Just Charlie G
20. 01. 2015

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My whole life is run by my computer. My Outlook calendar houses all my families timetable and mine, its linked to my Task List and I consult it regularly. It’s a system that works well for me, I can send invites easily to my husband at work and home and make sure events are on his calendars too.

But it also happens, that like many others I have this obsession with stationery. I have stockpiles of stickers, notebooks and nice pens. They just sit there. I buy them because I can’t resist, but I actually use a cheap notebook I got from Lidl for my shopping lists, and a Paperchase memo block for small notes so my lovely nice stationery just sits there unloved.

I was drawn to creating a journal full of stickers and cute stuff after seeing lots of pics on Instagram (but for the life of me I can’t remember which account it was to share with you). This was already gnawing away at me when my lovely friend did a blog post here which just made me want to do it even more.

So I spent a couple of days window shopping online before settling on Sticker Stack as my retailer of choice! It wasn’t that simple though, it took me a couple of days to choose my journal.

I settled on the Iconic Design Free Planner. I apologise for the yellowish circle in the middle of each photo, its like it’s on my camera lens but I can’t get it off, trust me, I’ve tried.

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The Journal has three different types of page, the peachy shades are note pages and there are month pages as well as free plan pages.

I also bought a stash of stickers (to add to my collection).

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The last two pictures are of a set, containing nine gorgeous sheets of diary deco stickers.

Best of all, the journal has a little spot in it to keep all your stickers together.

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I got started immediately, and a week on I’m still using it religiously and I’m about to order more stickers. Someone stop me!

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It’s so addictive, and now my journal is much fuller. I must also give special mention to Sticker Stack, lovely products, amazing fast delivery, and very friendly on Twitter too!

I’d love to hear if any of you keep a journal, plus recommendations for suppliers because you can never have too much stationery right?!

 

 

5 responses to “My Journal…”

  1. Worshipblues says:

    Lovely choice and funky stickers too!

    I tend to stick to Midori diaries these days because I really like the quality of the paper. I know it sounds so fussy but I use so many different types of pens for notemaking, reminders, doodling etc and Hiro has a habit of picking up my diary and doodling in it with his rather harsh architect pens – the paper need to really stand up to the task.

    Use your stationery more!!!! It’s too sad to let it just sit there 🙂

    • justcharlieg says:

      I know, its awful to be a hoarder, its just so lovely and using it feels like spoiling it! I have notes and scribbles all over mine now and its holding up well. I will look up Midori xx

  2. Suze says:

    Ace Charlie, you’ve inspired me! I have lots of lovely stationery, note pads, pens and stickers and yet I seem to resist using them because I’m not sure what to use them for and I don’t want to waste them! I also think journal is more friendly than ‘diary’ which sets too many expectations for me. I’m a list maker and planner so think I will crack on, not worry about what should go in it and just get on with it! Xxx

    • justcharlieg says:

      ha! Yes, I was inspired also, I have lists in mine all over the place. I am still using Outlook, but I like having the paper version it has notes and comments that I’d never bother to put on my computer calender. Do it! xx

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