Thursday, December 12, 2013

today I rambled on about 5 different filofaxes on youtube. I had it planned to make these videos because i received a comment about making one on my Domino so i just did a video on all of them 5 video's. so hope you go buy and check them out. I am still waiting for the upload hope its done some time today.

this week I haven't felt like doing much of anything i believe it to be because i know that the kids will be here with me for 2 weeks for the Christmas break. now having them home for the evenings is one thing but all day! I can already hear the arguments.  I promise not to sleep in late and try and avoid my kids. I promise to not be referee but let them work out there problems. I am taking a break now because I know what I am in for during this break. ohh joy. I must make plans for us so that way it wont be that bad. Have things for them to do and enjoy so they don't beat on each other. wish me luck on this school break. I hope I make it back in one piece. although I miss my babies all day that they are in class, I won't be volunteering that much these last few days. considering this time my pre-vacation vacation. those of you that have kids will understand and those of you who don't well I'm sure i will be wanting to be like you after the new year. lol just kidding. I love my babies not that they are babies but they will be for me for always.

need to start taking pics of my layouts and put them up here but that will be another day.

 Merry Christmas and Happy New years!!! in case i don't write again before then.



Sunday, September 8, 2013

I dub thee Bubble..

I dub thee bubble! finally a name for at least one of my Filofaxes. And a worthy name at that.

   I once lived in a bubble where i could see nothing but good in the world though it was all in my imagination it was a happy bubble. some close thought that i needed more in my imaginary life so He decided to point out a few things that i was missing or not seeing in life. boy that was a harsh reality. Did you all already know that life wasn't all about me. well it took me a bit longer to realize it.
   So, this time my bubble isn't just in my head its all out in the open more so in my hands. This is were i connect the two,


my imagination and reality. Yes, if you are a bit weiry well I am too and would tell you to hold on tight. I truly just let it all out here for so many reasons
  1. because she is so pretty and you know she is.
  2. because i filled her will pretty blank and lined paper that i like to see and feel
  3. i let my feeling, questions, quotes that i like and work out my problems
  4. this color for me defines freedom for some reason more on that later I'm sure.
  5. There are no rules in this Filofax its just write what ever with what ever.
My bubble is a protective barrier against all negativity never to be busted again! This is a place of love that only i can experience and dwell in. I see people through this bubble which allows me to see the good in all. people  try to make me see outside the bubble and at times i may have to but i can always return to my bubble, full of fresh flowing waterfalls where all my ideas, thoughts and opinions are free to flow and gather in a safe pond that is surrounded by lush green grass that i lay down my words and breathe in my inspiration. My tree of grounded strength and shaded comfort flourishes my mind. This is a bug free paradise. Mistakes are not exsistant here. There is only new opportunities to explore, a new way of thinking or new path all together. creation is here and blossoms of ideas.The end does not reside here this is the never ending story.  The infinite where the imagination blossoms and is rejuvinated. the ulimate possibity of inspiration is here.
   I think i have found my muse! it's a place where all beauty and everything is one.  Everything is connected and space is infinate.
My bubble makes me happy and it is concrete. Planning is creat but wee all need a place to feel free and that is what my Filofax personal size finsbury in pink does for me. I hope this wasn't to bumpy of a ride.


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Oh Dakota are you ready for retirement or is this an open relationship?


planning will be post pond till tomorrow. do to feeling poopy this weekend. family has gone out to party with more family. so quiet time for me.
thinking about a few things lately like:
  • doing a giveaway on my youtube channel. 
  • writing about the new pink compact finsbury that should be here wednesday.
  • talking about fiskars awesome lifetime guarantee and the easy steps to getting a replacement.
  • making video on FF wallet and what is really needed in that FF
  • talking about the addiction Filofax is and how this is for the faint at heart. 
  • doing a video on my current set up
  • why i am upgrading to a purple malden that won't be here till mid august or so. uhh Dakota has served its purpose and how its time to release it back to the farm and let it graze. 
 Okay the thought of that hurt my heart. though the top ring is bothersome that its slightly open and won't aline right. Thinking that Franklin coveys rings are so much better than the Filofax but the color and texture wins out over the issue with the rings. though this is only my opinion and since I'm the one thats writing this I guess this is what counts. my experience through my eyes and experiences.

