I am now a planner addict. Coloured pencils and keeping a diary were probably where it all started for me as a 10 year old watching The Snorks on TV. Since then I've been a scrapbooker, a Project Lifer, a Blurb photobook maker, a jumbled-book-of-photos-and-pictures kinda girl but finally I've found my groove.
Yea people, it's a MAMBI product, the Create 365 planner. I know, calm down It's kinda scrapbookey huh?
So it comes like this. A planner. About 24 x 20cm (9x7"). Heavy duty rings, laminated cover, a few different designs but I liked this one.
Sitting on my desk, this is the perfect inbetweener. You know, inbetween checking facebook & picking up the kids. Inbetween paying the bills & making lunch. Just whenever I have 5 minutes. I write what I like, seriously who cares what it is, there's no judging here, these are my memories, it is the most guilt-free thing ever.
I even missed out a block through winter where I lost the plot a bit and had to dig myself out of a bit of a mental hole. Many of us go there sometimes, right? I rolled with it. Those pages are blank, no guilt, remember?
So there ya go. It's been 2 years since I scrapbooked, but I'm still keeping memories. I enjoy it and I've tracked down my planner for next year too. I watched so many YouTube videos on the different planners, Webster's have them (a HUGE range, actually!), Heidi Swapp have some gorgeous options and even Prima has a planner now - with an instagram account dedicated to plannery stuff. You can't get much better than that.
Anyway, it's nearly my birthday and I've chosen my new planner in true-I'll-buy-my-own-present kinda style. I went for the MAMBI version again, so sitting lonely under my husbands office desk is a package with my name on it. Good shopping huh? He should just think himself lucky I didn't go with all the extension packs, the fitness tracking stuff, the recipe stuff, the stickery, plannery, clippy kinda stuff....
I'll update you with the new planner when I ahem open the pressie on my birthday. ;)