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January 2022 Review

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January 2022 Review

Hey everyone!! πŸ˜€

In 2021 I did monthly recaps. I’m tired of that, so now I’m going to do monthly reviews. Will that make any difference? Nope. But will it make me happy? Yes. So we’re doing it. 🀣

Sorry, that was random. Anywho.

We’ve gone through the entire first month of 2022!! It’s now time for my to perform my monthly ritual of saying, “BOY, this year is going by crazy fast! Already.” πŸ˜‚

I snapped this photo of me and my siblings while we were getting ready for a video call. 8/9 of us here!

Speaking of, I had a super fun video call with my friend, Kyra. πŸ˜€

We attempted to make a heart… But hearts are very difficult to make together with your hands when you’re 500 miles apart. It ended up looking like a broken heart, but oh well. We’ll try again next time! πŸ˜‚

My sister Grace and I visited a friend of ours nearby. We hadn’t seen her in a good while, so that was great! She has an adorable baby girl. 😍

Me and my sister, Lizzie

I’ve been working on going on walks more often. It’s a good form of exercise!

A few weeks ago, we rented a new building for church. We had been meeting on a building on our property, but now we want to be in the city, closer to more people.

Doing a class with my siblings!
Recording a song

My dad went on a trip to another state in Mexico by the ocean. He got this really need picture of some crocodiles!

I made this this Jane Austen book themed collage in my art journal using dust jackets from some of her books. I think it turned out so cool!

A painting that I was working on a few weeks ago, and um, am still kind of working on. πŸ˜‚ I really need to finish it! I want to put a Bible verse on it, but I still haven’t decided which one to use. πŸ™‚

I recorded these songs with my friend Kyra – I sang, and she played the guitar. She even wrote the second song… It’s amazing!! Make sure to subscribe to her channel if you’d like to see more song videos like these! πŸ˜€

Books

I read quite a bit this month, haha. πŸ˜‚ The Emily Abbott books are shorter though, so it wasn’t a totally insane amount.

  1. The Lost Dutchman’s Secret by Rebekah Jones (5 stars)
  2. Keep Faith in an Age of Reason by Jason Lisle (4.5 stars)
  3. Snow-crossed Letter by Chautana Havig (4 stars)
  4. Titanic – Poetry, Music and Stories by Ken Rosignal (5 stars)
  5. Evidence not Seen by Darlene Diebler Rose (5 stars!)
  6. Beauty Shop Tales by Beth Patillo (4 stars)
  7. Roses for Mamma by Jannette Oke (5 stars)
  8. A Father’s Secret by Donna Lynn Hess (5 stars)
  9. Waltz into the Waves by Sarah Holman (5 stars)
  10. Red Rover, Red rover by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  11. Plan to Fail by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  12. Bad Things, Small Packages by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  13. Tutor, Nanny, Spit-up, Sky by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  14. A-Spying we will Go by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  15. Once Upon a Dime by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  16. Five Star Spy by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick (5 Stars)
  17. The Autobiography of John Paton by John Paton (5 stars)

My favorite books from this month were Evidence not Seen, Roses for Mamma and The Lost Dutchman’s Secret. And all the Emily Abbott books were amazing!! I read them out loud to some of my siblings, and they loved them too!

Blog Posts

~Happy New Year/January 2022 Bullet Journal Set Up

~Book Haul!! (+Vlogmas Weeks 3 and 4)

~Liebster Award! (+Our New Family Picture)

~February 2022, Bullet Journal Set Up


Love,

Rosy

How was your month? Have you read any of the books I mentioned?

Happy New Year/January 2022 Bullet Journal Set Up

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Happy New Year/January 2022 Bullet Journal Set Up

Hey everyone!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! It’s so hard to believe 2021 is over. I’m really excited for this new year! 2021 was a great year, and I’m excited to see what the Lord has in store for 2022. πŸ˜€ πŸŽ‰

Here are a few of my New Year’s Resolutions.

~Read through the entire Bible

~Read at least 120 books

~Finish school! (This may be hard, but I’m going to try!)

~Start a new Youtube Channel

~Journal most everyday

~Get my driver’s license (I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, and really want to just get it done!)

