Back at it

Every year I have the best of intentions with regard to this poor little blog. 2015 is no exception.

In retrospect, 2014 was a bit of a roller coaster for me. There were as many high points as low.

There were swells of creativity and lulls where I couldn’t manage to put a speck of color on a page or canvas. One constant throughout the year?… lots of new products to use and new projects to embark on.

One I’m really looking forward to is utilizing my beloved Filofax. I’ve used the same personal sized Filofax for years and actually have a few of them. Two in particular that I’ll be getting what I hope will be a lot of use out of are my tried and true baby blue leather cross stitched and my navy and chartreuse Apex planners.


Both are the personal size to I could conceivably pop one or both of them in my bag, and that’s actually part of the plan. I will likely keep the Cross for my day-to-day Filofaxing (yes, it’s a real thing!) and the Apex will be my creative go-to for ideas, swatches, inventory lists, wants and needs.

Thankfully I’m not alone in the Filofaxing endeavor. My friend Jean (check her out on Instagram… @onegirlouta6) is as knee-deep in it as I am. There are dashboards, dividers and quotes to be made and displayed. It’s really great to have someone as paper crazy as I am to bounce ideas off and validate the purchase of a pen that writes on washi tape, plastic and glass. She’s gets it, and I love her for that… and our shared love of Trader Joe’s pomegranate limeade and coconut rum, spicy shrimp sushi and Roxy’s Grilled Cheese! [Side note: If you haven’t had a Green Monstah from Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, make it a point to find their food truck and indulge. You won’t be sorry!]


I’ve also bitten the bullet and subscribed to Studio Calico’s Project Life kits. I’m hoping that, since this system is supposed to be simple and easy, I’ll actually take more photos and get them in my beautiful new wood grain fabric handbook.

Isn’t it so pretty?!


Studio Calico Wood Grain Handbook