   My Dakota is the most beautiful color of maroon. The texture is smooth and the cover is stiff board a good solid writing surface. down fall is the strap if you try and straighten the strap it pulls apart. The to sides of leather it has slowly been pulling apart. so to preserve the strap you must tuck the starp under the cover in order to stay out of the way and not try and straighten it. Its a bad pattern for this filofax. If they would have sewn a seem along the edge of the strap it would have fixed this issue.

    My lovely Filofax friend (fff) has stuck along side me for six months she shows signs of living a full life. darkening around the edges. i find the rings are darkening the holes of the paper thinking this is do to the washi tape that has been used to cover up the Franklin covey pages that i have re punched to fit (maybe an allergic reaction).
 
Not sure what my plans are exactly for Dakota what do you do with something that you have had and intimit relationship with for six months.
Maybe this is just an excuse to make me feel better about putting out money for the purple lush malden A5 that i am waiting on. maybe we are just going through guilt because I let myself be tempted by that hunk of FiloCandy. yum yum gimme some.
    what ever the turn out I'm sure i have enough love to go around and maybe i am having  a Filogamist relationship more than one Filo at a time love them all for different reasons. on my honor i promise to be responsible and not leave filo baby's with out 2 parents. LMAO okay i crack myself up.
Thinking i should continue to write if for no other reason than just to make myself laugh. maybe share a laugh or maybe give you a reason to talk about how crazy i truly am. either way its a prompt to get some kind of opinion out in the open expressed and shared. that is the great thing about blogging its all the different opinions from so many different people with one thing in common the love of a Filofax.

okay so what i didnt fully expand on today will have to wait for a future post. everything comes with patience. 

pa·tience

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noun
1.
the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.
 thank you for stopping by and taking some of your time out to read what i have to say. I hope it wasnt time wasted and you have enjoyed your read. no spell checkers allowed here j/k. 
hope we meet again. bye for now.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Filofax-ing as I see it!!!



   So here is my latest craze. 

FILOFAX

 OMG!!!!!!! so lovely.



My mind is finally free and clear of worries.
WHY?  It seems the more I write my thoughts, moments, schedule,calls, appointments and plans the less mental clutter I have.  The more room I have to just linger in the present.  I tend to not stay focused because ideas come to me when ever they feel like, I have no control of it. my mind seems not wonder so much in conversations as much. not sure why but I think its because I'm finally being able to express myself in my Filofax. I write down the ideas as they come. so it helps me to be able to think and expand on an idea so I'm not always thinking about it. so I can stay more focused in conversations with people express myself  and listen to others as well. hummm, yeah that sounds about right. I have been developing confidence in planning, developing my process, in communicating with my family and getting my ideas out of my mouth instead of being so worried of saying the wrong things.


The feel of a Filofax. mentally and physically. My Dakota Filofax is awesome it is important to get a Planner that you enjoy and are happy with because it is your right hand man or woman, your go to guy or girl. where you store your story and information that you need when you need it. this is my best friend, that helps me be better for my family and be able to be present in the moment instead of thinking of a 101 things all the time and never just enjoying the movie, laughter of your children, or always being late for a birthday gift that you forgot to order because you didn't remember what they said they wanted, because you lost that post-it note you put it on that got lost in the house somewhere. phewww that needed to be said too. oopsies!!!!!! guess this filofax-ing is getting worse, or better, not sure yet.

Tabs are equal to the anatomy.  If things arent exactly the way It's suppose to be then things wont flow right. Its the way It needs to be in order for the process to work for me. I think that every Filofax has its own anatomy it must talk to us over time, together.  Not that i hear voices. yet... At first i believed that it would just come together because the tabs were their and the paper was their but it wasn't so.  it's taken time to get to the point that we can communicate this well. Take time to really understand my needs and so we start to merge into one.  

let my take a moment and tell you a lil story.  During a school day monday morning I set my Dakota down for a brief moment while I did my morning routine. In the middle of this routine checking on the children to make sure they are still getting themselves ready for school I glanced over at my Kota and it wasnt their. I thought that maybe i took it to the kitchen with me so, i let it go for the moment. the 30 minutes before we left i kind of glanced around for it. not thinking anything about it. because I tend to move things around quite a bit. We went about our day when i got home i started to make my breakfast and really lookinf for my Kota. ohhh my here came the panic. Ohh Kota where are you. looking around the house for it. after an hour with cold breakfast waiting for me and a picked up house I finally called husband. "husband, do you know where my Filofax is? ohh my goodness after a few threats to his night life and bad reception on his phone and a lot of denial he finally caved in. My husband thought it would be funny to hide my Dakota this morning. he found out the hard way you don't mess with my Kota. funny now but not then. He got a good laugh me after panic and putting my husband in his place who comes first the Filofax or the husband I was finally able to see the humor once I had it in my hands. I still owe him payback but not sure what yet.... any suggestions??? maybe i should remove the tires on his bike that would get him good. hehehe 

