Picks Of The Week 

Unfortunately due some real life commitments I will no longer be able to run a Picks Of The Week post. 

However as I do really enjoy reading your content and sharing it with the rest of the interwebs so I will be doing a Picks Of The Month post instead.

My first post of this will be at the end of August and will continue to be monthly at the end of the month.

If anything changes anytime I will go back to publishing a Pick Of The Week again.

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 

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Ugly Bug Does Rockabilly Rebel.

*Disclaimer – This box is given to me free of charge as part of the design team. It does not alter or change my opinion of the goods received *

This box…is soooo good. Very different from any other subscription boxes I’ve seen

In the A5 box I received :

* A planner dashboard 

*3 sticker sheets

*A personalised charm

* Sticky notes heart pack

*2 Washi

* Gem paperclip 

The dashboard Rockabilly Rebel image was created by Tamara Van Wijk and you get buy her designs here Illustrations By T.

Again this box did not fail to deliver. Michelle is doing amazingly well with this and even has a special Christmas in July Box special this month as a one off.

For more details on how to order, sneak peeks and other UglyBugDoes goodness please click the following links:)

UglyBugDoes Website and Blog

UglyBugDoes Etsy

UglyBugDoes Facebook

UglyBugDoes Twitter

UglyBugDoes Instagram

Brutally Honest Confessions: Day To Day Stresses

For today’s instalment we asked the Facebook group what they would like to see us discuss. One of the points suggested was how we deal with day to day stresses.

Honestly it is hard to say how I deal on a day to day basis with stress as it is a contant factor. I don’t tend to overly focus on it as I feel it then gives it more control and power over me.

I do find life at times extremely difficult. I have a toddler with food and behavioural issues whilst trying to self remedy my post-natal depression. 

For me what I find is probably the biggest help is routine. Both myself and my LO are sticklers for routine. If I try to do anything different it causes a negative reaction. 

Therefore my days do sometimes feel boring and mundane and I often feel stuck in a rut however by keeping a routine for us I often find that days can much easier and we have more fun because we are both relaxed. 

As most parents know, especially ones who are stay at home parents. A childs mood heavily changes with yours. If I don’t feel great and I am in a negative mood then usually thats exactly how my LO ends up feeling, and vice versa.

Planning helps massively with this too as it gives me am outlet, something for me. On an evening once my LO is in bed and my partner is home I often unwind by reading a book or watching some TV series.

All in all it’s just about getting by, getting through each day as it arrives and reminding myself to be grateful for the good things that happen, for the fact that no matter how bad I feel my day has gone, it could be worse.

I’d love to hear how you deal with your day to day stresses.

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 

Today I did Something New….

Today was the day that I took part in something for the first time.

I donated blood. I have always been afraid of needles (yet love tattoo’s)  to much to even consider it however recently I’ve been thinking about how lucky I am to have the blood type I do.

I am O Negative,  lucky enough to match every other blood group out there. I felt it was my responsibility to share this with people who need it, I’m doing my bit to save a life, or lives.

The 475ml that I donated will go to between 4-6 people. Some at the end of their lives, some at the beginning. 

I’m proud of myself for doing it, something I never believed I would be able to go ahead with.

I also got some little stickers for my planner and journal too, so that was a bonus:)


For anyone who is considering donating I’d urge you to go check it out. It is incredibly rewarding.

Thanks for reading. 

Emma-Louise x

TSO: Bookclub Box Launch

Hello and Welcome!

I have some really exciting news to share with you all today.

Monday 1st August sees the launch of my new business. 

A Bookclub monthly box will be available to pre-order.

There will be 10 boxes to start with and available only within the UK to start with.

Each box will come with a book and a minimum of 3 accessories that follow the same theme.

The boxes will be available on Etsy and are priced at £15 each excluding postage. There is also an add-on option for customers to purchase signed for delivery. 

Boxes will be shipped between the 27th of the current month and the 1St of the following month, this is to give flexibility with any weekend shipping dates.

I have set up an Instagram account: tsg_bookclub_box and a Facebook group where I will post sneak peeks, shop info and have a monthly book discussion on the featured box book.

I have two wonderful reps to work with who will post updates and reviews on the boxes.

Kelly Vizma, owner of A Beautiful Plan

Here are Kelly’s social media details.

Blog: A Beautiful Plan

IG:  Kelly Vizma Instagram

YouTube : Kelly Vizma YouTube 

Chloe Murray

YouTube Chloe Murray YouTube 

IG: Chloe Murray Instagram

Blog: Chloe’s Thoughts

I am really excited to start this venture! 

Stay tuned for more information. 

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x

Confessions Of A Plannerholic #4 

Welcome to another edition of Confessions Of A Plannerholic. 

Today we have another Q&A session. Before I get started I would love to hear from you, would you like us to feature a particular topic or have questions to pose?  If so please feel free to leave a comment or send a mail via our Facebook page and we will gladly arrange it.

We are also still looking for contributors.

Okay, let’s begin

1) How many planners do you own?

I’ve actually had quite a scale back over the last few months however I still have a fair few.

Grey Wellness Planner by Kikki-K 

Mint Webster’s Pages Traveler’s Notebook

Walnut Webster’s Pages Traveler’s Notebook 

Nordic Paperchase Planner

Heidi Swapp Memory Planner

Webster’s Pages Pink Planner

I also have 2 clipbooks but I consider them notebooks rather than planners.

2) What is your favourite Pen?

