06 March 2021

Web Finds - Saturday 6 March 2021

So now it is time to enjoy a few blog posts from around the internet,  so grab a drink and make yourself comfortable for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - Saturday 27 February 2021
  2. A date for your diary - Sunday 7 March 2021
  3. Highlights for February 2021
  4. Free For All Tuesday - No. 526
  5. Video Web Finds - Wednesday - 3 March 2021
  6. Van der Spek Custom Layout Update
  7. Free For All Friday No 643 by Laurie
Here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. How To Make Handmade Stickers At Home - Filofancy | Life On Paper | Zara M.
  2. Planner Quote: March 1, 2021 - FranklinPlanner Talk
  3. 5 Simple Ways To Elevate Your Life - Day Designer
  4. Planner Insert Bucket List - Planner Fun
  5. My Planning Routine – day, week, month - Andrea Ja'Cole
  6. The eternal Form Over Function debate - This Bug's Life << applies to a few organiser designs!!
  7. The Franklin Five - FranklinPlanner Talk
  8. Update of my planner set-up (featuring my Van der Spek junior touch me) - Random Pastimes of a Restless Mind
  9. Plan Like A Boss | How To Perform A Complete Monthly Review - Strange & Charmed
  10. Episode #95: Setting Goals - Getting Things Done
  11. Today… - This Bug's Life
  12. 7 Tips for using washi tape in your bullet journal or planner - All About Planners
  13. How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Organize all Those Thoughts! - Wendaful Planning
  14. GILLIO SPOTTED: Black Croco Pocket XL Compagna - Blog | Gillio
  15. 5 Productive Work From Home Lunch Break Ideas - Strange & Charmed
  16. Web Finds – 3 March 2021 - Travellers Notebook Times
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05 March 2021

Free For All Friday No 643 by Laurie

In my FFAF in January I wrote about annual planning. In my FFAF last month I wrote about quarterly planning. In today's post I'm writing about monthly planning, and how I'm changing up my current system.

For many years I have used month on two pages printable pages, with the back sides of the pages blank, for my monthly planning. Having the back sides blank allows me to splice in other pages that are relevant to that month (such as holiday or event planning, budgeting pages, etc.). 

This month I am doing things a little differently. I'm experimenting with using month on one page calendars, with the opposite page blank to write my goals that month for work and personal. I'm hoping that seeing my month's events side by side with my goals will help me focus on what I can accomplish this month, and help me identify any particular times when I'm busy with both work and personal things so I can avoid a logjam ahead of time.

I don't know if I will continue this long term, but it's fun to experiment and see which method is more effective for me.

Do you do monthly planning?

As always on Fridays, feel free to ask and/ or discuss anything ring-binder organiser related!

04 March 2021

Van der Spek Custom Layout Update

In co-operation with Petra Van der Spek, I came up with a new internal layout that I liked better than their standard layout for A5 organisers. 

Here in the photo below is the new optional layout on the left and the normal layout on the right for a Custom A5 Van der Spek.

The first obvious difference is the change to the number of card slots, these are replaced with other slots. 

The image below shows the full internal layout. 

The rear inside pocket arrangement is the same as the normal layout with a full height slip pocket and a full height zip pocket, with the zip on the outer edge so it doesn't get under your pages. 

The new optional inside front layout has:

  • Three vertical card slots
  • A business card horizontal slip pocket behind that. 
  • A deeper booklet slip pocket above the business card slot. 
  • Two full height slip pockets. 
  • Elasticated pen loop.
The revised front layout has become so popular, it is now an option for all Custom A5 organisers on the Van der Spek website.

Source:Instagram @vdsshop 

You can now specify the 'Steve Layout' as well as Janet Leather! 

03 March 2021

Video Web Finds - Wednesday - 3 March 2021

So I hope you have had a good weekend.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of videos from around the internet.

