Midori Traveler’s Notebook Flip Through

Hi everyone!

It’s been a few months since I moved back into my Traveler’s Notebook… And for a long time I left everything boring and just wrote notes/wrote in a diary/planned on a monthly spread… 

Life got in the way, I changed jobs, I was being a social creature, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my inserts really… Until last night. I bought my watercolours out to play and fished out some old stamps… And got understatedly creative. 

As anyone that reads my blog regularly will know, I’m a huge huge lover of all things slightly bohemian or indie, so I really think this screams “me!”

Without further ado… Here is my flip through…

The first insert is my purple book (water coloured and stamped) which has my monthly spread, coded passwords and bills info:

Then I have a craft fileThe next booklet is the blue book, which is my journal:

Then the back of the craft file:

The next book is the green book, which has my freestyle notes… Whatever I feel or am want to find out more about goes in here: 

The back of the booklet, and the back of the clear wallet 🙂

I know it’s still relatively bare, I just wanted to show how well the covers came out 🙂

Cheers!

Kel

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A Day with the Raydori

Hi there

Righty, after a day with the Raydori Traveler’s Notebook, I’m going to update you on what I’ve been up to in terms of attempting to set it up… Or rather how I’ve been bamboozled by my lovely printer settings.

Yesterday I popped to my local garden and arts/crafts centre to see what I could pick up for the newest binder of my growing planner collection. I picked up a couple of vintage buttons, marker pens and a couple of A5 sketch pages in the shape of exercise books.

I spent the majority of the daytime wondering (and worrying) about tackling the printouts for my diary and month to view calendar and cutting the printouts down… And it wasn’t until I sat down with it again at 8.30pm I decided what I would do: I would design my own planner pages, undated.

So, I got onto excel, printing off the days of the week, cutting and sticking onto the middle page of Ray’s lined booklet provided with the notebook. It looked like this:

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I scanned the end result in and then printed it onto the A5 sketchbook I had purchased:

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Then I just trimmed the edges down.

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So, I put it all back together and had a quick attempt at filling in a few pages… Here you go:

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I’m trying a new way of colour coding: highlighting. You can see my code that I’ve taped onto the page marker. I’ve been colour coding using frixxon pens since last year and I’ve found it highly effective. I’m usually a serial neat freak, everything has to be “just so”, hence the erasable pens usually: I hate seeing crossed out cancelled appointments, it makes it look reply messy. However, I’m trying to embrace the whole “it’s ok to be imperfect”, and looking at the binder, I know it won’t mind a few imperfections here and there ;), so I’ve switched to normal biro’s and highlighters instead.

You’ll also probably notice that I’m using a week per page. This is because lately my weeks have been a little bare; my Filofax has been seeing a lot of gaps. So with the extra height I’m using it to see how I get on with the week per page instead of a week to view. My to do’s will probably survive on post it’s/page-flags etc ;)… We will see!

Anyhow… Moving on…

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A couple more pages filled in…

Next I have the back page of the 1st booklet, to show you how the printable is looking in the booklet without any filling in:

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The rest is just a couple of photos where everything else is (barely anything yet but hey ho…!)

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And there we have it so far!

How have you set yours up?

Kel

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Filofax: it just doesn’t feel right :/

My Orange Osterley is my “go-to” planner as it reminds me of happy times. I’m even going as far to say it is lucky almost. I kid you not.

When I purchased my Osterley last year I met Luke and war pretty much in the Filofax clouds. I felt invincible and amazing: constantly. Once I moved out of the Osterley, I became sad and withdrawn.

My deco is beautiful, and I love her dearly, but Ozzie is just something else, you know?

Once I popped my inserts back into Ozzie, I kid you not, in the space of a week I received 2 messages from Luke. The first time I’ve received anything from him since he left for brighter skies of Australia the beginning of November.

Anyway… For those who don’t believe in luck or coincidence etc, I’m using my smash dividers once again (it’s only fitting as I am smashing it up in 2014). I downloaded and modified Philofaxy diary week on 2 pages CC inspired layout. Keeping with the Smashbook school theme it reminds me so much of, I amended the diary font to typewriter.

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As you can see it doesn’t have any decoration or my task/to do lines at the moment. Actually I purchased some to to stamps from L2E. They’re not shipping until mid Jan so I need to get a wiggle on and draw some lines on!

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I’ve done the same with my month on 2 pages (again from Philofaxy).

Apologies for the bad quality photos, it’s really early in the morning and the suns not out properly yet! I just figured I would show you how I’m going into 2014.

How have you set up your 2014 diary?

Kel
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