Personal Planner Giveaway

Organisation is not my strong point! I’m a bit dippy! I never know where my mobile phone is. I’m the mum running into school with her child’s packed lunches at 11am as I wasn’t organised enough to make them the night before and realise my fridge was empty. I do wonder sometimes how I get out of bed in the morning let alone run a small business and care for 3 children and Daddy Moo! I NEED a diary that I carry everywhere. One with space for school information, activities, blog content (if you have deadlines for articles etc), events and meetings. Last year the lovely team at Personal Planner sent me a lovely planner for 2014 and it’s amazing!  These planners are totally customisable, from the size, shape, colour and exactly what information is inside I filled the back pages with a year to view calender and some colouring pages for Olive (they came in really handy). I used two images of the Moo’s looking at fur seals at Living Coasts – two images that I love.

The exciting part is actually putting the diary together. Now Olive is at pre-school 3 days a week and starting school in September I knew I didn’t need the colouring in pages as those days she’s home I don’t work. Therefore I went for extra lined pages for note writing. I’d also not written at all on the year to view calender instead I’d written 2015 notes on the last page of December, so I scrapped the year to view calender in favour of lined and squared pages for taking notes.

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On the pages themselves I went for the same layout as last year I don’t like each day split into times so its just lined for my use. I choose a different colour scheme inside. Also along the bottom you have various choices, I went for a similar layout of notes and to do boxes but took away the Pre-School box as Olive isn’t doing a mix of sessions now and has a much better routine.

It remembered all my birthdays and put them in automatically for me.  For 2015 I choose 2 images from our holiday to Disneyland Paris of us as a family. I did this to remind myself why I work so hard and what great things I have paid for from it. Hopefully, 2016 will have an equally awesome holiday snap on it!  This really is a really useful diary for set up for small business owners, especially those with children as you can totally make it do what you want.

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  1. Caroline
    November 18, 2014 / 6:13 am

    This planner sounds and looks so good, I could do with some organising. Love your posts and look forward to reading.

  2. Tracey Peach
    November 18, 2014 / 1:04 pm

    I would have a picture of my family on the front of my personal planner

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  4. Tracy Nixon
    November 18, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    A family photo so when I am feeling down and I can look at it and know I am lucky to have such a great one!

  5. maxine m partridge
    November 18, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    definitely a pic of my kids. so no matter how stressed i am i can look at them and smile

  6. November 18, 2014 / 3:21 pm

    Another fab blog post! Hmm what would I put on the front…. maybe a pic of an awesome holiday venue to inspire me to work hard 😉

    • November 21, 2014 / 2:00 pm

      Defo! I’m already feeling inspired to work really hard to get to our next destination!

  7. Lynsey Buchanan
    November 18, 2014 / 7:22 pm

    A nice photo of my daughter

  8. November 19, 2014 / 1:45 pm

    I’d use a picture of a sunrise that I have – the dawn of a new day.

  9. Natalie White
    November 19, 2014 / 8:00 pm

    A photo of my gorgeous pet tortoise 🙂

  10. Sarah
    November 19, 2014 / 10:50 pm

    A picture from my family holiday 🙂

  11. Carly A
    November 20, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    My family and pets to remind me of why I work so hard!!! Good luck everyone 😉

  12. November 21, 2014 / 8:55 pm

    I have a stone that came from the top of a mountain I never managed to climb. A friend brought it down to me. I was too ill to climb it at the time despite pushing myself on other mountains. I wish to return the stone to the top one day when i am able. I would take a photo of that.
    Hmm that was a personal thing to post
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  13. November 23, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    Been looking for a gift for my grandma, this would be great

  14. November 24, 2014 / 9:06 am

    I’d have pics of the kids by the sea – inspiring faces, inspiring places

  15. rachelreallife
    November 24, 2014 / 9:32 am

    I’d use a picture of the three of us on holiday to inspire me.

  16. Monica Gilbert
    November 24, 2014 / 12:24 pm

    I’d have a picture of my family or an action shot of my daughter.

  17. Tracey Peach
    November 24, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    A picture of my garden

  18. ashleigh
    November 24, 2014 / 8:37 pm

    A picture of my kids!

  19. Lynn Fox-Embrey
    November 25, 2014 / 7:23 am

    Not sure if I would keep it for myself or give to my daughter. I would have a nice inspirational saying on the cover.

  20. kim neville
    November 25, 2014 / 8:41 am

    A family pic from holiday

  21. Zowee Moore
    November 25, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    A picture of my children!

  22. November 26, 2014 / 2:50 pm

    I have a gorgeous photo I took of some cherry blossom, it is my phone wallpaper and it makes me feel so happy so it would definitely be that x
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  23. steven beasley
    November 26, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    a picture of our pets

  24. Andrea Balderstone
    November 26, 2014 / 3:51 pm

    A picture of my doggies 🙂

  25. laura stewart
    November 26, 2014 / 3:55 pm

    a picture of my daughter xx

  26. rachel bustin
    November 26, 2014 / 4:30 pm

    I would have a picture of lots of different books, as my aim next year is to read more books!

  27. Terry Jackson
    November 26, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    Make a great Christmas presant for my wife,and a family photo.

