Monday, 21 July 2014

My week #29

A little birdie told me the summer holidays have finally started!  Yay!  I just love this bird print washi tape and I have brought a new blue ink pad for my stamps so I went with a completely blue theme for this week.

My week in my Filofax #29

The to do tag I have popped on my rings is a list of posts I want to write but haven't got around to yet.  I am going to keep moving the list over each week until I have checked them all off.  I think it is a good way to keep on track of what I need to do and will inspire me to get them written and published.  I haven't listed them in a specific order, I will just tackle them as and when I can during the school holiday.  Hopefully they will all be checked off by the start of September.

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As you can see I am still using my Feeling Happy Planner Stamps to record how I am feeling each day.  I think they are really fun!  I spent most of the week feeling happy and excited for the school hols to start and my parcel from arrived with some products for me to review so overall it was a fab week.

Picture by Kawaii Studios

Ruth at Kawaii Studios has been busy making lots of super cute planner charms recently.  Her Etsy shop reopens again tomorrow (22nd July) so if you have been admiring my sweet cupcake charm and want to get one of your own pop over tomorrow and take a look.  Her products usually sell out pretty quickly so you will have to be fast if you want to get your hands on one!  

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

My week #28

I love coffee!

Ok, my secret is out... I love coffee!  Especially caramel or mocha flavour with cream on top, stick a green straw in it and I'm one happy, caffeinated, bunny!  When I saw these coffee stickers from Annie's Paper Boutique I just knew I had to buy them for a coffee themed week.

My week in my Filofax #28

I haven't moved back into my Willow Filofax again, I am still using my yellow Original.  The pink and green colours look a lot better against a pink interior so I popped the pages out of the Original and put them in the Willow just for these photos.  Is that cheating?  I guess I'm fussy when it comes to the pics I take.  

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I tried something new this week using a set of Feeling Happy planner stamps, I really like the idea of keeping track of my feelings but not writing a full diary/journal.  I wrote a bit more about them here for my Design Team post on Twine it up with Trendy Twine if you want to take a look.  

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I don't think I have shown you my Kawaii Paperie owl paper clip yet, I'm keeping it on the back pocket of my Willow because the colours match perfectly.  It is so cute and makes me smile!

Well I'm off to finish my iced coffee before all the cream melts! Thank you to everyone who asked about my toothache last week, it's all better now.

Thanks for reading and have a great week.

Friday, 11 July 2014

It's Planner Friday again over on Twine it up with Trendy Twine

My latest guest post is now live over on Twine it up with Trendy Twine, please pop over and take a look.

Hi! Can you believe it is Planner Friday again already? I can't, the month has flown by! 

I explained in my first post how I go about decorating my diary pages and what I put in them, in this post I want to show you my pages for this week and which Annie's Paper Boutique products I have used on them. 


How my week started out

Now for an English woman I have a pretty big coffee addiction! I mean I like tea, I really do but sometimes only coffee will make me happy so I dedicated this week to my love of that little bean. 

You can read the rest of my post here, I'd love you to come and say hi!

Monday, 7 July 2014

My week #27

Last week's pages were so bright and colourful I thought I would go for a more toned down, classic look this week.  I really like the gold and brown colours together.  

My week in my Filofax #27

It was my wedding anniversary last week, eleven years!  It feels like it was only a few weeks ago I was telling you about my tenth one.  We were supposed to go out and celebrate it over the weekend but I have been suffering with a bad toothache so we've postponed it for now.  Hopefully we can do something this weekend instead. 

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Sorry this is such a short post but I am just back from the dentist and still feeling a bit rough.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Monday, 30 June 2014

My week #26

I don't think I have said this before but these pages are my favourite week ever!  I was sent the stripy pastel washi tape by my friend Malini who writes Colours 'n' me and thought it was incredibly pretty.  It inspired me to do this colourful pastel week.  "And the giraffes?" I hear you ask, well I just think they are cute and I haven't used any of these stickers in a while.

My week in my Filofax #26

It is the last three weeks of the school year now so I am going to be busy until the summer holiday starts.  I have already pencilled in two sports days, a parents evening, a school trip and an exhibition for the next two weeks.  I am going to need a rest by the time they break up!

