02 September 2014

Free For All Tuesday No 187

Tuesdays are your chance to ask any Filofax related questions you might have.

Even if it is not Tuesday, you can still post your questions here, just pick the most recent FFAT or FFAF.

So fire away and we will collectively try to answer your questions or offer opinions.

01 September 2014

A date for your diary - 7 September 2014

We are going to run another conference round-table voice chat using Skype. And the 'morning' session returns so our friends in the Far East and Pacific can join in again.

I'm sure we are gradually getting to know each other's voices, but I will make a point of going 'around the table' to get everyone to introduce themselves this time.

So...When, Where, What, Who and How?

When? - Sunday 7 September from 9:30am London time, 10:30am Paris time, 6:30pm Sydney time and 8:30pm Wellington time.

Additionally I will be on line at 7:00am Anchorage, 8:00am San Francisco 10:00am Chicago, 11:00noon New York, 4:00pm London time, 5:00pm Paris time etc.  See the World Clock to make sure you have the right time.

The timing of these two sessions have been chosen to hopefully allow as many people to join in compared to previous round-tables. The timing of future ones will be varied to suit everyone if need be.

Where? - an on-line chat using Skype.

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. If you have a webcam then you can join in on video as well, but this is optional!

Who - All of you... connect up with Philofaxy and we will attempt to get as many of us linked in to the audio conference as possible. 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.

How -
  1. Connect to Philofaxy by firstly searching for Philofaxy in Skype, I will then add you as a contact.
  2. Then  'Send Contact Request',  I will then add you in to the chat room. 
  3. Then if you request it, I can add you to the audio conference as well. But if you just want to chat via keyboard that's fine. That way it's slightly less hectic for me! 
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.

As with previous round-tables there will also be a parallel text chat room going at the same time as the voice conference, so you can listen to the voice chat and type if you wish.

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 September 2014.

Filofax 2003 Time Management Catalogue

This week we take a look at the 2003 Time Management catalogue.

 And you can see the higher resolution scans on Flickr as well.

31 August 2014

Reader Under The Spotlight - Lauren

Today I would like to introduce you to Lauren. 

Hello my name is Lauren and am a paralegal by day and lifestyle, beauty, fashion blogger by night. I live in California with my husband and our little dog Toby (pictured with me). I absolutely love all things paper, stationary, organizers, and pens. I remember always being the most organized person in school. It's something I have obviously not grown out of.

1. When did you buy your first organiser and what was it?

I bought my first organizer while I was in middle school. I don't quite remember the brand but it started my love affair with organizers.

2. What other brands have you used or considered using?

I have tried and used Erin Condren, Day Timer, Day at a Glance and Franklin Covey.

3. Out of the organisers you own which is your current favourite (Style and Size)?

My favorite style would have to be the Malden in the personal size.

4. How many Filofax or other brands of organisers do you own?

I currently own three. Two filofaxs in personal and an Erin Condren life planner.

5. What is the oldest organiser in your collection? 

My oldest organizer in my collection would have to be my Filofax Finsbury in black. I sadly don't have the one I was gifted many years ago.

6. What do you use your organisers for? 

I mostly use my organizers to balance work and home life, bill tracker, and reminders. I also use my organizer to help plan and schedule posts for my blog.

7. What was the feature about Filofax you like most? 

I love how you can truly create a system that works best for you and you can decorate however you wish. It's not a cookie cutter system that is supposed to work for everyone.

8. If you could design your own Filofax what would it feature? 

It would feature pink leather and gold rings. A girl can dream right?!

9. How do you carry your Filofax? 

I carry my Filofax in both my work and personal bags. Basically it goes everywhere.

10. Which Filofax in the current range do you like the most? Are you going to buy it? 

I am in love with the Malden and was lucky enough to purchase it from a fellow reader here on Philofaxy.

11. What is the most you have ever spent on a Filofax or other brand of organiser? Which model?

Honestly about $110 and for the Malden personal in purple. However I am sure that will change once I finally locate an Aqua malden in the personal size. Ugh that one is hard to find!

12. What's your favourite Filofax tip or hack?

I would say the inserts you can purchase on etsy. I absolutely love those and actually recently did a review on them on my blog!

