Sunday, June 22, 2014

Month in Review - May 2014

I know it's almost the end of the month, but it is time I got caught up with things. So, better late than never! Here is my review of the organisers I used for the month of May.

One thing that never changes is that I use a Compact size Filofax as my wallet. During the month of May, I was given the opportunity to do a product review on the Patent Lavender Compact Filofax. I am happy to see that it has been holding up pretty well. I was afraid of it being scratched and dinged up at first, but I have come to a realization that it won't stay perfect forever. It is build to withstand usage of daily life. Some days, such as a quick run to the groceries, or the post office, it is nice and easy to carry. Why I chose to use a compact over a pocket size is due to the fact that I carry many cards with me. I use over 48 cards ranging from rewards cards, stamp cards, and medical cards. I do not keep any diary inserts, just cash and 8 credit/business card holders. I carry my coins in a separate pouch. This is how it looks like.


 In the front pocket, I keep some credit/debit cards, some cash, and some note paper. In the back pocket, I carry larger rewards cards that don't fit into the business card holders, and some stamps.

If you are wondering what the top labels are, I have DRINKS: which is mainly restaurants & food/drink shops. Next, is STATIONERY: rewards cards for my craft stores and office supply stores. Lastly, MEDICAL: medical insurance cards, prescriptions, medical licenses/certificates.

Next, I will share my A5 Raspberry Saffiano. This organiser is definitely a workhorse. It holds up very well. It is durable, and has a large capacity. I use this organiser mainly for managing events an appointments with my monthly calendar. Please watch my video on YouTube as to how I use my monthly calendar here: My 2014 Monthly Calendar Set Up  if you are interested about that.



Lastly, I also use a Personal size Filofax for my everday use. This organiser serves as my task manager and holds important information that I may need on a daily basis. I use a week on two pages printable which I personaized from Philofaxy.com. I have received many requests to do a video on how I print my inserts. I personally think that it would difficult to do because everyone has different computers and printers, so what may work for me may not work for you. This is something I will try to work on in the future, but not anytime soon. There are some great videos here: Philofaxy: Diary Inserts if you are having some trouble.

I used the beautiful Personal size Orchid Aston Filofax.
Below are my decorated pages for the month of May as well as the supplies used. I will list the products below each photograph.

Week 18 theme: Mother's Day Florals
Colors: Coral with Blues and Greens
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Week 19 theme: Moving/ New Home
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Week 20 theme: Neutral Animals
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Week 21 theme: Hello Kitty Pink, Aqua, Purple
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Pens used: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto Multi Pen Ink Cartridge - 0.5 mm - Pink
(Barrel given as a gift) 

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Filofax and JetPens. All content, ideas, and words are 100% my own, unless otherwise stated. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that allow me to showcase these wonderful products.

4 comments:

  1. I love the lush colours of the Filofax. I remember when you could get them in black, brown and I think navy and that was it.

    Hope you have a good start to the week.

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  2. Lovely work. Have missed your posts.

    M'Lynn
    http://mlynnsorganizedhome.blogspot.ca

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  3. Came across the Filofax wallet youtube clips, and what a brilliant idea. I have so many shopping cards and medical cards. And I can track my money too, seperate from my planner. Totally hopping on the planning deco wagon.

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