Tag: minimal

December Weekly: I Triple Dog Dare You!

December Week 3: I Double Dog Dare You -To Get Stuff Done

It’s the Middle of the Month! The To Do List Gets Real! A Busy Week! There’s no time for sticking my tongue to a flagpole, even if I were triple-dog dared. The hubby’s birthday is the end of the week and that means just over a week until Christmas! It’s always about this time of the month that I realize that half the month is gone and if I want to knock out that to do list, I had better get into high gear. It is also about this time the month where I assess my habits and see how […]

Holiday Bucket List and Collections

Holiday Bucket List & Next Month’s Plans – Collections

Monthly Collections Did you know that 2017 is nearly over? I just got used to writing 2017 now I have to learn something new. Something else new: This spread! Both pages are completely new. I’ve never been big on writing down goals I think for two reasons. 1) I am afraid of them – what if I don’t succeed? 2) What if I succeed? A controversy – I know! I believe I am not the only one to fall into this ‘what if I do and what if I don’t’ trap. Seasonal Bucket Lists are Tradition-Keepers and Memory Makers This just […]

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! […]

A Deliciously Simple Weekly Bullet Journal Spread Vertical Open Squared Weekly Bullet Journal Planner Layout with large center margins

A Deliciously Simple Layout

A Deliciously Simple Layout – Minimal Spread The week of Thanksgiving. We are deep in fall and this week can sometimes be rather hectic depending on what your holiday plans are. If you are traveling long distances or you are hosting this festive holiday, a big, elaborate weekly plan is probably not going to happen.  What you need is a minimal spread. Then add to it only the essentials. A weekly tracker, shopping list, sleeping arrangements, travel itinerary. Weeks like this need some versatility, and minimal designs add a lot of versatility. Weekly Plans For me, this week is low-key. […]

Life is Happening Now Header

Life is Happening Now – Layout Your Planner To Keep it on Track

Life is Passing by so Fast! Keep Life on Track. Ah yes. November is zipping by. November is great here in the states because the focus seems to shift to gratitude. A whole month dedicated to gratitude. And food.  But it really is a nice time to reflect on the year gone by. One thing I am thankful for – my planner. It keeps my life on track because I don’t just watch it pass by. I may seem like I have my nose stuck in my planner all day; but in reality, I plan at night when the kids […]

And like that…It’s November – 1st Week of November – Minimal for Function

And like that…It’s November. What in the world? It’s November! I just got used to writing 2017 as the year. We are in the thick of holiday season (or very near to the thick – is that a thing?) and I am definitely relying on my minimalistic weekly designs to guide me through this busy time of year.  I decided this month to start at the beginning of the month instead of half the week’s spread from October and the other half as November. So I ended up with a couple of half-week layouts. I had big plans for the start […]

November Title Page | Simple black and white Hello November with elegant handlettering text and aspens

Planning for November Starts…Yesterday – November Title Page

Hello November Welcome Page An understated title page heading into a very busy period of time. My best tip for the season is to simplify. Simplify your planning, simplify your tasks each day so to enjoy the season. Simplify everything you can. Remove the fluff, remove all the extras because there are a lot of things to do, see, bake, care for etc that will complicate your life. Simplify everything else so when these extra things creep up into your life, you are not completely overwhelmed. Unlike October or September, I wanted a calming and simplified November’s title page. Serenity, Peace & […]

Weekly Horizontal Bullet Journal with mini-time blocking and cute pumpkin doodles

Weekly Layout – Mini Time Block + Pumpkins & Mummy Text

Simple Weekly Horizontal Spread with Mini-Time Block with Pumpkins & Mummified text It is nearly the end of October! What happened? This month went by faster than September! This month has had some ups and downs. I think I take on too much emotionally. I internalize everything. Journaling has helped me overcome this and get me out a slump or help me pull myself back up and keep moving on. I created a simple weekly spread with a larger place for daily ‘to dos’ and a small area for time-blocking – focusing on just the area of time that I […]

Weekly vertical time-blocking measurements A5 notebook dot grid size

Weekly Time Blocking Set-Up {With Video & Printable Template}

Happy Saturday! Has anyone else felt like this week zipped on by? My boss gave me the day off on Monday since the kiddos were out of school. Having one day off during the week (especially skipping a Monday) makes for a short week! Before I knew it, the weekend was already here! This week I decided to create a time-blocking layout to schedule my blogging and creative time. The Problem: I find that I am regularly distracted by social media and other time-consuming activities and do not seem to get done all the things that I want to. There […]

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 […]