Posted in April, Blog Post, Brush Pen, Fineliners and Daily Writers, gel pens, Highlighters, Intro and Info, Likes and Dislikes, Likes and Dislikes, Month, Notebooks, Pen, Pencils, Product Review, Supplies, YouTube, YouTube Video

My April 2017 Likes & Dislikes

Happy Saturday to All!

Today, I wanted to do a quick video showing my likes and dislikes. This is a segment I would like to continue doing each month with new products. For this specific video and post, I am going to lay the foundation and share my favorite products so far in my planning/bullet journaling journey (say that five times fast).

There is no specific category of items in the video, I discussed notebooks, pens, storage, paper, subscription services, and more. There are links at the bottom of the post if you are interested in any products. Let me know what you think about this video. I was inspired by makeup YouTube channel videos that I have seen and wondered why we couldn’t do this in the planner/bullet journal community.

Have a great day! Remember to subscribe to the Planet Plan It YouTube channel!

Neta



Supplies Used:

Notebooks:
• Scribbles that Matter Notebook in Gray with Yellow: http://amzn.to/2oHTlzU
• Leuchtturm Jottbook: http://amzn.to/2pJa6Gq
• Leuchtturm A5 Hard Cover Notebook: http://amzn.to/2pJlGBq
• Moleskine Cahier Squared 3-pack: http://amzn.to/2r4oJZH
• Webster’s Pages Travelers Notebook: http://websterspages.com/color-crush-personal-planners/whats-new/traveler-notebook-planners.html (These also are sold at some JoAnn’s stores: http://www.joann.com/search?q=websters+pages )
• Kyokuto F.O.B B5 Ring-Bound, Dotted: http://amzn.to/2rbXyZi

Pens:
• Crayola SuperTips: http://amzn.to/2rd58DG
• Sharpie Fine Point Pens: http://amzn.to/2pIZkjC
• Pentel Sign Brush Pens: http://amzn.to/2rd5YjU
• Zebra Mildliners: http://amzn.to/2pJfUzA

For more thoughts on pens as well as an in depth pen test and review, please check out my Bujo Tool Tuesday videos on pens:
• Fineliners and Daily Writers: https://youtu.be/6_pj1b2EPyU
• Highlighters: https://youtu.be/7Otu1GeYdVQ
• Brush Pens: https://youtu.be/y32Pc5xZVrA

Storage:
• SnapWare Stackable Storage Containers: http://amzn.to/2r4ocqu
• The Monster Factory VW Pencil Case: http://amzn.to/2pIKWZf
• Floral Anchor Zipper Pouch from SewingScientistJen on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SewingscientistJen?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Subscription Services:
• Ipsy: https://www.ipsy.com/
• Spotlight Stationary: http://www.spotlightstationery.co.uk/

Other Supplies and Items:
• DCWV Project Paper (Vintage Roses – used as background in video): http://www.joann.com/dcwv-project-paper-roll-vintage-roses/14414130.html
• DCWV Project Paper (Floral Geo): http://www.joann.com/dcwv-project-paper-roll-floral-geo/15415201.html#q=floral%2Bgeo&start=7
• Recollections Craft It Mini Stamps: https://www.michaels.com/craft-it-organize-it-mini-stackable-stamps-by-recollections/10402327.html#q=mini+stamps&start=1

Inspiration for my feather mood tracker:
• Instagram @tinas.welt.de: https://www.instagram.com/p/BScBF3tBojh/?taken-by=tinas.welt.de

If you want to try out Amazon Prime to get free 2-day shipping, here is a link to a free 30-day trial: https://www.amazon.com/tryprimefree

Yes, some the product links are Amazon Affiliate links. All that means is that if you make a purchase, Amazon gives me a percentage of the earnings (at no extra cost to you), for referring you to their product/site.

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April Review and Flip Through

Hi Friends,

I hope you all doing great, and that the month of May is treating you well so far. One of my goals with my blog is to start sharing my blog more often. Many of you have seen the Plan With Me for May post and  video. Now, I would like to share a recap of my bullet journal for April.

I gave this post quite a bit of thought and ended up deciding that pictures as well as end reflection might be the most useful.

