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Plan With Me: December(Minimalist and Christmas theme)

Hello people, I m back with the last plan with me of the year. Super super excited for this one. This “Plan with Me” journey has been so amazing so far. The November set up was good so far I especially loved the spread, overall I had plenty of space for everything also I used the setup so well. As the spread was pretty simple and usable I decided to stick with the same layout and stuff only I added few new things like new habits to my habit tracker and changed the existing weekly log that’s it. I was not planning on doing much for December but going minimalist and Christmasy was my theme. I saw a minimalist Christmas-Wreath kind of thing on youtube which inspired me so so much that I had to try it out plus it was super simple for a beginner like me. I believe the spread should be designed in a such a way that one can stick to it. Trust me I didn’t had any inspiration when I was about to work on my December bullet journal but youtube has such inspirational people you can look forward too. After watching few videos I knew what I wanted and how my December spread would look at the end. I m still working on my calligraphy and lettering skills there is a lot of room for improvement so please don’t judge me, guys. I started bullet journaling in September it’s only been few months and I can already see the progress in my work. As I have told you the theme was quite simple so I started off with the pen directly. So I hope you guys find this month’s bullet journal spread useful as I have kept it pretty basic. I still can’t believe that it looks so good also a I would like to admit that December spread is my favorite so far. OMG, December ended so well in a way for me guys. Once you will see what I have done in the picture down below everything will be self-explanatory. So yeah let’s get straight to the setup.

Ok, guys, we are finally done with setting up for December I know its been quite an extensive setup but I m really excited to use it. I hope you guys liked this post and if you did don’t forget to follow me. Will be back with an amazing post XOXO

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November:Plan with me

October Spread

Hello people Happy November, for me it’s really hard to believe that this is the second to last plan with me of the year 2017. I started doing it a little while ago and honestly, I m obsessed with it. I get so excited when it comes to creating a spread for the new month, on the other hand, it’s so crazy and hard to believe that the year is about to end but anyways until then let me take you back through the month of October. I want to apologize as I could not post my October spread I was badly occupied with family weddings and meetups so there was no chance I could plan on posting anything other than wedding pictures. Anyways I will take you through the month of October real quick. The images I have shared below will give you brief ideas about how my monthly spread was and how well did I use it. Just trying my best to come up with different ideas and creativity every month. I first started bullet journaling in the month of September and since it’s only been 3 months I m still learning and bettering myself with lettering and doodles so if you think I m getting wrong somewhere please feel free to correct me. Also, comment your ideas below I would love to hear from you guys too.

November Spread

That was for the month of October and with all those things being said let’s move onto setting up for the month of November. I loved my October spread a lot and so decided to stick to the same pattern for November with just a little variation on doodles. I wasn’t particularly following any theme for this month. I wanted to try something different but stay minimalist with everything. I don’t like adding too much stuff on my spread also I don’t like when pages look clumsy and messy. My style is to keep things cute yet minimalist. The images posted below are in same order as they are in my bullet journal for the November spread. You can look into it patiently and learn how I designed each page. I was trying to go with the flow because honestly I was having no solid idea when I started but I was sure that I would do some doodles on each page like I did for the month of October but this time only flowers and leaves. I have used the same notebook I used for September spread also the same black stick and ball pen by LUXOR. For this setup, you don’t need any kind of drawing perfection or lettering skills I have added some random doodles I was liking at that moment. From this spread, you can clearly depict that you can go ahead and literally draw anything your heart desires and that’s what I did basically. No complicated designs and doodles needed but if you feel like you are in desperate need of inspiration check out Pinterest it’s the best way to get your dose of motivation. As I was having little space at the bottom I drew a little calendar on First Page!!

