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Cover for my Nuuna

I have, right now, two different notebooks for Bullet Journal. One is a cheap with lined pages that I had laying around. This one is perfect to throw in my bag and I write everything in it, not always with my best handwriting. My second is a Nuuna with dotted pages that almost never leaves my home. Is this book I have all my pretty pages 🙂
Although I try to never take the Nuuna with me, sometimes I have to and then I want to protect it in my bag.

Cover with Nuuna notebook

I had looked at various sites on the net a long time looking for some time before I found this cover in a drawer at home. The book is not really A5, it is slightly larger, and it was that which caused problems for me. This case in leather suits are not perfect, but quite okey.

Cover with Nuuna notebook

I attach the books back cover in a pocket on the right side in the cover. It is secured and not in danger of falling out. There is also a pen holder, but my pens are to slim so I don’t use it.  It is better suited to a traditional ink pen.
On the left side there are three pockets which I have filled with various necessities.

Cover with Nuuna notebook

In addition to the pens I favor right now there is an old credit card that I have wrapped washi tape around, Post-it in two different sizes (the pink ones), tabs and small pieces of paper to write notes on.
I have sketches in the large pocket.I use the sketches as inspiration for corners, banners and so on that I can draw in my notebook.  These pages are drawn (they should be colored in with black ink) on dotted paper I have printed from Incompetech.

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Plan your Blog posts

To write a blog requires a little planning times, especially if you write a creative blog that require you to have created something to blog about. To help myself a little bit along the way, I have a section in my binder for my blog. It contains my plans as well as a calendar. The calendar, however, was skipped very quickly, it’s easier to use a calendar in Google Calendar to schedule when and what I want to post.


I don’t do everything on this list every time I blog, but I have tried to cover all the bases. This list may not work for you, but hopefully you get inspired by it. Of course you can download my version (as a  file for Silhouette Studio or as a PDF) and using Washi tape to cover what’s not working for you.
I have used this a couple of months now, and have things I’ll change when I create the next one. I have among other things been adding something and I have things that are unnecessary.

What it says?

It’s hard to get inspired when you don’t know what it says, right?

Förberedelser = Preparation
Datum = Date
Material log
Posted in: Facebbok, Instagram, Pinterest
Last date to post
Schedueld postExtra material




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Bullet Journaling – My Way

I began to plan for my binder at the end of last year. I used an electronic calendar (Google Calendar) and infinite number of apps in my phone for quick notes, ideas and to-do’s. On my desk I had lots of notes and post-it notes. A website I wanted to remember, a list of things I must do today (which always ended up under some other note), things I should remember to buy next time I was in Stockholm and so on. I missed things, lost my lists and notes and drove myself to more stress than necessary.
I first tried to solve it by putting as much as possible in Google Calendar, but then I got panicked once a month would look like this:

Google Calendar

(This is May of this year, and it was a pretty crazy month without my own “patch” posted, but the feeling was the same last autumn)

Out of this chaos the idea that I wanted to have everything together was born. I didn’t whant all those notes everywhere, I wanted to be more organized so that I would have a chance to feel “on top of things”.
I do not know if it was so smart to start making pages digitally, but it was what I wanted right there and then. It takes time, but the advantage is that I can easily print more of the pages I need.

About two months ago I stumbled on something called Bullet Journaling (BuJo). After a little research I came to the conclusion that my binder in a big way was what BuJo was, though perhaps a bit more ….. designed. BuJo basically is a notebook and a pen. (To read more about Bullet Journaling I recommend Bulletjournal.com. The website shows basically the way it is supposed to work.) The beauty of the system is that you get your BuJo to work for you, not the other way around, which is usually common when buying a calendar.
Just like I create pages in my binder people create incredibly beautiful pages in different BuJo’s every day. There are a lot of people you can follow on Instagram and on Facebook there are several different groups with different orientations. (You find my list at the bottom of the post)

I’m very fond of my binder, and it is still growing, but it is heavy and there is no way that I put it in my bag. Therefore I have begun a BuJo in a notebook as a supplement. In it I can easily throw down ideas, I have a number of Trackers (one way to get an overview of what you have done/feel/what-you-want) and Collections (lists) which can be good to have when I’m on the go. Among other things, I have a collection of which buses I can take when I buy cat food (which is done once a quarter, and I never remember which bus I should take).

