Dream Plan Do Planner Giveaway

Boom. And just like that, here we are at a brand new year, hello 2019. I hope you all had a great Christmas doing Christmassy things, if I could sum up the festive period in three words it would be cheese, PJs and Netflix (living my best chilled out life right there). What three words would best describe your Christmas? Let me know in the comments! So to kick-start the new year in the most organised way possible I’m going to be doing a Dream Plan Do 2019 planner giveaway! Woo yeah, exciting!

To enter, please see details at the end of the post, but firstly, let’s take a look inside:

Dream Plan Do is a journal that helps ambitious creatives with their dreams, plans and ideas and encourages us to turn them into a reality. It is perfect if you are looking to grow your blog from a hobby and turn it into your career. It is created by Patricia van den Akker, an experienced business adviser, trainer and coach to thousands of creatives. The aim of the book is to help you dream bigger and think more strategically, plan how you get from A to B and take action to move your business forward.

It’s full of helpful exercises to enable you to plan in detail, write down your thoughts and regularly reflect on where you are going. Dream Plan Do allows you to think with clarity and focus by asking the right questions and giving practical step-by-step advice. It covers a variety of important topics such as creating your brand, social media strategy, managing your time and finances, marketing and selling online.

Dream Plan Do helps you spend your time and energy more wisely. It’s like having your own personal coach. It is packed full of information, giving you new ideas and strategies. There is space to record your financial, marketing and social media statistics to see which areas need focusing on.

Throughout the planner there are interesting pages from various creatives explaining how Dream Plan Do worked for them. They each offer tips and suggestions on how to get the most out of the book and share their success stories on how it improved their business.

Every three months there is the opportunity to set some goals and break them down into do-able actions. It helps you to prioritize what really matters instead of just adding more to your to-do list. It works on all aspects of your creative business, including the parts you have been avoiding.

I really like the time management section as it explains how we can group similar tasks together and allocate them to specific days in the week. For example, as bloggers, we might spend a chunk of time content creating, some time on promotion, some time on reading and commenting on blogs and so on.

Having a detailed plan is a simple way to stay focused and organised. There are TONS of pages in this planner which will keep you on the right track in having the most successful year yet. The book is beautifully designed and also comes with an annual wall planner with space for your own appointments and all the major design and craft events in the UK and abroad (inc. with the giveaway).

If you would like a chance to win the Dream Plan Do 2019 planner (RRP £38.00) all you need to do is:




One winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday 9th Jan 2019 at 6pm. Good luck to everyone who takes part! Have you made any plans for 2019 yet? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!

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    • January 3, 2019 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you Nicola! Good luck! <3 xx

  1. January 3, 2019 / 10:29 am

    This is such a cool planner! Looks so perfect for what I want to do with the old blog this year that I might have to invest in it anyway. A little New Years present, because those totally exist – right? On the Christmas front – I think mine can be summed up in cheese, cheese, and cheese. We had so much cheese. I think I have turned into a slice of Edam.

    Cordelia || cordeliamoor.com

    • January 3, 2019 / 3:53 pm

      Thank you so much Cordelia! I’m loving the sound of a New Years present, great thinking, you should defo treat yourself! Ha ha, it sounds like we had a similar Christmas, I’m trying to reduce my cheese consumption now but it isn’t working, cheese is too good to eat in moderation!! <3 xx

  2. January 3, 2019 / 10:32 am

    Oh my god. I want this so badly. I’ll try and wait til the end of the giveaway period, but if I have a feeling that if I don’t win I might just buy it!

    Good luck everyone!

