Review of Fauxdori from @lakc1120

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The planner and bullet journal community is a wonderfully sharing place.  A little while after Christmas, Laurie @lakc1120 posted an offer on her Instagram account. She offered three people the chance to try out one of her Fauxdori covers.  I volunteered and thought nothing more of it, until some happy mail dropped through my door!

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The package contained this personal sized Fauxdori.   It has a black and white photographic image of a flower on the outside and a pinstripe interior.

To begin with, I was unsure about how I would use it, but I realised I had a need for a notebook system for work.  I tend to keep a notebook on my desk at work to jot notes from meetings and ideas for lesson planning, but I get really annoyed that the two parts of my job get mixed together.  This system would solve that as I could have separate notebooks within the fauxdori for each part of my role.

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The Inclusion notebook contains notes from meetings and tasks that I will transfer to my bullet journal after the meeting.  As the pages are fairly small, I don’t feel like I’m wasting loads of paper when I start a new page at the beginning of each meeting.  I do this for confidentiality reasons.

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The teaching notebook contains notes for planning lessons, ideas from staff meetings and notes about the members of our class ready for writing annual reports.

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Each notebook contains dotted paper which I copied and bound into a notebook.  I decided not to buy inserts initially as I wasn’t sure if I would use this system in the long term. I think I will continue to use this system, but I think I may have to move into an A5 size as I fill the pages up incredibly quickly when on courses or in staff meetings which means I spend lots of time flicking back to find particular notes.


The fauxdori seems well made.  I had worried that the laminated card wouldn’t stand up to being carried around in my bag, but it’s done well in the 6 weeks that I’ve been using it.  The elastic closure was a similar concern, but again it’s survived daily use.  I think I’ll continue using this one until the end of the academic year in July but, as they seem a fairly easy set up, I think I may make one of my own in a larger size ready for the new academic year.


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