The Crazy Suburban Mom: 2011-12-18

Friday, December 23, 2011

Stuck on my Filofax

All you really need to plan your day is a pen and a Filofax...

lined todo

... but...

...a Filofax, pen, colored pencils, highlighters, and an obscene amount of stickers makes mundane chores tolerable.  Perhaps dare I say, fun?

The girly falala and bits of glitter make me happy.

A5 filofax to do list

I've always needed an Office-Supply 12-step program but getting a Filofax kicked that chestnut into orbit.

I've seen a similar obsessiveness about Filofaxes and stickers slash pens slash office supplies slash ad infinitum amongst others who do Filoblogging so figure I'll do my part and show a little sticker porn  for the Stationary Addicted. 

urgent sticker

The urgent sticker is from this little booklet.

The stickers are graphic and attractive (no glitter or tiaras or anything), functional I'd call them.  I got them locally but they are available online from See Jane Work.  They cost $7.50 for 288 stickers


These reinforcements are by Girl Of All Work, in Frolic.  They are called page dots and you get 144 cheerful ooops-fixing cuties in a little box, 3 designs.   They cost $5.25, a total bargain.


Recently, I changed my top tabs from words to puffy stickers. The tabs were small and hard to write on; I did it anyway and then it was unreadable.  The stickers work really well for me and it's fun.  These stickers...

came from Kawaii Tokyo.  She's in Japan, is so nice, and the shipping is really reasonable! And QUICK!  The shop doesn't have those exact stickers but similar ones are $4.50


These came from here too, I ordered three sets of those.  I'm obsessed with them.  She doesn't have these up at the moment, I think I cleaned her out!  


These stickers (and the one's in the next two pictures) came from Sugar B. Supplies.  Love  her stuff too and she ships from the US so it's even quicker!  Sugar B. has a lot of items to choose from!


Cute! 9 sheets of adorableness, seven bucks!  And she sells the Masking sticker set (below) too.

masking sticker set

I got my washi tape at Le Box Boutique 

to do list malden a5

What I love about that seller is you can pick lots of different small samples instead of paying a lot for one large roll.   I'm going back for more very soon.   

And the tape comes on these adorable, teeny wood spools.

The first step in recovery is admitting you're powerless over Filofaxes and stickers; the second is buying more.

At least that's my theory and I'm going with it.

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Nutrisystem SUCCESS Yum. Just yum!

I've been on   Nutrisystem   for a while now and it's been the most wonderful thing I've done for my body in ages but no kidding...

Janet Jackson is the new face of   Nutrisystem   and no, I'll never sing as good as her but now maybe someday we can share clothes? 

The   Nutrisystem  ® SUCCESS™ approach is designed to help take the weight off and keep it off through frequent, portion-controlled, balanced nutrition and low Glycemic Index eating. The SUCCESS program offers the Company’s largest ever assortment of signature artisanal fresh-frozen meals including new Chef’s Table™ dinner entrees, developed by Nutrisystem’s Celebrity Chef Culinary Council using revolutionary advanced steamer technology; new chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and coffee advanced protein shakes; the introduction of a personalized “My Daily 3™” physical activity program; and increased personalization and flexibility through transition and maintenance plans that help consumers manage their weight on their own.

I've tried some of the new food and the Chef's Table™ Whole Wheat Ricotta Crepes are the best thing I've eaten in, wow. I don't even know.  And I'm including the food I had at the she-she Christmas Party I went to last week.  

It's funny how after dieting you expect an elegant buffet to be an exciting even sensuous experience.  Nope, it wasn't.  

The food was definitely not sensuous okay.  Some good, most very standard  and not nearly hot enough.

While I was in line I considered all my options and came to the conclusion there is nothing about slopping piles of lukewarm Fettuccine Alfredo on my plate that makes me feel good. I did good and was happy with my selections.

Being on Nutrisystem has given me a new perspective on buffets and I realized it was the VOLUME of food that got to me in the past; how much I could eat and how many times I could go back.  I was never oh! How delicious everything is! 

That night I picked carefully what I thought I really wanted and as I tasted (something I've never done before).  The food was -  Like I said, okay.

Back at my table, I stared at my plate for a while just thinking, How many times in the past have I stuffed myself to busting at a buffet because I was trying to get my money's worth?  Lots of times.  Lots and lots of times.

People around me were eating, chatting and laughing - Some were dancing. The Christmas party was in full swing and there I sat staring at the choices I made, deep in thought and reflection; asking myself rhetorical questions about buffets and consumed with party-pooperism about my plate of food.

Now that I think of it, this might explain why I don't get invited out much...

Check out Janet's Nutrisystem commercial here, it's fabulous!

If you want to lost weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem click HERE! or call 1-888-853-4689

*This post was sponsored  by Nutrisystem who is providing me with the food and program materials in exchange for blogging.!*


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dragging out my Filofax

A Filofax is perfect sitting untouched in the box, surrounded by tissue.

A5 Finchley, Imperial Purple

But like Marilyn Monroe said,

"Diamonds are a girls best friends and glittery stickers are bangin' on a Filo."

Okay well, Marilyn said the thing about diamonds and I added the sticker part but it's all good because Miss Finch without  bling is like Marilyn without tons of the big D.

Not wanting to deface Miss Finch I defaced the ruler instead.


My recent  Filoquisitions netted me three rulers; not one being a nice clear one.  Those are pretty great the way the are but the black ones are pure cheese so I didn't mind bejeweling it to within an inch of it's flimsy life.


I have lots to choose from.


And chose lots.

Filo ruler

How perfect are the  tiaras?

Were the tiaras.


Follow me to my notebook shelf.

I listed them for you and you can see Miss Finch is up there because her rings were too dainty to carry the kitchen sink that is my life.  I'll finish the shelf tour for you.

 more shelves

My craft, button, and zakka books.  And vintage buttons, oh! I love those things...

bottom shelf

The bottom shelf has a container with random papers.   My dog sleeps below the shelves.


Pardon his package...


Remember I changed to Mr. Malden recently?

Mr. Malden is working out great but now my  Filostud is studded with glitter, sparkly girlyphernalia, and housing random Hello Kitty erasers.

I do confess to feeling guilty about turning him into the betiared, drag queen version of a Filofax but I hope one day he comes to accept it and who knows perhaps one day he will even suggest we go shoe shopping together....


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