    Kate | https://katedaysaweek.be

    • January 3, 2019 / 4:15 pm

      Thank you for entering the giveaway Kate, good luck lovely!! <3 xx

  3. January 3, 2019 / 10:45 am

    Happy New Year, Bexa! Wow, this planner looks amazing, I love the look of the section on Pinterest, Insta, Linked In (which I am trying to use more this year). And the section on time management and batch working is something I struggle with so any tips would be great, haha. I think this planner would be perfect for me, both in terms of blogging but also for my freelance social media/copywriting business. Like another commenter, if I don’t win your giveaway (fingers crossed though) I think I’m going to have to invest in one anyway! xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    • January 3, 2019 / 4:32 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Lisa! Happy New Year to you too! The planner looks fab for bloggers and freelancers with loads of helpful hints, tips and suggestions. Ha ha yes, time management is something I need to work on too this year. Thank you for entering the giveaway and good luck lovely! <3 xx

  4. January 3, 2019 / 10:59 am

    Looks a really nice planner.

    My Christmas in three words, quiet, lovely and relaxing.

    Happy New Year to you.

    • January 3, 2019 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you so much Liz! I like your words, it sounds like a really chilled and wonderful Christmas. Happy New Year, wishing you all the best for 2019! <3 xx

  5. January 3, 2019 / 11:05 am

    That planner is amazeballs isn’t it? I think this is something I would want to keep flicking through to find out more and more! Happy New Year to you Bexa. I think my three words to describe my Christmas would be:

    joyful, lovely, kind.

    • January 4, 2019 / 2:23 pm

      Thank you so much Rachael! It is a really detailed and interesting planner! I love your words, sounds like the perfect Christmas. Happy New Year lovely! <3 xx

  6. January 3, 2019 / 12:09 pm

    I really like this dream planner and it’s so appropriate for January when everyone wants to get organized and get on a new “resolution”. Is this giveaway open in the USA? I’ll RT anyway just because I like it.

    • January 4, 2019 / 2:35 pm

      Thanks so much Alice! Yes, it is open internationally, thank you for entering the giveaway and good luck!! <3 xx

  7. January 3, 2019 / 12:46 pm

    That planner actually sounds excellent? I love how it gives to tips and insight, sounds perfect for bloggers.
    I love that it comes with a wall planner, they’re so handy to use to see what you have coming up at a glance.
    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

    • January 4, 2019 / 2:38 pm

      Thank you so much Cora! The wall planner is a great idea! Glad you liked the post! <3 xx

  8. January 3, 2019 / 2:29 pm

    This planner sounds absolutely brilliant! It looks like a great tool for bloggers so this is such a fab giveaway to start 2019 off! I’m going to go and enter now! xx

    Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you so much Tiffany! Good luck lovely!! <3 xx

  9. January 3, 2019 / 2:59 pm

    It looks quite useful. I was thinking to create a planner for myself. Entered. Much needed planner. Hope I will be picked up. fingers crossed 😀

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you so much!! Good luck with the giveaway! <3 xx

  10. January 3, 2019 / 5:08 pm

    Happy new year! Wow this planner looks absolutely amazing! I have such a love hate relationship with planners as I find hard to stick to using them. This one seems to be perfect. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:07 pm

      Thank you so much Antonia! I’m glad you liked the post. Happy new year lovely! <3 xx

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:07 pm

      Thanks so much Amie! It is such a beautiful planner! <3 xx

  11. January 3, 2019 / 5:12 pm

    I looove the look of this planner! I definitely need a bit of help with getting my focus on the right tasks and this looks absolutely perfect. I’ll be entering straight away! (Beautiful photos as always!)
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:08 pm

      Thank you so much Beth! It’s a great planner to kick-start the new year with. Good luck with the giveaway lovely! <3 xx

  12. January 3, 2019 / 5:16 pm

    This sounds like an absolutely amazing planner, I love it! Something like this could really help me reorganize my efforts and focus!
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:08 pm

      Thank you so much Britt, I’m glad you like it! <3 xx

  13. January 3, 2019 / 5:21 pm

    Wow, I didn’t even know a blogging planner like this existed. I think this is something I’m going to have to have a look into after I graduate because it looks the sort of thing which will help keep me focused where my blog is concerned and other instagram accounts too!

