Paper Source Desk Accessories Haul

Paper Source Haul | My Favorite Desk Accessories!

Paper Source Haul | My Favorite Desk Accessories!

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Hi Everyone! So today I'm going to be showing you a few things that I purchased from Paper Source. Let's just get started. So I'm going to start with notebooks. I got three different kinds. The first is a Kate Spade notebook and it has this really cool shiny gold polka dot. As you can tell throughout this video, I've been really into gold recently - which is why you'll see a lot of that. This is a spiral notebook and I think this is just a great size to throw in your purse or something like that, on the go. This next notebook, I love. I love the pink color and then this rose gold metallic writing and it says Create a Little Magic Every Day. I love the lines inside and how it has this spot for the date. I think that one is really cute. This Faux Leather Notes book is really big actually so I'm probably going to use this for taking notes and stuff, which is what it's meant for. It's pretty simple looking and I think I can make this into something pretty cool. So these are all the notebooks that I purchased.

The next thing I bought is this Kate Spade water bottle and continuing with the gold look. It's actually glass which I was a little iffy about, but it turns out I love it. So that's that. Then I got set of gold washi tapes. You can see that I already used it. They are awesome. It came in a pack of three. I really like that this one is a different size because I like adding size variation with my washi tapes. They are just different patterns. You can use them all together or single. So a lot of options with this. The next washi tapes that I got, I got this dog washi tape one because I love dogs and I also really like this mustard color. I've used this one already. Then I've also used this already. I think this one is super cute. Just all these different little plants washi. Adds a little bit of green because I don't have that many green washi tapes. I really like that.

The next thing that I bought is this little banner that you can hang on the wall and it says Be Awesome. I think that's pretty motivational and it just looks super cute. I love how this is different colors. Moving on, I bought some pens. These motivational sayings pens came in a pack. I'm not really sure..I forget which brand this is, but I'll have everything linked down below. I just love how they match and they also write really smoothly which is a must. Then I got this Uni-ball gold gel pen because, you know, continuing with the gold theme. It writes gold. This one is also really smooth and I highly recommend it.  

I also got this little dish and it says Hello Beautiful which is shiny and gold and with the gold detailing here with some water color, which I love. It's just great for those little trinkets on your desk or anything like that. Then, I also bought this little pack of different sticky notes and I love how they all match. They are all different, so there's like a to-do one, these little things that you can just put on the side. I think this one is probably my favorite because I love how it's just a pattern all the way through but you can write on top of it. It just adds a little cool look to your page. And then the top of it has a section for notes. This outside is super cute packaging, too.

The last thing that I bought are these file folders. These all came in two packs. They are all pink with some gold detailing. This one I think looks super cool and modern and I just love it. They also, all of them have a nice saying on the inside. This one says Is it Friday yet?. These are great because they all coordinate and they look cute and they are usable. This one says I am very busy. One of's classic slogans. And this one is just like some polka dots with pink up here. This hot pink stripe and this one says Hey Hey Hey, You can do it!. It also came with those things that you can put up here. Here they are. So they just have some fun different categories that you can use.

Kate Spade New York Spiral Dot Notebook:

Create a Little Magic Spiral Journal:

Elegant Notes Journal:

Kate Spade New York Gold Glitter Water Bottle:

Shiny Metallic Washi Tape Set of 3:

Chihuahua Washi Tape:

Cacti & Succulents Washi Tape:

Motivation Pen Set:

Uniball Gold Gel Pen:

About Face Designs Affirmation Banner Be Awesome (I couldn't find the link to this on Paper Source, so this is a link to the Mfg. website):

Beautiful Trinket Dish:

I am Very Busy File Folders:

I've Got This Sticky Note Set:

Music title "Into the Fold: and compliments of Music for Makers:

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Page Markers: Easy DIY Project

Page Markers: An Easy Washi Tape DIY Project

Page Markers: An Easy Washi Tape DIY Project

Here's a quick little craft that's fun to make and really easy. Make page markers using a few items from around the house. Use them to mark pages in your bullet journal, planner, cook book, or favorite novel.

Supplies you'll need:

  • Assorted washi tape
  • Large paper clips
  • Scissors

Step 1. Measure a length of washi tape approximately 2" and cut.

Step 2. Insert the washi tape into the large loop end of the paper clip.

Step 3. Fold the washi tape in half over the end of the paper clip

Step 4. Cut a little "v" at the end of the washi tape.

Page Marker Easy DIY Project

Page Marker Easy DIY Project

Now your page marker is ready for use. Enjoy! Do you have a use for page markers I didn't mention? Share it in the comments below.

Bullet Journal: Add a Washi Tape Page

Bullet Journal Washi Tape Page

Bullet Journal Washi Tape Page

Have you discovered how awesome washi tape is? I love how it adds just the right amount of punch to a page and you can use it in so many ways.

Here's an easy way to keep track of your washi tape. I created a washi tape library in the back of my bullet journal. Not only do I love looking at the bright colors, but it was also a great way to see what other colors I might need. Looking over my current collection, I think I could use a few more green washi tapes. It's also nice to have them in the back of the journal in case you need an emergency piece of washi for something! 

Here's a list of my current favorite places to buy washi tape:

  • Yozo Craft - from Japan, hundreds of cute washi tapes!
  • Paper Source - online or in store, a really nice selection
  • Michaels - most are sold in packs and are color coordinated, nice if you want to do a theme
  • Memories and Pastimes - on Etsy, good selection of unique washi tapes
  • Target - check the office supply section as well as the $1 bins at the front of the store
  • Scotch Washi Tape - I love the simple patterns and solid color they offer. I've found a really good selection of them at Office Depot
  • Cute Tape - big selection and lots of DIY ideas for other uses
  • Kikki K - a planner and stationary company with lots of cute coordinating washi tapes
  • - not a huge selection, but all are fun and super cute
Colorful Page: Add A Washi Tape Directory in the Back of your Bullet Journal

Colorful Page: Add A Washi Tape Directory in the Back of your Bullet Journal

How many planners do you have?

How many planners did you buy this year?

How many planners did you buy this year?


I kicked of 2016 with a whopping 7 planners (plus accessories to go with each). I didn't anticipate having such an arsenal, it just worked out that way. I chose one, then thought...oh, I'd really like to have a smaller version for my purse. Then discovered another brand whose paper is, I needed to try EVERY size to see which would work best for me. 

Do you buy one planner or several each year? Why?

For me, I think it's the potential that I may just stumble upon the the perfect planning system. There's something about seeing the months and boxes beautifully arranged on the pages, my life will be beautifully organized on those pages and nothing will ever slip through the cracks again.

In future posts, I'll discuss each one of the planners that I purchased for 2016, how I use them, and which ones work for me.

I'd love to hear how many planners you buy in a year!

What features and options do you look for in a planner? 

Leave a comment below!