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!

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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!

Frida

My every day Mobile Office

I don’t know about you, but I tend to keep a lot of the things I use in my bag all the time. When I get home I always place my bag next to my desk/the space I use for planning and creativity. I have a pretty simple bag from H&M, and I have vowed to stay in it until I find The Bag. (I have a pretty specific picture of how my Perfect Bag will look like and work. I am pretty sure it will blow up in my face someday, but hey, a girl’s gotta dream?) Anyway, in my current bag I always keep my mobile office, the things I carry with me at all time, and the base consists of the three P.

1. Planner

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I NEVER leave home without my Personal sized Domino. Never. Ever. I want to be able to scribble down anything anywhere and I do use my DIYfish LMI v2.2 Do2P for a thing I call “A List” as well as daily planning. And I can’t get through a day without my List.

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If my bag is not too heavy I like to bring a notebook for writing on the go, you never know when inspiration hit you. I received my very first Traveler’s Notebook the other day, a fauxdori made by Ray Blake over at mylifeallinoneplace.com. And I’m loving it. I think it has replaced my regular notebook, but I’m not entirely sure yet. I feel like it’s not flexible enough as I like to tear out pages if I’m not satisfied with them (this does not apply to my BrainDump, BlogDump or other list based notebooks, and they stay in my Raydori).

2. Pens

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Every time I leave home without my pen case I get the perfect opportunity to sit down and do my color coding or I get and idea where I need to do a mind map (color coding is essential here). So now my Stabilo Point 88 is a part of my Mobile Office and they stay with me at all times. Besides the Stabilos I also bring my Sharpie Pen and my Pilot Hi-tecpoint V5 Grip. I realized they were my favorite gel pens when my black one ran out of ink the other week. Now I’m planning on stockpiling.

3. Post-its

In a transparent zipper pocket I have a lot of sticky notes, preferably of the Post It brand. I wouldn’t last a day without post-its, and you can imagine the happiness I felt when I realized that their 3 in notes fit perfectly on my DIYfish inserts in Personal size. 😀

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So, yeah. That’s my Mobile Office, or the things I always have in my bag. Besides my three P I also carry a variety of paperclips and some highlighters. The highlighters are mostly out of habit, from when I studied at the teaching program a few years ago, and since I’m hoping to get into the business program in the fall I feel like it’s no use taking them out. Now I just need to find The Bag.

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