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Unboxing my new planner from kikosattic

This is my third planner from kikosattic. They are completely handmade: she uses a knife and a needle as tools, and that´s it. These planners are extremely well made (but unfortunately for those of you who prefer personal or A5, they only come in pocket size), and beautiful too. All of mine are brightly coloured, but most of her planners are in a much more muted colour scheme, so it´s something for everyone (except for the personal/A5 crowd). And she is also a pleasure to work with. Will there be more of these planners in my collection? You bet!!

They always come in a sturdy box.

They always come in a sturdy box.

And are lovingly and beautifully wrapped.

And are lovingly and beautifully wrapped.

Well hello, beautiful!!

Well hello, beautiful!!

Four pockets, a bookmark, and just as beautiful on the inside as on the outside!

Four pockets, a bookmark, and just as beautiful on the inside as on the outside!

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My sparrows are in the nest!

Before the spring colours were discontinued, I bought the sweet pea and iris American Dream notebooks from chicsparrow. When everything is dark and grey outside, I like some colour in my life, and these two definitely are colourful. As always, they got here impressively fast, this time it took a little more than a week.

I decided on the classic ones, because I don´t need pockets for what I intend to use them for, although I do like stitching on my notebooks.

The colouring on the iris one is a bit uneven, and I don´t know if that is normal for this colour, but it is pretty and it will do it´s job, so I didn´t consider returning it. Like my other sparrows, they have very nice edges and to me, that´s very important when purchasing a notebook.

They are very cute, and will be perfect «bunny-dori»s.

Wrapped individually. Love that!

Wrapped individually. Love that!

Definitely "happy" colours.

Definitely «happy» colours.

The knot is on the back.

The knot is on the back.

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My set up in my van der Spek

My standard van der Spek is one of my favourites (my dark brown Mia Cara is the other one) ❤ . This one has 30 mm rings, and the brown Janet leather and special nappa azalea with pink stitching. No stiffener, so it´s squishy and gorgeous! Until I got my two favourites, I thought people who would pet and stroke their planners were…..well…..just weird, truthfully. But now I totally get it! (Although I never pet them in public). I switch planners around, but moving out of this one has proven difficult, so I might actually sell a few of my planners in the not-so-distant future. I have four months of WO2P in this one, and next year I might change my set up and have my daily task list in there too, so I think I might need 6 planners in total. The rest of them might have to go….. But this one is here to stay!

The original JL is just beautiful!! I love the colour, I love the texture, and counting my new hobo cover, I have three with this leather on the exterior.

The original JL is just beautiful!! I love the colour, I love the texture, and counting my new hobo cover, I have three with this leather on the exterior.

Love the pink! I keep my oliclips on the flyleaf (which is pink on the other side) when I don´t use them.

Love the pink! I keep my oliclips on the flyleaf (which is pink on the other side) when I don´t use them.

Dashboard from mrs. Brimbles on etsy, just because it´s cute.

Dashboard from mrs. Brimbles on etsy, just because it´s cute.

Some washi, you never know when you need it.

Some washi, you never know when you need it.

Plastic flyleafs with sticky notes....I´m addicted to sticky notes!

Plastic flyleafs with sticky notes….I´m addicted to sticky notes!

Yearly chart (fold out) from pembroke papers on etsy

Yearly chart (fold out) from pembroke papers on etsy

Another yearly fold out..this one is from filofax. Not  too big a fan of their inserts, but I love this one.

Another yearly fold out..this one is from filofax. Not too big a fan of their inserts, but I love this one.

Another yearly chart (DIYfish).... I might have a "yearly chart"-addiction too.....

Another yearly chart (DIYfish)…. I might have a «yearly chart»-addiction too…..

MO2P from filofax....

MO2P from filofax….

And a monthly chart....obviously I love tracking stuff.....

And a monthly chart….obviously I love tracking stuff…..

WO2P from color crush, and monthly dividers from cocoadaisy.

WO2P from color crush, and monthly dividers from cocoadaisy.

Homemade divider (adresses and stuff)

Homemade divider (adresses and stuff)

Secretarial pocket on this side, too.

Secretarial pocket on this side, too.

I love the large pocket!! I don´t think I´ll ever buy a planner without one.

I love the large pocket!! I don´t think I´ll ever buy a planner without one.

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Unwrapping my Artoris

My family are into Pokemon…so when I found Crazy Organized on etsy, I decided to order one with Eevee on it (because that´s MY favourite pokemon, the kids will have to wait until christmas to get theirs) . At the same time, I also ordered a trifold without a custom painting. They are both gorgeous, and I have since ordered more.