Next comes the monthly log I did it completely different this time. It was so much fun trying out new things. Instead of drawing calendar view that I have been doing lately, I switched it with this pattern. Basically, I wrote down the dates and left 2 spaces for each date to write down events and tasks. On the empty sides, I went on with drawing some flowers. Looks super cute and is also super easy to create. For the entire spread, I pretty much went with a bunch of flower doodles as they are so amazing to work on. I decided to keep all the headers pretty simple as they were going perfectly with the kind of vibe I was going for. Next page is my master to-do list and I decided to split it up into two portions PERSONAL and BUSINESS and also I added some checkboxes. The ones I m underlining are reserved for the most important tasks of the month.

Next moving onto the weekly spread. The weekly spread that I m going to try this month is completely different from the ones I have been doing earlier. Normally I don’t to this big weekly spread and that too in advance but I m gonna be very busy and occupied for November and so I just wanted to make sure that I have enough space for each day to put up tasks and not forget to work on them later also I didn’t want to wait and worry about setting it later. If you will look at the pictures given below you will understand how it works it’s pretty self-explanatory. I have made this for 5 straight weeks. As you can see I have marked down weekdays from Monday to Friday and for the pages with little space, I added weekend too. Leave at least 5 lines for each day tasks you would be needing it. While I was drawing this page I kind of realized that this type of weekly log would work best for me as I love writing down everything and its similar to filling a to-do list only it’s a safer version. I can go back and recall what tasks I missed and completed. I was having little empty space at the end so I added 2 blocks one for Personal tasks and the other for Bussiness purpose.

I love creating the tracker’s page a lot because it’s not too high maintenance and same goes with the expense page. I keep track of bigger purchases so its a lot easier for me to keep up with this style also it does not take too much of my page space. My tracker’s page is usually quite basic Also, I have added doodles with all the headers otherwise it would have looked a bit boring and honestly I m in love with doodling these days so I thought why not. I have added 4 Trackers Habit Tracker, Sleep Log, Social Media and Expence Tracker.

Next page is for the highlights where I will share pictures and thoughts at the end of the month. These pages are super simple to create and easy to maintain. I designed Brain Dump page aka Scribbles page to look like a mess which is what it’s actually supposed to be. Getting all the thoughts and mess I have in my brain straight out onto this page. I used it to write some note and doodles and what not. I switched from Brain Dump to scribble word for this month. I believe it sounds a lot better than the brain dump. Again this page will be quite simple and organic. I will fill it with random things, thoughts and doodles. So this is the page for all that crazy stuff, filled with everything that doesn’t go anywhere.

Next comes the journalling page I have got so much used to it as I love filling a journal. I decided to give myself a little flexibility and left one line space for each day. It’s perfect for when I have super eventful days or when I have nothing to write about. At least there would be something about that day I could use to fill up that line.

And that’s all with this month’s spread. I hope you guys liked it and I m also sure you guys will take a little inspiration from my November spread for your monthly spreads. Weather it be for this month or next. If you guys have any ideas or suggestion please comment down below. Will be back with an amazing post XOXO

 

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Plan With Me : September Bullet Journal

It seems like forever since I posted anything. Anyways hey guys I really hope I m not the only one whose late on sharing the September bullet journal setup. In spite of all the technical issues, I finally decided to post this up because I have worked with all my heart for it.
Before I get right into it I would like to share how and why I started this. I used to work on a planner earlier to fill up my daily to-do list but the second it was full I felt so bored up. I was no longer planning on getting a new instead I realized I should try something different as I was no longer enjoying filling up that planner. I saw many youtube videos on “Plan with Me” for different months I got so inspired by it that I got 2 new brand new notebooks to get started. You can see how excited I got!! I didn’t want to let that enthusiasm and motivation in me to DIE so I worked on it THE next day. By the way, the notebook aka journal I used are from the Archies store, the collection was amazing I got so confused while picking up the two but then I decided to go with the quotes I loved. And also it was my first time with this bullet journaling thing so I decided not to complicate or overdo things and took inspiration from the youtube videos. God, there are sooo many amazing artists working with such an amazing creativity as a beginner it’s hard for me to match their level but then why not try and learn new things. I remember Practice Makes a Man Perfect right!!!. Out of so many amazing artists, I decided to go with MyLifeInABullet’s August edition as my September theme but il mention that I took ideas from many other artists too and you’ll see that below. Her theme is quite simple and cute which attracted me to try. I m not a person who likes to mess up with simple things neither do I believe in keeping stuff boring you know what I mean.
To see how I got inspired from YouTube to work on my very Plan with Me Bullet Journalling keep reading and as I I have shared almost every tits and bits about it now it’s time to get straight into it.

