June 03, 2016

Craft & Planner Haul

June 1st was a very anticipated day for the entire planner community. 

After days of making decisions...
(matte black or gold; vegan leather or classic; colorful or neutral?)
...and even more days of waiting and agonizing over June 1st of 2016 to finally come, it was here...

We woke up at dawn, we crawled to the kitchen and made ourselves a mug of coffee, we grabbed our coupon codes and our credit cards, and spent just a few more minutes waiting. Browsing the website to kill just a little bit more time; deciding if we need the magnetic bookmarks, or a new set of pens.

Just minutes before, our hands are shaking, our coffee mug is only half full, and we continue to refresh, with the small glimmer of hope that the page will be open seconds early.

But with a flash the time is here, and we can finally...finally...order our new 2016-2017 Erin Condren planners...and we feel complete...

...but only until the feeling of wait settles back into our systems, when we realize it wouldn't arrive until the end of the month.

If only that were oh so true. I mean, majority of it was, except I decided to leave out the entire part about the website freezing, the items being kicked out of the shopping cart, it taking some people over two hours to finally get their order in. Or like in my case, I had the high hope of ordering before class, but was quickly denied with technological issues.

With the Erin Condren website not working, a rough day of accounting classes, and finals being only a few days away, I thought I deserved to spoil myself a little...and that is exactly what I did.

"Splurge" may be an understatement...because who in the world buys three planners in one day?

I went to both Hobby Lobby and Michael's, as well as my local dollar tree. There were a few things that I needed to pick up, including new paperclips, envelopes and washi tape.

Of course I can't walk into the Dollar Tree and just pick up what I need, there is always something there that catches my eye. Even though I know I shouldn't be doing it, I justify buying it simply because "it's only a dollar!!"

But when I saw these amazing glitter sheets, in so many colors, I couldn't resist and had to pick up at least a few.

I decided to go with brown envelopes when it comes to Etsy order on Turning Pages Co. I thought it would be easier to decorate with washi tape, paint or whatever else I come up with, without having to worry about if colors match or clash.

Walking into Michael's I was lucky enough to have stumbled in during a 40% off washi tape sale, and choose the ones shown above. They are all from the Recollections line, and were just a little over a dollar.

With the school year quickly coming to an end, a gift card in hand, and no textbooks to buy for another four months, I thought it would be fun to head into my university book store and pick up a few goodies there. The things I picked up there include these wide variety of Stabilo pens, as well as a Finito pen and a Frixion pen.

These are just too cute! I can't wait to start using them in all of my new planners and on packages for Turning Pages Co!

Now to the PLANNERS!!

The first planner I actually purchased was the Erin Condren planner. Sadly, that one isn't coming until the end of June...

The second planner I purchased was the Happy Planner in the floral print. I've been eye-balling this planner for quite sometime now, but have never gotten myself to buy it. But today was the day! 

Where's a peek at the inside! 

I was lucky enough to actually have a 40% off coupon for this planner, so be sure to check the Michael's website before purchasing one for yourself! The coupon took around $12 off!

Here's another peek! 

You'll be seeing more in upcoming Plan with Me videos, as well as sticker release and demonstration videos for Turning Pages Co.

As if two planners wasn't enough, I also picked up the Recollection planner, and the calendar insert. This planner is such high quality, extremely cute and has a whole bunch of different accessories available in stores.

Here are some of the accessories I purchased. I went ahead and picked up the "I'm Too Busy" book, that's filled with grid lined pages as well as a "L" charm that I plan to hang onto my planner!

So if you've made it this far, thank you so much for stopping by Turning Pages Co and taking the time to see what I've been up to.

Please let me know if you've picked up any planner goodies! I would love to see what you think!

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