I received my new planner a few weeks ago so I’m still relatively new to the Traveler’s notebook system but I’ve completed my first month so I thought enough time has passed to have developed some thoughts and opinions. In my last post, I reviewed the cover I will be using: My New Planner!
Now it’s time to dive into the exciting part – what’s actually inside my planner! As beautiful as the outside is, the inside is just as pretty. It’s still a work in progress and I’ll probably continue to add the odd paperclip or pocket as I get more confident in this planner but I’ve finally found a way to organise my life in the most efficient way. So here we go.
In my front pocket, I just have a few random bits in there. I have a sticker freebie from Toffee Bananas on Etsy; a journalling card from Tender Designs and a doilie from amazon. To hold it all together, I used a today paperclip that came as a freebie during the PBC sale from My Unicorn Planner on Etsy. I then used a pink paperclip from Poundland to secure a die cut also from Tender Designs.
How gorgeous are these dividers?! I knew I wanted laminated dividers, that was a must for me. And I did want to go for that girly at home kind of vibe. I chose four dividers from Tender Designs. These couldn’t be more perfect. They keep my planner sturdy and looking cute at the same time. Practical and pretty. What more could I ask for?!
I knew straight away I wanted this to be my first divider. This had to be the first thing I see when I open my planner. It sums up the whole vibe I was going for! I spend the majority of my time at home with my hair in a bun (especially when I’m planning) so it was perfect! I do have blonde hair but I’m naturally brown so I’ll allow it haha. This divider holds my main planner section.
Most relatable quote EVER. I plan to take over the world but I’m tired… story of my life. I love the glasses the girl has on. They look kind of like mine. I can see this as me sat on the sofa watching TV. I definitely went for dividers that I mimicked me in some way. Even though, I never look that cute sat on the sofa. I’m usually looking like a slob in unmatching pyjamas haha.
Oh yes! My name had to make an appearance somewhere. I love all the books. They remind me of all my notebooks for uni. Kind of wishing it was warm enough to wear sunglasses but instead I’m snug in my fluffy jumpers and big scarves.
This is the divider that I wish was me. Sat in a bath overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Lol. It’s my mission to make this happen.
Brooke Evah Prints
I bought my inserts at Brooke Evah Prints. My package came beautifully wrapped and was excited when it turned up on my doorstep! I am very impressed with the quality and I love her paper – it’s so smooth. Another bonus being it is UK based. And they matched my cover perfectly. I will definitely be ordering again.
I use four notebooks to organise different aspects of my life. My inserts are B6 printed notebooks but she offers a range of sizes as well as ring inserts.
This is my main planner. In this notebook, I use my Etsy stickers to plan out my week and mark my daily to do’s. Once I’ve finished with all my stickers, not much of this white space is on show. To be honest, I create a completely different layout using stickers which is something to bear in mind when I buy my next inserts.
This area is mainly used for pre-planning. I don’t use this notebook every week but if I have a particularly busy week I jot down all the tasks I need to do for the week before I transfer them over to my weekly section.
Thought A Day
I use this section as a daily journal. I love keeping this planner next to my bed and each night taking the time to right out my feelings for the day. I’ve found it really helps getting my emotions out onto paper and physically seeing what’s going on in my head. It’s great for self-reflection and realising that things I didn’t realise was worrying me, actually are. I have enjoyed doing this so much that I have decided I would like to have a separate planner dedicated to journalling and even goal tracking.
Notes and Ideas
This last notebook is just basic lined paper. It always comes in handy. I use this for uni to do’s, blog to do’s and other lists and ideas. Typically, I dedicate a page to each purpose such as blog to do’s, assignment to do’s etc.
And last but not least is my back pocket. I kept it simple by adding a marble journalling card from Harriet Wright Designs on Etsy and another doilie that came in the same pack as the one in my front pocket.
So that’s it for my setup! I wanted to keep it simple. Everything is far easier when things are kept simple. When overcomplicating things it makes it harder for me to use. Overall, I’m extremely happy with my new planner and I can’t wait to carry on using it.