Monday, December 30, 2013

My Week #52

I hope everyone had a super wonderful Christmas! Mine was full of family, old friends, fun and blessings!!!

Here's how my week turned out!

I'm still in love with my Piaric WO2P Inserts!

Here's my decoration for Week 1. I flew in super late last night and wasn't feeling super creative, but the OCD in me wont let me write on my pages until they are decorated. #weirdo

My good friend Joie bought me a a huge pack of deco tape! I think there are about 30 in there. (I should of taken a pic but I did vlog about it last night so it will be on the Dec. 29th vlog)

I also kept it pretty simple in my A5 also.

Happy Planning!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

My Week #52 Layout

Merry Christmas! Better late than never!

Surprise I went with a Christmas theme in my  A5 and Personal size!

I was super tried and forgot to put some red washi tape on the 2nd page :( Oppss (I fixed it)

Merry Christmas!


Video! A Look Inside my new Purple Malden Filofax!

Monday, December 16, 2013

My Week #50

Hello beautiful Filofaxer's!  Here's a look at My Week #50! My new inserts don't tell me what week it so I'm starting to get confused (doesn't take much, especially on a Monday morning)

I love those stickers!!! I almost used them again for this week! Last week was kind of blah. I also eat a ton of crap last week. I started jotting down where I ate dinner. I also didn't fullfil my goal of 3 Just Dance Wii Workouts and 3 Rosetta Stone sessions. :(

Here's a look at my layouts for this week.

Personal Size Purple Malden

You would think that I only one thin pink and purple washi tape but those are just my favorite colors.

A5 Deep Pink Calipso

P.S. I'm slowing getting my new YouTube channel back on track. Right now I'm in the process of reuploading all 250+ of my daily vlogs. I've literally been uploading since Thursday (today is Monday) As soon as i'm done uploading I will begin to post new vlogs. You can find me on YouTube JustagirlTV:) 
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Filofax Finance Pages

I will be honest when it comes to money, I'm really really good at spending it. I seriously lack discipline when it comes to keep track of my money and staying on a budget because it's not fun.
I've seen the Filofax Finance Tracking Inserts online and I've been curious about them, but not curious enough to invest in them. I was super surprised when my Malden arrived with not only a Cream colored Finance tab but also with some Finance Tracking sheets.
I think I've used every app on the planet to try to keep track of my finances. My bank,, and probably more. I've also tried using the mobile apps and I just dont keep up with it.

I've decided to give the Finance inserts in my Filofax a whirl. I really need a reality check about where my money is going. I know how much is coming in, but I often am in denial about it's outgoings. I'm going to force myself to keep track of everything I spend for 30 days. I also have another reason to open my Filofax and write something down .

I'm not setting it up like a typical checkbook. Right now I don't care so much about my balance. I want to know what I'm blowing money on so I can start to cut back. I think my biggest expense is dinner. :( I was looking back at what I had for dinner the past 2 1/2 weeks and I've eaten out every night! Which is really bad. Some argue that its super expensive, but I'm one person. I always order something that will have leftovers so I can eat it for lunch the next day or even two days. I don't really go grocery shopping much so I'm not eating out and buying groceries.  I also hate making my lunch everyday so I love opening a take out container and plopping it into a Gladware bowl and keeping it moving! I think I also eat out alot because I go with my BFF and I figure why rush home to an empty apartment. My mother says that I should #YOLO while I'm still free.
I have no idea why I just wrote an entire paragraph about food. ...

I'm going to do my best to stick to this for one month and try to make it a habit. I will report back to see how I'm doing. Wish me luck and SAVINGS!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Banned from YouTube!

I'm banned from YouTube! I went to upload my daily vlog Friday night and my YouTube page said ACCOUNT SUSPENDED! WTF!

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Everything is gone from my account! Every video that I've posted is gone. Luckily I back up all of my vlogs to an external hard drive so I still have them. All of my history, playlists, and favorites are GONE! I've searched for different ways to get my account back. I filled out useless online forms that generate the same lame reply. Do any humans work for YouTube? 

