I'm British, So Filofax

Adventures in Trying to Organize My Life


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Frozen Filofax = Me

In my adventures pinteresting all things Filofax I came across this and to finish out the year and my new filofax obsession I could not think of anything more perfect to post.

Kent from Oz’s FILOFAXUATIONS

Do You Wanna Use a Filo?
Sung to Disney’s “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman” from Frozen

Steve: Kent?
Do you wanna use a Filo?
And plan ‘til you’re insane
You will not see me anymore
So close the door
You’ll never be the same!
I used to use my iPhone
And now I don’t
I wish you would tell me why!-
Do you wanna use a Filo?
It doesn’t have to be a Malden.

Kent: Go away, Steve

Steve:: Okay, bye…

(Knocking)
Do you wanna use a Filo?
And write down everything you do
I think some washi tape will look great
And its never too late
to own a Flex or two-
(Hang in there, Kent!)
It gets a little scary
Owning fifty three!,
Just watching my habit grow- (Hole-Punch Hole-Punch Hole-Punch Hole-Punch Hole-Punch)

(Orchestral)

Steve: (Knocking) Kent?
Please, I know you’re in there,
People are getting so concerned
They say “he’s mental”, and “gone insane”
He’s bought another one, but can he see
That every time he opens it, he takes a sniff
And gently says it’s name!
Do you wanna use a Filo?

***BRILLIANT***

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Changes… makes sense with 2015…

 

So I LOVE LOVE LOVE (did I mention Love?) my Filofax Domino in A5 size but it just isn’t practical for everyday use. It doesn’t fit in any of my purses and I with this new Filofax addiction, I can’t afford to buy bigger purses. So  I did what any normal Filoaddict would do…. I found a store in FL where I am that carried Filofaxes and bought personal size. I was hoping to get another Domino (possibly the pink one because the more I see it the more I fall in love) but they didn’t have it. I looked around on the Filofax web site and chose a couple I would be willing to purchase and called to see if they had those in stock… they did! So I drove the 45 minutes to the store to spend more money on a second Filofax as addicts do. I ended up with the personal size Saffiano Filofax in Raspberry.

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Ones portable without a backpack, which is sad because I love backpacks… So the A5 will become my journaling/blogging/stay at home Filofax and the personal size (aka Raspberry – far from original I know but I love it so there.)

So I got to make new dividers… 😀

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The Dividers are set up but not laminated… Notes, Monthly, Diary, Ideas, Info, and Lists. Then in the back there is an envelope I reinforced with waschi tape, hole punched, and will be using to keep smaller things that I want to keep with me or haven’t been used to decorate yet.

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I also got some more supplies and storage; more tape as well as a multi-tape dispenser and small tubs to store extras, Tupperware that is filled to the brim with stickers (I love the dollar store), Tupperware that stores my clips glue and hole punch, more sticky pads, and an accordion file folder (also dollar store) to store extra Filofax papers that aren’t currently being in use.

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I am going to go poor if this continues… On a positive note, when I went to buy the personal size Filofax the salesperson saw my Domino A5 and commented on how creative and fun it was. He said something like I must have been doing this for a while and could probably teach a class. P.s. I got my Domino this month. 😀

As I am going to try to stop shopping, I’ll be posting more of my actual progress (inside) and some goals and things I have found that motivating from wandering around the internet (dangerous…. there’s too much out there!) Thanks for following along! I am also hoping to meet other Filofax Addicts to swap ideas, fodder for my imagination, and see how you Filofax (yes, it’s a verb in my world now!).


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Christmas Scores!

So I scored some cool stuff for Christmas and can’t wait to delve in to Filofax land.
Post its and sticky notes *with* tabs
Waschi tape
Two sets of masking sticker sets
A 6 hole punch
Filofax monthly calendar and index
dividers
Extra blank dividers
SUCK UK A5 tabbed notebooks
(awesome Amazon find!)

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Amazon Links…


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Delusions of Grandeur… Supplies

I love to buy things. Mostly from the comfort of my home through Amazon and Etsy and those sort of places but it still counts as shopping. And I do a lot of it. There should be a warning label on all Filofaxes informing purchasers of all the incredibly fun, some bizarre, but all around creative array of supplies you might need to have to make your Filofax look anything like the ones you see on Pinterest. [I have also come to the conclusion that those people aren’t organizing their lives… just their Filofaxes. No judgment by me, I get it!]

So as I am still setting my planner up and waiting for Christmas to really happen (I asked for supplies… wow…) I have mostly just been tinkering around with ideas. It ends up with a big chaotic mess of paper, tape, and not much ever really being accomplished. And my floor ends up looking like this…

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Just some supplies I have collected since receiving my Filofax (less than a month)….

Pens, pencils, highlighters, sharpies galore…

Art supplies to color and stamps/ink

Art supplies to color and stamps/ink

Post-its and sticky notes in every shape, size, and color

Waschi tape and stickers for decorating pages

Waschi tape and stickers for decorating pages

Extra pages and paper

Extra pages and paper

Paper (finger) slicer, rigged hole punch since I live in America, scissors, and removable tape

Paper (finger) slicer, rigged hole punch since I live in America, scissors, and removable tape

 This is turning out to be an expensive hobby. And by hobby I mean addiction. 🙂


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Jumping In Head First

I am still unsure (even baffled) about how I’ll organize this beauty but I am a work in progress (remember we all are!)

So I have dividers… easy. I printed off pictures I liked and laminating them to the dividers than came with it.

Dream Big                      To Infinity And Beyond!

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Add color to Life                     Anchor my life away                Love is… Complicated

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I also printed off some more. Because I know how often I change my mind and I can use them elsewhere in my Filofax…. They” be coming round the track don’t worry!  This is my intro page… great Walt Quote!

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible” – Walt Disney

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For inquiring minds, I got my Filo on Amazon’s site for a great price! Nice to know we can share in the filo fun here in the US thanks to Amazon… and two day shipping too!!! Amazon

So dividers. Check. But I guarantee in a few posts they’ll be changes. 🙂 See you soon!

 

 

 

 


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British… must have Filofax

I have always fantasized about being organized. I have planners dated back to the late 90’s and journals dating much older.

I am British so Filofax was the first idea. I did my research and came right back to Filofax. Organizing life seems so much easier than committing to how this dang Filofax should be set up. Therefore, it is a work in progress. I only recently got it so I’ve got a lot to learn (prays to the Gods of Pinterest). I started out with a less pricey version, the Domino, but it smells like leather and obsessed. The perks for someone like… I can change it up whenever I please!

In all it's gloryQ

In all it’s glory!


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