Here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. March 2021 Plan With Me | Pocket Planner - GanchiPlans
  2. Planner Hacks - part 1 - Random Pastimes
  3. My Routine Planner - YusVogue Plans
  4. Plan with Me | Personal Rings | March 2021 Monthly Spread - Michelle Miller
  5. What happened to my faux leather planner binders from Filofax - The Unplanned Life
  6. Franklin Planner Teresa Collins Journaling Pen Set and Designer Stickers Review - Tonya Plans
  7. Franklin Planner - Compact Rings- Carrara Daily Inserts - Monique Smith
  8. Van Der Spek leather samples - Mimis Plans
  9. NOTIQ "Bliss" Personal Rings Unboxing - Michelle Miller
  10. Confetti Collection by Filofax - Plan & Celebrate - Filofax
  11. Moterm Luxe Black Croc Pocket (A7) Planner Unboxing and Review - Dia Meraz
  12. Gillio personal Compagna Corail FRENCH - Sprintpaper by Emmashell - Emmashell1
  13. Planner hacks - part 2 - Random Pastimes
  14. NOTIQ Personal Rings Setup | Spring 2021 - Michelle Miller
  15. How I use my Louis Vuitton small ring agenda!! - LuxOfParis
  16. Silent A5 Planner Flip Through FEB 2021 - c0ndagenda
  17. My Weekly Planning Process: Part 1 - Brandy Michelle Plans
  18. Gillio Personal Wide Compagna Planner *update - Kerri Pouliot
  19. Plan with Me | Personal Rings | March 1-7, 2021 #notiq #sewmuchcrafting - Michelle Miller
  20. Franklin Covey Serenity Planner - LeadMeToPeace Jeanie
  21. March Set Up In My Compact Planner + Covid Update! Franklin Covey Chocolate Aurora Compact Planner - My Moxie Dreams
  22. Filofax Mini 2021 Malden Unboxing - subparplanning
  23. What happened to my faux leather planner binders from Filofax - The Unplanned Life
  24. Filofax Compact Saffiano Zip Poppy Organiser Unboxing | On the Go | Wallet Planner Unboxing | - BlackSheep Blog
  25. Pink Filofax Pocket Planner 2021 Setup - Tiffany Julia
  26. Filofax Indigo Collection, 5 Year Journal and Navy Pocket Malden Set up #filofax - Scientist Plans
  27. Распаковываю мой первый Filofax - P. L. Thinks
  28. Bilan du budget de février - Toujours avec mon Filofax - Organiser Son Quotidien
  29. Unboxing the NEW Confetti Collection from Filofax - Daksina
  30. Filofax One Day on a page business diary unpack - Jayne Rout
  31. Gillio Personal Wide Setup Flip / February 2021 // Pink Planner Girl - Nicola PinkPlannerGirl
  32. Personal Filofax Domino- Prayer Journal - Monique Smith
  33. Planner Tour Part 2: Monthly & Weekly View - Jessica Torina // RubyDoobies
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02 March 2021

Free For All Tuesday - No. 526

So what questions or discussion points have you got for us today?

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a more experienced user of organisers, we want to hear your thoughts, questions, opinions etc.

We are here to answer your questions.

Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

It is Tuesday after all so fire away with any questions and comments.

01 March 2021

Highlights for February 2021

So here are the highlights for last month.

We published the following posts.

If you have any ideas for future posts we look forward to hearing your suggestions, please comment below.

General Posts:
Web Finds Posts:

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If you have a guest post idea, please contact steve at philofaxy dot com  or if there is a topic you would like to see us cover or revisit also please contact Steve.

I hope you find this post useful, please let us know in the comments and we will do our best to do a highlights post each month.

Wishing you all the best for this March 2021.

28 February 2021

A date for your diary - Sunday 7 March 2021

Given the success and the number of people that took part in the last  'Virtual Meet Up' we are going to run another one.

When? - Sunday 7 March at the following time:
  • Los Angeles 8:00 am, 
  • Denver 9:00 am
  • Dallas 10:00 am, 
  • New York 11:00am, 
  • London 4:00 pm 
  • Paris 5:00 pm etc.  
Do not worry if you aren't available at the start of one of our sessions each one lasts 1-2 hours so pop up when you are available and say hello.

Where? - an on-line chat using Skype. with voice and video (if you wish)

Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/A85fEyS7HPUP

What do I need? - just a micro-phone and some head phones(in ear phones work fine) and a free Skype account. Using headphones or earphone reduces 'echo' on the call. Video is optional, but a few of us will be on video as well.

Who - All of you... Join the chat here: https://join.skype.com/A85fEyS7HPUP  Come and listen if you don't want to chat.  What do we talk about? Filofax stuff... but anything else as well. It's like long lost friends meeting up for coffee and a catch up.. but don't worry if you have never joined in before... you are an old friend too!

If you have any questions you want to ask then please let us know in the group or before we start.

Come and join in the fun, even if you only pop in to say hello... but don't be afraid to join in the discussion.

If you need any assistance setting up Skype, please pop a comment in this post and I will try and help you get one line. Skype is free for computer to computer calls....

Here is my post on how to improve your Skype audio with headphones or a headset.

Hope to be chatting with you on Sunday 7 March 2021.