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So May Didn’t Go Completely to Plan

Hello Lovelies!

Today, I wanted to share a recap of my bullet journal for the month of May. I was ambitious in my pre-month planning, but a couple road bumps tried to derail me. Anyways, let’s get started!

I have to start by saying that some of the spreads are not pretty because I crapped out on a them ( shame on me), but there were other spreads that I was really happy with.

Here is my monthly calendar, gratitude log, and daily log (fail #1). I always kick myself when I crap out on these because there are times when I reminisce and look back.


Next up is my running list of likes and dislikes (video is coming soon – I promise) and my Zentangle-style mood tracker. I really enjoyed the mood tracker. I will say that picking a better color palette was a giant WIN!


The following spread is my monthly trackers for sleep and headaches. These are some of my favorite pages. They give me so much information about how my body works. These are printable files that are available in the Printable Tools and FreebiesPrintable Tools and Freebies Library.


This next spread is depressing. My Step tracker that I was soooo excited about was a big fail because I lost my Fitbit… again. Ughhh…. And I failed at most of my goals for the month as well. Don’t judge me. I don’t wanna talk about it.


On to weeklies!!! I continued used a different color palette each week (check my Pinterest Color Scheme board for ideas!) About half way through the month, I tried my hand at watercolors, and I loved it! So much fun 🙂


I still used half-page dailies (for the most part) this month because they are working pretty well for now. If you want to see more, head over to my #LetteringMayFlowers Recap to see more of the dailies. Make sure to head over to my Instagram @NetaMarieDesigns to see a quick flip thru of May’s pages.

Have an amazing day!

NMDSig


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What I learned after hosting my first challenge on Instagram

Hello!

Many of you know that May was the first month that I hosted my own challenge, #LetteringMayFlowers. It was a super fun month and challenge, and I have since decided to extend the challenge and keep going and am hosting the #AFlowerADay_June challenge this month. That first challenge was eye-opening and I learned many things. I thought that it may be helpful to some of my fellow Instagram-ers if I shared what I learned.

First off, hosting challenges is so fun, and I 100% recommend that you take the plunge and host one if you are thinking about it. These tips/tricks are meant to make the hosting and planning job easier for you.

My tips for hosting challenges:

  • Pick a topic that you are interested in
  • Create your challenge image and make sure that it can be read easily on Instagram (that seems to be where most challenge participants look when deciding which ones to do)
  • Include the following on your challenge image:
    • your Instagram handle
    • the challenge tag (make sure that this is very unique because you don’t want your challenge posts getting mixed with another)
    • the prompts
    • the type of challenge (i.e. planning, doodle, draw, paint, reading, hand lettering, etc.)
  • Post your challenge at least twice – once about 10 days before the challenge is scheduled to begin and again the day before
  • In the description of your challenge:
    • make sure to indicate how and when you will feature participants work
    • tag or DM the challenge Instagram accounts (these are accounts that just share challenges and they are a great way to get your challenge seen by more people)
    • Extras: prizes?
  • Keep your word – strive to keep up with your challenge (rare slip ups are normal) and stick with your features schedule to motivate your participants

This was a short post, but I hope you found it helpful and informative for those of you thinking about becoming a host.

Have a great day!

NMDSig

P.S. I think it would also be fun to co-host with someone (if you are interested – send me an email netamariedesigns@gmail.com).

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#LetteringMayFlowers Recap

Well hello there!

I am jumping right in today. Be forewarned, there are a lot of pictures in this post. All I can think is ‘I did it’ – I successfully hosted my first challenge. If you hadn’t seen before, last month I decided to host my first challenge. I actually had two, but cut it down to one because hosting is a lot of work! My challenge for the month of May was #LetteringMayFlowers.

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I was so excited to see that there were quite a few people that took part in the challenge. It was fun seeing of their wonderful posts. Every other day, I shared their magnificent work on my Instagram (@NetaMarieDesigns) Story. A big THANK YOU to everyone that participated and made my first challenge awesome! Click here to see all the wonderful posts!

Last month, I posted a recap of my challenge prompts and work and really enjoyed it, so I decided to do the same thing this month. I started using watercolors in my journal, and I had a lot of fun each day completing the prompts. I grouped the images together, so hopefully it won’t bog anyone’s computers down. Without further ado, here are my #LetteringMayFlowers prompts – enjoy!

I loved having flowers on my dailies each day. They remind me of Spring and Summer, and they put me into a cheery mood. That being said, I decided to continue the challenge and changed the name! It isn’t too late to take part – check out #AFlowerADay_June on Instagram and make sure to tag, @NetaMarieDesigns, in your posts.

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Okay well that is all I have for today! I hope that you enjoyed seeing the recap, and that the challenge information was helpful to those thinking about hosting or co-hosting their own challenge one day!

Have a wonderful day!

NMDSig


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