Everyday Life: Travelers Notebooks…Off Brands!

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Recently I shared with you all the Midori Travelers Notebook. Its a great notebook don’t get me wrong but it only comes in two sizes…regular and passport and two colors…black and brown. For those of us that like a little more variety I would check out these two brands…ChicSparrow and Onica Hanby Studio on Etsy. These companies offer many different sizes and colors to choose from along with extra add ons to personalize your travelers notebook. They are both of very high quality and are both handmade. If you are interested in something with a bit more variety…I highly suggest you check these two shops out. Please let them know I sent you.
Do you own a Travelers Notebook?

Everyday Life: Mulberry Postman’s Lock Pocket Book

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Now before you start laughing…yes this is another planner. I have been keeping my eye on this pocket book agenda for at least 6 months…and the wait paid off because it went on sale and bam…I was in the store ready to purchase. The leather is butter soft and has the most beautiful sheen to it. It was definitely love at first sight and couldn’t wait to get it home and set up. Normally I love the Filofax personal size but knew that I wanted something a bit smaller to both carry in my work bag and my handbag. Now the first must have for my new pocket book was dividers and a dashboard with a pocket. I looked high and low and was so lucky to come across Personaliser on etsy. She is such a doll and made everything custom and to my liking. You should definitely check out her store. The dividers and dashboard arrived quickly and fit perfectly! I will definitely be back for more. This planner is definitely an investment but knowing I love and use my planner everyday…this was an investment I was willing to make!
I also have another Filofax purchase coming to share with you all so stay tuned!

Everyday Life: Fireplace

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I adore fireplaces in homes…I think they add a “homey” feel and can create a special ambiance. Now while I love the fireplace…I am scared to death to start a fire in my own home…so I searched all over to find the perfect fireplace decoration to provide that same special ambiance without a fire. I came across BirchHouseMarket on etsy and knew this was the look I was going for. I placed my order for the Birch Pillar Candle Holders Fireplace Decor and purchased the battery operated candles separately at my local Home Goods store. I love the look and ambiance it provides without the stress of having to keep a fire going etc.
Do you love fireplaces and if so do you prefer decorations inside or a real fire?

Everyday Life: Filofax Planner System

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I am a planner addict. I love having a calendar and love decorating it to fit my style. After having a not so great experience with a recent purchase from another planner retailer, I decided Filofax would be my best bet. I was lucky enough to pick up the Personal Size Finsbury in Black at a local boutique office supply store in San Francisco. I have been having fun collecting Scotch Washi Tape from Target or Office Depot. Its a great and colorful way to decorate your weekly pages. I ordered inserts from KiddyQualia on Etsy (pictured above) for 2014 and 2015 along with some lined notepaper. I ordered the cutest little pocket folder from youracrafty1 on Etsy (pictured above). I ordered some custom tabs from FiloPhia on Etsy (pictured above). Last but certainly not least I purchased some dashboards, bookmarks, and planner charm from plannerfancy on Etsy. All these vendors are so reasonably priced and offer beautiful items to customize your planner. Please click the links above on their names to check out their Etsy stores. I will be shocked if you can’t find a new item for your planning needs.
How do you decorate your planner?