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Just thinking out loud about my new Filofax-o-Mania…
Monday, May 20th, 2013

This year, I’ve found myself a little overwhelmed with work and the old ways of scheduling things just isn’t working for me anymore (I think, because I’m bored with them!). I still need my big picture spread sheet that shows me what’s coming up for the next year. This is just a glimpse of part of it.

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But the daily part isn’t cutting it. I’ve always kept something that looks like this for scheduling work. Note the five projects on the right. Yeah, sometimes I’m touching that many stories in any given week. Crazy, right?

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But the spreadsheet isn’t inspiring me anymore, so I’m going to make a change in the way I keep my crazy-busy life ordered.

I’ve entered Filofax-o-mania! I used to keep a DayPlanner. Had one for years when I worked in IT, but the thought of something that stale and boring to accompany my creative writing life didn’t tempt me back. Not until I was roaming through Pinterest and saw all the wildly imaginative ways folks are using their Filofaxes to organize their lives. If you head to this page in my Pinterest, you can see what I’m talking about.

Last week, while I was house-sitting and not getting any work done because my ass missed my office chair, I began a shopping spree. I bought a Filofax for myself, then one for my daughter so she can’t make fun of my new addiction, and here’s what I bought:

My Purple Malden

My Purple Malden

My dd's Purple Saffiano

My dd’s Purple Saffiano

But I didn’t stop there. I bought stickers, pretty dividers, post-it flags, post-it notes, colored pens, all sorts of inserts, etc. I even bought a caddy to hold all the crap I’ll be using to decorate my Filo-friend. See the obsession? I’m even naming my craziness!

Which gets to the crux of this blog…. What should I name my Filo-friend? Do you have any ideas? And hey! If any of you have planner fetishes and want to share photos here, send them!

[I’m also thinking about fun charms/dangles I can make to hang from the bottom ring! Hmmm… I can see new pics of Filo-charms entering my Pinterest board soon!]

17 comments to “Just thinking out loud about my new Filofax-o-Mania…”

  1. Heather
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 11:55 am · Link

    I’ve always kept a day planner. I actually have a binder my mom bought me years ago when I was in the Corp word that cost a pretty penny. When I got my ipad I tried to go electronic but thats not for me.

    So i bought a weekly planner that is centered around witchcraft.

    I have to have it. I write down a rough idea of each day and change it if i need to.

    What site did you get your stuff from!

    H



  2. Delilah
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 12:13 pm · Link

    I’d love to post a pic of your witchy planner! I’m planning a section of my Filo to hold things like spells and moonphase charts, etc.



  3. ronnie cornett
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 12:22 pm · Link

    What a great idea…a witchy planner! I’m going to get one too! Thanks for the idea!!!



  4. Delilah
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 12:31 pm · Link

    Oh! and I purchased my planners from Filofax USA: http://www.filofaxusa.com/ and all the added “stuff” from Amazon!



  5. ronnie cornett
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 12:35 pm · Link

    Thanks for the link! and the added stuff …amazon is easy to remember! :wink:



  6. Jocelyn
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 1:21 pm · Link

    Filofuck!



  7. Lisa J
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 1:24 pm · Link

    I think you should name her Flo. Then you know you can go with the Flo. (Sorry – I couldn’t resist) :twisted:



  8. Cynthia D'Alba
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 1:32 pm · Link

    here’s the problem with something like that…I’d have to carry it with me at all times and that simply doesn’t work.

    And I’m bet you’ve lost that puppy by December…if not September. It MIGHT make it through the summer but as the long term solution to your problem? Naw



  9. Delilah
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 2:41 pm · Link

    Jocelyn and Flo! Yeaaaah, I don’t think so! LOL

    Cyndi! Ah! Don’t rain on my parade!! Does love never last?



  10. Cynthia D'Alba
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 2:51 pm · Link

    Not raining. Being your voice of reason. :)



  11. BookLady
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 4:10 pm · Link

    Purplelicious or Plum Crazy!



  12. Delilah
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 4:32 pm · Link

    How about Plummie?



  13. Melissa Porter
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 5:10 pm · Link

    I tried having a planner and I always lost track. Now I just program it all into my smart phone. Now If I lost that I might be in trouble. The only good thing is it all is backed up on my laptop. They sync each other. :-)
    I love the purple color. (yep it is my favorite color)
    Good luck on it. I hope it works for you.
    I will keep my fingers crossed you do not loose it. :-P



  14. Renee
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 6:43 pm · Link

    Oh good Lord, you cannot begin to imagine the monster in me you just unleashed in me. My OCD is all aquiver and I am heading to their site NOW! These look incredible!! I’m thinking ….. Flo-Write-Er. Ok that sounded much better in my head :roll:



  15. Delilah
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      · May 20th, 2013 at 6:51 pm · Link

    Flooow-Rider… Now I hear the Slow Rider song playing as a soundtrack. :mrgreen:



  16. Gemma Juliana
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      · May 21st, 2013 at 12:34 am · Link

    I never saw a bunch of women get so excited about a planner ~~ y’all are having way too much fun!



  17. Delilah
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      · May 21st, 2013 at 8:23 pm · Link

    Gemma, I know! Crazy, isn’t it? :mrgreen: