All of this is new territory for me. There is a very steep learning curve to each of these endeavors. So when I add all of this together I have been running around expending lots of time, effort, and energy but not really accomplishing much. I just can't get my arms around all of it. It's the “whack-a-mole” syndrome. Deal with something over here and all hell is breaking loose over there or something is dying of neglect somewhere else.
As many of you know, I love being organized in life. I have lists upon lists for all this. I have all kinds of planning apps on my phone (FYI — I still haven't found the app that works for me.) I have two paper calendars, one electronic calendar, and two paper planners but I still haven't developed an overall system to manage all there is to do. Oh. And I would like to have a personal life — time to spend with family & friends, time to expand my yoga practice, time to just sit and enjoy life.
So, stay tuned. I’ll keep you advised as to what I am doing and what this grand organizational plan looks like.
Thanks for stopping by,
Back to School — Student Notebook — Grid Notebook — Doodle/Tangle Sketchbook — College — Student Gift
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This altered composition book has grid pages which makes it the perfect notebook or journal for bullet journaling, doodling or just keeping track of your busy day. It's an excellent gift for anyone who keeps a journal, planner, diary or smashbook. It is a great back to school gift for your favorite student or teacher.
The front and back covers of this notebook are covered in fabric with backpacks & school supplies. The colors are browns and khaki with just a touch of muted pink. The covers are lined with cold pressed watercolor paper. The outside spine is reinforced with grosgrain ribbon that is sewn to the fabric covers. The inside spine is reinforced with book binding tape. There is an attached ribbon bookmark with a charm. An elastic pen holder is attached to the back cover so you can keep your pen with your notebook. And the pocket on the inside back cover is the ideal place to keep a few loose papers. I include another bookmark in the back pocket -- just for fun. It also comes with a complimentary elastic band in a coordinating color.
The front cover of this notebook can be customized, if you wish, with a placard with the word or name of your choice in one of six different fonts. I can also put a blank placard on the inside front cover with your name. Or I can leave it blank for you to customize. Just contact me, as I'm happy to work with you.
The size of the notebook is 9.75" x 7.50". There are 100 sheets, 200 pages for writing or doodling in this book.
Bright & Cheery Fabric Covered Book — Blank Journal — Blank Notebook — Blank Planner — Personal Journal — Prayer Journal — Diary — Travel Journal — Meditation Journal — Smashbook — School Notebook
Find this cheerful notebook in my Etsy store: WAMLcrafts. This altered composition book has lined pages which makes it the perfect notebook or journal for notes & lists -- well, really anything. It's an excellent gift for anyone who keeps a journal, planner, diary or smashbook. Maybe you need one place to keep all of your lists, thoughts & ideas.
The front and back covers of this notebook are covered in vibrant and cheery floral fabric. The covers are lined with decorative card stock or scrapbook paper. The outside spine is reinforced with grosgrain ribbon that is sewn to the fabric covers. The inside spine is reinforced with book binding tape. There's a pen loop to keep your favorite writing instrument with your notebook. There is an attached ribbon bookmark with a charm. I've included a book mark just for fun. And the pocket on the inside back cover is the ideal place to keep a few loose papers.
The front cover of this notebook can be customized, if you wish, with a placard with the word of your choice in one of six different fonts. I can also put a blank placard on the inside front cover with your name. Or I can leave it blank for you to customize. Just contact me, as I'm happy to work with you.
The size of the notebook is 9.75" x 7.50". There are 100 sheets, 200 pages of paper in this book.
Take a look at the full moon tonight. As always, the full moon is awe inspiring and let's us know we are not so damn important.
I just added this blank grid journal to my Etsy shop: WAMLcrafts. The fabric covering the front and the back covers is from New Mexico. This would make a nice prayer journal, meditation journal or faith journal.
I just love the bright vibrant colors.
I don’t know about you guys, but I love washi tape. I love the colors and patterns it comes in. It seems the choices of washi are endless. Can you have too much washi? I don’t think so.
I use a grid composition book as my planner/journal/diary. While I decorate the outside, the pages are very plain. I’m quite a minimalist when it comes to my planner layouts but I do like to add a little color. Enter washi tape.
My favorite way to use washi tape to organize my book, is to put it on the outside edges of the pages. I do this in a couple of different ways. I make sections in the back of my book for different projects, lists, etc. I estimate how many pages I want in each section. Each section will get a different washi tape.
So when I look at the edges of my pages, even when the book is closed, the sections are clearly delineated from each other. (I apologize for the quality of the photo. It's very difficult to hold my journal and snap a photo. But you get the idea.)
You could use this approach to differentiate each month’s layout from the next month. And as you do this over time the edges of your pages are so colorful and pretty.
Another idea is to use washi tape to organize your family's activities and yours. Each member of the family gets a different color tape in your planner. Then when someone has an activity or appointment you put a piece of their color washi tape on the day. And the beauty of washi tape is you can write on it. So you can write the time and name of the activity. Color coding has never been so easy.
And if you have repeat appointments or activities for yourself you can use a different style of tape for each of your activities. Say you love going to the yoga studio but don’t have a set schedule. Just add a piece of tape to your planner that is strictly for yoga. Put it on the day you are going to the studio and add the time.
You can use one style of washi for your work appointments. Then you can just write the time and place on that piece of tape on the day of the appointment. This works for bills to pay as well. Just add another color of washi tape to the day you want to pay a bill. You can write the name and amount on the tape so it is right at your fingertips. No forgetting to pay someone.
Since there are so many things you can keep track of this way, it might be helpful to create a legend at the very front of your planner until you have all the colors memorized.
Another use of washi tape is to show blocks of time on your daily schedule. If a meeting is scheduled for 2 hours, say from 8 — 10, just put a piece of tape in your planner from 8 — 10 and write the meeting details on the tape. Once again you can get really creative here and use different colors or styles for different types of meetings. Or if you want to schedule a block of uninterrupted time to work on a project, washi tape to the rescue.
I try to have a highlight on my weekly layout of a goal, quote or something funny. I use washi tape to color in the area where I am going to put my goal. Then my eye naturally wonders to that spot anytime I look at my weekly layout.
Even if you are a minimalist journaler like me (just the facts, ma'am) adding a little color with washi tape is easy and fun.