  28. ann clements
    November 26, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    a picture of my great-nephew

  29. Lucy carter
    November 26, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    A picture of our family on holiday

  30. karen cowley
    November 26, 2014 / 5:28 pm

    A picture of my cute bunnies Millie and Molly would be fab on here , thanks for the chance xx

  31. Michelle Wild
    November 26, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    My little kitten.

  32. Lauren
    November 26, 2014 / 5:42 pm

    A picture of my 3 boys 🙂 love em!! xx

  33. lynn heath
    November 26, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    A picture of the family

  34. Jessica Powell
    November 26, 2014 / 5:51 pm

    a family photo x

  35. Claire Deakin
    November 26, 2014 / 5:53 pm

    A picture of my family always makes me smile

  36. Ami Tobbell
    November 26, 2014 / 6:50 pm

    A picture of my son Bobby x

  37. Stephanie Dunmore
    November 26, 2014 / 7:15 pm

    A picture of my son and partner, walking to school for his first day.They don’t know I’ve taken it as I was behind them.

  38. Lauren Old
    November 26, 2014 / 7:15 pm

    A photo of a tropical beach

  39. Leanne Newsome
    November 26, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    A picture of my kids

  40. Jessica cook
    November 26, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    Picture of the family on holiday x

  41. olga carpenter
    November 26, 2014 / 7:41 pm

    my last holiday

  42. Emma Fox
    November 26, 2014 / 8:12 pm

    A picture of my son

  43. Pam Francis Gregory
    November 26, 2014 / 8:16 pm

    A picture of all my family from mu wedding day

  44. Holly Hadjigeorgiou
    November 26, 2014 / 8:21 pm

    It’s a no brainer, it has to be a family photo! Classic.

  45. George Spedding
    November 26, 2014 / 8:27 pm

    My family

  46. Lyla
    November 26, 2014 / 8:28 pm

    A seaside picture

  47. daisy mae
    November 26, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    A really fat picture to make me more determined to lose weight.

  48. Katie Sharman
    November 26, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    my family, including my fur babies 🙂

  49. Eloise
    November 26, 2014 / 9:05 pm

    a picture of me and my mum on our holidays this year as im trying to lose weight for next years holidays!

  50. Nicola Holland
    November 26, 2014 / 9:11 pm

    A family photo as they are my life 🙂

  51. Tracy C
    November 26, 2014 / 9:34 pm

    I’d use a nice tranquil landscape photo of one of our fave walks.

  52. Rachel Craig
    November 26, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    I think it would be a picture of the Orient Express. As it is a beautiful train, it would be Wonderful to Journey on it some day. Would remind me of journeys I have had (holidays etc), and allow me to consider some I may have in the future :- Maybe exploring new sights etc.

  53. Sandra Lane
    November 26, 2014 / 10:44 pm

    A picture of my lovely little westie

  54. Tressa Herriott
    November 26, 2014 / 10:53 pm

    A picture of my dream holiday destination South Africa to inspire me on those tough long work days!

  55. Natalie Wilson
    November 27, 2014 / 3:41 am

    How organised I would be, with a Joanne Dewberry just for me xx

  56. Naomi Buchan
    November 27, 2014 / 3:56 am

    A picture of my family xxx

  57. carol boffey
    November 27, 2014 / 8:40 am

    my dog

  58. Andrea Williams
    November 27, 2014 / 8:43 am

    My favourite holiday destination, America

  59. siobhan
    November 27, 2014 / 9:41 am

    a photo of my kids they keep me going xx

  60. claire matthews-curtis
    November 27, 2014 / 10:03 am

    A picture of my granddaughter. Fab prize I need to be more organised lol

  61. Gemma Chantler
    November 27, 2014 / 10:40 am

    A picture of my little girl, as she is my inspiration.

  62. Rebecca Nisbet
    November 27, 2014 / 11:17 am

    a picture of my daughter and stepdaughter.

  63. Sarah Richards
    November 27, 2014 / 11:53 am

    This looks like a great idea, with a busy household we could really do with one to keep organised! I’d have a picture of our new house covered with frost!

  64. Alexandra Smith
    November 27, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    A pic of my & my hubby

  65. Tracey baker
    November 27, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    A picture of my kids as they certainly keep me busy.

    November 27, 2014 / 2:11 pm

    Picture of my daughter

  67. Nicola atkins
    November 27, 2014 / 2:22 pm

    My kids smiley faces 🙂

  68. caroline tokes
    November 27, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    a picture of my kids

  69. Keri Jones
    November 27, 2014 / 4:10 pm

    A beautiful sunset to remind me that tomorrow is a new day and a fresh start 🙂 x

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  71. Candyce white
    November 27, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    The personal planner will keep me so oraganized. I’m still very old fashioned and love to write everything down.

  72. lorraine evemy
    November 27, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    just what i need, forever forgetting dates and times!!!!

  73. Pauline Burroughs
    November 27, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    A picture of my grandchildren, they always make me smile x

  74. Kat Lucas
    November 27, 2014 / 5:45 pm

    I would use the photo of my husband crossing the finish line of his first marathon

  75. Corinne Peat
    November 27, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    I would make it a gift for my mum and put a family photo on the front.

  76. richard hill
    November 27, 2014 / 8:01 pm

    i would let my wife have this if i won and i am sure she would have our 2 rabbits on it

  77. clair downham
    November 27, 2014 / 8:04 pm

    a picture of florida i would love to take my kids

  78. Gina M
    November 27, 2014 / 8:16 pm

    A photo of my two girls

  79. Kelly Roberts
    November 27, 2014 / 8:39 pm

    I would use a family photo

  80. claire little
    November 27, 2014 / 9:44 pm

    a picture of my kids 🙂