Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Recent Stationery Buys + Wishlist

Hi!

I love this time of year because the shops are full of Back-to-School stuff - including moutains of stationery. I got a few bits from Tesco, Dealz and Paperchase, and I thought I'd show them to you today and talk about some bits on my wishlist.


Tesco

Sharpies: €4.50 | Sticky Arrows: €1.25 | Mini Sticky Notes Cube: €1.75 

I saw Sara with these Sharpies on Snapchat and had to copy her, they're gorgeous colours. I got the arrow stickers and post-its for book reviewing and studying for the Driver Theory Test. Tesco have tonnes of stuff in at the moment and most of it is very reasonably priced, I know they've got another large Sharpie pack for €10 - really good value considering the price of an individual one.

Dealz

Notebook: €1.49 | Gel Pen Set: €1.49

Dealz have a great range of stationery all year round - these gel pens are very neon and brilliant for headers or numbers if you're a list freak like me. The notebook is nothing special - but I thought the pastel colour was cute. The pens do run out pretty quickly - you can see from the pink one how much it has gone down and I only used it a few times - but for €1.49 who's complaining?

Paperchase

Pink Zip File: €2.25 | 10 Subject Notebook: €8.50 | Address Book: €7.00 | Planner: €5.50

What brought me to the Paperchase website in the first place was the mention of this planner by Joanne in the Lovely Girlie Bits July Monthly Favourites video. The rest of the stuff just kinda....fell into the basket. Here's a better look at the planner;


It's really helpful for planning out your day and staying on track, that weird satisfaction of ticking things off is really motivational. Not entirely sure why there's a ruler on one end, but anyway - if I were to find a gripe with this, it would be that I like to look back over what I've done and this is designed so that you rip the top page off when you've completed a day, so I'd love a cover on it, but it's not a major issue. There's some great offers on the Paperchase site at the minute - discounts when you spend over a certain amount, free delivery over €50 - I had my cart loaded to the hilt but whittled it down to just over €25 for all in the picture including postage. It would be very, very easy for a stationery fiend to lose the run of themselves on that site.

Wishlist



Ban.do 17-month agenda - Florabunda By now, you've all seen the ban.do "I Am Very Busy" diary that Sera took Snapchat by storm with. As the weeks have gone by, I've completely gone off it in favour of the floral version, or even the gold. I've got my pre-order in at Hippenings, who launch on August 28th. The agendas will be available in September. If you'd like to pre-order too, head over to the Hippenings Facebook Page.

Gorjuss Thank You Card Set Santoro's Gorjuss range is one of my favourites - I have a couple of the notebooks but would love one of these notecard sets. Postage from the website is a killer, so it's definitely a Parcel Motel job, but I can't justify it at the minute due to the bad €/£ exchange rate. Ditto with the magnetic bookmarks, they're so nice but I just wish they were a little easier to come by!

Bic Cristal Fun Pens this pack is under €3 in Tesco at the moment, so it'll be coming home with me on Thursday. Bic pens are my favourite, and I had this pack before but used them up. I USED THEM UP. Never happens. Okay, I lost one of the green ones but I used the rest!

Kate Spade Polka Dot Agenda & Chic Happens Journal Both of these are available from My Shining Armour at the moment (who also stocks ban.do) - I love that the journal has six ribbon bookmarks included. I love the look of all Kate Spade's stationery, it's clean and beautiful.

Do I need more notebooks or journals? Nope. But I'm also thinking now that I'd quite like another to-do list book or some heart shaped post-its or a glitter pencil case...........

It's a disease.



23 comments:

  1. I prefer the Florbunda too just love the bright colours of it. I have the Bic pastel pens I am in love with them like little bits of happiness on the page. I'm so glad you got the sharpies Danielle picked them up too lol who doesn't love stationery :)

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    1. Little bits of happiness is a GREAT way to explain the pens! I really hope they still have them in store tomorrow, I love the purple one :)

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  2. A woman after my own heart!

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    1. Can't beat a few pens and notebooks :)

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  3. Love all of these.... I would love a Kate Spade Diary or the hippenings one... thinking i can justify one next year as my " wedding planner diary" LOL i've never spent more that 5e on a notebook!!!
    The gel pens from Dealz run out so quick, but at least their cheap to replace.

    Also Penneys notebooks are coming up the world, they have a really cool leather cover Ironman face once at the moment that looks like a moleskin <3

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    1. The notebooks are scary prices but they're 17 month ones so they're good up to 2017, I've seen the Penneys ones on insta but I can never find them in our Penneys, there are some Tokidoki ones in the UK Penneys and some vintage Disney ones here somewhere too but we never get the good stuff!!

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  4. I spend so much money on Stationary as it is, but now I really want your Paperchase planner! Love seeing all the pretty things I can't afford :) x

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    1. The Paperchase planner is great, but you know what - it's NOT essential. I've seen some amazing printouts on your blog and I reckon they'd be really easy to knock up on the computer x

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  5. I'm such a stationary fanatic and Paperchase do some amazing stuff! The day organiser is so cute and practical xx

    A Little Peep Into My Life

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    1. Paperchase really do have lovely things, I hope they have a sale at some point!

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  6. I like Santoro's Gorjuss range too, I did find some on eBay but haven't bought any (yet).

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    1. I got my notebooks on eBay too, the website is lovely but the exchange rate is sinful! The 'dusk' range is fab x

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  7. jesus!

    That is all!

    Holy shit - I'm gonna read this again.
    That's how much I like it!

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    1. Hahaha good woman yourself Siobhan! :)

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  8. Those Bic pens will also be coming home to me (how cute are those colours! Love them) Also have my eye on the sharpie bumper pack.
    I do like those Ban.do planners (the gold is a beaut) mainly due to how affordable they are compared to Erin Condren and the rest (I would in my arse pay $75 for a glorified notebook)
    Fair play for doing your theory test, you'll fly through it! x

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    1. I love the Bic pens, they're so handy PLUS there's no risk of my husband robbing them! The Erin Condren ones are gorgeous but I agree, the price is way off. Even those Kate Spade ones are pricey - I do like the ban.do a lot, it still makes me a little sick to think of paying nearly €30 for a notebook but I suppose they are good all through next year too! Thanks so much, if I could knuckle down and read the book I'd be doing well x

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    1. I love how many of us really like stationery! x

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  10. Great Haul, I love stationary and pens! This is the perfect time of the year to get killer deals.

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    1. It really is, there are so many good offers at the moment!

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  11. I'm desperately trying to resist that ban.do diary as all of Dublin will have it but I fear resistance is futile!

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  12. I'll be honest, my deep love of stationery is partly why I became a teacher, I can completely justify all the purchases in August 'cos I REALLY need it ;) That Paperchase planner shall be mine!!!!

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  13. Oh my god I'm a stationary nerd too! I love the planner from Paperchase, the colours are gorgeous. I'm more excited to buy stationary than I am to return to college!

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