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!

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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!

 

The evolution of wellness tracking in my BuJo

I have been tracking my wellness since I started bullet journaling, but the format has changed quite a bit over time.  This video shows the evolution of my wellness tracking and how I’ve made it simpler, faster, and more useful.

I hope you enjoy!

****Get 10% off with code OHAYOBENTO at Jane’s Agenda****

The supplies I used in the video 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
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!

 

Finding comfort in September with my BuJo

The last few months have been full of change. Some of these changes, like the birth of my daughter, have been truly magical! And others, like the round of layoffs at work and the news of the company closing the majority of the business have been awful. Change, whether for the good or bad, can be stressful.

Even change in a planning routine can add stress. In our ever gnawing need for higher and higher productivity we constantly change our system, our style, our materials, etc to the point where the very thing that is supposed to bring you peace becomes an object of frustration. I dearly love my disc bound notebook from Jane’s Agenda! Don’t get me wrong, it’s amazing! It’s so much more practical than a traditional notebook and it’s perfect for a bullet journal!!

But, there it was. Another source of change. Another new thing in my life full of the unfamiliar. And I just needed to step back and return to something normal, comforting, and familiar. Something I could control. So for September, I switched back to a Leuchtturm. Shock! Awe!

Even though it is loads less functional than a disc bound notebook, I craved the romance of a traditional journal. I still have all of my long term collections in the Jane’s Agenda notebook. And they are likely to stay there and continue to grow. But for daily planning, I’m back to a Leuchtturm.

Wait a minute??? Didn’t I say I would probably never go back?? Yep. Never say never! It’s like that old sweatshirt you swore you would never wear again, but then one day you are feeling so down and out of control that you put it on for comfort.  Yeah, that’s the Leuchtturm for me.

I did switch it up a little, that’s just my way, and went for a straight up grid notebook. I like dot grids, but after using the graph paper in my disc bound book, I realize that I like graph a lot better. I mean a lot!

I’ve also simplified my health tracker a good bit. I don’t track in my dailies any more, just in the monthly spread. This makes it so much easier.

Simplicity is good. And so is familiarity. Sometimes, being able to control such a simple thing as a notebook can make a world of difference.

However, if you are in the market for something new and want to try out a disc bound notebook, Jane is offering 10% off until the end of September with code OHAYOBENTO. They are seriously great notebooks.

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
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!