Monday, February 18, 2013

My Filofax Week #7

This week, I felt that my Finchley was getting too stuffed because I started to notice the rings starting to gap. For fear of it getting worse, I moved into the Metropol.


As a person who practices the Catholic religion, Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lent, which also marks 40 days prior to Easter Day. This is a time in which we prepare for Easter by fasting (abstinence from meat), reflection, and prayer. An old tradition was "giving something up" for Lent. As a child, that meant giving up, candy, soda or cursing. Times have changed, and for some people instead of "giving something up", they added something more meaningful to their lives. "I will volunteer at the local shelter".

Thus, I decided to "give-up" spending - more importantly, unnecessary spending. 
Especially during these times of financial struggle. I have been overspending on too many things. Most things I wanted, and didn't NEED. There needs to be a limit. And if buying planners, stationery, makeup, etc. - is causing me to grow broke, and not have enough money for bills or my mortgage, then something has to change. I need to do this now and focus on more important things like how to be a better mother to my children.


Here is the view without the flyleaf.

As, I mentioned, instead of buying more Filofaxes to suit my needs, I needed to make use of the ones I do have. So, I also moved into my Apex for use as a membership card holder and keep other notes.




My last purchase before Lent were these Monthly + Tabbed inserts and Tabs by Girl of All Work ordered from the Franklin Covey website. 

Here is how I am using them with my homemade stickers.

This creates more spacs in my WO2P diary, as you can see from my previous weeks. Everything seemed a bit crowded. 


I am using these tabs to label my months for my WO2P. I have put them on the top as not to cover my Monthlies.

Thank you and hope you had a great week!

12 comments:

  1. Love how you added a to-do list on your weeklies. I do the same. Although, mine aren't as neat/straight as yours! Did you make that lines/check boxes yourself? Also, how are the FC inserts looking in the metropol? Do they stick out and if so, how far? I've only seen them used in Maldens.

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    1. I believe the checkboxes are the To Do Stamp from Muji. I have one as well, but could never manage to get them as straight as everyone else who uses them does.

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  3. Wow, absolutely beautiful! Everything is lovely, handwriting, layout, decoration, stickers etc etc! I love your "remember" sheet of paper, it's a lovely idea and the story really made me smile :)

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    1. Thank you Lorena. I don't usually write like this, I just wanted to change it up a bit.

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  4. I love all the color. I wish I could spruce up my diary pages to make them more interesting, but when I do, everything turns into a jumbled chaotic mess.

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    1. @Andreamocko - I try to have a theme for the week. Since it was Valentine's I went for a floral/ romantic look.

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  5. Your writing is so neat and pretty - I actually have handwriting envy! You've made everything so pretty, it will be the loveliest thing to look back on :) xx

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    1. Thank you hannah! I'm hoping that ears from now when my kids are older and look through my stuff, they will find this and smile =)

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  6. oooh a Metropol in lavender!!! i love purple and tones of that gorgeous colour! My Metropol is red, i love red as well.. but lavender...oooooh. nice blogpost!

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  7. Could you please tell me where you print off or create your filofax calendar pages?? Thank you :)

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