Forest, Field & Sea – A calendar by Katie Daisy

The amazing designer Katie Daisy has just announced that her limited edition 2017 Forest, Field & Sea calendar is available for pre-order. If you’ve never seen Katie’s work you must check out her Etsy store – so much goodness there.

Katie’s Forest, Field & Sea is inspired by Katie’s adventures through the Forest, Field, and Sea. It’s chock full of paintings from nature — constellations, songbirds, trees, wildflowers, and lots more.

Get in quick and get your hands on a copy before they disappear.




2017 Diary Round-up: #1 18 month Moleskine


OK, I know it’s only August, but my mind is already on 2017. As it’s nearing the start of the new academic year in some parts of the world a lot of brands are releasing 18-month diaries, while others are getting in early and releasing next year’s now. As I am a mad diary/journal fiend, I’m going to be sharing some diaries over the next few weeks. I will also be giving a few away too so stay tuned.

The first diary I’m reviewing is an 18 month Moleskine. It’s a large (14cm x 21cm), weekly diary with a soft, yet sturdy black cover with a cloth ribbon and elastic band closure.

There is one thing above all else you can be sure of when you use a Moleskine, and that is longevity. In the past I’ve used Moleskines as diaries and as journals and those books have lasted just shy of ten years. While the majority of Moleskines that I’ve used have been hard cover, soft black covers last well also so don’t be put off by it.

I’m working from home most of the time, but I need to know that my diary will handle a little bit of rough love. I can’t have my diary disintegrate after being thrown into a bag or the car. That’s the great thing about Moleskines – they don’t mind a bit of rough treatment. Even if you manage to get a little scuffing, it doesn’t get much worse, and it adds to the character of the cover (much like the way worn and scuffed Midori TN’s work).


Quick six facts about this 18-month Moleskine

1. The diary runs from July 2016 through December 2017.
2. The inside paper is an off-white cream colour.
3. I’ve never had a problem with bleeding through the paper, and I’ve used a lot of different pens over the years.
4. A week-at-a-glance appears on the left with about five rows to input text.
5. On the opposite side of the week-at-a-glance is a sheet of blank, ruled paper.
6. There’s a handy pocket with stickers affixed to the inside back cover of the book.

The only thing that I don’t like about this Moleskine diary is that the monthly calendars are at the front of the book. I’m used to a monthly calendar being just before the start of the month pages. It’s a small gripe I know, but I thought I’d better mention it.

Can’t wait ’til next year to grab a new diary? Get your hands on an 18 month Moleskine now!

(Thanks to Notemaker for sending me this diary. Please know that I review everything I’m sent honestly. I just happen to love Moleskine!)

The Day Designer 2016

I’m always on the hunt for diaries/planners that are cute but comprehensive enough for me to fill in all the things I need to do each day. I’ve tried a lot and while I love my Filofaxes and kikki.k planners I keep going back to the Day Designer.
I’m now on my second DD (I get the August edition) and it works for me. There’s enough space to write my to-do’s as well as calendared appointments, things that are due and notes from the day. Want to find out if the Day Designer is for you? Head over to the Day Designer website and grab a downloadable page to try.

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Gold Stripe

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Chloe Floral

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Black Stripe

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2015 wall calendar round-up #1

I don’t know about your year but my 2014 has gone super, super quick. I can’t believe that it is already the middle of October. Before long I’ll be dragging out our Christmas tree and hanging tinsel all over the place. Cray!

Now is a great time to grab your 2015 calendar – get in early before they sell out! To kick off my calendar round-ups I’ve chosen some gorgeous wall calendars.

If you have any favourites that you think I should feature, send them through!

1. Retro Roadside Photo.
2. Rifle Paper Co.
3. Calendar Club.
4. Lou Paper.
5. Idle Wild Co.
6. Colour Moon.
7. Nice Mice For You.
8. Calendar Club.
9. Little Ivy’s Playhouse.
10. A Little Lark.

Smiggle diaries

One thing Smiggle is known for is their use of vibrant, bold colours. If you’ve ever walked into a Smiggle store you’ll know what I mean. All of their products are categorised by colour which is a fantastic way to shop.

Their diaries are something else though. Check out the brightest, most dazzling 2014 diaries that the kids will love!
(They are also 25% off at the moment. Check the website for Christmas delivery cut off times)

1. Spots A6 Diary 2014.
2. Boys Summer A5 Diary 2014.
3. Sports Ball A5 Diary 2014.
4. Hearts A5 Lock Diary 2014.
5. Cats A5 Lock Diary 2014.
6. Girls Summer A5 Diary 2014.
7. Elephant A5 Diary 2014.
8. Candy A5 Diary 2014.

2014 diary round-up #1

There’s only 33 days ’til the end of the year! 33!! Have you decided what diary to use? No? Neither have I!!
It’s not panic stations yet, dear reader (despite the over use of exclamation marks). I’ve assembled a few of my favourites for your perusal.

1. kikki.K – 2014 Daily A6 daily leather journal in fuchsia.
2. Smiggle – Kasia Diary.
3. CIAK Large 2013 Weekly Vertical Diary // Red from The Journal Shop.
4. Mi Goals – 2014 soft cover diary.
5. Moleskine 2014 Diary – Daily – Extra Small – Hard Cover from Notemaker.
6. 2014 Frankie diary.
7. 2014 Buffalo Diary from Typo.
8. Brightspot Avenue Large Debra from Kate Spade.

Calling all Frankie lovers

Exciting news Frankie fiends, you can pre-order the Frankie diary and Frankie calendar now! These always sell out so if you want to get your hands on one order it now.

This year’s artists include Beci Orpin, Ana Albero, Amanda Blake and lots of other clever creative peeps. The daily journal has a botanical theme and includes a selection of special treats like postcards, shopping lists, sticker sheets and a hidden pocket. Awesome!

Quick sticks, order yours today!

2013 Calendar round-up – Desk Calendars

Wall calendars not your thing? Perhaps something pretty for your desk would be better?

#1 – 2013 Illustrated Little Foxes Calendar with Display Easel by Gingerber.
#2 – 2013 Confetti Desktop Calendar, Celebrate Every Day by Notes {by redletter design studio}.
#3 – 2013 CD case desk calendar with inspirational quotes by Alex Wijnen.
#4 – 2013 Desk Calendar with Birch Wood Display Stand, Pretty Patterns by Deep Blue Sea Paperie.
#5 – Small 2013 Desk Calendar – Black and Kraft by Simply Paperie.

2013 Calendars – Bold and Beautiful

Last week was fun and funky, this week we’re looking at bold and beautiful calendars. January 1st is creeping ever closer people. Have you got your 2013 calendar sorted?

#1 – Language of Flowers 2013 by The House That Lars Built.
#2 – 2013 Neon Owl Calenday by Wishbone Letterpress.
#3 – 2013 Mountain Calendar (Red Sunset) by Pam Lostracco.
#4 – 365 Days Of Sunshine by Little Things Studio.
#5 – 2013 Fine Art Calendar by The Hungry Fox.

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