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DIY Valentines Day Gift with the Leather Love Journal

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

DIY Valentines Day Gift are the best because they are made with love and come straight from the heart! It is also a cheap gift alternative to an otherwise made up holiday! I sound like I don’t like Valentines Day, but it’s the opposite, I love- LOVE and Valentiens day. BUT I do think it should be a bit more simple. Like, how it was when we were kids. We handmade thoughtful little glitter hearts for all of our little friends and the teachers we loved at school.


My husband and I both have birthdays near Valentines Day, so we usually opt for a chill night in (our tradition is to make a heart shaped pizza) and either skip presents all together or DIY Valentines Day Gift for one another. This year we are going on a big trip for our birthday, so we are forsure DIYing it this Valentines day.


I thought it would be cute to use the ClaireMagnolia leather Love Journal to take a trip down memory lane and write out our “love story”.  Accompaning each story/memory with pictures I printed out on my polariod printer. The longest part to this DIY was finding the pictures and printing them out. I used colored photo corners to easily secure the pictures in place and wrote a little memory on the oposite page.

This journal is small, but big enough that I have plenty of room to continue to add to our love story through out the years. The love journal comes with the foiled emboss heart already, but you can of course add personalization to it too, intials would be cute!

Plan with Me January Bullet Journal 2019 Year at a Glance

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Plan with Me January 2019 Bullet Journal is finally up on our youtube channel! Better late than never, right? It truly is wild to think that it is already 2019 and that January is basically over, but here we are!

I think the wait was worth it though, for this video. This is my favorite bullet journal spread that I have created thus far and I am not sure how I am going to make next month’s just as ‘cool’ looking.


Ironically enough, before starting this month’s journal I turned to Pinterest for ‘minimalistic’ bullet journal inspiration….You know, so I could then do the exact opposite. Minimalism, and keeping things simple don’t come very natural to me, nor does a limited color pallet. And that’s okay, no need to be something I’m not.

I think, I was wanting to create something minimalistic, becuase 1.) filming these videos takes a longggg time, as does creating the journal spreads. So, I thought something more simple would save time 2.) I was thinking, maybe I would actually use my bullet journal everyday if I kept it simple…. All of that pretty much went out of the window as soon as the pencil hit the paper, because I can’t stop myself and more is more!

After a dead camera, broken computer screen, and many hours of doodling and video editing, I LOVE MY BULLET JOURNAL and so excited to share it with you (finally)!


With the new year, I decided it was time for a new journal too. I choose the Refillable Traveler’s Notebook that comes with 3 moleskine journal inserts that you can replace when filled up, without having to rebuy the pretty leather cover. The leather is thick, durable and will last me forever.

These refillable style journals are my favorite kind to use. I love how it wares over time, I love the size of them, not too big, not too small. Lastly, I love that you can refill it with moleskine journal inserts. There is nothing like the feeling of a nice leather journal, but I go through them way too fast to always be replacing it with another leather journal (if I didn’t work in the business, anyways).

Watch the video below to see how I’m planning and setting up my goals for 2019 and all of the spreads I created for this month’s Plan with Me.


As always, like the video, share it with your friends and leave a comment telling me what your favorite spread is from this month and help give me some ideas for next month!