I hope that you all had a lovely and restful weekend. I can’t really say I’ve been up to much, uni starts again officially for me today, so the weekend was spent planning and buying any essentials before I start. I did buy some new pencils though, that’s always fun!
As you’ve probably gathered from the title, this blog post is all about my favourite stationary and essentials for bullet journaling, planning and logging. I know I have received so many questions surrounding this, so I hope I answer any questions you may have.
Before we get into this, I’d like to quickly just say that you don’t need anything fancy. A notebook and a pen is simply enough.
Notebooks, Journals, Planners:
For my bullet journal and overall planning, I absolutely love to use the leuchhturm1917 notebook. I love the flexibility that they offer, their paper quality and the fact that they contain numbered pages, an included index and also a ribbon book marker. They come in a wide range of beautiful colours, covering every colour in the rainbow you could possibly imagine, as well as offering notebooks with dotted grids, square grids, lined pages and even blank pages. I currently have 2 leuchhturm1917 notebooks, both are the medium size (A5) and have a dotted grid. I use my emerald green one for personal logging and my light blue one for my blog and business. I cannot recommend these notebooks enough!
A planner favourite of mine is the Kikki K 2016 weekly diaries. This planner is absolutely magical, it contains monthly spreads as well as weekly spreads. Something that makes these planners unique is that they have hourly and half hourly increments beside each day so that daily planning becomes such an easy, clean and quick task to do. The paper quality of this planner is beautiful.
My all-time favourite pen to write, draw grids, headers and templates with is my trusty Kikki.K felt tip pen in black. These pens come in a wide variety of different shades and colours, I bought the 10 pack and absolutely love them to bits. The pens write smoothly, the ink is consistent, bleeding is very minimal (only time it bleeds through is if I hold it down in the same spot for a long period of time or shade something in repetitively.) I’ve used this pen solidly for about 3 months and it’s still going strong. These pens are super affordable and perfect for all your journaling needs.
(photograph by Kikki.K website)
When it comes to colours, my favourite pens to use are the Stabilo point 88 fine liners. (I know its no surprise to any of you that follow me on Instagram) I bought the 20 pack which contains more colours than you will ever need, they write beautifully and smoothly, have a great colour and ink payoff and bleeding is minimal. If you’re looking for some pens to add a splash of colour to your work, then these are perfect for you!
Sometimes pens just don’t cut it and we need markers to make everything to look nice and pretty. I am someone who has an absolute obsession with markers, it’s honestly bigger than my pen obsession and that’s pretty darn big. Over the years I have tried countless different brands and styles and I’ve finally come to the conclusion that one of my all-time favourites (for this of course) are the Stabilo point 68 markers. I bought the 20 pack and it came in this very handy hard plastic case which I absolutely love. These markers are smooth, even, last ages, don’t feather and they don’t bleed through. They sound like a winner in my books!
Brush pens and fountain pens:
I am relatively new to the whole fountain pen train, but I recently invested in a TWISBI, a white eco TWISBI to be exact. Obviously, I haven’t had that much experience trying out different fountain pens but from what I have, I absolutely adore it.
Before I end this post, I need to mention the Tombow dual brush pens! I seriously love these pens so much! I love to use them for my headers, I think they write and look so beautiful on paper and judging from the comments I’ve received many of you think so too!
And there you have it!
I hope you found this helpful and that it answered any questions you may have had.
I’d love to hear about what you use and what your favourites are.