Wednesday, 16 April 2014

April Filofax photo-a-day challenge, week two

So when I wrote my Week #15 post on Monday I wished everyone a happy Easter as I didn't think I would be writing anything else before Friday.  I had completely forgotten about this round up!  Why?  Because I hadn't put it in my Filofax!  It just goes to show if I don't write it down I will probably forget it.   

Day eight - spinal

These are the two filos I am currently using, the Willow as my planner and the Chameleon as my purse.

Day eight - spinal

Day nine - upside down

How cute is this cupcake charm from xoxRufus?  Ruth made it for me in colours to match my Willow so they go together perfectly.  I love her Etsy shop Kawaii Studios, it is full of sweet little charms and cuteness.


Day nine - upside down

Day ten - artistic

Black and white arty type shot of the Willow.

Day ten - artistic

Day eleven - eating 

Some mornings only tea and crumpets will do and having them while using my Cath Kidston mug and plate makes them even better!

Day eleven - eating

Day twelve - right this minute

I was outside enjoying the sunshine and birdsong.  I simply love this time of year!

Day twelve - right this minute

Day thirteen - highlight of my day

There is no doubt that reaching 200 followers on Bloglovin was the highlight of my week so far let alone the day!

Day thirteen - highlight of my day

Day fourteen - script

My awful handwriting, it took about six attempts before I was happy enough to take a photo of it. 

Day fourteen - script


Thanks for reading and have a great week!  



Monday, 14 April 2014

My week #15

 After a few pretty themes I felt like doing something more fun this week.  If you have read my blog before you might know that I love foxes so this week was inspired by the song What does the fox say? I have to point out if you haven't heard of it before and click the link, it is completely bonkers and very catchy but I like it.

My week in my Filofax #15

I had quite a quiet week, it felt like the first time in ages that I had no appointments or commitments but it was nice after being so busy recently.  The school holidays started on Friday so I think the next two weeks will be relatively relaxed too.

Close up

Close up

I was hoping that some of the things I won during National stationery week would have arrived by now so I could do some reviews for you but so far the postman has only brought me the usual bills and junk mail so I am still waiting.  Oh well I guess it means I have more things to look forward to this week!  

I'm not sure if I will be posting anything again before Friday so I will wish you all a happy Easter now just in case!  


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

April Filofax photo-a-day challenge, week one

April saw the start of another Yay, for Fridays! photo challenge so I am doing my usual weekly round up of the photos I have taken during it.  As I started writing this post I realised the challenge is a year old now so I want to say congratulations to Carla and thank you for keep on coming up with new ideas for us all!  

Day one - I heart..

.. being colourful!  This is the front page of my art journal and it is full of colourful doodles and abstract drawings. 

Day one -I heart..

Day two - A is for..

adorable!  I just love these cute paperclips my friend sent me.


Day two - A is for..

Day three - On my dashboard

I keep this sticky note with the quote "Worrying doesn't change tomorrow, it ruins today." on my dashboard because I am such a worrier.  There is also some clear sticky arrows and a magnetic bookmark so I can find the page easily.

Day three - On my dashboard

Day four - No.1

My Chameleon was my first real leather Filofax and it got me hooked.  I spent some time yesterday setting it back up as my purse and it still has it's nice leather smell even though it's a year old now.

Day four - No.1

Day five - Up close and personal

This is a close up shot of the top of my Willow filofax now I am all moved into her.

Day five- Up close and personal

Day six - Writing with

I have started writing with a fountain pen again recently.  I don't use it on my Filofax pages because it tends to leak through to the other side but I like to use it if I am writing a letter or a card.

Day six - Writing with

Day seven - List it

A little list of things I want to get done this month and a few ideas of things I want to do with my children during the Easter holidays.

Day seven - List it

If you want to join in you can find all the details here or if you think a daily challenge is too much for you, you could have a go at my once a week challenge #filophotofriday



Monday, 7 April 2014

National Stationery Week - My week #14

Last Monday was the start of National Stationery week here in the UK so I spent some time on Twitter and Facebook joining in with the fun.  Each day had a different theme;

Monday was pencil day
Tuesday was notebook day
Wednesday was pen and ink day
Thursday was tidy desk day
Friday was pencil case day
Saturday was get organised day
Sunday was write a letter day 

If you follow me on Instagram or my Facebook page you will have seen I posted a photo for each day.

