Saturday, May 18, 2013

Unboxing of My Filofax A5 Finsbury in raspberry!


YES! She's finally here! My beautiful Finsbury in Raspberry! 



 Of Course it comes in a beautiful Filofax box for storage. I LOVE filofax boxes!
 I am SO EXCITED!
 And here she is. My first impression of course was the color. It's Beautiful! There is no filter to this picture the color is exactly the same. 
 I love how it has the little I.D. Window so i can put a picture of my baby in it. I don't use my filofax for my wallet but I can see how it is very useful for one to use.
 I like instead of the normal week on two pages it came with the vertical lined week on two pages. 
 Along with the normal a-z dividers (which I never use), It also comes with 5 blank dividers! Ohh the possibilities! 

 To do list. For all your to dos :)
 Beautiful Filofax Note paper!
 Note pad on the back. 
 Note pad pocket. 
 My new BFF! 

 I have her all set up and ready to go! 

I have been using her for a few weeks now and I absolutely adore her, but I must be honest. She is just too dang BIG to carry around. I love how wide the pages are and how much I can write in them but when it comes to portability I just can't seem to get it down. It comes to the point where I go to the mall or the store and I actually take it out of my purse so I don't have to lug it around with me. 

But don't you worry! There is a light at the end of the tunnel!

I've always wanted to use a home binder for my cleaning schedules, organizing, and cleaning and food recipes. So I really thing that is how i'm going to use it. And if i ever do get a big girl job you better believe it will be in my briefcase! 

Until next time! 

Claire 

How do you use your a5? Is it easy for you to carry around? I'm always open to suggestions and ideas! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Filofax A5 Domino!


    I have to say that I was never ready to actually accept the A5 size. I've tried all different kinds of planners, like earlier this year I had a day per page Moleskine. I didn't like it AT ALL.  That's when I knew for sure that I would need to find some sort of Binder system that I could customize and be able to take the pages out and in if I wanted to.
     
       About a year ago I bought a Pocket size Finsbury  Filofax. I loved the quality of the planner and how it was real leather but obviously it was WAY too small! So recently I did some research. Not only did I find blogs of people who love Planners, but I found a whole Filofax community! For two weeks I watched you tube videos, followed Philofaxy religiously, read so many amazing blogs, and finally took the plunge for an A5. 

        I wasn't about to spend an arm and a leg on a planner when I was still not for sure if I was going to use it. So I chose the domino. What a GREAT planner! For the price (around $40 on eBay.) It was a perfect test run model for an a5. (even though my eyes were always on the raspberry Finsbury)

       I apologize in advance for the HUGE amount of photos. 


Here she is! 
 The Domino normally comes with a cream color elastic band. I took just a normal pink highlighter and colored it. Just to make it more me :)
 I love how it has the picture ID window. I just threw a little wallet size picture of my Bubba in there. The pockets are where i keep all my sticky notes and flags. Also my sticker dots for my color coding scheduling. 
 This is my initial set up. I finally got it to the way that i want. As you can see there isn't much stuff on the dashboard, but that is where i put all my to do notes and things to remember. 
 CHEVRON!!!
 These sticky tabs i got for ONE dollar at Target! And they fit in the rings! 
 I LOVE STICKERS! I bought these cute Korean ones on EBay. Even though some of them are kinda weird and make no sense. Ha ha! 
 I keep all my stickers in my transparent envelope. (along with another cute picture of my babe)
 MORE STICKY NOTES! Again, TARGET, One dollar!!
 I use washi tape to cover the dividers to give them a little color and flair. 
 I LOVE my monthly pages! I got them at Michael's from their "creative chaos by recollection" binders. They normally did not fit the Filofax rings but i cut them down and punched them myself. They are a strong card stock and really nice. This is what the binder looks like.

 Like i said before. I tried A LOT of planners throughout the years. I had this undated two day per page planner by Mead. I thought i could use the pages for planning. It was a spiral notebook so the pages looked like this. 
 Words cannot explain the love i have for WASHI TAPE!! I just covered the edge of the page on the front and back and punched the holes. TA DA!! 


 I also had a old transparent zip pocket from another planner that i did the same thing! This time with cute duct tape. I keep all my Staedtler pens inside. 
 I was worried about it ripping but its been holding very well ever since! 
 More of the cute monthly pages. 



 My collection of washi tape! 

  So far it has been working great for me! I finally found the size that suits me. I think I have a big strong obsession on my hands because I already have my beloved Raspberry finsbury on the way in the mail. My fiancĂ© will not be happy about that! He already thinks my office supplies/stationary obsession is insane! Ha ha! 

     I hope you enjoyed my A5 Domino Filofax and my first Filofax post! Please leave Comments below and tell me what you think! 

Claire