It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a stationery geek. I love it, whether it’s a new pencil, notebook or my school planner, I am in heaven. As I was coloring in my timetable and updating my calendar with new school dates and events for the next academic year, I decided that I needed to pimp up my Filofax (similar one here) a bit. My Filofax is my life. It’s where I put all my jobs for school (and I always have lots!), as well as addresses and other bits of useful information so it’s important that it looks good and colourful.
It definitely needed new dividers, as the old ones were very, very dog eared. After a quick search on Etsy, I came across My Pretty Week, who have a massive range of dividers. I went for the geometric patterned ones, which are doubled sided. I am so impressed with the quality of the dividers. They’re stronger than the ones the Filofax came with, which is great, as I hope these last a long time because I love them! I’m really happy with them.
I also saw a tweet about Fred and Bell planner stickers and thought that they would be a great addition to my Filofax. I got a mixture of the everyday icon stickers and the flag stickers, which I’ll use for blog planning. I also use specific colour pens for certain things, green for holidays, red for school events and deadlines, and I highlight appointments to make them stand out. I use washi tapes in two different ways. I make tabs that stick out for appointments and I also fold it over the edge of the page for special occasions, holidays, that kind of thing.
In September, I’m going to be full time at school and the need to be organised, or at the very least, feel organised, and I’m hoping that my colorful and stylish Filofax will help with that!
Last week I discovered a new online shop for cards, gift wrap and little house bits called Too Wrapped Up. I’m always looking for new places to buy different cards and stationery bits and bobs so I was pleased to find this one. I really the variety of cards and wrap they have and ordered the cards below, as well as adorable gift wrap. They arrived really quickly, which is great if you’ve forgotten a birthday or two!
Not only do they have a great selection of cards and wrap, but if you’re a bit late with buying a birthday card, they can send it straight to the recipient for you. As someone who can be a bit forgetful when it comes to birthdays, despite having them written down in my Filofax, on my wall planner and in my online calendar, I have been known to send birthday cards very late. I think this service is a great idea. Not only that, but they also offer a card subscription service, where you sign up and they send you a card once a month for six months meaning you’ve got a card handy for any birthday you may have forgotten. Isn’t that fantastic?! Great cards and a great service.
Back in February, I wrote about the newly launched Happy Paper Club from The Green Gables. Just over two weeks ago, the postie dropped a box full of stationery goodies through the letterbox, sending Poppy into a spin. So much so, that Poppy tried to open the box before bringing it to me. It’s fair to say that I don’t get much post, and less that’s very exciting so to get a box full of gorgeous stationery is pretty ace. Have a look at March’s box:
Along with a notebook, note pad, inspirational quote, recipe cards and the cards above, came a lovely bonus gift from Clara and Macy – perfect for the Easter holidays. I love the cards in the picture above. They’re bright and cheerful, which is always a good thing to have in the post. The recipe cards are also a lovely idea – I know a few people who would love them. You can never have too much stationery in my view and I’m always making lists and notes so this box is perfect for me. If you know a stationery geek, then make sure you direct them to the Happy Paper Club!
Orders are now open for April’s box so make sure you head over to The Green Gables for your own box or maybe treat some this Easter. But be quick as they’re likely to sell out pretty fast!
I don’t know about you, but the only post I seem to get is junk mail, bills or for someone else. (Poppy gets more happy post than I do!) For this reason, I’m a huge fan of subscription boxes. Previously, I’ve tried Not Another Bill, Crafty Fox Box, Graze and a coffee one, though I can’t remember which one. So when I heard about #PaperHaul, I was really intrigued and I signed up.
In the box: 2 postcards, 2 sheets of printed paper, 2 greeting cards, 3 gift tags, a sheet of stickers and a roll of washi tape.
The cards are really unusual and are high quality. They’re perfect for sending a little inspiration to your best friends throughout January! You can never have too much washi tape in my opinion, and I love the car themed tape. It’ll be perfect for adding to envelopes, postcards from holidays later in the year and wrapping birthday presents. (I’m haunted by my poor effort this Christmas and need to step it up this year!)
If one of your resolutions is to write more and send your friends and family some happy post, then you’ll need #PaperHaul in your life. It costs just £10 a month (plus P&P), it’s delivered right to your door and for every #PaperHaul box sold, 10p is donated to the UK charity, PostPals. You can also give the gift of #PaperHaul to a paper addict in your life as they’re also available for 3 and 6 month gift subscriptions – perfect if you’ve got a January birthday present to buy!
I plan on trying a few others this year. What are your favourite subscription boxes?
Disclosure: I was given a discount code for this box, but all opinions are my own.