What to Track in Your Bullet Journal


Last weekend as I was cleaning my apartment (we still have a few boxes that haven't been put away yet, even though we moved in May!), I found a few of my old bullet journals and planners I've used throughout the years. I talked about my old planners and agendas on Instagram Stories (I even did a flip through!) and some of the things I currently track in the "Habit Tracker" section of my bullet journal. I thought about making a video about this but I'm still setting up my vlogging situation so I figured a blog post about it would be easier for the time being. 

October 2017 Bucket List

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I've been so behind with my posts - this was supposed to go out last weekend but I wasn't feeling well and work kept me busy so here it is today: My bucket list for the month of October. 
This month, I'm looking forward to just relaxing and doing things that make me happy. September was just such a busy time for me and all I want to do now is wear warm sweaters and crawl under blankets with a mug of warm apple cider.

  • Make apple cider from my slow cooker: I did this for the first time last year and it turned out so great! We had fun getting the apples, making juice, adding our spices, and since Brian has a pretty heavy whiskey hand, it was a big hit at the Halloween party we brought it to. I'm so excited to do it again! Speaking of Halloween...
  • Find the perfect Halloween costume: I'm not the biggest costume person. Last year I went as Holly Golightly and the year before that I was the 11th Doctor from Doctor Who. They were pretty minimalist costumes that didn't require much commitment nor effort and I don't see my laziness when it comes to Halloween changing any time soon. I need something that's going to be easy to put together but very recognizable. If you guys have any suggestions, send them my way!
  • Read The Raven: This is my annual October tradition - reading the classic Edgar Allan Poe novella. I'm excited to pick up my copy again!
  • Go vegetarian for a week: This is something I'm going to be doing - going vegetarian is something I've been wanting to try for a while now. I've always hesitated because I absolutely love red meat. Early this year, though, I cut red meat out of my budget (not diet) which surprisingly has been going quite well and I don't miss it at all! For health reasons I want to try a vegetarian diet for at least a week. If I can manage longer, I may just do that! 
  • Sober October: I'm not a heavy drinker to begin with but I just want to see if I can go this entire month without drinking (meaning my apple cider will have to be one without the whiskey).
What are some of the things on your October Bucket List?

Coffee Tasting

Coffee brewing, the Wydown, Rare Bird Coffee Roasters

Late last September, Brian and I went to a coffee-tasting event on H St., hosted by a local coffee shop here in DC called, The Wydown. As a coffee lover and a blogger, I grabbed my camera and trekked to The Wydown to sample of some of the best that DC coffee roasters have to offer. 

Three Small Habits to Form to Get More Organized

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I admit, sometimes I get too busy to maintain an organized life. For the past few weeks work has been ridiculously busy. Now that things are starting to slow down and I'm starting to realize that I have let things slide at home that I really need to take care of. I haven't done laundry in a few weeks even! (Anyone else have months like that? Please tell me I'm not alone). It makes me think, if I only took a couple minutes every single day to just put things away or tidy things up a little, I wouldn't have such a mess on my hands that I have to take care of once I get a day off! 
In my attempt to get a bit more organized going forth, here are a few changes I'm planning on making to my daily routine and I hope they help you too.