December Setup

December Setup by Sam Granger

It’s that time again! The monthly setup is one of my favourites things to do. I must say, however, that I keep complicating things my adding elements to the setup that takes time. Will I ever learn?? Haha, probably not – it’s too much fun. Watch the video below. And, don’t forget, you can check out all the resources I use here.

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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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November Setup

November Setup by Sam Granger

It’s that time again! Setting up for a new month on my bujo is one of my favourite things to do. That being said, sometimes it doesn’t always go to plan. This time, I had THREE attempts. You can learn more about that in the video. Point is, sometimes things don’t go to plan and that’s ok. I maybe should have tried to make it work, but I also had filming issues and wanted to have a monthly setup video for you guys, since I know you love ’em so much. Anyway, I got there in the end. Phew!

Check this post for information on what I use to bujo.

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July-October Flip Through

July-October Bujo Flip Through by Sam Granger

I’ve been bullet journaling for eight months now and my current notebook has around 60 pages left. I think that’s pretty good! I’ve heard of some people using Leuchtturm1917 notebooks that only last a few months. I use mine primarily for collections related to time planning: future logs, monthlies, weeklies, dailies. I have some other collections but not a lot. I don’t use it as a traditional “feelings” type of journal/diary. So, I guess that’s partly why mine’s lasted so long.

Because this notebook is winding down, I wanted to do another flip-through video to show you what I’ve been doing since my last one. Check out the video below for all the details.

I’m planning on setting my new bujo up soon, and I think I will shoot some videos of this process, including the brainstorming/planning stage.

Don’t forget, if you want to learn more about what I use to bujo, read this page.

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October 1-9 Weekly Spread

October 1-9 by Sam Granger

This week I wanted to try something new for me in my bullet journal. I’ve been finding that with my previous weekly spread layouts (two pages for the whole week) I didn’t always have enough room for each day. Obviously, this issue is why traditional bullet journal rapid logging for each day works so well – you use the space you need for that day. So, I decided to incorporate rapid logging, which is what I used to do, for my dailies. However, I still needed a page that I could use as an overview for the week. I wanted a space to jot down notes, goals, appointments and things that wouldn’t necessarily fit in my monthly log. This video is all about how I created the weekly overview and then an example of dailies design I wanted to use for this week.

For a list of tools and resources I use to bullet journal, please click here.

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September 26-30 Weekly Spread & Channel Updates

September 26-30 by Sam Granger

Hi guys, today’s video is about the spread I’ve been using this week. I didn’t do a full week, just the last 5 days of September so that I can start fresh for October! I’m obsessed with little cacti and succulent doodles, so they feature again in this spread. I’m going to be trying something new for my weekly and daily setups once October hits, so keep an eye out for that next week.

In the video I mention a couple of house-keeping things, so please do watch. I’ve also written about it below in a little more detail for anyone interested.

The housekeeping announcements in the video are important ones, I feel. As many of you will know from previous videos and also blog posts, in September I began studying for my Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education) which involves working in a childcare centre for a minimum of 16 hours per week. Despite this new development, I stick to my September goal of uploading a video twice every week, but let me tell you, it has been a struggle! Particularly this past week as I have an assignment deadline looming and I adjust to the exhaustion of teaching 3- and 4-years-olds. I’m probably still recovering my strength from a nasty cold, as well (thank God for flu shots!).

This level of commitment and activity in my study and work life means that I have decided to drop back down to one upload per week, on a Friday at 10am New Zealand time (click here to find out what that time will be in your country). I’m a bit disappointed because I love making videos and it was so much fun to plan and upload twice a week, but I don’t want the quality of my content to suffer for the sake of quantity.

The other housekeeping issue I talked about is also related to a lack of time. Some of my recent uploads, particularly long and wordy ones, do not currently have proper Closed Captions on them. There is an option to view automated ones, but these are generally not good because it doesn’t recognise my accent properly. I’m hoping that by going back to one upload per week, I will be able to ensure all new uploads have CC at the time the video goes live. Additionally, I do want to go back over all my bullet journal videos that do not currently have CCs and add them. I will start with the most recent videos and work my way back. Obviously, this will only apply to videos in which I am talking.

Ok, that is all for the housekeeping stuff!

If you want to see a list of what I use to bujo, please click here.

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October Setup

October Setup by Sam Granger

It’s that time of the month again, where I film my setup and share it with you all. I’m really looking forward to October because I have some nice personal events to looks forward to and it will be Halloween! For my October spread, I let my holiday joy let rip and tried to go for a spooky look. Watch the video below.

If you want to see the font I used for the header, you can find it here.

Click here for the tools I use to bullet journal.

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