Saturday, 16 July 2016

My current planner set up

Hello planner addicts...

If your new to my blog and would like to look around there is a tab at top with an INDEX and you can start looking at all my old posts. 

I'm back into ring planners ... yay! 

I was doing bullet journaling for over a year I think its been. I have really enjoyed bullet journaling but since seeing the diyfish inserts I got really excited and went back to a ring planner. 

I am so in love with the diyfish inserts. Diyfish is on Etsy and she sells different types of printable inserts. I have been using them start of July and I can't see myself using anything else. The only problem is that they are not cheap and you have to print them yourself. 
I'm using the v2.2 do2p inserts.  

Anyways here is my current planner set up...

Planner I am currently using:  Websters pages light pink 

Dashboard - (from my pretty week on etsy)
I use a sticky note to put important info on. 

Pocket with planner stickers in 

Year calendar (from
I use a star sticker to check off the month

3 year calendar (from Diyfish) 

Pocket with colour dot stickers 

Dashboard - I use a sticky note for reminders 

Pocket (from my pretty week on etsy)
- I put my sticky notes inside


Yearly inserts from Diyfish 

Pre planning insert

Birthdays and special events 

Memory keeping - log of what happened daily

Baby milestones

Spent tracker


Year calendar from Ali Phillips from Crafty Ali

Mood tracker 


Monthly colour code for calendar - 

Monthly insert from Diyfish - 
Monthly chart tracker 
To buy list 
Monthly tasks 

Budget plan of the month 

Budget plan colour code - 
Household - blue
Food - green
Car - yellow
Misc - pink
Take aways - orange 

Housechore calendar 

My partners work hours calendar 


Diyfish weekly inserts 

Weekly update
To dos 
My partners work hours 


Meal planner 
Weekly chart tracker 


Diyfish daily inserts 

To dos 


Things to do around the house 
Projects to do 
Moving house to dos 


Weekly review and update list 
Master grocery list 


To buy 
Budget plan 
Groceries list 
Gift ideas
Vouchers / receipts


School info 
Photos to take
Development / milestones 


Blog posts 




So thats my current planner set up at the moment. 
Thank you for taking the time to read.


Sunday, 3 July 2016

Current Planners & Journals

Hello all you lovely planner addicts!

Sorry its been so long doing yet another blog post. My boys and being 8 months pregnant is keeping me very busy at the moment.

I've made a lot of changes to my planners and journals lately. As always I'm forever looking for new hobbies so changing things is nothing new to me. I suppose I get bored easily with them.

In this blog post I'm only going to be listing current planners/journals/notebooks I'm using. Meaning I wont be posting what they are like inside. I will do different posts on this. Then will link them later on as I do the actual blog post. Hope that makes sense.

Here is a list of all the current planners/journals/notebooks I'm using at the moment...

1. GTD method - Getting things done

Inside: Paperchase spiral notebook

2.  Home planner

Inside: A5 Kikki K watermelon planner

3. Photo memory keeping - weekly collages

Inside: A5 Heidi Swapp memory planner


Inside: A6 notebook

5.  Diary

Inside: Kikki K large cute diary

6. Carry around planner

Inside: A6 Charlie brown (Peanuts) Moleskine notebook

7. Baby planner/journal

Inside: Baby passion Moleskine notebook

8. Daily journal / Thoughts journal

Inside: Websters pages travellers notebook in walnut colour

9. My paintings

Inside: Extra large Moleskine notebook

10. Pregnancy Journal

11. My life in a book - fill out book

(My book on amazon)

12. Bucket list

Inside: A6 leuchtturm 1917

13. My everyday planner

Inside: Websters pages personal size planner in light pink

14. Budget planner

Inside: Personal size Websters pages planner in blue

15. Scrapbook - storage for my kids drawings, paintings, birthday cards, letters, information etc...

Inside: A4 binder

Supplies I use:

Create 365 carry case
A5 binder planner stickers
A4 display file journal stickers
Smiggle pouch
Vintage tin clipart

Saturday, 9 April 2016

The Journal Series: Journal Daily #12


INSPIRATION BOARD:  Items that make you happy

GRATITUDE:  What things made you smile today?

LIST:  Things you enjoy doing in your spare time.

JOURNAL PROMPT:  How much do you have in common with your partner?
(If you don't have a partner, do someone your close to)

I am...
I think...
I love...

A PAST MEMORY:  Your favourite events you have been to?
(a wedding, even if its your own, a concert, or maybe a birthday party)



Tuesday, 5 April 2016

The Journal Series: Journal Daily #11

Monday 4th April: Journal Entry #11

RATE TODAY -  How was your day? average? anything big happen?

TODAY... -  Write about what happened today.


(I like to search pinterest for my quotes)

GRATITUDE:  One main thing that you have been grateful for today

CAPTURE:  What did your child do today that made you smile? What did they learn today?

