Kikki K is basically the only ‘pretty’ stationery shop we have here in Australia so obviously it’s a place I frequent too often! I recently found this grid journal and, intrigued by the different paper inside, decided to test it out.
- Size: approx 5.25″ wide x 8.5″ high
- Grid inside pages (plus signs not dot grid)
- Bright white paper
- Contents page
- Bullet journal page layout templates for tracing included
Let’s take a closer look!
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The cover is very plain… Although since it’s a hardbound notebook I shouldn’t be surprised by their boring covers anymore.
Approx 1.5cm thick
Unlike dot grid notebooks this one has plus signs / crosses instead.
Am I a fan of this? I thought I would be…. but no. It’s quite busy to look at and spreads look busy too (I tried one – see the end of this post).
The only page with anything pre-printed is the contents page:
There’s a built in ribbon bookmark
Something different about this notebook are the templates:
I tried doing a spread.. and wasn’t that big of a fan of the plus signs
It looks too busy and the templates don’t maximise the page (see the huge margin / wasted space at the top and bottom of the weekly spread). I’d ditch the templates and rule up my own layouts.
The plus signs could be handy for line graphs if you want a visual way of tracking savings, weight loss or another goal.
The paper quality was…. not that great.
Almost every pen and highlighter had ghosting.
Pros of the notebook
- Portable size
- Page layout templates for tracing
- White paper
Cons of the notebook
- The plus signs instead of dot grid is annoying (in my opinion)
- Boring cover
- Expensive for a very simple notebook
- Paper isn’t very good quality
- Only 1 ribbon bookmark
Would I use this planner?
No, the plus signs are too busy – I prefer dot grid paper for bullet journaling.
More planner reviews:
- Pretty dot grid notebooks for bullet journaling (roundup)
- 7 Reasons why I don’t use stitched notebooks for bullet journaling
- How to choose the right bullet journal notebook for you (10 things to check)
- Bullet journaling with washi tape in the Scrivwell Dot Grid Notebook
- Bullet journaling in the Scribbles that Matter Notebook (is it worth the hype?)
- Bullet journaling in the Rhodia Goalbook
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