A cute clipboard for my filofax and new dividers

i’ve had a good time today…rewamping my Personal malden ๐Ÿ™‚
I made a cute clipboard for my Filofax, since i think it sometimes is too hard to write because of the rings. Especialy for journaling.
So now i just take out the page or leave a stack of paper on the clipboard and just insert them when i feel the need to.
I made it cute…so i will be motivated to let it stay even though it is slightly larger than the filofaxpages…but it has to be, otherwise the paper won’t be fully supported and it will be a pain to write on. I’m quite pleased with it actually…and i cant wait to never feel the frustration of bumbing into the rings again. That’s the only downside to filofaxes – in my oppinion. So i hope i’ve found away to work around it now.
i could just have a notepad in the back, but i think that the filofax notepads are too exspensive to use excessively….and i almost always cut my own paper…which are clearly not glued together at the top…so i hope this will work.

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Here you can see the clipboard sticking out when the filofax i closed …I honestly think it could work ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here my new dividers:

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I made pockets on the back of each divider. just to hold sticky notes and little pieces of loose paper

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THE PERFECT setup!

From time to time i feel that i’ve finally found THE perfect setup for my filofax……and even THE perfect filofax. Over the last few months i’ve been ย aiming to find the one and only set up for me…and I get exstremely frustrated with myself for changing it all the time….almost from day to day, but difinetly from week to week. One week I feel i need more space….sometimes even a ton of space to write on…and i find the inserts, buy stuff and set everything up so it is just right. You know that feeling that makes you and your filo click in a certain way, that you feel almost high on something…. I like to say, i’ve got my filofix….it lasts for about a day or so….i feel this urge to open and close my filofax, flip through the pages over and over again…to a point where i need to reinforce the holes in the pages lol ๐Ÿ˜€ Just holding it, stricking it, feeeeling it all the time….it’s always right next to me for those 24hours.
It feels like I have a crush on my filofax ๐Ÿ˜€
Then suddently, a few days later the magic is over….the setup no longer fit my needs perfectly…I can have it in my purse without the heart ache of not having it close to all the time. Something has changed.
I sometimes feel like i cannot allow myself the ekstra space if i don’t use it. Like it’s a waste of paper to have a planner with lots of writingspace, and most of the pages are blank…so i always try to find a simpler planning system…i make my own inserts over an dover again….i never seem to settle with any layout what so ever….but yet i always get this feeling, that, THIS layout is my perfect perfect layout…then a few days later it starts all over again….I’ve realised that the only perfect setup is, the one that allows you to customize your day/week to your life and mood in that very moment. So maybe i’ve actually come to peace with the fact that there is no perfect setup for me….it will always change…i will always grow out one setup after the other….i might as well just have blank pages to customize, with a year at a glance or month at a glance to reference back to when i create my daily/weekly pages for the next period of time.
Right now i’m having this crush….this rush of delight , this close bond with my filofax…and yet again i feel like i’ve found my perfect match..but maybe this time i’m closer…..knowing that there is no perfect setup….accepting that i will change everything up again: That it’s okay….i don’t have to stick to just one layout… These past few months I’ve been using the week on one page inserts from filofax. I’ve sort of kept that layout consistant since begining of January, and allowed myself to change everything else up. Just so i have one place for all my appointments, that i can always reference back to. i’ve tried to have that be 2 different binders..but i seemed to always leave one behind and that made my feel very unorganised and confused.forgetting things and such.
Now i’ve seen the week on one page work well for me through out the last 4 months…and a few dayss ago i came up with the idea to just interleave the dayly to do’s on how ever many sheets i need, in between the weeks. I can do that, because there’s one week on eatch side, so nothing will end up covering up the current week…so for now..this seems to be my perfect setup…..and i allow myself to change my mind in a few days…..then this IS my perfect setup ๐Ÿ™‚

but to make this affordable, i must print out pages from Philofaxy or make my own, for a few weeks at ย time.

