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December Monthly Log + Santa's Naughty & Nice To Do List

December Planning: Monthly Log

Monthly Log: Why Repeat if it Didn’t Succeed the First Time? I failed miserably with this layout in September. You’ve never seen it – I turned the page on that spread, used a box-grid calendar and glance at it only occasionally. And no, I didn’t give this spread a C+, that is simply a nod to A Christmas Story – which is my monthly theme for December. So why did I go back to this Monthly Log Spread if I didn’t succeed the first time? Well, there are a couple of reasons: First of all, I really want it to succeed! […]

December Sneak Preview - A Christmas Story Theme - Plan the planner + Video walk through

Plan the Planner: Introducing the Theme – A Christmas Story

December Here Already?!? It’s nearly December and almost the conclusion of 2017. The end of the year always makes me reminisce and this is time is no different. 2017 has been extremely eventful. I had my 3rd (and most likely last) baby in February, just after we were getting back on our feet from my husband being out of work for 5 months in 2016. My parents spent several weeks going between my house and my sister’s house due to the baby, weddings, missions, etc. They managed to catch a few of my nephew’s sporting events too. Summer was a […]

November Plans – Focus on Simplicity and Gratitude

November Journaling Focus Simplicity and Gratitude After the fun holiday of Halloween comes a period of anticipation. It feels like there is almost an electric quality in the air – a magic that only comes with the holidays. With that comes the flurry of activity, the parties, the traveling, the family gatherings, the traditions, the end of year hustle that is born around the end of October and dies after New Year’s day. During the first two weeks of November, there is almost a calm before the storm. For me, the holidays become overwhelming. So this is why I chose to […]

Near-Minimalist Monthly Spread with Rounded corners

Keep the Function of a Monthly Calendar Spread with a Touch of Flair

October Monthly Calendar Layout I didn’t always use a bullet journal as my preferred method of keeping track of my life. I used other planners. In fact, I used a planner once as a journal so I would have just a snippet of space to write in. It worked, for a while. But here is the thing, I was flipping through my old planners and they were so boring. The function was there, but the inspiration wasn’t. I have many half-filled or abandoned planners – it’s really embarrassing. There were planners where there months where there was nothing recorded.  It wasn’t […]

September Set Up

September is here! Ok, well almost. My September set up is here!   Hello, September. How I’ve missed you. Fall is a time that gives me the…well warm fuzzies. Even though September is not yet full-on fall, there is a certain deliciousness that comes with the crisp nights and cooling weather, the warm hues all over the tree tops as the autumn colors dot the horizon. The reds, oranges, yellows, soft browns, and PURPLE! Purple is a fall color I swear. Apple strudel is definitely on the menu. I don’t care if I have to eat the entire pan by myself […]