Combining my binder and my (small) notebook I have a pretty good idea of what happens in my life. The trackers I use allows me to have an eye on if I have taken a particular medicine today, when I did my work out last (a hole here gives me a bad conscience) or how I feel on the whole. I also get a connection when I see those together. I see that I have had several negative days so it is not surprising that I also had a headache for three days in a row. When I see the connections, it is easier to deal with what is happening, but also to plan ahead. If I have several negative days, it is perhaps time to review the calendar and see if I can move that meeting or cancel something.

Before I started this, I just tried to keep up, clenched my teeth and hoped that it would slow done before it became too much.

Suggested trackers

Medicines / Vitamins
– If you easily forget your medications or don’t need not take it regulary
Social Media – Check when you put a picture on Instagram, update your blog or similar
Training – It’s so satisfying to tick a box when you done it 🙂
Symptoms – Do you have an illness or do you get migraines? Sometimes it can be helpful to keep track of how often and how much
Emotions – Panic attacks or just PMS, sometimes it’s nice to see how often or rarely anything happens
Sleep – A nap of the day or bad night’s sleep.
The weather – Just because it’s fun and looks so nice with a lot of sunny days 🙂
Take care of yourself – When did you painted my nails last, and when did you do a face mask last time? (This works as well to check the last time you had some self-time or an evening out with friends)

Just as you get your BuJo to work for you, it will be the same with trackers, if you at all want to use trackers. You make one that works for you in the way you need it/want it. My suggestions above are what I use just this month. Next month I might have removed any that I never fill in or I’ve added someone else. How they look is also completely up to you. I have made a grid this month that I fill with one or more colors. You may want to use circles, flowers or other shapes? Or maybe just run super simple and write a number (date) on a line? It is entirely up to you how you want to do and that’s the beauty of the whole system.

You will find a lot of inspiration on Pinterest or Instagram. You have to find what’s right for and appeals to you. Do you want lots of color or do you want it super easy with just a black pen? There is inspiration for everything 🙂

Instagram & Facebook

Now someone might ask why I create pages to my binder that I already have in my BuJo? Why spend so much time on the whole? Firstly, I think it’s a blast 😉 It’s relaxing for me to design new pages or doodle in the little book.
The reason I have the same pages in both places (they differ, however, on design terms) is that I transfer information when needed (eg. Trackers, I have all the trackers in the same place in the binder, the book is scattered). I also have pages in the book that’s not in the binder and vice versa. The binder is my archive and a collection point for information that does not need to move around with me. For example, I use my Silhouette only at the computer, so that information does not need to be in the notebook. That is nothing I need to bring with me when I leave home, or sitting on the sofa in the evening. Movies I want to see, however, I often write down when I see a commercial on TV or in the subway. In this situation it is not functional if I have my collection for that information at home on the desk.

Bullet Journal - Movies I want to see



New pages to my binder: Notes, read books and Settings for Silhouette Studio

Today there will be a new small package of loose pages from my binder.

Notes and lists

The package contains one page for notes, one page to remember all the books you’ve read (with a little connection to Goodreads) and two pages that I use to get my Silhouette cutting machine to work optimally.


I use my pages of notes as a small notepad or notebook. Since my binder is always beside me at the desk, it is easy to write down things I don’t want to forget. The piles with notes that’s always have been all over my desk is now almost completely gone.


Sometimes my note is something I just need to remember right now before I write it where it belongs. I working on reducing my stress, but I don’t always have the time to write everything on its proper place. On those occasions I use a little note that I (washi)tape it into the note pages.

Books I've read

My annual list of books tend to be quite long, this year my Goodreads goal is 70 books. Usually I finish a book in the evening, and it’s not always the best time to put it on Goodreads (their app and I’m don’t totally agree). Moreover, it is great to stock up on the list when it is so visible 🙂
On these pages I fill in the title of the book, author and ISBN number. There is also space to record the date when I started the book, and when I finished it, and what kind of book it is (this makes it easier if I’m not already have the book in my library on Goodreads, and will have to look for it). I also try to give the book a rating and then there is a box to tick when I brought the information to Goodreads.


