A Planner Girl’s Spring Bucket List #PlannerGirlsCollective



Wow! Isn’t this year just flying by? I cannot believe that it is spring already! At least someone finally let Mother Nature in on that particular secret! The morning of the Spring Equinox we actually woke up to a substantial amount of snow! However, we are now on our 3rd day of sunshine and I have laundry hanging out on the line for the very first time this year! A true mark of springtime, although here in Scotland where we can literally have 4 seasons in one day – seriously on Saturday I wore a t-shirt all day, then later that evening had to scrape an inch if ice off of my car windscreen – laundry on the line also means having to perfect the national sport – the 200m laundry dash because a clear blue sky does not indicate that it will not rain at a moments notice!

Image by africa at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image by africa at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Anyway, on to the matter at hand! This week our topic is Spring Bucket Lists! My take on this is probably a little bit different from some of the other girls who will likely be showing you creative journals and the like, but for me, my Spring bucket list consists of some Spring Cleaning of my planner and supplies! So here goes – this Spring I would like to achieve the following :-

  1. Find Sticker Storage Peace – I have a flimsy A5 Folder but it is over stuffed. I think I need to move them into 2 cheap A5 Planners that I have. I am thinking one for kits and then one for functional stickers. It also means I get to make dividers!
  2. Get an A6 Uglydori – I am finding that my personal filofax is no longer working for me as a handbag planner. I still love Mistah J because he is beautiful, but I think I have decided that I really want an A6 Ugly which can double as a portable planner, purse and bill tracker! Now I just need to save the pennies and decide on theme.
  3. Properly Organize My Planner Supplies – I started to organise my planner supplies, but i still have some kicking around so I need to get ontop of my Planner stash and finish sorting that out!
  4. Destash My Craft Supplies & Be Ruthless – I did already destash my craft supplies, but I really think that I need to be ruthless this time around. I am going to get rid of anything that I have never used! I need to get serious about it! I have limited time and at the moment I am really focusing on my Stampin’ Up! business, so I am using mostly those supplies! I will likely just give them away to someone!
  5. Catch Up On My Memory Planner Mini – I have the Bright City Lights Mini Happy Planner which I intend to use for memory planning and journaling. However, I have not even started it! I need to force myself to make time for me!
  6. Find a Blogging & YouTube Planner System That Works For Me – My Poor blog planner is unloved! I think I need to find a system that works for me, because all of those I have tried seem not to! I think I may just combine my Scarlet Moon Crafts planner and my blogging planner together in my A5 Paperchase planner!

I think that’s about it for my list, I am going to set myself the Goal of May 1st to achieve these goals, so I will likely come back and do some kind of accountability post to see if I managed it all!

Now, don’t forget to check out who else is getting involved with the Planner Girls Collective Spring Bucket List!

Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Louise @ The Vintage Planner

Debbie @ My Chaotically Ecclectic Life

Emma-Louise @ The Stationery Geekette

My Planner Wishlist #PlannerGirlsCollective


One thing that I really did not understand when I first got into Planning was how much money it was going to cost me! Wow! I could probably afford the deposit on a house if I had saved up all of the money that I have spent on planner goodies! I have all sorts of planners, accessories, stickers, pens and so on. However, it is never enough and the wish list continues to grow. However, there are always some things that just seem to stay at the top of the list! So, this is my planner girl wishlist!

1 – A Silhouette

My number one thing on my list to buy, which I can never afford is a silhouette. When I first opened Scarlet Moon Crafts I had intended not to touch any of the money it earned before I had enough to buy a silhouette which would allow me to add in all of the other ideas that I have for the shop! However, life gets in the way I there is still no silhouette in my life!

2 – A Monthly Erin Condren

I have to be honest – I didn’t even know that I wanted an Erin Condren until this weekend at Pamper, Plan & Create when I saw Leanne’s (The Geeky Planner) monthly one. Now I can visualise exactly how it would work for me as a work planner! I tend to have a to do list for the week at work that I want to try and complete by the end of the week, rather than daily ones! I am now very tempted to order a monthly while there is a 50% off sale! The one thing holding me back is the $20 shipping which is more than the planner!