okay back onto the main subject. see focus focus focus.. I crack myself up heehee



my process of Filofax-ing. this has to be the verb of planning in a Filofax because the word planning  doesn't do it justice. the description of what planning in a Filofax does for my well being process. It's an experience, an intimate Date with my Dakota we touch and smells so elegant and i glare at it from across the table ok in front of me. eye candy at the ends of my finger tips, okay i guess that would be finger candy???. this is a sick relationship i have. So when it starts to get a little bulky i help it get slim again. it doesn't get offended by the things I say. It lets me help get it to where we need to be so we can continue in life in perfect harmony. This must be the best relationship I could ever hope for. It takes everything I have to give and doesn't ask for more which makes me want to give more. Post- it notes, new pens, tabs, stickers ohh my.. The adventures we go on we aren't afraid to try new things. we try and if we fail we have the experience that we have shared and continue on to new adventures. we reminisce on what use to be and appreciate where we are now. Kota we have come so far ( sigh).  My husband is jealous of our relationship and asks for time but we cant seem to schedule him in to the right slot yet so we will have to work on accommodating  our time better its only for the weekends maybe some late nights after you have gone to bed. shhhh I know seperation anxiety but its only for a little while then, we can be together again LMAO..... sorry i wondered off again...
did i mention its a sick relationship

hope you caught a glimps of what it means to me to have a relationship with my 1st Filofax. though i have bought a Holborn (possible holly or ??) personal size in brown and love it, I haven't developed the relationship with it quite yet but it'll come. every good thing takes time.. 


Thank you for your time and i hope you enjoyed reading
 until next time.. 
have a blessed day 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

what have I been up to lately.... humm

So, sitting here lately thinking about my blog and why haven't i posted? I figured why would people want to know about my non arting projects. why would I write about how I have been De-cluttering my home now that our home isn't full of kids running around and tugging at me for everything. why would I write about how I self analyze   myself on everything I do and say. why would I blog about my children being  so stinkin awesome that in August my son earned student of the month

and in October my daughter earned student of the month too.


 Then i thought to my self? I said "SELF, why not". why not write about my life and what I go through in a day. its my blog a blog I started so I would share my Art/ crafting because art is only art if some one likes it. someone other than myself right! or so I've been told. God has created wonderful moments in my life that I feel that are important enough to share. why not share some of God's creations that he has allowed me to experience.
     So, If i lose some followers well than that's okay too. But if you stick around I suppose I will be blogging about all sorts of stuff. Like ohhh wait Katie's World. hum wonder where that came from. :)
                   who comes up with this stuff its brilliant. hehe 
                    let  me share some of my life here for a moment.

On to the latest and greatest project.  I have been working on my planner. I have had a home control journal that i found to be very useful. had all my information in it so made for a quick reference to get to when i needed this info. But, i have been wanting something a little more portable so husband gave me his old Franklin Covey planner its black and not very pretty but its a starting point. truly i just wanted to use a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch binder that i had but husband didn't want to give that up so I just accepted his generosity and started my planner.  I had to stick to the purpose of the binder and not how it looks. sighing a deep breath. so I started with the left over papers he had in their which so didn't suit my needs. No problem I can so whip up a few calendars off the computer like I did for my old 8 1/2 x 11 inch binder but I really wanted something cute but was willing to deal with what I can do. that's right i broke down and bought a spiral binder and had to only alter it by one hole right in the middle luckily the planner fit right into my  FC day planner.  
Ohh instantly I started to fall in love. how could it get any better than a cute lil calendar with pretty colors. oh it got so much better. after looking at tons of videos and blogs I came across this one blog she basicly said work it to suit my needs. so, i started to analyze myself and how i wrote my notes what is my process. I looked back in to a few of my binders and figuring out how i write my lists, yup thats right it was a hot mess. yes i said hot. 
ouch caliente hot
lol

