A normal girl’s guide to bullet journaling

I heard about this thing called a “bullet journal” a few months ago and decided to start one. It was a little complicated and scary at first, but now that I’m used to bullet journaling, it’s the best thing ever. Everything I know about bullet journaling I learned from this Buzzfeed article. The article out lines all of the rules of bullet journaling, and it’s super in-depth and helpful. I’ve shared that article with a few friends in an attempt to spread the good news of bullet journaling, but some people find all of the information in there a little intimidating. A few days ago, a friend asked me to write out a simple guide to bullet journaling for her in a way that’s easier to understand, so, here you go!

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Simple DIY Bridesmaid Proposal

Browse the Pinterest wedding boards for a little while and you’ll pick up on a new trend: the bridesmaid proposal. Some people think the notion of a bridesmaid proposal is ridiculous, but I think it’s really sweet. All this proposal entails is coming up with a special way to ask your girls to be your bridesmaids. For once it’s our turn to “pop the question,” and its actually a pretty cute idea.

When I looked for examples of these proposals on the internet, I quickly became overwhelmed by the massive amount of stuff being thrown at me. It seemed like everything was either way too complicated, expensive, or cheesy (yes, I’m talking about you, Ring Pop proposal). Then, when I was walking through the craft store by my work one day, inspiration struck. I grabbed a few items off the shelves, went home, and put it all together. Here’s what I came up with:


These little boxes are so simple that even non-crafty brides (like me) can make them.

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Ombré DIY for Christmas

I haven’t dyed my hair in about a year, so when I saw Loreal Ombré Touch hair dye at the store yesterday I couldn’t help myself– I had to try it.


My lovely sister agreed to dye my hair for me (she is the best), and she said it was pretty easy. All you have to do is mix the dye, apply it with the mini comb, and then rinse it out.

It only made a subtle difference in my hair, but it still feels fun. I have natural red and dark blonde tones in my hair, so the ombré turned out to be like a light orangey brown.


Ombré is a fun trend, like a more sophisticated way to do highlights. If I decide to keep it, I’ll probably go to a salon and have it done better. But doing it out of the box was good for a fun experiment.