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Podcasts I’ve Finished Recently | Winter 2019

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One thing that I absolutely love about my job is that I get to have my headphones in.  That means that I get to listen to podcasts, and I’ve worked my way through quite a few of them!  Below I’ve shared the podcasts that I’ve listened to from the first episode up until the current one.

This time there is definitely a trend of some dark podcasts – true crime and scary stories.  I promise that it won’t be that way forever!  These are just what I’ve listened to for the longest & what I’m totally caught up on.

In no particular order, here are the podcasts I’ve listened to recently!

Podcasts I've Finished Recently Winter 2019 - A Midwest Belle

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My Current Weekend Morning Routine | Winter 2019

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Since starting my Monday through Friday job, I’ve learned to cherish my weekends, especially because I’ve always worked them since I was old enough to have a job.  Now that I have two days off in a row with no obligations but whatever I want, I like to put together a simple routine to help start my day in a way that makes me happy!

My Current Morning Routine _ Winter 2019

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How Do YOU Bullet Journal?

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If you follow my Instagram, you probably see my bullet journal spreads pop up at the beginning of each month.  I also wrote a blog post about my November 2018 spreads that you can check out here.

There are so many posts out there that talk about the “right” way to bullet journal, all sorts of different types of spreads, in general a million ways to bullet journal, and it can be incredibly overwhelming – especially when you’re just starting out!

To me, bullet journaling is an extremely personal thing, and the way you do it depends specifically on your tastes and what you want to get out of your journal.  When you’re just starting out, it can be incredibly difficult to know what style will work best with you, so I’ve picked four categories below that encompass a lot of what you’ll find when looking for inspiration.

Whatever sounds like it fits what you want from your bullet journal is the style you should give a try first!  Each category will have an example as well, so you can see exactly what it looks like and if it’s what you want or not.  If you’re interested in a specific type, be sure to check out the linked Instagram page for more, since each person has a ton of awesome pictures!

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My 2019 Goals & Resolutions

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Today, I wanted to share the goals I’ve set for myself in 2019!  Every year I set a number of goals I want to accomplish, and I love sharing them with all of you!  It helps keep me accountable, which I definitely need sometimes.

You’ll notice that some of my goals are very straight forward, like do X amount of things, while others are habits I want to develop throughout the year & never have a true “completion”.

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas | 2018

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If you’re like me, you’re really good at procrastinating on Christmas shopping and then have no idea what to buy for people because you’ve been worrying about everything else.  Today I wanted to share with you some ideas for gifts when you need to find something quick or want to fill a stocking!

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November 2018 Bullet Journal Setup

Hello friends!  I’m here today to share my first attempt at a monthly bullet journal!

I want to be clear: I’ve bullet journaled for a few years now, but I’ve never really set it up in a monthly format; I mostly just make pretty lists and dailies once in a while.

This month, I used the Tombow dual brush pen in 993, a Pilot .38 gel pen, and some washi tapes from Target.  The stickers are from various Etsy shops and Target!

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The first spread I made was the ‘traditional’ bullet journal monthly spread.  The days of the month are listed along the side and the space next to it is where you put whatever is happening that day.  I don’t think I’ll do this spread again; even though I really enjoy the way it looks, I don’t have enough going on in the month to make it worth a page.

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I also made a grid monthly spread, which I definitely prefer!  Apparently I don’t know how to count, though, because I made way too many squares for the month!  I might try to fill it with random statistics from the month, but we’ll see.  I’m using this spread as more of an editorial calendar, so all of my blog posts and Instagram posts are laid out for me to use as an at-a-glance.

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My Summer Bucket List

Summer has been here for a little while now, but I still wanted to share with you all the things I wanted to do this summer!  Since I’m done with school, I feel as though I can do all those wild things that I want, which makes no sense because school doesn’t happen during the summer anyway, but go with it!

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