TPJ Reviews: Noted Journal PH’s Notedori

February 16, 2016
As a planner novice, I can’t help but explore other possibilities on how I can be more productive and plan better. Currently, I have four planners (which I’ll be posting about in length soon) and as of now, I think those four are able to prove their purposes well. But because of the active planner and journal community here in the Philippines especially in the groups I belong to on Facebook, I stumbled upon Noted Journal PH and they were so kind to give me my first ever Traveler’s Notebook from them, my Notedori!
I still haven’t thought of any name that I can give it (yes, I’m wired and weird that way) but I instantly fell in love with it the first time I got hold of it! And because I love letting people know how the items I order or get sent to are and I’d love to babble about my Notedori, here’s my review!
I already blogged about Noted Journal PH on my main blog so for on overview, head on over to that post!
Cover
As I said earlier, this is my first ever TN so I don’t really know how or what it’s supposed to be or feel (I have this weird habit of “feeling” paper products, forgive me) but I love the texture of the leather the Notedori has and the felt underneath it. I got a brown Notedori and it’s perfect for me!
Pen Holder
I love the adjustable pen holder and I can even clip it on the top, side, or bottom of my Notedori. I bet I can even fit two pens here! Works well for a pen lover like me that can’t really settle for just one pen to use in writing.
Elastic
It has one elastic with this cute little camera trinket and it just made my Notedori more loveable. I like how it’s a cute reminder to take more photos even in the most mundane moments.
Mini Notedori
I literally squealed like a little girl when I saw this mini Notedori hanging from this chain. And when I opened it, it has pages I can actually write and doodle on! 

Inserts
Currently, my Notedori has two dotted notebook inserts. I’m planning to add a grid and plain one soon so that I can fully use up the space. A Notedori can hold 4 inserts which I think is just about enough to accommodate your writing needs. Well, if it can’t at that, you can always get another one or more!

Overall Verdict
All in all, I’d have to say that I LOVE IT. The Notedori is so handy that I can practically bring it anywhere and anytime I want. To be honest, I haven’t given thought of trying to keep a journal again until now. As I already have my planners, I’m planning to make my Notedori a productivity tracker, journal, and brain dump. Even though I keep two blogs and blurt out things on social media once in a while, there are thoughts and things I’d love to keep private and I prefer writing on paper ever since anyway.
I’m also planning on building my TN collection from them and get one or two passport sized Notedoris for my two blogs. Simply put, that’s how awesome I find their products!


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Disclaimer: Noted Journal PH sent me a Notedori for review. This post reflects my personal opinion and views about the product.

TPJ Reviews: Paponei’s Gifts January Kit #NauticalKit

January 27, 2016
It was my first time to register to a planner kit and I can’t be happier because of what Paponei’s Gifts offered for this month!
I got this January Nautical Kit from them and I got really giddy when I opened it. I loved that it had a lot of useful things not only for my planner, but for other general things as well. I saw the sneak peek photos and the actual teaser of the kit but it just couldn’t compare to having them all in front of me.
So what’s inside the January Kit?

This cute stickers! I honestly wanted more but it was more than enough to design one weekly spread. I still have a few of the stickers and I’m going to use them again in another month probably.

1 sticker set
I used the dashboard from them already and I loved that it matches the color of my planner. I slid in the bookmarks and the tassel to beautify my planner furtherly. The kit also came with this cute magnet I have yet to use somewhere in my room!
1 handmade tassel 1 dashboard card
I’m saving up this greeting card for a special occasion in the near future. I don’t want to let it go to waste so I’m keeping it.
1 Greeting Card
I used the other one in the middle of my planner, the other one I gave out to one of the winners of my giveaway in my main blog and she also liked it a lot! Aside from being a paper junkie, I remember owning a LOOOT of bookmarks back in grade school and high school even if I didn’t really use them all to serve a bookmark’s purpose.
7 pieces bookmarks
I already have my own planners and so I was wondering what I could do with this mini planner. I don’t want to let it go to waste so it became my “first draft planner”. Whatever was supposed to happen in the next days, I jot it down here first before transferring it to my Phasma (Webster’s Pages Color Crush Planner – Personal). Makes my personal planner cleaner.
1 mini planner
I practically used all of them when I got them. I inserted a few already to the pages that I’m constantly writing on my planner. At least I won’t be having a hard time flipping through my customized inserts just to reach the page they are on.
1 bottle of paper clips (around 15 pieces)
I used one of the wooden charms as a bling inside my planner. I inserted a paper clip into the hole and placed it in the middle, just to mark my current week. The eraser, however, I still don’t want to use! Haha.
1 anchor eraser and 4 wooden charms
Since I’m already using my Padme (Filofax Saffianno Gold – Pocket) as my wallet with all my cards there, I’m going to use this as an album for my Instax photos. I love the design of this so there’s no way I’m giving it away! 
1 card holder
The anchor plus I have sits beside my other Star Wars plushies at home. It actually looks like the Rebel Alliance logo and I love that it does.
1 anchor plush
The kit came in with one mini notebook while the other one was a freebie from Paponei’s Gifts (so generous of them). I’m using the blue one as a brain dump of my ideas for my main blog. Once I consume all the pages of it, then I’ll be using the next one for the same purpose.
1 mini notebook
Last but not the least, this cute red pen! I already used it last weekend to jot down things I still needed for my Padme and Phasma. The Filofax pocket inserts are not incuded in the kit, btw! 

1 pen
So how did I use these lovely stuff from the planner kit? Voila. My last week of January spread before the pen!
I got this kit for P590 for January. The price of a monthly kit is now at P640 (BUT MADE EVEN BETTER!!!), P1800 for 3 months, P3550 for 6 months +1 free, P7000 for 12 months + 2 free! Transactions with them are fast and they always reply immediately so no problem about having your questions answered.
So if you’re interested to get the February Kit (well I know I am), you can head on over to their Instagram account and viber them to order! Here’s the teaser of the February kit:
Photo grabbed from Paponei’s Facebook Page
That’s it! I’ll be posting next month about the above kit!!!


Paponei’s Gifts

Disclaimer: I wasn’t compensated to write this post. I purchased from them and this post reflects my personal opinion and views about their kit.

On being a Planner Novice

January 13, 2016
I don’t really know how to start with this blog. I would really like to go away with the usual introduction of myself because I’m going to put that on the About Me section of my blog (which is still under construction, like the rest of this blog is). 
All I just wanted to get out there is the fact that I’m a Planner Novice. I started buying planners in 2012 but this year is the first time I’m using a ringed planner as a personal planner.
I own a Webster’s Pages Color Crush Planner in Sky, and I bought it from Scribe Writing Essentials in Eastwood Mall. I named her Phasma (because of Captain Phasma in Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens) and I am loving her more everyday.
I only have a few stickers and I plan to buy more decorating stuff in the next few months and weeks. I’ll be chronicling here in this blog whatever I’m up to with planning and other paper stuff, and also give out free printables once in a while!
You might wonder why I decided to create a separate blog for this new-found hobby. I don’t want to flood my main blog with planning stuff and progress. I just want to keep it that way for now. Well, wish me luck in this journey!