Lucy Hall’s Social Media Planner Review by Jennifer Gilmour [Guest Post]

Hello everyone. I’m delighted to be blogging here on Emma-Louise’s blog because I am also a stationery geek. I would compare myself to Monica out of friends, I love to organise everything and if someone doesn’t put things back in the correct place they will receive a talking from me.

A little about me (other than my geeky love for stationery)

My name is Jennifer Gilmour and I am a young married mum of three children; Sophie is almost 8, Riley is 6 and my youngest Robyn is 2. They like crafts like me, my eldest loves washi tape and notebooks as much as me as well. I am an author and I love to blog.

You can find out more about what I do via my website and blog at www.jennifergilmour.com

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Lucy Hall’s Social Media Planner Review

Today I wanted to review a product that has saved me worrying about my marketing plan. As an author it is important to use social media and your blog the most effective way. I have never had the time to think about how to set up a marketing plan and when I came across Lucy Hall’s Social Media Planner.

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As you can see from the photo’s it has these beautiful pink flamingo’s as the cover and Lucy uses this throughout her media which helps for her brand recognition. The Planner is a 2018 Social Media Content Planning Diary and I have used it for January and already receiving results.

One of my favourite aspects is how the planner give’s you noteable days, tips for each month, challenges you to give your own objectives and your own important message for each month. Noteable days include days like; National Popcorn Day, Clean Off Your Desk Day, Compliment Day and so on.

At the end of each month you have the chance to recognise your achievements and I believe it is important to celebrate success even if it is the small steps to the big goals.

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The layout of the planner is simple but yet effective, it has a classy feel to it. The colours are simple and the flamingo appears on some pages as a background throughout.

As well as the planner Lucy has a Facebook group for those who purchase the planner and it gives you a chance to ask questions, see updates from other members, network, receive training and theres competitions and giveaways which is always a winner for me.

I would highly recommend the planner to anyone who is looking to get organised with their social media, whether they are a blogger, have a business, are an author or are helping clients with marketing. At a price of £17 you have nothing to loose. I am looking forward to my marketing achievements this year.

Buy the planner here: https://avvisomedia.lpages.co/social-media-content-planner/

Lucy Hall on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LucyHallLive/

Lucy’s website: https://www.lucyshall.com

Jennifer x

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Planner Queen’s January Sub-Box {Review}

Hey Everyone,

I was recently asked by the lovely Corrina over at Planner Queens if I would like to review one of their planner subscription boxes.

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love a box full of stationery mysteries through the post so I happily accepted the offer.

I received the box and had to open it immediately. This is what I got;

Memo Page Flags

Cloud Sticky Notes

Planner Designed Washi Tape

Two Journaling Cards

Die-Cuts

Tab Journaling Stickers

Sticker Sheet from Jems Journal

Daisy Pin Badge

All these items are really cute. I love the little Daisy Pin badge. This is a lovely little box that isn’t going to break the bank. It is well presented and has bits that every stationery lover will like.

You can get a box from here, they are priced at £12.99 (£13.99 if on pre-order) and shipping is free.

Corrina has been kind enough to offer a code for 10% off as well Royal18.

Thanks for reading

Emma-Louise x

Study Woes and Pretty Planners

Hey, 

Well I have to say that my studies have been a bit of a nightmare so far. I spent most of November really ill and in and out of hospital which has had a massive impact on my studies and I am seriously behind. 

My first TMA was due on the 30th November but I was granted an extension until 14th December. It’s now the 13th and I’m still not finished. My toddler was poorly and off nursery and very clingy so I’ve literally just started getting my mornings back. 

It’s a 1500 word assignment primarily on the doctrinal approach and the strengths and weaknesses of this approach. 

I have about 500 words so far on the strengths and I will type the rest up this morning. 

It has been a very interesting topic especially in using mental capacity to highlight the pitfalls of using such an approach. The next block which I am 2 weeks years behind on is regarding the historical approach to legal research, this also looks like an interesting block to do. 

I can’t tell you how relieved I am that we have the Christmas break off as it will give me a chance to catch up on everything as I will admit I am starting to feel overwhelmed by how far behind I am. I particularly like to read a lot around subjects and currently don’t feel like I have the option to do it much due to the amount I am behind. It’s a good job I love to study:)

On the plus side I have a beautiful new study planner which I will be using for 2018 and I plan to break things down better so I am always more aware of what’s coming up. I have another TMA due on the 1st Feb and I start Jury Service on 29th January so I must get it done before then as I really won’t have time otherwise. 

