Sunday, June 24, 2012

My Filofax Birthday

In July, I will be 1 year old in Filofax years. To celebrate, a little early to note, I bought myself a little present. What else but a brand new Filofax? A personal Osterly in brown. Very beautiful. I have decked it out in all new duds, natch: new cotton cream paper, which comes with it; tabbed dividers made from 'designer' duct tape sheets purchased from Target, and backed with ivory card stock; a brown Today ruler/marker; a personalized post-it dashboard with sticky notes purchased while on vacation in Hawaii, and some very smart beige-y, cream-y sticky tabs from Smash.

As I don't enjoy bright neon colors, I wanted my color scheme to be nice subdued earth-tone hues to match the planner. Throughout you will see browns, beiges, cotton cream, of course, a little black.

The only thing lacking is the perfect pen. I'm on the hunt for one with brown ink.

Personal Osterly in Brown

The customized dashboard

The handmade tab divider. 

The Today marker and a page from the Diary Section

A page from the Notes Section. I ripped pictures from a magazine
of some items that I need and swathed a piece of Smash tape over it. It's
the piece that says 'Need It!'

A page from the To Do Section. Standard fare

A page from the ASL (American Sign Language) Section. I hole punched a booklet
of signs for quick reference. I am a sign language interpreter.

A page from the Bible Section

A page from the Books Section. I have challenged myself to read 40 books this year.
Almost half way there!

A page from the OOTD (outfit of the day) Section. I created a template
to record everything I will wear for the upcoming week. No scrambling
around in the morning for something to wear! 

My business card holder


  1. Gorgeous!If I didn't own a brown Amazona I could justify getting an Osterley like yours. Thanks for posting--and congrats on getting such a beaut.

  2. Very nice! I've been eyeing the compact osterley in the plum wine, but now you have me considering the brown. Hmm. So many options! I love your ASL section. Whenever I get back to taking a class or two, I just might have to break out one of my not-in-use binders to keep all of my information - great idea!

  3. Loooove the OOTD idea! I would find it so useful for holidays/trips, just so I could know "Right, I'll be at X and wearing Y" and won't have to stress about making an outfit while away from home.

  4. Beautiful brown color and love the animal print divider! Its perfect and perfect with this filo


  5. So luxurious! How soft/pliable is the Osterley? Love the idea of using brown ink--when I was using a personal, most of my inserts were in cotton cream and it looked so lovely with brown ink. Your Filofax is beautiful.

  6. I concur....lovely lovely lovely...and yes on the brown ink! Looks so rich with the cotton cream paper!

  7. And meant to say that I haven't found the perfect brown ink pen either...but I have used Le Pen (a very slim and very fine tipped marker) in Brown. I like writing with it but you will get some bleed through unfortunately.

  8. What is it about brown ink, I love it too! Recently got into gray as well but gray can be dicey, they don't all look good. But all brown I love :)