Saturday, July 13, 2013

My summer setup

Hi All!

Today I thought I would keep my promise and talk about the summer setup in my Filofax. I’m constantly updating her with tabs or dividers, but the core of my setup remains pretty much the same. As of now my Malden is my only Filofax, my “All In One Place” Filofax and I really like it that way. I do plan on expanding my filo family at least by one for my birthday in October. I want that personal Aqua Malden soooooo bad!!! J

Anyway, I digress….

On to my setup….oh and fair warning….this post is Filo-porn heavy! 

I use my Malden as my wallet as well, so when you first open her up, you will see my debit cards and ID, a couple of bucks in the pocket in front of the cards, and in the zipper pouch I keep a nail file, a cute paperclip with a ribbon on the end and a teeny tiny reward card (one that belongs on a key ring). In the full length pocket behind the cards I keep some pretty masking tape strips, a hello kitty jot pad, some really cute translucent stickers and heart shaped hole re-enforcers. I also have a few half-pint day planner pages that I printed off phILOFAXY for those days when I have really “involved” tasks to do. Then on the right side of my Malden, the first page is my dedication flyleaf. On it is a cutout from a magazine that my daughter gave me. I put that at a diagonal and surrounded it with stickers of my Mom’s favorite flower. Below that is a picture of my Mother and me when I was 7 weeks pregnant with my son (my first child). It was a happy time in my family, being pregnant with the first grandchild and all. My mom has been gone for a little more than 2 years now and every time I open my Malden the first thing I see is her beautiful face and I remember that day we took the picture. That flyleaf will be in whatever Filofax I use. The next page is another flyleaf that is my actual dashboard. I have a couple of narrow sticky strips for highlighting a note and a regular pink post-it notepad below it for quick grocery lists. Following that is a pre-punched page of flower stickers I use to mark the past months on the Filofax year-at-a-glance calendar. I found this cool “Keep Calm and Read phILOFAXY” page on the phILOFAXY blog that has a space for the registration number. I thought that was cuter to look at than the standard one so I printed it off and wrote in my registration number on it. Then I realized that really won’t do my any good if I lost it and someone found it so I wrote a quick note on the back with the information Filofax provided and said they would be rewarded for returning it. Let’s hope I never lose it and have to test out that theory!
mommy & me!

zipper pouch contents

my dashboard

hello kitty washi on the left, flowers on the right :)

full length pocket contents

My Sections. All my dividers are cutout pics of my favorite Hyundai cars & tabs were created with Martha Stewart tabs that I was filoRAKd with.

First up is Lists. The name pretty much speaks for itself. This section is a compilation of most the lists I like to keep. It starts off with a mini-vision board (idea from Life Is My Teacher). On it is a mini sticky pad for reward/gift ideas, cutouts of a gorgeous diamond Tiffany ring, 5 Prada bags, and 5 pairs of Jimi Choo shoes, and on the other side is a small list of things I lust after want, and a little pic of my dream car….a Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Coupe (sexy car!!!) After the vision board are my lists: Master Goals, Master Tasks, Bucket List, Wish List, Movies I wanna see, Filofax wish list (3 pages!), New Music I Want, Movies to Download and Sites to check out.

Second is my blog. This is where I keep all my blog notes, blog plans & ideas, post schedule and checklists. This section is still a work in progress, but I’m hoping it will all work out. There are also lists of blogs I like to follow and YouTube channels I like to watch.

blog section

My third section is my diary which consists of a default daily schedule (for summer), a daily insert I created with my FLYlady routines on them, Filofax WO2P CC (cotton cream), and the monthly planner from LimeTree Fruits. Can you tell I like her work? She’s so artistic and her inserts are so colorful. They make me smile when I look at them! Following my calendars are the Filofax calendar stickers and 2013 and 2014 fold out yearly planners I printed from My Life All In One Place. I’m still evaluating whether or not I like the inserts I made. Well, I like them…they’re cute and all, but I need to know if they’ll work for me. Raine over at LimeTree Fruits designed a really cute daily inserts recently with times on the left, to-dos on the right and space for notes on the bottom. I decided to print out a week or so worth of those and give them a try. Since there’s really no room to write down my daily routines, I wrote them down on Martha Stewart stickies (RAKd) and stuck them to one of my today rulers on both sides so I’d have them there every day. This is just a trial run so we’ll see how it goes. 

