BuJo – 50 States Challenge

One of my resolutions this year is to start studying for when I choose to become a US citizen, right now I’m known as a Legal Permanent Resident.

One thing I’m pretty sure I should I start learning is all of the states. I need to know which were the original thirteen colonies and eventually I’ll start on the capital cities.

As you can see from the pictures below, I’m getting better, even if I did forget a few along the way!

Until next time,
Laura x
P.S. Yes, I know I spelled Mississippi wrong most recently!

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2017 Resolutions AKA The changes I’m aiming to make this year.

Happy new year to y’all!

I know I’m almost a week late, it’s been a busy week, but the sentiment was always there.

This busy week has been filled with making plans and setting schedules, organizing our time and generally have a refresh of a lot of things, which brings me to my titular subject today.

Every year I make a resolution, usually along the lines of, “I’ll lose weight this year, look out summer!” And this year is no exception! However, this year I have a set plan, as opposed to the vagueness of ‘eat less, exercise more’.
As you know, in August last year I joined Slimming World USA Online, and over the course of 4 months I lost 20 pounds. Then, over the course of Christmas, I put on 15 pounds, but I’m perfectly okay with that. If I hadn’t lost the weight in the first place, then I would be even heavier than I was in August.
So, my plan for this new year, is to refocus and carry on with SW. It’s the simplest plan I’ve ever made!

As far as other resolutions go, I used my lovely new bullet journal to make a record of them, I spent some time thinking about my life and the things I’d like to change about it.resolutions

As you can see, my aims are pretty varied, and I think that’s a good idea for when you’re making resolutions.

Don’t make your year be so focused on one thing that you pass up other opportunities to change because they don’t fit with The Plan.

One week in and I’m still on track.

  • I’m using an app to read the Bible, it has reading plans to break it down into relevant books and verses.
  • We’ve been to the park a few times and walked the path.
  • I take time every evening to write in my journal and I’m trying to get a new page done every couple of days.

From now on I’ll try to do a monthly report of how I’m doing, and that will be another incentive to keep me on track.

Wish me luck!

Until next time,
Laura x

Coming soon…

My new bullet journal!

For the past few years the adults in Josh’s family have taken part in a Secret Santa event using the extremely helpful Elfster website. We have a $50 limit and we’re free to wish for anything we want.

Here’s a little something about me:

love stationery. 

And this bullet journal craze has got my name written all over it: notebooks, colored pens, washi tape, stickers, fancy lettering, cute doodles etc. Yes please. 

Visit the official Bullet Journal website for more information. 

So, you may have guessed, I asked for a notebook, some pens and mini ruler as my Elfster gift. 

I’ve decided that I will start the weekly/monthly logs in January, so right now I’m deciding what pages to have and sketching things out. 

So far I have my title page:

and I’ve started on a birthdays page:


The beauty of a bullet journal is that it is always a work in progress, if I don’t like something I can always try again and just update the index to reflect the changes. 

Leave a comment if you’ve started a bullet journal, or are interested in one. 

Until next time,

Laura x