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. 🎄
If shopping is also your therapy, you will get me. And I will appreciate that a lot.As 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 2018I 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)
MyPrettyWeek (Yellow Roses: Set of 5 Planner Dividers)ChoChoAndMimi (Me Time Planner Stickers)
LethbridgeCard (3 sets of stickers: Cute Panda Stickers; Vintage Suatelier Coffee Shop Stickers; Vinyl Watercolour Succulent Stickers)
ThePensnicketyCo (Panda Bear Resin Paper Clip*)
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.The 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.
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? 😉