Monday, February 5, 2018

Where did January go?

Another month is rolling in... as I close out yet another busy month.

Things are gearing up over here.  Some of my journal time has been cut into, while we work on home projects.  At least my posting time has been cut out while we accomplish tasks!

We are expecting a little girl in June and unfortunately our tiny house is in need of some major work.  We are currently working to update the master bedroom and clean out some of the random items in my son's room, to make room for the baby!  I hope to have some process photos up, or at least some final photos closer to June!  Figures crossed.

In the mean time, a little catch up.  Since I found myself short of journal/posting time this month, I decided to continue the "keep it simple" approach.

Here are a few of my favorite January Weekly Layouts:



The goal was to keep it simple, yet enjoy my layouts as best I could.  I experimented with placement a couple of times, how I would break up my daily tasks and reminders for upcoming events and lists.

This month I have found that incorporating the use of stickers, and they have been a huge time savor and easy way to incorporate pattern, font, and inspiration!

Check out The Happy Planner and the Create 365 Sticker Books!


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Week 1: 2018

Keeping with the simple plan:

I did not spend 20-40 minutes laying out my weekly page!  This month opting for the daily lists so I could organize my never-ending tasks, only took 5 minutes!


I did keep a few Organizational lists this month:
Upcoming Events: So I knew what I needed to plan around this week. 

A Prioritize section, including a shopping list for items I found I needed throughout the week.

A TO DO list, to focus on a few of my SPECIAL WANT tasks.

This TO DO list featured reminders to make my new ETSY items, list them, and share new Blog stories!  SO far it worked:  Check out my new shop items here!

I also wanted a projects area: THE PLAN.  We are in need of a home makeover, so to keep my projects in mind I created the PLAN list.

Other feature ares this week, my mini Monthly calendar, and my Doodle!

Keeping the week busy, but happy!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

January 2018!

Trying to keep it simple in 2018... however, that does not mean I don't get to be creative!



This month I chose to keep my layout time under 10 minutes.  In the past: I have spanned pages, put inserts between pages, used half pages, featured original drawings, and researched new layout techniques.  This month I took my usual printed work schedule and taped it to the page!  I did not transfer it to my written calendar page, as my work schedule seems to change by the end of the month.  SO!  This month, I simply added the items that are scheduled outside of work: featuring morning, evening, and all day activities.

I also utilized stickers and Washi Tape!  A great way to jazz up a page without spending time drawing things out!  Trying to keep my goals in mind this month!  I took a few of the goals I had set in my #Goals Page from last week.  As a helpful reminder of the intensions I want to keep this year!

I like it!  Here's to a simple month!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Hello 2018!

So far, this year is starting out just fine, minus a few aches and pains...

Work is in full swing, however today is a SNOW DAY!  Time to catch up on all of the work I have to do.  Besides schedules and planning for upcoming events, I have a bunch of new items to post in the shop!  I can't wait to get them all started.

To start things out, it's time to create my punch list for all of the things that need completed in 2018!
The top item for me this year is to post my Bullet Journal #GOALS page!

When I was beginning to layout my page I found myself searching for imagery and information on reflection and goal-setting.  In my search I found this book "Goodbye 2017 Hello 2018" by Selina Barker and Vicki Plavitt.  These two have founded Project Love, a website featuring online courses and coaching projects to promote women empowerment in life, career, focus, sisterhood, community, and so much more! 

Unfortunately, I was a few days too late to order for this years Kickstarter Campaign.  I truly hope they will be back next year!  This #projectlove project seemed like a great way to transition from one year to the next through reflection and help putting your best foot forward.


I've added their book image to my front page for 2018 to remind myself to check out more about them!  I've just started to check them out and have found that they have some wonderful blog posts and podcasts about loving what you do and growing your dreams. 

Thanks Selina and Vicki, I look forward to checking out more about your website and hope to grab one of your books next year!

My goals for 2018 is to keep it simple, and remember what is truly important to me.  My Health, Family, Home, and Creative adventures!  It's so easy to let the things that matter fall by the wayside.  This year I will do my best to remember my goals. 

I have left myself some room on this page as I am sure I will have additional goals this year.  I find that setting goals are a great way to move forward though life!  I hope to keep setting new goals so I can keep growing.

Come back soon!  I have a few more pages ready to share this month!