Until I can sort this out my channel is on pause. I'm still recording daily vlogs and Filofax videos. I just have no where to put them. 

I also don't understand why I'm prohibited from accessing, possessing or creating any other YouTube accounts. Are you kidding me! I barely watch TV anymore. So I've been accessing from another account. I'm not sure if I want to reload everything there and risk getting shut down again. 

I was so surprised by the number of people who tweeted @Youtube asking them to reinstate my account. 

When I figure out what I'm doing to do I promise to update you. I'm going to end it here before I get upset again and go into a childish full on temper tantrum. 

If your wondering why I'm banned. I think it has to do with an incident that took place over the summer. My channel was botted. Some spammer or machine viewed a handful of my video's 1,000's of times one video had over 10,000 views. YouTube figured out that those weren't legit views because it happened quickly within the span of a few hours and the countries where the views came from were inconsistent with where my views usually come from. This resulted in strikes against my account. I did not bot my own channel but "I'm responsible for everything that happens on my channel (bots, spammers etc), according to YouTube. I also had a copyright issue from my friends wedding but I acknowledged it, removed that video and re uploaded it. 

If anyone knows how to get in touch with YouTube, please let me know. 



My Week #51

I hope everyone had a fabulous week! Here's how my week turned out. I'm still loving my Piaric inserts.

Welcome to the Kawaii Zoo

I also received my dream Filofax this week. My Purple Malden! Her name is Verruca Salt because she's a brat! I also acted like a brat while trying to hunt her down and make her mine. I will do a more detailed post on her.

Here are my layouts for this week. I reverted back to pink in my Personal Filofax.

Aren't those the cutest stickers ever?

I'm not feeling my A5 layout, but it's Hello Kitty so it wont be too hard to just deal with it.

Have a great week and Happy Planning!
Thursday, December 5, 2013

I Had A Purple Malden..

So finally after all of the waiting, changed ETAs and backorders my dream Filofax came from Gold Spot Pens! I was so excited that I literally ran home on my lunch break to pick her up because I didn't want Ms. Verrcua Salt sitting outside all alone under my welcome mat (my FedEx person is weird they put packages under the welcome mat which doesn't hide anything because there's a huge hump). I rushed back to the office and opened her up and I noticed right away that the rings were open. I didn't fret to much because I was happy and excited. I decided to start moving in  ASAP.

When I closed the rings I noticed that two of the rings had a slight gap. I asked my co-worker and she said she couldn't see it. I posted it on the Philofaxy group on Facebook and the comments came pouring in. I wasn't crazy there was a gap, sent a pic to a friend back home and even with his untrained Filo eye he noticed the gap.

I called Gold Spot right away and discussed it with their Customer Service rep. She assured me that they double and triple check all the Filo's before they go out and that she can't understand how it arrived with the rings open. We agreed on doing an exchange and they emailed me a return label right away. When I got home I tried to "work" the rings by opening and closing the rings a few times and that didn't help at all. :(
So back in the box she went. I shipped her back this morning. Then I was thinking to myself. I don't want to wait to do an exchange. I want my Purple Malden NOW! It's Christmas! (I know it's not Christmas exactly but it's December). So I called Gold Spot again and was able to pay for a new one and I got OVER NIGHT SHIPPING!! To my work address so no package chasing will be involved. Asha at Gold Spot was super nice and helpful. She understands that the Purple Malden is my Golden Egg (that's why her name will be Verruca Salt).
Hopefully she will arrive at my desk tomorrow morning unharmed and with perfect rings. The Purple Maldens are hard to get and almost everyone who has one is already out of stock.


P.S. If you don't get the Verruca Salt reference, she's the brat from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. When I was small that was my nickname because I used to dance around my parents and say I want a [insert want] and I want it now! I probably was still am a bad egg!