3 – An A6 Ugly Dori

I am in love with the Ugly Dori travellers notebooks! If I am being totally honest with myself, I want all of the sizes! However, next on my list is certainly an A6 size. I have decided that once I buy it I will set it up as my purse since it has spots for cards etc. I will then add just a little monthly insert, a notebook and some finance trackers. Don’t forget that if you would like to order yourself an Ugly Dori, and I highly recommend that you do, you can use the code Alyson10 to get 10% off of your order at Ugly Bug Plans.

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4 – Papermate Ink Joy Gel Pens

I adore my Ink Joys, but I keep hearing wonderful things about the gel version which are not available in the UK. I could order them on Amazon, but the cost is so high considering the US which is putting me off. However, one of these days I will just have to go ahead and buy them because I do need them in my life!

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5 – Rainbow Foil Happy Planner

12 Month Box Kit - Rainbow Foil - BIG / HORIZONTAL

If have wanted this Rainbow Foil Kit since it first came out last year, but I haven’t been able to justify it to myself! I am hoping it might come down a little in price since there are some new kits out now, but it is already on sale at Craftelier so maybe I can be tempted!

6  – Doki Book

I am looking for a cover for my mini Happy Planner, but I am not a huge fan of the colours offered. I did see this gorgeous constellation Doki DiscAgendda Cover that will fit though, so I am after that!

Image by DokiBook.com

7 – ‘Stay Positive’ Mini Planner

I really like the new Mini size of the Happy Planner (I currently have 3) but I would love to get the undated one from the new line which is ‘Stay Positive‘ – It also has a matching Classic!

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8 – Hobonochi Techo

After fondling Michelle’s A6 Ugly Dori complete with Hobo Techo insert I feel I need one!

Photo by Michelle Mills | Ugly Bug Plans

9 – Scene Kits by The Geeky Planner

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Photo by Leanne Snowball | The Geeky Planner

I am currently lusting after the Harry Potter scene Kit from The Geeky Planner. It’s not listed in her store yet, but as soon as it is I am going to be all over it! I can’t find a picture right now, but trust me it is adorable! Another scene kit from The Geeky Planner that is on my wish list is this fantastic Space scene pictured above! Next pay day she will be mine!

10 – Marauders Map Stickers by Pemberley Prints

I just discovered a sticker shop I had not heard of before, Pemberley Prints and she has some kits I really want in my life including a Halloween one, the Lord of the Rings one and of course this Marauders Map one!

Photo by Pemberley Prints

What’s on your planner girl wish list?

Don’t forget to stop by and see what the other members of the Planner Girls Collective are wishing for!

Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans

Emma @ The Stationery Geekette

Louise @ The Vintage Planner

Jo @ Joanna’s Planner

Debbie @ My Chaotically Eclectic Life

A Planner Girl’s Valentine’s Bucket List #PlannerGirlsCollective

PGC_13FebI’m going to be honest. I’m not really the romantic sort! My husband is always getting made fun of by his friends because my valentine’s day gifts are usually something along the lines of a DVD of my favourite horror movie, a video game or money towards a paranormal investigation! I’m not a hearts and flowers girl – although I will never turn up my nose at chocolate (as evident by the amount of junk in my trunk! #FatGirls). All of this contributes to the fact that Valentine is not really a huge deal for me! It is almost always the week before pay day, so we never have much money left to go out or anything like that meaning our Valentine’s day is likely to consist of curling up on the couch with a movie – probably My Bloody Valentine, because I do love a theme – and if we are lucky a takeaway for dinner! That suits me just fine, because I don’t really see why we need to wait until February 14th to show that we love each other – I love him every day!

There is just one problem with feeling this way! As a planner girl, how does one decorate for Valentine’s Day week if one is not a fan of hearts, flowers and an abundance of pink? In terms of planner decor, my Valentine’s Day bucket list consists of something that is not too girly, bold colours and not overly lovey-dovey. Where does one find a kit like that? The answer is actually pretty simple – you turn to one of your favourite Planner Girls, because you know that she will have something that isn’t too girly! I am of course talking about our lovely Michelle @ Ugly Bug Plans! This week I am using her kit ‘Geek Love’, which is actually pretty special to me because she actually created the stickers using graphics from a scrapbooking kit I made back in the day when that was kinda my thing!

Since this kit pretty much fulfils my Valentine’s Day bucket list, I decided to give you all a closer look at it and I would love to know what you think!