Oh and there is an actual flip through video on my Instagram @Planet_PlanIt that you should check out!


Let’s get started!

Most of you know my planning routine and know that I like having a definite break in pages between months. I love all of the ‘Hello April (or whatever month)’ pages. This month, I decided to doodle an Easter basket instead of a wreath.

My first full spread is my April monthly calendar wheel. I color the weekends in to make it easier to read. I enjoy how flexible this calendar style is because there are days where I have nothing going on and other days where I have too much and it wouldn’t fit in a traditional calendar.

The next spread is my goals and habit tracker. These are pretty self-explanatory.

Third spread is my April gratitude log and daily log. I have said before in set-up videos that I don’t log these every day, so I don’t make a slot for every day on my gratitude log. I do just enough to make notes of the good things going on.


This next spread is something that I was so excited to start. The left is my sleep tracker and the right is my headache tracker. Both of these are available on the Protected: Printable Tools and Freebies if you would like to try them. Both of these trackers have provided me with some amazing information about myself, but have also presented more questions. This information (when used in tandem with my ‘lady time’ tracker) may help me distinguish what triggers my headaches. I did make some tweaks for the month of May’s headache tracker, but both versions are up in the library.

The last pages I am going to talk about are my weekly and daily pages. My dailies were nothing special. I chose to cut down to half pages in this journal and there aren’t really any new changes. I did make some cosmetic changes to my weekly spreads though. In the month of April, I started using color palettes that I have found and pinned on Pinterest. Take a look at the board if you want some colorful inspiration. I love the palettes and they make it just a little more pleasing to look at. Below are just snapshots of my weekly spreads to show all the different palettes that I chose.

I lied – there is one more thing that I tried out. In my first week, I tried a single page sticker that tracked a week’s worth of fitness, water intake , and food tracking as part of my Beachbody 21 Day Fix plan. It was a bust. I messed up in the design by putting to many boxes for my plan.


I think the concept is good though, so I will be redesigning and correcting this sticker as well as varying the food intake to fix all 4 (A -D) food plans in 21 Day Fix.

I think I am actually finished now! I hope you all enjoyed this recap of April in my bullet journal!

Have a great day!

Neta

P.S. – As always, please comment below or email me at planetplanit@outlook.com if you have comments, suggestions, or questions 🙂


Supplies Used

Yup, theses four links above are Amazon Affiliate links. You can also search on your own for the products. All these links do is give me a percentage of the purchase for referring you over there. This is of course at no additional cost to you and I personally recommend these products because I use them too!

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Planet Plan It – April Stats & May Goals

Hi Friends,

This is the first post in a monthly series sharing Planet Plan It’s growth. Outside of my Planet Plan It world, I work for a local hospital. Part of my job is to compile numbers for the work we complete. I actually enjoy working with numbers. I have been toying with the idea of publishing stats for a while and have decided to go for it.

On other blogs, I have seen monthly postings were the growth of their blog is documented as well as popular posts and other interesting information. I may be the only one that finds my particular information interesting, but for those of you looking to start your own blog can look at this data as well 🙂

Shall we dive in? I am going to provide some earlier 2017 data for reference.


General Planet Plan It Blog Traffic

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April 2017 saw 6,503 views from 2,934 visitors. In the image above, we can see March 2017 was similar with 6,261 views from 2,734 visitors. So far for 2017, January has been the best month with 12,184 views from 5,384 visitors.

 


Blog Post Data

If you read any article about increasing blog traffic, you will probably see the advice that posting often is key. Do to college and home life (y’all get it) I wasn’t able to post as much and I truly believe that it effected my blog traffic.

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This image shows my posting schedule. My blog posting drastically dropped (just one post in February and March) as did my traffic. Although I have started posting more often, it will take time to regain the numbers seen in better months.

So, what did I post? Good question! April was full of brainstorming for me and I have started posting on new subjects!

Blog Post Listing (from newest to oldest):

 

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This image shows the most popular posts and pages on the Planet Plan It blog. The most popular post is and has been the ‘Plan-With-Me Post as I begin my new Bullet Journal’. There are images of trackers that drive a lot of traffic to the blog. There were some new pages added and those received some traffic, but as far as posts, you can see that the ‘Plan With Me’ posts are the most popular.

