Say Nice Things Stationery

New stationery brands pop up on what seems like a daily basis, however, every now and then one catches my eye and holds my attention. I spotted SNT (Say Nice Things) over on Twitter way before they launched and was intrigued. We got to talking and I was rather tickled to be sent a rather substantial pack of goodies to have a look at.

I was sent:

The Crystal A5 Journal


I fell in love with the Crystal A5 Journal at first sight. I adore the simplicity of it and like the fact that it has been designed so that you may use it any way you want or need to. This journal features 6 sections, all of which being colour-coded.


This enables you to split the sections up to use for different purposes, for example, a dream log, goals, diet information, anything! The first four sections are lined for you to use as you will and section five includes blank rather than lined paper as well as geometric colouring pages (to match the cover) giving you more freedom to doodle and colour to your heart’s desire. The sixth section features twelve double-spread month to view calendar pages which are ideal for planning, habit tracking and more. The possibilities are endless!


My photography really doesn’t do these items justice if I’m being honest.


The Crystal Journal also features a handy pocket at the back for stickers, notes, basically anything you want to keep at hand. I’m using the journal as a bullet journal and am loving it. If you’re looking for a present to make someone grin this year, this (or any of the SNT journals) would make a great choice.


The Cadence A5 Notebook


I’ve had to keep this bad boy under wraps somewhat as I’ve snaffled it and hidden it to put in Roy’s Xmas box! Not “just” an ordinary notebook the Cadence Notebook feels great, is perfect again for bullet journal use, work notes, story notes, doodles, whatever you want.

With a selection of plain, lined and grid paper pages, this offers a flexible notebook solution that can be whatever you want it to be.


A selection of gorgeous notecards / postcards and envelopes


These are just adorable! Like everything at SNT Stationery, these cards and their envelopes are made from the highest quality materials and you can tell that the second you look at them. I haven’t used these yet (mainly because I’m trying to decide which ones to pinch from my writing box to pin up in my office) however when I do I’m sure the recipient will be thrilled.

Specific details, the dimensions and everything you really need to know about these items may be found on the SNT Stationery website. I just wanted to talk / blog about what *I* think about them!

An up and coming company Say Nice Things really seems to see and understand what people, men and women, want from their stationery and as such I’m looking forward to seeing them grow. If you want to help support them, make sure you have a nosy on their site and if you see something you think would make a brilliant gift (for you or someone else) go for it! You won’t be disappointed 🙂


Passion Planner

Passion planner, planner addict, organisation, time management

I’ve added Passion Planner to my planning setup!

As I’ve blogged about before I have a Personal Filofax with a weekly view that I use for advanced planning / reminders & graph paper Field Notes (in cherry wood) in the back that I use as a bullet journal for brain dumping tasks etc.

What was missing was a method of increasing productivity via better time management. That’s where the Passion Planner comes in. What I’ve done in the picture about is to use the free weekly downloads on their site and have stuck them into a notebook. This is a temporary measure whilst I trial this method however strongly suspect I’ll be buying the 2016 compact version (which has monthly pages etc too) soon.

I’ve been a fan of Passion Planner from the day I saw the first Kickstart video however as a standalone planner it didn’t meet my needs as I juggle a number of regular clients as well as ad hoc projects each week as well as everything home / family / school related.

One of the things that really attracted me to the Passion Planner was their social media accounts, specifically the CEO’s idea of using the Passion Planner to achieve bucket list items or achieve wild dreams. This was unlike anything I’ve seen on any other planner / organisation website and I love it. It doesn’t matter whether your goal is to lose 3 stone, buy a house or attend the American Academy Theatre Academy in London or New York and enjoy the limelight; the idea is that nothing is impossible if you prioritise, organise and focus.

Used alongside the Filofax (appointments, school information, club info, birthdays, important dates etc) and the Bullet Journal (running task lists of what I need to achieve work and home each day) it seems to have really come into its own. I’m using it to schedule my time and so far so good! Given that I’ve recently taken on (another) course to do from home making the most of my time is going to be essential.

Do you use a Passion Planner? What is your current planner system? Comment and let us all know.