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Adventures in Trying to Organize My Life


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Etsy Store – PlannerAddiction

This year has been about goals and we all know how I love my Filofaxin’…. so I am opening up an Etsy store! I love the Filo community and want to share my creativity with you guys. It will also help my promote this site and get some more pennies to do more contests and RAKS because we all know we love free planner stuff!!!!!!

The Store name is appropriately called PlannerAddiction. Find my shop here.

I hope to see you guys visit as I build the shop. I am always open to suggestions and consider you all my muses! I would like to especially thank Charlie who is not only an awesome person but one of my Filo muses! Check out her blog http://heycharlieblog.com and her etsy store at here.

Thank you for all the support this year!

xoxo

– Sarah

So I am opening up an Etsy store! I love the Filo community and want to share my creativity with you guys. It will also help my promote this site and get some more pennies to do more contests and RAKS because we all know we love free planner stuff!!!!!!

The Store name is appropriately called PlannerAddiction. Find my shop here.

I hope to see you guys visit as I build the shop. I am always open to suggestions and consider you all my muses!

Thank you for all the support this year!

xoxo

– Sarah


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Question for All my Lovelies!

The topic of buying beautiful post its that don’t post very well came up and I showed you my creation in a previous post. It got me thinking and my creative juices flowing and I have made a couple things since then. Mostly decorative paperclips and post its put together and laminated so they can not only be used but reused with a washable board marker. Here are some of the things I’ve come up with……

blackcombo      blackpaperclips     dreamcatchernotepad dreamwishnotepad  fabulouscombo   pinkandgreennotepad pinkflowersnotepad       unionjackcrown       unionjackbirds

I also found some Disney postcards and came up with some mock dividers (Winnie the Pooh – A5 and Alice In Wonderland – personal)…

winniethepoohdivider alicedivider

My question is would any of you be interested in purchasing things like this or should I just keep it a hobby? Clearly I would need a better camera. 🙂 Opinions welcome!!!

– Sarah

xoxo


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My Mini Unicorn!!!

When I first started my obsession with Filofaxes and found out people actually blogged about them too back at the end of last year (yes, its’s really only been 4 months!) I saw a picture of a discontinued Union Jack Filofax that I drooled over. Literally. Well, literally over my computer screen because well… it was a discontinued edition. That became my unicorn. The one Filofax that could rule them all. I kept my eye out but it was nowhere to be sold. I would say found but I think that involves breaking and entering if they aren’t willing to part with it.

My cousin, Emma, who lives in England fell in love with Filofaxes too and we were looking through the sites trying to decide which her first should be, a very important decision, and low and behold I see a tiny little Union Jack Filofax on WH Smiths website. Emma knows me inside out so I barely had to ask and she had bought it and was shipping it over… so folks…. here is a my mini unicorn! 🙂

unionfilo

Now to find the A5 size!!!

Gosh it’s beautiful. One of my guy friends even complimented me on it! 🙂 I have the best cousin ever!!!

Thanks Emma!!! I’ll be paying you back for this one for a while! 😛


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50 Facts About Me

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a great beginning to your week! I am noticing the same names pop up again and again and want to get to know some of you more. I feel like we are already kindred spirits! 🙂

So here are 50 Facts About Me and I challenge you to post your own so we can learn more about each other!

1. I was born in England and moved to the US when I was 9.

2. I have a dog who is a rescue, mixed breed, all love, named Honey. She’s my world.

3. I enjoy signing my name.

4. When I was a toddler all my hair fell out. They thought I had alopecia. Turns out it was probably a dramatic reaction to having a new baby brother and extremely thin hair to begin with. 😛

5. That baby brother is no longer a baby and he is one of my best friends.

6. I drink more sprite than should be considered legal.

7. I both love and hate my handwriting.

8. My birthday is uber important to me. 5/20 for anyone who wants to know.

9. I get severe tension headaches and migraines. I have so much sympathy for people who have the same.

10. I dream of having a library like in Beauty & the Beast with a rolling ladder.

11. Which brings us to Disney, I am a fanatic.

12. I love trivia and quizzes and surprise myself with what I know!

13. I haven’t been to see a movie at the cinema since 2007.

14. The last movie I saw in the movie theatre was Frozen. That’s a big deal because I have a serious fear of movie theatres.

