How to start a bullet journal??

Welcome to my first bullet journal tutorial!! Today I’m going to show you which materials you’ll need to start the bullet journal and the first three essential topics, the index, the key and the future log.

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First, you’ll need a note book. It can be whatever you want, but for me the dotted is the best one because it helped me to keep a better and organized presentation. Moreover, you’ll need two types of pens, some of them to colour and others to write and draw. To colour, if you want your bullet covered in colourful hand-lettering and doodles, the brush pens are the best option. To do the outlines and to write, I recommend the 0.1 to 0.5 black pens (I used Micron,uni pin and staendtler, excellent quality).

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Finally, don’t forget to use a ruler and lots of cool stickers!!! However never forget that your supplies won’t make you more effective, your mentality does so always face it with a positive mind and don’t worry if it goes wrong, the most important thing is for you to enjoy yourself!

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Now let’s get to work and make the index!!The index is where you register all the topics of your bullet so that you know in which exactly page is the aspect of your life that you want to analyse. You will fill the index as you go through the year, so it will only finish when you end the notebook.

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The key is where you “translate” all your bullets so that you and anyone can understand your bullet organization. As you can see, in the key I have a bullet to tasks, to a completed task, to a migrated task (when you postpone it), to notes, to events, to cancelled events, to prioritization, to birthdays and finally to work deadlines. You can do more bullets if you want, but here’s an advice, concentrate on what you really need in order to get it clear and understandable.

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The future log is where you have a big picture of your whole year so that you can organize your present in order to keep up with your future events like birthdays, appointments… This way I promise you won’t forget anything, and you will absolutely have a clear and more organized vision of your life.

I hope that you enjoyed my first tutorial and that you’ll find it useful. In the next bullet journal tutorial, I’m going to give you some ideas to your December theme and organization. I’m just going to say that is going to be about Christmas (so obvious). So keep in touch and leave some comments so I can improve.

With love and creativity,

Madie

Healthy mayonnaise in just five minutes

Hi mayonnaise lovers,

Have you ever thought that mayonnaise can be heathy??The answer is yes!! I found this recipe on one of my favourite culinary books, vegetarian to celebrate, and it’s amazing. I mean how could it not be, its VEGAN and its base is AVOCATO which is so delicious and one of the most nutritious foods ever!!avocato

Like I promised in social media here is the recipe:

 

  • 1 big ripe avocado
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1\2 lime or lemon (juice)
  • 1 soup spoon of olive oil
  • 2 sprigs of corianders
  • Black pepper
  • Oreganos

 

 

  1. Put in a cup the avocado pulp, garlic, salt, the lemon or lime juice, olive oil and the corianders;
  2. Grind until the consistency is creamy and season with some oreganos and black pepper.

This recipe fits with everything from bread to salads and it’s ready in five minutes! Does it sound real? If you want to find out, try it and tell me what you think!!

With love,

Madie

 

Bullet journal. Wait, what’s that??

 

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Are you always postponing and forgetting your friends and relatives birthday?? Do you want to organize your life but don’t know how?? Well don’t worry, in this post I’m going to show you how to end methodize your life with just a simple note book and lotsss of creativity. The key, it’s a bullet journal!! Wait, but what’s that?? Most of the people doesn’t know about it, even though I think this should be more divulgated. Because for me, it’s a powerful tool that improved and changed my whole lifestyle and I hope that it helps yours as well.

A bullet journal is an organization method where you can concentrate every aspect of your life like your whole past, present and future agenda, to be in contact with all your events so that you won’t forget anything.

However, there are much more utilities that the bullet journal has like keeping track of your mood, movies, series, books, habits, life goals and many other things that you could want to control in your life.

The potential of the bullet journal is endless, since it’s just a normal white notebook where everything is designed and organized in your way. This is the main difference between the bullet journal and a normal agenda, where you are restricted to its topics.

During my blog journey I’m going to teach you, step by step, how to create a beautiful and useful bullet journal!! Keep in touch and I promise I won’t let you down.

With love,

Madie

 

 

 

The recipe of the vegetable sweet pie. Finally!!

Hi kitchen lovers,

Like I promised, here is the vegetable sweet pie:

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  • ½ eggplant
  • ½ courgette
  • 50g spinach
  • 1 big tomato or 5 soup spoons of tomato sauce
  • 1 laurel leaf
  • 2 soup spoons of white wine
  • 2 soup spoons of sunflower seeds
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Parsley
  • ½ pepper (I used the green one but you can use whatever you want)
  • Pepper, dry basil, cummins, sweet pepper
  • Salt and olive oil
  • 1 stick of leek

Smashed potatoes

  • 1kg sweet potato
  • 1 soup spoon of melted vegetable butter
  • 1 soup spoon of tomato sauce
  • Salt
  • Nutmeg
  • ½ cup of unsweeted almond milk

 

1. First dice the eggplant, the courgette, the leek and cut the onions in narrow strips. Then, chop the tomato, the garlic cloves and separate the spinach leaves;

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3. In a frying pan, braise the onion and the garlic cloves with a dash of olive oil until it softens. Add the tomato, the leek and the laurel leaf and let them cook for 5 minutes. After this, add the eggplant, the courgette, the green pepper and season them with pepper, sweet pepper, salt, white wine, cumin, basil and sauté it for a few minutes;

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4. For the smashed potatoes, cut them in pieces and boil in water with salt until they are fork tender. Drain the water from the potatoes, smash them and add the milk and the butter. Season with some nutmeg;

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3. Put half of the smashed potatoes in a baking dish until it covers the bottom. Then, on the top of the smashed potatoes put the vegetables and cover it with the rest of the smashed potatoes. Just for perfection, smooth it with a turner;

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4. Smear it with some olive oil, tomato sauce and add some sunflower seeds;

5. Put the baking dish in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes or until it sears the top a bit. Finally, serve it with some fresh parsley and a big smile.

Hope you’ll like it and please leave comments so I can improve.

With love,

Madie

 

 

Welcome to my blog

Hi there!!

I’m Madie and welcome to my blog!! About me… I think there are not many things to say. I’m just a normal teenage girl who wanted to give her life a new glow. I knew ,somehow, that writing a blog was the solution because it was a way where I could share my passions and interests with you, not only for you to read my posts but also to get you inspired and mainly for you to embrace life in its best. Honestly, I haven’t thinking about doing a blog for so long and I’ve never thought I would do it ,but well here I am living dangerously (not really).

I have lotsss of passions (one reason why I created the blog) such as cooking, music, art, life planners, design, books, travelling… I hope that you enjoy my posts and that I can contribute to your happiness somehow.

Wish me luck.

Madie