Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My week #52 and happy New Year!

Well I didn't think I would find time to show you my Christmas week pages before January but I have a quite half hour so here they are! 

My week in my Filofax #52

I really like how they have turned out.  There hasn't been too much I've had to do once all the food preparation was out of the way so I had a lot of extra space for decorations.

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Christmas Day was lovely and went without a hitch.  All my planning meant dinner was served on time and was all still hot when it reached the table.  I have to admit I am always surprised when I manage to pull it off each year!

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Boxing Day and the day after were spent with our parents.  I do tend to enjoy these days a bit more as there is no pressure any more and we can all relax and just spend time together.  I think sometimes I get caught up in the idea of a "perfect Christmas" which is just placing too many expectations on one single day and on myself.

On Sunday I finally got to watch The Princess Bride!  Can you believe that I, a girl who grew up in the 80's, had never seen this film before?  My friend Stephanie had told me how great it was and that I would love it a couple of months back but then I completely forgot about it.  When I noticed it was on in the tv guide I wrote it in my Filofax so I would remember to watch it and I absolutely LOVED it!  I think I might even have to buy the DVD!

So that was my Christmas, how was yours?  It is New Years Eve today and it is 6pm here in the UK.  We aren't going out tonight but I am looking forward to seeing in the new year at home with my family.  

Happy New Year!

I'd like to wish you all a happy New Year, have a great night however you are celebrating and I hope to see you all again in January 2014!    

* Cartoon image created with Bitstrips

Sunday, 22 December 2013

The merriest of Christmas wishes!

I just wanted to schedule this post to wish you a very merry Christmas and to say thank you all for following my blog this year! I really appreciate your support and I am looking forward to seeing where 2014 takes us.


I will be back in January so until then have a great Christmas and a very happy new year! 

* Image created with Bitstrips   

Friday, 20 December 2013

My week #51

I am much happier with how my pages look this week!  I love the colours of the Christmas washi tape and I was sent some really sweet stickers that I just had to use too.

My week in my Filofax #51

It might look like I have gotten behind with my to do lists but I have taken these photos on Friday morning so I still have time to complete them.  I wanted to make sure I had time to write this post before all the holiday fun starts.  School (finally) finishes today so I think the next few days will be full of hot chocolates, sweets and Christmas films.... perfect!  

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Thanks for reading and have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, 16 December 2013

My week #50

Oh wow, just over a week to go until Christmas and only two weeks left in the year!  I'm not sure if I'm excited or terrified?  Maybe I'm constantly switching between the two? 

My week in my Filofax #50

My pages this week are very full and messy but they helped me finish off everything I needed to do.  They aren't as nice as I would have liked but my house is tidy so that's a win in my book!  I do love the washi tape I used though, it has all the fun of snow without the hassle.  The idea of a white Christmas is so romantic but when it happens the week before it's makes everything so much harder.  Running round the shops doing some last minute shopping can be deadly when the snow has turned to ice and slush so for now I prefer the tape to the real thing. 

Christmas card divider

I did have a few spare minutes this week so I made this cute divider.  It was a Christmas card I was sent last year so I just trimmed it down to size and punched it to fit.  I'm using it mark where my Christmas to do lists are.  I'm not sure if you can see but the black background of it is all glitter so it is adding a little sparkle to my planning.

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Sunday, 8 December 2013

My week #49

The minute I saw this washi tape I knew it would be perfect for my new Malden.  I love how the gold and brown go together and it's a little Christmassy too.  It also matches the gold accents on my russian doll stickers. 

My week in my Filofax #49

This week has been really amazing for me, I got an email on Tuesday announcing that I had reached 100 followers on Bloglovin! It really made me happy and I still can't quite believe it. 

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 I also got 900 followers on Instagram. I love taking photos so Instagram is one of my favourite social media apps.  It is full of people sharing great ideas and fantastic photos.

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I spent last night writing all my Christmas cards.  I used the same washi tape to decorate the envelopes, I think they look really nice now.  I am hoping to start wrapping presents today.  I am in the mood to do it while listening to some carols and maybe having a snowball or two.  

Christmas cards with added sparkle

I am already more than half way through my Christmas to do list and I am going to try and finish the tasks before the end of next week.  How are your plans going?

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Monday, 2 December 2013

Philofaxy All Stars Guest Post: My Purpley Life's Planner Envy

Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer. I blog over at MyPurpleyLife.com and do a number of videos on YouTube.  I am so happy to have been given the chance to guest post for the Philofaxy All Stars Tour 2013 here on She's Eclectic. Just like Amanda, I too have planner envy. 

My Planner Envy is TeacherCandy. Photos of her planner can be found on Instagram @TeacherCandy. Candy is such a sweet, wonderful person and her personality really shines through her planner pages. She loves the color pink probably as much as I love purple. 

The pages she creates are cute and simple, with a minimalistic design and the use of kawaii stationery, pastel colors, washi tape, and stickers. 

Her handwriting is simply gorgeous. 

The pages look full without looking too cluttered. 

Something about her pages that I'm very drawn to is her use of sticky notes. Instead of writing directly onto the paper, she makes great use of her sticky notes. 

Thank you, Candy, for allowing me to share my envy for your pages. Thank you, Amanda, for letting me share my planner envy on your blog. 

-Jennifer Reyes

More ways to find me:
♥ WEBSITE ♥          http://www.mypurpleylife.com
♥YOUTUBE♥           http://youtube.com/mypurpleylife.com
♥INSTAGRAM♥       http://instagram.com/mypurpleylife
♥TWITTER♥           https://twitter.com/mypurpleylife
♥FACEBOOK♥         https://www.facebook.com/mypurpleylife

Thank you for writing this post Jennifer and I completely agree with you, TeacherCandy's pages are beautiful!  I love following her on Instagram and seeing her creativity.  Everything is always so pretty and I envy her planner too!

Sunday, 1 December 2013

My week #48

As I had written my Christmas planning post I was feeling very festive this week.  I could also use the excuse that today is the start of December but the truth is I am ridiculously excited already and I'm not sure how I will be able to contain it for another three and a bit weeks!

My week in my Filofax #48

I have been busy again, checking lots of things off my weekly to do lists and some off my Christmas to do list.  I am feeling quite accomplished and relatively calm for once.

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I haven't put our tree up yet but I'm hoping to do it today and then I can start writing our Christmas cards.  It doesn't seem right to write the cards before the tree is up!

Wish me luck, I'm off to hold the ladder while my hubby gets the decorations from out of the attic but if I see any spiders I will have to run and leave him to defend for himself!

Have a great week!