Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My week #52

My last Christmas themed week, I feel a bit sad to be saying goodbye to my favourite time of year but I am looking forward to what 2015 will hold.  The start of a new year is always exciting!

My week in my Filofax #52

I hope you had a great Christmas, I got to spend lots of time with my family and not too much time cooking which is how I like to spend the holidays.  Don't get me wrong, I don't hate cooking I just don't like being stuck in the kitchen while everyone else is having fun!  I got as much prep done on Christmas Eve as I could and that meant I had a lot less to do on the big day.  I find I enjoy Boxing Day just as much as Christmas Day because it is a lot more relaxed but still festive.  

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If you missed my post yesterday and are wondering where this gorgeous pink planner came from you can read about it here.  When I had started decorating this week's pages I was still in my Malden but they go perfectly with the fluoro pink Original.

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This is my last post of 2014 so I will wish you a happy new year now and I hope to see you again in January! 

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

One for you and one for me!

A few weeks ago I told you I had won the Winter Filofax Blogger Challenge, well the day before Christmas Eve my prize arrived.  I really wasn't expecting it to get here so quickly so it was a fantastic surprise!

My prize from Filofax UK

I was given £100 to spend on the Filofax website so I chose two Filofaxes and a yellow Botanics pen.  The Original in fluoro pink is for me and I am going to give away the lemon Patent in January.  This blog will be two years old then and I am tantalisingly close to reaching 500 followers on Bloglovin so I am putting together a very special prize to celebrate.  The Patent filo will be part of the prize but I have also contacted a few more people to arrange some goodies to go with it.  I will announce the giveaway once I have received all the products so make sure you don't miss it because it's going to be good!

Inside the Original 

I moved in to the Original as soon as it arrived.  I can't get over just how pink it is and I know it is going to help me beat those January blues when they arrive because it's such a happy colour.  Who could feel sad with a dayglow pink planner to use?  Not me!

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My cute Mrs Brimbles dashboard looks fab against the pink and I made some new tabs using washi tape over Avery NoteTabs.  I realise it has been ages since I have written about my planner set up so I shall have to give you a proper tour soon.   

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 22 December 2014

My week #51

If you read my Planner Friday post you will have already seen my theme for this week, this is how it looks all filled in.  I love the snow scene washi tape but it always feels a bit dark to me so I paired it with pink to brighten it up a little.  

My week in my Filofax #51

I spent four days out of five last week at my children's school for concerts, activities and an assembly.  I am so glad the holidays have started now and we can stay at home and get the last of the Christmas prep done instead of rushing about all the time.  Cleaning the bathroom in my pjs while singing Jingle Bells is more fun than it sounds!

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I knew I would need more room on my diary pages this week so I used a journalling tag to record how I was feeling.  It gave me some extra space to write my to do lists. 
I saw a #HashtagADay diary in a planner group on Facebook yesterday and thought it looked like fun.  Instead of writing long journal entries you choose a hashtag to describe your day.  I liked the idea of keeping things short and sweet but then I realised that is pretty much what I have been doing for the past few months anyway using my feeling happy/feeling funny stamps!  

Journalling tag

This is my last post before Christmas so I will wish you all happy holidays now.  I hope you have a wonderful time and I will be back next week with my last post of 2014!  

Happy holidays!

Friday, 19 December 2014

Planner Friday - December

My last design team post of 2014 is now up over on Twine it up with Trendy Twine!

It's nearly here!  Are you ready?  I am ridiculously excited about Christmas and I've had a lot of fun decorating my planner pages this month with Christmassy themes.  I have been so busy getting things ready, I don't think I would have completed it all if I hadn't written it down to keep me on track!

You can read the rest of the post here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

My week #50

Hello!  A couple of weeks ago I received a fabulous Toadstool Kit from Lesley, the owner of Annie's Paper Boutique.  She knows I am a little obsessed with these spotty fungi and thought it would be perfect for me, she was right!  It comes with this cute washi tape, a fun pen, a set of three clips, a small purse/pouch and a set of Today's Tasks cards designed by Lesley herself.  These aren't available online yet so this is a sneak peek just for you!    
My lovely surprise from Annie's Paper Boutique

I used the kit for my theme this week and added some Christmassy stickers.  It turned out as one of my favourites weeks!  I felt happy each time I opened my Filofax and everything I had to do felt like less of a chore.

My week in my Filofax #50

For the past few weeks my daughter has been staying behind school for drama club, this week I got to see what they had been up to when I went to see their performance.  I felt so proud of her up on the stage in front of so many people and really enjoyed the show.  All of the children were fantastic, though the funniest part of the night was when a shoe was accidentally kicked into the audience by an enthusiastic young boy showing off his dance skills!
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Task list in use

I am waiting for my prize from the Winter Filofax Blogger Challenge to arrive, I was given some money to spend on their website so I ordered a new filo for me and one as a prize for me to give away in January when my blog turns two.  I can't wait to show you them both when they get here! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

My week #49

I feel really late posting this on a Wednesday!  I've been tackling all those tasks I have on my Christmas to do list but apart from some wrapping I am pretty much finished now.  I think I can finally relax a little and stopping fretting that I'm not going to get everything done in time.

My week in my Filofax #49

This week I moved back into my Malden, the Patent was too small for all the things I want to carry around with me at the moment.  It's a shame because I love how festive and cheery it looks but I just need bigger rings.  My theme is still Christmassy, of course, and I love the bunting washi tape my friend Kath sent me, it's so sweet!

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Did you see my post last week about the winter Filofax blogger challenge?  Well I have some news, I won along with Charlie and Susana!  Thank you to everyone who voted for my photo, I was so excited just to have taken part in the challenge so to win was kind of amazing!

Thanks again!  

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Giveaway winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway, I'm sorry I can't send you all a prize!  In January this blog will be two years old so I will do a special prize draw to celebrate then too.

Ok, I have drawn the winners.....

Personal size: Angel Jem and A5: Just Ginnifer

Please email your addresses to and I will get your prizes posted out asap!


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Winter Filofax blogger challenge!

Eeeee!  I am taking part in the winter Filofax blogger challenge!  The theme is "A day in the life" of your Filofax eAccessories, which is a range of cases for your tablets and iPads. 

Winter blogger challenge

I was sent a very pretty Willow iPad mini case to use and this is my photo.

A day in my life

You can see all the entries here on the Filofax Facebook page and vote for your favourite photo.  Some of my favourite bloggers and friends have entered so it will be exciting to see who wins! 

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

My week #48

I held on for as long as I could but this week I gave in and went into full on Christmas mode!  The excitement has been bubbling away for a while now and I couldn't resist it any longer.  I moved into my shiny red Patent Filofax and added this cute snowman charm Mrs Brimbles sent me, he has a tiny red bell attached to him so my planner jingles now!  She also sent me these fun stickers.

My week in my Filofax #48

Did you see I launched my latest giveaway this week?  You have until Thursday 4th December at 12pm UK time to enter and I will announce the winners the same day so make sure you check back then!

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Anyway, I'm off now to cover my windows in snow spray and to put some more tinsel around the room.

Thanks for stopping by!