First YouTube video ever!

Just wanted to let everyone know I did my first YouTube video. A look at how my planner works for me. Please keep in mind that it is my first, and I hope to get better with practice. 🙂

Walk through my filofax!

Enjoy!

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Weekly Peek #3 and a revamping rundown

First off, I switched out my paper size. I wanted to do a test to see if I would like Franklin covey size pages, and this test went swimmingly. I found I had, in my box of goodies, a Mead five star notebook (7″x5″) perforated. After the pages were torn out, they came to 4.25″ wide. I decided to leave the 7″ instead of trimming down to 6.75″.
So, now I have super easily replaceable pages. Simply tear out and hole punch.
I do have to go through and make my own set up, but I find that rather therapeutic. Although, next time I will probably invest in a date stamper, just for design sake. My handwriting is not what I wish it was.
I should probably point out that I did have to figure out a page marker solution, since the regular personal size filofax one doesn’t work with 7″ pages. But that was a simple fix as well… Cut down extra a5 page marker I had lying around. Eventually, I will be making something more dressed up. But for now I’m just glad for function…. Form will work itself out later.

As far as paper quality goes, it’s just notebook paper, but I find that I rather enjoy that.

I did switch to top and bottom tabs instead of the traditional simply for space reasons.

Anyway, here is my weekly pic. I’m very seriously considering doing a YouTube video (my first) on my current layout. Maybe tonight I get bored, and brave…. Lol who knows?

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Weekly peek #2

So it’s Sunday again. That means another peek at my weekly view.

It has been a strange week for me. In random bouts of boredom, I switched around and played with different planner page styles. Just for the heck of it. But I still kept up with my week on two page view. I sifted through different tab dividers and just killed time really. I doodled, I journaled, I read, I cleaned.

I struggle to make my week feel, or seem, interesting. :/ I even went so far as to break out my tarot cards again, and do a daily reading… Just started that today actually, as you can see.
Funnily enough, my reading today tells me I should be doing more with myself. Working, playing… Doesn’t matter, I gotta get a balance in there and right now I’ve got nothing. (Anywho, that’s neither here nor there)

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Next week, I have made it a goal to get out of the house just a bit each day. Whether it is for a walk, or a trip to chick fil a for some play place time for Cale, or library trips. Just something. Fingers crossed for that working out. I also have another blog post planned, kind of an update on my filofax… More of an “Oh, by the way…” Lol

Anyway… Lets see what happens in this coming week, shall we?

I entered a competition!

So, in my Internet meanderings, I found a competition. You can draw write or create something! I drew a picture, although I would have loved to write something. But I just felt I needed more time to pull a story together. My picture is done, but I want to add some color over the weekend.

Anyway, I wanted to add a link to the blog hosting the contest.

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Looking forward to posting my drawing here. It’s nothing fancy. But it gave me something to do. And you just never know when you might win something. 😉

A little bit of nothing…

This is not a planned post. I don’t have any pictures to wow you. No special quotes or how to’s…

But, I am perfectly content with life and just wanted to share that with the world.

In the past couple of weeks, I have come to terms with my Filofax/planner/office supply addiction(hobby, love affair type thing.)
I think the blogging helps. Commenting on different things, like facebook groups, and browsing Flickr and such also helps. Its nice to know that I am not the only stationery lover out there. That other people can appreciate the smell of fresh paper, leather, and watching the ink dry on your page.

I have been able to comfortably bounce back and forth between 3 different planners, to find the exact right fit for me. I’ve taken notes on what works and what doesn’t. I have lists of different blogs I enjoy following, which sellers I have found for different supplies when I need them, and where I can find some really decent templates, and the like. (blog plug: www.philofaxy.blogspot.com, ) And I have been able to do all this without feelings of weirdness. Well, maybe a little weird. Like I’ve said in a previous post, I’m sure my family is planning an intervention as we speak.

But still, some people have scrapbooking, photography, or… I dunno… stamp collecting?
While I have Filofaxing. To be fair, its not just Filofax that I enjoy. But as far as the main item, it would definitely be Filofax. It is the bind that I keep going back to. It is the binder that can take a beating. (seriously, as a mother of a toddler, I am not nice to my planners… things happen, and they have to be tough.)

Anyway, my hobby has kept me sane, and sharing it has helped even more so.

I do want to remind everyone that I have other loves in my life. My son, my husband… my home, reading… writing, any kind of art… it goes on and on.
I’m still reading my first book of my A – Z challenge, but as soon as I’m done I will be posting a review on that. I’ve never written a book review before, and I’m looking forward to it.

Well, readers, I’ve lost my steam.

Good night all…
Happy Planning. 😀

2013 Filofax Update

My friends and family, if any are following my blog, are probably concerned about me, and are very likely considering having me admitted to a rehab center for the filofax obsessed. Hehe… But you know what… I’m not really bothered by that. I love them, and they love me. And I’m not forcing them to read my blogs. So really, the only ones who do find themselves visiting frequently are probably just as “Filo-obsessed” as I am. 🙂

Anyway, for today, I’m just doing an update on how my metropol is working for me, and the set up I’ve finally settled with. Now, you’ve already seen her in my book journal post. But, here is a pic of her now for good measure.

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(any ideas on what I should name her? I’m thinking Rosie. Actually, it just came to me now.)

Anyway, I’ve been using the week on two pages. I was right in thinking that it wouldn’t have enough room for my todo’s each day, so I tried two days per page for like a day and a half, and just didn’t like not being able to see the whole week. So I ended up with a blank note page in the middle of my WO2Pg. For my to do list. It has actually turned out way more practical, because I don’t always get things done on the day I want them done, and it was going to get really messy moving things to the next day. Now I just fill out my weekly tasks, and move anything to the next week if it doesn’t get done.

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Other than that, I’ve just moved some lists around and such, but that’s not very important. I do have a couple pics to add, for the sake if adding. 😉
The first is my cover page. Found it in a Martha Stewart magazine, and it fit me.

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Then we have a card that I cut into a tab divider. It’s cute.

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Another divider, also from the Martha Stewart magazine, although this time I just glued it right to the divider.

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I’m slowly changing up my dividers as I’m coming across things I like. My tab sections are still up in the air. For now I have a list section, and a journaling section, and a novel section (with notes for a book I’m writing) but that’s about it…. I know it will work itself out.
And that is all I have for you tonight.

Hope it was worth the read. 🙂

A week in review…

Here is my weekly peek as promised. I always love browsing the interwebs to see how others use their planners, and how they make the different page formats work for them. And over at PaperLovestory, you can always find her weekly views to be inspiring. She invited others to join in on her weekly view posts, and I’ve accepted.

So here goes:

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Not as cute as others I’ve seen… But, it gets the job done without the boring black and white. This is my first time in years using the personal size format. So it’s been a bit of an experiment, to see if its suitable for me size wise.
As you can see, I’ve only been in it since Thursday. But I went through and added some doodles to New Years… I think that is what I enjoy the most. At the end of the day, I can go through and if I have space, I’ll add a little doodle that fits my day or mood.

I think for next week I’m going to have a before and after pic. So you can see how much I actually add in there.