September Favourites

September has been a fabulous month for The P&B Co. Not only was it my birthday, but the start of Autumn and, more importantly, we launched a range of P&B Co. products and services too! So, I felt it was the perfect time to start writing monthly favourites. As well as planner related loves, I’ll also share a favourite TV programme or film, a book and other bloggers/Instagram accounts/Facebook groups too!

1. The P&B Co. launch event – we held a recent event to launch our planner based products and services and I was overwhelmed with the response and positive feedback. Starting as a blog just over a year ago to now sharing my passion of planning and stationery feels surreal but incredibly special.

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2. Kate Spade planner – whilst I purchased this in August, I have only just set it up with dividers and decorate pockets and I’m very excited to start using this when Autumn kicks in. The quality of the planner is fantastic and I’m enjoying the zip around as opposed to a popper – provides an element of surprise when you open it every time!

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3. The Reset Girl goodies – purchased from Craftie Charlie, the colour palette just shouts Autumn to me and That just makes me smile….

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4. The Great British Bake Off – who wouldn’t love a TV programme all about cake! Enough said!

5. Harry Potter & The Cursed Child – I’ll be honest and share that I was sceptical…..would I be able to read find myself lost in a book whilst essentially reading a script but I loved it. You soon forget you are reading a script and it still holds that beautifully written style of the original books. I loved it so much that I’ve started to re-read the Harry Potter series

6. Paper & Glam seasonal living Facebook group – I always thought I embraced seasonal living until I joined this marvellous group. Such inspiration and creativity to live each season with passion and excitment.

What were your favourites is September?

x PB x

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Autumnal Planning

I recently joined a fabulous group of other bloggers who love planning as much as a I do! It so inspiring and warming to connect with like minded individuals. Part of this coming together is about encouraging each other to write blog posts and so we all share the same topic but write our own take on it. So, here is my first blog post for the Confessions of a Planneraholic…..

I seem to find my inspiration and creativity takes on another level come September. I think this dates back to being at school…..my new, fresh start always began in September with a new pencil case and school bag (and shoes that hurt too much!) and, although I left school well over 20 years ago, I think my body clock is well and truly set in considering September as my new year! So, autumnal planning comes easy.

Throughout summer, I was wedded to my personal size Kikki-K and Websters Page TN in blush and gold but I’m switching it up now that a new season is upon us.

For my day to day planning (and an excuse to use some more of my sticker collection), I intend to use my horizontal Erin Condren. With plenty of space to write to-do lists, this will take the place of my Websters TN which was my “write it all down and hope it organises itself” type of notebook. With a very apt front cover from The Royal Planner Shop (Etsy) and some stickers courtesy of Paper & Glam seasonal living, I reckon I’m going to enjoy this method of planning.

For my appointments and general eye candy, I will be using my hot pink Kate Spade. Time for some honesty though…I’m in love, but I’m nervous…..this beauty is probably my planner unicorn. I guess it is worthy of more than gathering dust though.

For decorating, I will be using the September and October Paper & Glam sticker kit as well as my recent goodies from a the Reset Girl which just shout Autumn to me. I am always a subscriber to The Planner Society and the sneak peeks of the October kit look divine.

How are you planning in Autumn?

Don’t forget to check out my fellow bloggers and their take on Autumal Planning….

x PB x

The Pineapple & Button Co. products and services

9th September 2016…..the first P & B Co. event was held and what a great success it was!

However, be reassured that all our products and services can be enjoyed by everyone, not just those who are able to attend our events.

So, here is a list of what we provide. If you would like to place an order or have any questions, please email me – hannah@pineapplebutton.com

The Pineapple & Button Co. Planner – from £40
A unique planner just for you! Setup with inserts and personalised dividers, dashboard, page marker and all the usual P&B goodies.

– Pimp My Planner – from £20
You provide the planner; we provide the style. P&B will pimp it for you. Complete with dividers, dashboard, page marker and the usual P&B goodies. 

– Travellers Notebook – £30
Lists, ideas, plans & parties – a set of notebooks as versatile as you. A choice of 3 colours complete with 2 notebooks decorated by hand for your personal needs.

NotePlanner – £20
A practical spiral bound notebook planner. Personalised to you with interchangeable dividers, page marker and front cover.

So, dare I mention the C word….but if you have a stationery mad, lover of planners looking for a unique, individual Christmas present, look no further!

x PB x

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Stickers galore!

Having had such a busy week last week, below are the last 2 weekly spreads. I can’t recommend The Sweet Planner Shop enough! I’m so in love with her stickers and designs. The quality of the stickers is impeccable and the colour palette is always stunning. Hurry up September when her Etsy shop opens again. Enjoy Planner peeps!

Last week…..

This week…..

Once upon a time, there were four little rabbits….

With Summer now truly upon us this week, what could be more appropriate than a floral and Peter Rabbit scheme in my Kikki K and TN?

The Peter Rabbit kit has featured previously and is by Oodlemadoodle and I just love it so much! A personal sized kit will be coming out soon which will be purchased instantly!

The washi tape is a mixture of Planner Society and Paperchase.

Enjoy!

The Royal Girl in all her glory

As promised, here are some detailed pictures of my planner and TN layout this week. 

When I saw a picture of this kit on Instagram, my heart honestly skipped a beat. With deep purples blending seamlessly with blush pink and blue hues, I could stare at this sticker set forever.