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I used the kit to decorate my classic Happy Planner this week, so here is a little extra peek of the kit in action.

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Now, if you have made it this far then I have a little bit of a treat for you! Not only do I have a little discount code for UglyBugPlans which will get you 10% off of your order if you want to buy Geek Love for yourself, but I also have a matching free printable for you in the form of some journal cards! The discount code is Alyson10 and you can download your journal cards by clicking below.


What’s on your Valentine’s Day bucket list? Stop by and visit the rest of the planner girl’s collective to see what they are wishing for this week!

Ugly Bug Plans

My Chaotically Eclectic Life

Becster {dot} Com

Planner Montannah

My Latest Stationery Purchases – #PlannerGirlsCollective


This week, my fellow planner girls and I are talking about our latest stationery purchases! Now, me personally, I have been trying so hard not to add to my ever increasing stash until I use some of it up, and I have been trying to stick to a no spend in order to save up for 2 fantastic events that are coming up – Pamper & Plan and Scot-Con 2017.  However, I am a stationery addict and there was really no way that I was not going to be able to avoid all of the stationery! So, without further ado, here are some of my most recent purchases.

Dear Lizzy Journal

I first saw this Dear Lizzy Journal when the lovely Michelle (UglyBugPlans) did a quick flip through when she picked it up in the sale. I fell in love with it and she was kind enough to go back to Hobbycraft and pick me one up as well, even although she was nearly lynched by a crazy lady for buying up all the journals (but that’s another story)! I love it because it has a prompt for each week and I definitely need a bit of direction, but it still has room for creativity too!

Mini Happy Planners

So, we all know that I am a Happy Planner girl, right? I already have a mini, a classic and a big one. However, I hadn’t started my mini yet because I was in two minds about what to use it for – a work planner or a journal? I did not want to choose wrong, so the only thing to do was to buy another one, right? So I picked up the 2017 ‘Big City Brights’ version to serve as a journal. I also ‘accidentally’ purchased a mini fitness planner too!

Pretty Paperclips

It is no secret that I am a sucker for a shaped paperclip! However, I actually do have an excuse for these little heart shaped clips! I bought these to use as props when I photograph my Valentine’s stock for Scarlet Moon Crafts. I buy my paperclips from The Lovely Desk on Etsy.

Paper Pads

The last thing that I need in my life right now is more paper, but I have been after the Dear Lizzy ‘Documentary’ pad for a very long time. I am talking at least 6 months or more! It has been pretty hard to get here in the UK and call me cheap, but I do not relish the thought of paying £10-15 for a 6×6 pad! However, I recently spotted it on Craftelier for just £3 in their January sale so obviously I had to give in and buy myself one! I have to be honest, I mainly want this pad for the days of the week paper, but the rest are very cute too!

While I was there, I also spotted a really cute Valentine’s themed paper pad and again, even although I really do not need any more paper I was unable to resist the lure of such a bargain! This one is the American Crafts XOXO pad and it was also  £3.

So, those are my latest little stationery purchases. I think that I have done fairly well in restricting myself on my purchases! I’d love to hear what your latest purchases and favourites have been!

Don’t forget to stop by and see what the rest of the Planner Girls Collective bloggers have been spending their money on this month!

Ugly Bug Plans

The Stationery Geekette

An Ocean Glimmer

The Vintage Planner

My Chaotically Eclectic Life

Planner Montannah

My Favourite Planner & Journal Shops – #PlannerGirlsCollective

PGC_23JanIf there is one thing that every planner girl loves to do, then obviously it is shop! That is part of the reason I am currently trying to destash my craft and planner and stationery closet.. it has began to grow out of the closet and into the entire house! However, that certainly doesn’t stop me from wanting to buy more! Since I love to share I am going to enable you all with links to my favourite shops for planner, journal and stationery supplies!

However, before we get into that… let me just do a shameless plug and show you this handy little product that I have for sale over at Scarlet Moon Crafts! An online orders tracker! You can buy a whole pad or you can just purchase a few sheets to put into your A5 planner. Just click on the image to go direct to the listing!

My Favourite Planner & Journal Shops

So, now we can get on to the real purpose of the post! These are the shops that I shop with most often and they are my go to places that I look first when I need something. If I can buy it from one of these guys then I will! I much prefer to shop in the UK for both speed and to avoid VAT charges on delivery!

