When washi just doesn't stick anymore!

Have you ever seen those 'you had one job' memes? You know, these ones:Screen Shot 2020-05-21 at 16.15.31 Screen Shot 2020-05-21 at 16.06.14
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Well, what happens when it's your washi who isn't doing it's one job? It's so incredibly frustrating when you grab your favourite washi or one that matches perfectly with this weeks spread and either the sticky is completely gone or you can't even get it off of the room without it ripping! 

So what's a planner girl to do? Watch my latest video, of course! I've got a tonne of helpful tips for you to be able to use that washi, even when you thought it was destined for the garbage!

Grab your favourite rolls and hit play!

Here's a few more memes, for a giggle!

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What does your day to day life look like right now?

To point out the blatant obvious, it's a crazy time right now!! But, if you think about it, no one has ever lived through what we are living through right now. We are, quite literally, living through history! So I've decided to join Ali Edwards as she documents a Week in the Life this week. Whether you are helping save the world as an essential worker or by watching Netflix, your story is important. Grab an old planner and watch the video below to find out why your story is important and how you can document it.


If this whole Week in the Life thing sounds interesting and you either want more information or you are already set to jump in with both feet, watch this video below! Not only is there more information on the project itself, but I also share how I decided the products that I'm going to use to make my album. I even give you a peek at how the documenting is going!

Even if you decide that the Week in the Life project is not for you, can I be annoying and bossy and suggest that you hang on to your planners from this time for future generations? Ok, thanks!


12 Days to Get You Ready for 2020

During the 12 days of Christmas, I've got 12 easy and do-able tasks for you to do each day so that you can go into 2020 with your best foot forward, ready to tackle your goals!

Resolutions are all well and good, but without a clear view and an action plan, it's hard to make them happen. With these 12 easy tasks you will be well on your way to achieving your goals in 2020. 

There will be no 'hindsight is 20/20,' this year is all about foresight!

Here is the first video in this series, make sure you subscribe and turn on your notifications so that you don't miss the rest of the videos. 


Download your free workbook here to record your 12 assignments.


Here's to you and your success for 2020!

Discover 4 ways to stay organised on Christmas Day!

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Before I share this week's video, I want to wish you and yours the most wonderful Christmas Day! Here's a peek at our Christmas card this year...
original design by Delia Creates
Christmas Day can be crazy and messy, but don't worry, I've got 4 tips help keep you and your home organised on Christmas Day.
Grab a hot chocolate with a candy cane in it and let's pop over and watch this week's video, so that you will have a peaceful, calm Christmas Day.

Planner Girl Gift Guide!

Whether you have a planner girl on your Christmas list this year or you want to slip ideas to your Santa, then I've got the gift guide for you!
Planner girl gift guide1. Notebook or TN insert

Every stationery addicts loves a new notebook! You just can't go wrong. This one is from Cath Kidston.

Cath Kidston Notebook


2. Planner Tote Bag

Planner girls need a place to put their planner on the go! Why not a stylish, yet practical tote bag. The one pictured is from Heidi Swapp.

Heidi Swapp Organisational Tote


4. Cutting Machine

Your favourite planner girl can not only cut her own stickers but this machine is so versatile. She'll be making T-shirts and wall decals and cutting everything in site. And this one is PINK! It's the Silhouette Cameo.

Silhouette Cameo 4


5. A Travel Mug

Planner meet-ups are always so much fun and usually there is tea and coffee. A washi themed travel mug is a perfect way to start up a conversation with a future planner friend. This is my washi design.

Washi Travel Mug


6. A Fountain Pen

There's no more elegant way to write than with a fountain pen. Why not pick one up for your planner friend for Christmas? Another option is a fancy felt pen or a ball point that you know writes really smoothly. 

Fountain Pen


7.  Date Stamp

Date stamps are so much fun, they add a whimsical touch to any planner. There are also decorative stamps that have a selection of phrases instead of the date.

