Erin Condren have released more functional (but still decorative) products over the last few years. One of my favorites being the personalised notebook. Lots of lined writing space plus an in-built checklist on one page means lots of options for weekly spreads.
Before the Pen
See my review of the notebook in this post.
After the Pen
I wanted to exclusively use one color for the entire week. After flicking through the notebook (there’s green, purple, blue, pink, gold, orange etc.) I settled on pink. I used to color code my planner every week and would use pink for blog tasks so when buying pens and highlighters individually to try them out before investing in an entire set, I’d purchase pink. Which means I have too much pink stationery I need to use!
This notebook is my favorite page size 7″ wide x 8.75″ high (what I call medium page size). Enough space that you don’t have tons leftover, not too bulky and heavy like 8.5 x 11″ but not too small like A5 where things get bunched up and you’ve run out of room on the 2 pages by the end of the week.
I really love this format with a cornell style notes style page and then an open ended page you can do whatever you want with. Simple and functional but you can still use it many different ways. It’d work well in dot grid format too!
I don’t know if you all get bored seeing me use a similar weekly layout but I’ve found that organizing my week into categorised lists just works really well for me.
The paper feels thick so you’d think it wouldn’t be prone to ghosting. But it has a rough textured feel and is actually really prone to ghosting and bleed through. The paper seems to ‘drink’ marker pens.
Links to posts published this week:
- Dingbats* Notebook for Bullet Journaling Review (super smooth paper!)
- Half day trip to Porvoo from Helsinki (on the public bus)
- Pen Brands Comparison (and my favorite pens for each brand)
- The Kind Friend Journal Review (Part Planner, Part Bullet Journal)
- 10 Bullet Journal weekly layouts if you want to keep work and personal in the same spread
- Weekly spread with the Helix Circle Maker in the Dingbats* Notebook
I chose the Stabilo Boss Highlighter (5mm chisel tip) as it’s the thickest highlighter I have and the closest I could get to filling the line spacing in this notebook (it’s 7mm).
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- Keji white out (from Officeworks)
- STABILO Boss Highlighter
- Frixion self-inking erasable flower stamp
- Pilot Pop’lol gel pen 0.7mm ‘Pink’
- Pilot Twin Marker ‘Super Color Marker’ (dual tip)
Past weekly spreads
- Using Microsoft Word to plan your week
- Using the priority quadrant for weekly planning
- Trialing the Sugar and Type Rule the World Planner
- ARC by Staples versus MAMBI – Which discbound system is better?
- Cheap versus expensive pens: is there actually a difference in quality?
- 50 Category Ideas for Color Coding Your Planner
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