Blog Referrers:

If you are trying to get more traffic to your blog, it is helpful to know where the traffic comes from.

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Other Social Media:

There are so many ways to reach and connect with readers and followers. Currently, I know that I am not using all venues. Many bloggers use a combination of Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, blogs, YouTube and more.

I currently only have Instagram, YouTube, and my blog. I am looking at expanding. Below is the data regarding followers. I will be including the Planet Plan It Newsletter data here as its growth is also measured in followers.

Instagram @Planet_PlanIt: Ended April with 690 followers with 250 posts

Instagram @PlanetPlanItChallenges: Started on April 13th and ended April with 147 followers and 124 posts

YouTube Challenge: Ended with 21 channel subscribers (I posted only one video in April, but have a total of 9 videos)

MailChimp (Newsletter): Was noted as having 740 subscribers on April 3rd and ended on April 30th with 820 subscribers.


Income:

Many people make money via YouTube, blogging, online shops, and affiliate links. Currently, Planet Plan It only earnings come from the Amazon Affiliate program.

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My earnings for April will minimal, but a couple bucks is a couple bucks. The graph above shows how many people clicked on my links, how many purchased items (fees), and how many purchased a service (bounties).

* I do try to disclose my Amazon Affiliate link use (like at the end of posts and videos) because it is required. If you have questions regarding these links, let me know. *


May Goals:

I will try not to be long-winded with this. For the month of May 2017, I would like to:

  • Blog
    • Grow blog newsletter subscribers to 1000
    • Grow views to 8000
    • Grow visitors to 3000
    • Post at least 10 times
  • Instagram
    • grow @Planet_PlanIt main account to 1000 followers
    • grow @PlanetPlanItChallenges account to 200 followers
  • YouTube
    • Post 4 videos
    • grow followers to 30

That is how April has played out for Planet Plan It. I hope this information with be useful or interesting to some of you. If you have questions or feedback, feel free to comment below or email me at planetplanit@outlook.com.

Have a great night!

Neta


Lets get connected!

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My April Challenges Recap

Hello Friends!

We made it through April. This was the first month that I participated in challenges. I have tried planner challenges previously, but ended up not sticking with them for the entire month – lame.

I stumbled on the lettering, drawing, doodle, photo challenges and immediately became intrigued. I participated in the #AprilMovieLettering and #HPDaily challenges.

I have gathered all of my posts by their challenges below:

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I really enjoyed this one. I like to doodle/draw as well as practice hand lettering, so this was really fun. I only missed a couple days.

Up next are all of my #HPDaily challenge posts. I love Harry Potter and thought that this one would be fun 🙂

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I had a lot of fun with this challenge as well. I discovered that I needed to finish reading all of the books and watching the movies before I continued with this challenge, though.

Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed this recap!

Neta

 

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Plan With Me for May

Hi Friends!

May is fast approaching, and I was actually able to get myself together enough to plan ahead of time. I know, I know… shocking. I was even able to film a video for the YouTube channel!!

Anyways, lets dive in.

Getting started in my planning actually began a couple weeks ago. I counted pages and estimated what page my dailies would end on and reserved half of the page to make notes for May. I just kept track of thoughts, ideas, additions, and things I will be discontinuing. The biggest change is that I am going to back off habit tracking again. I tried it in April, but I am still habit-tracker burnt out.

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This page is nothing fancy. You can really get into this and make it as elaborate as you want. I do recommend that everyone reflects on the prior month while planning, so that your planner/bullet journal can by fully tailored to fit your needs.

Next task is gathering supplies which were printables in this case. I looked through and decided what my pages would be and if I needed printables for them.

Page

Printable or Draw

Hello May Draw
Monthly Calendar Wheel Printable
Gratitude Log & Daily Log Draw
Sleep Tracker Printable
Headache Tracker Printable
Likes & Dislikes Draw
Mood Tracker Draw
Step Tracker Printable
Goals Draw

I did not create this table while planning, it is purely for this post, but you definitely could pre-plan pages and spreads. Here is a printable page layout sheet.

