R-Kive Leather Journal Review (ad)

Hey!

So a little while back I was approached by the lovely Dyanna over at R-Kive Leather to see if I would like to try out one of their products in exchange for a little PR work. Of course I jumped at the chance because I have been eyeing these up for over a year now and desperately wanted one.

Once we decided on the leather, I then had to decide on the type of notebook cover I wanted. Now this was no easy thing. In the end we decided to go with a B6 Hobonichi weeks hybrid. Now this may sound odd but in fact it just means adding a little extra height to the B6 to allow for the weeks to sit in the pocket.

The cover arrived just before christmas and I have not had the chance until now to get this post written so let’s get cracking.

First of all it arrived beautifully wrapped and well packaged. The smell of the leather was so good, I could smell it before I even opened the envelope.

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The leather itself….WOW it is absolutely gorgeous. I love floppy leathers so this could not have been more perfect, it is so so soft and silky. It is an absolute dream to touch and it is so tactile. I imagine it may mark easily but let’s be realistic, who doesn’t love a marked up, well worn journal?!

There was some great size pocket inside, two at the front along with a credit card size pocket then another pocket at the back which you can slot the weeks into. It came with 4 strings and some B6 journals already made up for me. The elastic is quite thin, my personal preference would have been to have thicker strings so I will probably change them out at some point. The spine was not reinforced, something I hadn’t thought of or specified but not I have seen the flexibility of the leather I would probably add a reiforced spine on hindsight as it just gives more structure to the overall cover.

It fits the Weeks and the B6 notebooks beautifully, however, for now I have decided to use it to hold my B6 Staology journal. When I have hospital stays for surgeries though It will be used to house everything I need to take with me.

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All in all this is a beautifully made cover. The leather and workmanship is extremely good and I will be ordering another at some point in the future.

Thank you so much Dyanna for making this for me and allowing me the opportunity to try one of your beautiful creations.

You can find out more about R-Kive Leather here and visit their shop here.

Thank you so much for reading.

Emma-Louise x

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SecretDiaryCo Travelers Notebook {Review and Set-Up}

You know I love nice pretty planners. Well, I was really excited when a friend of mine decided to start making and selling traveler’s notebooks.

I was lucky enough to receive a really nice surprise that she had made for me in my favourite colours.


I was surprised at just how big this was. It is an A6 size but it fits so much. I have set it up as a writing planner while I work on my novel.

There are two really nice large pockets in it and unlike a standard design TN it is a trifold with a popper opening. Just look at the rose gold metalwork!

Here Are some more beautiful pics of my set up.

The beautiful vellum dashboard is from FabPlannerPrint and the paperclip are from Notes and Clips.

To order one of Sarah’s amazing TN’s or one of her monthly TN Planner Kits then you can visit her website here.

You can also use the following code for a nifty little discount.


Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x

Planner Girls Collective: My Planner Journey {Why I plan}

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Hey everyone,

It’s been a few weeks since my last Planner Girl’s Collective post but I am back on track now (thanks, Easter!).

This week we are discussing our planner journey’s, and why it is we use planners.

I have always loved stationery and organisers but up until early 2015, I didn’t realise just what a world it was.

I had a baby in late 2014 and during pregnancy and early motherhood I found out about A Bowl Full Of Lemons and revolutionised my organisation however it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Post-natal depression that I got my first Filofax.

With everything going on in my head and with having a newborn, house to run and 2 other older children it was a necessity for me to just know what my life was doing on a day to day basis.

About 4-6 months later I discovered planner groups on Facebook and I was introduced to other planner manufacturers, traveller’s notebooks, washi, stickers. You name it, I found it. My world suddenly got a lot bigger and a lot brighter.

I have since discovered creative journaling, memory planning, and other forms of planning and journaling which I have come to rely on not sure to organise my life but to organise my head.

People may not understand this obsession, that is fine they don’t need to but for me, it helps me organise my thought’s and has helped with my PND in a huge way.

Planning for me is a lifeline, not just a hobby. Without them, my life would be chaos.

To see why the other ladies in the group plan and to read their journey please visit their blogs listed below.

My Chaotically Eclectic Life

The Scrapbook Girl 

Kerry-May Makes 

Joanna’s Planner

Thanks for reading.

The Stationery Geekette x