2018 Weekly Planners from Brush Dance

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Hello Beautiful Weekly Planner

Today, I’m excited to show you some more of our Weekly Planner options.

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Peace Comes From Within – Timeless Buddha Weekly Planner

What I like about the Weekly Planner:

  • Convenient Take-Along Size – 5″ x 7″- will fit into nearly any bag easily
  • Monthly Planning Pages at the start of the book
  • One week per page spread – with lots of room for notes
  • Elastic Band to help me keep my life together, and a beautiful satin finish on the cover that resists staining and water damage
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Work Hard Weekly Planner

I know it seeeeeems like 2018 is still so far away. And yet, I’m already noticing some changes to the season here in California. I’m going to start filling in my Planner for next year very soon so that I don’t have to think about it during the oh-so-busy end of year.

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 Watercolor Triangles Weekly Planner

These Planners are printed on high-quality paper – no tissue-thin sheets that tear easily.

 

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Honeycomb Weekly Planner

We’ve created a video showing the inside pages of our 2018 Weekly Planner. You can click right here to see.  No worries about doing this at work – our videos have no sound.

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Oh, For Fox Sake –  Weekly Planner

(The above Planner cracks me up every time.)

You can check out all of our 2018 Weekly Planners on our website.  There are lots of cover choices still in stock, but I do recommend ordering soon so you don’t miss out.

Have a great week!

 

Getting Started With Your First Bullet Journal

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Leuchtturm1917 Dot Grid Notebook for Your Bullet Journal

This is the second post in our series of Bullet Journaling.  Our first post was a  list of resources and now you’re ready to dive in.

People who Bullet Journal (BuJo) include the following kinds of pages in their notebook. You do not need to include everything listed here – include what works for you. The whole idea behind a Bullet Journal is that it is your custom-made planner.

Let’s dive in!

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Bullet Journal Index Example

Table of Contents/Index: so you can find important pages in your book. I always have the best intentions of keeping my Table of Contents organized. If you want an Index, reserve several pages at the beginning of your book and number all of the pages of your notebook.

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Future Log: I like to reserve pages at the front of my notebook (or sometimes at the very end) for my Future Log. This log is used to keep track of, you guessed it, future projects, tasks, and topics. Here, I use one page for every two months. I’ll use an entire page for December (it’s a big month around here), and another entire page titled “Next Year.”

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Topics: each page in your BuJo will have a title. Titles might include the name of a project you’re organizing (Kitchen Renovation, for example), or simply today’s date.

Bullets: this is your list of tasks, events, and notes that are related to your topic. These are usually short entries. As you can see above, I’ve listed out some of the items that may be involved in a kitchen reno.  I also place an underscore just before each item – while I don’t see this used in all BuJo, I do this for all of my big lists.

We like the Leuchtturm dot grid notebooks for Bullet Journaling, but you can use any notebook. Brush Dance also carries the lined version of Leuchtturm and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using those. See all of the Leuchtturm notebooks right here.  These high-quality, hard cover books have the following features that seem tailor-made for your Bullet Journal:

  • a handy index at the front of the book
  • 249 numbered pages
  • two ribbon bookmarks
  • a useful pocket at the back of the book
  • an elastic band closure to keep it all together

That’s it! With just a few basics, you’re on your way to your first Bullet Journal. Next time, we’ll take a deeper dive and look at some of the (many) ways to customize your Bullet Journal.