If you follow me Instagram, you may have already seen my short video of me creating my May banner. I saw a Pin of Pinterest that inspired the drawing by Free Pretty Things For You (take a look at all the cool stuff on their site).

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Although, I ended up coloring in my banner, I almost wish I would have kept it black and white. It is such a simple design, and I was so excited that I could easily do it.

These next few pages are pretty self explanatory. The video (above) shows how I insert the stickers and some pointers I have to get them to lay nicely.

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Coming up next is my May Likes & Dislikes page which I like to have to track throughout the month because I am toying with the idea of doing monthly ‘Likes and Dislikes’ videos On the right side of this spread is my new mood tracker. This seems to be kind of a new trend, which I really enjoy and can see the benefits in keeping track of. Especially for people (like me) who sometimes suffer from depression. Last month, I tried out a feather design inspired by a design by Fiona over at @tinas.welt.de on Instagram. I love the feather idea and will probably do it again, but for May I decided to try a different idea I had. My Grandma introduced my to Zentangle last summer and I really enjoy it. Here is a link to a Pinterest search with a bunch of Zentangle examples and designs. I decided that I wanted to do a Zentangle design that was color coded like a mood mandala/tracker. The other part of the idea is that I thought it would be fun to do animal designs. For May, I settled on a giraffe design.

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This is a prototype of the printable that I will be making, but I am really excited. So excited, that I already created all of the Zentangle-y designs on the giraffe.

The next page/printable that is new this month is my step tracker. I wear a FitBit, so my daily steps are logged. I thought it would be fun, and hopefully motiviating to see how many steps I can accumulate for the entire month…. kind of like a competition against myself.

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There are printable PDFs available in the library. Each PDF has a table numbered on the bottom axis 1-31 for the days of the month, and increments of 2,000, 5,000, or 10,000 steps per day going up the vertical axis. There is even a bonus PDF with extra increments at the top for those who are above and beyond. If you need a PDF with different increments (i.e. 1,000, 15,000, 20,000, or even more – let me know).

The last page here is my goals. Nothing special, but I find that constant reminders keep me on track… or at least thinking about the track.

 

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That is all I have for today. Make sure to check back for my April review post.

Neta

P.S. – My end of month newsletter will be going out tomorrow Sunday, April 30th. If you are interested in signing up and have not done so already click here to be directed to the sign-up form. The newsletters will keep you up to date and will also provide you with up-to-date passcodes for the free Printable Tools and Freebies library.


Supplies Used:

Yes, the product links are Amazon affiliate links. All that means is that if you make a purchase, Amazon gives me a percentage of the earnings (at no extra cost to you), for referring you to their product/site.

 

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Planet Plan It Letter Challenges!!!

Don’t worry, your normal program will resume shortly. This will only take a minute.

I am too excited to wait and want to introduce the Planet Plan It Lettering Challenges for the month of May!!!

First is the #LetterMayFlowers


I found a list of flowers that bloom in May. It was such a lovely list. While I was creating the list, I thought it was a great idea to familiarize myself with which flowers are blooming in different months because sometime soon my Hunny and I are going to tie the knot.

The second challenge I am introducing is all about one of the funniest (in my opinion) movies, Step Brothers.

To join, use #StepBrosLettering on your posts.


The movie is a little crude, and the language may offend some- so be warned. I am not one of these people. I find this movie incredibly hilarious.

I am so excited to start these. I would love for you to join me. Make sure to follow me on Instagram @Planet_PlanIt and use #StepBrosLettering or #LetteringMayFlowers

Have an awesome day!

Neta

P.S. – I know I have pushed this a lot, but make sure you check out the new @PlanetPlanItChallenges page and view all the amazing challenges everyone comes up with and is participating in.

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Storing all my bullet journal crap (er I mean stuff) and how to decided what comes with you on a daily basis!!

Howdy,

So, I have a deep love for pens. Always have. Always will. Bullet journaling has woken the beast and my addiction has grown stronger. I am pretty sure I will need an intervention sooner or later.

The biggest problem with my addiction is storage. FYI – this post excludes how I store notebooks… because I don’t have a system for that.

When it comes to storing pens, I feel like these are my only options:

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Store pens in their original packaging… if possible. Some pens were purchased individually. P.S. – I have no clue where that fourth pen is.
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Store different types of pens in different pouches… but then find a bigger bag to pack all the pouches. HA! This was an adorable idea.