LIST:  A few things from your wishlist


{Sometimes I will add my journal page to show you what I've done. I won't add it if its really personal though}

Sunday, 3 April 2016

The Journal Series: Journal Daily #10

Hello Journal addicts!!

Guess what! My Amazing partner brought me a google chromebook so I can write my blog posts a lot easier. As our laptop is broke and my tablet is so hard to write on without a keyboard ... this makes me very happy that he brought me this google chromebook as an early birthday present.

Quote of the month:

"Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back!"

Instagram people I'm loving:

Sunday 3rd April 2016 Journal Daily entry:

A QUOTE THAT RELATES TO:  Being thankful

Here's mine...

" It's not what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart"


DID YOU HAVE A DREAM LAST NIGHT? If so, write about it.

LIST:  Favourite shops (out and about)

GRATITUDE:  3 small things that your grateful for today

WRITE ABOUT:  Strange dreams you've had in the past 


  • Write about how your week has been. 
  • What you have done this week. 
  • Where you went this week. 
  • What you brought this week. 
  • Who you seen this week.
  • Little moments that made you smile this week. 
  • How you felt this week. 
  • What's the weather been like this week. 



QUOTE YOUR KID:  Write down things your kids have said that have made you laugh or smile. 
(Example: On the 1st of April , my rabbit had scratched me. I showed my 4 year old son and he said "Aw, Mummy, let me get you a plaster". He took me into the kitchen to get a plaster. Just so sweet what he says! So I love to write it down as a memory)

LEARNING TO TALK:  Write down the words that your little one has learnt. 

WHAT YOUR CHILD DOES:  Write down the things you find cute, funny, or just plain silly that your child does. 

MILESTONES:  Do you remember to write down their milestones of their life. 

(Example: First tooth, first time crawling, first time said "mama", first time using a spoon)

Okay that's it from me today. See you on the next post. 

Stephanie xoxo

Next post:   Journal Daily #11

Friday, 1 April 2016

The Journal Series: Journal Daily #9 [Monthly Summary]

Another month gone. March went way too quick. It's like I blinked and April came out of no where.
Happy Month of April!

A QUOTE that explains how your month has been

March memories
Things you've been loving this month

What are your goals for this month...
What projects are you planning to do this month...
Plans for this month...

Outside the window
Around the house
What are other family members doing right now

List 5 things that you have been grateful for this month
Things you have learnt this month
What made you happy this month

Things you brought this month (not including groceries)
Food you have been enjoying this month
Things to let go of

TV show(s) you've been watching
Music playlist
Movies you have seen
Websites and blogs you've visited the most
Books you've been reading
On your wishlist
Things to remember

(Rate each section out of 10, and write a short summary)
Health and well being

Write down 10 things that you would like to do
Write down 5 places you would like to visit

Last thing you ate
Last thing you drank
Last time you cried
Last time you laughed
Last phone call
Last conversation you had

This month's favourites

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

The Journal Series: Journal Daily #6





(I chose 'Explore the unseen')

LIST: Your favourite hobbies

GRATITUDE: Write about a beautiful view that you have seen lately or in the past.


Can't remember if I've mentioned it or not but adding a few new things into my journaling....

THOUGHTS (which is what I'm thinking at the time or have thought about today)

CAPTURE: (Moments I want to remember. What the kids say or do that makes me laugh or smile. Special moments I don't want to forget. Little things that have made me smile today)

TODAY: (Summary of the day)

Hope you enjoyed filling out your journal with these.

Take care
Stephanie xoxo

Up date to say sorry for not posting


Firstly i want to say that I am so sorry it has been a long time since I posted.

Reasons why I haven't been posting...

1. When I stopped posting the day after the last journal daily, I got the flu and it was horrible.  I was in bed most days and feeling like a ton of bricks had flew down on me and said "your going no where".

2. I started other hobbies, which I know I change hobbies a lot. I brought a Heidi swapp memory planner to use to stick my photos in.  Also have been crazy making stickers on my silhouette cutting machine. I am so happy and excited that I found out how to use it by watching youtube videos. I have been making stickers for my Journal and for my Planner.

Also recently been making HAND DRAWN stickers!! Which I've been obsessed with doing.

3. Got back into Bullet journaling! After half of year of not doing it. I am so excited to jump back on it and use my stickers too. (And other stickers I have brought or downloaded from Etsy shops).

And finally...

4. I went on a family holiday to Wales, Snowdonia for 5 days. Which had beautiful views of mountains and loads of sheep. I loved it there and didn't want to leave.

Okay so that's my reasons/excuses for not posting.
My Journal Series will be back up and running everyday :) so please check it out.

If you haven't already , check out my other posts.

Thank you for stopping by. Take care and enjoy today!!

