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Wise Words Wednesday – First Rate

“Always be a first rate version of yourself instead of a second rate version of somebody else”. – Judy Garland
Illustration by Molly Jacques via Inspired to Share
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Bullet Journaling by Ryder Carroll

For the longest time, I could never successfully keep my planner and note takings organized. I would always have a planner, and a small notebook. I would write some notes in the planner, some in the notebook. It became very confusing and disorganized.
Recently, I came across this article on Bullet Journaling by Tomasz Tunguz. Bullet Journal was developed by Ryder Carroll, an Art Director from Brooklyn. As Carroll explains, Bullet Journal is for those list-makers, note-takers, track-keepers, and doodlers. It will “help you organize the present, record the past, and plan for the future”.
The idea is simple. You use various bullets to keep track of things. You create an index at the beginning of every journal, so you know where to look for a particular date or note. You have a calendar, and tasks for daily/monthly accomplishments. My favorite part about it, is that it forces you to think in the present, and not fast forward to months in advance, freaking yourself out that you’ll forget to do something. I always had a bad habit of thinking too far ahead, and everything current I was working on, got pushed to the side.
Bullet Journaling allows you to capture all types of data in your everyday life, whether that be a daily plan, budget log, or a random drawing. You have one notebook, rather than several. You can identify what’s working for you and what isn’t. It will help you focus on your tasks, and keep you productive.

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Fall Necessities: Oxfords & Elbow Patch Sweaters

What items/accessories do you crave the most during the fall season? My top picks would be my favorite pair of Oxfords, an old man sweater (complete with elbow patches), and my trusty Moleskine notebook. I also love my Madewell satchel (that transitions from season to season very easily).
Items: Satchel, Madewell (Spring 2013) | Oxfords, Ruche (Spring 2011)
Notebook, Moleskine | Sweater, Zara (Fall 2010)
Misc. Items: Delfonics Mechanical Pencil, Le Pen Felt Pen
Peony Lipstick (Anthropologie), Dachshund Notes (Anthroplogie)

Sleepy Weekend

Sometimes, my favorite thing to do on the weekend is just relax. Not have any huge plans, but just hang out, have a Star Trek marathon day, and drink mimosas. That’s just what we did this past weekend. Our venturing outside consisted of having a nice family brunch with the pups, just to go back home and drink mimosas/beer on the couch with our favorite shows. It was perfection!

The Daily Prompt – Days 1 through 10

Hi friends! I had mentioned The Daily Prompt last week, and I just wanted to share my images with you, as we’re already a third of the way through the month. So here are days one through ten!
Day 1 – Patterned | Day 2 – Solitude
Day 3 – I’m Grateful For | Day 4 – Vibrant
Day 5 – The Happiest Colors | Day 6 – Wild
Day 7 – Passionate About | Day 8 – Joy
Day 9 – This is Home | Day 10 – Adventure

The Daily Prompt – Via Creature Comforts

I’ve been always interested in doing monthly photo challenges, but I could never find one I really liked. Until Ez from Creature Comforts shared The Daily Prompt with us. It’s not really a challenge, as a prompt, it’s finding the things that inspire you the most through images and/or words. You should join in, too! So far, it’s lots of fun, and you get to share your favorite things with others in lovely and creative ways! Use hashtag #thedailyprompt whenever you upload an image to Instagram or Pinterest!
Of course, don’t forget to have fun! You can find my photos on my Instagram, and I’ll share some on here as well.
[image via Creature Comforts]