6 Month Plannerversary!

Hey Everyone,

Now this may not seem like a huge thing to most people but for us planner gals and guys spending 6 months in one planner is quite an achievement. You see, many of us suffer from what is known as Magpie Syndrome. This is when we spend lots of money on new and shiny planners to find that after 1-2 months they inevitably end up sat on a shelf unused.

I started using my current panner aka the faux weeks at the start of October and I can honestly say I have never been happier. Yes I use the Scribbles That Matter Bullet Planner along side it but my trusty weekly planner is always by my side.

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Not only is it small enough to fit in all my bags, it isn’t heavy and has room to make notes.

I don’t feel the need to have to dress this up either. Some weeks are completely plain, others are full of colour and decor. This is my everything and it has never let me down or left me wanting more.

I am a little ashamed to say that over the years I have spent hundreds on finding this sort of peace with my productivity and organisation and the best bit? It cost around £6 with free delivery. I mean…I could have saved myself a small fortune and had a nifty little holiday. If you want to have a look at this little beauty you can do so <here>

I can safely say that in the last 6 months I have learnt a few things about myself;

  1. I don’t need a fancy planner
  2. I don’t need all the fancy planner accessories
  3. I don’t need or use kits, at least not full boxes
  4. Cheap does not equate to bad quality.

Now I have learnt all these things, I am sure the next 6 months will be spent more productive and less unhappy.

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Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x

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Confessions Of A Plannerholic: Top 10 Blogs

I don’t know about you but I love reading other blogs. I find them inspiring and helpful. Not all of the blogs I read are planner related but the majority are.
Today’s post is a list of my top 10 blogs.

  1. How To Gyst – I have been following Laura for well over a year now and her blog is one that I go back to frequently. I love how honest she is about everything and how practically inspiring she is. There is a wealth of information on Laura’s blog and definately worth a good read.
  2. Philofaxy – This is a site ran primarily by Steve Morton. It has a mass of knowledge about all things paper planning. There is also a great section of printables to be found on here as well.
  3. A Beautiful Plan – Kelly Vizma is the face behind A Beautiful Plan. Not only does she run a lovely little business and creates the most gorgeous stickers she also has a great blog full of prettiness, tips and tricks.
  4. UglyBugDoes – I maybe a little biased here as Michelle is a real life friend as well as a planner buddy but her blog is great. It isn’t just all stationery and pretty planners but she also discusses life, children and health. A full mix of everything Michelle:)
  5. Geraldine Jayne – Geraldine is such an inspiration. Her blog is full of positive vibes and colour. This has to be my number 1 creative inspiration site.
  6. Strange & Charmed – Ran by Alexis aka Miss Trenchcoat, Strange & Charmed is a fantastic site for productivity and efficency. Alexis also runs many free webinars to join which help boost productivity and she has alot of online buisness resources.
  7. The Literary Llama – One of my absoutely favourite book blogs. I love the way the reviews are done.
  8. ReadSleepBlog – Not only does this blog contain book reviews but there are numerous challenges which one can partake in. It’s fun and lively.
  9. Wonderfully Bookish – I love this blog, I don’t have any other reason than I just do. I love all the information Charlotte posts and her reviews.
  10. Saturday On Wednesday – I have so much love for this blog it’s unreal. I adore everything about it. The content is so funny ( and you should watch her youtube Book_Roast videos). The content is honest when doing reviews and G isn’t afraid to tell it how it is. The content is hugely varied as well so there is something for everyone.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my top 10 blogs and that you find something on them which you also will enjoy. I really could have added at least 5 more.

Please do not forget to take a look at all the other beautiful ladies blogs that are taking part.

SkaLovingGeek

UglyBugDoes 

A Beautiful Plan 

The Vintage Planner

A Life Lived In Words

My Chaotically Eclectic Life

Pineapple and Button

Pennygate Crafts

Plan With Hannah

SallyAnnMade

Pennygate Crafts

 Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x