Stephanie xoxo

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

The Journal Series: Journal Daily #8

Just a small journaling post

QUOTE: Being Proud






Monday, 29 February 2016

The Journal series: Journal Daily #5 [Monthly Summary]

Hello!! Happy Leap Year!
Did you do anything special? (I did nothing lol)

So the end of the month is here and starting a new month. I have more things to add to my journal now that the month is over. So this Journal Daily post is slightly different and longer :)

A QUOTE that explains how your month has been


February memories

Things you've been loving this month


What do you want more of...

What are you looking forward to...

Plans for this month...


Outside the window

Around the house

What are other family members doing right now


List 3 things that you have been grateful for this month

Things you have learnt this month

What made you happy this month


Things you brought this month (not including groceries)


TV show(s) you've been watching
Music playlist
Movies you have seen
Websites and blogs you've visited the most
Books you've been reading

(Rate each section out of 10, and write a short summary)

Health and well being


Write down 10 things that you would like to do
Write down 5 places you would like to visit


Last thing you ate
Last thing you drank
Last time you cried
Last time you laughed
Last phone call
Last conversation you had


This month's favourites

See you next month (haha see what I did there)

Sunday, 28 February 2016

The Journal Series: Journal Daily #4

QUOTE about Strength

JOURNAL PROMPT: A song that reminds you of someone

LIST: List your fears



GRATITUDE: What sounds are you grateful for today?



Listening to
Looking forward to


Hope your enjoying this journaling journey.
See you tomorrow :)

Saturday, 27 February 2016

The Journal Series: Journal Daily #3

Welcome back to another Journal Daily post. I'm really enjoying writing these out and discovering myself in my own journal. Hope you are learning a lot about yourself too.

Journal Daily #3 .........................................

Quote: About your inner child

( Just an idea: I like to go onto pinterest and find quotes. Pretty addictive really. If you type in the type of quote your looking for, I'm sure your find one that suits your journal )

Journal prompt: What annoys you the most? ( can be one thing or a list of things )

List: Make a list of things that you collect

Favourite: Book you read when you were a teenager

Poem - Childhood

(Either you can write your own poem about childhood or you can go on pinterest and find one you like)

Gratitude: We use our hands everyday (haha obviously, someone says). We do so many different things with our hands. We wash up , we tidy up, we brush our teeth, we cook, we wipe our face, we hold hands with someone, we give hugs to our children, we write and so on.... It's amazing how many things our hands go through on a day to day basis. Make a list of all things you enjoy doing with your hands. Be grateful you have hands (haha again).



Inspiration visual board: Childhood toys

Friday, 26 February 2016

The Journal Series: Journal Daily #2

Right, finally sat down and wrote out the things for this Journal Daily #2. Sorry didn't post yesterday, had a busy day and I did say it will be daily or often. But just so you know I am sorry if you were waiting for it. I hope you enjoyed the first day of The Journal Series.

Journal Daily #2 .......................................

Quote - About being positive

Gratitude - Why are you grateful for _____________ (Name)

Journal prompt: Are you a morning or night person? List the reasons why you are a morning or night person. Also you could list the reasons why you aren't a morning or night person.

List: List the things inside your bag

Favourite: Colour and why?

A Past Memory: A time on the bus ( so basically you write about when you were on the bus. The times you remember. There must be a reason why you remember those times. Was it embrassing? Was it special? Was it funny? And so on... You can write one memory or a few)



Inspiration board - Hair colours / Hair styles

( Inspiration boards - I like to pin on Pinterest, so I was thinking that you could print the pictures off and stick them into your journal. To make an inspiration board )

Thank you for joining me in this journaling journey.

See you on the next one :)

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

The Journal Series: Journal Daily #1

As Valentine's day has been and gone, the month of love. I thought it would be nice to do journal pages about LOVE.

I really enjoyed doing my first journaling page. Made me smile thinking about the things I love. Makes me grateful for the things I have in my life. I hope it sparks joy for you too.

So here are the things to write in your own journal...

(my journal pages are below. I'm no good at doodling so you'll have to excuse that)

  • A quote related to love

  • Some of the best feelings in the world

  • 5 things you love

  • Write about a Special Person

  • Gratitude: what made you happy today?

  • Favourite flowers

  • Currently:

  • Meaningful songs/love songs

So that's it for today.

(I haven't done my meaningful songs/love songs yet. If I remember I'll post it up.)

If you enjoyed todays journaling pages , please come back for more!! :)

Sunday, 21 February 2016

The Blank Page

I don't know why but I bet most people fear the first blank page in their notebook. I really don't know what it is about why it's so scary. Maybe we don't want to ruine the first page by what we put there. We always want that first page to be perfect.

Here are some ideas of what to put on your first 'Blank Page':

Your name (The Journal of .....) 