Making week on one page diary work

I’ve been using this format since January…I love it! My days varies alot in terms of appointments and meetings.. and actually my personal life is ย what has most that needs to be written down ๐Ÿ™‚ I started of with week on one page with notes…..too small space for notes…then i tried the 2 days per page format…to allow more space to write to-do’s …. i tried to combine the week on one page with the 2 days per page…using the week on one page strickly for appiontments for my proffesional life…and the 2 days per page to list all my to-do’s in my personal life. That worked well for a while, but i just seem to always look for an even simpler diary / time management solution.
So for the last couple of weeks i’ve only used my week on one page…which i love….since things are more simple and everything is in one place. And it works well to have the to-do sheet in the middle of two weeks like this:

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The hotlist i belive is from daytimer – some kind person sent them to me ๐Ÿ™‚ i really like them ๐Ÿ™‚ You can write on both sides of them, so they work perfectly for this purpose. One side is to do’s for the first week , and the to do list is turned to right. And the list for the 2nd week is turned left…so you can still see your whole week at glance.. I LOVE that it never interferes with you week at a glance ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s perfect!
Some days i have my filofax-flyleaf/transparent pagefinder in the middle and use it as a dashbord for that day…with all my to do’s and notes for that particular day.

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or just a simple to do list

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A lot of people ask questions about the week on one page, so

I hope this was helpfull to someone ๐Ÿ™‚

ciao

 

 

They’re here…!!

New additions to my Filofax collection:

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from left to right
1. metropol compact raspberry (love it)

2. metropol compact black (solid love)

3. metropol compact orange (crazy in looove)

4. Sketch personal in brown (niiice….cool love)

5. Finsbury personal Grey (practical…..modest love)

6. Luxe pocket (slimline?) in black ( I NEED one in compact! too – sooooo gorgous !!)

7. Amazona pocket in black (gorgeous!!!)

I also got a Finsbury pocket in orange….but not so much in love this her….made not so nice for my taste…
review will come soon, but i might send her back….return it for maybe a chameleon compact og personal in spring green….or ad a little money and get a malden or a luxe compact …or even an osterley compact…gees……i’m insane!!

soon i’ll be back with more insanity ๐Ÿ˜›
So long

 

Journaling in my Filofax

As you propably know, if you’ve read a few of my posts, i love journaling, and i use my Filofaxes for it. Here are a few picts of my recent journal….

sorry for the rough quality of the pics

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I experimentet ย alot i n the beginning wether to write vertical or horisontaly…. I started out with a personal size Filofax, and because of the bigger rings, writing verticaly solved the problems of bumbing in to the rings all the time.
But since i’ve been in a slimline and yet a compact…and the rings allow me to write horizontaly…i prefer that.

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At the front i have a business card holder with little post-its with the main goals and quotes for the current month

I have few dividers:
1. Quotes and generel notes to inspirre me through out the day.
Goals for the month, breakdowns and things to accomplish each week to reach my monthly goal
2. Everyday writing

3. Logging ย daily logging of gratetude, my vegan lifestyle logging,
4. Doodles and art

I have a month on 2 pages for the current month for goalplanning/maintaining purposes
I only carry pages for 1 month at a time… it varies if i have dailypages or not…
But this is my lifecompanion-book, my best friend, my secret journal, my most personal item of all.
I carry this with me everywhere…this is a lifejourney-book, to hold all my thoughts, doodles, to-do’s etc…

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I enjoy doodleing in my filofax…i always have some sort of sketchpaper in the back to always be able to draw and doodle when ever i feel like it ๐Ÿ™‚ The compact or slimlines are perfect for doodleing…the personal not so much…

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Costum made daily sheets, to log food i ate, healthy additions through out the day, exercise, worst and best thing about the day. Plus I have a place to log what i did that day….not only to do’s but also the little things i normally wouldn’t remember and credit myself for….just to track my whereabouts to clearify to myself that i’m not that sloppy and lazy as i think I am. This actually helps me a lot!

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That’s it for now
thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

Paperchase haul

I have another haul for you guys. Thia may not be interesting to all of you…but soon i hope i’ll be doing a few filofax-reviews….just gotta be patient with delivery here….. ย  bah!
We don’t have a physical paperchase store here…so i ordered this online about a week ago….today it arrived yay!

gorgeous stuff:

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Tons of goodies!

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I love this binder…it is so adorable…..so cute and i love birds ๐Ÿ™‚
I’ll use it for either my scrapbooking or a regular journal.
Couldn’t just trow it in a bag….would be scared to ruin it….is has to sit at home at the shelf ….just tooo beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

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O love these stickers! They are just so cute!!!! i love the nostalgia of the little cassettes stickers weee….

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I love stiky notes as you can probably tell……think the toast one is so funny….people always comment on the little notes i write them….i just love things like this…for little things….like grocery lists and directions and little love notes and such ๐Ÿ™‚

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I think these arrows are just genius! I’ve been lokking everywehere for them, but seems they don’t sell them at stores here….so now i finally got them yay!

