I like to think I’m pretty organised but can definitely empathise with a recent survey by Post-it Index which found that 83 per cent of women have to flag up articles on a weekly basis, as they’re just too busy to read them properly at the time. I’m constantly flagging emails, blog posts and tasty looking recipes but find it really hard to ever get back to look at them….
Despite living in this digital world I much prefer reading magazines and books, perhaps because they’re more visible and not hidden away when I close the lid of my laptop At this time of year I couldn’t live without my colourful little Post-It Index tabs. They are so much more reliable than folding over a page in a magazine or recipe book! In fact 60 per cent of those surveyed have folded a corner over only to come back later and find it unfolded, losing their page.
I’m a bit of a stationery addict so enjoy using my Cath Kidston Christmas organiser to keep on top of everything. It’s a great place for me to keep present lists, recipe and menu ideas and I’ve been enjoying using my Post-It Index tabs to colour code the different sections. I’ve also been adding craft projects to keep the children busy and some decoration ideas I’ve cut out of magazines.
The Post-It Index tabs are repositionable, which means you can use them again and again. You can even write on them too, perfect for leaving a subtle note when you find something to add to your Christmas list, just in case your husband *happens* to come across it
Don’t forget to follow the Post-it UK Facebook page for more ideas on how to be organised with Post-It Index tabs and other products.
Today was a real pleasure as I got a chance to attend the second Mumsnet Blogfest. Last year was amazing, (was it really 12 months ago?) so I had high expectations for today.
The day started off well with a lovely walk to the station.
Before I knew it I had swapped my rural idyll for Kings Cross and couldn’t resist a quick look around the shops. First stop was Cath Kidston where I treated myself to a new cover for my iPad mini featuring her little birds print, a tin of Christmas mints and a roll of Happy Xmas! tape. They have some lovely Christmas products and it was really hard to limit myself to these!
Then it was on to Paperchase for a selection of Christmas postcards for swapping. I love their retro prints and they had lots to choose from.
After I had spent all my money it was on to Blogfest where I heard some amazing people talk, such as Lionel Shriver and AL Kennedy. Listening to them speak was definitely the high point of my day although all the sessions gave me lots of food for thought. I left before Jo Brand gave the closing keynote as I felt exhausted and was happy to go home after a lovely day out with my purchases and Blogfest goody bag
I had a very small splurge in Cath Kidston whilst we were in Marlborough the other week. The shop is in a beautiful historic building on the High Street and I was drooling over the way it was decorated. I really loved the framed vintage fabrics and tea towels in the shop. There was also a display of five vintage bevelled mirrors hung in a row at the top of a wall. It reminded me of the way this blogger has displayed her collection down her staircase, she was clearly trend-setting the whole thing back in 2010!
We’re still deciding on colour schemes around our home so I kept my purchases to the minimum, despite the sale that was going on. A while ago I joined #PostCircle organised by Miss Beatrix. It’s lovely to receive snail mail and a great excuse to buy beautiful stationery. Therefore I treated myself to pretty pastel labels and a roll of classic stickers to decorate the envelopes I send.
A pretty handbag mirror also caught my eye, in Cath Kidstons’ dairy rose pattern. I’m hoping to make a little case for it from a pattern in Felt Sew Good, the latest felt sewing book I have been drooling over!
These would make great stocking fillers too. Can you tell I’ve been thinking about Christmas already?