011018 EATING THE FROGS

07:45 alarm, morning pages
08:30 breakfast
09:00 knitting // on Weekender sweater body
09:45 tidying
10:30 Bullet Journal + Google Calender // made an appointment for a hair cut too!
11:45 gym
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13:45 shower
14:30 lunch
15:00 groceries + post office
17:00 early dinner
17:30 Spanish // FINALLY
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18:30 text editing
20:00 chill // a glass of red wine, a kitty on my lap, Friends on Netflix
21:30 bed time

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300918 WEEKENDER SWEATER PROGRESS

05:15 alarm // I’m all about getting up early, but this is quite enthusiastic
05:30 play taxi for boyfriend
06:30 knitting // on TEJEDA sweater #2 and The Weekender
08:30 publish yesterday’s time schedule // I talk about catch-up days there in case you’re curious
08:45 morning pages
09:45 shower
10:15 Bullet Journal + Google Calendar
11:00 early lunch
11:30 tidying
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12:15 text editing // all done, but received a new order already
15:00 KAL newsletter // in case you missed it: it’s for The Weekender and here‘s all the info
17:00 e-mail + socials
17:45 early dinner // because: early lunch
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18:45 knitting // Bentayga hat #4 finished + The Weekender
22:00 bed time

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290918 CATCH-UP DAYS

06:45 alarm + knitting on TEJEDA #2 // first sleeve in the making
07:45 breakfast + change into workout clothes
08:15 morning pages
09:30 gym
11:00 tidying
11:45 quick shower // and definitely no makeup
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12:15 lunch
12:45 Bullet Journal + Google Calendar
13:15 text editing
15:15 e-mail + socials // not sure why this took me ages
17:15 beach + burgers
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22:30 bed

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280918 GETTING OUT OF BED TOO LATE

07:00 alarm // but the bf came home late last night and we ended up talking for ages so I’m way too tired now
09:00 finally out of bed + knitting on Weekender sweater // how are you guys doing with the KAL?
10:00 
breakfast + shower // makeup again today, who am I?
10:45 making travel plans
11:45 morning pages
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12:45 tidying
13:30 Bullet Journal + Google Calendar
14:00 text editing order
16:00 late lunch break
17:00 text editing order
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19:00 dinner with le boyfriend at a surfers’ bar
22:00 bed time

getting out of bed too late

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270918 STARTING JOURNALING

07:15 alarm
07:30 knitting on Weekender sweater // almost through the first skein, which is my goal for the week
08:15 change into workout clothes + breakfast
08:45 journaling // welcoming this to my morning ritual
09:45 gym
11:45 tidying
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12:45 lunch
13:00 shower + makeup
13:45 Bullet Journal + Google Calendar
14:00 Chain Twenty monthly calendar
14:45 text editing order // finished it!
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18:45 dinner
19:45 pack orders // so thankful for your orders <3
20:30 pedi + mani
21:30 waiting for nails to dry // but actually wanting to go to bed
22:15 bed time, at last

journaling

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180926 LATE STARTS

08:00 alarm // much later than I planned, but it got late yesterday
08:15 knitting on Weekender sweater // well into the body now, and loving it
08:45 breakfast
09:15 changing into comfy clothes + sneakers
09:30 walk around our neighborhood with le boyfriend
11:30 shower // no makeup today!
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12:00 tidying the house
13:00 unplanned coffee with le boyfriend
14:00 lunch
14:30 planning // Bullet Journal + Google Calendar
15:00 vacuum + mop
16:00 e-mail + socials
17:00 dyes order
17:15 finishing yesterday’s blogpost // about my Bullet Journal, read it here
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18:45 ironing
19:15 dinner + Netflix
22:30 bed time

Late starts

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CHAIN TWENTY’S NINE BEST INSTAGRAM PICTURES OF 2017

You probably know by now that I’m a huge fan of lists and stats. I wish I could track all there is to track, but that’s impossible — which is why I’m so happy that 2017bestnine.com does it for me when it comes to Chain Twenty’s most successful Instagram pictures of 2017. I don’t wanna say “best”, because in my humble opinion some pictures were “better” than the ones that actually made it to the top nine. These were the most successful however, in terms of engagement. Let me tell you the story behind each, as a way of reviewing the insane year that was 2017.

Instagram best nine 2017

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HOW I USE MY BULLET JOURNAL #1 | THE MOST IMPORTANT SPREADS

The Bullet Journal, who hasn’t heard of it by now? If you didn’t, get out of your hiding cave, 😉 and let me explain it to you: bullet journaling is a way of planning that requires a journal and lets you make lists with bullets. Of course there’s more to it than that, otherwise it wouldn’t be so popular. The planning system revolves around a few basic elements, but the good thing is that it is also very adaptable to your own needs and planning habits. That’s why everyone uses it in a different way and that’s why it’s so interesting to read about journaling experiences and ideas of others. I can’t for the life of me remember who suggested this blogpost topic to me, I’m so sorry! If it was you, let me know and I’ll link you asap. But yes, today I’ll talk you through the basic elements of my Bullet Journal.

Bullet Journal

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SOME BLOG CHANGES + STARTING RAVELRY + PREPPING FOR GRAN CANARIA

Sooo, I’ve been thinking long and hard about this. I’ve wanted the perfect format for my blog for ages. Back in the merely-merel.nl days (the archives of which you’re highly recommended to check out if you wanna have a laugh) as well as now. I wanted to know exactly what kind of blogposts I was going to post. What to talk about. Which categories and labels to give them. How to style them. All that stuff. As you can guess from this blogpost’s title, that didn’t work out. Again, haha. So I’m embracing my ever-changing self and today I tell you all about my plans. Plus a little personal update related to my prepping for Gran Canaria!

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