Blogmas Day 12

Christmas Gifts for the Busy B

The other day, I did a blog post featuring a few of my favourite products from Busy B to help you organise your Christmas.  As a result, I spent a lot of time on the website.  And I ended up finding tons of products I think would make great gifts.  So today’s post will look at good Christmas gifts for the Busy B in your life.  I’ve categorised them into small areas, most of which are areas that I love or need in my life.  You don’t have to stick to those categories, they are just the ones that I am personally drawn to.  Essentially most of these gifts are things I personally would love to get (or already own and adore!) so you know…  It’s a selection of things I would like?

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Blogmas Day 12

Christmas Stationery Sales

Christmas is a season of giving.  It’s probably also the season to spend far too much money.  Since we have budgets to stick to, it’s a great time to look around for some bargains.  A few stationery companies I love are hosting giveaways or sales.  So I thought I’d compile a list of them so you can take advantage of them!

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Blogmas Day 12

Christmas at Busy B (+ 25% Discount)

I was kindly sent over an exclusive discount of 25% by Busy B to share with my readers.  As it’s a brand I adore, I pretty much want everything they sell.  I mean, I even checked out their wedding and baby ranges and I’m not getting married or having a baby any time soon!  Everything they sell is super cute and really functional – which I love.  I’ll definitely be raving about their products in more posts to come, if I’m honest.  However, today, I wanted to feature their Christmas range and show you some of the products you might want to get your hands on.  These are products that will help make Christmas a bit easier, more organised and a bit more special I think!  (If you’re here just for the discount code, scroll to the bottom!).  So let’s check out Christmas at Busy B.

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Blogmas Day 12

Getting Organised this Christmas

I can’t believe it’s December already, I definitely am not ready for Christmas… are you?  We’re only a few weeks away!  It’s prime time to get organised for Christmas – otherwise nothing will be done!  I’ve brought the odd thing or two, almost got all of the ideas for gifts sorted.  But if you’re like me, you may also be really behind with this year’s Christmas planning!  I did a bit of a search to find some products to inspire me to get organised.  More importantly, organised quickly – as there isn’t much time left.  I found a few products that I wanted to share today and came up with three different options for you to get into your Christmas planning.  Let me know if you find any of them useful too.

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Blogmas Day 12

Mrs Brimble’s Jingle and Mingle

I’ll be honest, my favourite kind of events to go to these days are – without a doubt – the stationery, planners and craft events.   They are amazing.  It’s a room (or several rooms) full of likeminded people who all just want to talk stationery or get crafty.  Everyone you meet is so generous and kind.  People swap their unused products with each other.  They share their washi or sticker collection.  I’ve met a lot of amazing people from these events.  The minute the event finishes, I already start looking forward to the next one.  Yesterday, I went to an event just like this – Jingle and Mingle.  It was a small casual style event, which makes it really relaxing and really good fun.

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Blogmas Day 12

Handmade Christmas Gift Guide (Under £30)

I’m a huge fan of shopping small, independent or handmade.  Christmas is no exception.  I do shop from big retailers or brands, don’t get me wrong.  But I make the conscious effort to try and shop small and support these small handmade businesses.  Rather than lining the pockets of already rich people, you actually help support small businesses to grow and help people achieve their dreams.  So I thought I would dedicate a meaningful Christmas Gift Guide to this cause.  Here’s a list of a few of my top choices for a Handmade Christmas Gift guide this year – all of which are under £30.  What better place to shop handmade than Etsy?

I’ve browsed through Etsy stores and found 10 products that stood out to me.  These were chosen because they are all meaningful to me in some way.  I love using stationery in a positive way in my life.  Writing letters to loved ones, journaling (which is a good for my mental health and self-care routine), crafting or just being inspired by beautiful artwork or motivational quotes.  I decided to choose products that range in value but all of them are under £30 each, as it’s just a little better for the budget at this time.  I will be sharing more expensive items in another post later.  So I think you should be able to find something for any stationery lover!

