Filofax Swap 4 – A Solid Attempt!

*Filofax

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Yessss!!!!!!! here we go!!!! 😀

I am moving forward with my Filofax Swap Saga, and today is an extra-special one.

Remember that to-die-for beauty of a binder that I wrote extensively called BAROQUE? 😍

Yeah, today I have the ✨PLEASURE✨ of bringing a new surprise over to the blog!

Let’s back up a bit thou.

What came after Chamomile?

And what am I talking about, you ask. 😁

✨I am talking about The Search for the Perfect Filofax Saga!✨

Did you missed the first three parts of the sequel?

Fear not, sweets! Here is the Saga list in case you need to catch up:

 

So, now, let’s get back to the question: What came after Chamomile?

Can you guess? Can you guess? 😃

Take a peak! hehe

 

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Yessss!!!!

💖 The love of my life, a BAROQUE! 💖

Now, seriously, I am totally in love with pink, yellow, orange and the like.

Did you notice what happen there? ME with a BLACK Filofax?
That is something I had never envisioned. Only a Baroque to make me take the leap! 😎

And…… I liked it!

We had a lot of fun!

Yeah…. had, I said. :-/

That was just ONE major reason that made me move out of it. And it is not even the Baroque’s fault! {It is never the Baroque’s fault obviously! 😍}

But we will get to it.

Let’s check out the good times we had:

 

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Totally filled with good times!

 

I literally transferred the juices of Chamomile into this Baroque.
I still don’t like those vertical slots so I kept the pocket card slots in there for easy access.
On the left hand side I just stuffed in some informational cards, business cards and a decorative card.

 

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The week per view is my problem.

I have a set of month per view and a week per view. The month per view is very straight forward – the standard one from Filofax so I am not going thru that one.

Since the beginning of the year I am trying to figure out what kind of combination works for me.

I need to have a glance of the week but need daily planning as well.

I tried Flavia 2 pages per day and despite of its gorgeousness I could never make it work.

So, the week per view.
I certanly deeply dislike the white cheap paper with weekends squeezed in.
A while back, Josh was very nice sending me his week per view in cotton cream. Wonderful! Great paper and equalitarian distribution of space! yes! ⭐️

I was happily married with that set up for a while.
I spread out my tasks throughout the week with a little check box on the side of each task. Like this:

 

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Pretty straight forward!

 

It worked well for a good chunk of time.

My problem started when I couldn’t do something, say on a Monday, and would re-write for Wednesday and most likely again for Friday. That, I gotta say, made me always feel very bad as I wasn’t accomplishing my little deadlines. I always had to “postpone” the deadlines to later in the week. Made me feel bad.

So I decide to play a trick to disguise my mind.

👉🏼What if Thursday was the final deadline but I could visually do something that implied I should start working on pieces of the task on Monday?

I then started writing my tasks along long lines that would encompass more then one day.
The page on the right was my first attempt:

 

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See how that worked?

For example “post Spring A5” I gave myself from Thursday till Sunday to accomplish. That way I didn’t feel so bad if it wasn’t done on Friday; I was still on the “time-frame”.
I sure got excited with my idea, but besides the fact that is a pain to turn the whole organizer to write vertically like that {and later on the neck, to read it!}, I couldn’t connect days from the left page to the right page.

The solution? Steve & Ray’s inserts of course! 😎
After a lot of struggle of my part and help from the authors I altered their Vertical Week Per View to look like this:

 

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Now I could connect all the days I needed with a big line! Plus the absence of lines would help with my irregular writing. And there it is a week in use:

 

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See that I could assign a huge task to the entire week like “prep for NY trip” at the bottom.

I was very happy with it!

No lines make me feel more comfortable to write AND I didn’t feel a total failure because a task was restricted to a day and I didn’t finish it that day. Very happy with it!

{This layout later dow the road,  got me inspired to create my very own Week on Two Inserts! You can find it right here on my shop}

One thing thou….. the darn rings.

