*Warning- Long post and picture heavy
Hello Lovelies! I just got my computer back so I should be slowly getting back into posting. The fan went out in my computer so a friend offered to clean and fix in between his other customers. It took a while since he had been slammed and wrong parts were sent, but I finally have it back.
I was so happy when my husband walked in with my laptop that I actually squealed! I
may over-react to things. I finally got to play one of the computer games I got for Christmas. By the way, Five Nights at Freddy’s is a fun game especially if played at night. I startle very easily and the jump scares definitely get me.
Enough about the games and computer for now. On to the next point of the post!
My New Planner Love!
Last week, I received my new planner that I ordered from My Rubber Stamp on Etsy. Shipped out fast through the shop and they even threw in a roll of washi tape. From just this transaction, I would buy from them again.
Now for the planner. I purchased the Webster’s Pages Personal Lavender Stripe planner
Overall, I love it. There are some cons to it and some things that might make me question my love for it over time. Let’s get the cons out of the way.
Some of the stitching could have been done better, but I wasn’t expecting perfection due to the price.There are a couple of inperfections to the cover, but you really have to be looking for them so not a deal breaker for me. There are a couple fray spots and things that I will be trimming up soon. The rings are a different story. A couple do have slight gaps and do not line up properly. One time I opened them to slip things in and out, but they got stuck (top kept open while the bottom set closed) when I closed them. I had to open them again and close. They have not done that again so far. Sometimes the pages do grab onto these rings and I can see myself getting frustrated later on. My concern is that they will slip more as I use the planner longer but I’m making sure to pay attention as I close the rings. Right now it isn’t so much of a deal breaker for me.
Pros for the planner, I think, out weigh the cons for now. I absolutely love the color. My planners tend to run around the aqua/teal color scheme and of course my black DayTimer. This was a great change. The snap closure seems very secure. When I pull it open it doesn’t feel loose or like it could tear from the leather like some cheaper planners sometimes feel to me. I have heard some people complain about the strap, but I love it. It is a long strap. When the planner is closed it seems as though there will be plenty of room for me to fill the planner with accessories, other printables, ect. with the ability to still close.
I love the prints of the dividers and dashboards that came with it. They are very pretty. I’m not yet sold on the divider labels (Write It Down, Memory Keeping, Lists To Love, Staying Inspired, Calendar). Some I can use like Calendar and maybe Lists To Love. Depending on how I use this planner, I could probably use the others. If not, I will try to find a way to relabel without ruining the dividers. The paper that came is very nice. Smooth and kind of thicker. I can’t tell you how stamps and most pens work since I don’t have anything but the very basic things right now. My planner came with Month on Two Pages (October 2015 – December 2016) and Week on Two Pages (July 2015 – December 2016). It also came with samples of their other section inserts. Webster’s Pages have inserts for each of their planner sections that you can purchase separately. I haven’t tried to use them yet so I can’t really review much on them. They feel like the same paper the calendar are on. The Stay Inspired paper is very pretty with different scenes on the pages. Some people print small pictures and place on these papers or anything that they seem inspired by. Below are some pictures. Reminder- I shoot from my phone so they are not the greatest. Hover over them and they should have captions about what each picture is showing. They should be in order from front to back.
Overall. it is a good planner for anyone starting out in ring binders or can’t afford one of the more expensive ones (like Filofax, Kikki-K, ect.) right off the bat. If you are like me, I have trouble waiting and I really wanted to see how I liked the personal sizes. These come with all the basics to get started unless you choose the binder only option. As you get on, you may like to decorate more which puts washi tapes, stamps, and pens more into play. If you have trouble writing small you may have trouble with the calendar. I’m used to A5 sizes so this has been an adjustment. It is my first personal size. So far, I really like it. It feels great in my hand and travels easier than my A5’s. I have considered purchasing another one because I like to use different ones for different things. I’m really liking a few of their newer line out.
I hope you all enjoyed the post. Can’t wait to start things back up. Thank you all for stopping by! I hope your day is filled with Bliss ♥