I love stationary. Like, seriously love it. When I was a kid my favourite thing about going back to school was buying new pens and pencils, cute binders and notebooks. Even now at the grand old age of 28, I still get a bit giddy over a nice notebook or diary.
Since I started blogging, I’d been meaning to pick up a nice diary to write down my plans for blogposts, and keep track of when to schedule which posts. Browsing through Instagram one day, I spotted the Ban.Do planners, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Now these babies are pricey, this set me back €27 (I know, I know!) but honestly, I think its worth every penny. It is a 17 month agenda, starting from August 2015, running through to December 2016. It’s insanely cute and girly, I mean look at all the cute illustrations and the stickers! Any diary that has stickers is a winner in my book! I just love the white and gold cover, it’s so classy yet funky.
How cute is the little secret code bit? These secret codes are dotted throughout the journal, such a quirky little idea, and lets face it, something to relieve boredom when you’re meant to be working!
I love the illustrations at the start of every month’s section, November is a definite favourite! I may even tear some of the pages out when I’m done with this to stick on my wall, they’re so cool!
At the start of every month there are little notes sections, which I think is great, as it’s where I jot down ideas for monthly favourites, and other posts I plan on writing that month. I also love the monthly layout with the little squares, as I’ve been noting the days I plan on posting on the blog, plus popping in birthdays and deadlines, so I can see where they fit in during the month as a whole.
How cute are the coloured month tabs and the little notes dotted throughout the journal? Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever loved a piece of stationary so much! What I forgot to photograph is the back cover, where there’s a neat little pink pocket to keep documents or secret notes in.
I picked my Ban.Do planner up on My Shining Armour, a great Irish website that offers free worldwide delivery! They also have a couple of other designs, and if you sign up their mailing list, they will you give you a code for 10% off!
What do you think of my planner? Do you also love stationary? Let me know in the comments below!
I am away on holiday in Spain at the moment, so it make take me a while to respond to comments, as I’m unsure what internet availability I will have!