2018 OLW Bullet Journal

My 2018 One Little Word is Visionary. This year I really want to step into my role as a visionary to help improve the lives of women with the knowledge I have to offer. My first part of doing that was launching The Body Love Art Journal class this year to help women make peace with their bodies and get creative. To track that and other goals centered around my One Little Word this year, I decided to make a bullet journal! 

This bullet journal is where I keep track of all my monthly goals centered around my OLW and my progress on them at the end of each month. You can see a process video for how I put together the start of this bullet journal on my YouTube channel here

2018 One Little Word Bullet Journal

Intro to my One Little Word Bullet Journal- I used a cute notebook (similar here) and got to work personalizing it. If you watch my YouTube process video, you'll see how I get creative and draw lots of flowers and floral patterns to create some of the gorgeous layouts in this new bullet journal. I started off this bullet journal with an entry on my 2018 One Little Word. I included the definition of my OLW, what it means to me, and how I want to live through it this year. Then I listed out my annual goals and created a cute vision board for my OLW and for my year.

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If you want tips on how to create a gorgeous vision board for your goals and year, check out my post on it here. If you like this One Little Word Bullet Journal, please leave a comment down below! I would love to hear what you think of it and hear about your 2018 OLW or how you are tacking your goals this year! Until next time, happy crafting!

xoxo, Laura

PS. Here's the process video for this bullet journal!

Using My Happy Planner for College Classes

It's back to school season and as much as I don't enjoy having so many classes to attend and tests to study for, I'm really excited about making this year the year of cute stationery. I'm currently using on of my Happy Planners by me and my BIG ideas to keep track of all my school obligations and to use for taking notes from class. I love having such a gorgeous set up for taking notes in class and for studying later. It makes the mundane, everyday things a little more bright and pretty.

Cute college stationery using Happy Planner for taking notes
Cute college stationery using Happy Planner for taking notes

I set up my classic Happy Planner by using a clear dashboard to separate my monthly + weekly planner pages from my class notes section in the back. I used some gorgeous washi tape to decorate my clear dashboard and to bring some color to it. I also added a pocket folder in the back to hold any paperwork from school or extra tidbits I need to hold on to. Me and my BIG ideas also has some fabulous lined paper inserts for their planners that I use to take my notes on. I love that the paper is thick and sturdy so I can use my Papermate flair pens and they don't bleed through.  

I love how customizable the Happy Planner system is. I can add as many dashboards, folders, or note paper to it that I want. I can use it for one class or use dashboards to separate all of my different classes and take notes for all of them in the same place. To keep my college planner/notebook from getting too thick or heavy (since I do carry it to class with me,) I store my notes until after I take a test on that chapter or section, and then I take those notes out and recycle them if there won't be any more testing on that material in the future.

One of the best things about using adorable stationery in college is that you'll make new friends because of it. When I pull out my planner to take notes, I always get compliments or questions about the system I'm using. Bonding with other gals who also appreciate cute paper? Best thing ever! I even met some girls in one of my classes who also use the Happy Planner system and we took turns looking through each other's planners and getting new ideas for how to use our own.

Cute college stationery using Happy Planner for taking notes

Supplies used- Picture Quote Happy Planner, Dashboard Inserts, Teal Mini Disks, Papermate Flair Pens, Note PaperPocket Cards, Binder Clips, Washi Tape.

Being a junior in college is hard. There's a lot of homework, tests, and stress. But cute stationery and notebooks makes it a lot more fun to get through it all. I'm so happy there's an awesome system like this, compared to the dull notebook options I had back in high school haha. What do you use to take notes in class? Leave a comment below and let me know!

xoxo,
Laura