15 May 2013

my own personal favourite weeks

With it now being just over a year since I did my first 'my week' post, I thought I'd review them all and choose my favourites from the past year (and some!). I remember how I first came up with this idea - I enjoyed peeking into other people's planners and thought it would be a good feature to have on my blog; not only to ensure I blog regularly but because, at the time, it was unique and not something anyone else had done. I still can't believe how many of you are taking part in the 'my week round-ups' each week and it's so great to see how everyone uses their planner.

Anyway, not only did I look through the weeks I had posted since I started this feature, I also looked through my 2010 and 2011 diaries (I can't find my 2009 one?!). It's interesting how my 'planner style' has evolved throughout these years...

To begin with, I've chosen a few of my favourites from 2010 (these you won't have seen before) and I just love how neat they all are (no doubt the lines help with that!).

And the week after: again, I love how neat it is and the minimalistic nature of it.

And in this next one, I love how I've used cursive to write in my exams (because that makes them seem less scary, of course):

And my final sample from 2010... 

Moving onto 2011 now. I only have one sample to show you because I remember that I reverted to a Moleskine sometime in March of that year. I can't find the Moleskine so this will have to do for now. It is obvious that at this point, there was an explosion of colour...

2012 is next and this was my favourite of the year. I've kept the colour but toned it down a little and in late 2011/early 2012 was when my washi tape obsession started and clearly I carried that on until the end of the year.

And finally, my two favourites from 2013 so far (I couldn't decide between the two)...

In the first one, I quite liked how blank it was, that it was free of washi tape and only had the minimum of stickers to make it look a bit more interesting.

Week 44
And in the second one, I liked the quirks I added to make it prettier, such as the curved brackets, enlarged '&' on the Tuesday and also the white pen on Saturday.

Week 47
Has your planner/journal keeping style evolved?


  1. Wow! You've definitely been using more stickers and tape more recently. ♥ They're so cute.

    1. Hehe thank you! I've definitely jazzed up my planner lately. Trying to go the other way and make it more minimalistic now (I'm so indecisive!) x

  2. I love looking back on my old inserts - two years ago I hardly even used them really, just noted in black in when I was meeting friends etc or to remember appointments, now I use as much colour as I can and note down as much as I can because I use them more like a diary now.

    1. My planner used to be boring back when I was in school but as soon as I got to uni, something just made me want to make it more interesting. It's great to hear about someone else who was the same :D x

  3. I find there's something therapeutic about reading your blog posts with pictures of your filofax. You have such neat handwriting! Danielle xx

  4. Love seeing how your planner pages have evolved over the years. I especially like how your pages have become more colourful, and yet how you have also taken a more minimalist turn towards the end. Looking at your pages makes me wish that I had saved my old planners from years ago, but sadly, I've always recycled mine.

    1. Hehe, yes, I'm really trying to make them more minimalistic at the moment. However, I don't want them to be too boring either so it's all about getting that balance right :) I'm a bit worried about the clutter I will build up by keeping each year's diary so I think in a few years' time, I may just end up recycling them all too x