October 2017 in my Mini Filofax planner

It has still been very warm here overall, although there was some rollercoaster dips into actual chillier temps. You know, 40 in the morning and then nearly 90 in the afternoon. Enough to provide some proof that October did deliver.

This month we began listening to our newest shared audio book for our car rides, the creepy and disturbing 1970-ish novel This Perfect Day by Ira Levin. I also enjoyed reading Walden on Wheels and listening to the Goodbye, Things audio book.

We've begun preparing for our out-of-state move early next year so there's an abundance of random to-do's. In the mini, I changed my weekly layout to two-days-on-a-page for now. This format is working particularly well at this time, since this is my personal-life planner and we have more of our-life to-do's slated for the weekend. The extra spot for notes by the weekend works nicely for that.  And it allows room for the  doodles I've scribbled lately. (I just remind myself it's not an art competition and no one is judging).

The somewhat indiscernible doodles the October monthly page include some creepy crawlies and a cauldron of eyeball stew.  On a weekday sheet, there's a tiny crockpot and cilantro on a day I had some black beans and rice slow-cooking in the kitchen. Not to be confused with eyeball stew.

mini monthly - october 2017

assorted days and weeks in october

I hope you're having a super-fun and happy Halloween! 🎃 🙀 👻 🍬 🎃

Previous month: September 2017


  1. Fantastic to see what you achieve in your Mini and how you organise it via the various inserts. I'm assuming that the pages are all your own work too? I'm already looking forward to your next post.

  2. Hi, Steve! Yes, almost all the pages are our own sheets now, although some older notes I'd initially written on Filofax-brand Mini sheets are still in there. So very much appreciate your comment - thank you! :)

  3. Really nice and amazing what you have done with the mini! Makes me look at mine own planner and see how I can better organize it. Looking forward how the mini will be handling the holidays.

  4. Hi, Maria! This little mini has its own place in my heart. Thank you so much for commenting and for visiting again :)