The Crazy Suburban Mom: A delicious, creamy and organized nirvana

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A delicious, creamy and organized nirvana


I've tried to get top tabs to work for quite sometime without success.  I put them on but eight hours later they're gone.  Fortunately, moving around the little florescent organizing soldiers is a breeze (Bless their semi-sticky little hearts)!

But then I see someone's Filofax with near a thousand top tabs and I'm jealous all over again.   In about an hour my tops are all tabbed. I find all the colorful bits peeking out the top so flipping appealing.  

Problem is when I'm done I can't even find today's page....

I love lots of color and fun stuff in my Filofax and I know it tends to look disorganized  but there is an order to it I can follow. I guess it's like someone having a messy desk and knowing where every thing is....

 But a top tabbed to the brim is massively chaotic to me and a lot like the Big Bang only more Florescent.  

And repositonable.



Totally by accident I stumbled on a way to make them work.  Using the Martha Stewart Note Tabs  combined with a subject sticker I can now rock the top tabs...



I've got four so far, Dr's Appt, Dentist Appoinment, Vet Appointment and Vacation/Travel.  



I put them on my Dodo weekly sheets and can easily see what's coming up without flipping through a year of pages to find it.  When that appointment is over I move it to the dashboard or to the week of the following appointment.

My pajamaed leg is in the background, I really need some stylish sleepwear, I take the dogs out in my ratty old PJ's to the horror of my family

  Oh!  You can see Jenna's post card in the background ...



Isn't it pretty??

Thanks so much, Jenna! If anyone wants to do a postcard exchange with me, my address is behind the contact tab.  I'd love to get postcards from all over the world although I'm not sure getting post cards from NJ is on par with say, Paris or London... 



Here's a few random  pages to round out this post.


I've been using these pages for my 30 days of Filofax lists but I realized that I won't be able to keep very many days in my Filo if I do one per page so I'm going to change this around.  Maybe a weekly sheet?



And I've finally started a food/grocery/recipe section.  Behind the price list sheets  I'm adding recipes I always make but never remember...  Like the Alfredo sauce here...  

Alfredo Sauce is heaven.  Butter, cream, and cheese are my three favorite food groups.  But butter, cream, and cheese in my Filofax is like Nirvana; a delicious creamy, and  organized Nirvana...

Bon Appetit!

4 Comments:

Jenna 9/11/12, 11:48 AM  

OMG!!! I got a shout out from CSM!!! You made my day!!! Love your latest. xoxo

Songbird68 9/11/12, 7:23 PM  

I've been adoring your stickers-on-sticky-tabs system for quite some time.... You MUST tell where you get those appointment stickers from? I know you have a million sticker sources like Yozocraft... maybe you could name a few more? I am especially interested in the truly functional calendar/diary stickers that tell me at a glance if it's a dentist appt, money related, laundry day, or whatever... as opposed to simply decorative ones.

As always, you are the "artistic Filofax queen"!!!!

Tracy Reinhardt 9/11/12, 8:14 PM  

Jenna! Thank you :) I am going to write out a card to you tomorrow - the dentist appt kicked me to the curb today... I got your card yesterday and it made my day!!

songbird - They came with a request for a charity donation in the mail one day. But a few years ago I bought the flylady stickers and they have a lot of functional stickers like this... http://shop.flylady.net/pages/FlyShop_Kit.asp They are really reasonably priced and they have cleaning things too if I remember right. Tons more then I have...

Tracy Reinhardt 9/11/12, 8:14 PM  

Jenna! Thank you :) I am going to write out a card to you tomorrow - the dentist appt kicked me to the curb today... I got your card yesterday and it made my day!!

songbird - They came with a request for a charity donation in the mail one day. But a few years ago I bought the flylady stickers and they have a lot of functional stickers like this... http://shop.flylady.net/pages/FlyShop_Kit.asp They are really reasonably priced and they have cleaning things too if I remember right. Tons more then I have...

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