And once again good evening lovelies.
Today I have another post for you which is kinda off topic from all this nail related stuff.
I was never really the type of person who used a pocket calender or organized and used the calender in my phone / tablet. I tried a few times, but never really stuck with it.
But since I always liked decorating and using different colors and folders and such in school I kinda got intrigued by the whole filofaxing. Recently Tchibo sold set’s of Washi Tape and Calender Inserts and Dividers. So what did I do? I bought them even though I didn’t even have a personal planner to use them with.
I went on the lookout to find the perfect planner for me and also checked the internet. Honestly, I didn’t really like all thos one toned or two toned planners. They felt so boring….but then I found Willow.
She immediately called out my name, so I had to buy her.
I love her pattern to death, it is just so pretty and she was only 35 euro which is pretty cheap for an original Filofax!
On the inside Willow is a pastel pink, usually not my kind of color, but in this case I like the girly color. It just matches perfectly with the outside.
Willow is in the size personal, which is measured as seen on the picture.
Since I want to use this Filofax for a while I decided to get this super cute protection bag which is handmade (not by me).
I bought it second hand from Janina which I got to know in the Germany Filofax Group [Filomaniac] on Facebook.
Go check them out if you speak German :)
I am really in love with this cover because elephants are my all-time favorite animals.
It is even reversible.
Currently I am using a Vivienne Westwood wallet which holds all my important belongings and money. Since these are a bit on the pricey side I thought IKAT would be a cheaper option to maybe switch to. Also I loved the idea of always having a shopping list with you.
Looking at it, it would have worked well I thought, BUT there is not enough space to hold all my plastic cards (insurance and bank cards). I was bummed. I really like the design and would have liked to use it as my wallet.
Still I won’t re-sell it. I will probably use it when I am on holiday and don’t need as many plastic cards.
It will be good to hold my money, passport and work well as a diary I think.
Now what do I use to actually take notes in my planner?
- LAMY al-star in dark violett with the B nib
- Mitsubishi PROMARK j-value ball-point pen and highlighter line marker in pink
- Farber Castell pencil strength 2B
- retractable pencil
- Schneider Slider Edge XB in 6 colors (orange, pink, violet, light green, blue, black)
- Stabilo pens 68 neon also in 6 colors (yellow, orange, coral, pink, green, blue)
- Stabilo fineliner point88 fine 0,4 in black
For now I use the calender inserts from Tchibo, because I really don’t like the original ones from Filofax. But I am already working on some myself. For now only the things I really need, like Blog planning inserts and other. I am not sure if I will create my own calender inserts because that is A LOT of work.
For punching my own inserts and dividers I got the Rapesco 6 Hole Diary 66-P Adjustable Punch and I love it so far.
It is also used, I got it together with a few washi tapes and sticky note from Miriam which I also got to know in the Filomaniac Facebook group :)
You see, that group is great for used things, but at the same time very dangerous haha
Let me warn you that you might loos a lot of money there. ;)
Now for the fun part, the decoration.
I store my washi tape collection in a wooden box I got from Nanu Nana here in Berlin.
On the left I put the more TESA paltic feeling tapes. Don’t like them as much, because they are a bit stiff and you can’t really write on them.
On the right I store my thin washi tapes in several different colors.
As you can see, the second row is full of quality tapes in a lot of different patterns.
Many are from the set I bought from Tchibo 2 weeks ago.
The last row hold the thick tapes which so far I am not sure when or how to use^^
Moving on to the stickers and sticky notes Miriam also sent with the tapes and punch.
I LOVE the little colorful caterpillars and Japanese girls in Kimono.
Together with the tape from Tchibo I also bought those sticky notes.
From the ony euro shop and Woolworthd I bought some basic neon sticky notes.
And at TIGER I bought these cute stickers.
At REAL I bought this notepad. I thought the colors were really fun.
and again from TIGER I bought this super cute elephant tape holder. Might not use this for filofaxing though^^
Now I would like to know if this is something you are interested or not. I will definitely use my planner to get more organized with my blog (even though I already are).
Let me know what you think.