Sunday, March 13, 2011

Brief Malden Update

A big thanks (and a belated birthday wish!) to Steve over at Philofaxy ( for linking to my recent post about my Malden.

So far, the Malden is exceeding my hopes for bringing organization back into my hectic life/schedule.

I am trying out a system which I think is pretty innovative, in the sense that it's a somewhat wacky combination of monthly/weekly/daily formats! It's very exciting, actually!

I will put up a detailed post in the next few weeks, after I've had enough time to use and tweak things.

I'm always interested in how other people get on with their Filofaxes. Has anyone else come up with a unique combination of formats/layouts that has rocked their world? Do tell!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Moving into a Malden... again!

I don't know what came over me, exactly...
I had a Filofax fail near the end of February, although it wasn't Filo's fault. I had been using my lavender (personal) Domino faithfully since January 1st, then I just stopped. So in reality, I failed my Filo.
Somewhere in mid-February, I ordered the Malden (black, personal). When it showed up (after being in the post forever!), I found I didn't like it as much as I had hoped. I sent it back.
But then, another change! I realized my life has been bursting at the seams with stress BECAUSE I ABANDONED MY FILOFAX! At that point, I did what any rational addict would do-- I ordered another one!
Well, almost.
I actually re-ordered the Malden. I figured it deserved another chance. Why should it be punished for my fear of commitment, right?! ;)
Presently I am over the moon with excitement as I contemplate how I will move in to the Malden. What I will ditch, what i will take, and in what order I will place my priorities (as they relate to my dividers, lists, notepapers, etc., anyway...)
I am experiencing a great many life transitions at the moment-- and for the next several months-- and I will be relying heavily on my Filofaxes to preserve what is left of my sanity during this time.
For the moment, I'm going to check out who else is experimenting/changing things up with theirs...

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Deciding on a Deco

Until four or so months ago, I did not know Filofax had an online cult following. I had been working my Filo issues (size, style, inserts, etc.) out on my own-- and sadly, I did not know anyone else who used and worshipped Filofaxes. 

A quick Google search introduced me to both Plannerisms ( and Philofaxy (, and the deal was sealed! 

Just after Christmas, I moved out of my black Personal Classic and into my new lavender Personal Domino. As discussed on Philofaxy on yesterday's "Free for All Friday No. 115," the Domino lies flat right away, which the Classic does not. 

As all raving Filo addicts know, it's possible to look at the one/s you have and are using and still be longing  for another! My next purchase will be a Personal Deco, which has starred in my stationery dreams for longer than I shall admit. 

The question is: WHICH COLOR?! I have not seen the Deco, in any color, in person. I have to rely on the assortment of both high and low-quality pictures-- and the high and low-quality lighting, camera angles, etc.-- to make this big decision. 

I would love to have some input from those of you who have a Deco, have seen them, etc. before I place my order. 

The available options are Ivory (which I have admired many times via Laurie's flikr ;), 
and Ebony (which I know is brown, not black--- it does at times appear black in photos, though). 

I do have time to decide, as I am still working away at coming up with the perfect set-up for the first half of 2011. I have already tried and ditched multiple formats, including the Week on Two Pages concurrent with the One Day Per Page. More on all this later... 

Thank you for reading and thank you in advance for your thoughts on the Deco!