  1. Ugly Bug Plans
    Ugly Bug Plans is of course the home of the beautiful UglyDori travellers notebook! I will be introducing my own Uglydory in a post and video very soon so keep your eyes peeled! Aside from the UglyDori, Michelle also sells my favourite sub box and a range of amazing stickers and accessories too! She is also an all around awesome planner babe!
  2. Handcrafted by Sheree
    Handcrafted by Sheree is a fellow Scottish planner girl, so I love being able to support her shop. However, even if she wasn’t I would still buy from her. I would say I buy around half of my stickers from Sheree. She has also done some customs for me in the past.
  3. Small Stuff Creations
    One of the things I love most about Small Stuff Creations is that Ashley-Jane makes tiny little stickers that are perfect for personals, minis and Bujos. I pretty much use all of her stickers in my BuJo! Small stickers at small prices what more can a girl ask for?
  4. Paperchase
    We can’t always rely on Etsy of course and this list would not be complete without Paperchase. It is really one of the only high street stores in the UK for planner stuff. A few other shops have some stuff, but Paperchase is like the mothership!
  5. Thomson’s Craft Supplies
    The lovely Louise runs Thomson’s Craft Supplies over on Facebook. She stocks a wide range of crafting supplies and has just started to stock planners too! Well worth a wee nosy in her group!
  6. The Crafty Goblin
    I buy a lot of supplies from The Crafty Goblin for charms, mainly because they stock som many geeky/fandom items. If you are into Doctor Who, Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, Sherlock, Supernatural and so many other shows then you will want ot look over here for sure!
  7. Craftelier
    Craftelier is a great place to get some of the brands that are not really available in the UK. I found them when looking for Smashbooks. They are discontinued and certain books are like gold even in USA, but they are still in stock at Craftelier. They also stock Mambi, Heidi Swapp and Silhouette among others. Apparently, some people have had bad experiences, but I can honestly say that I have shopped with them for over a year and had one parcel delayed.. and that was fixed within 12 hours and I was sent a voucher and candy!
  8. Crafty Ali Cat
    I love Crafty Ali Cat for inserts and TN notebooks. She is a recent discovery for me, but I can see myself buying a lot in the future!
  9. Panda Planning
    Panda Planning is another one of the stores that I have bought a lot of stickers from. I love the little mini  kits that she does and it is an inexpensive way to #buyallthestickers!
  10. The Geeky Planner
    The Geeky Planner was actually the very first planner shop I purchased from. I love all of the themed sets that she has and shipping is always really fast.

So, those are my top ten favourite planner/stationery/craft shops to buy from. I am always looking to add new favourites, so why not share your favourite shops below? Also, while you are at it, be sure to visit with the other girls from the Planner Girls Collective and find out where they go to shop!

The Stationery Geekette
Ugly Bug Plans
Kerry May Makes
Planner Montannah
My Chaotically Eclectic Life
The Vintage Planner
An Ocean Glimmer

Motivational Quotes + Free Journal Cards #PlannerGirlsCollective


Finally, my first blog post of 2017. I really didn’t expect to take this long to get back in the saddle, but what can I say – I’ve totally been lacking in motivation! That’s why this week’s topic of motivational quotes is so perfect for me to jump back into the saddle. I have made no secret of the fact that I get more than a little bit excited about words! I love them and I have always loved quotes. I collect random quotes that speak to me in different ways and I love using them in scrapbooks and journals. I think as planner girls we all love a good motivational quote as well, don’t we?

Motivation is something that has been on my mind a great deal this past week for a variety of reasons. I am planning to make a few changes to my life this year and if I am being honest I really didn’t do to well with it in the first couple of weeks of the year. Maybe I bit of more than I could chew and expected too much of myself? Maybe I am just lacking the right motivation? Who knows. One of my goals is to build up my creative business – Scarlet Moon Crafts. I have a few ideas up my sleeve, but have been struggling to carve out the time to execute them. It all comes down to motivation. My copywriting business is my bread and butter. I need that to support us until Scarlet Moon is where I want it to be – ie my full time job. However, I have been lacking the motivation to get my copywriting done so that I have the time to work on Scarlet Moon. Then, a conversation with fellow Planner Girl Michelle at Ugly Bug Plans led me to giving her some of the scrapbook kits that I designed back in 2005-2013. She turned them into planner stickers and asked me to put together some other stuff for her to use. Seeing them come to life like that has motivated me to dust off my archive of kits and start getting them out into circulation. I guess you could say that it is my creative motivation moving forward. Just take a look at the stickers and you will see why.


