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Happy, sad, excited, annoyed? We all experience a myriad of emotions every day.  So why keep track of these winds of change? There are a lot of good reasons, but they can all be summed up in one common adage.

” What gets measured gets managed. “

It’s as simple as that, folks. When you track your mood every day you can identify patterns and triggers. Armed with knowledge you can take control of your moods, instead of letting them control you. 

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,…

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 for dinner?

The shot question heard ’round the world. I just made dinner last night, doesn’t that count for anything? Unfortunately, humans need to eat regularly, making providing dinner a “what have you done for me lately” kind of deal. If you happen to be the main chef in the household you are in a high-pressure job with a new deadline every day and unsolicited performance reviews around every corner.

I feel you. But there is hope for the weary. My solution to everything? Planning! Which is why there is a Bullet Journal spread to answer every question, solve every problem and eventually bring world peace. 😉✌

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.

I have 3 kids and I spend my days answering many, many questions. Hot topics include ” Can I have this?”  “When can I have it?” And the ever popular ” Can I have ALL of it?”. I have all the answers, I’m the I-ching, the Dalai Lama, and the Wizard of Oz all rolled into one mom shaped package. I give my children the answers they need with a grace and wisdom beyond their years — No, kids. The answer is No.

But there is one question that penetrates my peaceful exterior and strikes panicked frustration into my heart.

What’s for dinner?