Beware of My New Obsession // Bullet Journal – BuJo

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If you’re wondering what a Bullet Journal is I’ll make you just as obsessed in a few moments, just keep reading.

I own lots of journals and I write my to-do lists daily. I plan our budget, upcoming bills on any journal I find laying around. It gets a bit chaotic when it’s time to find the One thing I’m looking for. So the other day while browsing the internet I came across the “Bullet Journal” or BuJo for short.

The concept was originally created by Ryder Carroll, a very simplistic way of keeping everything in your life organized in one little notebook. It has now evolved to a lot more. Monthly trackers, goal setters, tasks, lists, motivation, doodling. You can do whatever you want with it. It’s your notebook. But if you’re just starting out and want to keep it simple, you should follow the original layout. So what is a bullet journal? Just watch the video below by the Ryder Carroll.

After getting comfortable with that, if you feel you can branch out to a more stylistic journal, go right ahead. There are some pretty great bloggers to follow. Boho Berry is by far my favorite. Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean. She’s just so awesome! You can also search the hashtag #bulletjournal on Instagram to find lots of inspiration.


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Now the hard work is identifying the essentials: you’ll need to create your own journal, it might take a few months, maybe even a few notebooks to adapt this system to my way of living but I’m happy I found this and I can’t wait to share my progress with you all.

Want to get started? All you need is a book and a pen.

If you want to get all fancy schmancy you can purchase a dotted book and some nice pens like this and this or fountain pens (a favorite of Bullet Journal users that I’ve seen so far is from the Goulet Pen Company), which are super duper fancy. I’m not there yet but I am fascinated with calligraphy. So I do see it happening in the very near future.

I’m almost done creating all of the different spreads I liked from Boho Berry and I can’t wait for April to start to really get things going.

Thanks for Reading, Stay tuned for more.

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Books to Read:

1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson 
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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Easy DIY Birthday Cake Topper

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Okay, I know it’s been over a year since I did my son’s birthday party and I promised to share some of the DIY’s I did for his birthday party. Year one has passed and even birthday TWO has passed and NADA.  So Sorry!! But now that we are in our new home for good, I’m getting all of my crafts and supplies organized and will be sharing how I made his birthday cake topper. Super easy craft.  Enjoy!

I’ve linked below where you can find the different items I used according to his party’s color scheme but you can change those accordingly.

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What you’ll need:
Name, age or theme template
Baker’s Twine (Red or color of choice)
What to do:

♦ First create a template with the desired font & size (something bold and thick) on Microsoft word or notepad. I had to try a few different sizes before I got to what I liked. Be sure to give yourself ample space between each character so you can cut them out without bumping into the other letter by mistake.

♦ Next, trace the letters or numbers in the back of the card-stock you’ll be using, then cut using a very sharp scissors for precision.

♦ Heat up your glue gun and grab your twine.  Glue the back of the letters you just cut out to the twine (on top of the letters) and cut the twine to the desired length.

♦ Grab the bamboo skewers and tie the ends of the twine.  You can cut the extra twine after it’s tied.

♦ Add decorative glitter clothespins to the end and voila. It’s done!

I hope you found this easy and give this birthday cake topper DIY a try at your next party.  If you do, post on instagram with the hashtag #YLMcaketopper.  I would love to see what you come up with. The possibilities are truly endless.

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Thanks for stopping in, I hope you enjoyed this birthday cake topper tutorial and stay tuned for more DIY’s like this one from this Vintage Airplane Party.

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Books to read

1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson 
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms

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Read Across America Day, How Are You Celebrating?

Tomorrow is Read Across America Day. And what a fantastic day to celebrate. I’m steering away from the sad posts and moving on to the good things in life. Growing up I wasn’t much of a pleasure reader, although I did find pleasure in reading the dictionary. Yea, go figure. When I reached my 20’s I suddenly began buying books & reading more.

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This is certainly a habit I want my son to have and I assume most parents would be grateful for a child who loves to read.  But with anything we teach our children, it’s usually by imitating our own habits that they learn. After becoming a mom though, my reading has been much slower.  I order a bunch of books off of Amazon but as of late I haven’t finished any of them.

I always finish a post I blogged about with a “books to read” part with links down below.  These are books I’m currently trying to finish or have already or sometimes when I just recently purchased one I’m interested in reading I add that on as well. “Books wash away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” It was Pablo Picasso that said that, well he said that about Art but it works just the same.

I’m highly interested in parenting books, books about personal growth as a mom, wife and Christ follower. I’m interested in the science behind the brain of a child and how it works and how I can better my parenting to reflect that. Since we just moved into our new home, things are a little out of order but my books are in their right place.  Some on the book shelf and some sitting unashamed on my nightstand teasing me daily.


Here are the 3 Books for the month of March

1. Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson
This is a short book by NY Times Bestselling author of The Circle Maker, in this book he shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your relationship with your children.

2. Strong Mothers, Strong Sons by Meg Meeker, M.D.
Lessons mothers need to raise extraordinary men. Meg has books geared towards daughters as well.

Helps you discover your child’s love language, teaching you how to discipline more effectively and more.

I hope you have a chance to read them along or grab 3 books you already own and get to reading.
Reading is a great stress reliever, helps with sleep, keeps our mind sharp as we age, and a little bit of knowledge doesn’t hurt either.

My reading corner is set, but one thing we haven’t gotten around to setting up is Nico’s reading corner. His books are just in a basket for now. His reading corner is in my to-do list as soon as I finish with all the moving boxes. You can follow my Reading Corner Ideas board on Pinterest below.

Follow Young Love Mommy’s board Reading Corner Ideas on Pinterest.

Thanks again for reading and let me know in the comments below how you are celebrating Read Across America Day and how to stimulate little ones to pick up a book. 

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Books to read

1.For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker
2.The Absorbent Mind by Maria Montessori
3.Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom by Pamela Druckerman
4.Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson 
5.Motherhood Realized: An Inspiring Anthology for the Hardest Job You’ll Ever Love by Power of Moms
 

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