Daily Layout Video

Here is a short video just showing the basics of how I draw and fill in my new daily layouts.  There isn’t any talking because I lost my voice, lol.  It’s short and simple, but I hop you like it!

The columns at the top are for my wellness tracking (happiness, calmness, fulfillment, physical health, and energy), steps for the day, water intake, sleep, and the last column I’ve been using for notes of the day.  Sometimes the notes are gratitude entries, interesting events, but mostly they’re milestones that the baby has gone through or cool things she has done.

Thank you for watching!

Happy journaling!

The supplies I used in the photo above are the following:*
Pens: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica in 0.3mm for color
Pens: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica in 0.4mm black
My Bujos: Leuchtturm Squared in Emerald BEWARE!! THIS NOTEBOOK SHOULD BE AROUND $20USD + SHIPPING (Try Goulet Pens if Amazon is too expensive)

*These are affiliate links.  If you purchase any of these items through the link, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.  I will only link to items that I have purchased, used, and would be willing to purchase again.  Thank you for your support!

Happy New Year!

What an amazing year 2016 has been!  I hope your memories from the past 365 days are full of love and light!  I’ve had ups and downs this year, but in the end the ups far outweigh the downs and for that I am thankful.  For me, this year was full of change, growth, and life and I am so excited for all of the amazing adventures that 2017 will hold for our little family.

By far, the biggest highlight of my year was Baby OhayoBento.  She has spread so much joy in our world.  I’ve never met anyone as genuinely happy as her and every day she inspires me to be more mindful in my actions and live each moment with light and wonder.

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My bullet journal has seen a lot of evolution over the past year.  There was a lot of self-discovery in terms of what I needed in my planning and my style.  One of the best things about bullet journaling, in my opinion, is the ability for constant change.  If something isn’t working, change it!

I started my BuJo with doodle and color heavy pages, taken directly from Boho Berry‘s style.  Honestly, I think that emulating someone that inspires you is the best way to start.  Then as your journal progresses, you start changing things little by little to suit your individual needs and style.

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I quickly found that it was just too much for me and that I naturally gravitate to a more minimal style.  Simplification was my mantra this year.  I needed to get my BuJo functional and not feel like work.  It was just too much for me to try to maintain and all of the doodles felt too busy for me.  I needed cleaner and simpler.

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Then I discovered the Zen Art Challenge and got hooked!  I’ve loved doing Zen Tangles for years, and this challenge renewed my interest.  I love having the prompts every day!  My style was still pretty minimal, and I went through a short stint of trying weekly layouts, but my heart was still in doing daily spreads.

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And, finally at the end of this year I settled on a daily spread that is working really well for me… so far.  🙂  I know that it will change shortly, because it always does.  And that’s OK.  Actually, I prefer it.  I’m looking forward to seeing what new types of spreads I’ll implement next year!

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Happy journaling.  Happy crafting.  And I’ll see you next time!

The supplies I used in the photo above are the following:*
Pens: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica in 0.3mm for color
Pens: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica in 0.4mm black
My Bujos: Leuchtturm Squared in Emerald and Leuchtturm Dot Grid in Yellow BEWARE!! THIS NOTEBOOK SHOULD BE AROUND $20USD + SHIPPING (Try Goulet Pens if Amazon is too expensive)

*These are affiliate links.  If you purchase any of these items through the link, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.  I will only link to items that I have purchased, used, and would be willing to purchase again.  Thank you for your support!

Baby BuJo: daycare records

My computer crashed!! I’ve never had a computer actually crash before, but the poor thing can’t even turn on. I apologize for the silence, and it’s been far too long so I’m going to try and blog from my phone. Wish me luck!

I am so glad I started a baby BuJo when I was pregnant! It has been immensely useful in so many ways. My current favorite addition is the daycare records pages. I’m given a paper each day that shows when she slept, ate, mood, etc.

I’ve found this to be incredibly useful for the weekends.  We want to keep her on a consistent schedule as much as possible, so I am able to quickly glance at the page and try to mimic her eating and sleeping times.  She still doesn’t like to take a nap at home, but it’s getting better every day!

The supplies I used in the photo above are the following:*
Pens: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica in 0.3mm for color
Pens: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica in 0.4mm black
My Bujo: Leuchtturm Dot Grid in Berry BEWARE THIS NOTEBOOK SHOULD BE LESS THAN $20USD + SHIPPING
Watercolors: Winsor and Newton Travel Set LINK IS TO AMAZON, BUT GET IT AT A CRAFT STORE AND USE 40% OFF COUPON!!!!

Happy Journaling!

*These are affiliate links.  If you purchase any of these items through the link, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.  I will only link to items that I have purchased, used, and would be willing to purchase again.  Thank you for your support!

Creative Journaling Setup

I love to journal.  I have written about my day, feelings, and events pretty much consistently since I knew how to write.  It has taken on different forms, been in different styles of notebook, sometimes it’s just writing and other times it included drawings, stickers, etc.  One thing that has been constant is change.

Lately, I have been really inspired to up my journaling game by @helencolebrook, @penpapersoul, @greenpaperleaf, @jobsjournal, and so many others. I think I’m going to start showing some ‘before the pen’ photos of how I’ve decorated the pages.  But, until then, one morning I got a wild hair and decided to film the decoration process.

I know this isn’t a bullet journal post, but these two communities of creative journaling and bullet journaling seem to go hand in hand.  Enjoy!

The supplies I used in the video above are the following:*
Midori MD Grid in A5: http://amzn.to/2dU9Y5D
Distress Ink in Walnut: http://amzn.to/2dUaoIW
Tim Holtz stickers: http://amzn.to/2cModsV
Tim Holtz washi tape: http://amzn.to/2d8F850 http://amzn.to/2dUcbhs
Pilot Metropilitan: http://amzn.to/2dMmp0d
Noodlers Ink in 54th Massachusetts: http://amzn.to/2dDVCXT

Happy Journaling!

*These are affiliate links.  If you purchase any of these items through the link, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.  I will only link to items that I have purchased, used, and would be willing to purchase again.  Thank you for your support!

September Bullet Journal Flip-through

Just a basic flip-through of my September 2016 BuJo.  There are a couple of changes I’ll be making for October.  When I get it all set up, I’ll post it!

The supplies I used in the photos above are the following:*
Pens: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica in 0.3mm for color
Pens: Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica in 0.4mm black
My Bujo: Leuchtturm Graph in Emerald BEWARE THIS NOTEBOOK SHOULD BE ABOUT $20USD
Ruler: Midori multi-ruler

Happy Journaling!

*These are affiliate links.  If you purchase any of these items through the link, I will receive a small commission at no cost to you.  I will only link to items that I have purchased, used, and would be willing to purchase again.  Thank you for your support!

Bullet Journal Giveaway!!! (Closed)

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Congratulations to @letteringgrace for winning the giveaway.  Thank you all for participating, but this giveaway is now closed.

 

I am so excited, humbled, and amazed because @ohayobento made it to 10k followers on Instagram last night!!! Thank you all so much for joining me on this journey. I have learned so much from all of you and I cherish the time we get to interact, share, and grow together! I truly cannot say how amazing the bullet journal community is because my words could never do it justice.

As a small attempt at showing my appreciation, I would like to give away what I’m calling a Bullet Journal Discovery Kit. It has all the basics: a Leuchtturm1917 dot grid notebook, Staedtler Triplus Fineliners, a pack of Zebra Mildliners, a Pilot Razor Point II pen, and my absolute hands down favorite set of pens the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Maica in 0.3mm

The giveaway is only open on Instagram, so please click here and follow the rules and guidelines in the post to enter!

Happy Journaling!