My Planner Essentials

If you have come across my blog before you will know that I love all things stationery, I decided to purchase a happy planner last year. I had seen so many posts about these planners and so many great reviews. I have been loving it!

I love buying planner stationery or any stationery for that matter, it makes me so happy. Although I am always having to find space for all my new purchases, oops! Sunday evenings are when I plan my weekly spreads making my planner pretty and organised. I thought I would share my essentials that I use to plan my weekly spreads.

Washi tape makes my planner look so pretty and adds colour. I use it to break up the 3 different rows in the planner. It is such an inexpensive way to decorate my planner. There are so many different designs, so I like to play around with different themes for each weekly spread. I like to get my washi tapes from Poundland, Paperchase and Wilkos.




I usually use stickers in my notebooks or my planner to brighten up my pages. I recently found planner stickers in WHSmiths, they came with different pictures for different activities. They make my weekly spreads look colourful and organised. I also like to purchase stickers from Paperchase and G&Ts.




I love using fineliners and there are so so many different colours and brands of fineliners. I love using various colours, to brighten up my pages. I also want to try colour coding as I have seen it online and it looks like it will be a creative way to be organised in the planner and track different activities with ease. I purchased the pastel fineliners from WHSmith and the others from Wilkos. The black fineliners were a gift from my Auntie and Uncle, which are great as they have different thicknesses.






What are your planner essentials? Do you like to be colourful and creative or have a more simplistic layout? I’d love to hear in the comments.



  1. mybookworld24 · March 31

    Cute planner and useful tips

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  2. jenna · March 31

    Great post – these are definitely essentials for a planner! I am a huge fan of colored pens and stickers for my planner 🙂 I never really got into washi tape, but your tape designs are super cute… Thanks for sharing!
    -Jenna ♥
    Stay in touch? The Chic Cupcake

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  3. Simply Michelle · March 31

    as if i don’t own enough planning stationary (or enough planners for that matter, too many cute ones to choose from!!) this post inspired me so much. i love everything about your planner, it’s so organized and cute! great post xx

    mich. xo

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    • bournemouthgirl · March 31

      Aww thank you so much that is so sweet of you! I love having all the stationery! You can never have too much I think anyway 😂 thank you for reading and commenting xx


  4. Geraldine · March 31

    This is so lovely, you have such a cute collection of washi tape and stickers! I use staedtler pens myself, they are such good quality:) thank you for sharing lovely!

    Geraldine |

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    • bournemouthgirl · March 31

      That isn’t even half of my collection 😂🙈. They are aren’t they! Thank you for reading and commenting x


  5. believeinbumble · March 31

    I do love stickers! Nothing beats a new set of fine lined coloured pens 😊 Thank you for sharing 💜

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  6. Loren · March 31

    Everything is just so cute! Love those poofy stickers. I have the Stadler pens and love them!
    Loren |

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  7. Kristin Harris · April 1

    Your planner looks so pretty! Some weeks I spend a lot of time making my planner beautiful with washi and stickers and other weeks its just a scribble of activities but I always appreciate pretty layouts like yours!


  8. Lisa's Notebook · April 1

    Ah, this is gorgeous, Lauren, I love how colourful your planner is! My BuJo started out life with lots of colours but sadly it’s just a schedule of dates and to do’s now – black marker and pencil so I can move things about, haha. This is so inspiring, I must get back into using colours, it’s far more appealing 🙂 Lovely post and pics xx

    Lisa |

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    • bournemouthgirl · April 2

      That’s the beauty of bujo, they work the best way for you. Thank you so much Lisa. I really appreciate your kind words! Xx


  9. steffs_journey · April 2

    Those pastel fineliners though 👀😍 Your planner looks lovely babe, I tried starting a bujo a couple of years back and couldn’t keep up with it so stopped. Wish I was more creative lol xx

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    • bournemouthgirl · April 2

      I am going to start another Bujo, I loved it. You should give it another go, they don’t all have to be creative xx

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      • steffs_journey · April 2

        I think my main problem with it was the fact that I HAD to have it perfect 🤭😂 and that’s why I found myself spending so much time on it xx


      • bournemouthgirl · April 4

        Definitely check out bujo box, it is great to be able to get started. Makes it so easy! Yeah I would allocate time to plan the month’s spreads so I don’t have to do it everyday xx

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  10. internally screaming right now!! LOVE the pens and the washi tapes and the stickers – I need to reorganise my whole stash >.<!!

    This is so lovely to see – thanks so much for sharing!

    Also, I recently bought some new washi tapes from poundland which are quite cute!



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    • bournemouthgirl · April 4

      This is just the start of many stationery items I own 😂🙈 love stationery! Thank you for reading and commenting xx


  11. Deborah Kos · April 2

    I like Washi tape and stickers. I like to decorate my blog planner and my spiral for my notes. I use markers, and colored pens to doodle on my spiral too.

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    • bournemouthgirl · April 4

      Washi tape it so lovely isn’t it! Thank you for sharing your stationery staples!


  12. secretsoftheship · April 3

    Nicely done!
    I love seeing planners in action. I have one, love the ideal, but can’t quite stick the landing.

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  13. Kim · April 3

    Great post – I’m definitely a fan of decorating my planner with stickers. I’ll also use stamps and highlighter pens too so I can emphasise certain points.


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  15. Jevannel · April 23

    Super cute and nice!


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