Welcome back to the latest installment of the Planner Girls Collective posts! This is my fifth post in collaboration with Planner Girls Collective – a group of like minded planner girls who will be blogging each week on the same subject and then linking to each others posts afterwards. Today topic is “Latest Stationery Purchases”.
These are most of my latest stationery purchases (aside from the weekly kits that I have already used which can be found on my Weekly Spread posts) I am including my purchases from January until now as some weeks I don’t really buy anything stationery related!
So, a little walk thorough of the items as individuals…
This is my blog post diary that I bought in WHSmith between Christmas and the new year. I had been looking for a separate diary to log all my posts in away from my Filofax and this, so far, has been the perfect choice. I have pretty much planned out all the topics I want to write about for the year and scheduled them into the diary so I can see where I am and what topics I am writing about. The format is a week to a page, so when open I can see 2 weeks at a time that I find really handy for forward planning and writing. The size and shape of this are perfect too, not too big or small with enough room to keep track of this blog and my other blog. I can fit this into my bag and it comes everywhere with me. One fab feature of this is that it has a plastic removable book cover to help keep it clean and nice looking.
This is yet another diary of sorts that I purchased in B&M Bargains. It has little illustrations running through it that you can color in. It has a week on 2 page (WO2P) format and I use this as a gratitude diary. I keep this on my bedside cabinet and the design and size help it to not be noticed as a diary or anything…(although now the world knows that its my diary lol!) Its small enough not to get in the way and pretty enough to sit on show.
My Parker IM matching pens (which I wrote about here ) were a kind of indulgent purchase (as in I could probably have bought a cheaper pen…) The fountain pen was to be a replacement for my favorite one that my dog chewed up before Christmas…cut a long story sort…I bought what I thought was a fountain pen in a sale and it turned out I’d bought a rollerball so bought the fountain pen to match online. I’m really happy with both of these pens and I think they have to take the crown as my best purchases so far!
My baby blue Rapesco 6 hole, adjustable punch! I originally bought this from amazon, waited ages for it to be sent only for it to get lost in the post so I was a bit upset about that. I then ordered another one from good old eBay and it turned up within 2 days…I don’t really know why I didn’t buy one prior to this as I have been using a single hole punch which wasn’t the best, and unless you had a proper punch guide it was really hard to get the holes straight, in the right pace or neat…this is a game changer! And the color is sooo pretty too!
Stickers and weekly kits!!!!! I don’t think a week goes by where I am not looking at or buying planner stickers and kits! Aside from those I have already used these are my latest purchases! I bought functional bins and re-cycling ones from DookPlookDesigns which are the perfect size for my personal Filofax Malden and weekly kits from Filofabulouss and Oodlemadoodles and this weeks kit from KayeLimePie.
And last, but not least, I treated myself to some new tiny post it notes from The Range 🙂
What have your latest stationery purchases been?
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