OK. So we’ve talked about what a Bullet Journal is, and now you’re ready to give bullet journaling a try! But before you get started on your first bullet journal, you need to decide on the type of journal you want to use. In this post, I’ll give you a quick overview over the three main styles of bullet journals in use. This should make your decision easier. Most importantly just start, get your feet wet and if needed switch to a different type of journal until you find the one that’s right for you.

So we've talked about what a Bullet Journal is, and now you’re ready to give bullet journaling a try! But before you get started on your first bullet journal, you need to decide on the type of journal you want to use. In this post, I’ll give you a quick overview over the three main styles of bullet journals in use. - BusyBeingJennifer.com

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A Plain Notebook

The easiest way to get started is with any notebook that you have lying around, thats what I did! Of course you can also pick up an inexpensive one at the store if you need too. If you just want to give this a try, it doesn’t matter if it’s ruled, lined, or has blank pages. Any type of notebook will work.

The advantage of a bullet journal is that it’s easy and inexpensive to find something to play around with. The disadvantage is that inexpensive notebooks tend to fall apart after a lot of use, aren’t very customizable, and you have number the pages yourself. But when you’re getting started, a few extra minutes to number your own pages isn’t that big of a deal. That being said, I suggest that this is where you start. Give it a try and see if bullet journaling will work for you. If so, you can move on to one of the other types of notebooks.

A Moleskin or Leuchtturm Notebook

When you’re ready to upgrade to a journal you’ll enjoy writing in and are proud to display, consider spending a few dollars on a Moleskin or Leuchtturm notebook. You’ll end up with a nice sturdy book that you can carry around with you or keep by your desk.

In addition to making your bullet journaling a nicer experience, a quality notebook has some added benefits. The paper will be nicer to write on, it usually has quite a few pages, so you may be able to fit an entire year’s worth of notes and journaling in one notebook.

Bullet journaling requires you to use numbered pages in your journal for indexing. There are a few editions available that include numbered pages including some of the Leuchtturm journals. 

A Travel Journal or Midori

A third option is a travel journal or midori. This consists of a piece of leather used as a cover and a series of replaceable inserts held in place by elastic bands. The big advantage of using a Midori style journal for your bullet journaling is that it’s highly customizable. Instead of using an index and having your collections or lists randomly spread throughout your journal, you can keep a dedicated insert for collections.
If you’re missing a more traditional calendar layout for your monthly pages, you can use a more traditional monthly and weekly calendar in your bullet journal.

The other main reason people love this option for their bullet journal, is that by having the essential parts of your bullet journal (monthly spreads, daily sections, and collections) separated, you can replace only the parts you need to replace. That means when your daily journaling notebook is full, you simply start a new one! There’s no need to go back and copy over any essential collections in a new journal. You keep your collections until you’re ready to replace it and start a new journal for those.

So we've talked about what a Bullet Journal is, and now you’re ready to give bullet journaling a try! But before you get started on your first bullet journal, you need to decide on the type of journal you want to use. In this post, I’ll give you a quick overview over the three main styles of bullet journals in use. - BusyBeingJennfifer.com

No matter what format or notebook type you chose, I hope you give bullet journaling a try! Its best to just jump in with both feet and find what works best for you with a little trial!

The second the calendar tells me that its officially fall, my brain starts telling me that it NEEDS all the soups, stews and comfort foods I loved as a child! As an adult I love experimenting with new recipes and this time of year I’m ALL about trying new slow cooker soup recipes!!