After realizing that the first two just aren’t going to work, I looked on. I searched and searched and searched for a suitable storage system, but it is not as easy as I thought it would be to find. Finally, I stumbled on these storage containers!!

Here are some of the features that I really like:

  • stackable
  • locking
  • variation in bin depth
  • lightweight
  • handle
  • Size is roughly 6″ x 9″ (so I can take them in a bag if needed)
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I want to show all the bins snapped together. I have four bins here (3 deep and 1 shallow). Each bin houses contains pens of specific types (i.e. brush, daily writer, gel, etc.). Going from top to bottom: fine/daily writers, brush pens (x2), and gel pens.
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Here I have pulled all the bins apart to show the contents. They actually house a ton of pens! (P.S. if you are interested in purchasing any of pens or containers you see, links will be down at the bottom)

When I purchased these, I actually got two different sets. I have since then purchased more because I really like them AND I have more pens.

I purchased two more units with two deep bins each and plan on organizing the rest of my:

  • felt tip pens
  • upgrading my gel pens to a deep bin
  • washi tape
  • stamps
  • notepads will go into the shallow bin

Now, I know what you are going to ask next. “Neta, are you seriously going to lug all of that everywhere?” Answer – yes. Just kidding. No, not really. This will be home storage. I made the decision to re-purpose one of my pouches into my daily pen stash. These will travel with me and my journal. I chose a pouch that was big enough to hold a decent amount of pens, yet can easily fit into my purses.

I decided that my daily hand-lettering challenges (see this post for more info) will probably be done at home, so there is no reason that I need to bring all 5 billion pens with me everywhere. It was like choosing a favorite child… or maybe favorite pet, but I think I narrowed it down pretty well.

Don’t you love this pouch!? It comes in four different colors: blue, orange, pink, and red (pictured). This one measures about 7″ x 2″ x 3.5″

Here are the contents:

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Quick list of what is in here (starting from top left moving clockwise):

I thought that I could take a little of everything I use to do daily bullet journaling. With these pens, I can do regular writing, hand-lettering (for titles and whatnot), shading, and sketching or drafts. All of my weekly set-ups and challenges will be done at home when I have access to more supplies.

I would love to see what supplies or systems you use for storage. If you take a picture, tag me on Instagram @Planet_PlanIt

Have a great Sunday, and to those that celebrate the holiday, Happy Easter!

Neta


Supplies:

Containters/Pouches:

  • SnapWare Stackable Container (2 deep bins): http://amzn.to/2pn2PQl 
  • SnapWare Stackable Containers (2 deep bins and 1 shallow): http://amzn.to/2p86sdh
  • VW Bus Pen Pouch by Monster Factory (blue, orange, red, and pink colors available): http://amzn.to/2okiN9D
  • Various other pouches: So, I purchased these make-up pouches a long time ago at Fred Meyers. If you just want to round out your Amazon order (or don’t have Fred Meyer stores near you), this pouch is a similar size as the larger, floral pouch pictured and comes in sooo many different patterns.

Pens (these are all pens that are seen in the pictures above):

I could go on and on. If there is a pen you like and want the link to, please comment below or email me at planetplanit@outlook.com.

P.S – Yes, the links are affiliate links, but these are all products that I recommend and like. I was not paid to review these and all opinions are my own. I just thought I would share the good things that I find with all of you. 🙂

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Intro to Challenges

Hiya!

I know it has only been a couple days since my last post, but I am feeling like I should make up for some of my absence. One of the many new changes I made during my break was that I started participating in various daily lettering challenges.

I have said this a zillion times, but bullet journaling is not only helpful in keeping me organized, but it is an artistic outlet for me. I have never really paid attention to challenges in the past other than the @PlanWithMeChallenge hosted by @BohoBerry @PrettyPrintsandPaper and @TinyRayofSunshine . The planner challenges are so fun, but I found that many of the items didn’t pertain to me because my planning system is different. Recently, I stumbled on lettering challenges and saw that it was also doodles and art and was hooked!

