Welcome to Chasing Planner Peace's 'Spotlight on a Planner' series. We aim to show the world how planning has changed lives and showcase the different methods people use when chasing planner peace. This month, May 2020, we chat to blogger Alinta McMurdo and find out how planning can become a welcome distraction from life with a chronic illness.
Hi, I’m Alinta. I live in Melbourne with my three little rescue dogs, Pickles, Kobi and Bonsai. I am chronically ill, so I spend most of my time at home with my dogs. When I’m well enough, I like to write posts for my blog. My favourite posts to write are in-depth beauty product reviews. I really like testing products and researching ingredients. I only ever feature cruelty free items, as I’m against animal testing.
I actually spent a lot of my childhood at the Melbourne Zoo because my mum worked there, so it’s not much of a surprise that I went on to study conservation at university. I’m going back to finish the very last bit of my double degree next semester. I’m excited to start using my study planner soon.
The products that I absolutely must have are a personal ring bound planner - I currently use a Webster’s Pages Color Crush because it’s compact and vegan friendly. For inserts, I always use Chasing Planner Peace personal size colourful month on two pages and personal size weekly planner inserts with Erin Condren boxes. I have used these inserts for quite a few years now and they work really well for me.
For my monthly planning I use the tiny stickers from Peaceful Mind Design to track all appointments, birthdays and events, which really helps me to keep organised and reduces my anxiety.
For weekly stickers, I always use full Erin Condren sticker kits from shops on etsy, as I’m able to get three weeks from one kit. I have lots of the old Little Miss Paperie kits that I love (but they have changed their kit style now), and I really like a lot of the Nicole Hutch Design kits, but I am on the lookout for new stores that stock EC kits in my style.
A cruelty free blog that focuses on in depth beauty product reviews