Recollections always have affordable planners and notebooks including one of their latest: their guided journals. Similar to the Cloudberry Journal, this one has some pre-printed pages as well as dot grid pages you can use however you please.
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- A5 page size
- 80 GSM paper
This reminds me of the Cloudberry Journal – a hybrid between a dot grid notebook and a planner that has pre-printed pages.
There are a few different covers to choose from – this was the only one I was able to find.
Silver foil edges on all sides of the pages. Approx 0.75″ thick
There are no dates so you could use some days of the week stickers or white out to change it to a Monday week start.
Love this checklist – there’s no need to waste time drawing boxes or stamping them
Unfortunately, the paper is thin – the ink on all of the pre-printed pages shows through
Plenty of dot grid pages in the back half of the notebook
The dots are 5mm apart.
Pages lay flat on their own:
Daily List book
This one has pre-printed pages throughout the entire notebook
- Daily to do (could be converted into a weekly overview planner)
- Weekly review
- Monthly review
- Monthly accomplishments
- Custom lists
Approx. 0.5″ thick
I think the to do list pages are supposed to be used 1 page per day, but since they’re undated you could use this as a weekly planner instead.
There are sections for:
- Top goals
- To do
- To buy
- Don’t forget
The week in review is a 2 page spread with 1 page for reflection and the other moreso for journaling:
- I’m grateful for
- Describe the week in – words, moods, flavours, objects, songs, colors, scents, patterns
- Currently reading
- Currently watching
The line spacing is 6mm
The month in review is similar to the weekly spread with 2 pages for journaling and 1 page for reflection. Most of the journaling stuff I doubt many people would use … I don’t think many people would be bothered to record the sounds and scents of a place they went to?!
There are sections for:
- List the best things that happened to do
- Favorite meals
- Favorite purchased
- How can you make next month more – fun, productive, relaxing, health
- Think of someone you spoke to – describe them, what did you like about them
- Think of a place you went to – what colors did you see, what scents, what sounds, how did it make you feel?
- List 5 things you want to remember
Pros of the Recollections Guided Journals
- Functional planning pages
- Nice cover designs
- Foil on the edges of the pages
Cons of the Recollections Guided Journals
- No page numbers
- Only 1 ribbon bookmark
- No tabs
- Only 1 cover design for each type of notebook
- Thin paper
Would I use these planners?
I like the hybrid bullet journal / planner – the no page numbers and thin paper are the only major cons for me. There aren’t many hybrid bullet journals / planners (yet) and I like this one better than the Cloudberry Journal.
I probably wouldn’t use the lists book. When I purchased it I thought it was going to have more list pages. There is too much focus on journaling (which I don’t use my planner for) and not enough on planning.
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