Saturday, January 23, 2016

6 things you can do before end of Januay

I know January is coming to an end. If you like me (crazy planner girl) you probably have set up your planner for the rest of 2016. I have a confession to make here, I haven't got a planner peace yet. That means I have not yet decide on my planner for the year and how many planner I am going to use this year. Last week I have set a goal for myself to use only three planner this year but my challenge is to choose which three. I have lots of planners and I love them all.

I guess it's not too late to setup planner, buy a planner and even set goals for the rest of the year.  There's still a few days left before end of January and there's a lot you can do in terms of setting your goals and take actionable things to be happy

#1. Watch Youtube channel that inspire you.

And many more....
I always get amazing ideas after watching youtube channel related to planners and goal setting. I like seeing how others do things and how they make every thing works for them. 

#2. Read Getting Things Done by David Allen.
If you only read one book this year, get this book. It will definitely change your life forever and really help you with planning and organising your life

#3. Try using iPlanner this year
I have been obsess with iPlanner since it was introduced last year. I love iPad and I love writing on my iPad. Going digital has been my dream for a really long time. Check out this video tutorial for how to. It's so simple and works like paper planner. I love love it. Sometimes I can just get lost in time just decorating this planner.

#4. Write your goals
There's nothing like seeing your intention and goals in front of you in your own handwriting or own word. I recommend that you type your goals, print them out and laminate them. It's the list that you are going to see every single day of the year. I am enjoying looking at my lists so far. It look so pretty in my planner.

#5. Join One Little Word workshop
I love Ali Edward workshop. Her class is usually more about finding yourself and documenting them in the process. I am joining her one year long workshop this year called One Little Word. It's not too late to choose your word this month. I know that she sell a few products related to this workshop but it's optional. You can use what ever you want. The best part about this class is it helps me stay connected with my word monthly. Her assignment has help me to learn more about myself, learn and evolve as a human being.

#6. Make an inspirational board
I am using Evernote as a place where I collect all my inspiration. Pinterest board is also a good place to setup and collect inspiration. I found out that inspiration board is a great visual reminder for me. I like to stay focus this year and this technique is really good for me to keep what I want to achieve visually where I can access any time and any where.

I hope that these six suggestion will help you in terms of setting up your planner and goals for 2016. Just remember that you can always hit the reset button. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Because she loves me // the review

Ever since I read Follow You Home by Mark Edwards, I have been obsessed with his style of writing. I started reading this book late last year and finally finished in the first week of January. The reason it took me longer to finish this book is because there were so many things happening in December that effect my reading time.

What the book is all about?

"A gripping tale of jealousy, obsession and murder, from the No.1 Bestselling author of The Magpies.
When Andrew Sumner meets beautiful, edgy Charlie, he is certain his run of bad luck has finally come to an end.
But as the two of them embark on an intense affair, Andrew wonders if his grasp on reality is slipping. Items go missing in his apartment. Somebody appears to be following him. And as misfortune and tragedy strike his friends and loved ones, Andrew is forced to confront the frightening truth...
Is Charlie really the girl of his dreams – or the woman of his nightmares?…" excerpt from

What do I think?
- This book definitely surprised me. I did not expect it at all. I really like a book that can surprised me like that.
- the story about a boy meet a girl, fall in love and not so happily ever after from there on
- the total madness and the jealously in this book is totally understandable. It shows how lies and betrayal can destroy a relationship. 
- I would have like to hate Charlie but somehow I can understand her point of view. I am not sure if I like Andrew but I can sympathise him. He had a hard childhood.
- I am so ready to read Magpie now. Mark Edwards really makes me crave for more!!!!!

I highly recommend this book if you like psychological thriller and your heart can take it.

I recommend that you buy the kindle version and you get the audio book at a cheaper price.

Currently reading Magpie by Mark Edwards

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

One little word // January: FOCUS

Making your word visible is the first assignment for January. There's something about making things visible that makes your mind know how important that thing is. 


This year I choose this A5 notebook as a host for my One Little Word Journey for 2015. I love the freedom these blank page bring to the whole process uncovering what FOCUS mean to me this year.

I am keeping things simple and low on decoration and design. The main objective is to let my word shine.

Picking out the reason why you choose the word is really important so that you will keep coming back to it.

I didn't choose any four or five prompts, I choose all of them. I feel like I need to sit down and really dig deep especially why FOCUS speak to me or why I want to invite FOCUS into my life this year.

Show up will the theme for this year. What it means to show up for your word? Be involved with FOCUS and make FOCUS part of my life this year would be one of a way for me to SHOW UP for my word.



I am so looking forward to invite FOCUS into my life this year. Ali Edward is really inspiring and an amazing teacher. I learn a lot from her class.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Pushing the limit

Ever since I decided to take a break from doing Project 365 this year, life has been a little bit calmer and I am not so worry about missing out a day without taking any photos. That leave me with the challenge of what to scrap about daily or weakly without that the mind set of week by week layouts.

I have to dig deeper and look at Project life system as more than Project 365. I am loving the freedom of making a scrapbook layout with Project Life App without the mentality of  Project 365. I want to push my creativity to a different level by making scrapbook layouts outside of my comfort zone. 


I am trying different ways to make a scrapbook layout using Project Life approach. I am loving the creative process so far. I can make more than one layout a day if I fel like it.

I wish Project Life app can do more but in the mean time I am using other app on my phone to make a little tweak. Adding extra photos, text and element to the layout with Phonto app. Tweak and add filters using Pic tap go app.

Since printing directly from the app is limited to US resident only, I transferred all my layouts to Dropbox and print from my computer to Photobook Malaysia.

"Be Creative, Show up and Focus on what's important"

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Introducing Paperdorable // review

This is a small size planner made by Malaysian. It's from The planner comes in two color - Flamingo Pink and Denim Blue. I love both colors. I choose Denim Blue just because I have already too many pink on my desk and I love the interior lavender color.

I promise myself that I am going to keep my planner to three this year but before January ends I already broke that promise. I just got to have this planner even though I know that I am not going to use this as my main planner. I am thinking of using this as my exercise journal/ planner. If that doesn't workout I can always hand it to my daughter. She loves small /personal size planner.

I love paperdorable service. They process my order in less than a day and in two days I received this cute planner from Pos laju. I like the material, it feels soft and light in my hand. It's a little bit bigger than Color Crush Planner personal size. I think I like this better than Color Crush Planner.

I love the interior design and color. I have always have a soft spot for lavender color. The planner comes with 2016 inserts with beautiful inspiration divider.

I also love the gold ring binder. It makes the page pop out!

The paper is a bit thick than Kikki K insert and it's still bleed through if you are using gel pen or sharpie. Ball point pen should be ok.

The pen loop is bigger and elastic enough to fit bigger pen.

I like that this planner comes with plastic protector at the back (the one that prevent the page from curling). 
It's thick enough if you want to add more things in it.

I can't wait for them to make A5 size planner. I will definitley give it a try when they do make one.

Price: RM179
They do ship worldwide

Planner Size: 150mm (W) x 190mm (H) x 36mm (D) 
Insert Size: 171mm x 95mm 
Divider Size: 171mm X 105mm 

Today’s ruler 
6 Planner Dividers 
2016-2017 Calendar 
2016 Planner (include both month-on-2-pages and week-on-2-pages)
 Contacts section 
To Do list section 
Notes section 

They also sell pens and other stationary 

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