My fourth section is info.This is where I keep all the personal information regarding my hubby, kids, our home & car, finances and myself. This is also where my priority color coding comes into play: Blue = hubby, Orange = kids, Yellow = Home & Auto, Green = Finances, Pink = Me, Purple = Projects (Projects are not included in this section, it is its own section), Aqua = Information

I used my A-Z tabs for this section’s subsections and some cute translucent dots I was RAKd to indicate what priority the subsection pertains to. My hubby’s section houses his schedules for his doctor appointments, medications and such and any phone numbers and addresses dealing with him. My kids’ section has their upcoming school schedule, their summer activities and any other phone numbers or information regarding them. The Home/Auto section is where I keep all my FLYlady stuff (routines, baby steps, commandments & notes), all home, auto, medical & dental phone numbers and information, recipes, and a finance sheet to track spending dealing with our car. The Finance section is where I keep track of our bills, financial goals & tasks, credit score tracker, and a running list of “stuff” to buy. All my specific account tracking I use the internet for. After that is my ‘Me’ section which has mostly random, but personal info about me such as the top 10 things I love (K & Co), a self-care list (from LimeTree fruits), and a dream chasing game plan sheet (also LimeTree Fruits) and my favorite sites.


My fifth section is for notes. I write whatever comes to mind there, just random stuff on cute random stationary. It also holds quotes that I like and my private journal….I can only tell it to my Filofax! J (a free printout from LimeTree Fruits)

My last section is for projects. These projects are things that I want to do around my house like re-work the laundry room and turn it into my laundry room/office. I also want to revamp my closets with an organizational system because now they’re all hit or miss. I am also calling myself “writing a book” so I have some notes regarding that endeavor and a list of future projects I may try.

After my sections I keep a card holder with mine and my kids’ health insurance cards, another rewards card, a debit card I don’t use very often and a player’s club card from our favorite casino in Las Vegas. The last thing is a zip-lock pouch I’ve had since I was in my 20s. It came with my first FranklinCovey planner and I like it over the Filofax envelope because there’s no zipper on it. It’s a true zip-lock envelope that doesn’t add any bulk. Inside that envelope I keep my lucky silver quarter and other random bits and bobs. The back full length pocket hold several sheets of stickers for on the go decorating, and I have some paper from another notebook that I’ve cut down and hole-punched to fit in my Malden inside the notepad pocket. I decided to use a fat sharpie pen, a little lotion and stretch the pen loop so I could fit one my Frixion pens inside. It took me a day to do it but now I can put any of my Frixion pens in the pen loop…yay me! J Right now I keep a regular ball point pen in it for when I need to fill out a form or sign something. Don’t want to use erasable ink for that. I use 2 binders clips (one attached to the zip-lock and one on the card holder) to carry the 2 Frixion pens I fancy that day.

So that’s my setup. I changed it around when the kids got out of school for the summer in May and it’s been working like a charm. They start school again next month and I’m sure I’ll change it around then too. My next post will be about all the goodies I use….my stickers, pens, dividers, etc. I think it’s gonna be a lot of fun, especially since I’ll talk about all the wonderful stuff I’ve been FiloRAKd with!


Oh and I apologize for the blurriness of some of the pics....I don't have the steadiest hand and I can't seem to find my tripod! :) I will find it and have clearer pics next time...promise! 

Well that’s all for now, thanks for stopping by and remember…..

Stay Fabulous! <3 nbsp="">


  1. Thanks so much for sharing!! Love the car dividers, what a great idea, and they came out really cute!! The story about your mom and the picture almost brought me to tears. I'm so sorry for your loss :(. What a beautiful way to see and remember her everyday. Love what you're doing with the blog (read it backwards) and I look forward to reading more in the future. Seems more like I'm listening to a girlfriend, than reading the blog of a stranger. I really enjoyed. Keep it coming (:

    1. sent chills up my arms!! Thank you so much!! I will try to keep the posts isn't always such but I try! :)
      Thank you again!

  2. I love your Flylady page. Is it available to print?

    1. Thank you so much! They aren't available....yet. Once I figure out how to share I will certainly put up a template.