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Just an ordinary girl with a love of all things stationery!

Photo-a-Day Challenge: Day 4 – Weather

Well the weather hasn’t exactly been amazing here today, but it wasn’t terrible. I took a photo of it through my window, and it’s come out looking really grotty and miserable!

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Photo-a-Day Challenge: Day 3 – Favourite Page

I’m going to cheat here to be honest, because I couldn’t decide on my favourite – so I’ve got two. It’s a toss-up between my Month on 2 Pages insert, which I honestly couldn’t live without:

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…or my sticker sheets, which I also couldn’t survive without:

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Aren’t they wonderful?

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Photo-a-Day Challenge: Day 2 – Flowers

Here is my Arc, peeping out from behind the bunch of flowers my boyfriend bought me at the beginning of this week. Isn’t he wonderful?

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Photo-a-Day Challenge: Day 1 – May Day

I have to say I don’t really celebrate May Day, and neither does anyone I know, so this is the best I could do:

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That’s my work shift and running class you can see on there. Sorry about that!

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UK Planner Addicts’ Photo-a-Day Challenge

I’m going to be taking part in the Photo-a-Day challenge ran by the Facebook group “UK Planner Addicts“. I’ve never done one of these challenges before, and I’m quite looking forward to it!

Here’s the criteria for each day:

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I’m going to have to backdate Days 1 and 2, so forgive the post-spree that’s about to begin!

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Decorating with song lyrics

I’m a huge fan of music, so I love to decorate my planner with some of my favourite lyrics. This is what I’ve done for the next two weeks:

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These are from Shinedown’s song Better Version.

How about you? Do you decorate your planner with lyrics or phrases?

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A planner dilemma

As you might remember from my last post, I’m having a bit of a struggle between which planner I want to use. Every time I move into one of them, I find myself getting planner envy towards my other planners. I know, getting planner envy towards yourself – how ridiculous!

There are 3 contenders – an A5 Arc, an A5 Filofax and a Personal Filofax. I’m going to list the pros and cons of each, in the hope you’ll help me decide:

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Personal Filofax, Swift

Pros
-Small and lighter to carry (in comparison)
-More portable
-I own the correct hole punch to punch sheets straight in
-It’s beautiful
-Fits in more of my bags (I like to switch around quite a bit)

Cons
-The pages are smaller so I don’t have a lot of space to write, so things get cramped
-Pages tend to “pop out” when you open the rings – that is, they come off the rings and you have to spend time putting them all back on

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A5 Filofax, “System Organiser” from circa 1992

Pros
-The leather is rather lovely!
-Plenty of space to write
-Plenty of pockets/slots/a zip pocket inside
-Easy to get paper in the right size

Cons
-It’s quite big!
-Punching pages is awkward, because I don’t have an A5 punch (and I’m not buying one)
-It’s pretty heavy and bulky
-Potential for the same popping-off-the-rings issue
-Very, very slight ring-alignment issue, which doesn’t currently affect the pages but may in future

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A5 Arc by Staples, Purple

Pros
-Lots of space to write
-Easy to get A5 paper to fit
-Planner is lightweight
-Covers/discs are cheap
-Can increase/reduce capacity and size to suit
-I own the Arc punch
-No issue with pages falling off rings/rings developing gaps in future

Cons
-I would be abandoning my beloved Filofaxes 😦
-No closure mechanism

I really don’t know what to do. I’m drawn to all 3 of these planners! Obviously I only need to use one, so… Which do I pick? I have no use for a home planner, or a work planner… I’m a one-life-one-planner girl.

Please help!

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Quick question time!

I’m having a bit of a dilemma!

How do I choose between my A5 Filofax and my A5 Staples Arc as my daily planner? They both have different pros and cons, and I love them both equally…

I don’t know what to do! Please help me make a decision!

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