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It's been too long!

Rosie in San Francisco

I'm a Dutch designer and artist. I have two Etsy shops. On Rosana Kooymans I mostly sell Freezer Bunny plushies and hand drawn illustrations. And on Retro Hugs I sell planner and craft supplies.

I'm addicted to my Filofax and Carpe Diem planners, and I also create custom inserts for planners. 2018 Inserts coming soon!

In my spare time you can find me gaming/creating on SNW.

I love my geeky hubby and our 2 creative, geeky sons. The only thing missing is a cat.

Read the About page to see what makes me tick.




  • Getting so tired of my neighbour's neighbour. Once again I'm wide awake in the middle of the night with him shouting and screaming loud... 😫 12 hours 3 min ago


Monday, January 30, 2017 - 17:53

Can you guess where I went by just looking at the teaser photo?

IKEA of course!

Yesterday we visited IKEA, after the LEGO Mindstorms day. I needed some items and I nearly ordered some of the items online, but seeing as we were nearby, we figured I might as well get it at IKEA myself, to save on shipping costs. And I wouldn't have to wait for my order to arrive.

Another reason I went to the store is because I wanted to have a little look around the Papershop, and check out some of the paperclips. See, I can't order anything from the Papershop online. IKEA simply disabled the entire Papershop in the webshop (in The Netherlands). I have no idea why. Do they have any idea the amount of money they would make from all those planner ladies?

Now I went to the Papershop to get me some paperclips. Unfortunately despite the website saying that there were 3 in stock, there weren't any. Sometimes the stock information is off. 🙁

But I did get a few other items, items which are way more important. I'll show those later! 😄

In the meantime: how often do you visit IKEA? Have you ever bought anything from the Papershop? And what do you think I ended up buying? Let me know in the comments! 😄

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