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  1. Crock Pot Southwestern Hamburger Soup – Flour On My Face
  2. Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup – Gal On A Mission
  3. Slow Cooker Taco Soup – Home. Made. Interest
  4. Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder – Damn Delicious
  5. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup Recipe – The Gunny Sack
  6. Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Bacon – The Lemon Bowl
  7. Baked Potato Soup – Mama Loves Food
  8. Crockpot Curry Soup with Sweet Potato, Chicken & Kale – Ari’s Menu
  9. Sausage & White Bean Slow Cooker Soup – Who Needs A Cape?
  10. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup – Gimme Some Oven
  11. Crock Pot Minestrone Soup – Flour On My Face
  12. Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup – Busy Being Jennifer
  13. Beef Barley Soup (Slow Cooker) – The Food Charlatan
  14. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup – I Heart Nap Time
  15. Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup – CincyShopper
  16. Nourishing Crock Pot Paleo Chicken & Kale Soup – My Natural Family
  17. Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Soup – Ari’s Menu
  18. Crockpot Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup – Chelsea’s Messy Apron
  19. Lighter Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup – Whole and Heavenly Oven
  20. Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken Bean Soup – Flour On My Face
  21. Slow Cooker Italian Vegetarian Bean Soup – Around My Family Table
  22. Crock Pot Loaded Potato Soup – The Love Nerds
  23. Crock Pot Ginger Chicken and Rice Soup – The Lemon Bowl
  24. Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup – The Seasoned Mom
  25. Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Soup – The Chunky Chef
  26. Crock Pot Summer Squash Soup – Flour On My Face
  27. Crock Pot Chicken Tortellini Soup – Flour On My Face
  28. Slow Cooker Caldo de Pollo – The Lemon Bowl
  29. Crock Pot Loaded Potato Soup – The Love Nerds
  30. Crock Pot Split Pea and Bacon Soup – The Lemon Bowl
  31. Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup – Who Needs A Cape?
  32. Crock Pot Cream of Chicken Soup Recipe – Flour On My Face
  33. Slow Cooker Spicy Sausage & Corn Soup Recipe – Snappy Gourmet
  34. Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup – The Love Nerds
  35. Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup – The Gracious Wife
  36. Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup – Culinary Hill
  37. Baja Chicken Soup – Around My Family Table
  38. Crock Pot French Onion Soup – A Night Owl Blog
  39. Crock Pot Spinach Ravioli Soup Recipe – Flour On My Face
  40. Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana – The Chunky Chef
  41. Crockpot Turkey Noodle Soup – Who Needs A Cape?
  42. Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe – Home Cooking Memories
  43. Easy Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup – The Recipe Rebel
  44. Slow Cooker Cabbage Roll Soup – Thrifty DIY Diva
  45. Roasted Garlic Baked Potato Soup – Creole Contessa
  46. Crockpot Spicy Sausage Split Pea Soup – Ari’s Menu
  47. Easy Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Recipe – Snappy Gourmet
  48. Crockpot Creamy Tortellini Soup – Coffee With Us 3
  49. Skinny Slow Cooker Ham & Potato Soup – Mom Endevours
  50. Crockpot Chicken Fajita Soup – Cleverly Simple

As an adult I love experimenting with new recipes and this time of year I'm ALL about trying new slow cooker soup recipes!!

If you’re a lover of comfort foods, then you’re definitely going to love this list of slow cooker soup recipes! There is something here for everyone and any occasion!

Welcome NUMBER 52 of the Create and Crave party!!! Can you believe that we’ve made it a WHOLE YEAR??? I’ve loved watching the list of awesome creations and recipes grow and grow over the last year! So keep the awesomeness coming! We can’t wait to see what you’ve been Creating and Craving this week!

NEW: Create and Crave Link Party on BusyBeingJennifer.com

Your Hosts:

Jennifer from Busy Being Jennifer  Blog  //  Instagram  //  Facebook  //  Twitter  //  Pinterest  //  Handmade Shop

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Create and Crave Hosts

 

Here’s what I was up to last week:

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Maple Bourbon Coffee || Quilted Vintage Sheet Pillows
Pumpkin Spice Everything || Bullet Journal: Just What is a Bullet Journal?

Here is what Taylor was up to last week:

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An Easy Fall Look Wearing White || 5 Reasons to Celebrate Fall || Trending Now: Fall Booties

On to this Weeks Features Picked by Jennifer! Head over to Taylor’s Blog to see what she’s featuring this week!

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Easy Red Enchilada Sauce – Oh Mrs Tucker

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Cinnamon Crumble Maple Cheesecake – Quirky Inspired

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Pow Pow Mini Quilt – Flamingo Toes

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This weeks most viewed link: Little Fabric Tote from Gluesticks

 

 

Create and Crave Party Guidelines:

The Create and Crave Party starts on Sunday Nights at 10 pm CST.

Link up your creative fun – ALMOST anything goes! Link Up 3 (max) of your recipes, crafts, printables, DIY Projects, anything fashion related and whatever other amazing things you’ve been sharing on YOUR BLOG.

We ask that you DO NOT link up Etsy shops, giveaways or other link parties.

By linking up to Create and Crave, you’re giving Busy Being Jennifer and Pink Heels Pink Truck permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media accounts and blogs, as well as add you to our news letter list for updates!

Be sure to mingle and check out what some of your fellow Create-and-Craver’s have been up too!

 

PS. We’d love to share what you’ve been up to on Instagram as well!! Be sure to use #CreateandCrave when sharing! We’ll re-gram the photos we love!

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