This is my first planner spread blog post and it happens to be the week of my son’s 2nd birthday so it’s kind of colourful. I started the year by deciding I wanted to keep my pages plain and simple in bullet journal style. I wanted only black pen and my own doodles and hand-lettering.
Its 2 months in and already I am resorting back to stickers and washi tape – I’ve come full circle to when I first started using a travellers notebook insert to plan in. I like this colourful look. This happened a few weeks ago when I used the planner stickers I got in my February Brimbles box, I loved the pink look so I may have to carry on with prettifying my pages. The black icon stickers on this page are from the January Brimbles box. [The Brimbles Box]
My only issue with using planner stickers is that they’re never quite the right size for a travellers notebook insert, they’re always a bit big. I know there are kit clubs that specialise in travellers notebooks though, like Cocoa Daisy, so maybe I should check them out some day.
So currently I am using inserts from Travelers Times [Travelers Times on Etsy] which I love. The paper quality is fantastic and can handle pretty much any pen I use. I always use grid pages as it makes my check boxes more uniform. This insert has the days of the week down one side and blank grid paper on the other. I have decided to move back to a full week on two page layout soon because I prefer to have my to-do lists on the separate days but for now I am making this layout work.
For each day I list the events or appointments we have and any date specific tasks I need to remember. On the grid side I keep track of my ongoing to-do list, a place to record the happy mail I need to write and send – a lot of these get carried over. And I have a cleaning section where I track the household tasks I need to do in the week as well as a meals section which I will fill out once I have done the food shop. All I know for now is that we are out on Tuesday night.
The washi tape I used were samples I had received from a pen pal so I’m afraid I can’t source those – I wish I could because I love those arrows.
I will be doing a full review of Travelers Times inserts and a post all about bullet journaling so keep a look out on the blog for those soon.
I’d love to see your planner spreads for the week so put a photo in the comments or tag me in them on Instagram. Happy Pancake Day!