Happy New Year (& Here’s a Bunch of Videos)

January 2017 Setup by Sam Granger

Happy New Year! I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season. I spent Christmas with family and New Year’s Eve with new friends and my guy.

It hasn’t been all play, though. I’ve been busy making videos and putting them on my channel and not posting about them here. Oops! It’s been a busy time so I decided to wait and share them all together.

The first is my weekly spread from 19-25 December. I tried some different styling for my standard weekly and dailies.

The second video was an experimental live stream, sharing my Erin Condren dot grid notebook. I had a lot of fun doing this and definitely want to live stream again soon, I just need to work out making sure everything is better quality.

The third video is my January 2017 setup. I love this setup so much. I’ve got a bit back to basics with this.

My last video is a part of a collab with Ashton and Leslie all about setting up goals in our bullet journals. This was a really fun way to get more involved in the bullet journal community and I hope to do more collabs in the future! (Let me know if you’re interested.) Here’s my video:

Here’s Ashton’s video:

And here is Leslie’s video:

Okay, so now that you have 50 billion videos to watch, I’m going to leave you to it. I’ll be back soon with a new post! xx


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Setting Up My New Bujo: Notebook & Pre-Planning

New Bujo Setup: Notebook and Pre-Planning by Sam Granger

This week’s video is all about how I’m setting up my new bullet journal! There will be multiple videos in this “series” and this one focusses on the notebook and pre-planning. I like to have a bit of a think about what I need out of a bujo before I begin it, so I talk a bit about how I do that.

For more info on the resources I use for bullet journaling, click here.

Have a fab weekend! x

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Gratitude Log

Gratitude log by Sam Granger

Today’s video is of a gratitude log that I quickly drew up for the rest of September. Sometimes I can be so go-go-go that I forget to take a moment to be IN the moment and really think about my day. That’s something that I find highly beneficial to my wellbeing, so I’m trying to make it more of a habit by using a gratitude log. As I go throughout my day, I occasionally remember that I have the log and it makes me think about what’s been happening so far. At the end of the day, I write down a couple of things that I’m particularly thankful for.

Check out my bullet journal resources page for a list of tools I love.

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Future Log Setup

Future Log Setup by Sam Granger

This video is all about how I set up my latest future log. I like to break a 2-page spread into quarters, which will fit four months. This is generally plenty of space per month, for me, to fit in all that I need.

I’ve recently created a new page for what I use to bullet journal. This contains everything that used to be in my “What I use to bullet journal” post sections and more!

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Wedding Planning Bujo: Flip Through

Wedding Planning Bujo Flip Through by Sam Granger

Today’s video is all about the bullet journal I’m using as a wedding planner. Even though we haven’t set a date yet, I’ve been doing some research on planning a wedding. Things like working out a budget, writing a guest list, invitation etiquette, and so on. I’m using my wedding bujo as a catch-all for this, and will also be using it when we start planning properly.

Watch the video to see what it all looks like at the moment, and if you want any information about sources, please check below.

Wedding Planner Resources

I used a PDF from Russel and Hazel to help work out the wedding timeline and checklist.
I used this infographic about a wedding planning timeline (it matches pretty well with the above).
I also used this article from Rock N Roll Bride for my planning overview.

For the budget, I used this PDF from Botanical Paperworks as a guide to the breakdown of spend. Check out their wedding freebies for more fabulous resources (and pretty printables!)
I also looked through Rock N Roll Bride’s wedding planning category to gather info about the budget as well as everything else.

This is a nice article by DIY Frugal Bride about creating a wedding planning binder. I used her list of sections and categories as a guide to those which I have, and plan to have, in my bujo.

What I use to bullet journal

  • Leuchtturm 1917 medium dot grid notebook in pink (bought from 1917.co.nz)
  • Pilot G-Tec-C 0.4 pen in black
  • UniPin Fine Line 0.5 pen in black
  • Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens in assorted colours
  • Whitcoulls Fineliner pens in assorted colours
  • Faber-Castell coloured pencils
  • Zig Art & Graphic Twin markers by Kuretake
  • Ruler
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Bullet Journal Giveaway Winner

Bullet Journal Giveaway by Sam Granger

Very happy to announce that the winner of the Bullet Journal Giveaway is Amy Woods! Congratulations, Amy, I hope you enjoy every minute of it.

Thanks again to 1917.co.nz for helping to make this giveaway possible. Check them out if you’re looking for Leuchtturm1917 notebooks in New Zealand. They’re brilliant, friendly, and service is fast. While they did partner with me for this giveaway, they didn’t ask me to say nice things about them – I just do really like them. I’ve bought two notebooks from them so far and they have the best selection that I’ve found in NZ.

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Bullet Journal Giveaway

Bullet Journal Giveaway by Sam Granger

You guuuuys! I’m so excited because I get to do my first giveaway on my YouTube channel! I really wanted to give back to all my amazing subscribers to say thanks for watching and interacting and being awesome. Watch the video down below for all the details.


Terms and Conditions


  • 1 medium (A5) black dot grid Leuchtturm 1917 notebook
  • 1 black pen loop


!! You must comply with the official rules to be eligible for entry. All entries found not to comply will be disqualified. !!

  • There will be 1 winner
  • Prize will be drawn using Random.org on Tuesday, 16 August New Zealand time
  • Maximum 2 entries per person
  • If you are under 14, please get your parent(s)/guardian’s permission before entering
  • The prize cannot be swapped for money
  • The giveaway is open internationally
  • You are responsible for any costs incurred in customs
  • I will pay for shipping
  • This giveaway is NOT affiliated with YouTube in any way
  • For more info on YouTube’s contest policy, check here.
  • YouTube’s Community Guidelines can be viewed here.
  • Any personal information I collect as part of conducting this giveaway will only be used to contact the winner. It will not be sold or shared publicly.

To enter:

  • Like this video, subscribe to my channel (if you aren’t already) and leave a comment down below.
  • An additional entry can be submitted by sharing this video on your social media platform of choice and leaving the URL to your social media post in a comment down below.
  • If you want to share on Instagram, check out my post for the image you can use this image.


  • The prize was provided by http://1917.co.nz
  • I paid for my own Leuchtturm notebook but was gifted a pen loop
  • 1917.co.nz are not responsible for this giveaway and all giveaway-related communication should be made to me
  • All opinions about 1917.co.nz are my own
  • The 1917 Facebook page.
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