Thursday, 26 June 2014


Hello Bloggers!
I'm sorry I haven't posted for a while.
 I had my Baby Boy on Wednesday 18th June! We named him River :)
 I will be posting soon!! 
So please check back in at some point. 
Take Care 
Stephanie x

Monday, 16 June 2014

How I Document 'My Life'

I love to keep Journals, Binders & even Keepsake Boxes of my Life. 
This is how I document my life :) (In a List, of course)

  • A5 Filofax - Main Planner. Everything I need to keep track of. (Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly Checks)
  • Bullet Journal - My To - Dos each day and things to remember (This is with me all the time)
  • Ideas Journal - I write all ideas in here, then highlight into categories so easy to find.
  • Food Journal - Check the calories I'm eating each day. (Also use the 'My fitness pal' app)
  • Journal Prompts List Book - I tend to do a Journal prompt weekly.
  • Photos Monthly Binder - I have a A4 binder with photos for the month in and a little description of each photo.
  • Bucket List Binder - I have a A5 binder with lists of things I want to do in life.
  • Smash Book  - I stick in things I want to keep (loads bits are still in a box).
  • Idea Photo Binder - I print things from Pinterest that are good for ideas in a A4 binder.
  • One Line A Day Journal - I brought a 'One Line A Day' Journal to do daily.
  • Normal Journal - Which I journal in once a week in detail of each day.
  • Child Development Book - Keep trying to start this one, but at the moment its on scraps of paper. I do have a baby record book for my Son, which is all filled out. However I want to keep documenting his life in a book.
  • Child's Memory Binder - I keep all my Son's work from Nursery he has done in a A4 binder. 
  • 'All About My Life' Book - Just started (check out on here what its all about).
Idea Photo Binder
Food Journal

One Line A Day Journal

Smash Book

Bullet Journal

Journal Prompts List Book

Journal Prompts List Book

Ideas Journal

Thank you for reading :)

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Page 1 - 'All About My Life' Book

Page 1

Me, Myself & I

Full Name:
Date of Birth:
Birth stone:
Birth Place:
Star Sign:
Right or Left handed:
Skin Colour:
Eye Colour:
Hair Colour:
Hair Style:
Personality Type:
Dress Sense:
Shoe Size:
Wear Make-up?:
Wear Jewelery?: 
Painted nails?:
Birth mark?:
Relationship Status:

[Insert a Photo of Yourself]

(Just An Idea: If you were doing a 'All About My Life' book for your children, using some of the questions, you could enclose an envelope with a lock of your child's hair in)

{Decorate the page if you want. I'm just going to put a border around mine}

Journal Prompts List 101 - 150

Favourite flavours 
Favourite puddings
Favourite cakes
Favourite colours
Favourite fairy tales
Best birthdays you'd had
People that remind you of yourself
Phrases you'd like to see on a T-shirt
Songs you love to sing
Questions you'd ask on a first date
Your Idea partner
Numbers you'd use normally on a lottery ticket
Books that would make good films
Favourite type of foods
Things you would change about yourself
People who share your birthday
House chores you hate doing
Items you want for your home
People that inspire you
List all your goals
Places in the world you want to visit
Things you love about nature
Your fears
What do you put on your Calendar
Negative things
Positive things
List all your talents
List all your Interests
Whats your happy place
Feelings of today
Bests gifts you ever got
What are you good at?
3 Wishes
Careers you would love
Childhood toys
Childhood games you played
Objects you would rescue from a fire
Pets you had
Best dates you had
What inspires you?
What do you believe in?
What would you ban from the world?
Best Make - up products
Best advice you ever received
Feelings towards Animals
Feelings towards the world
Perfect moments in your life
Invention ideas
Childhood friends

Fun To-Do!

Plant some Seeds this week. Stick the empty packet in your Journal. Over the weeks and months add photos and little information on the progress as the seeds grows. 
(I think this is a nice idea to plant something for your children and have it named for them)

Thursday, 12 June 2014

'All About My Life' Scrapbook/Journal (Journal Prompts/Lists/Questions)

I have been inspired today by watching a Film called 'My Sister's keeper'. It is such a sad film about a girl who has cancer and her sister trying to help her. I won't give the whole story away as its a good meaningful film and if you haven't seen it, you should! :)

Anyways I got inspired by this film, as the girl with cancer has this scrapbook of her life. I thought to myself - "everyone should have a scrapbook or a journal of their life story". It would be lovely to look back on it when your old and grey to see who you were like as a person and be proud!

So I'm starting my own Scrapbook/Journal of my life story. 
I am calling this book
 "All About My Life".

It's going to be full of Journal prompts, lists, questions to be answered, doodles, drawings, thoughts, topics of my life, collages, magazine cut outs, photos, quotes, feelings, memories and anything you can think of. 

I am very excited about this project! I love writing (not so good at drawing, but it doesn't have to be). I also love to have a Journal for every day life and keep one every year. This project is different to keeping a day to day diary, as its all about who you are. 

Don't worry about spelling, grammar or punctuation. It does not have to be perfect. Your book is not being assessed. Just write without fear! 

I thought it would be nice to share all the journal prompts, page topics, questions and lists that I'm going to put in my book. So you can make your very own "All About My Life" book. 
(Note: I won't put about my life on here though)

Every week I'll put up a post of what the "page" will be about and if you want to follow it, you may do. :) (at your own free will), or you can just pick parts of it, like the journal prompts or questions. 

So example: Page 20 could be some questions to be answered, or a list of things, or a page topic on family. 

