Month: January 2018

Planner Etsy Haul

Etsy HAUL for my planner! | Stickers, Inserts & Stationery 💕

Haul, planner January 12, 2018

Hello and welcome back under the moonlight! (That sounds kind of cute, considering my logo is a moon 🌙 Right?!.. Too cheesy, excuse me)

I hope you had a warm holiday and spent time with your loved ones, celebrated New Year and are living to most of your potential. 🎄

I am back with another post from my planner series! Last time I wrote about my kikki.k planner unboxing and now I’m so excited to talk about my first ever Etsy haul for it.

If shopping is also your therapy, you will get me. And I will appreciate that a lot.Planner Etsy Haul ItemsAs any other planner girl, I began browsing Etsy right when I received my planner and, as any other planner girl, I got incredibly overwhelmed with the amount of shops, designs and items available! I’ve seen many videos of people’s planners which were full of stuff: decorations, stickers and various bits and pieces of cute things that… I decided I wanted my planner to be simple. This decision narrowed my search drastically, it felt like a relief!

I dived into the world of inserts, stickers, dividers and accessories 😍 My planner mostly needed dividers and I wanted monthly as well as weekly inserts for 2018Planner Etsy Haul ItemsI ended up purchasing 2 sets of dividers, 4 sets of stickers, an accessory clip and a digital printable from these shops:

OlivaDesignCrafts (Watercolour Planner Dividers)Planner Etsy Haul Dividers OliviaDesignCrafts
MyPrettyWeek (Yellow Roses: Set of 5 Planner Dividers)Planner Etsy Haul Dividers MyPrettyWeekChoChoAndMimi (Me Time Planner Stickers)
LethbridgeCard (3 sets of stickers: Cute Panda Stickers; Vintage Suatelier Coffee Shop Stickers; Vinyl Watercolour Succulent Stickers)

Planner Etsy Haul Stickers LethbridgeCardPlanner Etsy Haul Stickers LethbridgeCard

ThePensnicketyCo (Panda Bear Resin Paper Clip*)


Planner Etsy Haul Panda Paper Clip ThePensnicketyCo

* unfortunately, this paper clip is not available in the shop anymore


byInma (Blog Post Planner Printable + Weekly Planner Printable)

To top it all off, I decided that since I’m going to do an Etsy HAUL, might as well go all in and place a massive first order from CrossbowPrintables – one of the most attractive shops out there for me so far. I found it on Etsy, however, ordered from their online shop.Planner Etsy Haul Inserts CrossbowPrintablesThe shopping list consisted of:

Translucent Quote Pages: A5 Planner Inserts
Business Planner: Printable Pack
Goal Planner: Printable Pack
and, my current favorite, Brass Stationery Gift Set which included a brass ruler, brass pen and brass tabs.

This set has already become my favourite stationery item of 2018 even though I got it in 2017 😄 Brass ruler has found its place in my kikki.K planner and the brass pen is the most comfortable pen in my collection as of now! I’m not sure what I will do when it runs out.Processed with VSCO with q1 preset

That is all from my first Etsy haul! As someone who is only starting out in this community, I turned this into an opportunity for myself to explore various products, their quality, presentation and function – all that is very interesting to me. I also contributed to my goal of supporting independent creators and their businesses! A secret ambition of mine is to start something similar of my own and this was the first step 😊

The second is to create something myself which I also did! Now I want to offer it to you as a free printable for your planner, too (A5 or Letter size). It’s a Focused Monthly Planner insert which lets you keep track of your priorities, goals and notes, month-by-month. I’m using it to plan my 2018, will you? 😉

Download (A5)
Download (Letter)

Etsy Planner Haul Free Printable Focused Monthly Planner


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2017 🤝 2018: Hello Goodbye | The Future of The Past

Blabbers, Updates January 3, 2018

Happy New Year of 2018!
It’s January 3rd as I’m writing this post. We are back to writing our Dissertations with a jam-packed January ahead of us. No time to think about slacking for at least two months is the realisation that my peers and I have been coming to. But hey, how’s your year been already? 😄

Last December I wrote a post about the whole ‘new year, new me’ craze and why I think it’s bullshitGive it a read if you’re tired of always aiming to re-build yourself and then failing to introduce this new person into your own life because that’s not the way to introduce change!

Reading back on that post I realise I was not the one to set goals for myself or my blog but it might be because I started this blog last November, making a total of… wait for it… FIVE blog posts 😂😬 Sounds a bit whack but I know I was never the type to have constant flows of inspiration, especially when it comes to writing. I also remember being quite lost as to what I wanted to blog about so with every post it would get more difficult, until the point where I’d stop writing completely.

Regardless of that, in 2017 I blogged for a total of 10 times! That’s less than a post per month. Again, weak. 😬 But I’m happy I started posting more poetry and slowly started to explore niches, towards the end of the year embracing the ones I truly liked.

With this thought, I want to promise myself to keep exploring and keep writing. 2017 was a difficult year for me and my (mental) health, it was a year of realisation and 2018 will be a year of self-re-discovery. I’ve started a journey ever since I went to my first counselling session in November and have been getting better ever since.

I know this year I will be focusing on me as an individual and since this blog is a big part of me, I will be spending more time on it. Even though most bloggers say this and it seems like we all have the same promise every year – I will blog more – but I want to first write more, then publish quality content. 💪🏻

So, let’s continue working on our December 31st, 2017 selves. I’m already three days in and it feels liberating not to worry about being perfect. Actually, I did my very first mistake of the year exactly on the 2nd of January 😂


first mistake of 2018

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Using the opportunity which is this post, I want to thank all of you who have been reading my blog. I want to think it’s only for me but I know it’s for you as well because it was my choice to make it public, just like it was your choice to read it.

I will keep a personal journal this year to improve myself but I will continue using this blog as an outlet for my art, creativity and learning. ❤️

Have a fantastic year! Make it one that it’s hard to forget and collect many stories to tell next year.