~Join an online business (If I can find one I want to do! )

~Begin selling friendship bracelets on my blog

~Focus on eating healthier

~Paint more often

My January 2022 Bullet Journal Set Up

Ok, so to be honest, I wasn’t feeling very inspired this month. I may be a little bit burned out from spending so much time bullet journaling every single month in 2021. Half of me wanted to take a break for January, but since it’s the first month of the year, it feels kind of sad to do that. Normally I’d want to be extra for January, but this time, I ended up just doing something super simple. I think it’ll be good to get a break though, and hopefully I’m start back up as normal in February or March! (And I’ll probably end up skipping a month this year too, so. )

Alright, the theme for January is…. *GASP* I didn’t do a theme! As I said before, i was feeling un-inspired, and didn’t have clue what theme I wanted to do. So, I decided that I was just going to do whatever I wanted, and also not worry so much about making everything perfect. So if they don’t seem as nice or well thought out as normal, that’s why. πŸ˜‰ And yeah, let’s just get into it!

The first thing I did, was a sunset circle kind of thing in the middle of the page. However, due to my apparent and obvious lack of colored pencil blended abilities, I absolutely hated, and didn’t have a clue what to do with it. So I walked away for awhile, and came back to it a bit later when I was feeling less frustrated. I decided to do a zen tangle all around the edges of the page, and after that was done, I liked it much better!! Other than the terrible hand-lettering of the word “January”, I think it’s pretty good, haha!

In my habit tracker, I accidentally made two spots bigger than the rest, which caused great distress for a few minutes. I just went with it though, and you can hardly see it now πŸ˜‰

The mood tracker is a… you know, I’m not sure what it is. A page full of geometric shapes. πŸ˜‚ Maybe it’s a stained glass window.

I like the theme of this page!

As awhiles, my favorite page! Here’s a glimpses of some of the books I’m planning on reading this month. (I’ve already finished that last one, which I’m reading out loud to my siblings!)

For my daily log, I did something super simple and just did a pretty design at the top. I didn’t even section of portions for days – I figured I’d just write down the date wherever I was at on the page. I think it’s working pretty well!

I think this is so pretty!! πŸ˜€ ❀️

As you can see, I didn’t do as many pages as I usually do, and that’s ok. I think it’ll be good to have a tiny break, and get re-motivated. Whatever the case, I’m really excited to see what January, and 2022 holds!! πŸ˜€

Love,

Rosy ❄️ πŸ’•

What are some of your New Year’s Resolutions? What are you looking forward to in 2022? What are you reading this month?

January 2021 Recap

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January 2021 Recap

Hey everyone!

January was a good month, and a great new beginning to a new year. (I love new beginnings.) πŸ˜‚

Here is a recap of January, at the Marr house!

(Beware – tons of random picture, of tons of random things.) πŸ˜‚

~We made and canned LOTS of salsa!

~ I put pictures onto this photo thing my friend Kyra gave me! I LOVE it! ❀

~ Took selfies with my youngest brother, who happens to be adorable. 😍 (Understatement) He’s my buddy!

~ Played Settlers of Catan with my family several times. We just learned it, and we’ve bene enjoying it!

~ Took photos of stars ✨

~ Video called several friends πŸ˜€

~Made this healthy coffee drink thing that I made up, only to realize later it’s basically a frappuccino. (I’d never even seen a frappuccino before, soooo….) πŸ˜‚ It was super good! (And thanks to Hattush for giving me this amazing mug for my birthday!!)

~Piano lesson with my fellow redhead πŸ˜„

~New shoes XD

~A sunrise 😍

~Fun with a friend, who came to visit us from the States!

~Started a new art series on my youtube channel. (Check it out!)

I read:

~Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi (5 Stars!)

~Born Broken by Kristen Berry (4 stars)

~Vanya by Myrna Grant (4 stars)

~The Lost Art of True Beauty by Leslie Ludy (5 stars!)

~Hostage by Nancy Mankins (3.5 stars)

Random Thinks I did

~Learned to play Catan, and played it several times

~Sewed a shirt

~Made a movie

~Helped make tons of freezer meals

~Did several paintings

~Did extra schoolwork

Blog posts:

~Blog Survey

~Writerly Memes

~Art Lover Award

~February Bullet Journal Setup

Youtube Videos:

~Dessert Moon Painting Timelapse

~3 ways to Reuse your Old Calendars from 2020

~Create this Book Episode 1

All in all, it was a great month for the most part, and I’m looking forward to all the Lord has for us in February!