Pencil day

Notebook day

Pen and ink day

Tidy desk day

Pencil case day

Get organised day

Write a letter day

I had a lot of fun connecting with people who share my stationery addiction and entering competitions.  I won a couple of prizes and some freebies so once I receive them I will be writing some reviews to share with you.  I also discovered a lot of new companies and brands who I might not have found it if hadn't been for the week so it will be nice to try them out and see what they are like. 

My Week in my Filofax #14

For my pages this week I went with a pretty pink and purple theme.  I am still feeling the joys of spring and my Willow Filofax just makes me want to make everything sweet and girly.

Close up

Close up

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

#filophotofriday - March round up and April's prompts

It's time for another #filophotofriday round up post, March just zipped by!

7th - Yellow

Here is a selection of yellow planning supplies I own, I especially like the yellow washi tapes.


7th - Yellow

@laurasummerx shared her yellow Original Filofax too and some cute sticky notes and bits.

Photo by @laurasummerx

14th - Spring

I had thought there would be some flowers growing in my garden by this time of the month but there wasn't any!  I picked these little ones during a walk in the park to take this photo.


14th - Spring

@anjatieks had these gorgeous blooms in her garden and I love how well they go with her planner.

Photo by @anjatieks

21st - New 

This note card matches my new Willow Filofax perfectly. 


21st - New

@c1aire88 took this photo of her new mug, pen and paper clips alongside her beautiful Malden.

Photo by @c1aire88

28th - Old

This is my husband's Grandmother's ring, it is very old and very special to me.


28th - Old

@valentinegirl60_filo posted this photo of the planners she used before moving  into a Filofax.

Photo by @valentinegirl60_filo

Thank you to everyone who took part it last month's challenge, here are the prompts for April.  I have written them by hand this time instead of using an app as it is National Stationery Week here in the UK and we are celebrating the written word.  Anyone who uses any kind of planner can join in, just take your photo and then share it on a Friday on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with the tag #filophotofriday 

Prompts for April

Most of all have fun!


Monday, 31 March 2014

My week #13

 Oh wow, last week was really busy!  I went with an Alice in Wonderland theme but kept the decoration to a minimum as I needed the space for my to do lists.

My week in my Filofax #13

I had so many things to do in preparation for my daughter's birthday weekend and Mother's Day.  I wrote myself a spring cleaning list so the house would be ready in time for the party and gave myself areas to do during the week.  I don't usually schedule housework unless I have people coming round.  I just do things as they need doing each day but if I know someone is visiting us I like to make sure I have remembered to do everything before they arrive.  I guess we have regular clean and guests clean standards in this house! 

Close up

Close up

As well as it being my daughter's birthday weekend it was also her best friend's birthday so on Saturday we went out for lunch with her grandparents and then she came home, got changed into her second party dress of the day and went to her BFF's party.  On Sunday we celebrated Mother's Day and her birthday with her own party.  It was a lovely way to end the week and to finally get some time to relax.

The birthday spread

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Monday, 24 March 2014

My week #12

Did you see my big news over the weekend?  I was asked to review the gorgeous Willow by Filofax!  If you missed it you can read it here.  I moved into it as soon as I had finished taking all the photos I needed for the review and it goes so nicely with my pink and mint theme this week.

My week in my Filofax #12

It was officially the first day of spring on Thursday so I wanted to do something pretty to celebrate that.  I am so happy winter is over!  I really am looking forward to spending time outside in the sunshine, I feel like I have been such a homebody while it was so cold.

Close up

Close up

Most of my week was dedicated to the review.  I spent Thursday and Friday taking lots and lots of photos in different light conditions and with my two cameras until I was happy with the shots. Saturday was dedicated to writing the post and double checking, triple checking, quadruple.... you get the idea.... before I published it on Sunday.  It was a lot of fun to do and it was great to have so many positive comments on it yesterday.   

All moved into the Willow Filofax

Thanks for reading!