Webster's Pages Color Crush Planner in A5 Floral

Sunday, September 18, 2016

When I saw this beautiful planner seek peek on Webster's Pages Instagram account, how could I not swoon over it? Normally I don't care much for the Floral type of patterns but this one really caught my eye. 

It is an exclusive design only sold at Jo-Ann Stores. They previously have sold a few of the other designs but my JoAnn's never carried them. With the planners being limited editions not all JoAnn stores were shipped the planners. This time I figured I would give it a try if I could get a hold of the sku number. The sku number is like an item number associated with the item for easy look ups in there system. Thanks to a lovely gal on Instagram I was able to locate the sku number. 

After calling my local JoAnns I learned that another store in my state might possibly carry it, so I thought why not call them and give it a try because all they can do is say no. Long story short I was able to locate the planner thanks to the sku number. I found one at a JoAnns over three hours away. The lovely associate pulled it off the shelf and took my order over the phone. I was even able to use a 40% coupon so ladies and gentlemen don't forget your coupons! For an $8.00 shipping fee they were able to ship it to my house which arrived in 2 days! FedEx package handling was terrible because my box was extremely all bent up but thanks to great packaging material my planner came out just fine. 

The planner cost $54.99 since it was a Planner Kit. With my 40% off which took off $22.00 plus my $8.00 ground shipping, and tax my total came to $44.00. Keep in mind if you have a JoAnns that carries the planner near you, you can do ship to store for free which will save you $8.00. Since mine was three hours away and I couldn't travel at the time I figured it was worth the fees. 

Here are some close up shots of the inserts in the planner Kit. For some reason I had to take these photos 3 separate times then had to adjust them a bit. I'm not sure why they are hard to see but it gives you a basic overview. The monthly inserts and weekly inserts are undated so you can start them at any time.

There is one flaw to my planner which may bother a lot of you. I had major gaps in all of my rings. Some of the biggest gaps I've had in a planner. I'm hoping that maybe I can pinch them together or find a way to fix them without hurting the binder? If you have any suggestions please let me know.  Also the clasp if you aren't careful when you try to open it you can pull off the back of the button. I would take it easy when you try and open it. 

Lastly I uploaded a video on my YouTube channel of an "unboxing"  since I ordered the planner over the phone. You can view it by clicking my photo below.

Here is the SKU #608807000058 Item #A5PK001-MF Mint Floral A5 Planner Kit.

Until next time,  

Self Care September Photo Challenge with The Reset Girl

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Hello September I am so happy to see you! Please bring me warm apple cider and hot chocolate. Cooler temperatures and changing of the beautiful leaves off the trees. Hay rack rides at the pumpkin patch and speaking of pumpkin I'll take anything flavored with the name Pumpkin in it. Most importantly I must stock up on my favorite Bath and Body works candle, Cinnamon Sugar Doughnut. My favorite scent ever!   

Is it just me or when it's the first of a new month do you always feel like you need to make a change or do something different? I certainly do but nine times out of ten I don't end up following through with that. This month will be different I feel in part to do with a new challenge hosted by Cori @ The Reset Girl

Cori is hosting a different kind of challenge this month called Self Care September. It will be a 30 day photo challenge complete with a daily prompt that you will post on Instagram under #TRGSelfCareChallenge. Each prompt posted will be whatever you interpret that as. There is no right or wrong answer so it's completely up to you on what you feel that word of the day means.  

On a personal level, I have dealt with depression for over 25 years of my life. I can go years without much of a major issue or some days it can be a daily or hourly struggle. As a mom to four children my attention has always been on them and myself "Juli" has always been on the back burner. Last few years everything has become worse for me now including anxiety and I've recently been diagnosed with migraines. The thought of taking some time out like a month to do some "Self Care" might actually be the thing I need because if we don't take care of our self's first then we wont be any good to anyone else. 

To go along with this IG challenge Cori has created some wonderful printables that we can print out and use along with this months challenge. She also will be sending out additional freebies on her blog and a weekly video series about self-care. To view all of these wonderful goodies please click below to check out her blog post: 

If you decide to join us please comment below with your IG name so that I can follow along with you :) It's always fun to start a new challenge with a few online buddies. 

Until next time, 

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