Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Finally Planner Nirvana has been achieved!!!

Ok so 1st off, SO sorry for the delay lol. I started this blog then I got so into doing videos and what not that I didnt continue to make blog posts. A LOT has changed since my last post. Ive had almost every FF it seems from the current line, tried different brands sizes and what not. Now there is NOTHING wrong w/ being a collector at all, but for me, I had to get at least a system that worked for me. Pick a size, and a insert, and if I want to swap binders, fine, but at least it'll just be a simple quick swap and not a, "I have to change my whole layout, inserts, repunch...etc etc" type deal....ok so now....onto the meat and potatoes of the matter lol. I've actually kinda found some peace. (For now at least lol)

 My planner 'nirvana' as I'm referring it it. LOL. To get to the point... I always wanted a personal or FC compact even to work for me but I really kept failing. A5/classic/desk has always worked for me but it was too big, for me at least to take out with me, then it hit me. Still I tried it as my all in one, which did work, BUT again, not easy to take along. I tried the a5/pocket combo, which is ok too BUT I need more writing space...then I tried FC compact, bigger than personal FF but smaller than a5, well it was great bc of the big rings, but I missed FF leather, and style options, also I found again, too heavy to take along, and not quite big enough to be a all in one lol, at least for me. So I kept going back and forth. I happened to get a compact blue finsbury from one of my FF friends, I loved it instantly. LOVED the size, all of it...but I still wanted a all in one.....so I continued to go back and forth...buy and sell, sell and buy lol. Finally, it hit me after ordering my a5 gillio, which I'm still waiting for...A5 will be my home binder!!! Compact will be my planner!! No overlap, plenty of writing space, and portability!! AMG!! 

Ok the breakdown of the a5 in a nutshell:
 ~Month on 2 pages for Bills
 ~Lists: Cleaning schedule Problem Solving House Projects To buy lists (works w/the compact) Grocery Master List ~Finance/Budgeting
~Info: (Holds family/pet/home info)
~Journal: I journal about whatever in it
~Meals/Diet: What Im cooking for the week, how my health is going and recipies.
 ~Peeps: contacts, websites, special days Then in the back I have some merchant cards I rarely use, color code system, stickers, and coupons.

 Currently using my a5 calipso in bright blue until my a5 beige gillio compana with gold rings arrive. :) NOW for my fave binder, and the most important part that keeps me going...

 My compact regency setup:

 I am using FC compact her POV 2 page per day inserts, I had to trip and repunch them but it works out great! The regency has 15mm rings, but I find it works great for me. It has 4 credit card slots, 2 inner full length pockets, 2 bill fold type side pockets, and on small pouch on the back. VERY nice pocket layout.

My sections are:
~Diary- which contain mo2p and 2ppd
~Finance- for personal budgeting
~Lists/Goals- personal wants, goals, dreams etc
~Info- websites, phone numbers, and any info I may need.

Then I have marchant cards, stickers, and my color code systems. Basically my planner nirvana has come to me bc I finally found a system, combo, size that works. I also accept I am a switcher so I may still switch things up from time to time, but the HEART of my planning will be there same and not change. YAY!!! I will be selling a lot of planners soon. Anywas ty for reading, I hope you enjoyed it! I'll add some pics too and try to keep better updated lol. Take care!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

My Orange Personal Osterley has arrived!!!

Ok all, so I am thrilled, I love my new orange personal osterley, its so nice! Smooth, yet textured, stuff yet has some give, its just awesome! My favorite personal thus far. I have a personal holborn zip in wine, a personal raspberry chameleon, a personal black amazona, a personal lavender metropol & a personal BLACK OSTRICH on its way still! LOL! I know, I know, but 2 of the personals I am getting by swapping my personal grey malden & my a5 chameleon. The ostrich I got for an INSANE price on ebay.(also awaiting a red denim pocket, a mini grey malden and a orange metropol pocket)  So anyways, I just wanted to share that. Back to the topic at hand, I love the orange...I got it bc I couldnt get the orange metropol, which I would still love to have but I am thrilled with this. Its bright, but I assume not as bright as the metropol. It feels so premium and OMG it came with cotton cream inserts, which is a big deal for me, as Ive never seen them. Love them way better than the white, the weekends are bigger, and the today ruler/page marker is even brown. So anyways, here are some pics! Enjoy! :) Oh, I named her Naranja, (spanish for orange) and I got her from pens & leather, in perfect condition! 

                                                         The front in natural lighting

                                                                     The spine

                                                                        The back

                                                               Inside the beauty!

                                                                 The front view w/flash

                                                                 Her rings are perfect!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

I must say, today was a good day! :)

I thought I'd post a little posty post, lol, to share that my a5 holborn zip in wine arrived! I had swapped my a5 red chameleon with one of the women in the filofax group. I am so happy with my swap! :) It is so soft, and squishy, the leather really is similar to the malden. I love all the pockets and secret places. I am going to move in to it soon from the malden ochre, no worries tho, Im not saying goodbye to it forever, just going to see which one I will be using for my household. The other one will be my spiritual filofax. AHH so many nice filofax's so little time. :D 

I also got good news today that my personal osterley in orange has shipped from pens and leather. I ordered that after I ordered my personal purple metropol. It has not shipped yet. So I'm not sure what the deal is there. :/ I never thought I'd have such a hard time getting a cheaper non leather filofax haha. 

In other news, I am awaiting a mini grey malden & a red denim pocket as well. I am so excited to get both of these. Once all my filofax's are in, I will take a picture of my filofax family. I will also be selling a couple also. I will make a post about that once I know for sure which ones. :) 

Some non-filofax info is I got my special edition pink galaxy note 2 today! Unlocked, international version (only available in asia) & it has LTE! :D I am so thrilled. In the us, the only colors offered are white and titanium grey. Anyways just had to share my excitement there lol. So my iphone 5 will be sold very soon. (16gb/white/att) if interested let me know. :) 

Anyways thanx for reading!! 

                                        A quick pic of my new baby, Delicious!

                                     And here's my awesome new phone! (in sunlight) :D 
                                     Here's the front, notice the pink backlit buttons

                       And here's a pic inside this shows the pearl sheen (more true to life)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Welcome to my blog!!!

Hi everyone!! I just wanted to welcome you to my blog! I am going to be adding many cool things soon, but I figured I'd start with a simple intro: My name is Stephanie but I'm known online as Katerina (sort of my online alter ego haha), I am 29, and will be staying that way. :P I love vintage housewifes, rockabilly and just the 50's/60's in general. I have recently gotten into crafting, journaling and organizational projects. I have always loved these things but never had the time. I am also a very techie girl. I love gadgets, and may do an occasional review on here...but mostly this blog will be about filofax's, homemaking & baking! :) Filofax to those who aren't fortunate enough to know, is a planner, there are many types, styles and colors, to fit everyones tastes! They can be pricey, but they are worth it and last a long time! You can get them cheaper via ebay, amazon, adspot on philofaxy (a GREAT resource) & even the filofax site has some good deals, and cheaper non leather planners. It is SO nice to be using pen and paper again..I was missing that. You can customize your filofax any way you want. A lot of people do it almost in a scrapbook manner. Its all up to you. Anyways ty so much for reading!! :) I'll leave you with the current filofax's I'm using.

               A5 Black Chameleon (spiritual/personal growth)

          A5 Ochre Malden (Household) & Pocket purple malden (extension of a5/wallet)