Sunday, August 25, 2013

filofax - week 34 completed

hey everyone...  it has been crazy around here... the kids go back to school in 2 weeks and we are trying to cram in as much summer fun as possible...  I finally had some time to sit down and decorate for the upcoming week...  I found this really cute tape for Scotch brand when we were shopping for school supplies at Staples... I just HAD to use it right away...  here is my decoration for my week in my A5 Original...

I added some of the Martha Stewart dew drops that I also picked up at Staples...I got the idea from Mary Drab to use the dew drops for reoccurring appointments or activities...  this seems to be working well for me... here is how the layout looks for my personal Finsbury...

you may have noticed that I changed the inserts in my personal Filofax from a week on 2 pages to a week on 1 page with notes...  this is part of the answer to my Filofax dilemma...  I will be doing another post about my new Filofax setups...  stay tuned for that post...  I also wanted to show you the items that I used to decorate my Filofaxes for the week...

I used the Muji stamp and Pear Tart Memento ink dewdrop to stamp on my A5 diary...  the Martha stewart dew dops and the wavy, blue and green washi tape are both from staples...  the thin blue washi came in a set from Michael's...  

in case you were wondering,  here is what my completed pages for week 34 in my A5 looked like...

have a great week and keep your eyes out for the answer to my dilemma!!!

Leslie :-)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

what is a girl to do?? a filofax dilemma

I have a bit of a dilemma... I say this is all seriousness...  since the end of may, I have been obsessed with buying Filofaxes...I started with a pocket and quickly upgraded to a personal size...  my obsession did not stop there with one pocket and one personal... I had to buy multiples of each...  then I branched out and purchased a mini that I was going to use as my wallet...  I also fell in love with the original style Filofaxes...  the only draw back to the original in personal was a very short strap to close the Filofax and I need the longest strap possible  (I love to STUFF my Filofaxes)... then I had my light bulb moment!!  Why not get the original in A5 size??  that was the answer to my "original" dilemma... which brings me back to the whole point of this blog post....

 my current Filofaxes
I am currently using 3 Filofaxes... they are my personal purple malden, my A5 patent purple original, and last but not least, my pocket black malden...  I want to just say that I LOVE all THREE of these Filofaxes, which brings me to my dilemma... can I actually USE all 3 of them on a daily basis?... 
I use my pocket as a wallet...  I keep the diary updated with all my appointments and basic information, but I do need to sync up every night with the others...  now let's discuss the personal and A5 situation...  I am using them in the same way...  they both have the same information...  I like the size of the A5, but it is not portable...  the personal is portable, but I already have my pocket with me, which means I am now carrying 2 filos with me...  I would remove the pocket from the situation, but I think the personal is too big to use as a wallet...   Can you see my problem???  I am searching high and low for an answer...  if you have a suggestion that would help me out, I would love to hear it...please tell me what it is!!!  I am begging!!!  Hopefully, by the next time I post, I will have some sort of solution to this dilemma. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

filofax - week 32 completed

hey everyone - i'm trying to get into a groove and set up some sort of blogging schedule... I would like to have some sort of rhyme and reason for my posting...  I thought I would start this week... I am looking to have a look at the week once they are completed... a look at how I am setting up and decorating for the next week...  then I would like to do a post about my current set up or some other Filofax - related post...  I might be adding a project life post in there as well...  i'm still thinking that over...

so let's get on with my completed week...right now, I am using 3, yes 3, Filofaxes...  I am trying to see which ones are going to work better for me...  I have my original A5 in patent purple, my personal sized malden in purple and a pocket malden in black...  for now I switched from using my mini chameleon as a wallet to my pocket malden...  it has only been for a week, so i'm not sure if I will continue to use it as a wallet or not...  now that I covered all that ;-),  here are my weeks:

First up is my A5 original in patent purple:

I like how much information I can store on the A5 week-on-2-pages.   Next is my personal malden in purple...

I can still have a good amount of information on this layout...  finally, I will show my completed pocket-sized black malden...

so there you have it... all 3 of my nice and full weeks...  I am going to be back tomorrow with my weekly decoration for the upcoming week...  have a great day!!!

leslie :-)

Friday, August 9, 2013

Pocket Pink Finsbury Filofax

hey everyone... sorry it has been so long since our last blog post... things have been crazy on the home front, since summer camp has ended...  we have been doing some Filofax shopping...  I got a pink Pocket Finsbury for Lizzy...  it finally arrived...  she also posted her first video on youtube today...  it was an unboxing video of her new Filofax...  she did a great job!!  check out her video here:

i hope you enjoy her first video.  she has been getting some very nice comments and it is really great!!!  thanks so much!! 

in case you don't check out the video, here is a picture of her new Filofax:

i hope that everyone has a great night!!

leslie :-)