Mum Plans: Journey Through Life Courageously #YouGotThis

Viviamo Inc., maker of the Belle de Jour Power Planner, launches its 2021 products to help you journey out of this pandemic courageously.

This a year everyone will remember. As we’ve been locked in our homes, every day balancing fear and anxiety over the uncertainties brought about by a global pandemic, we hear a quiet rebellion, with some of us saying–oh this year doesn’t count, this year is cancelled, my planner is a waste. Yet in this time of great pause we really cannot deny: we are also given the choice to simply be, to get to know ourselves again, to journey deep in that space within where all is well.

Though many of our plans seem to have turned upside down, does that mean we should stop going after our goals and passions? What if we are given this pause to recalibrate, to course-correct, to redesign ourselves? And to help Filipinos continue to journey through life courageously, Viviamo, maker of the Belle de Jour (BDJ) Power Planner, launches its 2021 planner and journal collection on September 19-20, at the First Planning and Journaling Online Summit: #YouGotThis.

#YouGotThis was created because now more than ever, this message needs to be felt, and heard, and passed around. At a time when we must distance ourselves from each other to survive, we can’t ignore the human yearning to still connect–and isn’t it that the most important connection we can make, is with our Inner Selves? When we are forced to strip down to the barest of essentials, we journey deeper within, and with the help of pen and paper we begin to acknowledge our emotions, start to power through anxiety, again remember our dreams, then recommit to our goals, and in the process, rediscover the strength and power of our innermost Selves.

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2021 Belle De Jour Power Planner – Limited Edition
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5 Things To Love About The WTN Travel Planner 2017

It is that time of the year again when people are going crazy about collecting stickers from their favorite coffee shop to get their very own planner for next year. If you are a planner gal who refuse to shell out more than Php2,000 just so you can get a new planner, then read on to know more about WTN Planner 2017.

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WTN Travel Planner 2017

The WTN Planner 2017 is not just any ordinary planner. Each month acts like a chapter in a book with art and narrative based on real life experiences. In between the stories are pages for the owner to fill with his or her own adventures. Take a peak inside the pages and you will see the following details: planner, planners and notebooks, 2017 planners, paper products, announcement, press release

  1. The pages are dateless ~ You can write incessantly for a month and skip the other. It takes into account that sometimes life gets too busy that we stop writing down plans. But then when we do, there are neat lines and clean pages for you to write on. planner, planners and notebooks, 2017 planners, paper products, announcement, press release
  2. Tick off WTN’s travel bucket list ~ It contains a list of experiences from what to eat, to ride and what to learn in the Philippines as well as other destinations in Southeast Asia.
  3. Plan your vacation leaves ~ The planner also has a section where you can organize your vacation dates and it has a template that may help you get your boss to easily approve of your leaves.
  4. Backpacker’s checklist ~ Most travelers would say that packing is one of the most exhausting parts of a trip but it also one of the most essential. The planner contains a checklist of personal items as well as group equipment that will help you prepare for your next expedition.
  5. Thoughts from fellow travelers ~ Each chapter of Lessons on the Road is based on a lifetime of passion for travel shared by a group of friends. There is also a section where people share their thoughts on following their passion and finding purpose.
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#WriteBeautifully With CN Paper Crafts’ Macata Traveler’s Notebook

Notebooks, I guess are so much like how shoes are for other girls, you can never really have too many. I guess I cannot blame myself as it has always been a source of simple joy for me to get a notebook {or two} whenever I visit a shop or a bookstore. I cannot help it, as they are such beauties and are most useful, too. You can turn them into a diary, a journal, a planner, a logbook, or a place to dump all the thoughts swirling about your head. The possibilities are really endless and the potentials of a new notebook is enough to make any paper-loving gal giddy with excitement!

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My new Macata Traveler’s Notebook from CN Paper Crafts

I have been ogling at these beautiful traveler’s notebook on Instagram since late last year. I have been planning to go back to journaling for the longest time and what better way to inspire me to write regularly than the prospect of a pristine notebook.  A traveler’s notebook seems to be a very popular choice amongst planner-loving folks because it is so much easier and convenient to use. The leather cover binds and protects the notebook inserts inside and you can use several inserts at the same time, one for each facet of your life {some planner mums have separate notebooks for their planners, recipes, finances, and the likes}. You can also easily replace used-up notebooks with new ones and use the leather cover for as long as you want. Some even exert loads of effort to prettify their traveler’s notebooks, adding charms, dashboards, inserts, beautiful stickers, and the likes.

At this point, I am sure you can pretty much sum up how much I love notebooks and imagine how excited I was to receive this beautiful traveler’s notebook from CN Paper Crafts! I was torn between the red one and this, but in the end it was the Navy Blue Macata that won me over.

CN Paper Crafts in a nutshell

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CN Paper Crafts is co-owned by Nissan and her boyfriend, Christian. The shop recently celebrated its first anniversary and launched their project, #WriteBeautifully, a series of collaborations with Filipino bloggers. It was CN Paper Craft’s vision to make beautiful writing repositories to inspire people to write beautifully. They wanted to help preserve the art of analog writing, may that be in the form of note-taking, journaling, or planning, in this digital age. This passion for writing and creating, coupled with a fierce pride for local makers, has been the motivation of the CN Paper Crafts duo to keep on making traveler’s notebooks.

I got my Macata Traveler’s Notebook in A5 size about 2 weeks ago and I instantly fell in love with it. Isn’t it pretty? I love the color as well as its beautiful texture. The cover is made of synthetic leather, which is a thumb’s up for me, as I am squeamish about using genuine leather thinking of the animals who had to suffer just so the leather can be collected. This particularly cover, though, had the feel and the look of genuine leather. It even comes in various lovely colors and different sizes ~ A5, Standard, Personal, Field Notes, and Passport ~ to fit multiple purposes and needs. Since I have difficulty using smaller notebooks, I opted for the bigger one. I already have a planner at the moment so I was undecided on what to do with my new traveler’s notebook, but thought it would be perfect for hand-lettering practice as well as for bullet journaling which I would also like to explore. CN Paper Crafts carries inserts which can be purchased as a set or individually. They also have various types of inserts for you to choose from.

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