As I have told you earlier my beautiful notebook is from ARCHIES with this amazing and inspiring quote written all over its which says Stay True Stay You. A perfect quote to get me started. Also the pens I m using are classmate and Luxor pointed tip black pens. I m still learning how to use brush pens I decided not to experiment on this journal as it’s my first time. As a beginner, I will just go with simple black gel pens for now.

This theme is simple and super cute but if you guys have selected a theme for September already I would suggest you try this sometime later in future. If you will visit her channel which I m sure you all would because she is amazing, you’ll see I have tried my best to use her theme in my way and still kept everything look put together. Adding my creativity to it was a task but as I was doing it I kind of started enjoying it and got into such a great momentum that everything seemed simple later. The cloud theme which she used is perfect for the summer as it’s not wintering yet in my country. It’s such a great option for people who like to keep things a little-balanced example ME. Not denying I wanted to try something really different until I realized it’s my first time and I should not complicate things better keep it simple. Drawing clouds and paper planes is the best option if you’re a beginner like me as it’s fun to work with. Easy yet cute. Going for a simple design was my ultimate target as I was more focused on the content that I’ll be including into my bullet journal.

Keeping your theme simple and flexible will help you enough to keep up with it otherwise you are more likely to waste a lot of your time drawing or give you would give up or end up just filling in your messy to do list because it’s quicker and practical.

I m starting by drawing a monthly log, keeping it a bit different but also combining it with the standard calendar layout with the vertices version. And you can see this is what came out of it. To be honest with you guys I m not sure how my lettering and calligraphy has gone for this month but I promise to improve it for the next month cause I so badly want to do it. Moving on, my plan was to draw little icons with a different color so that I can see how busy my month is gonna be and what all things are needed to be done in this month. Using a pink highlighter pen I have blocked out some important days that are reserved for one important task. For example, I m going to be celebrating my birthday the next week so I have marked that out too. It will help me to take the time off and focus on one thing only and I did this for all the similar events and the bottom side I have used for a more detailed planning.

On the next page, I have added a To-Do List for the entire month. I will put up all the things that I want to complete throughout the month of September. It’s the best page because I tend to forget things but if I will put that up here I m more likely to keep a track of it. Just recall everything and write it down or you can add things later in future.

For this page, I decided to draw a monthly log with little more space basically it’s the bigger version of the one I made earlier. The reason behind making it this big is I can add a lot of things to it. It will work as my mini to-do list for each day doesn’t that sound great?? Admit it we all need a daily to-do list notebook to add things we need to get done that day and what else can be great if you have one mini added to your bullet journal. At least it’s better than putting work on a different piece of paper and carrying it when it has 100% chance of getting misplaced.

On the next page I was just having fun with my creativity you can do anything your heart desires. Just play with it put up quotes and things that inspire you. You can also put a picture or write anything you like. My point of keeping things simple and cute was to keep me motivated to use my bullet journal.

On the next page I added my habit and mood tracker, trust me I really needed this one. I have no idea how many habits I m working on currently but I will try and put up everything there I can remember. Little scared of how m I going to keep up with them but m so sure this habit and mood trackers will help me a lot to keep track of these things. The quality of my sleep also affect my mood throughout the day so I believe these two are important and connected to each other and that’s why I will need to add both of them.

