My week #19 – Birmingham, Dresses and Pizza

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*The target dress *Pickles sitting like a human again

*Pulling weeds in the garden *Birmingham

*Birmingham street art *Pizza Hut

*Luna having a dance *September goals in my bullet journal

 

So this week has been the week of focus. After trying on the dress I’m going to be wearing to the weddings we are going to this month before we went away, I was satisfied with the fit. After returning, I was not. I put on 3 and a half pounds while I was away on both the hen party and the trip to Devon and that was fine with me. The only thing that wasn’t fine was that now the dress was uncomfortable to wear. And I can’t afford another one. Therefore I was on it this week. I hung the dress up in the landing so I saw it numerous times each day. That gave me the focus to go and lose 3 and a half pounds this week. Yay! So now I can eat, drink and be merry at the wedding this weekend!

Speaking of wedding stuff, Topher and I headed down to Birmingham this week to have an engagement shoot with our wedding photographer. It was a super sunny day and there was so much laughing throughout the shoot. Fingers crossed our poor photographer got some good shots out of us – we are so awkward! Afterwards we went to Pizza Hut and had a wander around the Bullring before heading back up north. Lovely day.

Since the sun made an appearance this week, I managed to get out into the garden to get some work done on it. We want a border around the edge but there is some serious tidying, trimming and weeding to do so I’ve made a good start this week. I think I may end up enjoying gardening!

And finally, I have to say that I’m in love with my bullet journal. I am so pumped for September. I’ve got all my goals and all my trackers set up so I am ready for it.

How was your week?

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Linkorama #6

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these but I’m reviving them. For those unaware, it’s pretty much just a post full of pretty pictures and links I’ve come across while perusing the internet. I enjoy reading other people’s versions of these so hopefully you will too!

I love this Piñata Pin. The colours are so bright and happy. Very tempted to jump on the pin collecting bandwagon!

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Kaylah’s cat, Professor is just too adorable and funny for his own good! His faces are hilarious. Check out his hashtag #fessermakesfaces on Instagram.

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I love this quote. It’s totally true that success isn’t always down to starting early and looking like everyone else. And I have to ask, who ever is certain about everything? We all get unsure of ourselves sometimes. The key is just to start. I’m not sure where the source for this photo is as there was a dead end from Pinterest but if it’s your image please let me know and I can credit you!

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I’m in love with these tights! No idea where on earth I would be able to get them but I think they have reignited my funky tights passion.

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And in other news:

A Day In The Life Of An Inspirational Stock Photo Woman – Buzzfeed

This really made me laugh. Why are stock photos with people in them always so weird?

Artist Leaves Dress In The Dead Sea For 2 Years And It Turns Into Glittering Salt Crystal Masterpiece – BoredPanda

Having been to the Dead Sea often since I was a child, I know all about how much salt is in there (don’t shave your legs before going in!) but this is truly amazing.

How I Use My Bullet Journal To Set [And Achieve] 90 Day Goals – Sublime Reflection

This seems like a great way to get goals accomplished. Any excuse to use my bullet journal and make a list.

The 22 Most Over-The-Top Desserts in America

These desserts are insane! Though I really regret looking at these while hungry. Never look at food articles while hungry! There’s definitely a couple of these that I plan on sampling while we’re over in the USA on our honeymoon. I can just taste the diabetes already!

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Bullet Journal Adventures – My First Bullet Journal

Living on Pinterest for the last few years, I’ve always seen out of the corner of my eye articles and photos of Bullet Journals.

Curious, I would pin them and forget about them. Last week, I decided to take the plunge and make a bullet journal myself.

So, what is a bullet journal? Bullet journaling is a way of life. Imagine having everything in one place. All your thoughts, to-do lists, plans and dates to remember, it’s a way of planning with no boundaries.

As much as I love traditional planners and diaries, I’m not so keen on how confining the pages are. For example, what is it with most week planners that make Saturday and Sunday so small? That’s when I have the most plans!

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The beauty of a bullet journal is that you can take as much or as little space as you need for each day and in whatever order you like. Fancy taking a full day for April 18th, and then following it with a list of books you want to read, then half a page for April 19th? Go for it. All you have to do is number your pages and use the first page as an index. That’s the main rule of a bullet journal, the index. It’s what holds the whole things together.

It’s great for people like me who feel confined by pre-determined pages and also for people like Topher’s sister Emma who likes to pick random pages and start scribbling lists. Plus this will save me having my office covered in post-it notes.

Using the notebook I got in my Blognix goody bag, I set up an index, numbered the pages and I was off. It’s a constant work in progress but I’m having so much fun so far. It’s so freeing!

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At the moment I have a main Year at a glance calendar, which is great for the obvious reason of being able to see everything at once. The next page (not pictured) is for dates for next year, which are just in a basic list at the moment. So far it’s just got my wedding and my friends wedding on it. During the year though, it will become so much more useful.

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As well as my usual general goal lists, I have added in pages specifically for my house DIY plans, my wedding checklist, honeymoon savings and books and films I have read. On each day, as well as having my to-do list, I also write down what food I’ve consumed so I can keep track for slimming world. I’ve also incorporated a graph and table of my weight loss.

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Finally, I’ve been using my bullet journal for fulfilling things like the Level 10 Life Tracker. Side note: I didn’t have a compass so it’s super wobbly and only has 6 levels for each section – oops! Level 10 life is all about having a balanced life. Each section accounts for a part of your life like mental health, family & friends, career & purpose, hobbies & pure joy etc.

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Though there’s no way I’ll be getting rid of all my notebooks – I will happily admit that I am a bullet journal convert!

Follow Nomad Seeks Home’s board Bullet journal on Pinterest.

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Have you ever used a bullet journal?

Check out my other bullet journal posts here.

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