This weeks spread was purchased from KayeLimePie over on etsy and the little recycle bins were purchased from DookPlookDesigns. The kit had been sat in my cart for a while and I finally purchased it after my pay day in January. I really love it and chose to use it for the week that my Mum has her birthday in (the colors and patterns Kaye has used in this design remind me of my Mum <3) The mis-matched but totally fit together patterns are lovely and the peacocks are lovely teamed with the feather decorative stickers. I cant wait to start planning out my week on it! 🙂 And can I just point out that the turquoise in the stickers pretty much perfectly matches the blue of my Kingfisher Malden Filofax!!!
Here’s how my last week ended up looking (see here for the full details)
How is your week looking?
Welcome back to my series on Dairy Inserts. Today I am writing about Week on Two Pages inserts, also known fondly as WO2P inserts.
This is the current diary format that I am using in my Filofax Malden, one week spread over two pages, so you can see a full week when your planner is opened at that week. I made the switch (as I spoke about in the Planner Girls Collective post where I wrote about my planner set up) from Day to a Page as I felt that I just didn’t need that much space anymore, albeit hesitantly, and I can honestly say I have not looked back!
WO2P format is great for someone like me who has a single jobs, a few hobbies and likes to keep track of appointments, to do’s, household day to day, and any other little life notes that need to be made note of (like reminders to phone people, for some reason I’m terrible at that!).
The handiest thing for me is that I can see clearly my full week, from Monday to Sunday, and I even have a space at the top of the first part of the week which I like to add in things to do, reminders or weekly goals, and I even have space to decorate my spread too! You can buy a few different versions of WO2P including ones that run from Monday to Sunday in equal sections without a notes section, one with smaller sections for the weekend or ones with smaller weekday sections and a larger weekend (though you may need to search places like Etsy for these)
My favorite WO2P at the moment are the ones sold by Filofax however I may need to change my pen over as I have experienced a bit of shadowing (where you can see the pen from the other side of the sheet coming through onto the other side…)
What do you like about WO2P diary inserts?
Here’s some of the spreads that I have decorated for this year.
I titled this series “Thoughts” as I want to be able to review how my month as gone, things I might change and things I may decide to do in the future, share lessons learned and tips and tricks that have proved useful, basically the kind of post that mulls things over and discusses things that might change on a month to month basis. So, onto my first “Thoughts” post 🙂 .
I have been using my week on 2 pages (WO2P) set up since the last week in December, that’s 4 full weeks, and I have decorated each week before adding my own notes and plans.
and I have found that I am really enjoying decorating the pages the weekend before for the week ahead. I have been writing things down and (mostly), sticking to the plans I make. The decoration makes me smile every time I open my planner and encourages me to utilize it everyday as a tool to keep track of things.
One thing that I found really useful (and I have attempted before but not really used them to the full capacity!) were the Hydrate stickers (that came on the weekly kit I purchased from FiloFabulouss on etsy). I know I have not been drinking as much as I used to and this is a handy way to keep track of your hydration! I decided rather than color in the droplet shapes I would track what I had drunk (w for water, c for coffee etc…) which I found useful. I think I will be looking for some hydration stickers to use daily in my planner!
I will be continuing to decorate my pages, at first I wasn’t sure if I would have enough space to write and have decorations, especially switching from day to a page (that I used last year) to A5 WO2P, and then back into personal sized. I have changed how I write and am more conscious when I put pen to paper and try to keep my writing smaller and neater than I used to (seriously, my writing when using D2AP inserts was terrible!!!)
I also tried to (on my week 2 pages!) co-ordinate my pen color to the kit but that went out of the window pretty quick and I realized that I would be having to carry around a few different pens with me, and that I preferred writing with my Parker Rollerball pen and decided to stick with that for the other spreads. I won’t rule out using other ink colors in the future but, for the moment I think I will be using the pens I carry around with me at all times.
So, that’s about it for this months “Thoughts”. This post should have been posted yesterday but I’ve had some computer issues which saw me spending much of my time backing everything up onto an external hard drive and getting my laptop running at full speed again! Next months “Thought’s” will be posted on 17th February so head back then to hear my thoughts on my planner!
This weeks spread is decorated using a kit from Kaye Lime Pie on Etsy. I ordered this kit a while ago as it caught my eye with its bright fun colours and cute stationery theme. The day/date cover up stickers are by Filofabulouss. I chose the cover up stickers as they seemed to go well with the kit and I don’t like all the information next to the date that came printed on my inserts (Filofax cotton cream in Personal sized) and these worked perfectly to cover that information up!
So, here’s my spread for the week!!!
Here’s the end of last weeks spread for you to see, you can find the post relating to this spread here
How have you decorated your spread this week?
Don’t forget that I can be found on Instagram and Etsy !!!
Hope you have a lovely week!!! xoxox
I am going to attempt to decorate each week spread and share my layout and pages here on a Sunday and a Wednesday. You can follow the spreads on my plannergram @plannermontannah and find other peoples spreads using the hashtag search terms #spreademwidesunday and #halfweekhumping (really worth checking out for inspiration and to check out how pretty other peoples pages are!)
Anyway, without further ado…here are my spread pages, I started last week as that was when my inserts started from…
Last weeks spread
The sticker kit used was from KayeLimePie
And this weeks spread also uses a kit from KayeLimePie…
We didn’t do much on New Years eve, we went for food in the day then I spent my evening decorating the above pages and planning for the year! 🙂
How did you spend your New Years Eve?