Harry Potter Filofax Planner

Hello my lovelies,

I’m am soooooooooo excited to share my baby with you.  As you all know, I’m a die hard Harry Potter fan and with the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, my love for the wizarding world of Harry Potter has grown. I’ve had a planner of sorts most of my adult life but this is the first time I’ve had planner peace because my planner now is a complete reflection of me. Introducing, my Harry Po

I found this Finsbury real leather filofax at a charity shop for £2! I know, it was a real bargain. Over the past two months, my planner has really blossomed and come together beautifully. I’m so proud of it.

First of all, my family bought me a Harry Potter themed pandora-knock off bracelet and while I loved it, it kept getting in the way and caught on things so I recycled it into a planner charm for my filofax. I added Gryffindor colour beads and love the way it turned out.

From the top you can see the washi tape paper clips I made to mark some pages. I have tabs running along the top and right hand side of my planner.

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My chocolate frog and Deathly Hallows charms decorate the bottom.

This is the inside cover and the first things you see are some bits I’ve collected. The dashboard was made using some scrapbook paper and an image I found online. I added the little baby hedwig pic I found online as a type of tab to help me turn the page.  Of course, no journey into the world of Harry Potter would begin at any other place other than platform 9 3/4.

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Tiny Hedwig owl by  Cryptid-creations

 

I made the paperclip behind the Godric Gryffindor chocolate frog card using a large wooden button I found at The Works.  The Knight Bus licence was made for me by Woozelmom in a swap. Woozelmom makes the most A-mazing themed craft projects.   Check out my previous swap post about the wonderful things she sent me.

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On the other side of my filofax cover is a tag from a pair of Harry Potter pyjamas that I got for Christmas which was addressed to Harry. I kept it because I thought it was cute.  I then have some washi tape samples that I use in my planner to decorate pages.  Above that is my miniature Marauder’s map.  I love it!  It was a printable from Britta Blvd and you can find the link to the printable here.  The snitch card is one I got from a RAK from Storm in a tea cup gifts. They do lovely themed subscription boxes. 18033070_10154959681305659_7050404997375769262_n18033343_10154959575120659_1429067500139513524_n

From this view, you can see the tabs are planning, lists and occasions as well as a little peep of Pigwidgeon.18033407_10154959575125659_8659674820507246476_n

Through platform 9 3/4 the first thing you see is of course a Hogwarts Express ticket and my personal information that I’ve blanked out.  I figured that if my planner got lost I’d be distraught and would hope that someone would contact me to give it back.

I’ve also added mine and my daughter’s vital information such as allergies and medication that we take.  God forbid, we are ever in an accident, our information, along with my husband’s contact details are printed there as an emergency contact. Inked17992330_10154959575250659_211426713908378420_n_LI

Then comes the Hogwarts express which naturally follows on if you go through the barrier at Platform 9 3/4. I love the Hogwarts silhouette tab on the right of the page.

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On the back of the Hogwarts Express poster, I keep my owl sticky notes and tabs and my main goals for the year.

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The next first actual section is my planning section. This seems like a subject Hermione Granger would be adept at which is why I place a picture of her here. Again, I found this online through searching Google images here .

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Turning the page, there’s a quote from Ron Weasley, who was talking about Hermione at the time and then my lunar calendar. Most people think I’m crazy logging the lunar cycle but I find that the cycle of the moon really has an affect on my moods.

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The pages that follow include dates for the academic year, weekly prompts for when I’m planning my week, yearly calendar, my future log page where I write down all events and dates to remember as I find out about them, my perpetual calendar and my Yearly planner calendar pictured below.

The Knight Bus ticket was another gift from Woozelmom and I’ve laminated it to keep it nice.

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This Dumbledore quote is on the other side of my weekly prompts list and next to my future log pages.

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My favourite picture of Newt Scamander graces the list section divider.

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And one of my favourite moments of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them is on the other side of Newt along with my to do list pages.  Link here.18010873_10154959576245659_966801931237913801_n

My brain dump pages follow on from the To Do List pages. Don’t you love my pencil wand? I made it using a pencil, hog glue and paint. 18010264_10154959576395659_5625836229883820987_n

The occasions divider where I can plan any entertaining we are doing, birthday parties etc.

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Another Dumbledore quote and some birthday plans for my daughter’s birthday party.

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The next section is dedicated to my pen pals and contains their addresses and a log of letters written and received.  I love the little tab topper of Pigwidgeon. Hogsmeade poster here.

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One of my favourite characters and quotes from the series along with my pen pal letters sent and received log. Picture here18033369_10154959576955659_6019791198061277798_n

The next section is a where my daily planner pages start. The photograph was taken when my daughter and I visited Platform 9 3/4

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A map of Hogwarts follows and then it’s my monthly goals.  I like to set out my monthly goals along with my weekly intentions. More on those pages to follow.

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Here are my page per day pages.  I created them in powerpoint where all my pages are created.  I love how my page marker turned out. It has my morning and evening routines printed on it.

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My weekly intentions page is for things that I intend to get done during the week. I like the term intentions better than to do list.

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My finance section comes next. The snitch picture can be found on etsy here.

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Another Dumbledore quote found here.

