martes, 19 de febrero de 2013

My Filofax Week #07

This week I have change my layout a little and I realized that I have a meaning for that notes space so I will keep that for next week :)

As you can see I've decorated this page with some tape that I got this week and I little Cupid for Valentines. Like always stickers next to birthday names and nothing has change much. I check things that I did and cross things that I don't.

As you can see I cut some of the cute tape and put the owl and the snake in the page. Stickers again next to birthdays and re-possitionable arrows for recurrent tasks :)

lunes, 18 de febrero de 2013

Weight Loss Journey - Food Diary

This post it's a better response to Joy. She asked me the other night on twitter if I was keeping a food journal and I said I do. She asked me then how do I keep it so I decided to make a video, but I think that putting the pictures of my two layouts here will be more helpfull.

First of all I have to admit I'm not the best to keep a food journal. I forgot about writting in it most of the time and then I just feel like if I didn't stick to it before I won't do it right this time... but I kept on trying so...

Well this is one of the first layouts I've used before and has worked for me. I made little circles to check my watter intake and I writte down the time and what I ate, with some little notes at the bottom of the page. This is a pretty simple way to keep track of your food if you are like me that forgets to writte down what you ate and on top of that, if you have to remember the calories... for me it's crazy so...

Because I wanted to keep track of how I spend most of my time and try to keep myself in a time frame to study as I need too instead of keeping me up all night, the night before the test, I change my layout for the weekend and did this. A time table, a remember to do and a food journal section in one page with the date on top. Like always the writting it's just time and what you ate but I like the way this looks a little better than the other so... I will try to use this for a few more days so I can see...

Another thing that I will be trying it's to colour coordinate my food journal. But what that means? I still don't think I should writte down calories but I do believe I need to know when I'm eating because it's time, like lunch or something, or I'm eating because of something else, like a feeling that keep bugging me and I ate to keep it in control. That's what I will be trying to add to my layout this week :)

I hope this was helpfull... I know you can add calorie counting at the side of every food or drink you get in yourself, I just can't do it, don't know why but I can't so... :)

martes, 12 de febrero de 2013

Planners / Binders

Well... today I wanted to talk about binders... *sigh* Yes, I know we are all in love with planner binders and that's the reason behind this blog post...

I have to say I have only 4 kind of binders in my lifetime, if you take the normal ones that you use for school and stuff... Most of them you have seen here except for two: my zip binder (the only one that I have in that way) and my spare binder for my planner.

Most of you know this little guy. My first planner/binder... I found this at my aunt's apartment when she past away over a year ago and madly felt inlove with it because it was like a Filofax... and yes, by that time I was already looking at planner binders but discovert Filofax only a few months before this finding.

As you can see it's black and brown, wich I love and it shut's with a strap so it's ok and very secure, not with a clasp but I love the binder none the less. The rings are a little smaller for me but I guess that if I use it for work may be really enough to take notes and keep a calendar in there.

What I like about this binder? It's very soft to the touch and for what I have research it's leather so when you touch it it's smooth and fresh. It's padded so it's really nice to the touch. The pockets on the back are great for a wallet or something more. The strap that hold's it closed it's really nice and it won't slide out just because...

What I don't like about this binder? It has the zip pocket outside on the back of the planner and make's it more fat. The pattern on the front cover it's not my liking because of the mix of color.

This next binder does have a clasp and it's a nylon binder, the rings are almost like the Sketch from Filofax and as you can see, the model it's too. So... I found this in November, it has inside 12 credit card holders and A-Z address and phone tabs. I't was like 10$ so I got it and I use it to save my spare paper.

What I like about this binder? The ring size maybe for work. It's more slim than the other one. It has a clasp closure. The fabric it's not bad at all to be honest. The vinyl grey part it's soft and nice to the touch. I won't feel guilty if it's get stained or something.

What I don't like about this binder? That orange stripe along the cover, it's so out of place. Not so great pockets inside. The color of the fabric it's not my liking.

This two you all know *smiles* My two UltraViolet Domino's in personal and A5 that my lovely Jayne send to me in October/November of 2012.

What I like about this binder? They have an slastic band across so you can keep your planner closed. It's very soft and nice looking. The color it's gorgeous for me (If they made an Ultra Violet Metropol I will get it). The pockets are really usefull.

What I don't like about this binder? The tabs bend when you put a pen in the pen lop. I'm worry about the elastic getting to worn. It has bubbles on the back of the binder.

And last but not least my zip binder *smile* yes, it's a strawberry binder and yes it's not a planner, it's an A4 binder system with three rings and it's cute and brand new because since I got it a few years ago I haven't use it much.

What I like about this binder? The zip protects the pages of the binder. It lays flat. Really nice pockets inside. I think it's more usefull that it's fabric and not leather.

What I don't like about this binder? I don't be carefull it will fold some corner of the paper. The idea of zipped and unzipped the binder everytime I want to use it because I don't leave it unzipped. I don't like the color anymore.

So this is my post about my different kind of binders... *thinks* I should do this with my purses too... *denied with the head* Never mind... Tell me what you think about this? Do you have a favorite tipe of binder? How is it?

Personal Domino - Update

A little update off what I'm doing with my Filofax

I hope you enjoy (n.n)

lunes, 11 de febrero de 2013

My Filofax Week #06

Hello... hello... again people (n.n)

Without to much rambling... here is my Week #06 picture

As you can see, this was a really well spend week diary LOL

A lot of things to do and a lot of things not done in the time that they were to be done. The highlighted part is a pretty important request from a very old and dear friend.

Most of you don't know I used to be in roll forums and did some photoshop stuff... this friend ask me for a very gorgeous and delicate gift for his Muse and I did it... not by the date but for the next day *stick her tongue out like a little child* but he said and I quote "I love it... It looks notingh like I thought it would look like... As always my dear your have made an amazing creation"

Since she does not read this blog and neither does he... I will post the link to the picture in Tinypic...

domingo, 3 de febrero de 2013

My Filofax Week #05

This is my week #05 making this post in my blog and I actually find myself wanting to get to Sunday so I can take the pictures and putting them here :)

As you can see... I change my layout and to be honest with you all, I was loving this layout until Tuesday when I realized that I did some of those things on the To-Do side but they seem not to have a dead line so that was a problem for me and I hang in there until today and I went back to the week on two pages with notes.

The pros for me in this layout was the space, the posibility of making my to-do's a little more extensive, not having to write again when I didn't did something in the corresponding day, did I mention space? LOL The cons for me in this layout it's that my task and/or to-do's are not in a deadline or have a date to be due... I just realized that I could color coordinate them with highlighters for each day but that's for another week, since I already printed the layout and started with this week :P