Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pages of a washi tape collection

Over the past year, I've been so fortunate and grateful for all the snail mail, penpals, and Instagram friends I've made and came across. Thanks to them, my washi collection has grown significantly!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Using my Midori clear zipper pocket

I did a little nature hiking over the weekend and decided to take the Midori notebook along for the first time. Being that I only have 2 notebooks inside, it wasn't too much of a hassle to carry around. It did get a little windy at times so I made sure to protect it within my backpack because I still try to be careful with the soft leather cover. Even though my traveler's notebook isn't brand new anymore (being as I've had it for almost a year now), I still treat her like my little baby. 
And instead of packing my wallet this time, I just used my handy clear zipper pocket. I had already planned on riding the tram up the canyon, so I knew some dollar bills were needed. Oh, and I also threw in some organic fruit strips that fit in comfortably for my mid-hike snack. 

Anyone else enjoying a favorite Midori accessory of theirs? 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

What's in my bag

The Contents:

#1- Water: I make sure to always have this with me. Living in the desert can really drain the life out of you...literally.
#2- Daily planner: I typically don't carry my Hobonichi planner around, but for the past few weeks I've been journaling in my free time. I realized that most of my creative thoughts reveal themselves during the mid afternoon.
#3- Wristlet wallet- A birthday gift from last year that I've been using ever since.
#4- Phone case- Loving my new Note 2 case. I might as well call this my wallet too.
#5- Gum- Always got to keep that breath in check, especially after some korean bbq. I really know how to pile on the garlic.
#6- Pens and roll-on perfume- These are a must.You never know who's contact information you're going to need or directions you'll have to draw out. And the perfume is for those pop-up dinners and Happy Hours after work.
#7- Snack- I keep a small bag of nuts or fruit with me to avoid binge eating. 
#8- Lip gloss- because I'm not much of a lipstick or lip balm kind of girl.
#9- Notebook- for those most random yet brilliant thoughts, quotes, ideas, and jokes.
#10- Keys- to make the wheels go round and round.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A new sketchbook

I've been full of ideas and random imagery as of lately so I picked up a new blank journal to work with. While I normally turn to my Traveler's Notebook, I decided that the Midori was going to be used mainly for just that- my travels and adventures, not random doodles and daily thoughts.
I like that these pages are a little wider than my Midori too so I can add more content to the book without having to feel like I'm squeezing things onto the page.
And although this sketchbook has plenty of pages to work with, I'm practically halfway through it. I only had it for about a month, and it's almost that time for a new one. Maybe it's the new Spring season or the change of weather (or my new meditation routine), but I've been spending a lot of my time in front of this journal just letting whatever comes to me flow out onto the pages. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

My new {second} galaxy phone case

Whenever I get something new, it actually takes me a while to start using it as I like to keep that "new" feeling there as long as possible. This applies to pretty much everything- clothes, shoes, purses, stationery, when I got my dslr. The only exception is probably with makeup, and that's only because most of them have expiration dates.

So I've had this phone case for months now and today is the first time I'm actually taking it out of the box and using it. Oh, geez. I literally waited until my other case fell apart in order to start using this pretty new one.

I liked my other case design so much that I wanted to reorder it again, but the seller didn't have it available, and while other sellers had that other design they didn't have it for my specific phone model, the Note 2. I found this one, though, on Amazon, and I like it so it's all good. The charm on it was what sold me, really. I couldn't find anything like that here at the malls or phone stores.

If you're looking for something with a similar design for your phone, you can come across a few by typing in keywords such as" girly samsung phone case," or "cute korean phone cases." That's how I stumbled across mine both times. Here's a seller that carries similar designs, but for the S3. 

And honestly, ever since I started using this type of  phone case with the credit card slots, I hardly ever reach for my wallet. I use the first slot for my ID and credit cards and the second for any rolled up dollar bills. It's so handy and convenient on those days that I just need to make a quick run to the store.

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