The following page includes my Sleep and Social Media log. I m working so hard on my sleeping habits these days and this log will surely help me track at what time I wake up and go to bed. Another important reason for me doing this is actually I wanna see the correlation between the headaches and eye pains I m getting and my sleeping pattern. It’s obvious that I m not getting enough sleep but I still wanna give this thing a try as I hope it will help me more sleep.

I will also try and share it with you guys whatever happens in the next month’s bullet journaling. As I have mentioned it’s my first-time with bullet journalling but I will try my best to stick to it keeping it not just a one-time thing and fingers crossed will see how things go.

Next, I needed to add an expense tracker because I have kind of started feeling an urgent need of it to know where my money is actually going?? just adding things I buy throughout the month and I m done that all I need to keep a record of my money. I know I will find this helpful regardless. I have just divided the page into 3 section one for putting dates second to add the product I got and the third one is for the amount I invested. Simple eh??

On the following page, I decided to do a weekly log because I knew that I would be needing it. I added a weekly log, divided it into 5 blocks with different weekly headers, I was left with little space on the right side and I made use of it by adding two more blocks with heading Goals and Don’t Forget. Goals for things to be achieved this month and Don’t Forget for the tasks to be completed this month.

Next, I added the Brain Dump page I know I will use it more often as I have stopped writing my morning pages. This will help me get all the shit out of my brain right on this sheet of paper. Pretty helpful for a person like me. I love writing about goods and bads of life in just a line.

Next, I wanted to make a checklist for all the stuff I will be doing the entire month in different categories. For this, I added 3 different pages for my personal projects like Bow Ideas, Blog Ideas, and Photography Ideas. These pages will truly be used for filling specific details in the following categories, you can put any thoughts or ideas here anytime and work on them later. I really need to keep things all together so that I do not miss anything while I m working on any one of these projects and including all 3 of them into this bullet journal will keep me organized. I always write down things on a random piece of paper and they are most likely to get lost and nowhere to be found so this is the best way for me to keep a genuine record. Also, the best way to use your journal pages for personal projects like these otherwise, we tend to waste a lot of our time flipping through different work notebooks.

Next, I moved on to the journaling section. As I have told you I m not writing my morning pages anymore. I m super busy and occupied by my work for now and it’s not easy to fill up 3 pages about a day instead I thought why not include journalling into this notebook. All I have to do is write one thing about my day and that’s it. I think I liners are the best way one can describe the day. The best way to use each line is to make the summary of the day and put it up here. So that when you flip back through this month you can remember what all did. However, your day is good or bad you will always find something to write about it. Be creative share your thoughts, wishes what all you have been going through, your feeling, anything just get it all out. I believe ist a super safe and cute space to open up.

Lastly to finish off this months bullet journal I decided to make a highlight page nothing fancy or special just a simple highlight page which I will be using at the end of the month and while photographing I noticed that I already filled the page with some highlights that happened so far. I feel it’s ok if you fill it during the month if you are more likely to forget about it.

And with this, I m all done for the Plan With me Bullet Journalling SEPTEMBER edition. This is all what my minimalist bullet journal for the September would look like. I hope you guys like this post and if you hit the like button I would like to create more such post in future. Also, share your bullet journalling tips with me by commenting them down below I would love to try them. Will be back with an amazing post Love you all XOXO

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3 Tumblr Inspired DIYs

Rustic home/room decor is so in right now, it doesn’t even matter where you live, you can still go for this beautiful decor type all by yourself. While browsing through many DIYs on Pinterest and Tumblr I came across these beautiful projects that I will share it with you today. I could see ropes everywhere on Tumblr, so many new creations using a simple thing: ROPE. All types of ropes offer a nautical, rustic and rural charm that makes us want to use them for our home decor purpose in different ways. It’s an inexpensive material that can give your place a whole new expensive look. The versatile nature of this product really helps to create an incredible and inspiring DIY projects. It’s time now to be really creative and think outside of the box and use this not only for your home decor but for your wardrobe too. (Due to my Net problem all these pending posts are getting published today sorry for the delay)