Start date and finish date of the journal

Contact details (incase of getting lost)

Title of the Journal

List of your goals 

About you page

List of things you love

Doodle all over the page

What your grateful for

Photo of people you love or yourself 

A quote (or lots of quotes)


A collage of your favourite things

Or just leave it blank!

Reasons to Journal

Reasons to Journal:

It clears your mind

It releases stress

To record things

To remember things 

Writing is therapeutic 

Self discovery 

Helps you to connect with your emotions 

It's a problem - solving technique

To express yourself/get feelings out that's built up inside of you

Let's you be creative 

Becomes your life coach

It's cheap 

Good for meditation

It doesn't judge you

You can write anything you want 

Track patterns of behaviour 

It becomes your own history book

Introduction to The Journal Series: Journal Daily

Hello all you Journal lovers!

I'm starting a Journal series on my blog and would love it if you joined me. 
I'm starting a BRAND NEW Journal (Moleskine notebook) and going to try and write in it daily. If not daily....often.

I'll be blog posting daily or often (I say often, just in case I don't post daily).
Depending on my mood, my journaling might be different daily.

So things my journal pages will include... (this is what the blog posts will be like):

  • Journaling prompts
  • Lists
  • Favourites
  • Quotes / Lyrics
  • Visual journaling prompts
  • A past memory
  • Write about ...
  • Thoughts/views on ...
  • Areas of your life
  • Currently ...
  • This moment ...
  • Review of the month
  • Letter / Poem
  • Gratitude

So for example:

Page 1 in your journal...

Journal prompt: What things would you like to learn?

Lists: List your hobbies

Favourite: Hobby

Hopefully that makes sense. I will try and include my pages in my moleskine on the blog post (photo).

Sometimes it might be a theme to the page and sometimes it will be completely random. I'm not too sure of the layout yet but I'm just gonna go with it for now.

The title of the blog posts will be...  The Journal Series: Journal Daily #1
Obviously with the number changed. 

I'll be doing a 'Reasons to Journal' and 'The Blank Page' blog post first so look out for them. Then the Journaling Daily series will start.

Click on the links below to take you to the blog posts:
Hoping you will join me on this wonderful journaling journey! (that was a mouth full)

Enjoy xoxo

Friday, 22 January 2016

Day 2 - Book Love - 4 Books A Day, Over 4 Days - Journal Type & Others

Day 2 of showing what books I brought.

Lets drive right in....

Book No 5

Title of the book:  A Year of Living Mindfully: Week-by-Week Mindfulness Meditations for a more contented and fulfilled life

Author: Anna Black

Published:  27 Aug. 2015

Pages:  192 pages

Product dimensions:  23.4 x 18.5 x 1.3 cm 

Cover type: Soft cover

Stars out of 5:  5

What the book is: Weekly mindfulness meditations and activities. 

My Review: 

Throughout the book there are beautiful illustrations. The book has weekly activities to do and there is a reflect page ever so often. I like the size of the book (bigger than A5 size). I'm planning to use this book along with my journal and I like how its weekly as its easier to do that way. 
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this sort of thing. 

Inside pictures: 

Book No 6 

Title of the book:  Calm 

Publisher: Penguin

Published:  26 Mar. 2015

Pages:  224 pages

Product dimensions:  18.4 x 1.8 x 20.8 cm 

Bookmarker: Yes

Cover type: Soft cover 

Stars out of 5:  5

Link to the book:  Amazon - Calm

What the book is:   The book has simple tools, tricks and habits that will change the rest of your life. 

My Review: 

I really love this book. I love the front cover, when I see it or pick it up it gives me a warm feeling. 

The book has 8 sections:
· Nature
· Work
· Creativity
· Children
· Travel
· Relationships
· Food
· Sleep

The quality of the book is really good too. Feels great. I have only read some pages and the pages I have read, have really made me smile and think. I believe that there is an App to download on your phone to go along with this but I have not got around to looking at it. The illustrations are just beautiful. Also has quotes and stories inside the book. You can dip in and out of the book whenever you feel like it. It has a bookmarker ribbon thing which I love! I really do love this book. I think everyone needs a copy. 

Inside pictures: 

Book No 7 & 8 

Title of the book:  365 Days of Romance and 365 Days of Inspiration

Author: Lizzie Cornwall

Cover type:  Hard cover

Product dimensions:  1.9 x 10.2 x 13.3 cm 

Stars out of 5:  3 

What the book is:  A little book of daily inspiration and ideas. 

My Review: 

Cute little book to follow along each day. Some of the ideas are easy to do and some ideas don't fit into my life, but I just skip those. I think its nice to have a reminder of some things you can do in everyday life.  There are some quotes along the way too. 

Inside pictures:

Inspiration book 

Romance book

Thats all for today. Hoping to be back tomorrow for Day 3 of Book love.