At the start of the year I can’t help but think about the new purchases I’ll be making in the year ahead (mostly thanks to this series of mine). However, starting now – as of my New Purchases Show & Tell January 2018 – there’ll be a bit of shake up.
Now that I’m classified as a ‘homeowner’ I’m
looking to need to spend my money more wisely. (Not that I haven’t done that in the past…) There might be less clothes and beauty purchases, although don’t worry I’m sure they won’t completely go. But I predict there’ll be a wider variety of products in the horizon for me this year However, let’s start with some new year basics first!
New Purchases Show & Tell January 2018 video
Leucttrum 1917 Notebook Dotted A5 Black – 41 seconds in
Being only my second-ever Bullet Journal (in my lifetime!), I’ve changed the brand of notebook I’ll be using this year. Part of me wanted to see what all the fuss was about with Leuchttrum notebooks. I’d never heard of this brand, yet their notebooks seem to be a bullet journaller’s favourite. Now I can see why, through the many features their notebooks include, which I want to cover in more detail in a separate post. For now though, take the example of having dotted pages (instead of squared, like I had last year). As well as giving a cleaner look and feel to my pages, it gives more flexibility to more designs too.
Dymo Embosser Omega – 2:07 minutes in
I have wanted one of these FOR YEARS! My inner geek (oh screw it – I am a geek!) fell in love at first sight, whenever it was when I’d first caught sight of one as a kid back in the nineties. Having never owned one growing up, I felt as giddy as a little girl again when it was delivered to my door. I love how retro the black tape looks. I want to label e v e r y t h i n g.
Sweat app (for Apple) – 2:52 minutes in
Forgive the obligatory fitness purchase in January, but getting this app has been on my mind for the past year or so. I’ve been aware of Kayla Itsines and her Bikini Body Guide (BBG) workouts from long before that too, so I took the leap and subscribed to her app. Let’s just say it’s no walk in the park and I’m working out more than ever – a whopping 6 times a week! But her workouts are 28 minutes long, meaning I can easily squeeze them into my busy schedule. Tell me if you’d like a separate review?
Chok Idea Watchband – 4:14 minutes in
Closely related to the fitness kick I seem to be going through, I’ve bought a new watch strap for my Apple watch. I’ve needed one for a little while, as mine was going a bit off colour. (Ewe, I know.) I can’t afford an Apple branded watch strap at the moment, but this cheap but comfy strap will do for now. I think the white and pink colour combination freshens it up a bit too!
Right. With Christmas done and dusted, this means my money is free to be spent on what I want again. (Instead of getting into debt by spending it on gifts for loved ones and way too many ‘Christmas drinks’ down the pub.) This also means I can get back to buying things for our house, finally!
David and I have our eyes on some blinds for the living room, which I admit doesn’t sound too exciting. But I may want to purchase my first plant for our home too, as plants seem to be all the rage right now. Rock n’ roll people, rock n’ roll…
I have not been asked, sponsored or paid to review any of these products. I just like to shop!