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Organised Mum inserts – a Filofax update

Hi all 🙂

So when I first got into Filofax and its community, I was very excited about it all. However, soon after I started using my Metropol (who now has a new owner) I got really upset about the Filofax paper. I was using Stabilo pens and they just ruined the pages, bleeding and showing through, I hated it! I decided to start looking for better pens, and stumbled upon the Pilot FriXion pens, which are erasable!

I’ve been using those for a while and they look very good on the paper, especially if you mix the right colours together. They come in normal colours like black and blue I think but I have the coloured markers which are erasable as I just mentioned. Admittedly, the erasing isn’t really perfect. You should only erase them if you’re going to write over the same bit again, otherwise it looks really weird.They are temperature sensitive, and that’s how they’re also erasable, but it kind of messes up the paper (especially thin Filofax paper.)

I really recommend them, even if they’re not cheap. I bought a pack of 12 for about $25, I think, off eBay. At least they shipped very quickly! 🙂

But then I saw someone else using inserts from Organised Mum, and I decided to take a look at those. At first I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to use them, until I saw that they were only 5 pounds (shipping included) and I thought, why not? They can’t be worse that the original inserts anyway.

They came in the mail a few days ago, whilst I was on my vacation, so I opened them up today and had a look! First of all, the paper actually feels a lot more sturdy and thicker than Filofax paper, which is good! It kind of reminds me of regular printer paper, but perhaps a little thinner? I’m not sure though, that’s just how it feels touching it. I’m going to use them for the entire month of July and then I’ll see which ones I want to use in 2014! I will keep you posted 🙂

Thanks for reading! Until next time 🙂

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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in filofax

 

Back home!

Hi readers!

In a post a while ago I mentioned I’d be on a vacation, right? Well, I’m back! 🙂 Unfortunately a little earlier than intended, because of bad weather we had.

We went to go camping and even though we were in a beautiful place with nice things to do, the campsite wasn’t nice at all. It was on a large hill, and the only way you could come down by foot was a very steep path through bushes and such, which was actually very tiring every time. So some days, we didn’t want to leave the campsite, really, as we were just exhausted from climbing and descending that hill. However, there wasn’t anything to do on that campsite! Summer breaks hasn’t started yet so there were only old people around us and there was no place to go have fun.

So some days when it rained, we were forced to just stay in our tent, which was fine, but not what we expected it to be! My boyfriend has been to that campsite before with his parents, but since then other people have bought the campsite and they basically ruined it. Even the restaurant was really bad… They didn’t have half the stuff on the menu, so we were forced to order a pizza each. What could go wrong with that, right? Well, apparently it was possible to them. 

Anyway, it’s not like the whole vacation was that bad. It was just that we had bad weather (rain, wind and even thunder sometimes) and general bad luck. For example, on Sunday we wanted to go swimming, but it turned out that all the slides were closed for some reason. The funny thing was that the slides did open, but only after all the children in the pool started protesting! So we still had a good time there.

We were sick of the rain though, so we decided to call my mum to pick us up. The drive should have been about 3 hours, tops. However, my mum got horribly lost somewhere in Germany… Sigh! It was awful for her and us both, especially as me and my boyfriend had already broken down the tent and we had to sit outside in the cold until my mum finally arrived, having driven twice the distance that it normally takes. Even the way back was really hard, as we usually never go to this part of the country. 

As it got darker outside (it was about 9 o’clock when we were on out way) I had to navigate through places I had never even heard of… Eventually we did find the right Autobahn, but that had taken us about 90 minutes, so as soon as we knew where we were going, we only had half an hour left until we were home! 

I must tell you, it was a horrid experience. I have never even driven a car and have no idea about Autobahns and such, and still I managed to get us home! I’m very happy to be back, even though we still had fun camping. We visited nice place and did fun things, so it could have been much worse. 

Until next time 🙂

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

New Filofax!

Hello guys!

Sorry that I waited so long to write this post, I know I promised to do it sooner, but there were some complications in Filofax land! Well, I shouldn’t call them complications actually. Here’s what happened!

Like I’d mentioned in my first blog post, I ordered a Filofax Sketch from Adspot (Thanks Anthony!) and I received it last week which I know because I wrote it down in my Filofax. I was very happy to get it, and I like it a lot more than the Metropol if I’m really honest. So I moved all my stuff to my Sketch, whom I named Mr. Brown and rearranged the whole setup. And then what happened?!

