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, April 2020, we chat to Leanne from Lime and Mortar and find out how she came to be at the helm of her fabulous sticker store.
Tell us a bit about yourself
Hey, I'm Leanne. I'm a mum of 2 and a FIFO wife. I created Lime And Mortar in December 2014 and still enjoy my work as much as I did over 5 years ago.
I absolutely love indoor plants.. I have over 60 in my home! There is not a day that goes by that I don't eat chocolate. I'm a true chocoholic!
How did you get into planning?
I used to have a blog about my home, home decor/organising. My friend suggested an Erin Condren planner to plan my blog posts. Once it arrived I started making my own stickers and really enjoyed the creative outlet. I had an etsy shop with some printables from my blog so I added my stickers there. It took off quickly and I became a full time business. I had to stop blogging as no longer had the time. I have been planning ever since.
I started with an Erin Condren Vertical, then switched to Erin Condren Horizontal when it was released. I then used Horizontal inserts in a Kikki K planner before switching to my custom made inserts by Chasing Planner Peace. I've been using these inserts since January 2018.
What products are you currently loving?
My brand new weekly planner! I've been working on this planner since mid last year and to finally have it in my hands is a dream come true. I love to plan with lots of decor but still functional so I do like to have a wide range of stickers to use.
What are your best tips for achieving planner peace?
Keep an open mind. A planner is like a blank canvas... how you use it will likely be completely different to everyone else.
You do not need to buy every planner.
Be creative with your layouts and keep playing around to make your planner work for you.