The categories in my "All About My Life" book:
  • All about Myself
  • Home
  • Family & Pets
  • Personality
  • Friends
  • Love
  • Favourites
  • Hobbies
  • Childhood
  • School
  • Dating/Relationships
  • Memories
  • Work
  • Pregnancy
  • Parenthood
  • Special events
  • Emotions
  • Achievements/Goals
  • Fun
  • Travel
  • Firsts
  • Loves/Hates
  • Quotes
  • Random Questions
  • Journal Prompts
  • Lists

 For your book you will need:
  • A Journal/Notebook/Scrapbook (A4 or A5) (with about 90-100 pages)
  • A good pen (one that doesn't bleed through the page)
  • A camera or phone (to take photos for your book)
  • Glue or tape
  • Envelopes (if you want to keep anything in them)
  • Optional: Paints, Coloured pens or pencils, inks, stamps, stickers, embellishments
You can date your book if you want or leave it undated, or just put the year. You could do one of these books once a year and see how your life changes. 

You could number the pages at the bottom corner of each page and do an index at the front (like the Bullet journal does).

Weekly, as well you could add a quote, 3 things grateful for that day, and a feeling of that day on the page your doing or make a special page for those. 

A list of things you can add to your book:
  • Photos
  • Greeting cards
  • Invitations
  • Tickets
  • Leaflets
  • Recipes
  • Letters
  • Business cards
  • Magazine cut outs
  • Postage stamps
  • Postcards
  • Reciepts
  • Maps
  • Doodles/Drawings
  • Menus
  • Anything you find inspiring
Maybe do a 'Photo Challenge' in your book (I know Instagram and Pinterest have ideas for photo challenges).

Another idea is to do some 'Mind maps' in your book. With the topic in the middle of the page and things to do with the topic around it. (look up on google images of mind maps)

So like I said, once a week I'll post on here the page topic and what I'll be doing on that page. You may follow along or just pick out things. Just have as such fun with it as you like. 

"There's nothing better than starting a new Journal"

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Journal Prompts List 51 - 100

Here is the next set of Journal Prompts for you :)

Beauty products I love
Best stationary websites
Whats a happy place to you
Favourite characters from films
Foods to try
Favourite food
Favourite drinks
Pets you would like to have
Dream cars
Things I've ticked off my Bucket list
The best feelings
The worst feelings
Ways you like to relax
Random things about me
10 facts about me
My Personality
Pets I've had
My perfect home
The best things in life are free...
Recipes i want to cook
Best gadgets
Guilty pleasures
I am grateful for...
Perfect first date
Perfect day
Favourite healthy food
Things I'd like to be an expert in
In 10 years I see myself...
Super powers you wish you had
Best things about being a child
Best things about being an adult
Things that make me happy
Favourite animals
Things I love about myself
Favourite music
Fun places
Favourite books
Colours I like to wear
Favourite apps
Things I always take on holiday
Favourite places to eat
favourite flowers
Things you like about the area you live
What superstitions do you believe in
Interesting people on TV
Favourite breakfast foods
Favourite disney films
Favourite washi tape ( stick in)
Favourite sounds
Favourite sights

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Handmade Cleaning Apron

When I'm cleaning or tidying up, I carry a cleaning caddy in each room with me. So everywhere I go I have all the cleaning products and sponges/cloths, without going back and forth. Easier for me to do every room all at once.

I also have two baskets for when I do 10 minute pick up (which normally I do before bed). I use it to transfer things that don't belong in that room to another room easily. Easy for me to pick up my son's toys (which he always brings in the living room) and transfer them back into his bedroom.

When I'm doing a quick cleaning job, I don't like to carry my cleaning caddy round. So thought of an idea today to make a cleaning apron. Used my sewing machine to make it (as I'm not a great sewer). It's not the best sewing but it still works. It has four pockets for anything I need to carry around with me. Two big pockets and two small pockets. Can use the pockets for pens, notepad, cleaning list, phone, iPod (nice to listen to music while cleaning), sponges, cloths, gloves, and small bottle sprays of cleaning products. Can use the big pockets to pick up items round the house and transfer to another room also. 

I'm very happy with the way my cleaning apron has turned out and love the idea of wearing it to help me quickly tidy and clean up! 

Thursday, 5 June 2014

My Home Management Binder


My Home Management binder has 8 tabbed sections:
  1. Planning
  2. Cleaning
  3. Laundry
  4. Meal Planning
  5. Inventory 
  6. Checklists/Lists
  7. Organising
  8. Notes
 This is what I keep in each section:

A Running to do list
Birthdays and Events
Room design plan
Weekly routine rota
Daily chores
Daily schedule

Monthly cleaning schedule
Room cleaning checklist
Checklist for rooms
Favourite cleaning products
Stain chart
Quick clean ups


Laundry day list
Laundry stain chart
Wardrobe guide
Washing instructions

Meal plan of the week
Grocery list checklist
Freezer storage
Freezing produce guide
Cooking conversion chart
Kitchen measurements
Storage container labels
Take out numbers and Menus

Freezer inventory
Loft inventory
DVD inventory
CD inventory
Storage inventory

Checklists (blank)
Baby sitter instructions
Medical supplies
Travel checklist
Warranty tracker
Project to do list
Party planner sheet

A list of what to organise
Keep it for...

Cards to be filed (ex-birthday cards that I want to keep)
Note paper

Some of this information is also kept in my A5 Filofax, but I keep a copy in the Home management binder in case my Filofax ever gets lost. 

I keep a A5 pocket for Stationary at the front of the binder. 

All the printables in my Home management binder are not my own. 

You can find them on my Pinterest or click here for the list of free printable websites.

Thank you for reading!

Free printables for Home Management Binder

Here is a list of websites/blogs where I got my free printables from: