Planning an Organised 2018, with Busy B

the style stories busy b stationery 2018 diary
the style stories busy b stationery

If you know me personally, you'll know that I pride myself on being a seriously super-organised person. I am an avid list-maker, and rely on my calendar and diary to keep me on track with a busy work schedule, blog posts, family obligations and our social lives too. 

So this time of year is particularly exciting, when it comes to selecting my fresh new stationery, ready for the year ahead. And this year, I was lucky enough to be invited along to the launch of the 2018 dated range with gorgeous stationery brand Busy B, and choose one of their beautiful new diaries for myself.

In case you're not familiar with them, Busy B is an Edinburgh-based brand, with a focus on creating beautiful stationery that keeps life properly organised. Their range fully spans the genres, from classic diaries and calendars to family planners, wedding organisers, Christmas planners and even down to the finest of details: the takeaway menu organiser. But they've also launched lovely matching accessories, including travel wallets, pouches, mirrors, pens and just about everything else you could think of. For a stationery lover and organisational obsessive like me, they have you covered.

Faced with all of the options from Busy B's 2018 range of diaries, I was really spoiled for choice, but in the end I opted for the Day A Page Diary, in jazzy navy blue with flashes of gold in a leopard-print design on the cover. I was very tempted by this one and this one too, but the Day A Page just has SO much space, I couldn't refuse. Offering a day per page (clue's in the name with that one), space for to-do lists (my one true love) and a monthly planner for both 2018 and 2019, the organisational possibilities of this diary are basically endless.

To get my diary started in the most beautiful way, I also had in personalised in beautiful gold calligraphy, thanks to the lovely team at Laila Lettering. The rest of the writing in this diary certainly isn't going to be as pretty as this!

The truly fabulous team at Busy B totally spoiled us on the night; not only did we all leave with our choice of personalised 2018 diary, but we also were all gifted with a goodie bag crammed with lots of other Busy B treats, including this beautiful gold notebook, patterned pens (with lids, so I can keep them in my handbag!), page stickers to keep my new diary extra-organised, and some very pretty stickers to jazz up cards and gifts too.

I am so looking forward to getting stuck into my new diary and planning out the year ahead, huge thanks to Busy B for getting my 2018 off to a beautifully organised start!