I'm British, So Filofax

Adventures in Trying to Organize My Life


New Plans

Oh Filofax… they are like your first true love… the one you love and cant ever let go of but hate with a passion at times!

So the A5 is too big for practical everyday use. Even my huge purses aren’t practical. And the personal size feels like I have giant hands when I am writing… and I have teeny tiny hands. So I have decided to separate the two.
The Domino A5 will be used as a journaling planner and the Saffiano (aka “Raspberry”) will be used as my every day planner. The set up is still a mystery as I am currently out of town and all of my A5 supplies aren’t with me. So I guess that gives me some time to pinterest, google, and think about what tabs that might entail.

I figured I’d show you a recent haul and *FINALLY* show you some of my pages from Raspberry. Suggestions and comments welcome!

So yesterday I went to a different Target dollar spot and Ikea and this is what I was able to pick up… a new bag for storage/traveling (ikea find), stickers galore, post its, etc… I also included some pictures of the washi tape and travel kit I set up before I left!


I am having trouble with the post its though. The less I try to spend on them, the less they stick to paper. Duly noted.

And some pages from my calendar. I am far from figuring out how to “theme” pages and plan ahead so it is very makeshift. I enjoy looking at my to do’s though and that was always kind of the point. So without further ado…




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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!).