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:09 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! It’s a great planner for both blogging and social media, I’d defo recommend! <3 xx

  14. January 3, 2019 / 5:24 pm

    Happy New Year Bexa! Great post and this planner looks lovely, I may have to enter your giveaway 😁 xx

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:10 pm

      Thank you so much lovely!! Happy new year and good luck with the giveaway! <3 xx

  15. January 3, 2019 / 5:25 pm

    Haha I find that planner rather frightening! Makes me realise how utterly disorganised I am!!
    My 3 word Xmas
    Sleep, board-games & chocolate

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:17 pm

      He he, your comment made me smile! I love your words too, yay for sleep, games and choc! <3 xx

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:23 pm

      Thank you so much Alisha! <3 xx

  16. January 3, 2019 / 5:28 pm

    This really is a dream planner. Time to enter another giveaway 😉

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:24 pm

      Thank you so much Susanne! Good luck with the giveaway! <3 xx

  17. January 3, 2019 / 5:34 pm

    Why have I not seen these before? This looks like something I could do with this year. I am not a very organised person and think I need something like this in my life!


    • January 4, 2019 / 3:26 pm

      Thank you so much Abigail! It’s a great planner, I’d defo recommend! <3 xx

  18. Julia
    January 3, 2019 / 6:17 pm

    Happy New year!! This planner looks amazing, I definitely need the help with staying focussed on my goals and creativity. I definitely will be entering the giveaway and potentially buying the journal after if I don’t win. Gorgeous photos on this post too by the way!


    • January 4, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      Happy new year too Julia! Thank you so much for entering the giveaway and good luck girl! <3 xx

  19. January 3, 2019 / 6:22 pm

    Hi Bexa,

    Oh my gosh! How is this the first time I’m hearing of this planner!? It’s fabulous!
    I just have one question about the giveaway, is it open internationally?

    Can’t wait to see what you do with this planner in 2019. I would love photo updates through the year showing how you use it.


    • January 4, 2019 / 3:34 pm

      Thank you so much Zoë! Yes, it is open internationally, good luck with the giveaway lovely! <3 xx

  20. Scarlett
    January 3, 2019 / 7:10 pm

    Oh wow! This planner looks so gorgeous and absolutely amazing for a blogger!!

    Scarlett | asprinkleofscarlett.co.uk

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:42 pm

      Thanks so much Scarlett, it is the perfect planner for bloggers! <3 xx

  21. January 3, 2019 / 7:28 pm

    Happy New Year Bexa, sounds like you had the perfect Christmas!
    This is more than just a planner, it sound like a bible to me. I love the idea of small exercises to help reflect and move forward and it sounds ideal for bloggers who want to move on to the next level. I’ll def be entering to win and keeping everything crossed!

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • January 4, 2019 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you for the lovely comment Melanie, happy new year to you too! It’s such a great planner, especially for us bloggers. Good luck with the giveaway and thanks for entering! <3 xx

  22. January 3, 2019 / 8:07 pm

    Hi Bexa! Happy new year! Best wishes for the entire year. I hope it’s productive, happy and prosperous for you with lots of fun blogging in between! This planner looks so great! My hubby got me a wonderful one too and I’ve been filling it in already. Anyway, keep good!
    xo Ros | ZenHealth

    • January 4, 2019 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Ros! You are so sweet. Happy new year to you too, wishing you all the happiness! <3 xx

  23. January 3, 2019 / 8:48 pm

    Haha I love this, my three Christmas summary would probably be the exact same- I hate a lot of chocolate too though so it would be a tie up between cheese! I have so many goals for this year and this planner looks so motivating and like it can really help to see you though them! Off to enter the giveaway now, wish me luck!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

    • January 4, 2019 / 4:22 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Soph! Yes, good choice, chocolate would be my 4th word, ha ha! Thank you for entering the giveaway and good luck! <3 xx

  24. January 3, 2019 / 9:32 pm

    This planner looks amazing!! I love a planner, I have one every year (two at the moment!) I have entered the competition..wish me luck 🙂 xo

    Pinar | http://www.beautybakingbella.com

    • January 4, 2019 / 4:24 pm

      Thank you so much Pinar! Yay for two planners, I like your style! Good luck with the giveaway lovely! <3 xx

  25. January 3, 2019 / 9:55 pm

    I love planners far too much and this one looks absolutely incredible! I love that it makes things realistic and gives you a break down of making it achievable rather than just adding to a list. Looks like you’re going to have so much fun with this! Fantastic post – as always!