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I haven’t shown my budget which is personal but I have shown some blank expenses pages and online purchase log pages.  I’m not sure about you but I sometimes forget what I’ve ordered especially if the items will take weeks to arrive such as some items ordered from China.  My purchase log keeps me updates of what is still to arrive.

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My personal section comes next.

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My transfiguration (weight loss measurements) come next and there are a few of these pages to help keep me on track. I adore Luna. I can’t find where I got this picture from but if you come across it please message me and I’ll give all due credit.

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Then there’s my cosmic ordering pages come next – they’re basically manifestation pages by another name.  If you are unfamiliar with the concept, check out the book The Cosmic Ordering Service or the website on the link above.

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Because my work can take me all over the area, I like to keep a log of where I’ve worked that isn’t my usual base and I have titled these pages Muggle Business.  Then there are pages for the Books I’ve read, books I’ve got on order at the library and books I want to read.17992308_10154959578085659_6157492901752482001_n

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Next comes The Burrow which is Swish cottage or our home.

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I keep things pertaining to our home here such a cleaning schedules, family schedules, details on family members such as clothing sizes and needs, wish lists etc.  Gryffindor poster can be found here17991900_10154959578405659_518650383477173535_n18010260_10154959578550659_4662343018696252841_n

Then there’s menu planning.  This adorable owl pic can be found here.

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I plan my weekly menu here along with any shopping that needs to be done. Again, I can’t remember where I got this picture from but if you know the source please let me know.

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There is also a page for writing down items I need to stock up on.

The last section is for writing where I keep blog post ideas along with my book ideas and notes. I love Vincent van Gogh paintings and this Hogwarts image done in the van Gogh style is just phenomenal.

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At the very back, I have a little pocket folder that I made to keep stickers, a couple of birthday cards and my Morrisons savers stamp folder. What would Hermione do image can be found here.

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I could go into so much more detail about the way I use my planner but I’ve run out of time!  This has been a lengthy post!

I hope you love my planner as much as I do.

Bright blessings,

Mrs R

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Halloween Mantle

Hello my lovelies,

It’s the first day of halloween half term and DD was up at 5 this morning thanks to the clock change yesterday.  I am not amused.

I’ve been up since then baking, doing laundry, decorating, crafting and cleaning house. It’s only 11:30 and my bed is calling me.

But ANYWAY!  Enough complaining! lol

Here’s our 2014 Halloween Mantle.

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 I didn’t buy anything new for the mantle this year for Halloween except the pumpkins of course. Would have been gross to keep last years ones!

 I just love the teeny pumpkin lights threaded through the leaf garland.  Everything on the mantle except the owl is light up so it’s gonna look great at night.

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The autumn basket of conkers, cones and produce with ghosts was DD’s idea. She thought they looked cute poking up through the cones.

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My little witch just had to come out and play this year again.

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As you can tell we haven’t yet carved our pumpkins.  I didn’t want them to get all gross before Halloween and I’m sure DA (AKA Dumb ass the cat – really called George) would have been trying to eat the pumpkin inside anyway.

 And when it’s lit up it’s just gorgeous!

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DD and I also frosted some glass jars for winter decorations and made some decoupage modge podged hallloween jars for our entrance hall. I’ll be sure to post a picture in a few days.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s banana loaf recipe. It’s incredibly moist and gloriously tasty.

Bright blessings,

Mama R

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A royal 4th birthday celebration

On Monday my daughter turned 4 years old.  It was a really emotional day for me because my baby is growing so fast and I’m afraid to blink in case I miss something and next time I look she’s 18!

 Monday morning, we woke DD up by letting George into her room. The little rascal jumped onto her bed and meowed her awake!  Once she realised it was her birthday she ran into the living room where we’d decorated for the occasion.

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of course we had to observe tradition and have birthday cake for breakfast. This is my favourite picture from the day.

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For the rest of the week we finished tiling the deck and generally prepared for the party.

Party’s this way!

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And this is the birthday cake. It didn’t turn out quite the way I planned. The fondant icing is the devil’s own stuff to work with and I will not be using the blasted stuff again!

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We took loads of pictures but of course can’t show other people’s children without their permission so I’m limited as to what pics I can put on my blog.  Nanny and DD enjoyed themselves on the trampoline though whilst others play on the swing set and others still played in the play house.

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The birthday cake made my daughter squeal in delight.  She assured me it was the best cake ever at the best birthday party ever.  I was a little tearful at that remark.

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and of course she was spoiled rotten with lovely gifts from friends and family.  Her dress was made by Meemaw Robertson and sent from South Africa just for the occasion.  Of course I had to get her a Sofia inspired amulet to match her pretty royal dress.   She also wore the engrabved brooch from her godparents and the bracelet I bought her for her first birthday.

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 and of course she was spoiled rotten with lovely gifts from friends and family.  Her dress was made by Meemaw Robertson and sent from South Africa just for the occasion.  Of course I had to get her a Sofia inspired amulet to match her pretty royal dress.   She also wore the engrabved brooch from her godparents and the bracelet I bought her for her first birthday.
 It was such a lovely day and well worth the stress!

Thanks for reading.

Bright blessings,

Mama R

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