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Oops this was supposed to be a tutorial, really!

I planned to do a tutorial on a hardcover traveler’s notebook/bullet journal, but I realized that the references I used basically explained what I was about to post. So this will be a listdump instead, as well as a look at my current bujo and the one I am going to use next year. I really didn’t mean this to just be a post where I show off my notebooks, I swear! I’m a little sad I can’t do my tutorial now ^^; I had progress photos and everything all ready. Oh well.

Current (red on the left); blank for 2018 (kraft on the right)
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I’ve tried other planners but they either couldn’t stand up to the test of time (apparently I’m a little rough with my notebooks) or got too fussy, since I like to customize my pages and sandwich things as folders, etc. Before all this, I only really used those freebie personal planners, or the academic ones back in school, so I’m used to a no-frills/this-is-strictly-business format. The point of a planner is to be organized and plan properly, no?

Left is standard hardcover (fiction novel) with custom B6 paper. Right is a smaller hardcover (non-fiction in Spanish) with original-sized paper of 4″x6″.

Which is why I love dot grid paper and the traveler’s notebook format. Dot grid gives me the flexibility to make any layout I need on the fly, regardless of where in the notebook, and the actual booklets can be swapped in or out as needed in the cover. It takes a little more time to set up, but it saves me a lot of time and headaches in the long run as well.

Bonus to book covers – the sleeves can be pockets for notes, and to attach paperclips and little notepads. 

To keep organized and sort my thoughts, I try to use color and washi tape at a minimum. I like 1/8” grids since my writing isn’t really big, so it helps me measure things better and keep things more legible.

 

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I don’t write down my full-time hours unless it’s a change in schedule because..well…I remember to be there 5 days a week lol. 

 

 

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I wonder what I’ll make at my next office potluck?

 

My favorite bujo pages are for the video games I’m playing (knowing that I eternally will have a backlog!) as well as books I’m reading; this is my second spread actually, and I’ll likely hit another set before the end of the year too. I mainly read non-fiction like crafting or cooking, but you’ll see some fiction titles in there too.

 

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I plan to reformat this in my next bujo, since I play a lot of Vita/PSN apparently and ran out of room! Btw I’m also on Backloggery!

 

 

 

 

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Titles marked with “♦” were personal favorites of mine. Come to think of it, why didn’t I mark ‘Off to Be the Wizard’ as one!? Gasp.

 

Of course, if there’s a format you dig for your own bujo, feel free to copy :). I’m no notebook police so go ahead! Do you have a page or list you like in your own bujo or planner?

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Updates for holiday orders and freebie pdf!

The holiday season is well under way! As a reminder, if you’re looking to put an order in and want your item to arrive by late December (Christmas/Hanukkah), domestic US orders must be placed by December 14 for Standard Ground shipping; December 20 for Express or Priority Mail. Anything after that, or for international orders, will not arrive in time for your deadline. I use USPS for all of my orders, so please refer to the USPS page here for more information. Thanks!

Also, an update on one of my previous posts regarding one of my freebies. After experimenting with the cosplay list printables I made, I disliked the A5 one, so I decided to fix it! Please go to the post here for the new pdf!

Free Cosplay Packing List Printable

UPDATE 12/10/16: After experimenting and using both sizes, I really disliked the original A5 size and redesigned it so it’s easier to use! Download at the link below!

It’s been such a long time since my first printable (the Roost Animal Crossing cup cover), and I was so surprised by how successful it’s been. So far it’s had the most hits out of any page here on the blog and at Pinterest, where people are still repinning it! So for a while I wanted to do another printable again, but had a hard time thinking of what.

But then over the past few weeks I noticed my mini planner from work was running out of pages, and suddenly before I knew it, I was downloading pages to fill in for 2017. Long story short I now have somewhat been bitten by the DIY planner bug, and it may or may not be my friend Maggie’s fault. (Btw she has amazing planner ideas, please see her blog!) Though even before that, I always liked stationery, and especially to-do lists when it comes to packing for trips. I’ve had so many nightmares where I forgot components for my costumes that I can’t imagine how someone would pack for a convention without keeping tabs somewhere!

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PDF download links here: letterheadA5

So this is where my next free printable comes in! Somehow there haven’t been printable cosplay packing lists out there, and I was so shocked that I ran to Photoshop to fulfill this need. Whether you cosplay once a year or five times a year, know someone who cosplays and wants to keep track of their stuff for their trips (or maybe you’re that person), or even dress up your own planner or not, here it is! Two common sizes are available (8.5″x11″ letterhead and A5, more common in Asian countries), though with how the lists are set up you can easily slice the letterhead size in half if you want a precise half-page design.

Now go be organized and get geeky!