    • January 4, 2019 / 4:31 pm

      Thank you so much Lindsey! You are so kind. I agree, having realistic plans makes life less stressful! I’m glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  26. Samsntha
    January 3, 2019 / 10:07 pm

    This is a fabulous planner, lovely to see inside and find out more. I’ve been terrible for planning and resolved to be better at organising this year. This would be perfect to help me along. Love how it has motivational tips too. I need to go follow Dream Plan Do on Twitter. I’ll do that now! Lovely post and colourful, happy photos as always x

    Samantha | https://thebeautyspyglass.com

    • January 4, 2019 / 4:43 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Samantha! The motivational tips are brilliant! Thank you for entering the giveaway and good luck lovely! <3 xx

  27. January 3, 2019 / 11:03 pm

    This looks like an amazing planner! Love the detail although I do like having a lot of blank pages with the freedom to scribble. I like how it has tips for things like time management, it sounds really useful! Great giveaway!! x


    • January 4, 2019 / 5:00 pm

      Thank you so much Sophie! The time management section is really helpful. Glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  28. January 4, 2019 / 9:56 am

    Happy New Year Bexa! This planner looks incredible, I’ve entered and have my fingers crossed =)

    Take care,
    Hayley x

    • January 4, 2019 / 5:00 pm

      Thank you so much Hayley, good luck with the giveaway! <3 xx

  29. January 4, 2019 / 12:14 pm

    This looks like such an amazing and detailed planner! Perfect for anyone looking to improve their blog marketing or business marketing in the New Year 🙂 Cheese, PJ’s and Netflix sounds like the perfect way to spend the festive season too… no shame! xxx

    • January 4, 2019 / 5:08 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment Jenny! It’s a great planner, perfect for us bloggers. Yay for cheese, PJ’s and Netflix! <3 xxx

  30. January 4, 2019 / 5:02 pm

    This book is so cool! Happy new year lovely xx

    • January 4, 2019 / 5:09 pm

      Thank you so much! Happy new year to you too lovely! <3 xx

    • January 6, 2019 / 3:17 pm

      Thank you so much Len! Hope you are having a lovely weekend too! <3 xx

  31. January 5, 2019 / 6:40 am

    Happy new year, Bexa! Love that you’re already hitting it strong with the planner guide and everything. I like how this planner is laid out. Big plus that it has some information about social media platforms. This is great to get people going with their dreams! I am curious to see what the other pages have as well. Thanks for sharing this!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • January 6, 2019 / 3:27 pm

      Thank you so much Nancy, happy new year to you too! I’m glad you enjoyed the post, I love that the planner has social media sections too! <3 xx

  32. January 5, 2019 / 11:22 am

    Happy New Year Bexa! This planner sounds perfect. I love how it’s full of tips and tricks, and aimed at bloggers and freelancers.

    • January 6, 2019 / 3:37 pm

      Thank you so much Kim, happy new year to you too! I’m glad you liked the post, the planner really is perfect for us bloggers and freelancers! <3 xx

  33. January 6, 2019 / 9:05 am

    Wow this planner looks amazing! It’s great that it’s got things to help you rather than just being something you write in. I’m the type of person who always buys planners and then never writes in them though, I’m terrible at remembering to fill them in!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com

    • January 6, 2019 / 3:51 pm

      Thank you so much Jess! I’m glad you enjoyed the post, I love that it is a planner which gives you tips and suggestions too <3 xx