I played a bit with the ms word and came up with a few different styles.  i found one that finally i really enjoyed. I place my daily sheet on one page on the right side and cut slits in the holes so its easier to place in and out of planner. I used the little pocket place holder for my routines and weekly plan to make it easier to look at so i don't forget. because my biggest issue in life is being forgetful. if i write it all down its saved some place. 
then, i have the to-do's tab which all sorts of lists are place in there. things to buy for me my family, grocery lists. 

after that i have the notes: tab where her everything goes. my thoughts projects i consider this my launch pad for the rest of the planner. this is where I write it all out and work it out then disperse the information to the correct tabs later. I also use this for a diary kinda space. I use the back of the daily sheet to write things of the day in really. 

then the school bus tab: that have info of the bus and classes 

I am also wanting to put a personal family info tab or something so i can have the med refills, dr. appt. and medical/ health stuff in this section for easy planning. cause really who can remember this kinda stuff. that's right NOT me. 
then i have the a-z tabs in the back i use it for numbers bills and stuff that i feel i should hold on to but if i realize that I'm not using it. I think I will remove that section. 

lastly i have a pocket in back that has stamps and my password booklet that i made. fits perfectly not bulky at all
and a pad of paper that sits in the back pocket but every time I use those paper is a guilt feeling so i just cut 8 1/2 x 11 paper in half, hole punched it and put in the notes section. so i can have my guilt free paper. to do with as I please. 

so this has been my main project for a while know and this is what has been keeping me busy. plus life with family and cleaning and tossing of stuff. because why should I surround myself with things that don't make me feel good or happy. All around me is negativity and my plan is to keep that out of my home as much as possible. I found by doing this our home feels lighter more welcoming. I am putting things around the house that  make me smile bring me up not down. like the picture of my mother on front of my old control journal is no longer with me and I have no guilt over it only happy thoughts. this is my bubble and negativity isn't welcomed here. 

If you read all of this, sorry for the long post but i had to post something and since this planner and issues is what is making me happy right know in my life I had to share. 
have a blessed week, blog atcha soon.






Saturday, September 29, 2012

Hi All,
 here lately i haven't worked anything crafty really but been working on organizing my home since the kids are all finally in school and i have time to get things done. I am able to throw out the stuff they would never let me, but i know they will never miss.

I have also been getting to know a special person a lot better. Feels like I'm back in elemetry school and just found a new friend she is my new bff. virtual skipping and sharing our ice cream together. I was lerry about having a close virtual friend but she is pretty cool and we have things in common and learn other things from each other. Its a special relationship sharing the things we enjoy together even if it is on line. TY for being yourself with me and sharing these awesome times together.

I have also lost a virtual friend. she just up and left without a word and no response but like most things it wasn't meant to last, but nice while it lasted. I suppose our differences couldn't be handled by her and out similarities weren't strong enough to keep us at least talking. either way it was nice while it lasted. thanks

know since things are calm in my home I plan on reading a book. uhh ohh watch out getting some reading done in years, could be dangerous may just learn something. all excited to spend some time reading its been awhile with a book.

And my big project is up dating my home journal, where i have my home information organized but flipping through that lately I have realize it needed to be updated I had some stuff in there from 10 years ago how crazy is that. like the appointment card from my sons last prenatal appointment that was so stinking awesomeo to find because that was also the same day he was born.
needless to say my planner needs to be updated and revised so that is a chore in itself. i promise not to get all crazy with it though. I will not try and make it perfect for my life is imperfect but the best life i could have. filled with love for family and love in return from the people that matter. I am a blessed woman and I will appreciate every moment the best i can.

well enough about that you all have a great day and will be around in the chats and streams and the all new facebook. cause my ustream family has been a bit neglected but i will try and make up for that. soon?.

thank you for stopping by hope I haven't board you to much have a blessed day



Sunday, September 2, 2012

So here lately i have been working on a few layouts. trying to get caught up. I have realized that the way i feel at that moment affects my LO's. 
Hi my name is Katie and i am an emotional scrapbooker. 
LOL, yes i am an almond joy candy bar = nuts 
I have completed 4 in one day when I'm in a bad mood. 
so I looked back at them and realized they are plain. I am ok with plain LO's and It's okay for my scrapbook to be about me since the kids will see these books later and see me in these pages. 





did i mention that i am ok with plain LO's (so want to add more to these know)


here are some plain layouts.

plain and simple but it gets the job done. 
hope you like!! every LO doesn't have to be a superstar. 
wait till i start merging project life with the layout inserts.
later!

Ohhh wait did i mention this is all UIU. I am using up all my stash and will continue to use up all my stash.