Bullet Journal: Week 27

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This is how I set out Week 27 in my Bullet Journal. I like how I can see what’s going on but I need the boxes in more of an order just because I felt it was a bit chaotic. I actually had fun for a change and got the kids’ blow pens out and just decided to have fun with it. Even got the trusty washi tape in there for good measure too.

One thing I’ve learnt from this week is that I am absolutely shit at drinking water. I need to set myself an alarm or something when I’m at work and stop drinking tea and coffee so much. It is going to have to be a goal to get them all filled in each day.

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Lazy Sunday

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It was nice to spend the day in town. I forget how much history Lincoln has to offer itself and after going on the open top tour bus, there’s a few little more things I notice now. I decided to treat the girls after having such amazing school reports from both Aurora and Ophelia and then having Aurora pass her SATS too (eeeeep!), I figured a little treat would go down well. So first stop in town to prepare us for the walk up Steep Hill was Coffee Bobbins for some epic cakes, if you’ve ever been to Lincoln you will know what I mean by preparing for THAT walk. I picked Chocolate and Raspberry cake and the girls had a Cookie Dough Cheesecake and a Strawberry Lemonade cake.

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When we finally got to the top, there was a few little bits going on around the Bailgate area, so after a wander round all the streets, the Craft fair and the Castle grounds, we had a stop and stroked some owls that were up there. I was prepared to take Mozart home with us, each time you went near to stroke him he did this adorable happy dance. I just loved him.

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Food time back down the bottom of the hill was Carlucco’s where the girls has lots of pasta as one of them has decided that pigs are too cute to eat so any meat is just a big fat no and well, the little one would just never choose sometimes when left to her own devices, and me this very healthy Abruzzese salad.

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To end the day we relaxed in the back garden where I still managed to burn a bit more, even with layers of high factor sun cream on me surround by the odd bee that came to keep us company. It was so nice to have a day with the girls where no arguing happened and the only complaint was that Ophelia thought she would fall down the hill. More Sundays like this please. So now I’m going to end my Sunday with a glass of Gin and Tonic in front of Love Island.

I hope you’ve all had an amazing Sunday

xx

How to Start a Bullet Journal

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I love my bullet journal. It’s turned into a piece of item I can’t be without and has been a massive help for when it comes to remembering appointments, work schedules, trips with the girls or even if I’ve just said I’d pop round a friend’s for a coffee. Actual lifesaver. Every one that I see is completely different and I love being able to search across Instagram and Pinterest for some inspiration that I can use inside my own.

If you had thought about starting one recently, then it is so easy! Here are the basics of what you’ll need:

♥ A journal. You can use any note pad that your heart desires. I’ve gone with Scribbles that Matter one in blue. It’s A5 size and all the inside of it is dotted.

♥ Pens. Now as a bit of a stationery addict I have plenty of them around but my favourite have been the Staedlter Fineliners in a pack of 36 to just make is even more colourful.

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Next, you might want to decorate you diary or keep it simple. It is all completely up to you now. To add bits of colour in mine along with drawings and watercolour pictures I have some washi tapes, coloured pencils and paints.

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If you use a bullet journal then I’d love to see what your spreads and layouts look like

Goals for July

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It’s already more than halfway through 2017!?! How mad is that?! I don’t even know where the time has gone, but I need to give myself a big kick up the arse and get things done. The rest of the year is going to be pretty busy and July is going to be one mad month as it is, what with Sport’s day for both my girls and school ending along with all the Year 6 induction days and leaving days for Aurora. I’m not quite ready for her to grow.

So now that we are already 3 days into July I need to set me some goals and try and achieve them.

In the home:

♥ I need to start sorting all the rooms around my house bit by bit as the constant chaos is starting to drive me mad.

♥ Go through all my old clothes and see what I do and do not want to keep.

♥ Tackle the kitchen and start switching all the plastic cups and plates out as my babies aren’t babies anymore. Sad face.

In my life:

♥ I have no other words for it apart from: sort it the fuck out!

Crafty bits:

♥ I want to finish at least two crafty projects as well as get back into some baking as I have a new cake mixer just waiting to be used in my kitchen.

♥ Carry on with my bullet journal.

And everything else:

♥ I would like to try an engage myself more on social media instead of being too scared.

♥ Treat the girls to a day out somewhere.

I’d love to know if you have any goals for this month.

Currently I’m…

Feeling: Deflated

Binge watching: All the latest series of New Girl I recorded

Reading: Red Queen

Eating: Jacket potato with a ton of cheese on top

Drinking: Gin and tonic (I seemed to have grown a taste to like it since turning 30)

Favourite Song: Foo Fighters – Run

Looking Forward To: A meal out with work Wednesday night

Last Thing I Laughed At: My chalkboard sign I did at work

Loving: Love Island! (completely obsessed)

Disliking: The sudden disappearance of the sun

Really Should Be: Dying my hair

Instead I’m: Too easily distracted by the internet

Bad Habit: Picking at split ends

Favourite Quote: Logic will get you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere else

Latest craft project: Made my own notebook

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Things That Make Me Happy

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Spending time with the people I love

Sitting down to relax and get lost in a book

Warm cups of tea

Husky Dogs!

Getting my craft on

Watching my girls grow up

Getting to watch cheesy TV

Nights out/in with friends

Unicorns

A good cuddle

Bubble baths

Seeing beautiful pictures and experiences from people across Instagram

Date Nights

Crafts and stationery

Flowers

Songs that make me sing so bad I forget people are around

When people remember the little things I’ve told them

A nice drive through the countryside

Rhiannon x

Always the Dreamer

Now for all my friends and I’ll even go with the people that are on my friends list on Facebook, this is a pretty well known fact about myself. I have a big obsession with unicorns. I couldn’t even tell you how it started. They just seemed to have invaded my life and my wardrobe, one hoof at a time. Though there are also tell tale signs from the moment you enter my house, you are greeted with a unicorn shaped chalk board and then all over the place there are little remnants around, like a money box, a picture,  little hangy quote things and over my bed.

I think I managed to really put the final touch to the love affair by adding a unicorn tattoo to my growing collection of five now. This is five different tattoos not all unicorn themed, I meant, that would be crazy. The picture is from the day after getting it done so it is still a bit sore but I completely love it! It fits my child like wrists perfectly and isn’t anywhere near as big as the picture makes out.

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I already have tattoo number six ready to book when I get a chance too. I hadn’t expected this one to hurt as much as it did, I even got offered a lollipop! First time that’s happened with me. Naturally, my Mum doesn’t like it, my children think it’s the best thing ever and I’m loving freaking a couple of friends out when they feel how bumpy it is where the skin is still healing.

Here’s to being able to dream just that bit more.