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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!

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?

What’s the best part of being a blog-aholic? The free printables! Yes, we all love a good freebie. But sometimes our freeloading joy is marred by poor options for application, especially if you’re a bullet journal junkie. What do we print our goodies on? Do we just tape them in our notebooks? Glue stick anyone? Huh, now that doesn’t look as pretty as I thought it would.

Well, today I’m going to show you a strange and wonderful solution. When I was hit with the tape and glue blues I did some research and found a cool way to make a DIY planner sticker. The answer was, oddly, Avery Shipping Labels.

Since I first started sharing my Bullet Journal on social media in 2016, I’ve gotten so many questions about the pens I’m using to create my headers.  I’ve also been asked many times if I’ve been formally trained, taken any courses on calligraphy and the like. Well, today I’m gonna give my readers the goods. The juicy secrets of handwriting success, if there is such a thing.

In this fast paced world of instant communication, constant entertainment, and flashy distraction, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel like you don’t get anything accomplished. As a mom of 3 who works from home, I know I feel like I’m interrupted at least a 100 times a day. And then there’s the interruptions you choose to indulge in (I’m looking at you Pinterest!…I mean literally, I’m always looking at you, don’t be mad, I love you, okay? Okay, bye.)