Friday, February 28, 2014

Just a quick note for everyone

This blog used to but I changed the name to as I felt strawbubbi didn't sum up what my blog is about. I post mainly Filofax/Stationery things at the moment, but I will be also posting more about my life, being in college, studying to become a paramedic, and my general thoughts and interests :)


Review of Chaotic Stationery order

I ordered three different washi tapes from chaoticstationery on February 17th 2014 and I received it on February 24th 2014. This is my first time ordering 1) of instagram and 2) from chaoticstationery, so I wanted to do a review on my experience and order satisfaction for others to read. The washi tapes Venetia sells are 1 yard long, which makes it really easy to keep them in your Filofax card slots for easy access when you're away from home, as well as trying washi tapes out you want to buy rolls of but are not sure if you will like them.

 ** When ordering from Instagram, please look for reviews of the seller as there have recently been some fakes **

This was what I received in the envelope; the three washi tapes (1 yard long each) on a clear plastic which fits easily in my A5 Finsbury credit card slots. I also got a lovely cute note from Venetia herself (I love when sellers add a little thank you note as it makes your purchase feel more special!).

These are the washi tapes stuck on my desk so you can see what they will look on a clear background (note: the pink paper on the blue washi tape is from a piece of paper, it wasn't sent like that). I love all the washi tapes, they're easy to cut and stick on the paper, they give a clear finish and don't come up once on the paper. 

I am definitely going to order some more washi tapes from Venetia as the shipping was very fast from Greece to England. The washi tape is good quality and the way it is packaged makes it easy to either leave at home or have on the go inside your Filofax or a stationery pouch/pencil case. I would definitely recommend her services, she is a very lovely person, great communication and is very happy to work to your needs :) The price for the three washi tapes and shipping was $6/£3.58, a very good price in my opinion.

If you're interested in ordering from chaoticstationery, get in touch with her via her Instagram, check out her blogspot, or email her:

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My Week #8

This week was a basic pink theme with animals (owls, a fox and a cat) sticky notes and stickers ^.^ I'm not quite girly but having a pink cute theme definitely brightens up my weeks and my mood. The back of the project life card has my week dinners on them :)

How was your week? Do you pre-plan your weekly layout and themes?

Monday, February 17, 2014

My Week #7

This week was blue, yellow and white themed. Everything you see besides the very important sticky note and the washi tape was sent to me :)

How was your week?

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Filling Up My Expedit Unit From Ikea

I bought the IKEA Expedit shelving unit a few weeks ago, and I love it! My bedroom furniture is white, and my desk is also from IKEA, so it fits in very well. At first, I really didn't know what I was going to fill it with. I mainly thought about boxes (either white or a rainbow scheme) and maybe some cute thing here and there... But now I've moved all of my books there in a rainbow order as I had too many to fit on my desk shelf. I really like the look of it, and wanted to show how I had set mine up! I'm still looking for more boxes to put on the bottom 4 shelves to hold Filofax related things (washi tapes, stickers, sticky notes etc) and a place to put anything college related. 

So yeah, this is my current set up! I love seeing how others set their units up so if you have one please let me know and I'll check it out :) My inspiration was from various pinterest and Flickr photos as well as Angela from paperlovestory, so thank you Angela for the inspiration!

Saturday, February 08, 2014

My Week #6

Nothing much happened this week. I ordered a new pair of gym shoes and two tops which were on sale from Sports Direct and it arrived Monday, and also started the Insanity workout. I got paid on the Friday which was nice ^_^ I had a Functional Skills maths exam Thursday morning which went okay *fingers crossed* and had my first Samaritans training session Saturday!

How was your week? Did you try anything for the first time?

Sunday, February 02, 2014

My Week #5

This week I was feeling quite girly and cute, so I put that into my week design and I'm pretty happy with it! The stickers were sent to me in a swap with a lovely girl called Rebecca from America. I sent her a Filofax and she sent me some goodies in return. She also sent me the heart and pink sticky notes. The "I'm with you rain or shine" sticky note was sent to me by someone else (I have an awful memory).  And all washi tapes were from eBay.

How was your week?