One Book July 2016; the wrap up OR; did I really learn something?

This blog post will have a corresponding video on YouTube soon. You can easily find your way over there through this link (will open in a new tab).

Hi there!

Soo… One Book July, eh? One book, one pen, one month. I sure did stay in one book, if you do not count the million scraps of paper lying around the apartment. Okay, so I maybe did not do as well as I thought I did when I went over my notes and assembled my thoughts (read; scraps of paper). I generally trow paper around me, nothing unusual there. But I wanted OBJ to be the month that would change that. I don’t think it was.


I haven’t had a problem staying in one book since I started using more flexible planner systems in early 2014, but I had a habit of switching planner every week. Especially the inside of the planner, since I only had my A5 Malden for the better part of a year. That little problem I solved by stop making my own inserts and start buying DIYfish’s – sure, it was waaay more expensive but I felt like I had to use the things i bought. So, that worked.

I still had one problem though; I wanted to have everything in one binder, even things I didn’t use, so I kept my calendar part light. I only had one weeks worth of daily pages inside at a time and therefore I often lost information or couldn’t check up on what had happened. I keep 99% of the useful information on my daily pages, so taking them out was a big mistake I never acknowledged. Until One Book July 2016.

I sat down, took a good look at my planner system. Realized I had a DIYfish addiction. And that I had to use a Travelers Notebook until I could get my head to agree to keep my daily pages in my planner. And I took everything that wasn’t necessary and put it in a personal sized binder for reference. I didn’t refer to it more than a couple of times all month.

So yeah; During One Book July 2016 I learned what I already knew, but had to come to terms with. I have to keep my planner part with me at all times, other than that I need scraps of paper to write on until I can do something with that. I tried doing that in one Inbox booklet and it was okay, not perfect but it worked out fine.

I also tried journaling during July. With no pressure to it. It was amazing. Had I done it every day I bet I would have used up the whole booklet, but I didn’t. I think I’m going to try to do it one a regular basis though, I could notice a significant drop in “bad days” and panic attacks when writing every day. (Not relevant so I won’t go into that. I wasn’t even going to mention this, but it’s such a big part of my life so it’s hard to ignore.)

My corresponding video is once again really blabbery, but I think I’m getting a hang of things, give me some more time. Let’s say goodbye for now, and hope that I didn’t miss too much. Still working on the taking pictures for blog posts part.

Hugs and kisses, see you next time!



My August Setup in my Personal Filofax Malden Crimson

Hi there!

I’m so glad you found your way to this blog post, that was created to clarify what I talk about in the corresponding video over on YouTube (link down below). I am a chatterer, even in my own language, so imagine how much worse it gets when I don’t feel comfortable talking. It will probably improve over time, but until then you will hopefully get some questions answered here!

Link to the video on YouTube, since I can’t embed the video yet. I don’t even know if that’s possible. I’ll look into that!

THUMB Setup 08 Malden

First of all, if you want a really good look at the planner I hope you watch the video. He’s gorgeous. And, as I say one million times in the film, a beautiful planner. You can even hear me realize what I’m about to say every time I say “beautiful… planner”, I find that hilarious.

In my Personal Malden I keep my calendar and not much more, due to the ring size and the condition of the rings. The other parts I keep in my Fauxdori Travelers Notebook, my A5 Malden and a Kikki.K in Medium. I will show you the TN and the A5 in separate videos since they are important parts of my system, while the Medium Kikki.K serves as a reference binder for my Personal Malden.

For my calendar I use DIYfish, I have found that the grid is what I need and love. I don’t use a set you can find in her shop, but a few different inserts put together to make the perfect system for me. That’s the beauty of DIYfish, you can do whatever you want, if you have the time for it. For it is time consuming to assemble a whole months worth of DIYfish pages, no matter what inserts you use. I find that some what therapeutic so for me it’s not a problem. But if you don’t want to put that time down, there are several lovely ladies over on the DIYfish facebok group that can do it for you. Just a tip, I love these inserts and if you’d like to try them I think you should! I will put up a video showing you my different DIYfish inserts in the future.

As I say in the video, I will not explain how I use the pages, and that applies to this post as well. Now I think I have touched the hings I didn’t like with the finished video, I always tend to find things while editing (or rather; while saying “cut”, “yes” and “no” to my wonderful boyfriend while he edits the video). But if I try to record again I will probably not do it, and that would be worse! And that’s why I put this blog to use again.

Next time I’ll include some pictures, and I’ll try to snap some and upload here tomorrow, because today I’m tired after battling YouTube all day.

What about you, how many planners will you stay in for August?

Hugs and kisses, see you next time!