Last pages is about Silhouette Studio.One page holds the settings for the knife and the other page is a blank page for notes. I use the last to remember the little tricks and tips. I use the settings page when I try a new material. These settings do not always work, but they give a clue to what I usually use. It hangs very much on how much the blade is worn.

That was this package. I create pages faster than I can blog about, so I will package pages this way from know. There are going to be theme packages and mixed packages depending on how many pages I have to fit together.

The files are as usual available in a PDF so you can print out and put in a separate folder, or as a cut file for Silhouette Studio if you use the same type of binder as me.

Download file for Silhouette Studio

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Materal list:

For all those things you got to remember

To make my very full head less messy, I write to-do lists. Lots of lists and then a couple lists to the lists. All these notes and papers are everywhere and I lose them. Not a great way to reduce the mess and stress.
These pages are now in my binder, and they help me a lot. I know where they are and they are not lost. I combine with the weekly planning and every Sunday I sit down and check the coming week and write down everything important.

To Do

I use the daily one to sort out what is important and what must be done in a day. I mix the cleaning with blogging and job tasks. I use the blank page when there are bigger things going on, a party, a trip or something that require a bit more tracking.

As usual, there are two files, one for Silhouette and one PDF that you can print.

Utskrivbar PDF:


SkÀrfil till Silhouette:

Do you write list and if so, what do you write down?

Materal list:



More to the Calendar

The calendar I made had very small boxes, partly because I use a small format (A5), and partly because I see it more as an overview.
Here are my more useful pages for the binder . There are a total of three pages, where one page is two. 😉


Holidays (the purple one) provides an overview of our Swedish holidays and a few other days as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day Valentine’s Day and so on.
Dates to remember (blue in front) I myself like very much. I filled in the birthdays, major events and other important dates. The pages give a quick overview of what will come.
The weekly plan (the other blue) is the one I use most my self. This one are my regular calendar. There is plenty of space to write what I do every day. If you are able to use my file for Silhouette Studio you also get a perforated corner that you can remove from when the week is over. Would you rather put the pages in a regular binder you can decorate a paper clip and use as a bookmark.


The file for Silhouette Studio is a print n cut. The holes at fit in the binder I have chosen, but you can easily remove these holes and put in you own.
Would you rather use a binder with Swedish holes (ore some other binder) you can download the PDF containing the same blades. They are laid out on an A4, so you print them easily on a desktop printer and then cut out your pages.

File for Silhouette Studio

PDF for printing



My Binder

The cover of my binder is finished and I’m so looking forward to start using it. All that I need to do now is to print out my content and to ensure that the binder will fit on my desktop 🙂

My Binder

I bought my binder at Panduro and painted it white with ordinary wall paint. I used  a paint roller to get some structure.

The decorations are made of vinyl that I cut with my Silhouette. I can not share these files because they come from a group on Facebook. I changed the monogram a little by choosing a different font and put stars around it instead of dots. (see below what I used)

My Binder

On the inside cover, I put an image I created using an online course at Kit and Clowder, Mindfull Me. I will show what I used a little later.



Swedish calendar for 2016

Step one in my new more organized life 🙂
A calendar with Swedish holidays, and some other goodto-rememberdays like Mothers- and Father’s Day, summer- and winter time, etc.

I will use this as an overview. The boxes are relatively small, I use A5 format, so there is not very much room for notes. For bookings and things like that I use Google Calendar. I will also add a few other pages.

Swedish calendar 2016

When I created these I realized that I never find a good calendar to put on the fridge. I‘d love to have one there, not to fill in a lot (again, that I use Google Calendar for), but to get a little overview, or just to check how many days ago I was suppose to throw out the milk.
I printed every month on thicker paper and fastened all of them with a clip. Perfect overview and you can squeeze in a birthday or three in the boxes.

Calendar on the fridge

I have made this calendar as a print n cut for those who want to use a silhouette cameo or portrait. There are holes in the cut file suit for the binder that I have selected (more about that as soon as I got the front finished). Do you want to have other holes, select ungroupe and takes away the my holes.

Calendar Januari 2016

If you would rather print the calendar and then make holes with a regular hole punch, choose to save the PDF file. It is done so that you can print on A4 and then cut out the calendar.

Calendar 2016