Yay, my first post as part of the Planner Girls Collective (formerly part of Confessions of a Plannerholic) - albeit it a little late to the party... PGC has been created by Emma from The Stationery Geekette and gives us Planner blogging girls some unity and a chance to blog about the same themes each Monday (or when we can). You can join the Facebook group to be notified of the new posts here - Planner Girls Collective
2016 PLANNER OVERVIEW:
I first started planning in September 2015, but it wasn't a passion until January 2016 when I bought my first real planner; A Carpe Diem in coral. I must say I loved using it, but it was more aesthetic than anything else and didn't really work for me as planner. 1. It was too big and didn't ever leave the house with me. 2. I discovered my love for notebooks and wanted to move to a travelers notebook / bullet journaling system (indeed I have - see my post here). 3. I was writing things in after I had done them rather than using it to actually plan.
2017 PLANNER SET UP AND PLAN WITH ME:
In the post a few weeks ago I explained my new BUJO style system, where you can see my first weeks planning. This has been working to a point, except for this week which was a write off due to having flu, so was filled in after the week (hence no BUJO tracking was done). What I have loved is playing around with the different layouts and getting to be creative each week using different styles, it was often limiting when you just have one style of inserts like last years. I really like being able to vary what I track and how I track things each week too. I have been using my printable tracker boxes to track Vitamins, Exercise, Mood and Sleep on a weekly basis and then can add extra tracking if I wish to - or not. I made the notebook by cutting down an A5 sketchbook from Hobbycraft to fit in a regular tn, which proved to be quite tricky to get perfect, but it will do (the perfectionist in me is still struggling with some uneven pages).
Have a look below at my first Plan With Me video where I show you how I have decorated one of the weeks. It is not what I had hoped it would be as I have not done any tracking or checklists as the planning came at the end of the week and after most of the week had already gone (this damn flu!).
Make sure that you have a read of the other girls fantastic blog posts as part of the
'Planner Girls Collective'.
Do let me know below if you've tried bullet journaling and what worked and what didn't, I'd love to hear how you got on.
See you soon, Kerry xx
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MY 2017 SET UP:
My current set up has three notebooks in (it will have four when I order my Monthly Overview notebook soon); A blank notebook that I cut down from A5 (for my main planning), a blank grid book from Travelers Times, that I have been using for bullet journaling/list making and a watercolour notebook for a bit of crafting. I still have last years Lyradori for my main art journal and smash book as this is a little bigger (extra wide/cahier size). I have also started using a Blog Planner, but there will be more on that in a post next week.
As part of the BUJO/Bullet Journal planning and my personal goal setting, I have used a key which I have adapted from some several bullet journalers so that it fits in with my own planning. I have used the coloured codes at the bottom as part of a daily tracker and added these to my tracker boxes each day - which I have cut down from my free Tracker Printable Boxes. You can see the trackers in action in the photo below and they can be adapted each week with whatever it is you want to track. I am liking this current set up, as I can still be creative with stickers, but add the bullet style to it and play around with layouts. I have also used my Freebie printable headers that you can download and print here. At the weekend I will be drawing the layout as a vertical one - my first attempt at them ever, watch out for that in my next post and a plan with me to go with it.
In addition to the main planner I am also using my bullet journal notebook (the grid one) to track different things throughout the year. I already use it to show what I have been up to that month or year and will be using it to track my fruit intake... it's not going well so far, hahaha.
I hope you are now feeling inspired to get planning and to get creative with your planning. I'd love to hear about your set up especially if you have just started or are considering going 'BUJO' or drawing out your own planner layouts from scratch.
Remember to sign up for the blog via email below. I have a lot of posts coming based on this system and my blog planner in the next few weeks, including a planning year in review as a new member of the Planner Girls Collective (formerly Confessions of a Planner Girl) ._.
I would like to wish all of my blog readers of 2016 a very
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR
Make 2017 Awesome!
Hi I'm Kerry a UK drama teacher and planner, art, craft, smash book and journal fanatic. Make a cuppa and have look around my collection of random musings, tutorials and crafty makes.