Over the last few years I’ve been showing that I use old diary covers for my writing notebooks, but this year, with my planner addiction in full force, I knew I needed something else.
After getting my Lilly Pulitzer lagoon folio, I realised it was laid out the exact same way as the Better Together folio I bought back in 2012. I bought a large salmon pink and a small blue for my business kit, and you can see the third part of those posts here, pic to the right.
Finally, I managed to find more of the same on ebay, after years of not being able to find any, or the odd one I did find was way too expensive and not in the right size either, but I found coloured ones on eBay and immediately bought four.
They are pretty much the same size as the original, same pocket on the front and zip on the back, except the new ones have handles on the spine. The insides are the same with the same pockets as well.
I bought a lime green for writing under T.K. Wrathbone, and three pinks, because it was the only bright pink I’ve ever found, so I stocked up, and they will be used for different things.
For the life of me I could not find a red one. I even went to the Mochithings website, and while I found a red one that was similar, it wasn’t as big, and cost more. So, I hit up Aliexpress and found the blue one I bought for my publishing planner. I loved it so much I bought another two blues, a pink, and this red one for writing under L.J. Diva. It’s not red red, nor bright, but until I can find one in vibrant red, this will have to do. It’s the same inside and out, but is the Better Together label that the original comes from.
And while they are an A4 size, sadly, they don’t fit file folders inside, so the only place to put them is in the back pockets. I use these file folders for the print outs of my writing planner that I created that I need for different story/book synopsis, and characters etc.
Here is the blue and pink from Aliexpress. They are the same colour inside instead of cream, which I love. The blue is for my publishing planner, the pink I switched over from my Lilly Pulitzer folio and I’m using it for my yearly planner so they both match.
And what’s great is, you can fit a happy planner into them, along with a bunch of paperwork, pens, clips etc, or, you can fit an A4 writing notebook. You get a sneak peak of my T.K. Wrathbone stuff below.
These folios are so great for so many things. Business kits, writing folios, school, work, play, it’s a great way of keeping everything you need together in the one place, and the best thing is, when it’s open it’s like a mini desk spread out on the table or your lap.
I’ve become addicted, and will be buying a gorgeous green and two more pinks from Aliexpress, I’m also after the other Lilly Pulitzer versions and am aiming to have all four of them. And then Yoobi has a pink one I’m after as well, so stay tuned to the new addiction here at Jewel Divas Style.