve even added things like watercolour paint, leaves, photos etc.
There is no definitive way to get started, everyone’s journal is unique.

I’ve now found other YouTubers to follow as they have some great ideas, tips and trick. Anna Brim and My Green Cow are two of them, along with Geraldine.

Here are some photo’s of my progress so far.






Do you have a creative journal and find it therapeutic? If not but you think it is something you’d enjoy I’d definitely try it 🙂

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

Webster’s Pages TN Review and Set-Up


I was kind enough to receive the mint coloured new Webster’s Pages travelers notebook in a swap from a friend. I’d been eyeing these up for a while but really couldn’t justify the cost when I wasn’t sure of it’s quality or whether I’d use it.

When I first received it I was amazed by the colour, I had seen the pictures but it was so much nicer in person.

The leather quality is really nice too, it’s not too floppy but has lots of give, the internal fabric is really nice too.

The elastics are not too taught and have some nice give without having too much. This is bigger than a standard TN, in fact I could fit my full TN with it’s inserts inside this one without issue.

For me one of the best parts are the internal pockets, including a photo pocket. I love these. It’s just like the planner pockets in the ringed Websters Pages.

This would easily fit 6 inserts, if not more. I currently have 4 in there and there is so much more space.

I have set up mine to be my journal and creative space. I am still waiting for some inserts to arrive but I will show you what I have put together so far.









I’d love to know if you use a Webster’s TN and what you think of it and how do you use it?

Thanks for reading

The Stationery Geekette x