I'm British, So Filofax

Adventures in Trying to Organize My Life


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Pink. Pink. Can’t get enough Pink!

I have been neglecting my blog and searching endlessly for inspiration to do something different with my Filo. I love all my Filofaxes. I also get complacent… so changing between different versions keeps me interested and reminds me to look at it often. I feel like I’ve found the end of Pinterest though… possibly the end of the internet. It has been a while since I saw something and had an AH-HA THAT’S AN AMAZING IDEA moment and ran home to recreate it myself. Maybe I am just going through an adjustment period but I definitely miss the idealism I had back in December when everything was new and exciting and I didn’t have enough time in the day to work on the amazing ideas I had for my Filo.

It really hit home today when I stopped by Sam Flax in Atlanta to see if they had any 2015 vertical week on 2 pages for my A5 and the employee who helped me just happened to be the one I spoke with when I drove about an hour to a place outside Orlando just to pick up a new Filofax back in Decemeber. He remembered me as being the Filofax lady. Haha. Turns out his family owns Sam Flax and he relocated up to Atlanta. What a small small world…

So while I wait for inspiration to hit me like a ton of bricks I figured I would share my current set up. I am using my pink patent Filofax Domino A5. I venture away to others… Saffiano…. Finsbury… but I always come back to the Domino, my first love, it seems… so without further ado…

Here she is, in all her glory! I love the bright pink. So much so I use one for my work Filo also. The color is just so bright and cheerful!!! The only problem I have noticed is I want everything to be matchy matchy so I’ve become obsessed with making everything pink themed on the inside. Somewhat overkill but I am enjoying so far…

The dividers were made from a scrapbook collection by Authentique which I purchased at Hobby Lobby. Of course, I had to throw some Alice and Wonderland in there. ūüôā

Here is my homemade dashboard with some pictures of family and friends… and a reminder to keep my muchness. Thank you Mad Hatter!

I have a homemade planner charm made from¬†an Alice and Wonderland charm I acquired at Disney World when I went this past spring break and a¬†‘Drink¬†Me’¬†charm I found in the¬†jewelry making section at Hobby Lobby in a fairy tale collection of charms that were so cute it was hard not¬†to purchase them all!

In an attempt to make up for the lack of pocket space on the inside cover, I have put my post its in a zip folder I had sitting around and keep that tucked in the big pocket. Problem solved!

I am using Month of two page inserts I had from my old Domino A5 and a Project Life card to mark the current month.

Desperate I pretty exhaustive search, I have been unable to find the week on 2 pages that are vertical so I am working with the vertical layout currently. This is the part where I struggle with having a pink planner and realize why I went with Black as my first planner… I want everything to match (cough*OCD*cough) and its hard to decorate the pages with just pink. Don’t get me wrong, I have separated all my pink and pink related washi tapes in to a separate container and pulled out any pink stickers, post its, and note pages I have and put them aside… but I am not sure I have the endurance to go all the way and decorate the entire thing with pink only accessories. Especially knowing I have a Filofax Original in Nude coming home with my Mum from England…

On the plus side, the pink paper finally made sense… ūüôā
 

I have a goal tracker in place to monitor sleep (I have terrible sleep patterns), journaling, blogging, etc.

      

And I am also doing a no spend challenge for July! It is wishful thinking but I have to start somewhere!

Finally, this is July’s instagram challenge which I am hoping will be more motivation to be creative. This one if from¬†@Paperheartofgold and so far,¬†ahem day 2, I¬†have posted each challenge!!! I celebrate small wins. ūüėõ

So all in all, I am thoroughly enjoying my pink A5!

I have already started a pinterest board for gold/cream, black, and white themes and purchased gold pens for the Nude Original though so, as is always the case, I am sure change will be coming soon!

XOXO

Sarah


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Emma’s Filo Update!

I had some followers ask about my cousins Filo and how its coming along… since she doesn’t have¬† a blog of her own I thought I would share her work. I am super impressed and continue to realize how strongly we are related each time she shares! ūüôā

There is nothing like a neat filo….

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The inside is beaming with personality!

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She has gotten addicted to Project Life as well (that one wasn’t me) but she is so like me and it absolutely makes sense.

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 She is planning a trip to NY later in the year so she had to find room for this!

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And she’s decorating like a pro!

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She reads the blog so if you guys have any suggestions, comments, compliments, I’m sure she’d love to read them!!!

Sarah

xoxo

P.s. Ordered my first Fauxdori this past weekend… can’t wait for its arrival to share!

 


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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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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. ūüôā

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!