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I am still waiting for the products from to arrive, I think they may have been delayed by customs (boooo!) but I received my first Linky Stationery Box on Friday.  You can read about it here if you want to see what I got.  It was all very sweet and pretty.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Linky's lovely stationery box - July '14

If you are a stationery addict like me then you might have already heard of Linky's Dream but if not then let me tell you about this fabulous online retailer.  Linky's Dream is run by a wonderful lady called Leah and she recently came up with the idea of a monthly stationery box, for people who love their pencil case more than their make up bag!  One of the nice things about the Linky Stationery Box is you don't have to sign up for multiple boxes like some monthly beauty box services.  You can choose to buy one at a time or pre order two or more it's completely up to you!

Yesterday there was a knock at my door and a courier handed me this pretty parcel.  I love that it is wrapped up in gift paper instead of a plain, regular old box!

Underneath the wrapping paper there was a couple of layers of bubble wrap to protect the box and then I was greeted with this lovely sight.  How pretty is this!  Leah takes such care when she makes these boxes up, it is like receiving a gorgeous gift instead of a stationery order.

The sticker on top of the box says "Open me I am gorgeous inside and out!" and that is so true!  Under a layer of tissue paper you will find your goodies, I love all the little extras too.  There's mini pompoms, sequins, feathers more confetti and even some sweets!  I must say there was a large lolly in here as well but my youngest daughter spotted it and asked so politely if she could have it I couldn't refuse.... and it kept her busy while I took the rest of these photos!

Some of the items are individually wrapped so I will show you the unwrapped things first.

I absolutely LOVE the green glitter washi tape, it is my favourite colour and sparkly.  I can't wait to use it in my Filofax!  The pink cupcake paperclip is very cute too.  I have seen them around in people's photos on Instagram and always liked them so this was a nice surprise.  There was also a pretty set of project life cards, a sweet butterfly sticker, a butterfly pen, a set of green and white paperclips, some sweets and an awesome pony paperclip.

I have to show you a close up of the pony, it is so cute and the little pink ribbon makes it extra special.  I just love pink and mint green colour combos!

There is a little thank you card inside the box and this has all the links to Linky's Dreams social media accounts and the website.  The envelope is filled with more bits and pieces too so I will show you those next.

A selection of sticky notes (and a business card for the Etsy shop who made the envelope.) I really like the Hello There sticky notes!

Some cute notepapers.

My Melody notepapers

Now onto the wrapped items!

The first one I opened contained this cute dream journal, handmade by Linkys. I also forgot to show you this bow deco tape so I have added it into this pic.

Inside the dream journal.

Kawaii page markers/sticky flags.

Dream notepaper for my Filofax and a beautiful notebook. 

A pack of pretty pockets

I love all the bits of decoration from inside and outside the box.  I have popped them all into this little bag so I can reuse them.  I've left the pompoms and feathers inside the box for now.  

The Linky Stationery Box  is £15 plus P&P which I think is great value for all the products you get and for the care and attention Leah puts into each one.  Linky's Dreams ship internationally too so anyone can buy one!  When you order a box you can choose which size planner you use from the drop down menu and you can leave a note during the checkout process to say what your favourite colours are.  You see each box is different and made with you in mind!  I love pink and green, sparkly and girly things and that is what I received.  If you check out this Mrs Brimbles post you will see her box had a bit of a bunny theme going on this month and her planner related products were A5 size whereas mine are personal size.

The July box has already sold out but there are still some boxes available for August if you want to grab one before they are gone.  I really love mine and can't wait to see what arrives next month! 

Monday, 23 June 2014

My week #25

Ok.... I've just realised that today is the start of week 26, we are half way through the year already!  How scary is that?  Completely too soon to start thinking about, well you know... I can't bring myself to say it on such a hot day in June but it has crossed my mind that I will need to start writing lists and budgeting once the school holidays are over. 
Anyway here are my pages for last week, I went with a simple green and blue theme.

My week in my Filofax #25

Sorry if you are having trouble reading my writing!  I've been using a fountain pen and practising my cursive writing on these pages.  I have never been the neatest writer but I love fountain pens so I'm trying to improve my style.    

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I am waiting for a parcel to arrive from with some products for me to review.  Hopefully it will be here this week so I can show you the cutest pencil case ever!  I really can't wait, I'm a bit excited!  I would be embarrassed but I freely admit I'm a stationery addict so it's not a secret.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!