Monday, December 2, 2013

My Week #48 - Still Mad About Turkey Stickers

Of course I found some Turkey stickers at Target after my no turkey sticker rant. I just realized that I should have bought them and stashed them for next year.. Oh well.. So this is how my week turned out. It was a bit of a slacker week.... All that blank space on Monday makes me feel like I need to do better. I also started writing down where I ate dinner. Its a baby step to a keeping a food journal, and a reminder to maybe try this knew idea called EATING AT HOME! In the last 14 days I've had dinner at home ZERO times. I don't think it's less expensive to eat at home because I pretty much stopped buying a lot of dinner groceries and I always have leftovers for lunch the next day. It's like winning twice. I also don't have to wash pots and pans so I'm saving the earth. Luckily I live alone so I'm not neglecting anyone...#singlegirlproblems

Oh I work in the medical industry a few people asked if I was okay because it say's follow up with Dr. Xyz multiple times on various days. Those are work reminders. :) 

I went for a Jungle theme in my Personal Size Filofax this week. I'm not too happy with it. I need to change up my style and step out of the box a bit.

I also did a random Cupcake thing in my A5. The WO2P in my A5 is my gratitude journal.

I also decided that I'm doing Christmas this year. Don't ask, just go with it. So I attempted to theme out my A5 MO2P calendar with some Holiday Cheer :)

And of my Personal Size

That's a lot of decorating! I also got some new inserts from Piaric and I'm in love. I swear they feel like buttah! I will dedicate a post with more detail this week.

I have to re film my updated A5 video. Once edited it just wont render >_< I detest, filming things twice. I do vlog everyday. So if your ever really bored and want to watch me dance around my apartment feel free to stop by! There's a link on the sidebar on the left. I usually decorate on Sundays and try to film my process. I would love to make legit decoration videos but I have no clue how to set up my camera to point down on my table.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Washi Tape Problems

I'm going to be 100% honest. A few months ago I didn't really know much about washi tape. I've seen it affixed to packages and I've always wondered where to get it from. I chalked it up to it being something only the cool kids in Japan could get. All I ever owned prior to my madness was two small rolls of deco tape received from a friend oversees.
Then when I started to become more curious about how to decorate my FiloFax pages, I started seeing it everywhere. It like stalked my life, I decided that I had to have them all.... In less than a month. I went from two very small rolls to this.

Compulsive Much?
35 ROLLS OF PATTERNED WASHI TAPE!!! 23 ROLLS OF THIN SOLID COLORS!!! The worst part is I took those pictures a few days ago so go ahead and add 5 or 6 more to the count.

I do my best to grab rolls that are on sale..Or to use a coupon.  The sad part is that I still want MORE..There's so many possibilities, patterns, width, patterns! I see other peoples layouts and I get all washi envious. I'm grateful for what I have and the compulsion needs to stop. I'm on an official washi tape NO BUY. Except for maybe 2 Christmas themed ones....

How do I store them? It's quite sad how I store them. At first they lived in a regular sized zip loc bag. That lasted for about 3 days and I had to upgrade bag sizes. I like to work on my decoration projects during my breaks and lunch at work so for now I keep using the bag system because it's portable. I can just sneak them in my work tote. I've been busted and its really weird trying to explain why I have 40 rolls of "weird tape" showing in my open work tote.

I keep the solids and patterns separated. I'm not sure if that's considered racist or not...

I've recently made my own washi tape "reference" sheets in my Filofax because I've caught myself buying duplicates. >_<  It's not my fault I buy things in my sleep... I seriously do. I get packages and I have no recollection of ordering the item. Or I get a confirmation email from Etsy or Amazon and I'm like "huh"?

I also think that decoration my Filofax helps me actually use it and look forward to using it, I think I've said it before but I prefer to look at cute things :)

I started out doing the solid ones on the back of a divider in Dulce (my personal sized Raspberry Saffiano, but then I realized that if I want to switch out my dividers I'm screwed so I decided to do the rest on regular Filofax note paper. I'm not to worried about buying dupes of the solid colors because I pretty much that I own almost every basic color.