My Favourite Motivational Quotes

Anyway, I have gone way off track here! I swear that I do have a point and I promise that I am about to make it! Since I have some creative mojo back in my life, I decided that I would make some printable project life/ journal cards featuring my favourite motivational quotes and share them here. So, without further ado, my favourite quotes are as follows :

  • What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.
  • When it rains look for rainbows. When it is dark look for stars.
  • Stars cannot shine without darkness.
  • It’s ok to be a glowstick. Sometimes, we have to break before we can shine.

There is a bit of a theme there. I am a complete Nyctophile so I get attracted to all things dark. That’s why I happen to love quotes that help us to see the benefit of the darkness. I think that these quotes do that while also reminding us that dark times are nothing to fear, they just mean that the light is coming.

To download my journal cards simply click HERE or on the preview image below.


Don’t forget to stop by and see what motivational quotes the other members of the Planner Girls Collective have shared this week.

The Stationery Geekette
A Beautiful Plan
Pennygate Crafts
The Vintage Planner
My Chaotically Eclectic Life
Ugly Bug Plans
Rebecca : Project Life
Planner Montannah
An Ocean Glimmer

Confessions of a Plannerholic : Halloween Bucket List


Welcome to another edition of Confessions of a Plannerholic! This week we are talking about our Halloween bucket lists! I love Halloween, but this year I feel as though it has almost passed by without me being able to do all that much! However, even although we are staying home this year I still have a few things that I would like to do! It might be a short bucket list and many of the things are just silly little things, but I am still looking forward to it! A few of the things I have already done because they were more like Halloween Weekend activities!  So, without further ado let’s take a look at my Halloween bucket list!

My Halloween Bucket List 2017

  1.  Film & Edit a Halloween Video
    I attempted to do Vlogoween this year and I pretty much failed! Things happened and I ended up not managing to get videos done and edited on time, then I lost a bunch of footage. The result was that I ended up not having videos up everyday. I think I managed about 10 videos! However, I do have the supplies for one last video that I never got around to making and that is 3 Easy Halloween Costumes. So I hope to film and upload that today which will be fun as I get to dress up a little!
  2. Carve a Pumpkin
    I actually forgot to buy my pumpkins this year! If the supermarket has any left at all then I might go ahead and get one in the morning. If not I may have to go old school Scottish and carve a turnip!
  3. Go Ghost Hunting
    I have always wanted to do a Halloween ghost hunt, but for one reason or another I haven’t managed to get the chance. I didn’t think I was going to again this year since the only one I knew of was far too expensive. However, on Thursday night I got asked if I was free to help out an event in Dunoon on Friday so of course I said I can come along! It wasn’t a full on investigation, but it was still fun!
  4. Watch a Horror Movie
    We usually always pull out a horror movie to watch on Halloween night. I’m not sure which one it will be, but it’s a tradition we always stick to!
  5. Have Our Samhain Feast
    I am Wiccan, so I always like to have a bit of a Samhain feast on Halloween! We have candied apples, nuts, fairy spice cakes, colcannon, roast meat, pumpkin bread, remembrance cookies and soul cakes. Traditionally it is eaten at sunset, but due to basketball practice we may be a little late.

So, that is my Halloween bucket list. What sort of activities are you planning?

Don’t forget to check in with the rest of the Plannerholics to see what they have planned for Halloween!

The Plannerholics

Louise @ Best Laid Plans

Emma-Louise @ The Stationery Geekette

Confessions of a Plannerholic: Halloween Week


It’s Halloween Week!

Yay! It is finally here! We are entering Halloween week. I swear, I wait for this all year long and now it is finally here! This year we even get to enjoy 2 weeks of fun since Halloween falls on a Monday! Most of the fun is going to be happening this weekend  coming I suppose, and then we have Halloween on Monday! I actually do not have too much planned this Halloween. Chris has basketball training on the Monday night, so I guess we won’t be doing very much other than our usual scary movies and Halloween candy! No parties to speak of! However, we will of course be doing a Samhain feast too.

