Welcome to my second post of the Confessions of a Plannerholic series. This week we are sharing with you our autumnal planner setup which for me is currently in transition, and therefore not very seasonal with regard to decoration etc, as I have decided to move away from my trusty bullet journal after nearly 2 years and into a ring bound planner using using DIYFish inserts.
Last week I had the hair-brained idea to ditch my bullet journal and purchased a trial of the v2.2 do2p inserts from DIYFish on Etsy which I had previously used before I started my bullet journal, and was originally planning to use them from the beginning of October. However patience is not one of my strong suits when it comes to planners and last night I decided to try and adapt the inserts so I could start using them from the beginning of this week. I had seen a post on Facebook suggesting printing out December’s inserts as the day/dates correspond to September and that’s pretty much what I did with a couple of tweaks here and there to save paper and some stickers and washi tape to cover any reference to December.
I have got to say that I really love these inserts as there is so much space to write and plan and it’s open to personal interpretation as to what you use it for (although some people have mentioned that there can be too much space). That said I’m not completely sure how I’m going to use my pages this time around as I’m hoping to incorporate some of the aspect of bullet journaling into my set up as well as my GTD lists once I finally get my system up and running, therefore at the minute it will be a work in progress but I’m hoping that over the next two weeks I may have perfected it enough to be productive for the rest of the year. I’ve got some ideas in the pipeline for the spaces but until I actually start using my new set up I’m not sure what will work and what won’t as there have been some changes since the last set of inserts I used.
One thing I have already decided is that I need more stickers. I have an Etsy basket full of stickers and I have also decided to attempt some of my own as I couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for from UK suppliers although I’m not looking forward to cutting them out.
I Love Autumn stickers from A Beautiful Plan
My only complaint at the minute is that I’m not overly happy with is my choice of binder (I’m currently lusting after an ochre or purple Malden) but lack of funds means I’m having to make do with whatever I have to hand so I have re-purposed my home binder until the planner fairies bring me something better.
I will post an update in a couple of weeks to let you know how I’m getting on with my new set up and also to go over the inserts in a little more detail once I’ve fully moved in but in the meantime here are a few photos showing my current setup.
I’m must admit I’m really looking forward to using my new setup and incorporating some decoration into my pages again as I didn’t use stickers very much in my bullet journal.
Don’t forget this is a collaborative post so please check out the other awesome ladies and their blogs/vlogs via links below
- Emma-Louise Smith at The Stationery Geekette
- Kelly Vizma at A Beautiful Plan
- Michelle Mills at UglyBugDoes
- Louise Parkinson at Best Laid Plans
- Jo Wight at Pennygate Crafts
- Sally Bartlett at SallyAnnMade
- Hannah Smith at Plan With Hannah
- Hannah Saadat Jones at Pineapple and Button
- Stephanie Kaye at A Ska Loving Geek
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