My absolute favourite Pen is the Uniball Signo Sakura 0.38 nib. I have to order these from China but I love them.

3) Do you have a favourite theme?

At the moment I am loving floral and Boho themes.

4) How many rolls of washi do you own?

Urm..lol. At my last count it was around 400 however I haven’t actually checked for a couple of months but I have got rid of a few and gained a few so I suspect I am still hovering around that number.

5) Stickers or Washi?

Washi, always washi. I love stickers but I find washi is more versatile. 

6) Rings, Discs or Coils?

I tend to have more ring planners but I do like the other types to. Rings are always my go to though. 

Thank you for taking the time to read.

​For other instalments of Confessions Of A Plannerholic please see the following Blogs and Vlogs and join our Facebook Group to stay up to date:)

Soggy Musings 

Pennygate Crafts

Beautifully Broken Vicky

A Beautiful Plan 

UglyBugDoes 

Katy Evans Plans YouTube

UglyBugDoes YouTube

The Stationery Geekette x

Picks Of The Week #13

Apologies for last week, I was terribly ill and didn’t get the chance to post.

Welcome to another edition of Picks Of  The Week. 

If you would like to be monitored for this please send an email to Thestationerygeekette@yahoo.com 
Or alternatively leave a comment with a link to your blog below:)

1) Modern Day Girl Blog – Ideas To Make You More Reflective
2) A Busy Bee’s Life – Guilt After Maternity Leave

3) weegiemidget – Gormless Gregory Gets A Girl

4) Soggy Musings – How To Keep Your Narrative Promises

5) Ginger-Fox – Essential Pokemon Go Tips

6) Saturday On A Wednesday – Scottish Highlands

 
7A Beautiful Plan – Confessions Of A Plannerholic #3

8) How To GYST – How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World: Networking

9) My Mini Adventurer – Olympic Themed Kids Activities

 10) Midwife And Life – 4 Ways To Revamp Your Living Room On A Budget

YouTube pick of the week. 

UglyBugDoes 

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x

Brutally Honest Confessions: Normal Women Getting By… 

Today’s post is the Truth About Pregnancy. 
In my last Truth About post I discussed what conception was like from my perspective and now I will take it to the next stage, pregnancy. 

For many women pregnancy is wonderous, it makes them glow and they love every single second of it. For others like me it is horrendous, with one problem after another from very early on.

I have always been able to tell I am pregnant within the first few weeks, mostly because from around 4 weeks gone I am horrendously ill. I don’t know why they refer to it as morning sickness because it usually occurs morning, noon and night.

With my first born I was so ill I spent most of the first 7 months in and out of hospital on a drip because I couldn’t eat or drink a thing. I remember just sleeping the days away hoping it would end.

Every little smell set me off been violently ill, some smells I still cannot be around or it invokes that nauseous feeling again.

I dreaded following pregnancies for this exact reason. With my 2nd child morning sickness only lasted around 4 months and it was 6 months with my last child, luckily I didn’t need to be hospitalised for it much with the last two.

Even when the sickness starts to wear off things didn’t get much better. Then comes the awful heartburn that just will not let up despite drinking pints of antacid, then there is the spd…Oh spd is great. I mean having your partner having to dress you be cause you’re in agony is so dignified.

You’re massive, can’t see your feet,  wearing a brace to keep your pelvis in place and need to walk with a crutch. Marvellous! 

Don’t get me wrong,  being pregnant is amazing. Afterall you are growing another human, it is bound to effect you in so many ways.

I just wish that people would be more open about the issues thar can come with it. The sickness, the spd, the constant thrush, the piles, having a cold and not been able to even have a lemsip.

Too many times I see pregnancy glossed over, talk of wonderful hair, glowing skin, no weight gain except a tiny perfect bump. The realities for most of us are very different. 

I love my children with all my heart and I have struggled to give them life, not just with the pain of labour but the pain of pregnancy. 

I’ve earned that spot in their home when I’m old and decrepit!

I was the perfect image of a pale skinned, greasy haired, overly massive pregnant woman wearing a brace, crutches and looking stressed 🙂

Thank you for reading another BHC and please get in touch at BH_Confessions@yahoo.com if you’d like to discuss any topics.

Emma x

My Quote Insert

Quotes often carry with them some personal connection, something that resonates with you on a deeper level.

I have always scribbled quotes down in my planners and sometimes I end up losing them or they are not all kept collectively together. 

I decided the best way to record my favourite quotes would be to have an insert in my Traveler’s Notebook dedicated purely to them.

I have used washi and watercolours to make the page pop a little more but I’m really happy with how it is going so far. Now all I need to do is refer to this when I want to read something inspiring.

Do you have any favourite quotes?
Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x 

My Book Journal 

I love reading. I have been an avid reader since I was very young and I imagine that I will continue to be as I get older.

I never usually track my books, take notes or review them on paper (I’ve done a few reviews on this blog).

Since getting the Webster’s Pages Traveler’s Notebook I decided to create a book journal insert so I could make notes on the books I am reading, review them, write about them and then eventually I will convert them into blog posts.

I started my book journal with a little book shelf picture I drew and listed each book I wanted to read before moving on to others. 

While I haven’t been using it long I do really enjoy making notes in it and writing down my thoughts on the book.

I’d love to hear from you if you keep a book journal and are an avid reader. Do you have any tips of what to record in the journal I may not have thought of?

Thanks for reading. 

The Stationery Geekette x