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A New Family Member!

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So when it comes to planners I am far from the worst but I definitely have an established problem.

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I am tried and true Filofax lover which has been established. I bought the Kikki K… received it on a Friday… then sold it before the weekend was out. I thought for sure it would Filofax only from then on. I had been eyeing the color crush though. Webster, being more scrapbook than business, pulled me in with pretty colors and shiny things. But they were always sold out so it was never a problem… until I discovered scrapbook.com. And, of course, they had the white planner with gold interior available…. my college football team colors… how could I resist!?!? So there is a new member of the family… let me introduce to you Goldie… my Webster Planner Color Crush Planner…

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Then comes the process of deciding what parts to keep and moving in….

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Turns out Webster does dividers and calendar pages pretty well so I keep them…. and had too much fun decorating pages for the twentieth time this year… 🙂

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The month pages are embossed with the month in gold and then just plain so I used a polaroid stamp and gold ink and printed off some meaningful pictures to personalize the months.

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At the end of every month, there is a “this and that” section with the dates just listed.  I used January for “big things” because it seemed like there was a lot of special moments that month and then February for a gratitude journal because I was bursting with gratitude moving to GA. I am using this to keep track of instagram challenges for this month.

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This planner was definitely made by a scrapbooking company which is a positive because the pages are divine. But the tabs just weren’t practical for what I use my planner for so I covered them with gold washi and made my usual tabs. I am trying to use pretty paper for all my notes and keep it decorative and scrapbook-y…

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So all around I do like this planner. For the price, it is a great starter planner. The rings are far from Filofax quality and need some encouragement to stay closed at the very top as I have found with all non-filo’s. But it’s so pretty it’s actually forgivable. It has the inside pockets just like my beloved Domino but with the exception of the credit card like slots they definitely don’t budge as much so it seems they are much more for decoration.

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There is a little notepad in the back that it very convenient. And it definitely holds a lot. The rings are just slightly larger than the personal domino. I will be using it for the time being. I know I know I will end up back in a Filo but I will be taking the vibe of the color crush with me for sure!

Now if only Filofax did a white planner with gold accents…. And don’t get me started on the gold Filo that Facebook keeps reminding me I love because I looked at it one two many times on ebay but can’t justify spending over $150…. maybe one day. 😛   So overall I am having a fun “vacation” from my Filo but I know I will always find my way home.

Next to get a cute craftmate folio so my new planner doesn’t get lonely!
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xoxo

Sarah

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5 thoughts on “A New Family Member!

  1. I’ve purchased the Gold Colour Crush planner that has pink inside! I’m at the stage where I’m trying to figure out what pages to use and what to do about the dividers… I’m way too indecisive!
    All of my planners I usually give a theme or certain colour scheme, and for my gold colour crush I can’t help but keep thinking “Victoria’s Secret” (which I LOVE!).
    You’ve inspired me to stop procrastinating and get to work on it!
    Kel
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  2. Hey Sarah
    I love ur new colour crush planner. I have been seeing loads going around the web lately and they are all so pretty. 😊

    I am hosting a blogiversary giveaway over on my blog. There are two prizes and you could either win a Filofax or other stationery bits. Here’s the link.
    http://imachoccakeaholic.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/1st-blogiversary-filofax-giveaway-and.html?m=1
    Joanny 😊

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  3. Dude! Your collection has grown so much! I love the white & the gold x

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  4. I could never keep a white planner clean!

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