#30DaysofInks Instagram Challenge – 2017 Week 2 Highlights

Welcome back to #30DaysOfInks Instagram Challenge! We’re now at the halfway mark and Week 2 showcased an array of artistic writing samples of beautiful inks and amazing sketches by fellow fountain pen geeks. Also this week, I featured several colors from the Diamine Shimmertastic collection which encompassed every color of the rainbow, infused with either gold or silver shimmer. To find out more, keep reading…

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30 Days of Fountain Pen Inks – 2017 Instagram Challenge

Calling all fountain pen geeks! This past weekend for the 2nd year in a row, I kicked off my 30 Days of Fountain Pen Inks April Instagram Challenge. 🙂 Whether you have 2 small ink samples or an impressive collection of bottles of inks, this challenge is for all our fellow pen enthusiasts!. Join in the fun or follow along to discover a variety of ink colors from many different brands—you just may find a new favorite! For more information, keep reading…

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Write it Down or Power it Up? Password Lists

Welcome back for another installment of Write it Down or Power it Up where I review something we typically track to see if —in my opinion—it’s best suited to be managed on paper or using technology. This week’s topic is keeping track of passwords. In this digital age where almost every aspect of our lives involves technology, the number of passwords we need to keep track of in our personal, professional, and/or academic lives has greatly increased. So which is the best—and safest—way to keep track of your passwords?
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Functional Planning with Multiple Planners

In the planner community, there two types of plannernerds: those that use one planner, and those that use multiple planners. It’s a friendly debate that strives to keep us focused on productivity without getting distracted by all the wonderful things we love: organizer covers, notebooks, papers, and pens! 🙂 With all the beautifully crafted products on the market, some may think plannernerds use multiple planners simply to find an excuse to use everything in their growing collections. However, I’ve come to learn over the last few years that there are circumstances that might warrant using an additional planner—or two, or three!–to help me plan more effectively. So what are some functional uses for multiple planners?

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5 Things To Do When You’re Too Busy To Plan

Welcome back, dear reader, and please excuse the delay between posts. My regular ‘day job’ has been extremely busy these last few months leaving little time for myself, family and blogging. It’s not uncommon for life to sometimes get in the way and interfere with your best intentions to plan for the other areas of your life. Many productivity and goal planning tips are based on the premise of proactively planning to make sure you stay focused and take action on your highest priorities every day. Well, what if you have other mandatory responsibilities—like work—dominating your time and attention so you’re too busy to plan? What do you? What do you do?!

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2017 Planners – Work Bullet Journal & Bonus Functional Plan w/Me!

Welcome back for Part 2 of my 2017 Planners blogpost series. Last week I shared my blog (content) planner setup—read more about it here. This week I’ll be sharing my dedicated work bullet journal as well as a functional plan with me. And, yes, solely using a bullet journal is VERY out of planner-character for this ring-bound gal! There’s a very interesting story behind this 360 degree turn but I’ve gotta say, it’s worked out very well!

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2017 Planners – Blog (Content) Planner Setup

Happy New Years everyone! Plannernerds everywhere are in a state of euphoria now that they’re finally able to use their brand new 2017 planners. 🙂 Some chose one planner for 2017 while many others—like me—chose multiple planners, each dedicated to managing a different area of their life. At the end of 2016, I shared my choice for a blog/YouTube/social media (aka ‘content’) planner—read more about it here–so in Part 1 of this yearly blogpost series, I’m sharing a video that shows a walk-thru of my blog (content) planner setup as well as some of the supplies used.

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Best of 2016–Thank You!!!

As 2016 comes to a close, I wanted to take this time to thank ALL my readers/followers not just here on my blog but also on YouTube, social media, and my personal life—thank you all sooo much!!! The decision to share your creative passion with the world is never an easy one so it’s extremely gratifying to know that there are like-minded folks in cyberspace that are interested in what you have to say—or write. 😉 That said, I’d like to take a moment and share with you my ‘best of 2016’ blogposts thanks to all of you! 🙂

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10 Tips for Preparing the Hobonichi Weeks for 2017

With just 2 weeks left for 2016, many plannernerds are scrambling to put the final touches on their 2017 planning system setups. One of my choices for next year is the Hobonichi Weeks planner—more details to come in a future blogpost!—which is predominantly a Japanese planner. While it has many useful features, there are some tweaks you can do to make it even more effective. Check out my latest video where I share my top 10 tips for preparing your Hobonichi Weeks planner for 2017!

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