Saturday, September 16, 2017

Bullet Journaling and why you should do it

Over the years I have use many different types of resources to keep myself organized. Bullet journaling assists in organization, but does so much more. The idea of bullet journaling is to use grid style paper - taking us back to those days of charting plots in Geometry - and a free flowing style.

Why should you ditch the calendar and start Bullet Journaling? Simple: your life isn't a calendar. One day your bullet journal may be  a list of "to do" and the next it may be filled with designs for a new dress. The blank slate is to help you live your life - just in a more organized manner - and flows with your day to day activities. You're in full control of your journal, making this a successful tool for everyone to use.

To get started you will need:

If you will be using this as your day to day journal, I suggest you make an index page for the month  or the week listing an existing appointments. Then use the subsequent pages to fill out those days.  Use banners and other designs to enhance the pages. Washi tape or the smaller post it notes organize the pages by color or design to make sections - such as Dr appointments or work out journal - easy to find a flip through and a book mark is used to keep your spot within the journal for your daily ideas.

What makes Bullet journal successful is consistent use of the journal. The best way to ensure this is having the journal out on display. Whether your purchase a book stand or just leave the journal out on your coffee table, having the journal visible will guarantee that your journal will be used.  21 days of straight use forms a habit. Once you start using your journal daily, this is something you will not want to give up.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Free "First Day of School" printable

Make your first day of school picture memorable with these free downloadable posters to mark the first day of school (click link to open image to print)

Friday, August 4, 2017

Customizable School packing lists

Customizable school packing list on Etsy.

Check out these packing lists for the first day of school available on Etsy

These list are a great way to get kids organized and focused on returning to school!

Are your kids ready to return to school?

Thursday, August 3, 2017

"Meet for Macchiatos" at Starbucks and NEW Summer Game

Starting today - August 3rd - through August 7th from 2pm -5pm Starbucks is celebrating International Friendship Day  - August 6th - for an entire week. All Macchiatos (all flavors, hot or iced) are BOGO Free from 2-5pm at participating locations during this promotion. Treat a friend or keep both for yourself.

While you are there, check out the new Summer game! Just by joining the game you have one free entry. Additional entries are earned by paying with your registered Starbucks Card or through the mobile app and/or completing tasks along the game board.  Play along the game board to unlock prizes - which includes bonus stars  - and new levels.