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Time for a showdown! If you’ve been reading my blog this year, you know I’m a big fan of the famed Leuchtturm1917 notebooks. In 2 years of journaling every single day, I’ve gone thru 3 different Leuchtturms – and I loved them all. But recently, as Bullet Journaling grows in popularity, I’ve noticed some new kids on the block.

The Scribbles That Matter notebook has caught my eye and as a legendary wrecker of notebooks, I’ve decided to put them to the test. I’ve been journaling every single day for the last 6 weeks in my new Scribbles That Matter notebook. The spine has endured countless opening’s and closings – the pages have met with every pen imaginable and even some watercolors! I’ve dropped it, stuffed it in my purse, spilled things on it, etc. Needless to say, I have “scribbled” all over this bad boy.

Looking to start a journal but feel overwhelmed by the options? This is the list for you! I’ve been Bullet Journaling every single day for over 2 years now, and I’ve tried a lot of notebooks along the way.

I’ve narrowed down your search to the best and the brightest. These 5 notebooks have stood the test of time and are sure to please options for every variety of journaling. So if you’re looking for a sure thing – look no further. I’ve got you!

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” L.M. Montgomery October’s printables are here! Supplies I used to create these pages: Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens (These are the pens I use for headers and calligraphy. They are amazing, they basically do the work for you!) Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pen Staedtler Triplus Fineliners Prismacolor Colored Pencils Prismacolor Colored Pencil Blender – This is the first time I’ve tried these blenders and I love them! They can give you a nice watercolor effect even if you’re using regular colored pencils. For a full explanation on each of these spreads and how I use them for monthly planning, click here. When you sign up for October’s Free Monthly Planning Pack, here’s what you’ll get. Monthly Art & Quote of the Month Monthly Calendar, Goals, and To Do list For full instructions on monthly planning, click here! Monthly Habit Tracker For more…

It’s the Back to School season for kids and adults alike. College students prepare for a new semester and parents prep their kids for a new year. As grocery store aisles begin to fill with crisp paper and colorful crayon boxes, a palpable anticipation enters the air. A change is coming, and it comes with new pencils!  You gotta love school supplies, but back to school is tough. There’s teacher meetings, supply shopping, schedules to revamp, etc. It’s enough to make a grown woman cry into the box of large fries she’s been forced to stress eat.  Anyway, enter my bullet journal to the rescue! Here’s how I use my journal to organize all those pesky back to school details and avoid that pesky nervous breakdown. Supplies I used to create these pages: Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pens (These are the pens I use for headers and calligraphy. They are amazing,…

When I first began my foray into the world of Bullet Journaling, I did what any sane person would do. I became obsessive about my new hobby and spent hours on Instagram ogling inspiration. This was my first introduction into the world of hand-lettering. As much as I admired the beautiful work I was seeing – I considered it out of my reach. These must be professionals, they must practice all day, they must spend a fortune on supplies, etc.  But today I’m here to tell you, it’s not true!

Yes, of course, there are the professionals out there and practice does make perfect. But as I timidly began to give it a try, I realized it’s not nearly as hard as it seems. In fact, some of the most beautiful hand-lettering is well within the reach of a beginner!

Today I’m going to guide you, step by step, thru some beautiful lettering projects. It’s fun, it’s easy, and you can do it! Let’s get started!

September has arrived and here’s hoping that sweater weather will quickly follow. If you’ve been reading my blog this year you might have noticed I’m not a big fan of the heat. When it comes to summer weather, I’m all too happy to ” Let it go.” After all –  ” The cold never bothered me anyway.” Wow, can you tell I have three kids and have seen Frozen 362 times?

Anyway, September printables are here! Scroll to the bottom to sign up for yours! If you’re already signed up you can head to the Printabundle Library and enter your password.

If you’ve been reading my blog this year you might have noticed I’m a little obsessed with my Monthly Planning sessions. Before I started journaling regularly, I used to take things as they came. That may sound super chill, but the results were anything but. Because I wasn’t planning ahead, things would slip thru the cracks. I was always busy, but curiously unaccomplished. This is because I was being “reactive” instead of  “proactive”.

Anybody who scrolls through Pinterest on a daily basis knows – washi tape is the sh**. There seems to be no end to how you can use this hip and colorful tape to create oodles of creative projects. Though I love a good mason jar craft as much as the next girl, I longed to use my growing collection of tiny tape in a more practical way. Being the planner obsessed girl that I am, I found a way to use washi tape to boost the productivity of my planner and not just its beauty.

Enter the washi tape index! Today I’m going to show you how I use washi tape as a DIY index for my planner. It’s simple, easy and way more fun than writing everything out. And who doesn’t want another excuse to buy more washi tape, right?

Let’s get started with the basics. What is washi tape and why does it rock?

The flavor of the summer is finally here! The votes have been tallied, and my people have decreed: ” We want a Strawberry Daiquiri! ” Unfortunately, mailing a frozen cocktail across state lines is frowned upon – and probably messy. But, I’ve got the next best thing. This strawberry hued Bullet Journal Kit is as delicious as your favorite summer cocktail. (Suggested use: sip said cocktail while gazing lovingly at your new journal set.) The Strawberry Daiquiri Giveaway The power of a boozy perfect plan is just a click away. This Bullet Journal Starter Kit has everything you need to get you on the road to planner peace. This starter kit includes: 1 Berry Leuchtturm1917 A5 Dot Grid Notebook 1 Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen, fine nib, in red wave A set of 10 brilliant Staedtler Triplus Fineliners  .3mm markers. How to Enter You may be asking yourself, how can I get my hands on such a delicious journaling…

August is here and for many that means the summer is winding down and back-to-school is kicking up. Here in the deep south, it means it will be blazingly hot for at least 2 more months but we still have to pretend summer is over and be productive. It’s a sad time. However, it does give me an opportunity to break out some new planning pages for my peeps, which makes my faux “end of summer” a little brighter.