Thursday, July 25, 2013

Saffiano Personal Review

I recently ordered the Aqua Personal Saffiano from Filofax Norway and it arrived 3 work days later.

It was wrapped in what seems to be the new "box", a plastic sleeve. I had to wait a while to actually open it and "play" with it, but I got time this morning to take some pictures of it.

The facts:
Rings are 23 mm.
Size is 135mm x 190mm x 35mm.
Came with a 2013/2014 diary (starting July 2013).
I even got a top opening envelope (I think different "shops" have different stuff they put in as standard, did not get any extras envelopes with the others).

Left no flash.
Right with flash.

Not too sure if i like the lined WOTP or not. I think I'll find these cluttered and confusing when using my colored frixion pens. Perhaps I'll switch these out with the ones in my Compact..
I love the norwegian/swedish info pages though.

It came with the blue/aqua dividers. Nice colours, but a bit boring so these will have to be replaced with something more Me.

Not lying flat, but I have a feeling it will when I've filled her up and she's been used a bit.

This is ONE of the main features I wanted in my personal binder. The notepad "pocket"!!
 I love having somewhere to write down a quick note or important stuff and then sort it into the right spot later. This will help!

The pen loop is elastic and the strap is long enough to stuff this baby to the max.

3 card pockets on the left side and a big "pocket" to stuff your phone, stickers or whatever in.


 Compared to the A5 Calipso. Perfect!!


And then alongside the compact Calipso

 And then a few family pictures for you to enjoy. I love my colours :)

So far I love everything about it except that when I open it the fabric on the closure flap wrinkles.
 I've been opening it by pulling the flap from the side (or top of it actually) that way I am not noticing any creasing so I like that better. The binder feels "puffy" and I like it. The rings might not be the best, my Calipso A5 has better ones. But until there is an actual problem with them I see no harm in using it. If they end up bugging me and messing up my papers I'll give Filofax a call and ask for their help. 

Thank you for reading my "yet another blog post about the Saffiano" :) Have a good day!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Aqua Saffiano Filofax

I couldn't resist it any longer.
I wanted a personal sized filofax that would hold a little more than my compact one.
And I wanted something non-leather so that it could handle being tossed about in my handbag.
Now it's on is way home and hopefully she'll be here within the next week.
Stay tuned for a review!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Coming this fall - review of Organised-Mum Life Book

I've purchased the Organised Mum Life Book (A5 size) and intend to cut and punch them to fit into my A5 filofax. Not quite sure how it will turn out and if I will be able to pull it off, but I intend to give it a try. I love the layout of their pages and wish they would make the Life Book or Family Life Book in loose leaf refill, but until they do I'll try to make my own arragement by cutting and punching.

I love the fact that the pages are already decorated with a washi tape looking border and the tear out shopping list/things to do sections on the weekly pages are awesome. I can't wait for mid August to come so I can't start testing them out.

Until then, here are some sneak peeks on how the pages looks.

All the goodies that arrived in my package.

The Life Book front cover (in plastic wrapper)

First page information sheet

I love these pages "weekly routines", will come in handy when my son starts daycare in August.

Year at a glance both this year and the next.

Week on two pages with a handy shopping list and to do/important tear outs.

Notes and divider. Monthly planning pages (love these just by looking at them).

Look at the cute decorative border on the top and bottom!

Monthly notes and to do's between the monthly pages.

Budget pages for each month!

Christmas! (only 6 months or so to go)

No more worrying about getting the christmas cards sent or the gifts bought.


Thoughts and plans. Great for noting down ones goals and wishes.

Clear page marker (2 of these).

Pocket for stickers and address book, no need to rewrite every address each year!

Calipso "Bright Blue" vs Essie "Aruba Blue"

The thing about buying filofax planners online is that you're very dependant on how your computer screen shows the color. Is it the true color of the filofax or is it a bit lighter or a bit darker? Well, someone asked me if the blue Calipso was really that blue and i tried to come up with a way to show just how bright blue it is. 
I ended up using my Essie nail polish bottles as a color referance. It was the only blue i had that would match and that also is available online and therefore would give a good color reference.

 Sorry for the overload of blue, but this is the best way I can think of to show you just how bright the blue is.