One of my goals this year is to organise my life. I have started to do this in a variety of ways. One of these ways is by using a Filofax planner.

I have always been obsessed with planners. I used a paper planner all through school and college to keep myself on track. Colour coding and to-do lists have always been a part of me and I wanted to take it one step further.

I bought myself a black personal metropol planner.

Right after I purchased it, I started to panic. I realised that I was becoming obsessed. Browsing filofax blogs. Pinning multitudes of filofax pins to my newly created filofax boards. Following filofax instagram accounts. I was going to become one of those insane planner people who was going to have weekly themes and colour codes and categories for everything. I was slowly going to sink so much money into this little book buying washi tapes and custom pages and special pens and stickers. Is a new obsession and money-sink what I really wanted?



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The last time I spoke about the Super Bowl, I didn’t have much to say about it other than I wasn’t all that interested. For the past 2 years I have lived in New Zealand, I really didn’t get involved at all. This year, I must admit that I started to miss it just like I’ve been missing quite a few American things lately which I normally wouldn’t be all that excited about.

So this year I went to a friend’s house who was having a Super Bowl party and watched the game. I must admit that I was rooting for Denver so I spent a majority of the game being angry. I was disappointed that the game I finally chose to watch was overall a pretty boring game, especially for a Super Bowl.

My favourite part? Renee Fleming.
She pretty much won the Super Bowl.

I texted my dad asking what he thought.
His response? “You’re better.”
Not true but still adorable.

My friends and I all were pretty shattered by half time. We were not expecting much from the half time show because… was Bruno Mars going to sing us a lullaby and calm us all down or something? I must admit I was actually pretty impressed. That could be because my expectations were low, though.

This was probably my favourite tweet of the day. We proceeded to sing the song every time the Broncos gave up the ball. This was unfortunately a lot.

I am glad that I watched the Super Bowl. Everyone also loved the nachos that I made.

Tomorrow the students start school. So far it has only been staff meetings and department meetings. I am looking forward to seeing them again. Come at me, 2014! I’m ready for you!

I’ve been busy this week getting ready for the start of the new school year which starts next week. A lot of my time has been spent looking at math related things and decorating my classroom however I am making sure that I still make room for other interests this year. Maybe this week’s Friday Five will give you some insight on some of my upcoming project ideas!

    5 cool things I found on Pinterest this week

  1. Decorating snail mail envelopes
  2. 10 Peanut Butter Smoothie Recipes
  3. Mason jar herb garden
  4. Washi Tape iPhone Cover
  5. Recipe Binder printable sheets

    5 things I bought this week

  1. this new purse
  2. craploads of office supplies
  3. a whole bunch of pens because I must have all the pens
  4. a hole puncher for my Filofax planner (more to come about this)
  5. a whole bunch of pink hemp string and beads from Hemp Craft to make 100 Bracelets for Relay For Life

    5 things I am looking forward to next week

  1. the start of the new school year
  2. finding out who is in my classes (hey, all teachers want to know!)
  3. all the regular instructors are back at the gym
  4. my meal planning
  5. hopefully my Erin Condren teacher planner finally arriving (or I will either be sad or angry – I haven’t decided yet)

    5 things I ate this week

  1. smoothies
  2. peanut butter and bananas on toast
  3. crock pot tomato soup again because Josh love it
  4. steak fajitas
  5. pasta e fagioli

    5 random thoughts

  1. I like rainbows
  2. I need more fonts on my computer
  3. I’m thinking of buying a tablet but I might wait another year
  4. I wish Josh would stop eating a kilo of cherries every day because it stinks in here
  5. I wish we would get some nice weather because this has been the crappiest summer ever.