Sunday, October 19, 2014

Filofax: Most Used Items and Tools

Hey everyone!

I've created another short video going over what items I use on a regular basis in my Filofax. These items are use to create a washi tape color coding system. Take a few minutes to check it out. 

Other than the Target page flags, which I couldn't seem to find online anywhere, the main products are linked in the description box of my video, and also at the bottom of this post. I hope you find some useful information in here!

Items Mentioned:


Washi Tape:

Removable Adhesive (! These are the refills, so they don't come with the back on thme! ):

Frixion Eraser:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 2014 Filofax Walk Through

I've finally got around to walking through my planner this semester on film! Check it out to see what my current set up is for the remainder of 2014.

xo - Lindsey

Sick Day Surprise

Today I woke up with the worst migraine I've experienced in a long time. I haven't quite figured out what exactly is causing them, but it hasn't been on the forefront of my mind since I haven't experienced one in over a year. 

However, today they struck again! It was miserable, No amount of sleep fixed it. The. Worst. Every time I woke up from a nap I actually felt worse. 

Around 3 pm though I forced myself out of bed, between actually being vertical and two cups of coffee the migraine eventually ebbed away. Right as I set my second cup down, I heard the door bell ring.

Note, this is highly unusual for me. So, defensively, I went to check to door, and much to my surprise my boyfriend had sent me flowers! In a giant coffee cup vase. A-MAZ-ING. I probably didn't stop smiling for the couple hours to follow.

Now I'm studying for a midterm on Friday, sipping on peppermint tea, and smelling my beautiful flowers (along with the Pumpkin Caramel Latte candle I've been burning non-stop). I'd say the day turned itself around.

XO - Lindsey

Monday, September 29, 2014

Reading Recommendation: The Maze Runner by James Dashner

The Maze Runner by James Dashner is one of those two-day-can't-put-the-book-down-reads. 

I read the book when it came out a few years ago, back when I was reading 3-4 books a week (AKA high school, you know when free time was a thing). I never picked up the sequel probably because I was too busy reading something else.

This past weekend my boyfriend and I went out and saw the movie, mostly it was an excuse to eat popcorn. I was surprised at how fantastic the movie really was! Now, if you're a die-hard book fan you'll notice that the book and the movie have their differences, but over all it was a great film. So great, that the next morning my boyfriend and I headed to Barnes and Nobles to pick up a copy each!

I've been reading it non-stop for the last two days and finally finished it. The characters in the movie are pretty similar to the character descriptions in the book, which made for an easy transition. 

I'm not very good at synopsis, mostly because I believe it ruins a good book. But it's based in a futuristic (possibly?) world with a dystopian feel, and some peter-pan lost boys in an experiment like feel. Just go read the back of the book people >.> 

The reading level isn't very high. I'd place it just below Harry Potter on the reading level scale (I'm sure there is one... but for quick mental reference). I blazed thorough the book, and it picked up quickly. Even though I knew what was going to happen, the author still kept me on the edge of my seat. I highly recommend picking it up! I'll actually going to head  over to pick up the sequel this time~

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Get Ready With Me: Week 39

These posts should really be called 'I Procrastinated: Week ##', but here's the transformation all the same!


This week is much more colorful than last! There's lots to do, for a lot of different activities. I absolutely love letting my weeks decorate themselves. It makes my Filofax great to look at, without feeling like I need it to be perfect. Functional is the name of the game for me!

Beginning Project Life

Project Life is something I think most paper project addicts come across. After a couple years of contemplation, and a few Michael's gift cards, I've finally taken the plunge. 

If you're like me, you feel the need to document things way to late. Since it's my senior year of college, I've finally decided I've felt the need to photograph everything. What am I going to do with all these photos? Project Life of course!

If you don't know what Project Life is, it's basically 'mini-scrap-booking' on a weekly basis. Now I have no where near the amount of time to scrap every week and stay on top of it. So I've already decided to scrap a month at a time. 

Laying out each spread week by week looks great when I see pictures online, however, for me it's not exactly practical. I take pictures erratically, and inconsistently. So laying out a month at a time will still allow me to keep track of everything that's happening without the stress of having enough pictures. I'm excited to document my everyday life a little differently than normal.

I chose to use a Project Life mini album. These are 6x8, and still have the ring binder option. I wanted to use a mini album as a test run. I'm still not sure I'll ever have enough photos to fill up a full album, and the 6x8 album is easier to hold and look through in my experience. If I find I have plenty of photos, I may bump up to the 12x12 for 2015. 

September 2014 Cover Page

I've used cards from various collections. I have the Midnight Edition core kit, along with several sets of 3x4 journal cards from We R Memory Keepers. The pumpkin spice photo and the September photo's I found online and printed out on photo paper. 

Most of the photos are from my instax mini 8 or straight off my phone. The smaller 2x2 photos on the right are Instagram photos from the weeks. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Get Ready With Me: Week 38

I love looking at my planner after I go though and color code everything! I usually do this on Friday before the following week. However, some times I will update my planner daily. That usually keeps me on top of things, and colorful. Life gets busy though, so I didn't quite get to putting my planner together until yesterday.

I write everything as it is assigned, comes up, etc in Frixion pen, then I do a mass erase and washi! If you're curious what I write on my washi tape with, I use a fine point Sharpie. Not a sharpie pen, they tend to smear which is not the look I'm going for. 

I used my page flags from the Target dollar spot to represent the big things this week, and some washi tape, also from Target dollar spot.