  34. January 6, 2019 / 9:07 am

    This looks like a great Planner, I love the idea behind it. Your holiday sounds lovely. Technically Netflix and chill is my “go to” relaxation all year long:)

    • January 6, 2019 / 4:01 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! He he, yes, Netflix and chill is defo a year round activity! <3 xx

  35. January 6, 2019 / 9:10 am

    This looks like just what I need to start the New Year

    • January 6, 2019 / 4:07 pm

      Thanks Kelly, glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

  36. January 6, 2019 / 9:15 am

    This planner sounds super useful! It’s so different for any other planner I’ve come across. I also love that it’s aimed at creatives. I could definitely use some social media strategy advice at the moment! Thanks so much for sharing Bexa! I’ll have to enter the giveaway!

    • January 6, 2019 / 4:19 pm

      Thank you so much Annie! It’s great that is designed for creatives and has social media sections. Thank you for entering the giveaway and good luck! <3 xx

  37. January 6, 2019 / 9:16 am

    Aaah this sounds so amazing! I was really slack in 2018 when it came to going after my goals, but this year I wanna make it my year!

    • January 6, 2019 / 4:27 pm

      Thanks so much Lizzie, I’m glad you enjoyed the post, wishing you all the best for 2019! <3 xx

  38. Gemma Stringer
    January 6, 2019 / 9:27 am

    I love the colourful planner and don’t get me wrong I love planning and being organised, but sometimes I feel too much planning can make it a chore and to cause me to become more of a procrastinator. So you end up filling in more charts and tables when you could be actually doing the things you have planned for.

    • January 6, 2019 / 4:35 pm

      Thank you Gemma, I am glad you like the planner! I know what you mean, it can be hard to find the right balance between planning and actually doing sometimes. Yay for colourfulness though! <3 xx

  39. January 6, 2019 / 9:38 am

    Wow, sound like an amazing Planner, not only does it look fabulous by my goodness it is very informative! I am definitely entering the competition!

    Mel 🌙 | Moonlight Mel

    • January 6, 2019 / 4:42 pm

      Thank you so much lovely! Good luck with the giveaway! <3 xx

    • January 6, 2019 / 4:57 pm

      Thanks Ashleigh! Exactly, planners are awesome! <3 xx

  40. January 6, 2019 / 9:39 am

    I think I saw last year’s planner online (probably last January as well!) and thought they looked great, thank you for reintroducing me to them!

    • January 6, 2019 / 5:23 pm

      Thank you so much Katie, you are very welcome, glad you enjoyed the post! <3 xx

    • January 6, 2019 / 5:27 pm

      Thank you so much Lainy! Glad you enjoyed the post <3 xx

  41. Anaïs N.
    January 6, 2019 / 9:57 am

    Happy New Year! It does seem amazing but I know I’m not a planner person haha so I won’t enter to give more chances to other people xx Lovely post!

    • January 6, 2019 / 5:30 pm

      Thank you lovely, I’m glad you enjoyed the post and happy new year to you too! <3 xx

  42. January 6, 2019 / 11:12 am

    Wow this planner sounds really amazing! I’m a terrible procrastinator and that time managament section would really help me out 😂😂 I also love the motivational tips from creatives! And it’s so pretty too 😍😍 Great giveaway Bexa!

    Taiwo | https://www.alifestylenerd.wordpress.com

    • January 6, 2019 / 5:35 pm

      Thank you so much Taiwo! He he, the time management section is really useful! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  43. January 6, 2019 / 11:56 am

    Happy New Year Bexa! Hope you had a lovely Christmas period 🙂
    This planner looks amazing, I’ve never been a very organised person, as much as I like to think I am, so this would be a great way for me to keep on top of all things blog related! I love the colours and layout too.
    Three words to describe my Christmas would be chocolate, prosecco and laughs 😛

    Jess x | jessinwonderland.com

    • January 6, 2019 / 5:41 pm

      Happy New Year Jess, I had a lovely Christmas thank you, I hope you did too! Aww, I love your words, sounds like you had a fantastic time! I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely <3 xx

  44. Gemma
    January 6, 2019 / 1:38 pm

    I adore the look of this planner! Oh my, it’s amazing. It’s so different from other planners on the market. I love the style of the planner, the goals and to-do points are amazing. I love how everything is all in one place. Also time management section sounds very helpful!

