Showing posts from December, 2011

Reggie on Location: Christmas Day 2011

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! It has been a while since we have seen a “ Filo on Location ” post, so I thought this might be a fun way to end the year. Reggie had a great Christmas, just as I did.  He didn’t get any new siblings, but seeing as he’s the newest member of the family, he was the one to get the special treatment this holiday season. He was first seen peeking into the stockings. Winston was not too happy that Reggie was nosing into his stocking, threatening to take his new catnip toys. Reggie couldn’t help but wonder what was in the big package—could it be something for him? As it turns out, he may benefit from the prize inside.  It is the matching footrest that goes with the Adirondack chair I got for my birthday . Just as Malden did, Reggie can bask in the sun’s warmth while sitting on the footrest (though he’ll have to wear protection so as not to fade his hide). Reggie was super excited just to be a pa

Happy Holidays!

I had a few more Christmas-related posts that I wanted to do.  However, I have not had the time, and it doesn't seem that I will before Christmas arrives.  I'm not exaggerating when I say that every moment of the next few days is filled with some activity or another.  So, I must read the writing on the wall and take a small blogging break. To those who celebrate, have a very Merry Christmas!  If you celebrate another holiday, I hope yours is wonderful as well.  And if you don't celebrate the holidays, I hope your weekend is  magnificent .   I have every intention of returning next week, though it may  have to wait until after the first of the year.  We'll see how it all plays out.  Either way, it won't be long before I'm back in the blogging saddle again. Enjoy!

What’s In My (Christmas) Bag

I love Christmas , and there’s nothing like buying a little something for yourself (well, something you didn’t intend to buy, as opposed to something you did ). Let me start at the beginning… Back In October, I went shopping for a birthday gift for my sister.  Upon my better judgment, I wandered into a few bag stores—just to look.  I found a bag I liked in the Dooney & Bourke outlet.  But being as I was not shopping for myself (and let’s face it, I totally didn’t need another bag ), I was a good girl and put it back. Fast forward one month.  Now I’m Christmas shopping. One of my general rules for buying something I don’t need or can’t decide on is to put the item back on the shelf—if I continue to think about it for more than a week, I allow myself to go back and have a second look.  If I like it as much the second time, I allow myself to get it.  This is what I did on that day of Christmas shopping.  I went in to the D&B outlet, scoped out the bag, looked

Things I Love: Christmas!

I have always loved Christmas.   When I was little, it was all about Santa bringing lots of gifts.   My favorite part of the holiday was running into the living room and seeing all the unopened gifts under the tree.   The only thing that could have made it better was if they were all for me. Of course, now things are a bit different.  I still love Christmas, but for other reasons.  It’s no longer about the gifts, though that’s always fun.  It’s more about a feeling, a sense of community—most people are happy and joyful this time of year, going out of their way to help others for whatever reason.  It’s a shame we can’t all always feel this way.  My favorite time of the season now is that late hour on Christmas Eve, when everything is wrapped and under the tree, the baking is complete, there’s nothing left to do but sit in front of the tree with my husband, cat, and eggnog, music quietly playing in the background.  I just love that moment.  That’s the hour I savor most of all.  It

Introducing Reggie!

The post you’ve been waiting for : I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to find enough time to give this post the attention it deserves.   But since I am home sick today, I have been given the gift of time, even if it comes at the cost of my sinus health… I have been coveting the Compact Regency since our last New York City meet up .  Because of the price, I was determined to wait until it appeared on Pens & Leather .  But for so long now they’ve been saying that this particular line is “ coming soon .”  I don’t know what “soon” means to them, but apparently we have different ideas about it.  Plus, they constantly tortured me with that YouTube video clip showing off the Regency’s fine features.  That’s some pretty good advertising for Filofax—who wants to wait for “soon” when you can get it right now at Filofax’s website?  I probably should have waited for it to appear on P&L, simply because it wouldn’t have been as much money as what Filofax sells it for.  But my

Fall Reading Challenge: Update #3

I apologize to those of you who are anxiously awaiting a certain post ; I’m sorry to say that you will have to wait a little longer.  I want to give that post the attention and time it deserves. In the meantime… I recently finished the third book in my fall reading challenge .  (As I mentioned, it can take me a long time to get through a book due to lack of time, and this is why I don’t usually set reading challenges for myself.) Everything We Ever Wanted by Sara Shepard was a good read, although not quite what I expected.  I have a bad habit (for a librarian) to choose (at least at first) my books based on the covers.  And often I wrongly create a storyline of my own based on the cover.  If I like a cover enough, I add the book to my booklist without reading the synopsis.  This is a very bad thing.  Sometimes I end up wasting my time on books with great covers but which contain bad stories and/or bad writing, such as the case with the Twilight saga (sorry Twilight fa

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Compact Regency More to come...

Rest In Pages: Where Do To Dos Go To?

As part of the Philofaxy All Start Blog Tour , today’s post is a guest post by Michael.  He lives in Philadelphia, USA.  You can read more about his work and his life by visiting his two sites, Trophy Bikes and Philly Typer . OK, there's still nothing like a bunch of (mostly) checked-off "To Do" Filofax pages... this has been the first year back on Filofax since the 1990s... Now decorating a shoebox in the corner of my cramped back little office at home: An Palm Centro, a Pixi, a couple of earlier Palms (III, IIIe, TX) that only organized and didn't even do phone calls, etc... Now I am back to a Filo Luxe Compact, which has a calendar that vies for supremacy with the one on my iPhone, and which also carries a lovely set of yellow "project" pages, a Month on Two Pages Calendar, an ad hoc listing of every beer I've had since Aug. 2011 (when that idea struck me), and esp. -- these "Two Do" pages... which above all, sit in the book, rem