Hello my lovelies,
I’m am soooooooooo excited to share my baby with you. As you all know, I’m a die hard Harry Potter fan and with the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, my love for the wizarding world of Harry Potter has grown. I’ve had a planner of sorts most of my adult life but this is the first time I’ve had planner peace because my planner now is a complete reflection of me. Introducing, my Harry Po
I found this Finsbury real leather filofax at a charity shop for £2! I know, it was a real bargain. Over the past two months, my planner has really blossomed and come together beautifully. I’m so proud of it.
First of all, my family bought me a Harry Potter themed pandora-knock off bracelet and while I loved it, it kept getting in the way and caught on things so I recycled it into a planner charm for my filofax. I added Gryffindor colour beads and love the way it turned out.
From the top you can see the washi tape paper clips I made to mark some pages. I have tabs running along the top and right hand side of my planner.
My chocolate frog and Deathly Hallows charms decorate the bottom.
This is the inside cover and the first things you see are some bits I’ve collected. The dashboard was made using some scrapbook paper and an image I found online. I added the little baby hedwig pic I found online as a type of tab to help me turn the page. Of course, no journey into the world of Harry Potter would begin at any other place other than platform 9 3/4.
I made the paperclip behind the Godric Gryffindor chocolate frog card using a large wooden button I found at The Works. The Knight Bus licence was made for me by Woozelmom in a swap. Woozelmom makes the most A-mazing themed craft projects. Check out my previous swap post about the wonderful things she sent me.
On the other side of my filofax cover is a tag from a pair of Harry Potter pyjamas that I got for Christmas which was addressed to Harry. I kept it because I thought it was cute. I then have some washi tape samples that I use in my planner to decorate pages. Above that is my miniature Marauder’s map. I love it! It was a printable from Britta Blvd and you can find the link to the printable here. The snitch card is one I got from a RAK from Storm in a tea cup gifts. They do lovely themed subscription boxes.
From this view, you can see the tabs are planning, lists and occasions as well as a little peep of Pigwidgeon.
Through platform 9 3/4 the first thing you see is of course a Hogwarts Express ticket and my personal information that I’ve blanked out. I figured that if my planner got lost I’d be distraught and would hope that someone would contact me to give it back.
I’ve also added mine and my daughter’s vital information such as allergies and medication that we take. God forbid, we are ever in an accident, our information, along with my husband’s contact details are printed there as an emergency contact.
Then comes the Hogwarts express which naturally follows on if you go through the barrier at Platform 9 3/4. I love the Hogwarts silhouette tab on the right of the page.
On the back of the Hogwarts Express poster, I keep my owl sticky notes and tabs and my main goals for the year.
The next first actual section is my planning section. This seems like a subject Hermione Granger would be adept at which is why I place a picture of her here. Again, I found this online through searching Google images here .
Turning the page, there’s a quote from Ron Weasley, who was talking about Hermione at the time and then my lunar calendar. Most people think I’m crazy logging the lunar cycle but I find that the cycle of the moon really has an affect on my moods.
The pages that follow include dates for the academic year, weekly prompts for when I’m planning my week, yearly calendar, my future log page where I write down all events and dates to remember as I find out about them, my perpetual calendar and my Yearly planner calendar pictured below.
The Knight Bus ticket was another gift from Woozelmom and I’ve laminated it to keep it nice.
This Dumbledore quote is on the other side of my weekly prompts list and next to my future log pages.
My favourite picture of Newt Scamander graces the list section divider.
And one of my favourite moments of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them is on the other side of Newt along with my to do list pages. Link here.
My brain dump pages follow on from the To Do List pages. Don’t you love my pencil wand? I made it using a pencil, hog glue and paint.
The occasions divider where I can plan any entertaining we are doing, birthday parties etc.
Another Dumbledore quote and some birthday plans for my daughter’s birthday party.
The next section is dedicated to my pen pals and contains their addresses and a log of letters written and received. I love the little tab topper of Pigwidgeon. Hogsmeade poster here.
One of my favourite characters and quotes from the series along with my pen pal letters sent and received log. Picture here.
The next section is a where my daily planner pages start. The photograph was taken when my daughter and I visited Platform 9 3/4
A map of Hogwarts follows and then it’s my monthly goals. I like to set out my monthly goals along with my weekly intentions. More on those pages to follow.
Here are my page per day pages. I created them in powerpoint where all my pages are created. I love how my page marker turned out. It has my morning and evening routines printed on it.
My weekly intentions page is for things that I intend to get done during the week. I like the term intentions better than to do list.
My finance section comes next. The snitch picture can be found on etsy here.
Another Dumbledore quote found here.
I haven’t shown my budget which is personal but I have shown some blank expenses pages and online purchase log pages. I’m not sure about you but I sometimes forget what I’ve ordered especially if the items will take weeks to arrive such as some items ordered from China. My purchase log keeps me updates of what is still to arrive.
My personal section comes next.
My transfiguration (weight loss measurements) come next and there are a few of these pages to help keep me on track. I adore Luna. I can’t find where I got this picture from but if you come across it please message me and I’ll give all due credit.
Then there’s my cosmic ordering pages come next – they’re basically manifestation pages by another name. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, check out the book The Cosmic Ordering Service or the website on the link above.
Because my work can take me all over the area, I like to keep a log of where I’ve worked that isn’t my usual base and I have titled these pages Muggle Business. Then there are pages for the Books I’ve read, books I’ve got on order at the library and books I want to read.
Next comes The Burrow which is Swish cottage or our home.
I keep things pertaining to our home here such a cleaning schedules, family schedules, details on family members such as clothing sizes and needs, wish lists etc. Gryffindor poster can be found here.
Then there’s menu planning. This adorable owl pic can be found here.
I plan my weekly menu here along with any shopping that needs to be done. Again, I can’t remember where I got this picture from but if you know the source please let me know.
Next comes my freezer, fridge and freezer inventories
There is also a page for writing down items I need to stock up on.
The last section is for writing where I keep blog post ideas along with my book ideas and notes. I love Vincent van Gogh paintings and this Hogwarts image done in the van Gogh style is just phenomenal.
At the very back, I have a little pocket folder that I made to keep stickers, a couple of birthday cards and my Morrisons savers stamp folder. What would Hermione do image can be found here.
I could go into so much more detail about the way I use my planner but I’ve run out of time! This has been a lengthy post!
I hope you love my planner as much as I do.