Happiness Project Binder is here!
That means the Personal Baroque Turquoise arrived!
Straight from France after ONLY SIX days of the shipping date! Unbelievable! Their time-frame was up to 25 days. I stuck with that so I wouldn’t be too anxious waiting around (yeah, right! Sure I didn’t! Who said I wasn’t refreshing the shipping tracking page everyday?). Well, it is finally here!
If you can recall I got spoiled checking pics of people getting their filofaxes in lovely black boxes. It is a small detail but what can I say? I got hooked on that!
My first Filofax came from Filofax USA and I was all expectations about seeing that black box. It came straight out of a shipping box! Argh! Cheap and upsetting! So there I was excited to open the package from Filofax France.
This time it couldn’t be straight out of a shipping box, right? After all, it wasn’t the cheapest Filofax they had available anyway (yeah, it was on sale, I admit!)
Here is the appealing shipping box that I am sure you all came here to see 🙂
Then after opening the side of it, I see this:
aaaaawww, really? REALLY?
I was so disappointed that I sat down and starred at it for a sec thinking “Why on earth do I keep getting organizers carelessly tossed into shipping boxes? Why not some thought when packing it? It could have scratched my lovely new Baroque if it was rubbing against that tough box! Why? Why?” I know it is not supposed to be a big deal but it bugs me to imagine a fancy Filofax organizer having the same packaging as a notebook ordered from Target.
As I tried to get over my disappointment I carefully open the other side of the shipping box thinking that I would just see scratches all over and then I see this:
Such a relief!!! ok,ok, now makes sense! A Filofax box with a SIDE opening! Of course! I had seen some of those around! Why I didn’t think of it? Oh, man, I GLADLY didn’t see that coming! 😀
Here it is, a real Filofax box for me:
Now, enough with the box craziness and let’s get to the fun part! Shall we?
Ladies and Gentleman, I present to you WITHOUT the scratches painfully visualized, the organizer in its whole glory:
***** The Filofax Personal Baroque in Turquoise ******
As I mentioned earlier this Filofax is intended to be my Happiness Project.
I have been devouring Gretchen Rubin’s book and thought I needed to give it a try. Then to make things better I stumbled upon Leonie Dawnson’s website and her lovely downloadable year planning workbook/calendar for 2012 and there it is! Incorporated into my Happiness Binder. Has cute pictures too!
All her own art:
My Happiness Binder is far from been complete, it has barely a few tabs on it so I will be posting again to show the progress.
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