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MY PLANNER JOURNEY

Bullet journaling, lettering and painting practice in a Leuchtturm 1917. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

I’m currently using a Leuchtturm 1917 and the Bullet Journal system of planning. However, I thought it might be a good idea to tell you where I’ve come from and my planner journey to date. Be warned this is a photo heavy post! Oh and please note that these photos may be watermarked with my papercrafts blog, Lime Doodle Design, as that is where they were originally shared :D As best I can I’ve linked the products at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where available.

As a child I remember the excitement of setting up my diary for the New Year, all color coded with birthdays and events. It wasn’t long before the draw of a new diary had me buying an academic year start diary each year as well as one for the New Year. Slowly but surely I was finding what suited me, layout and paper quality became key features in the choice.

My planner journey. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

Then boy, things expanded big time when I started paper crafting after having my children. As I explored paper crafts I also found myself wandering in to the stationery and planner community and all of a sudden I was faced with a multitude of options! At first I delved into a brand I’d know for a long time with a Filofax Original in a bright yellow; such a happy color it brought a smile to my face just looking at it! Later on I added an A5 Malden to my collection too.

My planner journey. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

As I explored the options available it wasn’t long before I was smitten by the style and unique design of the Midori Traveler’s Notebook – this is still one of my top favorites!

My planner journey. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

My planner journey. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

Then it was back to the rings with the Webster’s Pages Color Crush planner.

My planner journey. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

I loved how cute this was and a neat size too, but then I was side swiped by the Hobonichi brand.

My planner journey. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

The beautiful Tomoe River paper, clean design and gorgeous covers of these planners sold me for a long time and I switched between the A6 and A5 sizes depending on my needs.

My planner journey. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

My planner journey. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

My planner journey. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

My planner journey. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

My planner journey. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

I think the Hobonichi layout is fabulous and the advantage of the Tomoe River paper is not only is it fountain pen friendly but you can pack a lot of pages in to a small book due to how thin the paper is. I even indulged in a little art and lettering therapy in my Hobonichi. This is the range of planners I was using until I found the Bullet Journal system.

My planner journey. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

Mixed in with the above were brief forays with the Erin Condren and Happy Planner systems but with their weekly layouts I found myself too constricted for space.

Bullet journaling, lettering and painting practice in a Leuchtturm 1917. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

Then earlier this year I started to read about Bullet Journaling. I’d sort of looked at before and realised that my check box style was similar in many ways to the Bullet Journal system so I adapted my pre-laid out planner with Bullet Journaling in mind but didn’t embrace the freedom of the system fully.

Bullet journaling, lettering and painting practice in a Leuchtturm 1917. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://lime-start.com/2016/05/my-planner-journey/

I can’t quiet remember how I ended up taking a closer look recently, but all of a sudden I was taken with how flexible the system is when applied correctly and I was quickly searching for the best option for me. And that brings me full circle back to the Leuchtturm and where I will leave off today with the aim of talking more about how I’ve found Bullet Journaling suits my current needs in my next post :D

Thanks for hanging in here until the end! I hope you will join me next week :D

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3 Comments

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    Ruth
    May 17, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I’m loving your new blog. I’ve just got my first Happy Planner and whilst I like it, I find it strange because I’ve always been used to having a little note book filled with tick lists. I love the idea of the bullet journal for day to day tasks and a different planner to plan ahead – I need that layout for the month and academic year, but something else for jotting down and ticking off. I’m following with great interest. Xx

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      Debby Hughes
      May 21, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      That’s exactly how I am Ruth! I have a Foxy Notebook (similar to the Midori Traveler’s Notebook) which i have for futurre planning and then the bullet journal for all my to-do lists. Works great for me! Thanks for following along :D

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