I would like to start recapping my submissions to various challenges each month because it is so fun to look back at them all. I will start now by including all my March 2017 submissions for the #DisneyLetteringMarch challenge.

Here is the original post by @writingmunster and @calligraphybyfk 

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I started a little late in the month, on the 19th, but here are my #DisneyLetteringMarch submissions.

I thought that this whole concept was really fun. I like lettering, but I also really enjoy drawing and coloring, and this incorporated everything!

For the month of April, I have been doing the

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#AprilMovieLettering challenge by @calligraphybyfk and @stacythompson as well as the

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#HPDaily with @alilepere. Make sure that you follow me on Instagram @Planet_PlanIt to see daily submissions or check back at the end of the month for a recap. I would love to see your submissions for daily prompts as well. Every post is so unique and awesome. The bullet journal/planner/artistic/lettering community is really amazing!

 


Speaking of monthly challenges, I had a devil of a time locating different challenges and noticed that there are a TON that I missed altogether. I figured that I cannot be the only one to have experienced this, so I created a separate, but affiliated, Instagram account that will be a collection of all bullet journal, planner, lettering, drawing, doodling, self care/wellness, and more monthly challenges that I come across.

The name on the account is @PlanetPlanItChallenges and here is a snapshot of what it looks like right now.

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I have been adding various April challenges because I want to get this account established and out there. If you see a challenge or create a challenge and want it shared, please tag @PlanetPlanItChallenges, and I will post it! I try to make sure that all captions include the tag and the creators are tagged in the images themselves.


Last thing I wanted to talk about here is that I have been thinking about doing a challenge myself. It looks super fun, and the possibilities are endless. If you are interested in collaborating together on a challenge, I would love to hear from you! Email me at planetplanit@outlook.com or DM on Instagram @Planet_PlanIt.

Well, that is all I have for now! Have a great weekend everyone!

Neta

 

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Is it April already?! See how I set up my new bullet journal in the Scribbles that Matter notebook!

Hi to All!

How the heck are ya? Long time no talk (… blog? I don’t know, but it is good to be back.)Here is another post on setting up a bullet journal. I love reading blog posts/watching videos about how people set up their bullet journals because everyone is different and every bullet journal is unique.

My bullet journals are different from one journal to the next. This time is even more different because I have even switched to a new notebook. This picture shows my old bullet journal in a Leuchtturm 1917 notebook in the color berry and my new bullet journal in the new gray and yellow notebook by Scribbles that Matter.

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Here is a quick compare and contrast table showing the Leuchtturm 1917 A5, the Scribbles that Matter, and the Moleskine A5 notebooks:

  Leuchtturm 1917 A5 Notebook Scribbles that Matter Moleskine A5
Cover Type Hard Hard Hard or Soft
Dimensions 5.71” X 8.27” 5.7” x 8.3” 5” x 8.25”
Paper Weight 80 gsm 100 gsm 70 gsm
Page Count 250 192 192
Pre-Printed Index * *
Numbered Pages * *
Pre-Printed Key *
Pre-Printed Pen Test Page *
Bookmarks 2 2 1
Back Pocket * * *
Elastic Closure Band * * *
Pen Loop Optional *

* means that the notebook has the feature

I recently came across the Scribbles that Matter notebooks, but I think they have been around for a minute. I am so glad I ordered one. It is a great addition to the selection of notebooks that we bullet journalers gravitate towards.

Before I get started with my new journal, I wanted to recap what my old journal was like. Here is the link to my Plan With Me post. I kept it simple. I felt like I didn’t or wouldn’t have time to do all the tracking in habit trackers and spreads like that.  Although it worked out ok, I found that I was much less motivated. There was no referring back to my progress or seeing how well I was doing at certain goals. This time around, I decided that I would have to change that. I wanted to make lifestyle changes, health changes, make better progress around my home, improve in activities with my kids, and other stuff.

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Enter my new notebook… There are a ton of color combinations to choose from. I purchased this gray and yellow notebook. I love bright colors, but gray is so relaxing to me. I enjoyed all the features the notebook offers and the cover is so fun with all the designs.