I mentioned here how I really dislike those humongous rings that don’t let me write close to the edge of the pages.

My solution this time?

A mock up of the Circa system.
Meaning.....I did little cuts on each whole.

That way I could easily slide the pages away from the rings, write on it and put it back in place.

 

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That worked very well for its original purpose but certainly as the design of the wholes is not made for that, I had to be careful turning pages. If I turned single pages too eagerly, they would just fly away! 😃
I had no problems at all turning chunks of pages together thou.

Ok, so to almost finalize :: the pen loop struggle!

 

I am yet to find a Filofax that holds my fat Bic 4 colors.

In this case I can’t even hang it by the little “arm” because the pen squeezes my tabs.
I ended up just sneaking in the pen between the snap closure and the tabs.
And it actually sits great on the tabs. It doesn’t squeeze them much:

 

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The problem is that most of the times I forget the pen is not secure at all, open the organizer and there the pen goes straight to the floor. Hehe

Now, last pic, I promise! 🖖🏼

I know there is no need to show my stickers’ storage but that is my excuse to show off that pattern gorgeousness again 😁:

 

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So, I got to say, all that juicy beauty and it would mostly stay closed inside my purse.

Occasionally at work I would remember something and would take a quick note and put it back in the purse.

Not fair to that gorgeousness, isn’t it?

To finalize {now for realz!} here we go, the reason I had to move out of that delicious Filofax…

Pen loop? nah!
Humongous rings? …..mmmm…. well, related to it because…

…the whole thing was just TOOO HEAVY people, too heavy for me! Too bulky, too much!

{*see, it wasn’t really a Baroque’s issue per say, it was my struggle with personal size. 😁Baroques are always awesome! 😍hehe}

It certainly was VERY convenient to have all my notes with me all the time, including travel plans but oh boy…… I really couldn’t handle the weight.

I love you darling Baroque but you sit prettier OPEN on my desk at home. 🏡

So, I moved out.

And of course there’s a new one in the scene!

👀This time I’m giving you a sneak peek of what is coming next:

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Don’t miss it!

The Saga continues.😃

✨✨✨✨Filofax Swap 5 – A Classy Attempt! ✨✨✨✨

Coming soon , on a blog pretty close to you! 👩🏻‍💻 {this one 😎 }

Many smooches and hugs to you all,

Raine Signature

 

 

 

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Hey love! I’m Raine 👋🏼

Artist, designer and believer that ✨joy & fun✨ are a MUST in our lives. My hope is that my posts will bring you a giggle, a smile, and also remind you {when you happen to have forgotten} of the importance of your own happiness – to yourself and to those around you.

Cheers to this delicious truth! 🥂✨

4 Comments

  1. Dena

    Where did you get your slimline planner? I’m in the US and would love one for my purse and in the nude color! Thanks for your blog and wise advise!

    Reply
    • LimeTree

      Hi sweets, it has been a while I have that one. I think I got it in 2012 or something. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Pat Hartman

    Hi, Raine, What do you like to use best for divider tabs? Stick-on write-on ones? Ones you insert a label into? I normally make my dividers by laminating fancy paper with a curved-edge tab on the side, but the laminated edge you have to leave on when you cut them out to keep them sealed is a little annoying. What do you like?
    Pat, PersonallyByPat

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    • Raine

      Hi Pat! I LOVE the stick-on ones! They are so flexible. Any time I need to move things around I can do it so easily.

      You’ll see on the post about the Almond Amazona where the tabs are slide on that they barely worked for me. I remember being so OCD that I wouldn’t change the name on the tags {and colors!} just to not “mess” them up. LOL Those slide on tabs are really not good for my perfectionism 😆

      I can see how the laminated dividers would give you an extra edge to keep them sealed. It probably sticks out a bit depending on the planner even?

      So yeah…. my recommendation is to print those dividers in card-stock paper so you don’t have to laminate them. Maybe use transparent contact paper on them so you can cover and seal the edges, AND protect, AND have that nice shine 😃

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