All the planners!

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? 

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Changes To My Channel

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.

 

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March in my Bullet Journal 

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? 

Stay blessed! 

January bullet journal recap 

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. 

Stay blessed.

Vanessa 

New year started off sad…

With the new year here, I still feel numb. There’s so much I just cannot place into words at how 2016 ended in such a sad and heartbreaking note. Well here it goes, my father in law whom I adored went to heaven on Dec 31, 2016 at 7 pm.

Grandpa with Branden 2003

We were doing groceries and running our last minute errands to head home and spend it together when bam, that phone call changed it all for us. We rushed home and just gathered what we could in a hurry and rushed all the way to nyc. 

My poor babies were crying a bit and it was a very quiet drive. 

His mother was devastated but she held it pretty together because the kids were there with her. I helped as much as I could with putting his clothes together for the funeral and just being of comfort. Also me and my sister in law put the memorial collage of his photos together as well.

The funeral was nice. Everyone came to show support but I pretty much kept to myself due to just my own personal reasons. I loved his father, in my own way I just wanted to respect and appreciate that this was the final time we would see him. There were other factors involved as to why I kept away from everyone but I won’t disclose that here.
My parents did come and show support in which I appreciate it wholeheartedly. Sadly, lily got ill and so did Kay during our trip there so we couldn’t stay longer as we had originally planned.

So much sadness has engulfed me and has put me in a manic depressive state. I’m hoping this too shall pass.

Thank you to all those who extended loving texts and comments. It was all appreciated. 

Ready for 2017

I have set up my bullet journal for 2017. I love the bullet journal system because it is what works best for me. This time around I’m using the markings spiral three section notebook.  

I love the sections and  how  each section is designated with the different kind of paper.  First section is lined,  second is graph and the last one is plain which is perfect to glue in things and printable found online (that’s what I’ll use it for). 

Below you will see how I set up the first section which is lined. 

Two pages front and back for the index of important pages. 

Blog ideas based on months and seasons and my goals for the year. 

Above is the page to introduce January

This time around I wanted a memories section to jot the good things that happened because I’ve never done it and want to be able to look back at the good things in life.  Then,  I did the running monthly which is the typical way to keep track of things etc in the bullet journal system. 

Next,  I decided to break down my habits by weeks for the month so it won’t feel so overwhelming to me because I am terrible at keeping track of anything. 

This time after much experimenting this is how I set up my weekly overview since I will be using my recollections planner as a weekly planner,  I didn’t feel it was necessary to do another weekly in here and waste space.  

I will be doing daily planning in this bullet journal. 

In the second section,  since it’s a grid it’s perfect for the trackers.  So I’m doing a yearly summary trackers of my youtube posts which will be in red and my blog posts which will be in blue.

I’ve been wanting to try a year in pixels and thought it was the perfect time to start.  You basically color code your mood and track it.  If you deal with mental health issues like me, I recommend this to help know the highs and lows of your life. 

I also want to see my menstrual in a year based view.  It’s just easier to view and know when the dot will be visiting other than having the app on my phone. 

The last thing I will be tracking is my Township game that I play religiously on my phone.  I love this game and it’s basically the best pass time and also very fun since I get to chat with the players on my team and get challenged to complete tasks etc. I like to track the score we made together in regattas and how many tasks out of the 15 I completed. 

I still have a few pages to set up but once I am done I will share the rest on my youtube channel. 

Thanks for checking out how I set up my bullet journal so far.

Stay blessed ❤️