Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Week 12 - Wrap Up

    Hey everyone-  this post is a little late... I would have liked it to have gone up yesterday, but I had to take my youngest to the doctor... He has had a terrible xough over the weekend... Turns out he has brochitis...  So I have been hanging with him most of the time... (He is the snugglieat of my kids and loves to cuddle when he is sick)... Now back to the important stuff... Filofax!!  LOL!!

    Here are the photos for my completed Week 12:

       My weekly view and weekly chart


            Tuesday and Wednesday

                Thursday and Friday

                Saturday and Sunday

     I will also be including the completed week 12 in my DIYFish inserts for my Midori Traveler's Notebook. 

              Week 12 in my MTN

     I'll see you back her next week with my completed Week 13. Have a great week!!!

Leslie :-)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Project Life Update

This is going to be a little more than just a Project Life update. I'm going to give you a little bit of history if how I go about project life. I started in the middle of 2010. I bought one of my first Project Life kits. I started doing this project as a photo & journaling per day. I would journal about the picture for that day. I felt that this would be a project that I could handle and  great way to document my family. (I still only have 5 pages in my oldest son's scrapbook. He was born before I got into scrap booking). I didn't have any stress of not catching up and how to decorate my pages. It was a brilliant idea!!

Let me forward a few years:  2011 I was missing about 25% of the year 
2012 I was only missing a few weeks. Which brings me to 2013:  I was completely caught up until August rolled around. That's when things fell apart. I got back on track in October. And caught up until December and that's when I lost it again. I was in a bit of a panic. With 2014 starting and I was way behind with 2013. I had to sit and think of a plan for catching up and not falling behind with 2014.  

Here is what I came up with:
- I use my planner to keep track of what CURRENT photos I take, so when i sit down to actually work on my album I know what I am looking for. 
-I work on the CURRENT week and 1 PAST week that I need to catch up on. 
- This was how I was able to complete 2013 while keeping up with and not getting behind on 2014. 

I am planning on posting my completed week by Wednesday right her on the blog.   So keep your eye out for the upcoming week.  

Leslie :-)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Current Setup for my Filofax (March 2014)

i am trying to make an effort to blog on a more consistant basis...  i posted a video today of my current Filofax setup... i had been using 2 Filofaxes... i had my personal original in patent blacnk and my pocket size malden, which i was using as a wallet... this is one of the busiest times of the year for my kids...  they are involved in so many activites and i noticed that i had some items slipping through the cracks...  i thought it was time to move back into 1 planner...  immediately my malden came to mind...
it can hold some much and i think that it perfect for a wallet...

first up in my planner is my diary section... I have been using the DIYFISH inserts for a month now and I still am in love with them... I can't say enough about them... they are everything that I have been looking for... I will be doing a youtube video on the pages and how they work... they seem to be complicated, but they really aren't...

next up is my notes section... this is where I keep everything... I have notes from doctor visits for my family... I also have my wish lists and any other miscellaneous information that I want to hold onto...

in my old planner setup I had my project section next...  I have taken out this section in my planner, because I no longer need it... I am keeping track of my project life information in my diary section... the diyfish inserts have the perfect spot to list this information and I really like having it close to my calendar... I had you tube and blog sections next, but I am now keeping track of that information in my new Midori Traveler's Notebook (I will be posting a setup video on this in the near future)...

up next in the planner are my information, finance and contact sections.  they are all the same and I have not made any changes to these sections since first setting up my Filofax...

there are 2 pens that I keep in my Filofax...they are a 5 color coleto pen and a sharpie fine point pen...I use the sharpie to write with and my coleto to color code my calendar... look for a color coding video to come soon also... 
until the next time...

leslie :-)

I am sorry that I haven't added any photos or videos to my posts... I am having problems loading the files... I hopefully can resolve this soon... thanks...

Saturday, March 15, 2014

My New Love...Midori Traveler's Notebook

I have been seeing a TON of posts on Instagram and Twitter about the Midori Traveler's Notebook (which I am now going to refer to it as MTN for the rest of this post).  I can honestly say that at first I didn't see what the big deal was.  It wasn't like I was going on a month long vacation to Europe that I wanted to document.  Boy, was I way off base!!!  I started to become intrigued by this flexible leather cover.  I loved the worn look of the leather.  The way that the books were bound inside and need I mention the accessories.  For weeks, I stalked various blogs, IG posts and YouTube videos.  I even went onto Amazon and added a MTN in brown to my cart ( with some accessories, of course).  There it sat in my Amazon cart for another couple of weeks.  Then one night (1:45am to be exact), I took the plunged and hit the Place Order button.  That was it.  There was no turning back...  

Now let me fast forward 2 days.  It is the day of arrival.  I patiently waited for my UPS delivery man to stop at my house.  I couldn't wait to open it up.  I did restrain myself long enough to pull out my IPhone and make a video of my unboxing 9 or unwrapping I should say).  I posted the video on our YouTube channel which is TeamFilofax719.  I am having so much fun setting her up.  It is like Christmas Day and I have a new toy. As soon as it is set up the way that I want it, I will be posting a setup video on our YouTube channel. 

On another note, I took a break from this blog for a little while...  I realized that I really missed blogging ( who would have known).  I will be making an effort to blog on a regular basis.  I hope that I have lots of fun an exciting ideas to post!!  Until next time...