Yippee! Last week I got my brand spanking new Filofax A5 Original! Now this post may seem completely alien to some people - getting way too excited about an organiser! but rest assured there are ALOT of other Filofax and planner nerds out there, trust me...
This is my first Filofax, but I got into using a planner last year when I had the Martha Stewart binder system. I felt I needed something to help me on track with things as I increasingly kept forgetting important dates while trying to keep up with the shop/blog/day jobs/house projects etc. and I need the physical element of 'writing things down' to help me remember, I couldn't cope with just an iPhone for organising myself?
The MS one worked great, and really got me into being more organised (most of the time) but the downside was that I bought it off Ebay as it's a U.S. only product and I couldn't get hold of the 2014 refills so I figured it was high time to switch it up to a British made Filofax so I could update my refills easily. Hooray!
The other reason I updated my MS binder was it got dirty, I mean *really dirty* from being thrown about in my handbag, so the first thing I did after setting it up - with DIY'ed dividers I will add ;) and generally admiring it for a little while, was make a dust-bag!
Since the organiser is such a vibrant yellow I felt inspired to do a bit of a Kate Spade homage with stripes and dots in bright colours. I think it sets it off really well. I came up with the bag pattern myself as I wanted it to be a perfect fit for my A5. I took some photo's along the way and I'll share a little tutorial on the blog very soon.
Here's to a organised 2014! How will you be staying organised and on track this year? xo