Filofax Fans: my apologies!

It’s been almost a month since I blogged anything.

Well, life got crazy busy with all the Christmas shopping and work and Christmas and my dear friend being over from Germany for the holidays etc… Suddenly it’s almost new year and I feel I should be still in November somewhere. Where has the time gone?

Anyway, excuses aside, I’ve felt so guilty on not updating my blog recently I feel the need to apologise. I’m so very, very sorry.

What do I need to update you with?

Erm, I actually have a confession. I haven’t been nearly as organised as I should have been by now. In fact, planning has taken a back seat over the holidays as I’ve been pushed from pillar to post from party to dinner and back again. But anyway: planner peeps best look away for my next sentence may disgrace me in your eyes:

I haven’t yet got my 2014 diary.

I know, I know, I know! Most people have been organising their 2014 diary since October: and so did I…

But it looks like that may have fallen through.

So I keep promising I will print the Philofaxy CC inspired Week on 2 Pages (they are so customisable, I love the Philofaxy/My Life All On One Page diary printables – sorry I can’t really link anything from my iPhone guys, apologies) and I will get to it eventually…!

Apart from that, I’ve fallen in love with the Smashbook Range. I purchased the RetroStyle book and about £35 worth of scrapbook accessories to start me off. Anyone who knows me, knows I am a serious sucker of anything that looks remotely 1970’s bohemian/gypsy style, which also extends to my love of 70’s style unsaturated photographs.

I wanted to find myself a real poloroid SX-70 camera but I don’t think the paper is very popular these days, with it being so old and all etc…

Anyway, my point is, one of my resolutions was to take more photographs with my little Lumia I purchased earlier this year to go to Tenerife. It’s just a point and shoot but I’m sure with the amazing editing apps there are for photos these days I can get the look I love so much. I’m going to smash it all in my Smashbook and keep a record of all the 2014 fun times 🙂

That’s the plan, anyway.

Need to get a diary sorted before I plan that though…!

How’s your Christmas been? How about any NY Resolutions this year?



Filofax Week

Hi everyone!

I’ve been quiet for a while, I know… I apologise! It’s just, I’ve been mighty busy and my social life has been pretty mental etc. Not only that, but I’ve been honing my system to perfection, so now I have a great system that I use that works for me, I can finally share it!

I never understood when people said they had found their perfect setup or system. I was one of those bumbling idiots that just chucked everything in their diary then had a difficult time navigating through the scrawls, everything was everywhere and although I felt slightly more organised than without a planner, I still didn’t quite grasp the concept of having a system to suit “you”.

I mentioned a YouTube video a couple of blogs ago, and it revolutionised the way my week is viewed. I have split the page in 2: one half is a to do list for each day, the other half is colour coded and taken from my month to view tabs. More often than not, in this half I use the washi-tape “labels” that I blogged about (in one of my last posts) so that everything is visually attractive (to me, anyhow!).

I break the days of the week up by using doodles or patterns in different colours and I make the week day numbers into flowers, and the weekends/days off work/holidays etc into hearts. I use one of the smash! markers trimmed and punched for my bookmarks with a small sticky note with my colour coding system attached in case I might forget ;).

Here is this week in action so far… It’s probably the quietest week so far (which is why I’ve managed to sit and type this instead of running around Asda in my lunch break!).


As you can see the last few days I’ve had a few social visits (in purple) and I’ve used a couple of the washi tape labels.

Talking of the washi tape labels, I now have the back of my diary page holding my labels so. I can attach them on the go. I printed out a few too many for just 1 page so ended up using a flyleaf I had hanging around also:


And finally, here is a close up of a washi tape label in action:


I did think about doing my own however a disaster occurred and my poor old Mid 2009 white MacBook decided to give up the ghost a few weeks ago, so I’ve had to sort all that out, and now I have a 2nd hand Late 2009 white Unibody MacBook that I’m slowly reloading and getting set up again. Once up and running I might have a go at a couple of my own labels: I want stuff like “Shopping” and “Cinema” and “Hair Appointment”/”Beauty Appointment”.

How are you set up and organised? Are you visually stimulated when you open your organiser?

Take care!