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Bullet Journal Calendar Plan with Me November 2017 – Blue Sky Papers Art Journal VLog

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

A Bullet Journal Calendar Cover page creation in my Blue Sky Papers leather Sketchbook to finish this year strong. Plan with me this November in this new video.

Hello November,

I cannot believe it is already the second to last month in 2017! November is one of my favorite months, as this is when the leaves start to change, and it feels like ‘the calm before the storm’….the storm being all the craziness that the holidays and end of the year bring. With only 61 days left in this year, it is time to sit down and reevaluate your life….hehe okay, not really. But it is a good time to review those goals you set for yourself at the beginning of the year and check in where you’re at with them.

You may have met some of those goals, or maybe you let them fall to the side a long time ago. That’s okay. The year isn’t over yet, and you can still set good intentions to finish your year out strong. You may not have time to train and run that marathon, but you can still finish a book or two, and sign up for that yoga class you were going to back in January but never did. (Just do it!)

Use your sketchbook as a place to journal, reflect and plan. With the blank pages there is plenty of room for you to draw, write and paste in little bits of inspiration that will keep you motivated through out the month. Make a Bullet Journal Calendar cover page each month, to set your intentions and to help keep you motivated all month long.


Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many goals. Keep it simple and pick a few small ones that you can accomplish this month. Don’t be intimidated by the ‘blank canvas’ and the pressure to make your page pretty either. JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT. Let yourself be inspired. If you are having trouble getting started, just print out a calendar; paste it in and then college in other things that interest you to create an inspiration Bullet Journal Calendar cover page.


I taped in Polaroid pictures I took, little flowers and a page from a poetry book that I like. I included some watercolor and doodling in mine, and tried to keep with the theme of ‘fall’. I had a lot of fun (and it was very relaxing) making these pages, and filmed a little video to show you my process.


Below I am including a list of the products I use in this video, incase you’re interested.

If this video is something you like, let us know in the comments, give the video a thumbs up on youtube and in the meantime, we will be dreaming up more content for you!


20 Things to do in Asheville: Blue Sky in the Wild – Travel Journal

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Looking for things to do in Asheville? After a recent trip to this artsy southern city in the mountains we complied a list of 20 things to eat, see, and do while in Asheville, NC.


If you know me, you know I don’t leave the house without a journal in tow on a daily basis, so of course when we skip town, it is one of the first things I pack. I love taking pictures to capture our adventures, but it’s not quite the same as using a travel journal to record those memories, and the things, and stories that an image can’t quite capture. (You can read more about travel journal tips in this post.)



Last weekend, was the first weekend it started to finally feel like fall in the south, so we decided to head north to one of our favorite southern cities, Asheville, NC. If you have never been, you need to put this city on your list. I highly suggest going in the fall season, as the mountains are so pretty then and the weather is perfect. I also suggest, booking your plans in advance.

…Even if you’re camping. We camped, and planned poorly (didn’t reserve a site in advance) so we had to take what was available (and there wasn’t many options at that point). Nonetheless, we had an amazing time in Asheville and I thought I would share with you some of the places my journal and I went!


Keep reading below to see our list of 20 things to eat see and do in Asheville, NC.

You can’t go to Asheville without visiting its many breweries. You wont be able to do them all in one weekend, but here are my favorites.

Best Beer in Asheville ::

  1. Burial Beer Co.  *great patio
  2. Wicked Weed *great food
  3. Sierra Nevada  *the country club of breweries
  4. Wedge Brewing *big patio with retro vibe
  5. Catawba Brewing Co. *one of the ‘old guys’ in the craft beer brewing industry



Nothing beats a southern made breakfast, and Asheville won’t disappoint! When I asked friends where we should eat breakfast in Asheville, and someone told me “Go anywhere with ‘Biscuit’ in the name and it will be good”…they were right! Check out these yummy breakfast spots in downtown Asheville.

Where to eat Breakfast in Asheville ::

  1. Over Easy Café 
  2. Tupelo Honey Café
  3. Early Girl Eatery 
  4. Biscuit Head 
  5. Double D’s 




And you of course need to know where to head for dinner. I will say that many of the breweries have AMAZING food too! So while you are there, check out their menus, too.

 5 Places to eat Dinner in Asheville ::

  1. Curate 
  2. Nightbell 
  3. White Duck Taco 
  4. Tiger Bay BBQ 
  5. Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company 


Lastly, if you’re in Asheville, NC you’ve got to get outdoors and soak up the mountain air and good views. There are so many adventures to be found in Asheville, but here are 5 to get you going!

5 Adventures in Asheville ::

  1. Hiking/rock climbing at Chimney Rock
  2. Pisgah National Forrest 
  3. Black Bear Mountain
  4. Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway for some amazing views 
  5. Zipline : Asheville Adventure Center



What is your favorite thing to do in Asheville? Share it with us + our readers in the comment section!