July 26, 2014

Filofax Blogger Challenge!

NB: I want to remind my readers that filo-sophical will soon be changing to lettersinnovember@blogspot.com come 27th of July 2014. Read about the post here.

On the 1st of July, at around 11:50pm AEST, Nike from Filofax emailed me about an upcoming Filofax Blogger Challenge. Naturally, I was excited, as this was my first contact with the Filofax team eversince running the blog.

A week later, Nike contacted me again with this fabulous Blogger Challenge I will participating in: I had to Pimp my Filofax. I think I got a little too excited when I read what the challenge was about, because it was definitely within my creative category!

I had seen some other bloggers with their new pimping Filofax on instagram a week later, with it being the Cover story range, and I was all ready to receive something similar, but guess what came instead?

This baby, that's what:

Electric blue Finsbury!

To say I was shocked, excited, over the moon, ecstatic etc etc, would probably still be an understatement of the year. In all honesty, I was actually looking to buy this particular Finny. After selling my ultimately rare blue Finsbury for too low a price, I was itching to get another bluey, with the Electric blue being my close and only choice.

I think I went through countless cycles of wanting it and deciding against it that I can't even count on my two hands. I was about to purchase it on Amazon's great sale a few weeks ago, but decided against it remembering my issues with my blue Finsbury. Then I saw pictures of the blue Finsbury on Instagram and decided I had to have the Electric blue brother at all costs. But when I was searching for it on Amazon, I realised that the sale had practically ended, as the $45+ price was no where to be found. Searching on eBay found me looking at one selling for a minimum of AUS$90+ including shipping. Knowing this would be too much for me I decided to wait it out. Besides, Kikki K was going to be issuing new planners soon, so why not wait? And on goes the debating decisions.

But now that Nike from the lovely Filofax group has kindly issued one for me free of charge, I can't ever be grateful enough. Thank you Nike!

And so, here comes the actual challenge:

Pimp My Filofax challenge!

I will have till the 4th of August to get pimping, and I'm sure I'll be able to get it done by then. I will post pictures of my entries once the competition closes so you guys can get voting. And don't worry, you guys will get something out of it for your votes! If I come in first place, I will be able to give away SIX brand new Filofaxes to my special readers! So remember, if you want to get one free Filofax, remember to vote!

I will post up a review on the electric blue Finsbury too soon

Much love,


  1. Ooh lovely! I'm taking part in this and I received a Dark Aqua Original - was very shocked! Looking forward to seeing your photos!

    1. Oh yes! I saw your Aqua Original! I'm absolutely jealous about that! I now have the challenge of making my Finny lie flat so I can take pretty pictures of the inside! But either way, I'm looking forward to seeing your photos too! :D

  2. I got an electric blue Finsbury for that super fabulous price from amazon!!! The wait of about 5 weeks just about sent me over the edge. This is only my second Filofax. My other is a pocket Finsbury. I'm working on figuring out how to use it until the 2015 calendar kicks in.

    1. Ooh congrats! It's a nice Filofax once you manage to get it to lie flat! There are many uses for a Filofax other than using it for just your planner. Be creative! It can always be used as a diary, maybe? It's the perfect size for one. Or you could get it ready for the new year :)

    2. I used quad paper from our school supplies to make a week on 2 pages planner for Aug-Dec. It's not pretty but it will work. :) I need it mostly for appointments, school days off, and my daughter's golf schedule. I have an Erin Condren planner for everything else.