The leather in these two are quite stiff, almost as firm as the old Storyteller from chicsparrow, but she now offers a softer leather, too. The one I ordered in the softer leather hasn´t arrived yet, but when it does, I will do a post comparing the two. Btw, she is super nice to work with, and I adore her work.

Moments before the paper was ripped to shreds ;-)

Moments before the paper was ripped to shreds 😉

Both of these have "summer sky" on the outside. They come with a bookmark (love those!!) and an insert.

Both of these have «summer sky» on the outside. They come with a bookmark (love those!!) and an insert.

Aren´t the inside colour fun? I love bright & happy colours!

Aren´t the inside colour fun? I love bright & happy colours!

And this is what the inside of the trifold looks like...

And this is what the inside of the trifold looks like…

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Unboxing my il Bisonte planner

This one was an impulse purchase…..I have been drooling over the discontinued trifold from Gillio for ages, and when I finally realised that, unless Gillio brings them back, I will never get my hands on one (they pop up for sale every now and again, but if you aren´t a friend of the seller it doesn´t seem you have any chance of buying it). So, ever since my realisation, the word «trifold» makes my fingers itching to hit «buy» in the hope that I will find something that is as lovely as the Gigliodoro….

Did this planner fulfill that hope?

Nope…but it IS a very pretty planner. No stiffener, soft and floppy, and it seems to be a quality item. Do I like it? Yes, but I´m not sure if I´m going to keep it or sell it on. Time will tell….

It comes in a nice, sturdy box (like all ring planners should).

It comes in a nice, sturdy box (like all ring planners should).

Wrapping paper.....

Wrapping paper…..

Inserts kept separate! Always a good thing.

Inserts kept separate! Always a good thing.

Nice dustbag, and it comes with a pencil.... (so does the Bethge planners, but I do prefer a pen).

Nice dustbag, and it comes with a pencil…. (so does the Bethge planners, but I do prefer a pen).

It´s pretty.....and I DO like the colour, and texture, and smell......but it´s not the Gillio trifold...*sigh*

It´s pretty…..and I DO like the colour, and texture, and smell……but it´s not the Gillio trifold…*sigh*

It IS nice! Very, very nice!! So why don´t I love it?

It IS nice! Very, very nice!! So why don´t I love it?

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Unboxing my pink/gold planner from kikosattic

I love these planners and Akiko is so kind and and a joy to work with. I had been eyeing the pink/gold for quite a while, and before I was able to make up my mind, it had sold…Fortunately, she still had some of the leather left, and made this one for me. Well, at least tjat was the intention. My 9 yo saw it, and immediately fell in love with it. it´s too expensive for her (yet), but for the time being, I´m going to keep notes for her doctor/dentist appoinments in it.

The planner is hand made, it´s even cut by hand, and it just oozes quality! And the colours…. ❤

It arrives in a sturdy box.

It arrives in a sturdy box.

Pink and gold.. and it´s incredibly beautiful!

Pink and gold.. and it´s incredibly beautiful!

The green inside is just lovely. The bookmark can easily be removed, but it´s so pretty so I´m not going to do that.

The green inside is just lovely. The bookmark can easily be removed, but it´s so pretty so I´m not going to do that.

Here it is in a different light. Not easy to get good pics this time of the year...

Here it is in a different light. Not easy to get good pics this time of the year…

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Set up in my Mr. Darcy from chicsparrow

I love the texture, I love the colour and I love the pockets and penloop. So I moved into it pretty quick. It marks very easily, so those bothered by scratches, should probably chose something different. But I fell in love with it the moment I unwrapped it, and has been using it for a few weeks now, and I still like it soooo much!! I write everything in it (quick notes, adresses I´m going to transfer to my adressbook when I come home, quotes…..), and right now I can´t imagine putting it on a shelf. ❤

A few marks, but still  looking good!

A few marks, but still looking good!

quotes.....

quotes…..

Keeping track of the number of killed spiders! I really, really hope I don´t set a new record this winter! (Yes, I´m terrified!!)

Keeping track of the number of killed spiders! I really, really hope I don´t set a new record this winter! (Yes, I´m terrified!!)

I have glued a few sudokus in there.

I have glued a few sudokus in there.

A cocoa daisy notepad in the back in addition to the three booklets.

A cocoa daisy notepad in the back in addition to the three booklets.

Tabs....who does´t love them?

Tabs….who does´t love them?

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