Date Stamp


8. Planner Clips

There are so many types of clips that you are sure to find the perfect one for the planner girl on your list. Pompoms, binder, ribbon, bows or flowers, the choices are endless and you are sure to find something pretty.

Planner Clips on Etsy


9. Stickers!

I don't know one planner girl who doesn't like stickers! There is no shortage of sticker shops on Etsy so you are sure to find the style you are looking for. My favourites are Carpe Diem, their sticker books are so full of adorable images that are both practical and pretty!

Carpe Diem 'Seasons' sticker book


10. Pencil case

A great way to keep pens, pencils and small tools organised, pencil cases can be incredibly versatile. They come in many sizes and designs. This one is my washi design and it comes in 3 sizes.

Washi pencil case


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Washi Ideas and Tips on Changing Out Inserts

Before we get into this week’s video, I wanted to tell you that I’ve got some fun things in the works! If you’ve been following me since the summer you may know that I'm hosting a Virtual Crafternoon Tea in November, pop your name and email into the tag at the end of this post to make sure you don't miss any of the details and also to get notified when the cart opens on Thursday.

OK so let’s dive into this week’s video. I’m back with even more washi tips and tricks for you. This time they all have to do with the function of using washi instead of decorative like my last two videos. Pop on over and watch this video now.  

If you haven’t seen the other washi videos, pop on over to this playlist and watch those too!

Last week I gave you some great tips and tricks on how to adapt planner inserts to fit the planner that you want to use, even if they weren’t made to fit in that planner. Check that out here:

Finish Off 2019 with a Bang! 💥

As we round the corner into the last leg of 2019, I have a lot planned for you to make it an amazing year, but I also have tonnes of things lined up for 2020 to make it your best year ever. No "hindsight is 20/20", you are going to go into next year with foresight, a clear view and an action plan! So, keep an eye on my channel for those videos coming soon.

Let's do it!

Leading up to Christmas, I will have 5 videos throughout the fall that will help you have a peaceful Christmas season.


Make sure you are subscribed to my channel (you can do that HERE) and that you have the notification bell turned on, and 'all' selected.

This will make sure that you are getting notifications for all of the videos and you won't risk missing anything!

The first video in the PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS VIDEO SERIES has already gone up and if you've missed it, you can watch that here:

The purpose of this series is to help you start early so that you can reduce your stress levels and actually enjoy the season. By getting everything done ahead of time you allow yourself the time and energy to do all the activities that make you happy.

I've got a Fall Setup for you on my channel as well and a peek at all the new Simple Stories and Carpe Diem products for Fall and Winter.

So let's make the best of these last few months of the year, enjoying every moment and preparing and planning for 2020.

Customise and Alter a Spiral Planner? It is possible!


Now, on to that VIDEO! And it's a good one!

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You know how limiting spiral planners can be, well I’ve got 3 ways for you to add things to your spiral planner and customise it to suit your needs. These tips will work for most spiral notebooks, happy planners and book bound planners too! So grab your planner and hit play!


3 Easy Ways to Find More Time This Summer!

Planner Setup Budget Style

Before I tell you about this week's video, I'd like to ask if you'll be near Halifax, Nova Scotia on August 10. If so we'd love to have you join us for my Crafternoon Tea planner event. We are going to have an elegant afternoon tea prepared by a Scottish chef who used to go to Afternoon Teas with his grandmother. I've seen the menu and it looks divine! Then we get out craft on and tackle new techniques and tips to make your planner not only pretty, but practical as well! Click on the link here for more information and to sign up:



This week's video is a planner setup, but not just any planner setup! I take you through my setup of the brand new Carpe Diem BUDGET planner! I am so in love with this planner! Having a pretty place to track where my money is going makes it a lot easier. Of course even if you don't want a budget planner there are still lots of tips and tricks to help you with any planner set up. So grab your planner and hit play!