Recently, I've felt like I needed a change and while I love my bullet journal, I couldn't help thinking that it was taking too long to set up. So when I was at a Hobonichi class at PlannerCon in March, I totally caved and I’ve been loving it. I got the Hobonichi Techo Cousin 2018 Spring Edition in A5, which is same size as my bullet journal but the pages are already marked!
If you aren’t familiar with Hobonichi planners, they’re filled with Tomoe River Paper which is the most amazing paper. It’s like magic because it’s super thin and a bit transparent, but you can also use watercolors and markers with no bleed through.
I’ve been having a really fun time stamping and pasting things into my Hobonichi. You can see that the most random things get included like the sticker to Jack's salmon sashimi from Whole Foods. If you've been following me for a while, you know I love to put in all kinds of random bits. This planner is exactly what I’ve been longing for - a place to secure all those loose items I tend to keep and let pile up for scrapbooking "one day". I use it to document my days by combining lots of different mediums and using a bunch of my supplies - win win!
Watch this video to see me flip through my new planner and share some of the tips I’ve figured out along the way.
Let me know if you have any tips for keeping a Hobonichi planner or suggestions for a cover you love - it doesn’t have to be an official one! I’m still looking for the right one.
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