It’s been a while since I have got my hands on any new DIY project. I m creative person and love to try DIYs that are aesthetic, minimalists and easy to create. Recently while watching many YouTube video I came across few YouTubers who were making some cool Tumblr inspired DIY projects. You guys know how much I love creating new things out of olds. While watching all these videos one thing was very clear to me, all these people were trying one or the other Tumblr inspired DIY so I directly went on Tumblr and listed out some cool projects to try on. I was soo happy to try these, as all these projects took less than 10 minutes(individually) to prepare. When DIYs are easy and authentic we kind of enjoy creating them. Long story short today under #TheDIYThursday section I will be posting 3 quick and easy Tumblr inspired DIY projects that will help you give your home that rustic look. I hope you will really enjoy creating them as much as I did. DIY projects are a great way to turn boring things to more presentable one. Enough said, now let’s get straight to the project. All things for this project can be found at any art and craft store( even your home too). All these 3 projects were so easy that I completed them in less than a day. New Year is here and these can be a perfect gift idea to give to your family and friends as they take no amount of time in their creation.

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1 Project: Rope Storage Box

Things You Will Need:

  • An old shoe box
  • Rope
  • Glue gun

That’s it guys I know it’s unbelievable to create a project using 3 things but believe me the end product is worth making.

Process:

  • Take the shoe box and pick one thing either the lid of the box or the storage part.
  • Next take you glue gun and rope, by starting from any point start gluing the rope on the  box.
  • Cover the outer as well as inner portion.
  • The final product will look like the image above.

2 Project: Twig Candle Holder

Things You Will Need:

  • A glass jar
  • Glue gun
  • Twigs

Process:

  • This is the easiest DIY you would have ever seen. If your garden or yard is filled with twigs and small branches this project is just perfect to use them. All you need is to hot glue those small twigs to your glass or plastic candle holder to create a beautiful rustic home decor piece. Once you have them all in place and secured with hot glue, tie a lace or satin bow around to make it special(optional).
  • Take your glass jar, I m taking my candle jar here and glue the wooden stick on the jar. It’s that easy keep doing until you cover it completely. That’s it and you will get a beautiful rustic candle jar.

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3 Project: Rope Coasters

Things You Will Need:

  • A jar lid or a wooden piece.
  • Glue gun
  • Rope

(I’m using a wooden piece here. Found it lying somewhere in my house and finally decided to use it for a purpose)

Process:

  • This is a super easy DIY project that only requires a glue gun, rope and jar lids ( I m using a round wooden piece) and about 10 minutes of your time.
  • Wind your rope around the lid or wooden piece, gluing as you go in a circular motion. Make sure you cover it completely.
  • Glue down the end of the rope to keep it in place. There you have it.
  • I mean who wouldn’t love to have these decor pieces to put their jewelry and drinks on.

That’s it for today’s post. I hope you will love these super cute and easy diys. Do try them and let me know how they look. Will be back with an amazing post. See you soon XOXO

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DIY Cinnamon Fragrance Candle

As you may have seen on my Instagram page I m currently obsessed with cinnamon coffee, cinnamon chai latte, and the list goes on. I also have this soft spot for Fragrance candles these days and what could be better than a Cinnamon Candle. God I never knew cinnamon would taste soo good when I first tried it. You guys may be thinking  I m insane, having cinnamon in everything around me but it’s fall and m getting all that cinnamon craving now. It’s Thursday and m posting a new post under #TheDiyThursday section. It’s all about DIY as m seeing candles everywhere as it’s cold and chilly now, instead of buying one I decided to make my own and that too with my favorite fall Fragrance CINNAMON. A little mixing, melting, pouring and there will be your own Fragrance Candle. We all know they are simple to make and don’t need much time. You only need to have patience while your wax is melting and when you’re waiting for it to cool down once you have poured it. Handmade candles are surprisingly customizable, there are many fragrance oil and colorants to choose from. Decorate your jar the way you like that’s completely optional. You can also use this quick, simple, and lovely handmade candle as a gift to give this holiday season. I love DIYs because they are cheap oooh yeah!! With that being said let’s get straight to the post.

