The Crazy Suburban Mom: Continuation of yesterday's underpants post minus the underpants...

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Continuation of yesterday's underpants post minus the underpants...

  As I was writing yesterday's 'favorites in my Filofax' post, it got so long I didn't include any pictures of the items in use...  Like my Day Runner Storage Pockets,  pen loopand iHome Stylus Pen (this is thicker, gel version).

BeFunky Crop on iPhone

I'm storing two of my favorite pictures of Ben in the Pocket.  

 I wasn't really done and have a few more things I'm loving and wanted to share.  

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

I love these Kuretake Washi Notes (I got the sewing image)! They are thicker then traditional sticky notes with quality paper and the designs  are simple but graphically VERY appealing to me.  Better still there is a whole line of them, something for everyone!  I love that they are small  2.1 x 2.1 inches (5.3 x 5.3 cm) too.  They are more expensive then many sticky notes but I'm a little tired of  shopping price.  I end up with a ton of stuff I regret having bought that doesn't work out nearly as well as I'd hoped. 

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

A few posts ago (or was it a video, I can't remember now) I talked about my Pilot juice pen in gray and how I loved the pencil vibe of the print.  I picked up three more; another gray one, a light blue (much easier to see then the light green one) and turquoise.  These are very good on a variety of paper and the pens themselves are not as thick as some other ones.  That makes my loops happy.

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

I love my  Coleto White Multi-Pen. The 0.5 brown ink is my favorite color refill, it's a rich brown that doesn't look black and  writes so smoothly.  I just bought two more brown refills but here's the thing: They run out much sooner then I'd expect, way sooner.   I'm going to use these and see how it goes.  I love them but I've never had a pen run out of ink that fast....   I kinda love the pen but if  I have to refill it all the time it kinda undoes the benefit and value of having a refillable pen. 

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

I don't know where Judith got these but she sent them to me.  In yesterday's post I was talking about how nice these are because you can mark single pages you need to find quickly and then when you don't need to refer to it anymore you just remove the clip.  I used to do this by making a tab but this is quicker easier and adorable.   I hadn't considered using magnetic clips like this until she sent me some and I'm finding them very useful!

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

She also sent me daily pages similar to the one's I've been using but way funner! They are made by Paperchase.  I used to be able to get Paperchase products but since Border's Books folded I can't anymore.  So sad, I loved their quirky stuff.

The paper is very pretty and has a papery feel to me.  I did get some feathering with thickish, wet felt markers but that's not necessarily a bad thing.  I bet it means they will handle pencil better then Filofax Paper.  I love the color blocked edges and that there are boxes to tick off.  There's something so crazy satisfying about ticking off boxes....

That's it for now, I have a few more things I haven't tried out yet but I don't like posting about things I can't say much about.  They could be wonderful or a total bomb so I'd rather give them a whirl first!   As soon as I can check them out I'll talk about them.


Steve Morton 4/23/13, 10:40 AM  

So the short form version of the title of this post is 'Going Commando' ?? !!!!

Tracy Reinhardt 4/23/13, 10:41 AM  

Wish I thought of that :) Maybe I'll steal that title some day .... Certainly sounds like a title I would use lol, steve


QWERTY 4/23/13, 3:18 PM  

Noticed the same thing about the coleto 0.4. 0.3's are lasting much longer, but that would be logical, wouldn't it? Can't imagine how fast the 0.5's go. Must be shocking. I have switched (for now) to the 0.5 Frixion multi pen and love it.

Shadow Wolf 4/23/13, 8:05 PM  

I have the same issue with the 0.4 coletos - I swear I have gone through 4 refills this week, and at nearly £2 a pop I just can't sustain it :( The brown is my favourite - I've used up three this month!

Tracy Reinhardt 4/23/13, 8:16 PM  

Qwerty - I just checked. I placed the order Feb 10th, probably got it about a week later. I used it a lot but I use a lot of pens so I didn't use it every day - and I'm writing in a filofax not transcribing a manuscript. Last week it started skipping - thought it was just clogged but it was empty. I don't think I've ever seen an empty refill before - not like this. It was out. I guess it lasted a bit over a month without daily use. Nuts

Tracy Reinhardt 4/23/13, 8:17 PM  

Shadow wolf, it's nuts, it's really nuts. I don't want to buy one a month but you've done even worse.

Shadow Wolf 4/23/13, 9:28 PM  

Exactly! I haven't used mine *only* in my planner - the writing experience is so nice! But from now on if I do buy more refills I think I will strictly limit the pen to filofax use only - then maybe it'll actually last a few weeks :(

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