Get to Workbook + Bind It All

rukristin uses the Bind it All to create unique inserts for her Get to Workbook planner

Today I’m here with a quick tutorial on how I use my Bind-it-All machine to help me create inserts (or dashboards as the planner girls call them) for my Get to Workbook planner. Because the Get to Workbook is coilbound and not in a binder it can be a little bit more difficult to insert additional pages than say if you had a filofax or 3-ring binder. Fortunately it’s pretty easy to do with the Bind-it-All and a pair of scissors.

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rukristin uses the Bind it All to create unique inserts for her Get to Workbook planner

First, punch the holes all along the left side of your insert. Start by lining up the first hole just below the top edge of the paper, punching the holes, and then repeating until you get to the bottom.

If you have a different machine (or if you’re hardcore and do it with a ruler and a hole punch) your process will be slightly different.… Read More


30 Days of Lists Begins Today

rukristin takes on 30 Days of Lists

Happy September!

Okay, so I’m pretty pumped for September and the beginning of autumn. We have a ton of stuff planned for this month: 30 Days of Lists, J’s Birthday & Rosh Hashanah, the return of Football, a Republican Presidential debate, and a trip home for my cousin’s wedding.

The first of those things — 30 Days of Lists — starts today and I thought I’d share some of my best tips for staying on track with this project throughout the month. Some of these might work for you, some might not. You do you.

1) Decide on an album & decorate it early. This edition I’m using a pre-fab mini-album and the rest of the 30 Days of Lists kit (available here).

2) Print out the list of lists. This is a controversial one, but I prefer to have the entire list of lists in an accessible place. For me, the challenge is to complete 30 lists in 30 days, and I do best when I remove all the barriers in my way.… Read More


rukristin is on Periscope!

watch rukristin live on Periscope

rukristin is now on Periscope!

What is Periscope?

Periscope is a live video streaming social media platform owned by Twitter. It lets you live stream video directly from your phone to the internet. Videos are watched by audience members who can type out comments or questions and tap hearts to show love and appreciation. You can view Periscope videos live while they’re streaming and for the following 24 hours. After 24 hours videos are no longer available on Periscope. Videos are viewed either in the Periscope app itself or on the web via a twitter link.

I’ve been thinking about shooting some live video for a few weeks now, but I just didn’t have the right set up to get things going the way I wanted. After doing a little bit of Amazon research to figure out what I want (and then handing it off to J to make the final decision).… Read More

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30 Days of Lists Blog Hop

rukristin 30 Days of Lists: September 2015


Happy Tuesday!

Today I’m joining in with a bunch of awesome ladies blog hopping about this September’s upcoming 30 Days of Lists Challenge.

If you’re new to 30 Days of Lists, here’s the rundown:

30 Days of Lists is a semi-annual journaling challenge for Listers, from Kam of Campfire Chic and Amy of Lemon and Raspberry.

Not everyone can make a mini scrapbook every week or an art journal page every night. 30 Days of Lists is our encouragement and challenge to you that you CAN journal just something every day — even something as small as a list.

I’ve been participating in this challenge for several years now, it’s one of my favorite ways to transition from the hot and chaotic summer months into the cooler routines of autumn.

Each year, as a fun lead up blog hop and precursor to the actual challenge, the 30 Days of Lists community gets together to revisit one of the lists from the original March 2011 Challenge.… Read More

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