Whether it’s the main gift or a stocking filler, there’s things for everyone.  Be sure to also check out the individual stores, as they all have tons of other great products.  Since these are handmade products, most will be made in limited quantities or made to order so be sure to order early and check the individual shop’s policies to make sure they’ll arrive by Christmas. Continue reading “Handmade Christmas Gift Guide (Under £30)”

Blogmas Day 12

Stationery Cyber Monday Sales!

I wasn’t planning on doing this as I’ve seen far too many black friday themed posts.  However, I ended up doing some retail therapy and I’ve seen a few sales this past weekend that are brilliant and definitely worth shouting about.  I’ve already spent quite a bit of money but I still want more!  So here’s a few of my favourite Stationery Cyber Monday Sales.  If you’re into stationery, crafts or planning, you’ll want to check these out.

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Blogmas Day 12

Busy B Diary 2018

Busy B Diary 2018, Page Markers and PensIt’s never too early to plan ahead and pick out what stationery you could use in advance.  As it’s November, it’s a great time to start looking around for your 2018 diary.  I’m super excited to say that I think I’ve found the perfect one for me to carry on the go!  The Busy B Diary 2018 range has been released!  More than that, however, they are functional and oh so clever!

I am even more excited today because this is actually the first product I have received as a new Brand Ambassador for Busy B!  I am thrilled with this role as this is a company I adore.  I’ve previously featured some of their products on the blog, such as their fantastic Birthday Card Book or Address Book.  Honestly, I think I’m in love with all of their products so this is a perfect role for me.

Today we are looking at the Busy B Busy Life Diary from the “Contemporary” collection.  They also have a Busy Life diary from the “Pretty” collection, which features a lovely floral pattern.  Both of them are the same on the inside but have a different appearance. Continue reading “Busy B Diary 2018”

Blogmas Day 12

Halloween Stationery

We’re halfway through October, which can only mean one thing – it’s almost time for Halloween.  Dressing up as a child was a lot of fun.  We would go “trick or treat”-ing and ended up with buckets of sweets…  All of the kids on the street dressed up in “scary” outfits.  My go to Halloween costumes as a child was always a ghost or a witch.  Let’s be fair, both of them were very easy to do.  The ghost requires a white bed sheet and come cut out holes.  Whilst the witch could be done with a witch’s hat, a bin liner (with some holes) and a broomstick.  I definitely didn’t spend too much time or effort on dressing up but it was still a lot of fun.

Sadly, children don’t seem to celebrate the day anymore in my area.  But even adults need a little bit of the Halloween spirit in their lives.  So I thought I would share a few bits and bobs of Halloween stationery that I’m loving this year!  Personally, I’m a big fan of supporting small businesses – especially handmade and crafty ones.  So I scoured Etsy for a few things that stood out to me.

Now stickers are probably my favourite thing to stock up on.  I have far too many but still always want some more!  They are great to use in journals, memory keeping, planners, cardmaking or scrapbooking to list a few.  So I thought they would be the perfect place to start.  Here’s a few Halloween themed stickers that jumped out at me (pun intended)! Continue reading “Halloween Stationery”

Blogmas Day 12

Stationery Self-Care

Self-care is a topic that I preach all the time. It’s so important for your wellbeing to make time for yourself. However, I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve neglected my own self-care in the past few months. I have spent most of my time wallowing in self-pity, for sure, at the problems I was going through. My self-care game has been pretty lacking. In all honesty, I actually only noticed this because a friend made me promise him to look after myself when he’s not around. And on reflection, I realised that he may be onto something… So, in order to keep this promise, I’ve decided to make the rest of September the time where I try to reinforce the habit. And stationery makes me happy… Thus, Stationery Self-Care!

Since stationery makes me happy (I’m an addict, okay?!), a lot of my self-care ideas actually revolve around it. There’s plenty of ideas that don’t involve stationery but… eh! I thought it might be nice to create a list of stationery related self-care ideas that I can practice in the next few weeks. I figured, if I list them all now then I can use it as inspiration on the lethargic days. Since this is a long term game, I’ll definitely be putting non-stationery self-care on the list afterwards too. For now, this is a fun way to get started!

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