Love,

Rosy

Let’s chat!

How was your month? What was your favorite part of January? Do you have any plans for February? πŸ™‚

January Bullet Journal Set Up

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Hey guys! πŸ˜€

Can you believe we’re actually starting 2021? It’s crazy! We can only hope this year proves better better than the last… 😜 But let’s be optimistic! Let’s make 2021 the best year ever! πŸ˜€ Honestly, I’m very excited for this up-coming year. πŸ˜„

I did my planning together with a friend, and bujo buddy of mine, Emma, via video call! It was so much fun, and I enjoyed planning my bujo spreads so much more with her. πŸ˜€ (Bujo stand for bullet journal by the way, in case you didn’t know. You might be hearing me say it a lot from now on, LOL) 😜 😁

For my theme for January, I chose, after mush consideration, deliberation, AND contemplation… (drumroll please)….. Rainbow! Well, just all colors in general. I love all colors, and I and this will make for a bright, happy start to 2021. πŸ˜€

I started out with a quote page, and a monthly intro page. I love all the colors!!! 😍 I’m sort of second guesing all those splats of color I made, but I still like it. πŸ˜‰

This is my absolute favorite calendar page I’ve ever made! I love it! And it was way too much fun to put together….

On this page, I’ll write a little something about my day… each day. πŸ˜‰ This page turned out really cute – and yummy! xD πŸ˜‹

A handy dandy habit tracker, to keep track of some of the thing and I want to do each day.

It took me FOREVER to draw out all these crayons….πŸ˜‚And don’t worry, and the page will be a lot more colorful at the end when I fill them in. 😁

This will help me to keep track of when I post on my blog and youtube tracker. πŸ˜€

Some more random trackers, tracking random things. Randomly.

I’m very excited about this page! Basically I will print out some pictures of my favorite memories from January, and stick them in this mini envelope. This will be so much fun to look back on over the years. πŸ˜€

And lastly, here are my weekly spreads.

I love how January’s spreads turned out. They’re so bright and colorful and cheery, I can’t wait to use them! Another reason to look forward to 2021!!! XD

By the way, I’m thinking about doing a word of the month this up-coming year. Basically what I’ll do is pick a word each month that I want to focus on. For example it could be humility, patience, kindness, etc… Do you guys have any ideas for me? πŸ˜€

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and happy New Year!

Love,

Rosy πŸ’–

Setting up My 2021 Bullet Journal

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Hey everyone!

I started bullet journaling in June of this year. It’s something I’d seen around for years, and had always wanted to look into it more, and try it out, and when I finally did… I realized how much I loved it! It’s been so much fun, and now that I’ve bene doing it for awhile, I want to start posting pictures of my monthly spreads each month in 2021. (Although no promises that I won’t miss a month!) XD

Anyway, here is my 2021 set-up. πŸ˜€ It’s my first time doing yearly spreads, and I really enjoyed making them. πŸ˜€

Here is my new 2021 bullet journal. Well, it will probably only last me half of the year. πŸ˜‰ It’s really pretty though, and I love it!

I love how the intro page turned out.

Here I have a New Years quote, and a goal page. (Those aren’t all my goals by the way. I just haven’t written them out, lol!) πŸ˜‚

On this page, I will probably glue pictures of my favorite 2021 highlights here. I can’t wait to look back on this page at the end of the year.

This is another page I’m looking forward to seeing at the end of the year! It’ll be really neat to have a visual of what my year was like. And the second page is a savings goal tracker, I just haven’t written the title yet… XD

This birthday tracker will be really helpful!

And that’s all the pages I have done so far. I’m not sure if I’m going to do more later or not, but I’m leaving it at that for now. πŸ˜‰ Now to start on my January spreads! I’m not sure what theme I should do though. Do you have any ideas? πŸ˜€

Rosy ❀

Do you bullet journal? Are you excited for 2021? Do you have any theme ideas for January?