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Month in Review - January 2014

It has been a while since my last post. I know you have been dying to see what I have been up to. If you don't keep up with me through YouTube, and my other social media outlets then you have been missing out. I have been doing daily vlogs, where I film bits and pieces throughout the day, as well as some chit chat about things I am going through currently. So, if you haven't checked those out, please do! I have also done a video about my planner set-up for 2014. 

But before I talk about planner stuff, I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for their well wishes and words of support throughout my hiatus. I am truly touched by the amount of people who are genuinely concerned for me and my well being. I am very grateful  that I have such a great connection with all my followers and even with the companies with which I am affiliated with. I appreciate your patience, and hope to continue to share my life with you.

With that being said, let talk planners people! Kicking off the new year with some new organisers which I acquired recently. First, the one that I am currently using, the Personal Ochre Malden Filofax, I have really been enjoying. I honestly thought I would never get this color, just because I have never been a big fan of brown leathers. When I found out that according to Chinese zodiac 2014 is the Year of the Wood Horse. It starts on January 31, 2014. Since, wood is an earth element, I knew I had to get the Ochre Malden. In Chinese astrology, the Horse year is considered a fortunate year that brings luck and good things. Hopefully, by following feng shui tips such as keeping earth elements around me, including my trusty Filofax which I use on an everyday basis, will help bring me fortune and luck! Read more here: New Year Lucky Color
Since my birth element is wood, the best colors for me this year are earthy tones such as green, brown, blue, and black. 

Some other organisers I plan on using include my Personal Teal Baroque Filofax, my Slimline Black Holborn Filofax and Compact Brown Holborn as my wallet. For the month of February, I plan on moving into my new Mint Green kikki-k Time Planner purchased all the way from Australia! Found here:

 The medium size shown here is comparable to a Personal size Filofax.

Now without further a do, here are my decorated pages for the month of January! I am using inserts which I printed, cut, and punched myself. Printable is available from 
Also, most of the pens I used this month are available for purchase at

Week 1
Week 2 

Week 3
Week 4

Week 5 ---> into February

**I've posted an updated photo of my entire collection on the "My Collection&Wishlist" Tab**

Don't forget to watch My 2014 Planner Set-Up here!

and here!


  1. Great post! Week 1 is my favorite. I love inking up my edges too...I think I would distress-ink everything if I could! LOL!

  2. You always create beautiful pages. Very inspiring to start a planner. Tfs.

  3. Not quite as purple as we're used to, but absolutely beautiful nonetheless, and now I know 2014 is the Year of the Wood Horse, I simply HAVE to get that ochre Malden and brown Holborn!

  4. I didn't know that you didn't always use purple.

  5. Today is my mother's birthday too!! She is 85 today. :)

  6. I hope 2014 will bring you good fortune and luck. And.. brown does go well with purple. (^_-)

  7. Which inserts did you print out? I've never done this and I'm confused by the paper types. I have a personal Malden and live in the US

  8. Also where did you get the stamps to make your checklist?


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