Sunday, March 30, 2014

Do You Filofax?

A long time ago I used to keep a calendar.  Then I just stopped.  When I got my first smart phone, I thought I would use that.  Well, that didn't really work for me.  But Filofax?  I can really get into that.  Why?  Probably because it's fun to decorate and it makes me smile when I open it up!

My filofax is a pink Domino.  The black cat you can see peeking over the top is a wooden ruler that I use to mark the current week.  Now, I will freely admit that Filofax is a little expensive.  I'm really lucky because we sell them at Triangle and I can use my discount.  The same thing would work with some of the darling binders and calendars from office supply stores like Staples, for example.

One thing I immediately decided was that the calendar pages were just a little too thin for my liking.  So I found The Plannertarium on Etsy who has a 2014 calendar just the perfect size.  I print the pages on 80lb paper.

I made some fun cards and Silly Monkey pins from images I  found at Blessed by Designs.   For this set of pages, I used washi tape and post-it notes as well.  I like adding a card to the middle of the pages for extra writing room.

Here are the pages with the card turned over:

The pages are removable, of course, so I can take them out to write on and I don't have to worry about pins being underneath.  If the pages get too thick, I'll just take some out permanently.

Now to answer a couple of questions from emailers and commenters:  

I bought a one inch button machine from American Button Machines.   Warning:  they are a little pricey.  But it is fun and the pins are really easy to make.  The buttons require regular copy paper - the paper cannot be any thicker.  I find a lot of images on Etsy and make a few of my own - right now just easy things like words (the button that says "cute"  in the previous post).  

Let me know if you Filofax (or decorate your calendar) - do you keep a calendar?  What works for you?  I understand that some people even keep a time of Project Life in their Filofax.   I'll share some more pages soon.  

Have a wonderful week!


  1. When a great idea! I have never decorated my calendar before! But now you got me thinking!!


  2. Fabulous idea! Love it. I just use a calender, although then all I have to do is remember to look at it LOL!

  3. Gorgeous gorgeous!! Reminds me of my old school agendas, I used to doodle, write all kinds of things, put stickers on every page, fold pages, scribble sweet things etc. etc. Yours is so much fun to look at Lori! TFS!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  4. How did I miss this one? I love your organizational book Lori! The washi tape adds so much excitement to the day's plans and your button answers were spot on! Thank you for that. I'm looking at the kit, but thinking the one you ordered would be just fine too. SO much fun to play with. Like I need another addiction....
    HUGS and your creative idea here is inspiring as always.
    Lisa :)

  5. SO cute!!!!! Very creative and fun Lori!

  6. I used to keep a calendar book, but got away from it. It would keep me organized in a better way. Your book is so it!


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