Saturday, 29 December 2012

Happy gift

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Today I wanted to show you all a gift I received from my brother and his wifey. It's a Kikki K stationery set. The set includes a note pad, envelopes, stamp, pencil, stickers and of course the carry case. There was also a box of cute pens in addition to the set. I'm sure that this is from Kikki K's "Hapiness" collection. It sure does make me smile.

I'll be doing a weekly post of my FF week page in the new year. I know a lot of bloggers have this weekly feature and I love the idea so will be copying. To those bloggers who are already doing this please don't hate, imitation is a form of flattery!

I'm using Dodo Pad refills next year which is all very new to me. I'm not sure about some of the art work on the Dodo Pad...might need to make them prettier.

Anyway, have a great NYE everyone. Stay safe and I'll see you all in 2013.


Thursday, 20 December 2012

Its not about the money money money .....

Who else has their money disappear, then you try and retrace your spending to figure out what it was you actually spent it on? Sound all too familiar?

I decided that next year I will attempt to track my spending using these spare finance sheets. I must admit that I've tried to do this many many times before. I think I lasted a couple of weeks then got lazy. Now I need to monitor funds for myself, hubby and the two kids. This time I'm determined to make it work. 

I've tried to make the finance sheets a little less dull with some washi tape and I hope to color code the entries. Any ideas on how to make these sheets a little more fun....let me know!

I have also included a Chinese red pocket with these cute characters on it. This will sit behind my finance sheets and used to hold important receipts until they are filed. 

My Filofax Finance section is ready...I think this may be the busiest section of my planner!

A big shout out to my new followers!


Thursday, 6 December 2012

New monthly refills and cute stickers

First and foremost a big hello to our newest follower Crystal Charles! Welcome Crystal :)

While reading through the Philofaxy web finds recently, I found the Filofax Love blog run by Sachiko. She sells super cute refills and personalised tabs for Filofax. I recently bought the month to view on two pages for my personal Amazona. These refills are so cute. I also bought some diary stickers which are also gorgeous and match the inserts. In addition, they are hand made, a bargain price and shipping was super fast!

How cute are they?! Also, she sells personalised dividers for pocket size. The personal size dividers are in the making! Can't wait - may need to put on my christmas wish list. How I wish Sachiko made WO2P diary refills......*hint hint*


Monday, 3 December 2012

Dividers hacked

Recently I have been getting bored of my dividers. They are originally from Kikki K, grey in color, are pretty robust and have lasted me over a year.   I relabeled the dividers previously to reflect my requirements. 

I have been inspired by some of your blog posts on making your own. However, I can't find any paper that I particularly like and I wanted to continue using these as they are still in good nick. 

I found these foil embellishment stickers at a local $2 dollar shop. They weren't $2 but $2.50. Liars. Vent over. 

Placed the bigger stickers on each of the dividers and ...voila! My dividers have been hacked!

Simple, cheap and effective.


Sunday, 2 December 2012

The gift of giving .... A Filofax

I bought an unused black personal Finsbury on ebay just before I purchased my personal Amazona. I chose to use the Amazona. The Finsbury quickly became a storage folder.

My sister in law saw me using my Amazona and became interested. She currently uses - what looks like a slimline size - generic planner. The planner looked pretty beaten up and was far too small for what it contained. She asked me what I was using. So went on a long rant about the Filofax brand and how it's an investment and you get what you pay for - that is leather and quality!

She questioned me about my diary set up. I showed her the Dodopad and week to view by Kikki K. She preferred the week to view - I assume that she thought the Dodopad was "too busy".

Her birthday is also coming up and there and then I had a light bulb moment.

Sister in law's birthday + Spare filofax = Kick ass gift

So I bought Kikki K dividers and 2013 week to view refill. The paper is the same
as the FF cotton cream and the dividers consist of the following:

- Monthly View
- Weekly view
- Addresses
- Birthdays & Anniversaries
- Shops & Restaurants
- To do
- Websites

I went about my business and filled the planner. I added a few post it notes at the front and added a purple ink pen from my stationery stash.

Now who is the best sister in law right now? This gal *points to self*


P.S. I apologise for the poor quality pics. I'll try harder next time.