Say Nice Things Journal Update

I worked with Andy from Say Nice Things stationery back in April, where he gifted me some beautiful stationery for an honest review.ย After I finally completed one of my Ted Baker notebooks (such a great feeling when you fill an entire notebook) I decided to start using my journal from SNT.

Something so exciting, yet nerve wrecking about starting a new notebook. I know that sounds so strange, but I don’t want to make a mistake haha! I want to plan it out perfectly, ever the perfectionist. However, I have learned that mistakes happen, but it adds character to the notebook.

I thought I would share with you how I am using my SNT journal for my blogging journey and how it keeps me organised.

If you didn’t see my post reviewing SNT stationery, I have linked it here, but I am going to show how I use each section and how I benefit from using this journal. I was kindly given the choice of design I would like, I chose the design because I had nothing like this in my notebook collection. The design is pastel shades and I am loving pastel colours at the moment.

IMG_8540In the journal, you have a contact page, however I have left that out because of my details. The index here shows you that the journal is made up of 6 sections that are colour coded throughout the journal. I decided that I would break up the journal into months to plan out my blog posts and ideas.

There are 6 sections 1-4 are lined pages, section 5 is a place with colouring pages and blank pages to doodle and be creative. Section 6 is a notes page, that I have used to write down my brands and their contact information and diary sheets.

IMG_8541I love writing in this journal, the lines are smaller which I prefer and the pages are great quality so my coloured ink doesn’t seep through the pages. I have recently started writing with my coloured fine liners, it brightens up my journal. I like to decorate my pages with washi tape and stickers, I like to make journals and notebooks my own.

IMG_8544I think that this is such a good idea to have colouring pages in the journal. Sometimes life ย can be stressful or even times when you just want to relax. I love colouring and its one of the things I like to do to de-stress or help keep my mind busy. Under a blanket in front of the tv with my colouring pencils, just a cosy night in.

IMG_8543Also in section 6 are diaries where you can write down what you have planned and when, to keep track of your weeks. What I love about these diary sheets is that they are not restrictive as they do not have set dates. So you can use it whenever you need to. I have at the moment chosen to use it to highlight blogging threads. I have found it so useful. I am going to be using these pages for highlighting when my posts for blogtober and blogmas go live.

IMG_8545Also in section 6 is lined pages that I use to write down brands and their contacts and then at the back of the journal there is a pocket. This is so useful to store any notes, I like to use it to store business cards and other information I want to keep for reference.

IMG_8546If you are looking for a journal that would help you organise your blog posts, school work, uni work – this is the journal for you. I would highly recommend these journals, they affordable and come in a range of designs, so there is something for everyone.

Do you have a favourite notebook? How do you plan your blog posts? I would love to hear in the comments.

80 thoughts on “Say Nice Things Journal Update

  1. I have about 20 notebooks…and yesterday I found two more. Oops! Guess I’ll have to slow down on buying them. I think you’ve put yours to good use – and I’m so jealous of your handwriting!

  2. This looks like such a great journal and I love the colour coding. I use colour coding on my desk planner (so I know what client work I’m doing on which day) but I haven’t thought about using it in my journal. My BuJo was gifted from some friends who run a stationery company and it’s just dotted pages, which I find really helpful as I can design my own tables etc. After seeing your layouts, I think I’d think I’d like to start colour coding my posts by category, to help me see what I’m maybe writing too much of, haha. Lovely post, and great photos, thank you for sharing xx

    Lisa |

    1. This is the first time I have colour coded and I actually find it has worked well and I feel a lot more organised. Ooo I love my bullet journal, I love writing on the dots! Do your friends have a website, I would love to check out their stationery. Thank you for reading and commenting! ๐Ÿ’•

  3. Look out on my twitter as may have a giveaway soon with a chance to win a journal. Post it notes are always useful. Thank you for liking and commenting! I have also followed your blog back ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. I was actually more drawn out by your handwriting than the notebook itself! It’s so neat! I love that there’s a little area to color! I’ve got a big fat journal I’m trying to use for my blog but I don’t seem to write much on it except for upcoming blog topics!

      1. I’m the same, I write differently according to my mood as well ๐Ÿ™‚ I try to but I find that I’m more often in front of my laptop than my journal so I just end up typing them up in a word pad on my laptop! It’s a shame because I really want to utilize my journal more!