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Key and Index (three index pages included)
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Pen Test pages (front and back)
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Back expanding pocket and included pen loop

I began planning my notebook in early March. I used some extra pages from the Leuchtturm bullet journal to make a running list of all the things that I wanted to track and include in the next journal. Once I had the list, I used a new printable to plan the order of spreads and pages.  I read a good line from the NaNoWriMo site. It stated that there are planners and ‘pantsers’. Obviously, we are all planners, but I like to plan my bullet journal. There are also some people that don’t plan and like to fly by the seat of their pants, i.e. pantsers. I thought it was fitting in this case as well. Here is my planning sheet after everything is filled in.

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Although the planning sheet I created was initially for the Leuchtturm, it worked pretty well for the Scribbles That Matter notebook because they are pretty similar. I wrote down pages and spreads in pencil and moved them around as needed. For the pages that I would be using a printed sticker, I indicated with either a “P” for those that needed to be created or a circled “P” for those that I already had.

Here is the documents I used 🙂

I wont bore you all with a page-by-page, but here are a few new pages that I have created:

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I am so pleased with how my song tracker worked out. It is nice to have a spot for songs to keep track of until I can purchase them.
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This is my first attempt at a show tracker, but I am excited to track shows as I will be needing this for other projects as well.
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Larger calendar wheel. I am loving it so far!
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This is my first mood tracker. I am inspired by this. It is so interesting to see how my emotions fluctuate throughout the month.
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One of my favorites. This headache tracker tracks what kind of headache I have, if my hair was up, and how much coffee I drank. I will be editing it slightly for next month to include when I wear glasses.
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This is the other sticker I was excited about. This is my sleep tracker. I am about 1/3 of the way through the month and can already see why I always feel so drained. There are bold lines with very faint vertical lines to keep things nice and neat. I also included a checkbox at the end to track when I still felt tired after waking up.
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This was an initial take at tracking food, water, exercise and steps. I love having it all together, but I have a few tweaks and corrections to make.

Make sure that you visit the library to check out the new printable PDFs.

In the next couple of weeks, I will be looking at reformatting of the library as the current system doesn’t seem to be the perfect fit. It is a work in progress, so we will see if I can find an easier to navigate format.

I am almost done filling in the final details into my bullet journal and will be filming a flip through for the Planet Plan It YouTube channel soon. Make sure you tune in. If you haven’t already visited, click here to watch the current videos.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my bullet journal set up and enjoy the new printables. I am also working on others that will soon be uploaded. Make sure you are subscribed to the Planet Plan It newsletter to receive the current access codes needed.

Have a great day,

Neta


Supplies used and mentioned

Scribbles That Matter Notebook: http://amzn.to/2oZU5Qz

Leuchtturm 1917 A5 in Berry: http://amzn.to/2pbgw1W

Moleskine Notebook: http://amzn.to/2nHl42Y

Sharpie Fine Point Pen: http://amzn.to/2oZLJIs

Sticker paper: http://amzn.to/2pb8xSF

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Bujo Tool Tuesday: Brush Pens

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you all are having a wonderful Wednesday. This post is coming to you to announce that the first Bujo Tool Tuesday video was posted late last night. I finally got the video filmed and edited, but uploading took forever.

Remember to check in the Reviews and Impressions page for the reviews as well. That will be where all reviews will be housed.

Pens discussed:

  • Sharpie Brush Pen
  • Faber-Castell Artist PITT Brush Pen ‘B’
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pen
  • Sargent Art Classic Brush Markers
  • Pentel Touch Fude Sign Brush Pens
  • Tombow Fudenosuke Pens
  • Zebra Disposable Brush Pens
  • Kuretake Bimoji
  • Kuretake Fudegokochi

Throughout the video, we touch on all different aspects of the pens including:

  • smell
  • ink type
  • colors available
  • packaging
  • individual pen and set availability
  • pricing
  • large and small lettering
  • flourishes and skipping
  • smudging
  • bleed/ghosting in both Moleskine and Leuchtturm notebooks

Take a look and let me know what you think!

* Disclaimer: As stated in the video, none of the products were sent to me in return for my review. All of the pens discussed were personally purchased. My opinion and reviews are my own.

Have a great day and thank you for watching. Remember to subscribe and hit the bell to receive notification of new videos!

Neta



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