Wellness Wednesday | Fitness Journal

Happy first day of Summer 2017. Here in the tri-state we’ve had quite a few heat waves as of late, but Summer is officially here! I’ve been on a roll with my meal prepping and I’m on Day 9 of my daily workout. Yeah, I know, a little over a week. To me, that’s a huge deal as I have embarked on working out consistently before and I would flop within a week. This time I am holding myself accountable by counting each day, doing an intense workout for 30 minutes, and tracking it all in my fitness journal.

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Micro Traveler’s Notebook Setup

Welcome to another post here on the blog! Lately I find myself switching up my planners, I still use my Happy Planner for weekly planning, but for on the go and work I use a ring bound personal planner. My latest edition to my planner collection is a micro TN that is the perfect size to throw in my bag and jot down anything I need to.

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Traveler’s Notebook 411 

microI own a Webster’s Pages Color Crush Traveler’s Notebook in addition to 2 from Michaels that I scored for under $10 (some type of clearance/sale, of course). I wanted to add a smaller size to my collection and I found that ProPrintBookBindery on Etsy was having a sale a couple months ago for a Micro TN for $7.50 including shipping. Since I wanted to experiment with this TN, of course I had to buy it.

I bought it in a plain tan as I had no traveler’s notebook in this color. Unfortunately I ended up staining it when my PaperMate InkJoy gel pen exploded, but it has an extra character to it. There was a dark brown intricate floral print that I wanted, but it was sold out when I went to purchase. Overall, I’m happy with my purchase. For $7.50? You can’t beat that!

My Setup 

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This Micro TN came with an elastic band with two strings inside. Although it had no pockets, I decided to create some of my own by cutting up baseball trading card sheet protectors. They were the perfect size to create pockets on the inside and back cover of the traveler’s notebook. To adhere the pockets, I used my favorite double stick tape from Jo-Ann Fabrics. This leather is absolutely amazing and using double stick tape did not damage it at all. I decorated each pocket with a gorgeous yellow floral print and some of my PearTeaStickers that I laminated.

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The inserts that I used were notebooks that I cut down. On the two strings inside, I have four notebooks, although I could fit six. The notebook that I have in the very front is one from Michaels that I cut down. I don’t have any fancy tools so I used a combination of a paper trimmer and scissors. I didn’t measure anything out as I eyeballed the width and height of these inserts. Using a ruler would result in a cleaner finish.

All notebooks were covered in scrapbook paper or PearTeaStickers. I also added in vellum and more of the baseball trading card sheet protectors for additional pockets. I’m still working on some pockets and dashboards.

My favorite edition is the first notebook in this TN that I use as a calendar and keeping track of my football games (#SteelerNation). The calendar sticky note that I used is from Target and the dots that I use to label everything are from Dollar Tree. The key that I used is similar to the style of bullet journaling just more basic. On the back of each page is where I have the information that corresponds with the dates I marked off for that month.

For links to set up a Micro TN of your own, click the links below!

 


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Wellness Wednesday | Dollar Tree Grocery Haul

Dollar Tree has become one of my favorite stores over the years. The store chain has grown immensely and there are plenty of locations that I have at my disposal. Some locations are better than others and some locations I go to for particular items. I prefer the locations that have the grocery/frozen food section. My favorite Dollar Tree find, $1 bread!

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Motivational Monday | Manage Your Time

Cheers to another post here on the blog. Throughout my Motivational Monday series I usually share some type of story from my personal experiences in hopes of helping someone else. This time around, I wanted to switch things up  and share how I have been managing my time to make my mornings easy before my daily commute Continue reading “Motivational Monday | Manage Your Time”

Personal Planner Setup

I have been a part of the planner community for two years now and I feel that as I am evolving as a person, my planner needs are as well. I love my Happy Planner due the flexibility and the discbound system. I like being able to have in as much or as little as I want at anytime and add to it as I please. In adding a new planner to my rotation, one thing that I needed was the flexibility to do just that, which is why I decided on a binder style planner.

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Memory Planning in My Happy Planner

I have a bin full of memories that I’ve accumulated over the years. Some I have from important events in my life such as prom, High School graduation, and my college graduation. I love to save cards, tickets, pictures, and other odds and ends. As I am purging my oversized memory box, my goal is to consolidate what I plan on keeping into one central location. I could create a scrapbook, but I wanted something more flexible which is why I decided to go with the Me & My Big Ideas BIG Happy Planner.

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Motivational Monday | Change Is Good!

These past few weeks , no this past year has been filled with major changes and adjustments.  I left one job that for another and now I’m on to another one. From leaving one job to starting a new one. I have had to make changes in a shorter amount of time than I usually would, but it’s necessary. I have always preferred comfort over change. I won’t say that I despise change, but if I could keep things my way, why not?

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