January 1, 2015

Malden 2015 Set Up

Happy New Year!

Hope everyone's new year is filled with good intentions and goals! To kick this blog off, here's a little post to showcase how my planner will look like:

I am currently back to my trusty ol' Personal Ochre Malden because knowing that uni is coming up soon, I'll need it to survive my rough handling going in and out of my backpack. I have this urge to use my Medium Gold Kikki k but I'll settle for this for now.

Personal Ochre Malden for 2015

I currently have 8 dividers in my Malden and have had that same amount for quite a while now. The sections include:

1- Dashboard

First divider: Kikki K Dashboard

This dashboard was from Kikki K's dashboard kit which you can find on their site for all three sizes (Pocket, Personal and A5). I didn't actually need to put this in my planner, but since I had it, I thought why not? At the back of the dashboard holds all my sticky note notes which can include things to buy on my next outing trip, parcels to be delivered etc.

2- Monthly view

I found that I didn't use this section as much as I thought I would in 2014, but since it came with my Kikki K planner, it would be a waste not to use it. I mean, it's useful when I need to mark my holidays and deadlines in advance, but I find myself not checking it as much as I use and view my weekly inserts.

3- Weekly view

Weekly Divider
Kikki K Weekly Inserts

My weekly section uses Kikki K's inserts. I used to like their inserts as they held dotted lines that were pretty faded, but visible enough to keep my writing straight, but they've increased the boldness on them, and though I don't quite like it, I still think it's the best and most accessible inserts I can get my hands on

4- Personal notes

Personal Divider

My personal section houses all the little bits and lists such as things I want, things to buy, exercise dates, etc.

5- Bf notes

Bf Section

Bf and I currently live a state apart. We met right after high school but unfortunately for me, my family relocated down south to Melbourne while he stayed in Sydney. We're 3 years into the relationship and although it can get hard at times, it's been well worth it because at the end of the day, we both know that there is no one else we'd want to be with. So who says long distance relationships can't work? Inside this section, I write down all the times we've met, pictures, gifts list, and just things that are worth documenting

6- Expenses

Expenses Divider
Kikki K Expenses Insert

This section is practically the most important section of all. Hah. To track my spending and to give me an idea of how much I've spent already keeps me grounded so I don't waste more money on things I know I don't need but want in my life! I use Kikki K's expenses insert for this, as it's simple and has a good amount of lines to keep track of my spending for the month

7- Other

Other divider

I don't actually use this section and all it does is house extra note paper. I used to put my Bigcartel information in here, but now that it's closed, it's quite empty

8- Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Divider
Stickers from Kikki K, sticky notes, etc

The last section houses the items found in the Kikki K dashboard kit which includes a pocket, stickers, page marker and a plastic envelope to keep my little bits and bobs.

I rarely change my set up and just stick to one throughout the year. The only thing I might change are my dividers, and what I may put in my 6th divider, but other than that, this will be stuck with me till my life somehow changes.

And that's my set up for 2015!


  1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't switch around their set-ups often! I see so many people on Instagram or YouTube who have a million different ways they've set up their planners! I couldn't keep doing that, I would get lost in an instant!
    I love how bright and cheerful your dividers are!!
    Happy New Year to you and yours!!

    1. Thanks dear! Happy new year to you and yours too! And I completely agree about utilising one set of inserts for the year. Consistency is the key to actually getting things done!

  2. Your Malden looks beautiful ~ I want to brighten up mine now

    Can I ask wat you use to condition yours? Mine is quite dull and coarse so need to sort it out! :) xoxo

    1. Thanks so much dear :) I don't actually condition my Malden. I've left it the way it is since the day I got it. I reckon that if I start to condition mine, I wouldn't be able to use it as roughly as I do. Hahah. You can always use leather cleaners to give your Malden a new shine though :)

  3. Happy New Year and all the best in 2015! Love your setup. I'm still quite new with using a planner and am in the midst of finding what works. But I think I have a good system now.

    1. Happy New Year to you too! This is the best time to start using a planner. I started researching planners this time last year and have since found a system that works for me. Once you've got that down, you're set for life! Good luck with yours! :)

  4. Happy New Year Nadia. I absolutely im in love with your dividers. I dont changr my set ups very often either. But im deffo updating it for the new year.
    Joanny 😊

    1. Happy New Year to you too Joanny! And thanks dear! :)