My Bullet Journal Setup for 2018

I’m new to bullet journaling but I’ve watched so many videos, double tapped on so many IG pics and read so many blogs that I feel like I’m practically an expert.  All of that was super inspiring and yet my bullet journal is actually going to be so simple that’s it’s more of a nod to the original idea of bullet journaling than all the cool stuff you see on social media today.

My plan, for at least the beginning of 2018, is to use my bullet journal as more of a social media planning tool and a space to plan videos that I want to film, content ideas for my Instagram and ideas for this blog.

I love looking at all the mood mandalas, habit trackers, weekly layouts and all sorts of doodles but I know that with those bullet journal pages aren’t really going to be realistic for me to implement into my journal.  I really just want to focus on my social media content planning and if I can toss in some cute stuff as I go along then that’s just a bonus.  I will have some pages that include some those things but it won’t be the primary focus of my journal.

If you’d like to try your hand at bullet journaling then you are going to need just a few supplies.

— A good and sturdy journal, preferably one with thicker pages if you are going to doodle.  I am using the Leuchtturm1917 Softcover Medium Dotted Notebook in Anthracite.  I’ve seen others use the Scribbles That Matter (STM) journals as well as the Moleskin Notebook.  I think it’s more important to start journaling instead of worrying about the perfect one.

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— Pen(s) and pencil.  I am using the Staedtler Triplus Fineliner .3mm pens and they are working fine.  I know a lot of folks use the Tombow Dual Brush Pens but I tested them in my journal and I noticed a lot of “ghosting” (ink showing through to the other side) and I had already decided I wasn’t going to do much lettering so I just stuck with the Staedtler.  Lots of folks also use pencils to kind of sketch out their designs to see how it will look first.  I’d suggest doing that too unless you like living life on the edge because, well, ink is permanent…haha!

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— Rulers and stencils.  If you don’t trust yourself to freehand a straight line then a ruler will come in handy.  I have both a large and small one and I find that the smaller one is better to handle.  You can get them anywhere but mine is just an inexpensive one from Michael’s that is stainless steel and cork on the back.

A great timesaver when creating layouts is to utilize stencils.  I purchased a small stencil from Recollections at Michael’s and found them in the planner area.  They also had some over by the art brushes area such as one with larger circles and squares.  I don’t know if I’ll use them as I’ve decided to keep mine pretty simple but they weren’t that expensive.

If you would like to see how I set up my journal then click on this link:
Setting up my bullet journal for 2018 – YouTuber Style | Bullet Journal

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I also highly encourage you to check out the Bullet Journal website and watch the intro video to get you started on the right foot: Bullet journal intro video 

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I’d like to leave y’all with some final tips.  BEFORE you buy anything I highly suggest you do some research, buy a little at a time and use a coupon when you can.  Both Hobby Lobby and Michael’s have a 40% off regular priced merchandise coupon on their app.  Yes, you will have to make a couple of trips and make several purchases but the Tombow Advanced Lettering Kit I purchased is regularly $27 before a coupon so it just makes sense.

Happy journaling y’all and if you are into bullet journaling leave a comment below with a link to your site so I can check it out!

(((hugs))) ~lisa

 

 

 

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Ham and Cheese Quiche

One of our resolutions at the Epps Realty office is to eat-in more and we kicked off that goal today by serving up homemade quiche made by yours truly!  This ham and cheese quiche is super easy to make and can be easily doubled to feed a larger group.

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Here’s what you need:

4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 c diced ham
1 c shredded pepper jack cheese
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 deep dish frozen pie crust

Here’s how you make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in ham and both cheeses.
  4. Pour pie filling into crust, set on a baking sheet and place in oven for 50-60 minutes or until set.
  5. Serve warm.

The great thing about quiche recipes is that they are so versatile.  You can substitute different cheeses, different meat or meatless, add veggies…the variations are endless!

Let me know if you try this recipe.

(((hugs))) ~lisa

Tango Tab – Feed The City

‼️1️⃣0️⃣7️⃣2️⃣‼️ 👈🏼 That is the number of meals 🍽 made today at Tango Tab’s Feed the City, Making Meals For Those In Need event benefiting Sharing Life Community Outreach.

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So thankful for those that showed up and gave their Saturday 🌤morning to give back to their community.

(((hugs))) ~lisa

How To Calculate The Grad Date For USAF Basic Military Training

In my latest video, I explain how to calculate the anticipated graduation date from USAF Basic Military Training.  If you need help in figuring it out, watch this video!

CLICK HERE‼️

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For more helpful info you can also check out our website: http://afwm.org  as well as our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AFWingMoms/   On both of those you will find lots of info and also be able to connect with others that have a loved one in the same TRS/FLT (Training Squadron and Flight) as your loved one.  You can find lots more info on our website so grab a cup of coffee and pull up a chair and check it out.

(((hugs))) ~lisa

 

Glo Skin Beauty cleanser and lipstick

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I love coming home 🏡 to find happy ☺️mail 📬 has arrived from @influenster and @gloskinbeauty. My complimentary products included the Phyto-Active Cream Cleanser and Lipstick 💄 in the shade Pillow Talk.

I’ve tried 🙋🏻 the cleanser for a couple of days now and it leaves my oily skin feeling refreshed, balanced and hydrated without feeling tight after rinsing. The cleansing cream converts to a rich, buildable lather and gently exfoliates with papaya enzymes. I really love how soft my skin feels after using it.

I’ve been looking for the perfect 👌🏼nude pink shade of lipstick 💄 and Pillow Talk is it! It’s a creamy, long wear formula that doesn’t feel heavy on the lips and wears well all day. One of my favorite things though is the tube itself. It is magnetic so you don’t have to worry about the lid falling off.

Another wonderful thing about Glo Skin Beauty is they provide the full spectrum of skincare and makeup **AND** they are talc free, paraben free and cruelty free! 🐰
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(((hugs))) ~lisa

The Girls In The Garden

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It’s a rainy ⛈ ☔️ Saturday morning…..perfect for curling up with a good book 📘  I recently joined a book club with some lovely ladies from my church and TheGirlsInTheGarden by LisaJewell is the first book we are reading!

Here’s a little bit of the synopsis on the back of the book…

“Imagine that you live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. Your neighbors have been living there for generations and you trust them implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really?”

Oh my goodness, this sounds like it’s going to be good!

What’s on your summer reading list?

(((hugs))) ~lisa

 

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Schwarzkopf GLISS Hair Repair

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I tried both the Schwarzkopf GLISS Hair Repair Ultimate Repair Shampoo and Conditioner.  The sample that I received was a generous portion so I was able to wash and condition my hair several times to really be able to test it out.

The shampoo was great.  It did not leave my hair feeling dry or anything.  It lathers up well and rinses easily.  The conditioner felt great too.  I felt like my hair was soft and manageable after I rinsed it.

Both products were great and I just started looking into trying the Schwarzkopf GLISS Kur Ultimate Repair Anti-Damage Hair Mask.  It would be great to do a deep treatment on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Have you ever tried any of these?

(((hugs))) ~lisa