A Look At My Books

Monday, July 13, 2015

I'm a stationary hoarder. No doubt about it. Whenever I go into stores (especially Target), I just can't help myself but to want to buy all of the notebooks and journals there. They're all so pretty with different colors, fonts, pages, quotes, and covers. I constantly have a little pile of notebooks that just float around my room and follow me around, and I'm going to show you them.
 Here's my current desk setup and if you want to see it in more detail, click here.
 On the far left of my desk you can see my little stack of books, also pictured nicely above. I have my (DIY) planner, my youtube video ideas notebook, a small moleskin journal, and a tiny book of sticky notes.
Starting with my planner, I'm currently just using a small drawing notebook from ACMoore. My other planner ended at June, and I needed something to hold me over before I purchase the InkWell Press Planner in September.
I set up my monthly view just by using a gold metallic marker and drawing a grid. The weeks start with Monday instead of Sunday, because I like to keep the weekend days together on the far right. I decorated the top with some floral washi tape, and a cute arrow-shaped sticker to mark the month.
I fill it in by using mulit-colored Sharpie pens that all serve a different purpose (school = blue, youtube = pink, etc.). I also like to use some little sticky note flags to mark what videos I want to film and when, plus I can move the flags around if I change my mind. Overall, I'm pretty simple when it comes to planning.
I like to set goals for each month and you can read some of mine for July. July has kinda been my "reset" month, because for the last half of June I basically had no sense of direction for my life.
As for day-to-day planning, I like to have a huge block of space for each day. On the right side I like to make tiny boxes for all of my meals, what workout I did for the day, and tracking my water. For planning my day out, I either sit the night before or the morning of that day and just write a giant to-do list. I also right little reminders of mental things I need to do.
My next friend I've got is my YouTube video planning/ideas notebook. I was actually successful in making use of this notebook, and I always keep in nearby. On the front I just used another little flag sticker to make it look complete.
(origami heart page tab can be made here)

Inside, I obviously have a list of overall video concepts, but I also dedicate whole pages to a singular video. This book makes sure my videos come out exactly how I picture them in my head, and it contains all of my crazy ideas.
The final two books I have are my thoughts journal, and that sticky note pad I mentioned before. My thoughts journal does exactly as it says, holds my thoughts. It's just filled with ideas and concepts and arguments and all of the things I wish to say aloud, but I have no one to talk to about. I have a buzzing mind and a big imagination, so I need something to filter everything into.
That tiny book of stickies is so useful when it comes to planning, and just making little notes to myself. It was free from some seminar so that's also pretty great.

And of course when it comes to writing or planning or drawing or creating, you need some supplies. Here are my absolute favorites:
△ Fine-Tip Sharpie Pens
△ BIC Mark-it Fine Point Metallic Markers
△ BIC 4-in-one Colored Pen
△ Washi Tape
△ Sticky Notes

I hope you guys enjoyed a little look into my life :-)
As always, xoxo Reese.


  1. Just the other day I was thinking you should do a drawing video.

  2. Hey Reese! Im Mary and i love your yt videos, they're amazing as you!^^ Your blog's also pretty cool! I have a blog too so it would be very kind of you, if you had a look at it:) the link is this: www.kids-ofreneia.blogspot.gr/ and you can translate it if u wish^^ please check that out coz i literally want ur opinion!!thanks for all ily<3

  3. This helped me a ton! Definitely going to start using a planner :)

  4. this really helped me to start working out & motivation & getting my life planned. i feel very motivated to get organized & my life together, in fact i made some notes to go buy my planner in September! thanks so much! my life in june was doing nothing whatsoever & this made me hit the reset button on my whole life & i cant thank you enough.

  5. hi! i was wondering what you used to make the collage at the top of your blog? thanks!

    1. Pixlr.com I think is the best photo collage maker ever!

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  7. omg what a collection you got .... they're so pretty
    came from your youtube video
    and can I borrow your life for only this school year hehe you're so prodective and orgenized I love it for real
    your blog is literally the best thing in existance lol love you reese

  8. Loved this blog!!!!Can you film a DIY planner video????


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