As I was surfing threw the vast creative world that is youtube, i learned about black out poetry.
I have seen many photos via tumblr and wondered what it was and now I can say that I really enjoy this process especially on days that i simply can not place words together.
This creative outlet is unlike anything I have come across of and actually feels soothing, its the best way I can describe it to be for me anyways.
Here is the first one I managed to create.
I placed washi tape on the corners of the pages I did create. Since this book is a thriller, it will be interesting to see all the finished poems.
Here’s the cover of the book:
I will revamp the cover to suit me better and the poems I end up creating from it.
If you would like to see more photos of the poetry I wind up creating, please visit my tumblr.
I had cut out a few things that stuck out to me from a magazine and had been wanting to make a vision board/inspiration pages in my bullet journal for awhile. I didn’t want to make a big typical one on a poster board and hang it up etc. Like most I have seen. Putting it in my bullet journal that I am constantly in and flipping threw seemed more and more like a good idea.
I enjoyes the process so much and it didn’t take long to place it all together.
What is something you have done to be creative in your bullet journal?
Here is an update to my planning system. Life with four kids is chaotic at times, so having a planner to manage everything works wonders especially since I took up blogging and creating videos on youtube. Also, I am able to schedule in some twitch streams and know when I can and cannot stream.
The purse being loaded with toddler things contains my franklin covey planner that I take with me. You can watch the video to me setting it up HERE. I love that I can open it up during groceries or other runs to appointments and such that it will be pretty to look at and also works great for on the go.
The happy planner classic undated is where I will do challenge and fun videos with as well as memory keep in it. This planner stays home.
The erin condren is to decorate nicely for videos on my yotube channel which is fun and pretty and will be doing plan as I go videos on there so I can show every part of the process I do in planning for our day to day. This planner also stays home.
My bullet journal will be my travel companion becausw I jot lists, to dos, events, doodles and everything in that gem. I will forever be devoted to my bullet journal! I feel like I donot need to be all prettt with stickers and taking my time with it since I have the eclp and hp to guide me in the monthly and weekly department. BUT the bullet journal is my everything, my life in one place. The gaming logs, shows, memories, and so much more is in here that I cannot part with this system.
How many system do I really need? Simply put, I need them all. Planning has been my outlet and it also has helped me a lot on seeing everything I do and we do as a family.
Whats your go to planning system?
With the new year finally here, I sat and re-evaluated my youtube channel. The changes may or may not stay depending on how the views pan out on them. Here goes nothing!
I will be posting 5x a week. Instead of plan with me videos, I will change those to plan as I go. The reason for this change is because I finally pulled the trigger on purchasing an Erin Condren planner. This is beyond exciting for me! I am so ecstatic to finally be able to get my hands on one after debating for a month if I should.
My happy planner will now be a memory planner to journal in and stick my memories into.
The bullet journal is still a key feature into my planning style that I will continue to do plan with me and flip threw of. I also bought the new b journal from Teresa Collins which will be put to use once I am done with my markings notebook which I LOVE!
I will vlog occasionally but that might change because I am now considering doing a just strickly vlog channel.
I will continue to do the ipsy bag unbaggings and hauls. You definitely will continue to see all my crafts and diy projects I do in the home and happy mail videos from swaps or pen pals.
You will no longer see get ready with me videos on my channel. I decided that even though I love makeup, I just feel too insecure still about how I do my makeup.
I hope these new changes come with a new array of subscribers and views. The many changes in my life and also me personally as a person have just caused me to re-evaluate the direction to my channel.
Seems like the months are flying by! I am set up for march in my bullet journal which is still being held in my markings notebook from staples.
Since last month I didn’t have a tracker, I wanted to return to it but from a different perspective. I used the tracker printables from decade thirty which can be found on her etsy.
I also decided to change how my monthly is setup since I use my happy planner as a monthly and weekly planner.
I also included a videos idea brain dump and that was basically it.
I do plan on showing february and march flip threw together on my youtube channel since February was a short month. I enjoy watching recaps of people’s planners and bullet journals, do you?
January was filled with so much bad moments but despite the sad and bad parts, I tried to document my days as best I could. I got sick with the flu as well with in turn made my habit tracker become a complete bust that I am just not going to bother with it at all in February. Here is the link to the video if you wish to see the January recap explained more further.
I did add a this year I will page that I didn’t have when I first set up my 2017 bullet journal.
My January was not filled with many memories…
My failed habit tracker.
Week 1 summary page.
Week 2 summary page
Week 3 Summary page
Week 4 summary page.
I am enjoying using the stickers from the happy planner stickers books as part of my summary pages.
Pretty much, my dailies are very minimalistic. I love seeing everyone’s fancy lettering and doodles in their bullet journals but my approach is basic and works for me. I learned that this is the route I rather take then to compare my bullet journal to others and wanting the picture perfect bujo. I love my bullet journal and as a daily planner it’s perfect for my simple stay at home mom life and memory keeping in my own way.
Hope you enjoyed the photos and that you can check out the video on my youtube channel to see it explained further.
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