    Gemma | https://anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com/

    • January 6, 2019 / 5:50 pm

      Thank you so much Gemma! I have never seen a planner like it either, it is really unique and nice to have everything in one place. I’m glad you enjoyed the post lovely! <3 xx

  45. Raven
    January 6, 2019 / 1:59 pm

    My three words would be:

    Love – my boyfriend came home to spend Christmas and new year with me and my kiddos (he lives and studies in another country)

    Family – I had all my family around me

    Sickness – everyone got sick with the flu. Oldest sister, mom, dad, boyfriend, one of my kiddos.

    • January 6, 2019 / 5:53 pm

      Aww, it sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family, I hope everyone is feeling better now! <3 xx

  46. January 6, 2019 / 2:00 pm

    I love planners of all sorts and this one looks like a really nice one! Love all the tips it includes too! This would be perfect for planning out blog posts and scheduales!

    • January 6, 2019 / 5:57 pm

      Thank you so much Kristin! It is such a good planner for us bloggers! <3 xx

  47. January 6, 2019 / 2:04 pm

    I’m not really into planners – I start with the best of intentions, and then forget all about them within, like, 2 weeks! Lol. I’m not the most organised of people.

    It would be interesting to hear if you’re still finding this useful and using it in a few months time! 🙂

    • January 6, 2019 / 6:02 pm

      Thank you lovely! I shall keep you updated! <3 xx

  48. January 6, 2019 / 4:08 pm

    I seriously need this in my life! Entered 🙂 xx

    • January 6, 2019 / 6:06 pm

      Thank you Morgie, good luck! <3 xx

  49. January 6, 2019 / 5:36 pm

    This looks and sounds amazing! I have entered, good luck to everyone else who has too! I’m glad you had a lovely Christmas, it sounds like a very relaxed one, pretty much the same as mine.. my three words would be – food, sleep & netflix! I wish I could go back to it already!! I’m trying to get on top of everything this year and be super organised, I know that’s easier said than done, but hoping to maybe buy a schedule planner or something to help me with it as I do find writing things down is so helpful for me. Hope you’re well! <3

    Chloe xx

    • January 6, 2019 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Chloe! I’m doing well, hope you are too! I love your words, sleeping would be my number 4, I love a good nap! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Thank you for entering the giveaway, good luck lovely! <3 xx

  50. January 6, 2019 / 11:16 pm

    this seems like SUCH A NICE PLANNER. I entered!! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead of you!

    side note: i always love how colorful and put together your pictures look!

    • January 7, 2019 / 3:26 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Caysey! Happy new year, hope you have a fantastic 2019! <3 xx

    • January 7, 2019 / 3:31 pm

      Thank you so much! Happy new year lovely! <3 xx

  51. January 8, 2019 / 4:30 pm

    I think I will have to get myself one of these for sure. Anything that will help me make that leap in blogging from hobby to career! As for your first question – 3 words that describe my Christmas. The words I would choose are: ambitious, festive, and thoughtful. A strange combination, I know. I outdid myself with cooking, decorations, etc., and my family enjoyed it very much. But I also lost a family member, and wound up doing quite a bit of reflection, both due to that loss and also to try to puzzle out why I’m driven to do things that exhaust me!
    Thanks as always for a creative post that inspired me.
    Here’s to a healthy, happy 2019.
    My Best Friend Adeline

    • January 8, 2019 / 8:58 pm

      Thank you so much for the kind comment Joan! I would definitely recommend the planner, it is such a handy tool for us bloggers. I’m glad you had a successful Christmas with the cooking and decorations! I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, that must have been so tough. Sending you love and hugs, hope 2019 is a wonderful year for you lovely <3 xx

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