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Friday, February 27, 2015

A year and a half of Bullet Journaling

Believe it or not, I've been Bullet Journaling for almost a year and a half now. That is by far the longest I've continuously used a particular system in the past 10 years.

I call it Bullet Journaling, but it's really my own modified system I detailed in this post awhile back. That's the beauty of the Bullet Journal system, you can shape it to your needs.

As you know, I've gone back and forth with the Bullet Journal vs day per page diary debate for a long time. Well now I think I can put that to rest. I never had this level of satisfaction with my day per page diary.

Just to make sure, I looked back through some of my old day per page planners recently. The bottom line was, I could use that one page each day as my planner, or as a journal but there wasn't enough space on one page for both planning and journaling. Bullet Journaling (in a blank notebook) solves that issue entirely.

My Bullet Journal is anything I need it to be at that moment. When I went to Iceland, I wrote pages and pages about our trip. When I have a busy day, I fill a two-page spread with tasks and notes. I write my Christmas lists, plan my kids' birthday parties, let my kids draw in the book and generally keep myself sane.

As you can see in the photo at the top of this post, I've been using the same type of notebook this whole time: large blank-page Moleskine notebooks. But for my next notebook I'm thinking of branching out to something else. Probably a Leuchtturm A5 size for the wider page. But I'll stay with the blank pages because I love the freedom.

I contributed to the Bullet Journal Kickstarter recently and am looking forward to my new notebook and to the new BulletJournal.com website and becoming a member of the Bullet Journaling community!

Hooray for Bullet Journaling success!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Reader question: Index cards/ "Hipster PDA"

I received a request from a reader today to put out the call to people who use an index card system (aka "Hipster PDA), especially anyone who has used this method for a long time. She would like info and advice.

Personally I've never used an index card system, but I've seen them around online and some people have a lot of success using them.

Do you have any advice on using an index card system? Please post a comment, and thanks in advance!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Daycraft Signature Magenta diary

Sorry it has taken me so long to post this review! Back in December I received this lovely Signature diary from Daycraft as a very nice surprise.

Magenta is a new color in their Signature collection. I love the soft-touch cover!

Not a great photo, but the page edges are a beautiful aqua color for contrast.

The diary is a page per day timed from 8 am to 10 pm with space for notes. Saturday and Sunday share a page.

An excellent feature of this diary is there are month on two pages calendars embedded throughout the book!

Huge thanks to Daycraft for sending me this gorgeous diary!