15. My dog looks like Timon from Lion King.

16. I’m easily distracted.

17. I’ve struggle to ride a bike, I have equilibrium issues. I also walk wobbly so I automatically fail sobriety tests stone cold sober.

18. I am covered in freckles and love it.

19. I think wittiness is one of my best qualities.

20. I love love love getting mail. Not the bills kind though.

21. I have a strange memory. I can remember extremely random details.

22. I love a good roast dinner.

23. I am not sporty at all.

24. I used to wear glasses and my dad said I looked like Lisa Loeb.

25. People now say my doppleganger is a younger Lindsey Lohan – pre rehab days.

26. I have a masters in Counseling Psychology.

27. I have no rhythm but music is my life.

28. I love to read.

29. I separate the skittles by color before I eat them.

30. I hate talking on the telephone.

31. I consider myself a good writer and hope others do too.

32. I love pineapple.

33. Galaxy hot chocolate can make any day better.

34. I’m more of a night owl than an early bird.

35. I need time alone to rejuvenate.

36. I wear a lot of neutral colors and I have no idea why.

37. I have moved several times and throwing things away feels like throwing memories away.

38. I never thought I’d own an IPhone but now it’s my bestie.

39. I think I have the best family in the world; hands down.

40. I enjoy doing crosswords and wordsearchs. I get that from my Nan.

41. I like to have everything planned but at the same time I’m very easygoing – if that makes sense.

42. Fish and chips is one of my favorite meals.

43. I think eyes or arms are the most attractive parts of a man.

44. I love surprising people or making their day with notes or thoughtfulness.

45. I’d like to write a book about my life one day. I’ve played around with titles. One is ‘Life learned all Wrong”. Satirical, don’t worry. 😛

46. I meet most of the qualities of a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person).

47. I love being photographed. Especially when I don’t know. The genuine smiles in pictures that you don’t know are being taken are the best.

48. I am scared of the dark.

49. I keep stuffed animals on my bed, even at my age, and I’m proud of it.

50. Filofaxing is a way of life. I don’t know what I did before I bought my first.

It was a lot of fun writing these facts up for you. I hope you enjoyed this post and learnt a thing or two about me. If you feel up to it why not attempt this challenge yourself. I’d love to have a nosy and get to know you a little bit better!

Thanks for reading!

Sarah
xoxoxo
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Alice!!!

So I finally did it. I put my head in the game and found Alice pictures for my deep purple Domino personal. I originally was going to do black and white but since the dividers are colored and I didn’t want to thicken them with extra paper I ended up printing in b&w and coloring parts in. 

Here it is… *drumroll*





I love the last tab being labeled “bonkers”. Had I thought harder I would have labeled “curiouser” for notes and “I’m late” for diary but my laminator was making a strange noise. The fly leaf with post its are all sweets (eat me) related. 🙂 

Creativityinabox mentioned Paperchase post its not sticking. I thought what a waste since I also bought a box and came up with this… 



I stuck them on a piece of paper and laminated to use as a to do page with a white board marker. It doesn’t account for a whole box of them but I can make some to send to friends. 🙂 better than them sitting in my cabinet being sticky in all the wrong places. Lesson learned! 

Xoxo 

Sarah 

P.s. Remember free giveaway on the “more to come” post. I’ll be randomly selecting someone on Friday. Feel free to post pictures of your planners too. I love seeing everyone else’s creativity. 


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Filofax Tour Video… as Promised!

So I did my first Filofax Tour video. It took me forever to upload with this slow internet I have on the “first floor” (aka basement) of my condo building so I didn’t get a chance to edit. I have work stuff I have to work on top of this tonight so… please be kind. 🙂

I can’t wait to show you some new setups and stuff I’ve gotten. More to come!!

And don’t forget about the free surprise giveaway to my readers on the previous post!

Without further ado….

Shout outs to TheDelightfulDeer and BellaCreationz on Etsy!!! Just search their names. Tons of cool stuff!