Day 12 - B.E.D September 2016 - Stationery or stationary

Monday, September 12, 2016

Hello and welcome back to Blogging Every Day. Today we might be talking about my one true love.

Stationery or stationary

Paper, pens, stickers, washi tape. These are a few of my favourite things. If you've been follow me on social media for almost 2 year I've been searching for a planner / diary that works for me. I wanted a month overview at the start of each month, ideally with page per day inbetween but I've not been able to find anything like it that isn't a million dollars, plus P&P not mentioning customs and a kidney. 

I've tried a filofax system a couple of traditional diaries, a personal planner which was close but no cigar. 

I'm currently using a Stick to Stigu planner which was in the goodie bag from Blog On in May and that is good. Really good but it isn't pretty. I get annoyed that there is sometimes a drawing in a box I want to use as I have a set system, I love the space but it just isn't quite right. 

I keep looking at Happy Planners and the Erin Condron Life Planner but they are just not easily accessible and what if I spend all that money and I just don't love it? 

A casual browse in TK Maxx led me to this planner by the brand Éccollo and has a similar set up from what I can tell to the other more expensive planners. 

Each month is tabbed out and has really pretty divers which each have quotes on them, it's an 18 month planner starting in July 2016 to December 2017 (it'll soon be here!) 

I guess I should mention the price, a grand total of £9.99. It retails in TJ Maxx in the US for $9.99 which is a bit annoying but at least there was no P&P or customs charges.

The front page has space for your name and not much else but I thought it was worth showing. The next two pages have a 2016 and 2017 over view (small calendar boxes) followed by a notes page before the first divider.

 Each month follows the same format and colour scheme, I love the peachy orange but part of me wishes there were either a range of colours or it was more neutral to allow for decoration but for the price I'm content.

Page 1 has a month overview:
Anniversary and
To Do List column.

The next two pages are the month at a glance which is nice and plain, lots of space for decoration and a small notes column.

The next 8 or so pages are the weekly view, this is a horrizonal layout and has two boxes for each day, one plain and one lined. These are a little bigger than the happy planner boxes (See below for stickers in boxes)

The last page of each month is a notes page which is handy and at least doesn't leave a blank page.

I've made a bit of a start on decorating September and I've used a set of Happy Planner vertical layout stickers horizontally (check me being a rebel)

I have added more washi tape but I love how well this kit works with the planner. I might have also used the money I saved on the planner on stickers from Etsy. I can't wait till they all arrive, but in the mean time I have one other sticker set and enough washi tape to stock my own craft store to use!

Are you a planner? Talk to me about it. I love reading, watching and everything planner related. 

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