Anyway, this week’s confession is all about Halloween Decor! I’ve been slipping Halloween into my planner all month and to be honest, I don’t do much extra by way of home decor, because I buy a lot of my permanent home decor at this time of year and have it out all the time!

Halloween Week in my Planner!

Just the other week I picked up one of the absolute bargain £4 planners in Wilkos mainly because it has such a stunning colour of purple! I decided to move out of my beloved Filofax Cover Story Flamingo and into the new cheap planner just because the dark purple colour felt like Halloween and Autumn to me! I started off by adding some charms! At the bottom we have a tiny little Deathly Hallows charm from our Harry Potter trip goodie bags. I have a bunch of them left and you can find them in my etsy store – Scarlet Moon Crafts.


The charms at the top are some of my favourites. First of all we have a cute little clay pumpkin which comes from Charlie’s Magpie and then there is a stunning Autumn/Halloween dangly charm which came out of the October Ugly Bug Subscription Box. I love how both of these look on the purple cover! It’s a little annoying that the pumpkin is on gold chain while the other charms are on silver, but I can live with it!


Flipping to the inside now and it is very much about Harry Potter! I tucked my Hogwarts ticket inside along with my Harry Potter address labels. The clips are made from Tin Pins and the Fox is from my Etsy Shop. The sticky notepad is a Target dollar spot one!


My dividers and dashboards are from Away With The Fairies and were actually a prize from the Edinburgh Meet Up that we hosted for the Scotland’s Planner Girls group. I love them and cannot wait to use the matching kit in November!

Finally, we can flip to my actual Halloween spread inside the planner! Like I said, I actually did 2 weeks dedicated to Halloween, just because I could. I am using a variety of stickers from Handcrafted by Sheree and Panda Planning.

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Don’t forget to stop by and see what the other Plannerholics are up to for Halloween!

The Plannerholics

Louise @ Best Laid Plans

Stephanie @ Ska Lovin’ Geek

Emma-Louise @ The Stationery Geekette

Confessions of a Plannerholic: Movies I Want to See


Movies I Want to See

Last week we talked about the movies that we rated best, but this week it is all about movies that we would like to see. I have a pretty varied taste I think when it comes to movies, but for the most part you will find me glued to horror, comedy or superhero films! There are a ton of news movies coming in the next 6 months that I am pretty excited about including my most highly anticipated one – the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel! Here are a list of the movies that I am most excited about watching, although I am pretty sure i may have missed one or two!

  • Underworld: Blood Wars
  • Ouija: Origin of Evil
  • Rings
  • Doctor Strange
  • The Love Witch
  • Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them
  • The Bye Bye Man
  • Assassin’s Creed
  • Amityville: The Awakening
  • Friday the 13th
  • Resident Evil The Final Chapter
  • Beauty & The Beast
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2
  • Annabelle 2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Uncharted
  • War for the Planet of the Apes

I haven’t gone into too much detail since most of them are likely ones that you have already heard of and you don’t need a summary of! I don’t get to the movies that often. I will be making sure we see a handful of these in the cinema including of course, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Guardians, and probably also Friday The 13th, but the rest will no doubt have to wait until they are out on DVD or on Sky.

Which movies are you looking forward to the most?

Don’t Forget to check in with the other confessions by checking out the links below:

The Stationery Geekette

Best Laid Plans

My Chaotically Eclectic Life

Confessions of a Plannerholic: Must See Films


Welcome to another edition of ‘Confessions of a Plannerholic’. This week we are going a tiny bit off of the planner topic and talking about out must see movies.

Appropriately enough I have a confession to make! This is a great topic for me because I watch so many movies! I mean seriously, I am ridiculous! I work from home so I usually get through 2 or 3 movies a day if I am not watching a series, and then me and Robbie will usually watch one or two in the evening as well – especially if I am still working! I have a bunch of favourites, and sometimes I even make planner spreads out of them!

I pretty much enjoy all types of movies. My favourite genre is horror. I am a total gore whore and the more blood the better! Of course, I also love paranormal horror, because hello – ghost hunter!!! However, I also like comedy, action, fantasy, sci-fi, rom-com and chick flicks! I’ll pretty much love anything starring Will Ferrell, Jean Claude Van Damme, Emma Stone or Drew Barrymore!