Following the same routine as last week and every week, this kit has enhanced my planner and TN and it’s a pleasure to open them up every morning and be greeted by such gorgeousness! 

x PB x

Websters Pages Travelers Notebook

I recently purchased a Websters Pages Travelers Notebook from Blitsy when they were on sale. I shall admit it was an impulse buy as I am a one-planner girl but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity given the price!

And it did not disappoint. The quality of the material is great and it doesn’t have the rigidity that I found the Websters Pages Planners have.

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It comes with a plain notebook inside but I also purchased the 2 set of notebooks in floral and polka dot.

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After many thoughts and trials of what to use the TN for, I decided to keep it as my everyday to-do list as there is not the space for the never ending lists in my planner.

Using journal cards, paper and stickers from The Planner Society as well as an adorable clay mouse from UK Etsy seller HeartsByEmma (click the name for a link to the shop), I have kept the front pockets purely decorative. The pink clay rose and sparkly bow are also fromHeartsByEmma. If you are looking for planner paperclips, I would certainly recommend!

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For the inside of the notebook, I have created three sections:

  1. Don’t Forget – where I jot down future commitments which I then transfer into my planner. This works really well if dates change – I don’t have to battle with my perfectionist tendency of lots of crossings out in my planner!
  2. To Do – just as it says!
  3. To Buy – no need for explanation!

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I purchased this adorable kit from OodlemaDoodles, a UK Etsy seller (click the name for a link to the shop) after seeing it on Mrs Brimbles YouTube channel. Living near Watership Down and with my love of floral spreads, this Peter Rabbit collection is perfect. The quality of the stickers is great and the colours are beautiful. The kit is extensive so I will certainly get plenty of use out of it.

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I hope this inspires!

x PB x

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Plan With Me

It certainly feels a while since I have posted on here….a fairly significant life changing event took place in our household 6 weeks ago. We had a baby!

So, taking the opportunity whilst the little one snoozes, I thought I would share the last couple of weeks of planning that I have been doing in my personal sized Kikki-K.

I may have been slow on the uptake, but I have recently found some beautifully crafted weekly sets on Etsy which has made planning a dream! Whilst most weekly sets are designed for Erin Condren or Happy Planners, I have been able to adapt the sets and create some gorgeous eye-candy in my planner.

First up is a mystery kit from The Sweet Planner Shop (click the name for a link to the shop). I fell in love with the watercolour palette and the afternoon tea theme mixed in with the girly accessories is just perfect for me.

The half boxes fit perfectly in the Kate Spade inserts I am using as does the wide washi strip (great for covering up an errors!)

With the addition on some gorgeous stickers from the kit and The Planner Society, I am really happy with this spread – bright, colourful and so sophisticated. I have purchased the most recent mystery kit so look out for a future blog post!

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For my second spread, I used a kit from Isabelle The Owl, a UK Etsy seller (click the name for a link to the shop). Again, there are some gorgeous designs in her shop. I had to cut down the checklist boxes as they are made to fit an EC, however, I figure this makes the kit last longer! The wide washi is again superb and I just love the effect of gold foil, particularly on the weekend banner.

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I would highly recommend both of these stores on Etsy. The Sweet Planner Shop is based in the US but I was not charged customs and delivery was very quick!

I hope this inspires

x PB x

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Better late than never….

As you will all know by now, I am an avid fan of The Planner Society Kits. My regular monthly happy mail and it has yet to disappoint.

When the February kit landed on my doorstop, I knew exactly how I intended to use it but I had to be patient…..I shall explain!

I have decided that I am a 1-planner-at-a-time girl. I’ve tried multiple planners but I just forget to use the other one or I end up getting confused in an over-organised sort of way.

I have been using my large ice-blue perforated Kikki-K as an every day planner – work and home to-do lists, appointment tracking and general notes.

However, having just stopped work to have my first baby (!!), I knew I wouldn’t need the space of a large Kikki-K for my every day use. I therefore purchased the medium ice-blue perforated in the Kikki-K sale to use for the next 9-12 months.

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So…that’s the background, now onto the creative part!

I managed to hunt down a set of personal sized Kate Spade inserts from a seller in the UK. If any of you get the opportunity to purchase a set, I highly recommend it – the paper quality is fantastic and I love the addition of the polka dots!

The blue and blush pink of the papers and accessories were made for this planner! Creating 3 dividers for Calendar, To-Do and Notes using the We R Memory Keepers Tab maker, I added some of the gorgeous ephemera from the kit to decorate the dividers. Putting through my laminator ensures that they last.

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The inside pockets were a challenge as I’m used to the size in my large Kikki-K. However, the size of pockets is perfect for sticker storage of the PS Kit stickers – great for on-the-go! The addition of a couple of the page flag sheets and some more ephemera and bows converted into paperclips adds some definition to the pockets.

I am a huge lover of my Polaroid Zip printer that Father Christmas bought me – it’s super handy, super cute and adds a personal flair to my planner. So, I dedicated a space in the front section to my favourite photo.

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I also created a simple page marker and laminated card to hold the adorable note pad – both of these are removable so I can transfer from week to week easily.

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I am so happy with the final result and pleased that my patience paid off……

Hope this inspires!

x PB x

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