Well, I won another Filofax! It’s a pink Personal Finsbury and it arrived a few days after mr. Brown. When I unwrapped her, I saw she was in quite a bad shape. Her rings were rusty and she looked as if she’d only been lying in storage under a couple of books for a long time. But I loved her anyways! The leather is a lot softer than I imagined it to be, even though she doesn’t lay flat yet. Her name is Ashley! 🙂

To be really honest, I felt bad for Mr. Brown. I only just received him and I felt torn between the two binders, I didn’t know which one to use! I both love them! So I asked my mum to use one of the two so I wouldn’t feel guilty anymore. Now I’m using Ashley and my mum is using Mr. Brown, so all is good, right? I took a lot of pics of her so you can see how I use her now.

This is her exterior:

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Below is my colour coding system. (Sorry for the bad camera quality, I don’t know why it’s being like that :S) I do use the sticky flags in the diary section and I make separate sections with them, kind of like subsections! Like under the Notes tab, I have sections for my daily shows and weekly shows, highlighted in a pink sticky flag 🙂

 

 

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Here’s some sections with the subsections 🙂 (Sorry again for the quality)

 

 

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Some pics of how I decorate my weeks and what I use to decorate them with 🙂

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Thanks for reading!! I’m not going to post anything during next week cause I’ll be on a holiday (which is why it says ‘Pack’ in ths week’s pic) 😉 I’ll check back in with you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on June 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Birthday update!

Hi all!

It has come to my attention that I was featured on the Philofaxy website! Thanks for that guys, and thanks for reading, it makes me very happy! 🙂

Now, I had my birthday last Friday and I turned 18. First of all: No, it doesn’t feel any different! (Everyone asks me that!) Although I will admit that turning 18 was quite scary with the insurance and banking stuff and all. There were so many things that I had to take care of before and right after my birthday (banking, taxes etc) and that made it really overwhelming. However, now I’ve taken care of all most things, it’s not too bad. And this is only the start, right? This is what I’ll have to do for the rest of my life!

My birthday itself was quite normal to be honest, as I had to work all afternoon. I did feel special! 😉 Lots of my colleagues had remembered my birthday and they congratulated me, it was so nice. I didn’t have any relatives over that day, most of them called on Saturday. I really liked that, because that’s always the most awkward part of a birthday, right? Especially because my relatives are all German and even though my German is okay, it still makes me nervous speaking it. It was great though, I had these pastry things that I don’t know the English name of.

Image I basically made it a tradition to eat these on my birthday.

Apparently they’re very Dutch, because even my German grandmother didn’t know them (and she actually baked my birthday cake!) They’re very tasty though, especially the pink icing on it 🙂 Nobody is really sure how to eat them properly, but the easiest way is to eat the whipped cream in the middle first, and then take the pastry in your hand and eat those.

Yesterday (Sunday) my grandparents from Germany came over with the birthday cake I mentioned, which was a strawberry cake and very delicious! It was very nice to have them here as we hadn’t seen them for a couple of months.

All in all, I had a nice birthday. Meanwhile I’m still waiting for my Sketch to arrive this week and I simply cannot wait! I have stickers and sticky notes to use in it that I haven’t even unwrapped yet cause I only want to use them in the new Filo… Dilemma! It’s okay though, it’ll be here soon 🙂 (Thanks Steve!) As soon as it arrives, I will make a picture heavy post featuring a review in the Sketch and a look at the new goodies I bought for it.

Stay tuned for that and thanks for reading! 🙂

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2013 in filofax, life

 

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Filofax on its way!

Hi everyone! It’s my first post and I already have great news! I bought a Filofax Sketch in Personal size from a really nice guy in the UK. I’ve only had my Metropol for a month, I know, but it was priced ridiculously well so I went ahead and thought: “Why not?!”

I did check whether it was legit, of course. The seller said it was new, never used and came with all the inserts so I wondered why he’d sell it for this price, but then again, the Sketch is a non-leather binder so it’s cheaper than the regular ones. I suppose he couldn’t sell it for retail price, as he’d already bought it. Still, I asked him for pictures of the interior and exterior to check for marks or faulty rings. It looked perfect!

I’m very excited for this because I initially wanted the Sketch, but it wasn’t available anywhere near me so I bought the Metropol instead. Now I’m still getting the Sketch and in the chocolate colour I wanted! I think I’ll swap the Metropol for stationary with someone from the Philofaxy Facebook group, cause those people are really trustworthy.

I’m not sure when the seller is shipping the parcel, and even then I have no idea how long it would take to get here. I’m very anxious to get it, cause I finally have a system that works for me so I can just take my current interior and put it in the Sketch. (Seriously, I need a name for my Filofaxes. Any ideas? I think Metropol is a girl and Sketch is a boy.) I’ve also ordered Pilot FriXion erasable gel pens and I’m very happy I did, cause I saw a review of them the other day and they seem perfect for my needs! There will be other stuff coming in over the next few weeks that I ordered from eBay, but that’s probably gonna take a little longer.

Thanks for reading, see you at my next update xxx

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2013 in filofax