I am really looking forward to going into the new year. I feel like after this year things can only get better and I want to excel at what I’m doing. I haven’t even looked at my Fiction Writing course since October, that’s my problem with non deadline courses. I’m going to set myself deadlines for that one as well so it doesn’t get left behind especially as writing is important to me. 

Anyway that is enough rambling from me thanks for reading:) 

The Stationery Geekette x

P.S for those who are interested, the Galaxy 2018 planner is a Recollections branded planner from Michaels in the U.S. A beautiful soul (Francesca) brought one over for me on her visit to the U.K. The top planner is a Nayadori from Naya Paperie and it is a B6 travelers notebook in cinnamon stick colour

YourWorldOfColour PR kit: October

Hey everyone. Today I have my PR kit from YourWorldOfColour

As you can see I got a gorgeous range of different stickers. I love the mix of decorative and functional. 

My favourite ones are the cute arrows. They are fab to use in my planner. I don’t crochet but I do knit so I’ll be using those for knitting.

I really like the red watercolour decorative set, I haven’t used this yet but I plan to for next week. 

Don’t forget you can use my code for a lovely 15% discount.

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

Planner Pretties Haul

Hey, how is everyone? Well I hope. 

Today I am back with some of my recent purchases. The majority of which are stickers but well, you can never have too many of those right? 

First of all let’s look at the UglyBugPlans Watercolour Magic Journalling Kit. I’ve been eyeing this up for a little while. I’m part of Michelle’s tester group and I was lucky enough to get the Watercolour Witches sticker kit but I had to go purchase this as well. It will be perfect for the things I have planned.

Next we have a sticker order from a U.S store than I bought during a Planner Boss Collective sale and the shipping was really low. They took a while to arrive but the quality and designs are beautiful. These are from Templovescrafts

Next we have more stickers from LittleRainbowMoon. No makes the most beautiful stickers and this is by far one of my favourite shops. I bought the oppsie bag (pic 1) and I can only find a slight issue with 3 stickers on 1 sheet. Jo also sent me the beautiful Autumn set which I had lusted after for ages. 

Now we have stickers from StickyAcorn. I purchased these just before the shop went digital. They are absolutely gorgeous.

Last but by no means least we have a beautiful charm that was made by my friend Fiona from LittleDragonJewellery. This is the cutest and most gorgeous charm. I am still in awe at the patience that must be required for such small and delicate designs. That Toadstool is smaller than my little finger nail! 

So there we go. My recent purchases. I also have a couple more posts for this week as well. My PR Kit from YourWorldOfColour and a review of my Meadowgate B6 Violet TN so stay tuned. 

Thanks for reading

 The Stationery Geekette x

Writing TN Set Up

I finally got my writing TN set up completed. A while ago I bought a second hand Meadowgate TN from someone who had customised it with ink droplets and it was perfect. 

I finished setting it up yesterday when my friend Kirstyanne brought me a NaNoWriMo insert for it. 

(I’ll drop shop links below).

I have put in it;

  • A NaNoWriMo insert
  • A general writing insert full of prompts, info, ideas etc
  • A insert with chapters and writing info for my current work in progress
  • A tasks and notes insert to track everything I need to do.
  • My writing journal

I also have some cheetsheets and resources tucked in the back pocket.

I am so happy with it, not just how it functions but the style of it. 

Now for the links.

Leather TN from Meadowgate Leather

NaNoWriMo insert from BugzPlanning

Lined inserts from Paper Trail Notebooks

Task Insert from The Punk Planner

Pumpkin clip from Stitch and Weave

Ravenclaw Dashboard from LalaPlans

Accessories from The Royal Planner

All cheat sheet and resources are from Megg Geri and Eva Deverell

Thanks for reading:)

My Writing TN Set-Up

I finally got my writing TN set up completed. A while ago I bought a second hand Meadowgate TN from someone who had customised it with ink droplets and it was perfect. 

I finished setting it up yesterday when my friend Kirstyanne brought me a NaNoWriMo insert for it. 

(I’ll drop shop links below).

I have put in it;

  • A NaNoWriMo insert
  • A general writing insert full of prompts, info, ideas etc
  • A insert with chapters and writing info for my current work in progress
  • A tasks and notes insert to track everything I need to do.
  • My writing journal

I also have some cheetsheets and resources tucked in the back pocket.

I am so happy with it, not just how it functions but the style of it. 

Now for the links.

