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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Then after opening the side of it, I see this:

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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:

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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! ๐Ÿ˜€

Here it is, a real Filofax box for me:

 

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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 ******

ta-daaaaaaa:

and THAT is a smooth cover

and THAT is a smooth cover

 

Lovely zipped pocket. I just realized that it has the same layout as the Malden.

 

The details are so beautiful!

The details are so beautiful!

 

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A whole cover of curves

 

One of my favoritesย 

One of my favorites

 

The pics are showing the leather very โ€œplastic-likeโ€ for some reason. It really is not.

 

From side to side

From side to side

 

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:

 

Super cute cover but printed in the Filofax white blank pages didnโ€™t cut it. Very thin and see-through. Iโ€™ll need to invest in a better paper and reprint later on

Super cute cover but printed in the Filofax white blank pages didnโ€™t cut it. Very thin and see-through.
Iโ€™ll need to invest in a better paper and reprint later on

 

 

Lists! I love lists!

 

Goals for the year divided by areas.

Goals for the year divided by areas.

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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

Smooches,
Raine Signature

 

 

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