13. Turning to Philofaxy, what do you like the most?

I love to see that other people have an obsession with being organized. I feel right at home here. Plus I love seeing tips and tricks of other readers.

14. And what do you not like about Philofaxy?

I haven't found one dislike!

15. What was the last music track you downloaded or bought?

Mirrors by Justin Timberlake. I can't get that song out of my head.

16. Have you ever attended a Philofaxy meet-up? if not do you intend to one day? 

No but I would love to one day!

17. What was the last movie you watched?

It was a documentary called serving life. Amazing!

18. What was the last book you read?

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

19. George Clooney or Brad Pitt? 

George Clooney

Be sure to check out Lauren's blog 'Life According to L.D.' 

Thank you Lauren for going under our 'Spotlight'. If any of you would like to appear in this feature on Philofaxy, then please contact philofaxy at gmail dot com

30 August 2014

Web Finds - 30 August 2014

I hope you had a good week? Time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

So here are the latest Filofax blog posts from around the Internet:
  1. Filofax spotted in the wild - This Bug's Life
  2. Handel ind Wandel - Filomaniac
  3. The Fitness section of my Filofax. - Joanny White
  4. Finding Planner Peace: Oh, Van der Spek, How Do I Love Thee? - Yay, for Fridays
  5. Jumping on the Kikki.k bandwagon - Onigiri Sama and her 21 Kittens
  6. Flex by Filofax & Gillio Pocket Agenda Classic (Achtung: viele Fotos!!!) - Seelen Zucker
  7. A couple of new ones - GillB
  8. Filofax Mini Template Tutorial for Mini pages - Billie's Craft Room
  9. DIY: Upgrading Planner Tabs - Giftie Etcetera
  10. Filofax for dummies 2: planning on a budget - Designs from the Black Forest
  11. Finances & Filofaxes - OATTblog
  12. August plans - Rosie Raindrops
  13. The Fun of Creating a Personalized Filofax - The Paradox of An Organized Scientist
  14. Future Planning - Giftie Etcetera
  15. New Day On Two Pages Daily Schedule Free Printable for Filofaxes - Ms Wenduhh
  16. Filofax Compact Calipso - The Forest Fox
  17. My GTD System (2014) - David R Parker
  18. Personalizing a Filofax - Meet Opera Filofax - The Paradox of An Organized Scientist
  19. To-Do Hearts Check Off Flags Stickers - Free Printable - MsWenduhh
  20. Autumn is coming - time to start updating the Filofax! - Mrs Brimbles
  21. Silly’s Tips 8#: AGENDA_ perchè avere un'agenda cartacea e come organizzarla - Lucy Wonderland
  22. Filofax Personal Tempate: Cutting & Punching Tutorial - Billie's Craft Room
  23. "I'm In" - Roses in December
  24. Flyleaf Focus Sheet {Filofax Friday} - Renew Your Space
  25. Kikki K Lilac and Gold inspired template un-datate Do1P - My Last Eureka
  26. DIY Washi Stand - Organised Lifestyle
  27. Van der Spek (Senior Size) Quick Set Up - Innocent + Twisted
  28. Kate Spade Planner Set Up - Itsaplannerthing
  29. How I Use: Sticky Tags or Page Flags - The Filofax Lifestyle
  30. 9 Random Tips for Getting More Out of Your Planner - Homemakers Daily
  31. Cute Paper Clips for Filofax/Planner/Organizer - Clever Soiree
  32. Tracking My Time – Episode 2 - Carie Harling
  33. A5 Day Per Page Filofax Insert Printable - MsWenduhh 
  • We monitor over 500 blogs and sites, your Filofax/Organiser blog posts could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 
  • We can not guarantee people will read your posts, but we know there is a higher chance of people reading your posts and returning to read other posts if you make them interesting with pictures and good hints and tips. Do not forget to give your posts a title... 
  • For some general tips on Filofax Blogging, please see this post
And here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. A Look at My Husband's Planner Set Up - Patty Gardner
  2. Filofax Unboxing Saffiano - SamLuvely
  3. Chronodex/Spiraldex Update! - MissVickybee
  4. A sneak peek at my tweaked September pages and what I named my Battle Binder - MaryAnneMoll
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 

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