Filofax & Midori Traveler's Notebook

So the notebook hoarding continues and I don't regret it one bit.

 Ariann is excited as I am!

Ariann is excited as I am!

If you're not familiar with these two, they're great companions for the creatives out there who love to doodle and organize their life in a...cute way. I've actually only discovered this less than a week ago just by lurking through Instagram. I immediately got hooked like crazy to the point where that same night, I spent literally 3 hours or so learning more about Filofax planners and how these ladies (young and old) go crazy over decorating their weeks with cute stickers and washi tape. I feel that by doing so, it is a great way to help motivate you accomplish everything on your agenda. Also, before heading off to bed my deliriousness took over and I ordered myself my very own Filofax. No regrets, okay! Then, a couple days after as I was awaiting its arrival, I went on over to Michael's to buy my first set of washi tape and stickers. I was laughing to myself because I felt like I was preparing myself for a newborn baby. I know, I've officially gone bonkers. Don't judge. 

 I've had these stamps for awhile. I can't wait to use them in my new books!

I've had these stamps for awhile. I can't wait to use them in my new books!

 Stickers, stickers, stickers and other cute things.

Stickers, stickers, stickers and other cute things.

 Gel pens from Target

Gel pens from Target

I'm all about organizing and I felt that it was time for me to have a legit planner of my own. Sure, my iPhone is more convenient but it's such a distraction! I prefer to write my To-Do Lists down and things that I need to get done in the weeks ahead. To make it even better, I get to decorate the hell out of it and make it more personal and fun. And cute of course. 

Once it arrived, I couldn't help but open and close the clasp and flip through the pages. Ahhh :) The only thing that irked me was that it only came with the weekly pages for 2015! Like seriously? We're half way through 2014, the least they could do was fill up starting from July 2014. C'monn. So, I ended up having to purchase a set of 2014 weekly pages on Etsy because they weren't available on the Filofax official website. 

Also, did I forget to mention that in between all that, I went sort of sticker crazy on Etsy? Yeah. A bit. But hey, I can't resist cuteness.

Now onto the Midori Traveler's Notebook. 

So alongside the Filofax the Midori appeared. There are many "Filofaxers" that also have a Midori and utilize it either as another planner or just to document their memories and/or travels. It may also serve as a scrapbook and journal which is what I would love to use it for as well as for my urbansketching. 

My favorite thing about the Midori is that you can insert as many refills as you can. I just ordered the sketchbook refill which is supposed to be watercolor friendly. 

I can't wait for all my notebook & planner necessities to arrive in the mail so I can officially play with them. I'm definitely going to add a lot of my personality and doodles to it. So exciting :D