Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Kikki K Planner - Live Laugh Love

Helllo All!

I bought this planner a little while ago but unfortunately we didn't get along and I sold her on, however when I got her I took a tonne of photos because I had intended writing up a post so I decided to go ahead and write it up. Just because I didn't get along with her doesn't mean you won't love her to bits!

This planner has a canvas cover and that is the reason I think we didn't bond too well. With it being such a beautiful shade of pink I was petrified of getting any stains on her and in my lift you can't be precious over things unfortunately.

So like I say beautiful canvas cover with the Live Laugh Love and embroidered balloon.... too cute. It has a pop button closure which I had expected to be a lot flimsier than it actually is, it is a good sturdy button.

Inside pockets are very similar to most Kikki K planners, you get a small pocket on top, a much larger one in the middle (perfect for your phone) and a little one on the bottom which is great for business/bank cards.

Inside is another type of fabric that i just couldn't put my finger on, in blue with dark polka dots. This covering is a gorgeous contrast to the pink.

As you come to expect from Kikki K you get adorable dividers but it was a bit irksome that they are already labelled, I would have preferred if they were left for you to label in a way you needed.

The month on 2 pages is clear and I love how it is laid out with notes to the side.

I also love how the week is laid out. This is perfect for someone like me who doesn't really use their personal size over the weekend. May not suit everyone though!

You get some nice address pages which are pretty standard in any planner.

Some of the rest of the inserts I really don't find that useful but again that is personal preference! These are Birthday and Anniversaries sheets to remind you of birthdays and anniversaries.... obviously. Personally I put these in my weekly pages so when I review the upcoming month I know they are coming.

Shops and Restaurants, I can see how these could be useful but I just keep a list of online stores in my personal or bookmark them on my laptop.

The 'To Do' pages are very basic and I find it odd that there are no boxes to tick off when you have your to do... done.

I like how the expenses sheets are laid out and expenses is one of my go to sections in my planner so I love these.

The back of the planner has a large pocket for holding the adorable little note pad that you get with the planner. It also has the elastic pen loop.

Cute little Kikki K logo on the bottom of the back cover.

And a quick shot of the pen loop and popper button so you know what type you would be getting :-)

So that is it really. Like I say there was nothing wrong with this planner it was just personal preference that I decided to sell it on. I love my other two Kikki K planners but they are leather so there is not so much worry involved with them regarding stains, spillages etc. 

Hope this has helped you in some way and thanks for stopping by 


Saturday, 22 February 2014

New Kate Spade + RAK!

Hey there Filo Friends,

I have been like an expectant mother the last week or so waiting on a few very special planners to arrive and this morning one of the beauties was waiting at my desk when I arrived in to work. Needless to say it was a very happy day in my office :-)

Meet Kate the Third! My newest addition to the Kate Spade family I am slowly growing. Isn't she beautiful. She is a Wellesley Zipped planner in Pink and I love her. If only her non-zipped sister would make an appearance and then I could re-unite the family!!! If anyone hears or sees a Wellesley non zip in pink can you please please pretty please let me know ;-) I'd settle for black either!

And so on to the planner. The Wellesley is a leather planner with a gorgeous raised Kate Spade log/patch on the front. It's very plain and this allows for the bright pink colour yet still makes it look sophisticated and definitely work appropriate in my opinion. It's black counterpart, which I will review shortly, is defnitiely the most sophisticated looking planner in my entire collection. 

One of my favourite features is the raised logo, it's just so cute. Obviously this version is zipped but there is a non zipped version if you can get your hands on it. 

To me the interior is laid out very similar to the personal Holborn. It again has the Kate Spade log on the bottom inside cover in gold print. The interior is lined with gold and cream polka dot material but all the pockets are a nude shade leather. You get two full length pockets on the inside cover, one on each side of the credit/business card holders. Speaking of the credit/business card holders, you get a whopping seven standard and one slightly larger holder on the inside pocket. 

The rings are gold!!!!! enough said! they are roughly the same size and layout as your personal size filofax and I think the Franklin Covey compact fits this size too (or at least the one I have does). you also get one pen loop. My two new Kate Spades only seem to be large enough to fit my two barrel BIC but the older black version fits my four barrel BIC... go figure!

 To the back you get a kind of flap pocket - that's the only way I can describe it. It is handy for when you are in a rush and need to secure a reciept etc and don't have time to fiddle with the front pockets.

The binder is a nice stiff backed binder, it won't lay flat straight out of the box and to be honest probably will never lay completely flat due to the zip but my black one is pretty well trained and if the inserts are evenly divided when open it lies pretty flat, enough to where I am happy :-)

So if that wasn't enough the beautiful Brooke Maxon off Facebook who I bought the planner from kindly sent me on a whole lot of Target Dollar Spot goodies, she must be psychic!!!! I get so envious of all the lucky US planner people who show off their finds from the Dollar Spot and now I am lucky enough to have some of my own!!


Look at all the goodies!!

These are amazing Label Stickers that come in all kinds of designs! There are 3 sheets in the pack, one in the top design and two in the bottom design! These were $1

This is a set of Alpha Stickers, you get 200 stickers in a choice of this gorgeous minty green or the peachy orange shade! these were also $1

Another set of Alpha Stickers. 210 stickers this time whith lots of each letter and these were also $1

Ahhhhhhmazing Sticky Note Pads. One has gorgeous polka dots and one is lined for to dos. These are gorgeous! you get 60 sheets of each and they are also only $1 each!!!!

This is just what I needed for my new mini! My self printed inserts don't have dates so this is going to snazzy it up no end!!! It is a super girly Date Stamp Set and was $3

Last up are these super colourful flags. I'm not sure where these were purchase or what the price was but they are so cute and colourful!!

I wast to say an absolutely massive thank you to Brooke for her generosity and for selling me a beautiful planner. 

Thanks for stopping by!