Things you will need:

  • Candle Wax (your choice)
  • Appropriate size and type Candlewick
  • Crayons/Colorants
  • Essential oil/Fragrance oil(i made mine)
  • Glass Jars
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil(to hold your candle wick)
  • Saucepan and a glass bowl (big enough to sit over the pot)

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HOW TO MAKE:

  1. Heat water in a saucepan.
  2. Measure out your wax flakes. You need to have 2times a number of wax flakes than your jars’ ounces(i have used normal candle wax).
  3. Take a glass bowl and place it over the saucepan.
  4. Let the wax melt.(never leave melting wax unattended)
  5. Turn the stove to a low to medium heat.
  6. Test the consistency of the wax. When it melts allow it to cool a bit.
  7. Take the wax off the stove
  8. Add colorants to your candle.
  9. Add the essential oil now. (add colorants and oil as much as required)
  10. Secure your wick to the bottom of your jar using hot glue and hold it in place until it dries. Make sure it stands upright. (tie extra wick on pencil and place it on jar to hold wick in place)
  11. Pour your wax into a jar and allow it to cool.
  12. When your wax has cooled completely trim your wick to about 1/2”.
  13. And there you will have a lovely cinnamon fragrance candle.

Will be back with an amazing post. Do share your experience with me and what essential oils your tried. See you soon XOXO

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DIY Fall Inspired Journal

Journaling was an all new experience for me. It made more confident and a positive person. With journaling, I became more peaceful and calmer. I was a person who loved keeping her things and thoughts to herself and approached towards everything with negativity. This all have happened just because I was shy or uncomfortable with others company. But when things changed I changed with it. Journaling has made me a completely different person now. I started journaling 4-5 months ago and I find a sense of peace sharing my feelings and thoughts with my journal. It made me love myself even more. I got so involved in this journaling thing that I maintained my :
Monthly Prompts
Things to Achieve
My Goals
My Priorities
My ups & Downs
Things I Want To Change
My Fears etc.
Into it and that’s why it got over and I was thinking of buying a new one but as I like making things on my own and it’s fall time now I decided to make a Fall Inspired Journal. So without wasting any more time lets get started.

Things You Will Need:
A Spiral Notebook
A pair of Scissors
Glue
Printouts of Fall Inspired Images
White or Black Craft Paper
Alphabet Stickers
Binder Clips(medium size)

Steps To Make:

  1. Take the spiral out of the notebook.
  2. Cut out the images separately(i took all fall inspires images, you can take anything you like)
  3. With the help of glue stick each one as you like on your notebook.
  4. Let it dry for few minutes.
  5. I took this leaf picture to paste at the center, you can also use plain white sheet.
  6. Now using black pen write JOURNAL in any font of your choice.
  7. Now measure the spiral area you want to cover using black or white craft paper.
  8. Using a good quality glue stick wrap the black craft paper at the spiral area and use binder clips to keep it in place.
  9. Now put the spiral string back.
  10. Place the notebook between heavy books, this will help you keep everything in place until it dries.
  11. Now using alphabet stickers stick words of your choice, I decided to go with FALL and COZY(place them anywhere anyway you like)
  12. That it and your DIY FALL INSPIRED JOURNAL is ready.

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This idea can be used for making a journal or back to school notebooks. Be creative and create your own personalized journal. Share with me your creations I would love to see it. Best of Luck. BE INSPIRED and BE CREATIVE. Will be back with an amazing post. See you soon XOXO