[CLOSED] Stigu 2017 Planner: Review and Giveaway!

I’m so excited to bring you guys this post today! Long-time readers may remember my 2016 Stick to Stigu planner review back last December. Well, the lovely folks at Stigu have only gone and given you guys the chance to win your very own 2017 Stigu planner! To enter, just pop your details in the form at the end of this post. Good luck!



In a world brimming with digital assistants and organisation apps, you’d be forgiven for assuming that we’ve outgrown the need for pen and paper, but right now we need to write, jot and scribble things down more than ever before!

The inside of my head can be chaotic without a pen and paper to hand. Without planning, my thoughts are a whirlwind containing all of the things I should be doing, want to be doing and don’t want to do at all. They fight for my attention until I get mentally exhausted and give in to the soothing scroll of social media.

With my Stigu to hand it’s a completely different story. A physical planner gives me the chance to take a breather. To get away from all of the digital noise on your screens and just focus.

Stigu’s neat-but-playful layout combined with self care reminders is enough to bring structure to my day, helping me zone in on my important tasks. Turning the page to a new week feels almost as exciting as opening a new window on my Advent calender… (Hey, there’s an idea! Stigu, if you’re reading this, maybe it’s time for a chocolate planner?).



Stigu 2017 Planner Review

For the low-down on Stigu read this quote from my 2016 planner review:

“Stick to Stigu is a soft-cover, spiral-bound week-to-view planner, organiser, desk calender, notebook, to-do pad and rest and zest handbook. Each month is themed differently and every week Stigu offers new tips on how to master that months theme. So, for example February’s theme is Writing (sure to be a blogger fav). It’s easy to remember the theme as it’s printed in the top left corner of every week. The bottom left of the week is where you’ll find your writing tips, and the upper right is where you’ll find a quote pertaining to the writing theme – in fact Stick to Stigu is serious quote porn.

Dotted throughout the weeks you’ll find the odd extra tit-bit of advice, and you’ve probably noticed the big blank spaces on the left hand side; that’s where you’re to-do list goes, or your sticky notes, or doodles of 90s band logos, or whatever you want to scribble down.

The result of all of the above is a life coach style workbook/weekly planner that manages to squeeze in so much without feeling like hardwork. The muted colours and the almost stick figure-like Stigu offer just enough guidance without being too overwhelming or preachy. It’s early days but I can see myself getting along with Stigu like a house on fire!”

…and we did! As a scatterbrain, the 5 column layout helps me narrow down on the most urgent tasks. I use the blank side for to-do lists and not-so-urgent tasks that can wait a week or so.

This year, Stigu has a few of planners and note books to choose from. There’s even a sleek hardback option available for those who like something more solid. I like to keep my planner open at all times though and my tiny workspace doesn’t allow for a full spread, so the spiral bound option is a great choice.

Between the themed months and patterned pages, prepping my Stigu for the next 12 months has been a delight. I like to save the quotes and tips as a surprise so try not to read them until the date comes, but I did have a cheeky glance at a couple and opened the book up to a David Bowie quote. Not disappointed!.

To check out the range and Stigu’s philosophy for yourself, head over their website.



Competition: Win a 2017 Stigu Planner!

Stigu is offering one lucky Cosmic Kick reader the chance to win their own 2017 planner! Just fill in the Rafflecopter form and tell me; What has been the highlight of 2016 for you? I love hearing your success stories so go brag, boast and share the good news below!


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    My highlight for 2016 was my son getting good grades in his GCSE’s

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    When we found out my Brother had a TIA stroke that he was back to 100% himself again with no lasting side effects 🙂 x

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    My 1 year old starting to sleep through the night back in April after 15 months of waking up every 2 hours!!

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    my daughter is taking her GCSES a year early a proud moment!

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    My son was born in April this year, the highlight of my life not just the year <3

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    My youngest was born in May – Q – and he is an utter joy! Also going to Disneyland Paris with my little family and seeing how happy my 5 year old was there.

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    Getting to spend time looking after my youngest cousins who live in America

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    my highlight was setting my wedding date

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    Our highlight was my grandson fully recovering after a serious operation.

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    completing my master degree with a good grade

  • Rebecca Nisbet

    getting transferred to work at another service, it made a massive difference to my confidence and i am so much happier at work now.

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    My highlight Of 2016 was going on holiday in August I haven’t been abroad for ages and a little trip to Tenerife was just what I needed

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    My highlight of 2016 was taking the kids on our first overseas beach holiday!

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    My highlight of 2016 was making amazing memories with my family

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    Had a great summer, days at the beach was great fun

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    I got a new job at a nursery associated with a great prep school. My daughter is loving the Foundation class and has a place for Reception.

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    my youngest son starting school…..he was so brave!

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    Love this post. I love my Stigu. Really adore your writing style and look forward to reading more x

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    Going on holiday in September with my Mum and My Sister, it was fab

  • Alica

    I moved house in June and I am really happy to live here! Cant wait for our first Christmas in the new house 🙂

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    That it ended

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    My youngest nephew being born safely and healthly.

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    visiting romania and poland x

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    Having our baby boy (number 6!) and finally deciding on a date for our wedding 🙂

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    we went on a family holiday to see my OH family and watching how happy my kids were made it a happy memory

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    going to mexico

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    Seeing Gennaro Contaldo and Antonio Carluccio at the BBC Good Food Show in June as I am a huge fan of theirs


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    Turning 60 and getting some lovely presents

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    Taking my daughter to see Justin Bieber …

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    My little baby boy being born on 10th of this month 🙂

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    going with my daughter to a VIP Justin Beiber experience in Glasgow. It was a terrific experience for her but I’m not so sure for me lol 🙂 Happy New Year to all x

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    Finishing my first ever 10km run

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    my granddaughter being born

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    We finally got to visit a few places I have been meaning to go to for years

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    My daughter starting nursery age three and settling in really quick phewwww

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    My eldest finally cracking potty training! It took so long and was a case of two steps forward and one step back but he got there in the end. 🙂

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    Going to Radio 1’s Big Weekend earlier in the year and seeing loads of awesome bands live

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    I reached my target of cycling 1000 miles in the year

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    My highlight was leaving a job that was making me so miserable… I’ve got a new job and soooo happy!

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    Going to Florida.

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    Riding the North Coast 500 route on our motorbike.

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    Starting a new job and spending a fun summer holiday with my family 🙂

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    Taking my daughter to see the Sooty show. She screamed with excitement when she saw him

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    Turning healthy in the summer by choosing semi-skilled milk instead of full fat, and limiting my alcohol intake to weekends only. Feel great as a result!

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    my daughter having the all clear from her cancer and my eldest son moving back to the area from Toquay

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    Finding a job in time for Christmas after being made redundant in the Summer.

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    Watching my daughter riding a pony for the first time

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