How to Have a Happy Thanksgiving with Your Furry Bestfriends

I live in a country that does not celebrate Thanksgiving. I would like to believe we are thankful everyday.

I am thankful for this life I have. Although I have many wants, I have everything I need. Although I have many worries, God has His way of reminding me every day that He has everything covered-that I just have to chill and let His will be done. I do forget to be thankful sometimes but I am happy He sends friends my way to nudge me a bit.

These best friends of mine remind me how to take it easy. I am thankful for all their sloppy kisses and hugs. They appreciate the little things I do for them.

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My friends at Puppyspot have these tips on how to safely celebrate Thanksgiving with your furry friends.

Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

Planning the Planner

It is that time of year again when many people unintentionally gain pounds by drinking all the coffee in order to get that much-coveted planner.  Ha! I am a planner girl myself but I usually D-I-Y my planners. Because there are less than six weeks before the new year comes, I figured I should have a planner strategy. Talk about planning all the planning!

I now have a plan for my 2018 planners. I will have 5 planners for 2018.  I know what you are thinking. I am overdoing it. ( In Tagalog, OA na! LOL) So let me explain why I will have 5.

The Visual Journal

Since I no longer print my photos, I have no more new photo albums. This is how I keep my memories. I started this this year and I love it. It is easy for me to look back at the memories for the year.  So, I am doing the same journal this year. I have this Midori Travel Journal as a gift from a friend and I can just buy the inserts if I use them up. I have extra inserts so I am good for 2018.

The Task Journal

This year, I am using this planner from Myanmar. It is quite a novelty because this was a token from a trip. It has photos of Bogyoke Aung San (Aung San Suu Kyi’s father). Hehehe!

I got another Midori planner as a present so I will be using this for my to-dos in 2018.  This insert has grid lines on one side.

The Personal Journal

I have had this journal since 2008. This is a Moleskine that I covered with washi tape. It was meant to be my diary/journal at first. It has doodles and clippings of anything that reminds me of a moment. Through the years, this journal has become my refuge. Writing is one of the ways I talk to God. It has mostly my prayers to God in letters.

Idea Notebook

I write painting, writing and business ideas in this notebook. It is really a simple unlined notebook I got from a department store. In this notebook, I also list down the materials I need to buy for my paintings and other wishlists I have for the blog and other interests.

Reflection Journal

This was a corporate giveaway from my cousin that I did not use last year.  The dates without the year were already printed which makes it easy for me to use in any year. I will use this to write some short reflections for the day. I will try to incorporate into my routine to write something before I sleep.

I think I am all set.  I still have my washi tapes. My friends know that I am into this stuff. They have been my enablers.

Hmmm. I think I need to find nice colorful pens. I have brush pens and colored pencils. I need colorful fine ballpoints. When I get those, I am set. Or maybe I need some rubber stamps, too.

We’ll see. 😉

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