Tried & Tested: MFM Series #2

Elephantshoe Products
Hooray... finally it's time for the next MFM Review Series post featuring one of my favourite local stationery brands - Elephantshoe. Those in Durban will know that the weather has been all over the show which has made photo taking so difficult. Luckily there were a few gaps of fairly okay light to use for snapping these beauties. 

As the year wraps up and we look towards 2015 - it's the ideal time to get organised and ready for a productive new year! I reviewed three items from Elephantshoe and made good use of them! I sampled the following: 'My Weekly Planner' (a firm favourite), Let's Do This Notepad and the Meal Planner. 
Overall Review:
It's no secret... I already love the brand, but I really stress tested the products and they proved not only useful, but durable too. The monochrome designs offer a neutral look and feel to suit varying tastes. My personal favourite is 'My Weekly Planner' and I really got stuck into using it. The other products are lovely too and helped me in organising my work and personal life even further. The Meal Planner is ideal for working out weekly meals and creating a shopping list. It helped me to stay creative with my dinner meals and it allowed me to plan ahead and freeze certain meals for future (quick) dinners. The finely dotted lines on all the items are great for keeping my thoughts straight and I particularly like how the pages are bound to the pads. I have used items in the past that separate as you flip or turn pages. That's not the case with any of the Elephantshoe products - they stayed put until I was ready to tear off the top page. (Stationery nerds can relate - I'm sure!)

Best Feature:
It is difficult to select only one as the products are really wonderful. I would say that the clearly thought out design is possibly the best feature. I can feel and see the love poured into the design by the Elephantshoe team. There are ample lines to write on and it definitely seems as if the products where tried and tested before they were made available to buy. Good job Ellieshoe team!

Useful For:
Getting organised all round. I particularly recommend the 'My Weekly Planner' for business owners who want to get going on setting up an editorial calendar for their blog and social media. The layout is perfect for keeping track of posts.

My Weekly Planner - R95 (60 pages)
Let's Do This Notepad - R55 (50 pages)
Meal Planner - R95 (60 pages)

Where to Buy:
You can shop for all the featured products on the Elephantshoe site. I have bought from them and their delivery time is particularly good! I highly recommend stocking up or buying gifts from this beautiful brand!

You can also take a look at their lovely freebies - check out the Naughty or Nice Christmas printable.

Elephantshoe want to help you get organised and have very kindly offered THREE 'My Weekly Planner' giveaways. That means three of you can stand a chance of winning! To enter is really simple via Rafflecopter below...
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This is a local South African giveaway which closes on the 17th November.


  1. I used the Weekly planner this year and it helped me stay organized every single day. I would love one to start off 2015 with :)

  2. Elephantshoe11/10/2014

    Nadia, what a lovely review on our Elephantshoe planners.YAY!!!!! I can't thank you enough for picking our organising products to review here on your gorgeous, helpful and all round marvelous blog. I'm so so happy to hear that you found our planners to be designed and produced in a pretty yet practical way. We can't wait to send out 3 Weekly Planners to your lucky winners. Sending you lots of love on this Monday - a start to a great, organised week!

  3. Peg & Pencil11/10/2014

    The ellishoe team are wonderful & their products are fab!

  4. I LOVE your weekly planner and meal planner. Such a divine idea to keep the week focused :)

  5. I think the meal planner would be so helpful to avoid those "What am I going to make for dinner?" moments. I love cooking, but sometimes I spend way too much time on it.

  6. I love the design! So beautiful and functional.

  7. Tana Goosen11/11/2014

    I love diaries, planners and notebooks, well actually all lovely stationery stuff! Great post!

  8. The meal planner is my favourite because as a working Mom I can plan our families meals in advance to avoid confusion, to eat better/healthier food, do more cooking for yourself and the family and put more thought into what I eat, try new recipes, and save at the grocery store at the same time!

  9. Lauryn A11/11/2014

    Ive saw someone with the Weekly Planner on Facebook and have been searching for it!
    I just LOVE LOVE it!! Can't wait to start planning!

  10. Nicola Meyer11/11/2014

    Love the My Weekly Planner but really coveting the Meal Planner

  11. Oh I want everything! So great to have found this local company. I love stationary

  12. aleciaQ11/13/2014

    I ordered the weekly planner and notepads for my bridesmaids to help them during the planning phase. they loved it!

  13. Chelsea11/13/2014

    Definitely the weekly planner. As a teacher I need to plan ahead and I need to be very organised, so this is definitely my favourite!

  14. Rochelle Kay11/13/2014

    I think the Meal Planner is so useful! Will definitely come in handy every day!

  15. I saw some weekly planners on the typo shop instagram but would love something local 😃👍

  16. Meal planner for the win :)

  17. I love the weekly planner! Such a great way to improve my organisational skills :D

  18. I fell in love with the beautiful design of these! ^^

  19. Kristi Lee Ellison11/13/2014

    Ohmygahhh - oh how I need - how I NEED that meal planner! Complete chaos without it.


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