Monthly Archives: May, 2012

Musings!

I have been so fortunate those past months for having the chance to finally dig in deeper into myself and my journey.

So many wonderful prospectives and accomplishment from those months of introspection.
So many things were dormant.

Children’s Books

Watercolor

Wonderful cozy feelings.

And here it is one of those gifts I found stored away all those years:

I love how dreamy she is!

How beautiful is that?

A page of an unfinished children’s book I started illustrating years ago.

Feeling very happy these days. 🙂

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Baroquesque Updates!

Summer Break! Finally! Besides some beautiful sunny days out now it is time to get back on track on my blog!
I left a few updates hanging in there. First, without any specific order – just because – let’s go back to the lovely curvy Teal Baroque Personal Filofax:

Can you recognize it? 🙂 Sometimes I try to recognize Filofaxes before reading the reviews/ posts.  Geeking out a bit here.

So it was meant to be my “Happiness Project” binder based on Gretchen Rubin’s book. I ended up not finishing her book. Too many showed up at the same time and I got distracted. heehee

It then became a “me” binder, which I looooove. I took a gazillion of pics of that beauty (as I usually do) but I will try to overload less this time!

Below is the very first tab. It makes me smile every time I see that beautiful “watercolor-like” flower and the sentence on it. That is the main section of the whole binder. I don’t have any calendar on that Filofax but this is the juicy part of it that I always go back to – the journaling pages! They are all pink although maybe I should had gone with the fashion green one:

Well, anyway, already got a bunch of pink sheets.

My plan is to decorate each tab, but I hadn’t find any quotes that I like to fill in all of them. So just the first two ones are personalized so far.
Moving on, next tab is called “notes”(I forgot to take a pic – there is a pretty flower as well) and is very related to the journaling part; highlights of the “big findings about life/ me”. Also in pink pages.

All the other Filofax tabs are not really in use. One of them will be for sure a fold out “vision board” that I am hoping to get around over the summer.

The next fun part are the top tabs.

You may guess that I pulled out the inspiration from GalaDarling’s Filofax post 🙂 There goes from left to right:

  • Note-to-self: like “don’t use turtle neck shirts ever; it makes you feel suffocated and puts you in a bad mood.”
  • Ideas & random thoughts: pretty straight-forward, huh?
  • Movies: yeah, that circle thingy is my attempt to draw those old fashion movie tapes 
  • Music: Another straight forward one. I write down my faves or some suggestions to not miss. BTW, have you heard Coralie Clement’s La Mer Opale? It is sooooo cute! First time I heard it I was in a stationary vintage shop digging in some old (from ’96!) Filofax inserts. I had to ask who was the singer and write down on my Filofax for future reference! ;D
  • Books: loooong list to go over
  • Quotes: as they are everywhere when you least expect!
  • Websites: mostly blogs to go back to and dig some more. I honestly don’t use that tab much as I usually just email myself the link. (I don’t bookmark stuff either. I always forget where they are.)
Now, the very extremely fun part!

Before I discovered Filofaxes I had three separate boxes with cut-out magazine inspirations:

  • Outfits 
  • House deco
  • Gardening tips 

Sooooo as you may imagine, I now have all them combined on my lovely ‘Me-Baroque’ binder. There are the tabs:

Here it goes and it is very straight forward:

My “tan-shoe” quest
Some “to-die-for” deco that I will implement at some point. The socks are easy! ;D
Not good at gardening. I need all the tips I can find. Really. 
Last section is mostly left overs from other Personal set-ups that I just didn’t have the courage to toss out.

Those pages were my “very first” Filofax planning when I got the pink Domino so I kind of feel attached to them. There are a few tabs I made myself, with some planning even for the planners! I wrote  half a sheet for each organizer I was planning on getting so I knew (at least I thought I knew) how to set them up. Most of the ideas I tried back-and-forth. A few of them didn’t work and a few of them are still in use. The blog section moved to another personal.

At the very back I added an old Franklin Covey plastic envelop for things I don’t know where to put; like those coffee shop reward cards that I may or may not use again.

My last pic – I promise – is just “because”. That curly part of is so beautiful!

Overall I must say I LOVE this ‘Me-Baroque’ binder. It is very soft, absurdly flexible and gorgeous on the inside.

The draw back – for those of you determined to get one – is that all it’s beauty, makes it feel sooo delicate to use.
I took it out of the house ONCE and almost didn’t survive! (Hence I almost didn’t survive, the Filofax was totally fine and having fun actually!) I was so nervous that it would scratch, mark, or anything that at the end it went right back on my desk at home and *** it has been living happily there since then. ****