A tale of two notebooks

This is a comparison of the Original Leuchtturm1917 Notebook and Official Bullet Journal Leuchtturm1917 Notebook (henceforth referred to as Original and Official). The Official notebook as I understand it was a collaboration between Ryder Carroll and Leuchtturm. These are my personal opinions about products that I purchased with my own money. This is not a sponsored post.

My Leuchtturm notebooks: Original in Berry; Official in Black.

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All you really need is…

A notebook and a pen. (And it doesn’t have to be THIS notebook or THIS pen either.)

Starting your first bullet journal can be exciting and a little nerve-wracking because we each have all of these different expectations. This post is for you if you want to:

  1. Delve into the world of bullet journaling but feel intimidated about how to start; or
  2. Create a bullet journal that ends up looks beautiful and Pinterest-worthy (more on this later)

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My return to weekly spreads

To recreate this spread: measure boxes using 19 dots vertically and 13 dots horizontally. Dear Lily Designs stencils used: 029 for day headers, 061 for water glasses, 048 for star shapes underneath month, and 053 for daily task boxes.

In a recent entry I talked about simplicity and why it works the best for me. Today I want to share with you how I brainstorm ideas for the layouts in my bullet journal now that I am mostly working with weekly spreads. This is new to me since I’ve mostly used daily spreads when I was using a smaller size notebook. Continue reading “My return to weekly spreads”

A little bit about me

Hi there. My name is Ana (it rhymes with banana) and I’m a married mom of one who is a homemaker and student. I have loved writing about my life for as long as I can remember. I was very young when I was gifted my first official diary. It was an adorable little lined book by Sanrio featuring Little Twin Stars on the cover and some cutesy phrase I don’t remember. It also had a lock and tiny key (both useless but in my child mind felt like Alcatraz for my ramblings, musings, and complaints about my bratty sibling no one could access without the key). That diary accompanied me for quite some time until it was sadly lost while on vacation with my parents.  Continue reading “A little bit about me”