14 July 2016

Good Morning...

I'm typing this post on Tuesday evening and scheduling it to be posted this morning.  What a lovely evening I've just had.  The weather has been remarkably fine these past 3 days and it feels like Spring but we're in the throes of Winter in SA.  Everyone in the complex I live in has been hibernating. We leave early for work and get home after 18h00 when people are either having supper or getting ready to watch the telly, so we may see a few of those that are also still working, but for the retired folk, we don't see them... at all! lol

Anyway, the doorbell rings and my beautiful neighbour comes to tell me that the soil is too dry and that I need to give my poor plants a watering.  But before she tells me that, she says she's just popping around for a big HUG as she misses us.  What a lovely comment to make. It really made my day and then her hubby pops over and we all started chatting.  My other lovely neighbour hears us and so she also pops over for a hug and tells me she is missing me too.  You know.... God just knows when you need special words or a hug from a genuine friend and I needed them this evening, as there is a situation at the workplace that is unbearable, to say the least.

OK.... so let's see what I can share with you all today.  Remember I said that I have been Planning. For those who don't know what that is, just go to Pinterest and search for Planners or Planner Ideas and you'll get the picture. I'm also on Pinterest and have a board named Planners, Midori's and Traveller's Notebooks with over 600 pins.   Go have a look, it's such fun.  I'm a bit obsessed at the moment and am building up a selection of Planners already.  Am diligently using 2, and saving the others for next year... lol  

This is the Robin's Egg Carpe Diem Planner which is a newby.
Purchased from Papertrends, a local online store.

This is what it looks like before one starts writing in it.
I have a large handwriting, so the horizontal style suits me best.
You can also get Planners in a vertical style. 

I use mine mostly for Memory Keeping, which is basically
documenting your everyday life and it is such fun. I take pics of everything
whenever we go out, as there is always a story to tell. 

This is my lovely Pink Carpe Diem planner. It got so full I have had to remove
the first 6 months of this year and place the pages in another binder, so that I can
continue to write and embellish for the remainder of the year.
Papertrends also has a few of the Webster's Pages Planners.  
This is a personal sized one, which will fit better in your handbag, 
I just had to have one and am loving it.

This is Webster's Rose Gold Planner which you can't get in SA.
I just loved that colour the moment I laid my eyes on it.

This is the inside.

I would like to stress that those wishing to start Memory Keeping of their own,
there is no need to purchase expensive Planners such as these.  You can purchase
any binder from a CNA or PNA store and cut your own cardstock to make inserts and 
dividers for the inside.  I will share pics in another post so that you can see what I
am referring to.  It's late now and I need to get to bed *smile*

If any regular followers pop by to say hello,
here is a pic of our 2 fur babies.  Do you remember them?
Nikita on the left and Achilles on the right.
They still bring us a lot of joy! We love them so much.

Thanks for popping by to see what I had to share today. 


Amelia Breytenbach said...

What a wonderful project! Such a beautiful pic of your fur babies - thanks for sharing.

Carina Els said...

Liewe Sharon

Pragtig! dit is al wat ek kan se. Wens ek kan skryf. maar die woorde kom nie reg uit nie. Dankie dat jy met ons deel. Hou so aan.
Julle katte kinders is pragatig.
Liefde Carina

Petra Swart said...

For sure I remember your two babies, Sharon - they are such darlings!!!!
I loved looking at all your planners - I really like the first one - thanks for the link to Papertrends - I'm going to have a look!!! That rose gold one is really stunning, hey!!!! Can't wait for the year to pass so that I can start a new planner!!!!!
Really enjoyed my visit and seeing what you have been busy with!!! Think I'm going to make this an early evening and be off to bed now!!!!

chilli pip said...

Lovely to post Sharon, glad your neighbours were able to lift your spirits.
I remember your kitties so well and they are still adorable.