09 10 / 2014

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09 10 / 2014

actuallywhat said: Can you post a picture of your pencil case and how you made it please? I love your account by the way! X

saturdaystudying:

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So this is my pencil case :)

As for how I made it, I just did like this video, which was where I got both the inspiration and the steps :) However, I used a sowing machine, simply because I was too lazy to hand sow.

And thank you so much, by the way <3 

14 9 / 2014

sinner-sammy:

School calls it graffiti, I call it improvement.

sinner-sammy:

School calls it graffiti, I call it improvement.

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14 9 / 2014

ilvetropenna:

My 2015 Hobonichi Techo and accessories arrived about a week ago …

And this was the unboxing.

2015 box color is a fresh green (which I loved).  Upon opening the box, there was a folded, small poster-sized chart full of illustration and Japanese text - fun to look at, even though I cannot decipher a word.

I ordered several accessories this year, including a couple of stencils, a stamp (pushpin note), elastic band, and pencil board.  

As for covers, I put my bid in the lottery for one of the beautiful limited edition leather covers by Henry Cuir (fingers crossed!), but also picked up the Harris Tweed cover just in case I don’t make the cut.  While I think the tweed and tan will be a nice winter/fall combination, and I like the organization of the cover (esp. the inside pen loop) I have to say I am disappointed in the vinyl faux-leather trim and inside compartments/slots.  Very cheap feeling - like bad, cheap plastic, really.  My 2014 cover (nylon fabric - bright pink with orange donkey - and can’t remember the design name) is much nicer for the price-point.  

If I don’t get lucky on the leather cover lottery, and discover I really don’t like the Harris Tweed in use, I will probably make my own leather cover from an extra Midori TN I have in my stash.  The regular size Midori TN (not the Passport size) is actually a perfect fit, sizewise, when the length - top to bottom- is cut down.  See this great post by Hollis Finds where he does the same:  http://www.hollisfinds.com/hobonichi-techo-daily-planner-review/

After several years of planner experimentation, owning everything from Filofaxes to Moleskines to several Gillios (Mia Cara and Compagna) and Midoris, I am completely sold on the Hobonichi.  Hands down the best planner for my needs.  An entire year with great page variety (monthly, daily, notes, etc.) in a very portable and compact package, and paper quality that is hands-down beyond spectacular.  From fountain pen to watercolor to markers to crayons, it’s bullet-proof, non-feathering, non-bleed through.  

Now if I can only get my hands on the perfect leather cover!  Wish me luck…  ;)

14 9 / 2014

lightheaven:

New binder calls for new Target dollar spot pens. Who else is going bananas trying to find the new stuff?? #filofax #planner #agenda #target

lightheaven:

New binder calls for new Target dollar spot pens. Who else is going bananas trying to find the new stuff?? #filofax #planner #agenda #target

14 9 / 2014

daytimerfilofaxblog:

Found this on pintrest. But it’s not linking to a website. So took a screen shot from my phone. I think its skinny washi tape hole punched to make a checklist. Great DIY!  Edit: someone said it is an EC label and not washi!

daytimerfilofaxblog:

Found this on pintrest. But it’s not linking to a website. So took a screen shot from my phone. I think its skinny washi tape hole punched to make a checklist. Great DIY!  Edit: someone said it is an EC label and not washi!

14 9 / 2014

omoizakkashop:

FREE FALL SPECIAL
Order your Mark’s 2015 Notebook Calendar now and we’ll send you a matching 2014 Notebook Calendar to tide you over till the new year. While supplies last, for Medium, Small, and Magnet styles only.
Get yours now at the shop

omoizakkashop:

FREE FALL SPECIAL

Order your Mark’s 2015 Notebook Calendar now and we’ll send you a matching 2014 Notebook Calendar to tide you over till the new year. While supplies last, for Medium, Small, and Magnet styles only.

Get yours now at the shop

14 9 / 2014

succubus-studies:

Cute little key for a bullet journal or planner (via Pinterest)

succubus-studies:

Cute little key for a bullet journal or planner (via Pinterest)

14 9 / 2014

thepreppycanadian:

HOW I TAKE NOTES!

Taking good, accurate, and fast notes is crucial to success in any sort of post-secondary education. It’s only now, in my third year, that I’ve finally nailed down a system that works. For me. It may not work for you, fancypants.

  1. Take speedy notes in class. Notes on notes. On notes. This is probably the most important step. When I’m in class, I try to focus both on what is on the slide/ board, and what the prof is saying. Often I find what the prof is saying comes in handy later on when I’m studying because it can help contextualize what I’ve written down.
  2. Skip a few days. Relax. Have a nap. Have three.
  3. Re-write the notes, taking care to focus on definitions and key words. For me, this involves separate colours. Green is for key words that will stick in my brain for when I need them later, like on the midterm. Pink is for terms and definitions. This way, when I’m trying to memorize, the most important things can jump out at me. Purple is for headings and general knowledge. I usually know a list or group of similar characteristics is coming when I need purple.

Studies show that both re-writing your notes and using different colours helps with retention. I think this method works so well for me because I feel like I’m getting a two-for one: prettier notes, and extra studying. Mama loves a bargain.

Credits to my homeboy’s Mankiw, Kneebone, and McKenzie, for making Microeconomics fun since 2011. 

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11 9 / 2014

studyingtillam:

I don’t even know how my friend does this.

studyingtillam:

I don’t even know how my friend does this.

11 9 / 2014

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