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This is some cute stationary…letter set they call it ๐Ÿ™‚ sweeet

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Lovely little notepads ๐Ÿ™‚ makes me all happy and smiley ๐Ÿ™‚

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Lastly a set of really cute sticky notes …..again i love birds ๐Ÿ™‚ and tea โค

Washi tape collection :)

I have a tiny collection of washi tape…even though i haven’t really gotten around to using it all that much…..some of it i bought for swapping porposes……but i’m getting more and more into it myself….so i have a little stash…….some of it i still might swap for sticky notes and stickers….but we’ll see…..so far this is my collection:

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Tools for my Filofax

I can’t go on if i am not able to print and cut my own pages for my filofax…..not many ย of the original filofax inserts suits my needs. And I also just looove graphpaper…the very thin quality paper. I enjoy making my own inserts and dividers from time to time…. and these are the tools i use :

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This is my papercutter……it’s huge…because the tiny one i used to have couldn’t take up to A4 size sheets…so this one i Love! And the fact that there’s that marker so you only have to position your wanted paper size once.

next thing i can’t live without:

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My KW triO adjustable holepunch! I used to have the ones from Filofax, but they didn’t do the job…. they couldn’t punch more than 2 sheets of paper, and the punches even fell out of mine at one point. Maybe i used it too much?
I love this adjustable holepuncher though….it takes all sizes of planner paper from pocket to A5 size…..gotta love that!
One thing that annoys me, is that i often forget to adjust the punches LOL – it should be able to communicate with my brain, but i guess that’s too much to ask ๐Ÿ™‚ This punch is really good.
You can buy it here:ย http://www.hummelman.com/details.asp?code=189170&origin=products#.UVxxwqKePgY

The last tool i use regularly is the single holepunch…. I use that for making dividers and pockets for my Filofax….since i don’t want to risk ruining my KWtriO punching in cardboard or plastic ๐Ÿ™‚
this takes a little while longer to do..but it saves my KWtriO ๐Ÿ™‚
I got this on ebay

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Next up will be a peek at my washitape collection
Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

compulsive shopping lol

While i’m waiting for my latest filofax-order…i accidentally ordered af few more from another filo website ๐Ÿ˜€ LOL I’m a freak!
I’ll be doing reviews of them when they arrive..

So i’m awaiting 3 orders total…..soooo excited!
Will have to say, i did save money for these…because i’ve wanted a few different filos lately, but now i had enough money to actually buy them…but still the compulsive part of me couldn’t rest untill i completed the order today. I’ve been thinking it over and over again during the last week or so…but it gives me this urge og eager and craving that won’t leave me untill it absolutely certain i’ll get them….so wierd…..i know people in the filofax community calls it filo-crack….and for some reason it seems to hit almost everybody. When ever you get your first filo, and you feel that wierd rush of love towards it…….people, including me, even sleeps with their filofax next to them at night…..is this insane? I feel a bit insane actually……i kinda keep this addiction a secret to everyone close to me….since they wouldn’t understand this secret filo-crazy part of me……They would think it’s a waiste of money…but wierd thing is…i never do! I never regret buying filos, beacuse i get sort of high when ever i look a it…even if it’s been on the shelves for months, i still look at it and feel it, pretty regularly…. wierd stubid filo-crack lol!

Someone who’s blog always inspirres me, isย http://thesnarlingpost.blogspot.dk/ย she acutally made me go for my first ever filofax, the compact chameleon….i just love her sense og humor, and her way of keeping it minimalistic….that speaks to me….i like to alawys narrow it down to the essentials with my planners….So go check out her blog….sadly sh’e not that active in blogging, but you can stil take a look at her older post and pictures. Also you can find her on Youtubeย http://www.youtube.com/user/theSNARLingpostYT?feature=plcp. I love her videos…they are so inspirering!! I watch them over and over again lol ๐Ÿ™‚ ( i promise i’m not a stalker or anything lol )

Also a shout out to the foundation-blog of this filofax-community…..you should difinetly go check that out as wellย http://philofaxy.blogspot.dk/ย and you can go check out their facebook groupย https://www.facebook.com/groups/filofaxusers/ย This community of filofax-fans is just brilliant….i’ve made great filo-friends in there ๐Ÿ™‚

I can’t wait to share with you those lovely pieces i’ll be getting in the mail. (hopefully sooooon)
I’ll be back with more revelation of my crazy split self ๐Ÿ™‚
ciao