I also wanted to do them in color order or sort them in an organized way but I realized that wont work because as I acquire more it will be a pain to keep them sorted.

I think these are my top favs!
I don't like the Deco tapes from the Scotch Brand :( It's colored tape it also has a weird texture, not wahsi tape but kinda like deco plastic tape.. I only have errmm 3 the solid pink at the bottom, the 3rd one down with the circles and a solid purple color.

Solid Washi Rainbow

So that's my collection/compulsion/confession... I'm really not buying any more for a while. Unless its a present from me to me, because presents don't count!


Thankful Thursday ~ Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! I will be spending the day in comfy clothes and hanging around the house. Then off to dinner with the strays :) We call ourselves the strays because our immediate families are not close by. Were like stray wild alley cats! Ok not really... We are thinking about starting a band. None of us can do anything band related but in my mind we would look kick ass!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

My Week #47

I just realized that I'm late with my Week #47 post! I think I got confused because I posted my layout for this week.

Overall it was a pretty good week :) As you can see instead of focusing I just doodled the work FOCUS *fail*. It's the thought that counts, right?

I started writing in where I ate dinner. I need to write what I ate. I'm starting to feel "puffy". I need to cut back.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Week #48 Layouts - No Dang Turkey Stickers!

Happy Monday *blah* So I pretty much drove myself crazy trying to find Turkey stickers. Yes turkey stickers. It's Thanksgiving this week and Filofax Washi Deco Jesus would be angry with me if I didn't decorate properly. Then I realized that there is so such thing as Filofax Washi Deco Jesus, it's okay that every store in a 20 mile radius doesn't have any damn Turkey stickers, and that I don't even like Thanksgiving that much. Actually I do, but not in the traditional sense. Thanksgiving is LAZY day for me and  there's usually no Turkey involved. :) I sleep in super late. Then I go back to bed and take a nap because sleeping in is tiring. Then I text the BFF, we decide what movie we want to see and figure out what restaurants are open. Then we stuff our faces at the movies then go to dinner. My Thanksgiving outfit usually consists of my finest yoga pants, (usually the black ones that say XOXO in glitter on the bum (my way of telling the world to kiss it), sneakers, no hair and no makeup.... I love lazy day!!!
People always seem to feel bad for me because I don't fly home for Thanksgiving.  I love my parents to death but it's not worth it to fly home to eat dinner! Especially because I fly home for Christmas (you get presents and dinner on Christmas!). My coworkers and friends try to adopt me and ask me to break bread with their family, which its super sweet.I have family here and I love them also, but lazy Thanksgiving Day is a tradition that I love and don't plan on giving up anytime soon. I just can't get with all the fuss, and stress that comes along with dinner! I don't do Black Friday. I tried one year. I went to Brandsmart USA and I literally had a panic attack because it was so crowded. Then I couldn't get out because it was so crowded which led to being taken out by security. There's nothing I want that bad this year... Well maybe a Purple Personal Size Malden.

So I've blabbed enough, but that's what I do. I run my mouth.... Here's my none Turkey Sticker layout. I also drove myself crazy searching for "Thanksgiving" washi tape. the Orange Dot Clear Deco tape from Smashbook was the best I was able to do.

We will call this weeks theme "Harvest"..... I don't know why my pictures came out super craptastic :(


Personal Sized


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thankful Thursdays - Getting It together

Besides being super grateful that the weekend is so close. I'm grateful for discovering Filofax and all of the great organizational ideas that I've found from within the Filofax community. I've honestly been trying to get my ish together but I'm honestly so full of ideas and intentions and the follow through FAILS! I'm super scatter brained because I'm always thinking 90,000 thoughts at the same time.

