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New Planner Printables in the Shop!

The much-requested dated 2015 weekly and monthly inserts for A5 size are here as well as brand new standard sizes! Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new in the store today. As always, if you have a request for a different size or type of insert, please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll see if I can make it happen!

Planner Printable Insert Size Guide by Britta Swiderski brittaswiderski.com/shop

Here’s a good look at the new sizes with the current Filofax printables. This allows you to see all of them at once and may even help you choose the type of planner that’s right for you. The sizes are as follows:

American Standard:

  • Letter – 8.5″ x 11″ – 7 holes (also fits 3-hole standard punch) this is the only printable with no trimming involved – it has a white border around the outside to allow for printer channels
  • Half-Letter – 5.5″ x 8.25″ – 7 holes (also fits 3-hole punch) this is just a smidgen shorter than half a sheet of letter paper, but it will fit perfectly in all binders of this size
  • Compact – 4.25″ x 6.75″ – 6 holes (two sets of three holes) – best known as the Franklin Covey Compact Size

Filofax Standard:

  • A5 – 5.75″ x 8.25″ – 6 holes (two sets of three holes)
  • Personal – 3.75″ x 6.75″ – 6 holes (two sets of three holes)
  • Compact – 3.25″ x 4.75″ – 6 holes

American Standard Printable Insert Size Comparison by Britta Swiderski - brittaswiderski.com/shop

Here’s a better look at just the American Standard sizes being released today in the Month on Two Pages and Week on Two Pages designs. If you would like to see more of the Filofax-sized designs in these sizes, please comment below and I will add it to the list for the next release down the road!

Filofax Printable Insert Size Comparison by Britta Swiderski - brittaswiderski.com/shop

Just for reference, here’s a full view of the Filofax standard sizes that all types of inserts are available. Now there’s something for every type of planner!

2015 A5 Weekly and Monthly Dated by Britta Swiderski - brittaswiderski.com/shop

Today also means the release of the 2015 Dated Weekly and Monthly pages for the A5 size. Yay! These have been probably the most requested item, and I’m glad to be able to have them ready for you in the shop now!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I’ve gotten several comments and emails lately from long-time blog readers that are now getting into the fun of decorating planners, and that makes me so happy. I love learning new things with lots of people! It’s awesome. But don’t worry if you’re not into planning; regular stamping and cardmaking videos are still the main part of this blog (and my youtube channel), s stick around for those! See you soon with another video. :)



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New Filofax Planner Printables + a Video Tutorial

Hey there! Today’s post is going to be short and sweet, because I’ve been up all night tweaking, writing and preparing for today. Today is finally here! I have 6 new sets of Filofax inserts for you in the shop. :) Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new, but if you really want to see it all check it out the video (and a quick tutorial about printing and using the inserts) below. New today are:

  • Simple Graph Paper – free when you download with a tweet!
  • 2015 Week on Two Pages (mid-August 2014- December 2015)
  • 2015 Month on Two Pages (August 2014-December 2015)
  • Day on One Page Set – Hourly and Freeform
  • ListMaker Set  – Wishlist, Shopping List and To Do List
  • Planning Grids Set – 2 through 7 Compartments

***I now have even more awesome inserts available in the Filofax sizes and American sizes! Check out a size comparison between Filofax and American sizes hereVisit the store here. ***

New Filofax Planner Printables by Britta Swiderski

Here’s the video. Enjoy!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today. Check out the shop if you’re interested in the printables, and please do please comments with ones you’d like to see in the future! Several of the ones released today were because you asked for them. Coming up next are A5 versions of the 2015 Weekly and Monthly inserts as well as US sizes (8.5″ x 11″, 5.5″ x 8.5″ and maybe an additional one) in the basics: simple graph, week on one page and month on one page. I’m hoping to release these supplementary iterations on Friday, September 5th. Let me know what else you’d like to see!

Also, now that I’m going to sleep and when I wake up, I want to make something pretty, tell me: what would you like to see next? A product review? Mixed media tutorial? Let’s get crafty!


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Menu Planning & Organization

Hola! You see, I have this problem. I always have had a really hard time deciding what to eat. Especially now that I mostly work from home, I’m left to my own devices for all my meals. This means most days I’m really needing a kick in the pants to make food for my meals versus just ordering delivery.

Enter the idea of meal planning. Now, meal planning has taken ahold of the blogging and pinterest-inspired world as a means to organize food for an entire family, but I don’t need to organize for four or more people. I need to organize for myself and, occasionally, Jake. So I’ve tailored this system to my way of planning and eating and even made a new insert for my filofax to match. (To see more about my Filofax, check out this blog post.)

***I now have even more awesome inserts available in the Filofax sizes and American sizes! Click here to see the Fall 2014 release AND a video tutorial on how to cut these printables out and prepare them for your Filofax. Check out a size comparison between Filofax and American sizes here. Visit the store here. ***

Step One: Write down a list of all the meals I make, like to eat and want to make.

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Step Two: Go through my recipe binder (full of print outs of recipes from the internet and scans of family recipes and notes from my mom) and add those to the list, designating them with an “R” to signify that I have a recipe to follow. I also added an orange dot to ones that involve dairy, since I’m lactose intolerant but can enjoy a little cheese once in a while.

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Step Three: Cut apart some Super Sticky Full-Adhesive Post-it notes and write my meal options in the rectangles. (The insert printable set comes with instructions and measurements for cutting apart the post-it notes.)

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Step Four: Place the meal options onto the Menu Planning Insert in my Filofax in categories that make sense. For me, these categories are: Sides, Salads, Soups, Takeout, Fresh Meals (ones where I need to buy things from the grocery store), Crockpot Meals, Pantry Meals and a page for spare rectangles.

Filofax Menu Planning by Britta Swiderski

Step Five: Enjoy! I can use these post-it squares as they are for inspiration, for making a list when heading off to the grocery store (or making an impromptu one while there) or sticking them to each day of the week in my week on two pages calendar setup. This system would work in an infinite number of ways depending on how you like to plan your meals.

I also keep extra meal planning sheets, post-its and my meal list in my recipe binder. This helps keep everything in one place.

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If you’re interested in adopting a similar system, I’ve made the menu planning inserts available for Filofax A5 (5.75″ x 8.25″), Personal (3.75″ x 6.75″) and Pocket (3.25″ x 4.75″) sizes in my shop here for only $2. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Filofax Menu Planning Printable at brittaswiderski.com

So that’s what’s going on with me today. Sorry I’ve been a bit of a bad blogger lately – I’ve been dealing with a lot of big things in my life. From a sleep study to figure out why my body is so inefficient at sleeping (delay onset of REM sleep – BOO!)  to looking around the area at jobs and adding to my resume, I’ve been a busy girl. This weekend, we have friends coming up from Milwaukee to stay for the weekend, so I’m trying to get the apartment in tip-top shape before then. Oh my, DIY projects abound! I can’t wait to share more with you soon. :)

Thanks for stopping by today, my loves.



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