Without further ado – let’s get to some of my favourite movies. These are the ones I will stick on if I just need a movie to enjoy. I have seen most of them so many times that I can easily work while watching, so they are great for me!

13 Movies You Will Find On My Playlist

1 – Harry Potter

In case it has somehow managed to escape your notice during my 30 Days of Harry Potter blog challenge – I love Harry Potter! I mean I am obsessed! I have read the books so many times and I pretty much know every movie script by heart! These are my go to movies when I just need to snuggle up in a blanket and escape from the world!


2 – Suicide Squad

This movie got a lot of hate, mostly from critics – all the regular people I know who have seen it adore it! I thought it was fabulous and I cannot wait to see more from Harley Quinn and Joker. It may have just overtaken Guardians as my favourite comic book movie!


3 – Mean Girls

When I want to laugh I usually end up putting Mean Girls on! I love it so much. Bonus confession time – I really, really like Lindsay Lohan! At least, I did before she became a nut job. I love all those movies she did like Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, Just My Luck and so on. They are feel good movies and great for when you want to just chill. I am forever making mean girl’s references and you bet your ass I will be marking October 3rd in my planner next week!

4 – Guardians of the Galaxy

Once upon a time, before Suicide Squad blew my mind, Guardians of the Galaxy was my favourite comic book movie. It is probably still my favourite Marvel one. A huge amount of that comes down to the soundtrack and Groot. I have done a few planner spreads using Guardians stickers, but of course I can’t find a picture. I may or may not come back and edit one in, but for now – just enjoy this adorable baby Groot!

5 – Whip It

When I grow up I wanna be a Roller Derby Girl! Seriously, if I didn’t have such a precarious spine I would be all over this sport. I went so far as checking out the league in my area and everything, but I just can’t risk it at the moment! Maybe one day!


6 – Anchorman

Anyone who knows me will know that I have a totally irrational crush on Will Ferrell! I love all of his movies, but my favourite has to be Anchorman. A while ago in one of my old jobs my bosses, and a few of the senior staff all loved the movie and we used to conduct entire conversations in quotes from the movie!

big-deal 7 – Kingsman

The fact that I love this movie took me completely by surprise! I expected very little from it when I first watched it, but I love it so much. It is like an old Bond movie with its over the top villain and kooky spy gadgets. Also the scene below kills me every single time!

8 – Hercules

My favourite Disney animated movie is Hercules. I think that it is totally underated. I love Megara and it bugs me that she is not an official Princess!

9 – Yankee Doodle Dandy

I used to watch old James Cagney movies with my dad and I still love them. One in particular that reminds me of him is Yankee Doodle Dandy. I still know all of the words to all of the songs!


10 – Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind used to be shown in two parts on ITV when I was a little girl – Friday and Saturday. I used to watch it with my mum and my sisters. I love it so much and grew up with a huge crush on Clarke Gable! I made my husband watch it with me a few months back and although he was resistant at first, he ended up liking it too.


FUN FACT:- The above quote is NOT the final line of the movie! Everyone says that it is, but it’s only Rhett’s final line. It is actually Scarlet that get’s the last word when she says ‘I’ll go home. And I’ll think of some way to get him back. After all.. tomorrow is another day.’

11 – Thirteen Ghosts

Thirteen Ghosts is not the scariest of horror films, but I have always loved it. I think one of the reasons is that they did not rely on special effects too much. All of the ghosts are in make up – not CGI. The only CGI was to create ‘The Torso’. He was still in make up, but they obviously had to use digital tricks to decapitate him and remove limbs! They also built the glass house and all of the crew had to wear all black and sneak around so they didn’t appear on camera!


12 – Labyrinth

What can I say about Labyrinth. David Bowie is a GOD! I grew up hating Sarah for not just going to live with Jareth in the Goblin City! Was she crazy? I spent many a childhood day attempting to summon the goblin king to me and cursing my parents for not giving me a baby brother to use as bait!


13 – The Rocky Horror Picture Show

One of my all time favourites will always be The Rocky Horror Picture Show! I just adore it!


So, that is just a small selection of my all time favourite movies at the moment, there are probably a hundred more that I have forgotten about. I’m actually kinda proud that I managed NOT to fill it with horror movies!

Don’t forget to check out the other girls who are sharing their Confessions with you in the Confessions of a Plannerholic series.