My Personal Assistants & Brain Savers Cali & Dulce

Since I've settled into my Filofax I have a place to corral all of my thoughts. From getting this blog back up  to completing the smallest do-do list. Things are getting done now! Before I just used a sticky note app on my phone but I pretty much ignored the notes on my home screen.Personalizing and decorating my planner is what I have to do to make it the most useful to me. Who doesn't like to look at cute things? Since I'm looking at it all the time I'm seeing what I wrote and getting things done. It's becoming a part of my daily routine.

I'm still a little all over the place and I don't think that will change. By nature I'm a dreamer and I thrive when I have a lot going on. When I'm bored I feel like life is over!
I still have a lot of work to do on the inside but I feel like everything is falling into place and for that I'm very grateful.
I've even started journaling again. In my A5. Everyday I write down the Peak of my day and the Pit of my day and five things. That I'm grateful for. I think it will be fun to look back at the pages and see that I was thankful for grilled cheese and pickles on Nov. 19th :) I use the Week on Two Page diary to do this.

I was trying to sync my WO2P between booth books and it was overwhelming and unnecessary for me since my A5 stays home. I do sync my Month on Two Page Grid Calendar. I also decorate color lined A5 paper to encourage myself to journal. I've caught myself journaling a lot in my Personal Size Filofax and that made me nervous so every few days I take those pages out and stick them in my journal section in my A5 and use washi tape. If it's a two sider mega saga rant I just run the tape along the edge so I can turn the page.

I can't tell you all of my secrets :)


P.S. I really am a mess. I found a box of Lucky Charms in my fridge and my Brita Water Pitcher in the pantry. Sad part I wasn't too surprised... Truth, when I can't find something it's usually in my fridge or pantry... Weirder part I don't spend a lot of time in the kitchen.. If you ask me for a fork I will open three drawers before I can find one.  *le sigh*....

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Week #47 Layouts Korean Diary Stickers & Cupcakes!

Hi, I want to share my layouts for this upcoming week for both of my planners.

Decorating relaxes me, and makes me actually want to use my planners. I think I just really love washi tape. :)

Personal Size

I received this super kawaii Korean Diary Stickers from my friend in a RAK and I couldn't wait to use them. I had a cupcake theme in mind but as soon as I saw these, I was like what cupcakes? I find that punching a small piece of paper helps me keep track of little reminders and To-Dos. Meaning I can't ignore them because they are in my face!


As of now my WO2P are designed by me. I bought a ream of pastel paper from Office Depot and used my paper cutter and slapped washi tape and stickers to make it look legit.

I fail at printing out printables. They never come out right. I even bought the Filofax Software and it does not agree with my janky printer. *le sigh* So until my Piaric inserts arrive I will just do my own thing old school style.

So I used my cupcakes in my A5 :) I've been using my A5 more as a journal. I list the Pit of my day then the Peak of my day and five things that I'm grateful for. I'm using participating in the 365/30 List Challenge but I'm super behind. 

I hope everyone has the best week ever!


Video- Filofax Personal Saffiano Update Sections & Brain Dumping


Sunday, November 17, 2013

My Week #46 - Feeling Fruity

I hope everyone had a great week! Is anyone looking forward to Thanksgiving just to have a day off to relax?

So this is how my week turned out. It wasn't a super busy week. I did lose focus professionally. So this week I'm trying to amp myself up to blow it out of the water. A huge part of my job is Pharma Sales (yes, I'm a drug dealer) and its a stinky time of year for that. So I need to set some goals and work hard to meet them.

I guess I was feeling fruity this week :)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thankful Thursdays

There are so many things that I’m thankful for right now that I will just keep it to one.. I’m most thankful for my parents. They've given me everything I could have ever asked for and so much more. I’m grateful for the things they've sacrificed to give me a good life. I’m sure they could of gone on a zillion nice vacations or saved up more money for their selves but they choose to support my education from the time I was 2 ½ years old through college. They could of sent me to Public School, but they choose to invest in my future.  

