Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Simple Life.

As promised, I'm trying to be a better blogger.

You would think about so many years of being a terrible blogger, I would just resign to the fact that it's who I am. However, being the optimistic girl that I am, I always have high hopes that somehow my personality will magically change and I will all of the sudden be the best. blogger. EVER. 

I know...whatevs, right?

ANYway...through my nine years of motherhood...

Errrr, my twelve years of married life...

Well actually, through my fourteen years out of high school...

Okay, let's be real here... 

Through my ENTIRE LIFE, I have been trying to find a system that works for me. Every year, I spend countless dollars and countless hours trying to have the best planner, the best method, the best system to help the Newkirk house and Mrs. Newkirk's classroom run as smoothly as possible.

Over the last year, as Matthew & I have really been working our debt snowball to pay down debt, I really think I stumbled upon the best system I have ever used. I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg on a planner and buy a new one in three months because the original "just wasn't working for me..."

Enter the Bullet Journal.

It's so, so simple.
So cheap.
So customizable.
And it works.

The beauty of the Bullet Journal is that you can make it what you need it to be. If something gets a little messed up, you can just tear that page out and move on with life. It's simply wonderful.

Over the next week, I would love to share my Bullet Journal with you and help you set your own up, if you'd like. 

All you'll need is a simple notebook (get whatever brings you joy!). I started with a cheap full-sized notebook for the school year and have moved into a smaller (adorable) notebook that will fit into my purse/backpack for the summer. I've only been using this one for a week, so I'm not sure which size I like better yet. 

A few extra items that you COULD use, but that definitely are not necessary would be:
- colored pens for color-coding (nerd alert)
- washi tape
- sticky-notes for an ongoing shopping list
- sticky-notes for daily tasks (I use this "To Do" notebook from WalMart for $0.99)

Alright, get all your supplies together and join me this week to set up your own Bullet Journal if you're looking for a simple system to help keep it together this summer! ❤️

Talk soon!

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