So I was browsing through Michaels with my hands planted firmly in my pockets so as not to pick anything up and buy it when I found the Heidi Swapp Memory Planner at 40% off… so I cracked.
You can pretty much follow all the reviews along the way and most of them sing the same tune. It’s clunky, the pages don’t turn, it has four holes, even more difficult than Filofax in the US!, and it for how huge it is, there isn’t much content. I went through and kind of made it a quote binder. That’s about all it will be good for. For goodness sakes, the decoration pouch that came WITH it didn’t even fit the rings. I will say it is pretty on the outside and I am facing outwards on my bookshelf (I won’t mention that when I first put it up there it jumped in the trash can…hehe).
I found an awesome website called Tatter Tots and Jello that gives you advice on how to print your own instagram pictures. They even have a word template you can download for printing. Find it here The site that loads your instagram photos is Instaport and it connects to your Instagram and uploads your photos to a zip file for a donation. Totally worth it. I’ll be taking the mason jar brain dump idea over to my Filo. Sorry, Heidi, you do scrapbooking wonderfully… but Filo is a planner for planners.
Bringing me to my new beauty, I scored a light pink personal size Finsbury online and I adore it. The rings on this are much better than the Saffiano. I thought I would be a Domino only girl until this beauty.
And, because we all know planner peace never really lasts very long, I have switched over to DIYFish inserts!!! I am using Series 3 Version 3.
Things I love: the times down the side to stop myself from double scheduling, extra space all over for writing and doodling, the fold out bullet planner style. Things I’m not so much a fan of: hard to decorate (I am not that great of a doodler and stickers and washi like you would a filo page make it too busy, small space to write appointments (so I have switched down to the Pilot Frixion Slims I got around Christmas, it takes up a lot of room and you can only really keep 1-2 months in at a time, the cost (but hey I paid it). If anyone has any ideas for decorating, I am looking viciously all over pinterest and not finding much so I am open to ideas! Anyone else use DIY Fish? Feelings?
Want to start taking bets on when I order a new set of pages and start all over again? Maybe I should make my own ideal page…. I mean everyone else seems to. Mental note to self: write task in Filofax to find information on making own inserts!
Oh and before I sign off, I scored a Create a Sticker maker for cheap and I am having a blast making stickers of my friends faces for when I hang out with them. 🙂 🙂 🙂
p.s. I was browsing Hey Charlie’s Etsy shop and saw this… she literally is selling a dashboard that perfectly matches the background I use on my laptop. Great minds think alike!!!!