Leather TN from Meadowgate Leather

NaNoWriMo insert from BugzPlanning

Lined inserts from Paper Trail Notebooks

Task Insert from The Punk Planner

Pumpkin clip from Stitch and Weave

Ravenclaw Dashboard from LalaPlans

Accessories from The Royal Planner

All cheat sheet and resources are from Megg Geri and Eva Deverell

Thanks for reading:) 

The Stationery Geekette x

Avon 2018 Planner Review

The other day I was browsing the online Avon catalogue while buying a dressing gown for my daughter. As if by magic there was some stationery. Matching pack of 2 notebooks for £8.50 and a planner for £6.50. I bagged this bargain planner as it looked pretty and I was still on the lookout for a desk planner for next year. 

The planner arrived and I have to say it’s well worth the low price tag.

The outside is hardback black and white stripes with gold writing, closure band and coils. It’s A5 in size.

You can just see the tabs popping out for the 3 sections within the planner. There is Diary, Addresses and Notes. The tabs are rounded which is a lovely touch and are on dotted grey and white dividers.

The inside is pretty standard. There is an introduction page, week on 2 pages, a-z addresses and lined note paper. The paper quality isn’t amazing but it isn’t bad. It’s white, not too thin but not completely smooth either. I haven’t done a pen test yet. I’ll add a link in separately when I do.

At the very back is a little wallet to slot bits in. It also comes with a Gold pen with blue ink, the pen feels quite cheap if I’m honest. There is a pen loop for it as well.

All in all this is a lovely little budget planner. The only thing it misses is a monthly overview, if it had that then I’d sing it’s praises all day long. 

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

Guest Post: Plan With Hannah

Hi guys!  I’m Hannah and writer of Plan With Hannah.  I feel honored to be writing a guest blog in collaboration with The Stationery Geekette.  Mainly because it was because of Emma that I started blogging in the first place!  And she has helped me so much with it.  We thought we would share with you things we like to list as we are both huge listers!  If you want to read Emma’s list, you’ll have to check out my blog Plan With Hannah.

Listing is something as a woman especially, I think we do more often than we care to admit to! Most of these lists are never written down, they are just stuck in our heads but I have come to learn the power of writing these thoughts down and having actual lists in front of me. I guess the main reason why I function better like this is because I have developed extremely bad baby brain! Do without my lists I really can’t function!

So here are the top 10 things I list…

  1. Chores! This may be really obvious when I look round my house, but having 2 children under 2 mapping out which chores I will tackle on a given day makes it so much easier for me to function!
  2. Shopping lists. I never used to do this. I would do a weekly shop and just pick up anything that looked good. Oh what a mistake I was making. Meal planning has become an essential part of my planning for the following week and I wrote a shopping list on the basis of my meal plan. I still need to get better at checking my cupboards too before shopping, but I’m definitely getting there. I’ve also noticed I can do a weekly shop on a much lower budget, which can only be a good thing with prices of everything rocketing so much!
  3. Weekly to do lists. These are for more than just chores. Anything that I have to do; ie. Phone calls I have to make, blog posts I have to prepare etc.
  4. Daily to do lists. Once I have my weekly list I can then decide which day I need to do what so It can breakdown all the jobs
  5. Birthday list. I make sure all family birthdays are listed in my diary so I never forget them. I’m still not great at getting cards out but I am trying to get better!
  6. My personal goals. So being part of a group that involves encouraging each other to achieve our goals, having these listed is important to me. I have a notebook dedicated to this in my TN and hope that I will be much more successful in achieving all my goals next 6-month cycle. I am planning on setting my own longer term goals too.
  7. Family goals. Gavin and I have sat down and devised 2 lists; a 5-year and 10-year plan. Where we see our lives and what we want to have achieved as a couple. I feel this gives us something to work towards as a family unit and brings us closer together.
  8. Books to read. I am a book reviewer for the Nursing Times website so keeping track of what books I have to read and review is important
  9. Blog posts. I lost all my ideas and then decide which ones to go with and plan my schedule which involves yet another list! Lol!
  10. Finally bucket lists. So I probably don’t do these as often or as decorative as most people but I do create lists of things I want to do in my life or during a certain season (such as Christmas)

So there you have it… My list of the things I list! Ha! 

Thanks for reading

Plan With Me 28th Aug to 3rd Sept

Hey everyone. Today I went very much autumnal in my planner. I used the Hello Autumn kit from My Planner Loving Heart.

I adore this kit and there was a huge sale where it was only £3…who could resist! You got so much with it that it will easily do me another 2 spreads.

I teamed it with my functional stickers from Your World of Colour and some autumnal washi I had.  

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x