  5. I used to keep notebooks like this, but at some point I stopped. I should get back to that, I loved it! And I totally relate to that new-notebook feeling that you talked about. So exciting!

  6. Aww, I love this! I really like the fact you have places to write, as well as areas specifically to doodle and be creative. I’m trying to resist buying more stationery at the moment (not going well) but once I’ve used a few more of the ones I’ve got, I might need to treat myself to one of these! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I mean do you ever have enough notebooks… definitely not! Haha! Well I am hoping this month or next to do another giveaway with their journals and there will be a discount code too hopefully. So keep an eye out for that lovely! I like that they have doodle and colouring bits in it too. Thank you for reading and commenting Ruth! ๐Ÿ˜Šxx

  7. I need to get going on a journal, myself! I’m thinking about starting a bullet journal to keep things simple so that I don’t get overwhelmed.

    1. Yeah bullet journals are great! I have some posts about mine on here, if you need some inspiration. I am hoping to be doing a giveaway on my twitter soon for a new journal like this, so look out for this.

    1. Thank you for reading and commenting. I am hoping to do a twitter giveaway with one of these journals soon. So keep an eye out for that and a possible discount code for their website!

  8. This is such a gorgeous journal Lauren! You have such neat handwriting, your pages look so colourful and pretty. Yay! The blogging stickers look fab too! Iโ€™ve never seen a journal with colouring pages included, thatโ€™s such a great idea, Iโ€™d spend forever colouring instead of planning he he! Lovely post, thank you for sharing your pretty pages! ๐Ÿ’– xx

    Bexa |

    1. Thanks so much Bexa! ๐Ÿ˜Š yeah I have never seen a journal like that before. It is great, I love colouring so it was perfect. Yes I love using the stickers, makes the pages more colourful and animated. Thank you for reading and commenting lovely! โค๏ธxx

  9. I love this idea! I’ve recently started a new notebook and I totally get what you mean about being scared to mess up but seeing it like it’s adding character is such a good way of looking at it!

  10. This looks like such a cute journal! I admit to becoming a bit of a stationary hoarder and even though I already have a completely functional journal…or three, I would definitely pick this one up if I saw it! I love the way it is sectioned out and how you have used it to plot out your blog posts!

    1. They have lots of different designs too. I am hoping to do another journal giveaway soon hopefully, so look out on my twitter for a chance to win one of these! I have so many notebooks and journals, I just canโ€™t help myself haha

  11. This is such a cute journal and looks very helpful, definitely enjoyed reading this post especially since iโ€™m an organization freak aha

  12. From one perfectionist to another, I completely understand your need to plan out the pages before you write in them. I’m much the same. It always takes me so long to start a new notebook because I’m scared it’s going to look awful, but after a few weeks, the plan to keep it neat goes completely out of the window. I must say, though, that I love your handwriting! Smaller lines really helps with mine, too, but yours is something else. It looks so neat, and I love the life you bring to your notebook with your coloured liners! That’s something I do in my journal/scrapbook and it really helps!

    1. Thank you for such a thoughtful and lovely comment. My handwriting changes all the time and depends what mood I am in, but I love writing! Yes definitely like to plan! I love writing with these coloured pens. Thank you for reading and commenting xx

  13. I mean you can never have enough notebooks really can you? I am hoping to host a giveaway on twitter soon with a chance to win one of these. I definitely found this layout easier to be more organised. Yes there is not bleeding through so itโ€™s great. Thank you f

  14. Right now I am using a calendar to plan my editorial content. However, I would like to have a blogger’s planner for next year.

  15. I LOVE notebooks lol, they are such a necessity. I love the coloring part. Now I really want one ๐Ÿ˜‚ Great Post!

  16. I have a large pink 3-ring binder and some printable blog planner sheets that I use to help me plan out posts and videos. It really allows me the maximum level of customization and flexibility.

  17. Your journal is so well organized and pretty. I also love to use colors and don’t want to make mistakes. I have to get organized as I am all over the place. I just don’t know how I should plan everything. ๐Ÿ™‚ May family is like paperless and I am the one who keep buying cute note books. I just love to write. ๐Ÿ™‚ Lovely post.

    Via |

  18. love how pretty your journal is! i’m a sucker for washi tape! & i totally agree – there is just something so nice about starting a new journal! love the coloring page idea too!

    – cassy |

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