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 Once I moved out of the Osterley, I became sad and withdrawn.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.
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!
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?
UK Peeps, not to put a downer on us or anything, but did you know yesterday was the last Bank Holiday until Christmas now? But of course you did: we are an organised bunch of people, you’d probably known that at the start of the year unlike me, who discovered this depressing fact at 6am this morning just as I woke.
I was in such a hurry to post and get to bed last night that I forgot to post my net Today Markers… Which were made from the “Inserts” of the Smash range. To me, the whole range creates nostalgia within me: of schooldays and preparing for my first day back in September. I would spend ages in the likes of WHSmith wanting products I didn’t have the pocket money for (notably, that Sheep folder everyone seemed to have… You know the one: the badly drawn sheep that covered the entire 2 ring A4 binder on a bright yellow background? And it didn’t stop there: they had pencils, erasers, notebooks etc all in that design. I’m pretty sure they did a cow too…!) with my friends.
I think the Smash range would look amazing in one of those cute School Exercise Book type Filofaxes!
Anyway: here you go 🙂
The above is my Month to View page marker. You’ll notice that my month is colour coded (I finally succumbed!) and the key is in the notes section on the far right hand side.
I’ve added washi tape on my week to view page marker. The washi tape is full of “fab, want it, need it, love it” etc phrases with arrows… So much fun!
I’m trying to incorporate the same kind of colour coding system into my weekly pages (only in the blank areas closest to my page marker, not in the to do list in the line and check box areas. I’ve attached the code on the marker.
There we have it! I have finally found the perfect set up for me 🙂 and about time, too!
Hope you have a great day!
Quick update today: I popped to my local hobbycraft today as I had seen a line of really really funky stationery called “Smash”… And I had to have a go at using a couple of bits and bobs of theirs in my Filofax.
Since my dividers have been a little bland and boring lately and a few of them were “redundant” due to my work role changing from external to internal, I had been meaning to change some of the dividers when I got around to it.
I decided I should have a new change around as well as new dividers etc. Well, you know what I’m like, constantly changing stuff!
Here are my new dividers!
I apologise for my rushed camerawork: it’s late at night and I’d been working 7 hours on these dividers (crazy, huh??)
I also apologise for my awful handwriting, but I wanted it to look more of a scrappy feel and extremely personal.
So there we are… I’m ready to step into Autumn with my new updated and revised dividers… Have you updated yours recently?
Catch you later!