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September BUJO

I wanted to share my September BuJo pages before I added everything to them since I forgot to share the rest of my August pages. I wanted to show some of the differences between last month & this month, but I didn’t really want to cover up a bunch of personal stuff. I also wanted to be more creative this month, but I’m in still in the “middle” of “Spring cleaning” so my art room is still in shambles. Plus I’m just not inspired. At any rate, here are the pics with some explanations above. Artsy stuff soon come… ;)

 

Cover/Calendar page & Important monthly things. This month I got rid of the Expenses box & labeled it Purchases because I track what goes on with my credit cards & bank accounts on my computer so trying to put it there too was just stressful. I’d rather just see what I’m buying.

 

My Habit Tracker & Bible Study Tracker are the same. I found them extremely helpful last month. BTW, the third box is supposed to be “Less than 1400 Calories.” I don’t know why I did the sign backwards LOL

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My BuJo 2017 Future Log

I’m one of those people who has a hard time starting new journals out of fear of screwing it up, but I decided to just go for it. I honestly envisioned that my BuJo would be super artsy & creative, but I just haven’t been inspired to do that thus far. Hopefully the inspiration will meet motivation soon & I’ll have something worthy of posting. With that said, this is the first page I’ve created in my BuJo ; My 2017 Future Log. I decided to skip the typical Year at a Glance Page until next year since this year is almost over.

 

Choosing a BuJo: UNNI Classic Dotted Notebook

If you saw my last post, you probably saw that I was going to use a big black sketch book as my new bullet journal. Boy was that a mistake! After about 10 failed attempts at drawing lines and creating boxes (with a ruler), I realized why everyone chooses to use a dotted or grid journal. Lol. With that said, I hit Amazon and decided to purchase a dotted journal. I considered buying a Leuchtturm1917 Hardcover Journal, which nearly everyone uses, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to pay $20 for a book I would probably abandon in a few days. I added about 5 different journals to my cart, but in the end I decided to purchase the “UNNI Classic Dotted Notebook.” I chose this journal because it had almost everything in common with the Leuchtturm1917, at nearly half the price ($10.95). From what I can tell, the only thing the Leuchtturm1917 has that this journal doesn’t, is a dedicated Index section and numbered pages. There is also only 1 bookmark ribbon instead of 2. Those things weren’t a deal breaker for me because I actually like being able to determine how many pages I dedicate to my Index section, and I can just number the pages as I work on them, so that’s no big deal.

Starting a Bullet Journal

I’ve decided to drink the water…. This weekend I bought a bunch of stuff to start on my bullet journal for August, etc. If IOP taught me one thing, it’s the importance of not only setting & keeping (obtainable) goals, but also tracking them. When I was in IOP I had to keep a goal sheet as well as daily functioning logs to show them & myself the progress I was making. Tracking those things daily really motivated me to keep on track, plus it showed me in black & white what I needed to work on. I’m terrible at keeping regular journals & art journals, but I’m hoping I can stick with this. Below are *some* of the supplies I plan to use. More details later…. possibly.

 

Paint Storage!!

I’m so geeked!!! I finally found a really great way to store my paints in my art room. This little baby right here actually holds 81 bottles and it doesn’t take up much space at all. Of course it isn’t enough to hold all my paints, but it’s definitely a huge help. I probably need to declutter a lot of things anyway, so I’m more than content. Once I complete my art room, hopefully I’ll feel more inspired and creative. I’ll post an update of my paint storage once it’s decorated. I have sooo many ideas. :D

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A Whole Lot of Paint…

I’ve been working on getting my art room together, and one thing I’ve had a hard time with is coming up with a perfect storage solution for all of my craft paints. As you can see below, I have about 100 little bottles of paint and no place to store them. Although I have them in a box right now I’d prefer something more attractive. I’m not too worried about the little canisters of paint because those are easy to store. I’ve seen people with wall storage, but 100 bottles can get quite heavy and I don’t feel confident storing them that way. I’m sure I’ll come up with something, and when I do I’ll be sure to share!

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