Filofax Fun

Its possible I’m the last person on the face of the planet to utilize a paper planner. I’m a visual person and I prefer to see everything laid out in front of me at a quick glance. iCal just doesn’t do it for me.

I’ve been watching way to many YouTube videos about Filofaxes and I am ITCHING to buy one. But the cheapest one is like $35 and once you add in all the extras, I might as well buy another Erin Condren planner. But I really really do want to try out a Filofax, not to mention I could likely fit it in my purse.

ALSO, I discovered people on sell custom Filofax sheets, both printable and physical sheets that they mail to you. I’m still debating on that part of it. I’m pretty sure Filofax comes standard with a year calendar so I can always “upgrade” later.

What do you think of these beauties? 😉

Woodlands Personal Filofax

Flamingo Personal Filofax


These are the two I am currently deciding between. I’ve decided the “Personal” size is what I want. Large enough to contain everything but small enough that it will fit in my purse.

Also having a tough time deciding what inserts to buy in addition to the planner. They have inserts for credit cards and business cards and lined paper, etc.




Wow its taken me a long time to get to W6D2. I’ve already completed my 5k and I’m not even at week 7. The super nice thing about today was I didn’t have to quit, I completed both 10 minute running intervals!

There is the option to either run for time or for distance. I tried running for distance before and it just didn’t happen. So I gave myself a break this time and ran for time. So two 10 minute running intervals with one 3 minute walk in between. It was so nice to be running again.

I kinda got in the zone for the second interval and started thinking about a lot of different things. Took my mind off of how far I needed to go and just concentrated on putting one foot in front of the other. I love how running seems to grease the gears of my brain if that makes sense. My thoughts are so much clearer when I run.

Going to try and get the kids up and out early tomorrow so I can get a run in before our play date at 10am.

I had another thought today when I was getting the kids back in the car after my run. It takes an awful lot of work to just “go for a run”. Its not simply getting dressed and heading out the door. I must be really motivated to do this because if I had an doubts what so ever, I think giving in would be easy.

Olive Box Subscription

Recently I have been interested in monthly subscription services in which you receive a box rather then a magazine or paper. Different companies offer different things from skin care to mens products to paper products. I just discovered Olive Box. Advertised as a box for paper lovers. I ordered the October box just a few weeks ago and received it in the mail yesterday!

Opening the box is definitely the most exciting part for me so I wanted to do an unboxing video.

In the box were these products…

Greeting card – $5.50 (Odd Daughter Paper Co.

Recipe cards – $11.00 (Paper Lovely

Market list notepad – $7 (Kate & Birdie Paper Co.

Sachets with Mulling Spices –  $8 (Chewing the Cud

Total Value: $31.50

Cost: $25 (+$7.95 shipping)

If you factor in the shipping, the box isn’t technically a “deal” but if you consider that if you bought these items separately, you would be paying a lot more than $7.95 in shipping costs. So overall, I think its a win. Plus, who doesn’t love receiving a surprise package each month!