Thursday, February 6, 2014

Make and Listen Along

~ On Thursdays I will post what I have been making and listening to as creations grow. 
If so inclined post, on your blog or flickr, about what you have been making (on your own or with little hands by your side) and listening to while you create. It can be new music, flash backs, a song or a whole album... whatever you like. You can be stitching with needle & thread, yarn, paper crafting, painting, cooking... and beyond. Share what you are making and the tunes that are fueling your creativity. Then come back to my Thursday Make & Listen Along post and leave a link in the comments so we can be inspired right along with you! ~

First, I want to thank you all for bearing with me and my mesa photos. I will totally admit to an addiction over here and well, I have no idea what my next view is going to hold so I am kinda soaking it up while I have it!

But, I am not just making pictures of sunrise, sunset, and everything in between out there...

I have been making lots of lists. Oh, the lists involved with moving; they seem to be never ending.

I am super happy that I stumbled upon a great conversation on Twitter sharing the Bullet Journal concept.

I ordered a new moleskin and set it up ASAP. I followed the tutorial linked above and brought in a few of the ideas I liked from Michelle's journal. I can't tell you how much I love using this to organize my days. 

I was not so sure about an index at first but it is awesome. This is where the page numbers of lists and months are noted. I did not realize just how handy it would be to not only have all of my lists in one place but have an index for finding which page they were on. I am a big maker of lists and love having the index to help me keep track of them.

I also really like the way Michelle laid out the monthly calendar page. I am using this page to not only record things that are coming up (like a trip to the dentist) but also things that we have done. I covered up some private things with sun and clouds in the photo below but you get the idea.
The open space at the bottom is used to keep track of goals for the month but since this is a moving month most of those things have their very own lists right now.

There are also weekly pages for the days of the week and weekly goals. These are by far the busiest pages in the book. 

I keep my trusty micron pen attached to the outside of the journal. (I have a big crush on micron pens!)

In the back pocket I am keeping this beautiful book of sticker from Geninne, for when I want to add a little color and pretty nature to a page. I also keep a few thank you notes that I can whip out on the fly so I don't forget... I need to stay on top of those thank you notes! 

I am very happy about this system and expect a long future with my bullet journal. 

In other news...

We made some Valentine inspired nature hearts. You can read all about them over here.

I have also been, very slowly, knitting a few rows here and there on my dish cloths. 

The listening has been surprisingly quiet around here. Pentatonix and The Lumineers show up every so often, but quiet seems to be the order of the day in the middle of the growing chaos of moving.

Your turn.
Please share what you have been making and the tunes on your playlist. And don't forget to leave a link to your post if you played along so others can visit your Make and Listen posts. 

I have been trying to get around to visit your posts each week (sometimes it takes me a few days) and they are wonderful! Thanks, to all of you who are joining in and linking up!


  1. I came across the idea of the bullet journal on Instagram. I am thinking of setting up my own!

    1. It is totally worth any effort the learn a new system. Super easy and efficient!

    2. Would it be silly to set one up now, in the middle of the month (okay I know it's only the 6th but by the time I get around to it, it may be the middle of the month!)
      I also participated in the make & listen along and just got my post up! :-)

    3. I started mid-January!
      That is the awesome thing about it! Totally customized!
      Thanks for joining in!

  2. I am very intrigued by your bullet list and will have to have a peak at the link. Glad it is suiting you well as moving can be laborious at times! It bet it is making a world of difference for you.

    I love the nature hearts!! Must try to make some too!

    Joining along:

    1. Yes! You should check it out. Works great & there are spaces for doodling... Which I think you would love!
      Thanks for joining in! Always love to see what you guys are making!

  3. I will need to see more about this bullet list thing! I think you know I am falling in love with journals!
    I might be able to add some of the ideas to my current journal, I'm hoping anyway because I don't want more than one.
    I joined again:

    1. I love your journaling. I think you would like this concept!
      Thanks for joining in!

  4. well now, I'm off to read all about bullet journals :) Thanks for the inspiration. My favorite pens are uniball micros capped not clicky pens.

    1. You are so welcome! I am lovin' mine!
      I love pens, but clicky pens... not so much. I am with you on that one!