I am obsessed with A Bowl Full of Lemons. No, no – not LITERALLY a bowl full of lemons as décor, but the blog. Check it out! It’s full of amazing organizing ideas, tips, and is a great source if you are looking for inspiration for your home! I got my idea for a budget Filofax planner from her amazing blog! I first became aware of what a Filofax actually WAS a few months ago. (You’re clueless, too?! Great! Check out the FilofaxUSA site! You can thank me later.). Mine is currently still a work in progress as I am trying to space out my purchases. You know - stay within my budget and all that. Womp womp. Budgeting can be FUN though, like when you are planning a vacation (another blog, another day)!
ANYWAYS....I got this ADORABLE aqua personal-sized malden filofax from a sweet friend I met on a Facebook group for other Filofax-obsessed people such as myself (Hi Ladies!). I am slightly obsessed. Isn't my planner charm cute?! Oh, you need one, too? Check out CraftersRetreat on Etsy!
I also HIGHLY recommend an adorable budget-themed, Dave Ramsey-inspired dashboard made by Nancy at TweetiePieCollage on etsy.
I started looking through the blog post on A Bowl Full of Lemons, and began a LIST of things I needed to get to create such a wonderful budgeting/wallet/expense tracker masterpiece! Once I had my list, I started shopping amazon and ebay first. A lot of times, you can get some amazing deals on Filofax inserts on ebay (Who knew?!). I have posted the items on my list and links to where you can purchase each item.
Credit Card Holder: http://www.amazon.com/Filofax-Personal-Agenda-Credit-Holder/dp/B0014GJLCW
Horizontal 2014 Calendar (where I track PayDays!): http://www.amazon.com/Filofax-Calendar-Refills-Horizontal-Personal/dp/B008LULWNK
Clear Pocket: Used for receipt holding until I have time to write down expenses on my expense tracker. This came with my FF.
Month on 2 Pages with TABS: http://www.goldspot.com/Filofax_organizers/Calendar_Refills/FF-6842514.html
Expense Tracker Pages: http://www.amazon.com/Filofax-Financial-Finances-Personal-Size/dp/B000SHQ9SC/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398990009&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=personal+filofax+check+register
I am still awaiting some items in order to make this the BEST wallet/portable budget manager I can! Hence, "Part 1" in the title!
On a bright note, Sweet J's little son will be with us this weekend, which will provide me more inspiration for some blog posts next week. Look for Part 2 of "Budget Heaven" AND another "Stepping Into Step-Mom-Dom" post!