Even the longest to-list or a tough week ahead can be made just a little bit fun and appealing, perhaps. Making your planner spiced up with something You like to look at may make you open your organiser again again and alas, stay on top of things. I remenber things better if I write them down (with pen and paper!). Sometimes I feel guilty for not accomplishing something on my list, as if someone else wrote it!
These are some of the items I use often:
Washi tape. This is not all 🙈 (Hiding my head in a pillow)
Acrylic diary stamps and regular wooden stamps. The acrylic stamps require a stamping block.
A few examples of inks. All bought locally in Finland. There are different types of inks available, some absorb into the paper and some stay on the surface. Thickness of the paper plays a big role here too. But, have you seen the Hobonichi paper? Super thin and takes many kinds of inks!!
I have discovered pens. What a difference it is to write with a good pen! Below, there are just a few examples of different ones I favour – gel pens especially. The “normal” ball point pen just vanishes on paper, compared to the crisp sarasa gel pen.
This Filofax paper is 65 g/m2 normal copy paper is 80 g/m2. Most of these pens leave only a shadow on the reverse side, the staedler bleeds though a little. I would like to try a fountain pen. My husband will travel to SF soon, maybe he’d bring me one 🙂 if I had a chance to visit stores like Kinokuyua, I’d loose all my money. Just a tad addicted, eh 🙂
Why use a planner? Why did I started to use one? Here’s my story.
I’ve always been into organising and keeping things tidy and so on. I met my husband in 2006. We moved into our house a few years later. Just dumped our stuff into the rooms and closets and not really having time to organise them. That takes time and planning – where to store what and how. We were now 4 people (his sons included). A few years went by and somehow stuff accumulated in our small house. Then we had twins! and NO TIME for anything extra. In my hormone bursts I nearly cried about the mess and the feeling that your not in control of the surroundings. Nobody found what they were looking for because things did not have a proper place and there was just too-much-stuff. Every day all of us said: “Have you seen my….?” Where to start in a “chaotic” situation?
One day, back in 2013, I remember googling about organising, how to organise your life and so on. I stumbled on to this lady’s blog where she also had links to her you tube pages. I was so intrigued! I could sense that I had found something that was so ME!!! I discovered the WORLD of organising. I discovered that there are people around the world who love to use a planner to organise their daily life. I was hooked, instantly.
Now, 2015, I have managed to get organised again with the help of a planner. My twins turn 5 in January. It has taken a while but I’ve made it!!
Check her out, she is AMAZING!
These are my “autumnal” Filofaxes. I love the leather! I wish you could smell it 🙂 I use the month on 2 pages (upper right) to mark down the hours that I’ve done at work, appointments and other important things. On the lower left is the week on 2 pages. I use these pages to write down my to-do’s for the week/day and I usually write, with a few words, what happened that day. I’ve noticed that especially ever since having kids, the days just vanish… and I would like to remember the little things that happen.
FILOFAX Holborn wine, Malden Ochre
Nämä viinin ja lämpimän ruskean väriset kalenterikannet ovat lempparit syksyllä! Ne tuoksuvat aivan ihanalle nahkalle. Omistan “muutaman” tällaisen, näita voi vaihtaa aivan kuten laukkuja tai kenkiä – fiiliksen tai tilanteen mukaan. Tässä esimerkkejä, miten pelkistettyjä valkoisia sivuja voi vähän kaunistella teipeillä, tarroilla ja leimasimilla. Kuukausinäkymään kirjoitan tehdyt työtunnit, tapaamiset, lääkärikäynnit ym. Näet koko kuukauden yhdellä silmäyksellä. Viikkosivulle (ala vasen) kirjoitan tarkemmin päiväkohtaisia juttuja, mitä pitää tehdä ja mitä muistaa. Kirjoitan myös parilla sanalla mitä sinä päivänä on tapahtunut. Huomaan sen, että lasten syntymän jälkeen päivät vaan kuluvat mutta haluaisin muistaa myös niitä pieniä asioita.
For once I thought that I’d knit something from leftovers and not buy a n y t h i n g ! Buying yard is so fun! Found instructions online so away I went! Lots of work afterwards though Still needs an elastic to the waist. Need to make another one for my girl 🙂
Kerrankin ajattelin käyttää jämälankoja! Löysin ohjeen netistä ja kaivelin varastoja ja löytyikin mieleisiä värejä. Enkä ostanut yhtään uutta lankaa! Päättelemistä oli hieman… Vielä kuminauha vyötärölle ja pakkaset saa tulla!
Yarn/Lanka: Novita Nalle