Thursday, April 24, 2014

My Week #11 - #17

I haven't really been posting a lot on my blog because at home I don't have constant internet access, so I do apologize. So here is a catch up of the last several weeks :)

week #11
week #12
week #13
week #14
week #15
week #16
week #17
If you want to know where I got anything shown just comment below :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Patent Red Compact Filofax Review

I recently won this beautiful patent red compact Filofax from an Instagram giveaway by paperedhearts. I've never had a personal or compact Filofax before so I was pretty excited to get it! I've set it up to suit my needs and I'm going to give it a try to see if the size works for me :) It's definitely looking good so far! Thanks Jennifer :)

Jennifer kindly made me this beautiful personalized dashboard!
This is in the first tab, the general Filofax information pages.
The diary pages (week on two pages) are in the second tab. I took January to March pages out to save space. It's so nice to have a transparent ruler!
In the third tab are the to do pages; it only came with 2 pages which is a shame but I can always pick up more :)
Under tab four are the Filofax pages (2 pages of the white and coloured lined pages, blank paper, and graph paper)
Under the fifth tab are the contact pages, and there is nothing under the 6th tab.
So that's the set up so far, I'm not sure whether I'll keep the dividers in but I'll see how it works out. It's such a beautiful Filofax and I really want to make use of it :) I'll just share a few personal 'negatives' with the Filofax (for others these may or may not be a problem).

There are slight gaps in the top rings (shown above) but it's not a problem :)
The pen loop is quite small so you can't fit a lot of pens in there.
This is the size of the Filofax once I had taken a few pages out and had set it up as shown above. Even though it's compact size, it can fit quite a lot more inside.
The size difference of the patent red compact and the A5 pink Finsbury.
 I'd love to hear if you have moved from A5 to personal/compact size and how you've found the smaller sized pages and less room? How it's worked out for you? Which do you prefer? I think I will always be an A5 size person but it's a nice change :)

Friday, April 04, 2014

Charlavail Buttons Review

Copyright to Charlavail
I bought the 4 pack buttons from Charlavail's bigcartel shop and I thought I would do a review on them for others who are interested in buying her products. I've been a fan of Charlavail for a few years now and I loved the buttons so much, I knew I had to have them :)

They took roughly 7-10 days to arrive from Florida to England, which is pretty reasonable. She had hand written a cute thank you note on the envelope which I thought was sweet (I love when sellers put a thank you note!). 

Here is a close up of the buttons and their positive messages :) I am going to pin them on my new backpack when I get it. Overall I would definitely recommend Charlavail's products, the buttons were very reasonable price with shipping, and the buttons are great quality!

Check out more of Charlavail and her art on her Tumblr and Instagram.