They chose to be understand and caring when I went through my ummm, “difficult phases” my “selfish teenager phase” and my “I’m a grown woman I can do what I want phase”… So glad those little phases are over. I think I've reverted to some weird adult “I want my Mommy & Daddy phase”…

I highly doubt they are reading this but if they are. I’m THANKFUL FOR YOU!!!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Introducing Ms. Cali My New Calipso Deep Pink A5 Filofax

So I thought I would share Cali in her “original state” before I completely move in and settle down with her. She’s an A5 Calipso in Deep Pink and she’s beautiful. I literally grabbed her at Paradise Pen at the Lenox Square Mall in Atlanta, GA. 

The super nice sales girl wrapped her carefully in tissue paper. 

She was on sale which means zero guilt for me. If something is 1% off it makes me feel guiltless. 

I love the texture of the strap it makes me feel fancy. I pretend that it's gator :)
Yeah, she's a boss!

She has 6 credit card/business card slots. I put my business card in there because I run this show. I also put my Hyatt Gold Passport card in there because it's gold and it came in the mail that day. Gold = Fancy. Also, back in September I stayed at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Miami and that trip meant a lot to me. So when I see the card it reminds me that dreams do come true and that when I grow up I can live in the Downtown Miami Hyatt Regency on the Concierge Level (23rd & 25th floor). I asked, it's not cheap but it's possible. I also fell in love in Miami (Yes, I'm in love with a city). Hopefully in a year or so I will become a resident of North Cuba. :) I speak Spanish so the language thing is not a big deal for me at all. Being down there and actually having a chance to speak Spanish again was better then lame Rosetta Stone.

How can you not love a place where mannequins have implants!

Selfies with Palm Trees

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I put some work order forms in the secretarial pocket. I'm going to punch holes in them and shove them in the back. A huge part of my job is sales and I need to make sure that I always have order forms on me. In case a client calls. I think they have radar because they always call when I'm in the car, shower not at work.

I love the Filofax multi color cover page. I have a fly leaf on top but I had to remove it because it was reflecting light during our photo session.
Looks like an Island Carnival!
I already started making dividers for her.I'm not 100% sure if I love the paper but that's the beauty of DYI inserts. They cost next to nothing so I wont feel guilty when I change them. 

I went with a dot, stripe, chevron remix :)
I need to find the perfect paper for custom inserts.

October seriously sucks for being new to Filofax and Planners. All the retailers have already sent back their 2013 inserts. :(
So I ended up doing my own thing for my MO2P Calendar Pages, some blank Filofax paper and some super thin Sharpie Markers. The bleed through is no joke. I should have known better.

I'm also not a fan of this MO2P layout. It reminds me of an appointment book. It wont work for me. Luckily I found some cheap 2013 MO2P on Ebay. I don't have the patience to sit and make my own. 

These are the dividers she came with. The colors are nice but not so much for me. So they will serve as templates. 

She came with a zip pocket in the back. As you can see I'm not sure what I want to put in there yet. 

So that's really it for now. With Cali. She's going to be my home Filofax. I plan on using her for my schedule (I will keep her synced with Demaris calendar wise) Home related To-Do's aka Apartment Projects, Notes, 365/30 Journal, Secret Keeper, BFF :) 

I also realized that she's not super heavy in my purse. I carried her on some errands as an experiment. I do prefer to keep Dulce in my purse as my go to PA (personal assistant). I've been bringing both her and Dulce to work with me. I don't think she's ready to be home alone yet. I also like to bring her so I can "work" on her during my breaks and lunch. 

Super Secret travelling stash bag. Shhhhh

I will update more as I move in. I want to take my time and get everything just right. I rushed setting up Dulce because I was so excited and I've ended up having to do things twice which is no fun. 

Dulce felt left out of this post so I had to include her. She was under the impression that she was going to be an only child like her mother. :) 

I also learned what not to have so much dang planner envy. I feel like everyone has better layouts, cuter washi tapes, better stickers, awesome sections. Then I realized that just like people all planners are different and we are all awesome in our own unique way.