100 Things in 2019

It’s time for my 2019 list. A few from last year and a few new ones. Let’s see how we go in 2019!
Will be back in June with my mid-year check in

(bold is started, strike thru is finished & red isn’t done )

  1. Finally get gazebo up
  2. Replace the garage roof
  3. Organise garage & office
  4. New laundry storage (cupboard)
  5. Redo my herb garden
  6. Philips hue lights for kitchen
  7. Arlo doorbell
  8. Do Declutter 365
  9. Sort the kitchen
  10. sort our bedroom
  11. some kind of toy storage for the kids
  12. Get a new tattoo
  13. Get a massage
  14. finish Holly McCaig course
  15. Take 3 courses at DailyOM
  16. take a cooking class
  17. take a cake decorating class
  18. read at least a book a month (I’m slowly adding them over to Goodreads as I finish them)
  19. more me time
  20. look at uni return
  21. Personal email inbox to zero
  22. date night once a month
  23. Blog a new recipe each month
  24. Try something I’ve pinned and blog the results
  25. Monthly blog back up
  26. Blog everyday for 1 month (not for #30Lists)
  27. New design for Nightwolf’s Den
  28. blog calendar for Nightwolf’s Den
  29. blog calendar for Nightwolf Scraps
  30. catch up on Nightwolf Scraps posts I had planned in 2018
  31. work thru problogger course
  32. Zero work inbox monthly
  33. update portfolio
  34. business goddess course
  35. investigate work related courses
  36. Udemy courses
  37. BAS
  38. get some routines happening
  39. Anzac Day service
  40. See more of Tassie
  41. Visit QVMAG
  42. Have my parents over for dinner
  43. Watch a documentary every month (2/12)
  44. Have a board games night
  45. Visit the tessellated pavement
  46. Tahune air walk
  47. go on a random road trip
  48. go camping
  49. Create a mini Goddess altar
  50. Celebrate the solstices
  51. Read at least 3 books with a spiritual focus
  52. Meditate more
  53. Create a spiritual journal
  54. Do #30Lists (March, September, December)
  55. Do the 100 day happy project
  56. Finish JYC 2012, 2018
  57. Finish wedding scrapbook
  58. Organise all my paper scrapbook supplies
  59. Scrapbook with others more
  60. Get PL printed and in books
  61. Create a scrapping binder
  62. create a blanket from our old Hawks scarves
  63. finish Determined to Shine course
  64. Awesome Ladies Project – Lens
  65. Sort bookmarks (& delete duplicates or broken links)
  66. Sort & cull movie folder
  67. Sort and cull TV folder
  68. Sort photos
  69. Sort and cull double ups on music drive
  70. Sort EHDs and make sure there’s no duplicates
  71. Create some kick ass Spotify playlists
  72. Switch Off Sundays
  73. learn to do more with the etcher
  74. learn to use the Mac again
  75. Afternoon Teal
  76. Throw a dinner party
  77. Christmas club savings
  78. Craft with mum more
  79. Project Life date once a week
  80. Camp Reset
  81. visit a couple of waterfalls
  82. swim in the ocean
  83. star wars
  84. be an awesome lady
  85. go fishing
  86. Buy myself a Linkin Park t-shirt
  87. Buy myself some new bathers
  88. new ipads
  89. new apple watch
  90. new watch bands
  91. new router
  92. kit sub
  93. settlers collection
  94. Keep a gratitude journal
  95. aim for a weekly walk
  96. more outside time
  97. use the wii/xbox
  98. a year in pixels
  99. better sleep
  100. finish off our recipe book

Happy New Year & all that jazz

We’re 2 months in and well here we are, my first post for the year.

My big is back at school in Grade 3(!!) and my little is about to start kindergarten. Where have the years gone.

So more time for me-  ha who am I kidding? In all seriousness though I’m using the time to get back into study and hopefully lots more crafty time.

Hope the new year is treating you well so far xx

My 100 things in 2018–end of year tally

Here we are 6 days in to the new year and I’m setting up my new bullet journal for the year and I realise I haven’t shared my 100 things end of year tally (or done my 2019 list lol). I honesty I don’t think I got a heap done but we’ll see…

(bold is started, strike thru is finished & red isn’t done )

  1. Celebrate my 40th birthday!!
  2. Do #30Lists (March, September, December)
  3. Get a new tattoo
  4. Buy the new Linkin Park album (One More Light Live)
  5. Buy myself a Linkin Park t-shirt
  6. Personal email inbox to zero
    Managed to end the year on an empty inbox

  7. Do my nails at least once a month
  8. Afternoon Teal – not in February but we might do something later in the year
  9. Buy myself some new bathers
  10. Buy some new jeans
  11. Buy some jumpers for winter
  12. Do the 100 Day Project
  13. Work through the Book of Me at Awesome Ladies
  14. Do the 100 day happy project
    started but never finished

  15. Finish JYC 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  16. Scrapbook with mum more
    well it was card making but I’m counting it

  17. Finish wedding scrapbook
  18. Organise all my paper scrapbook supplies
    – still going

  19. Scrapbook with others more
  20. Project Life date at least once a week – digitally done
  21. Create a scrapping binder
    – started with the new Simple Scrapper Scrapbook Your Way workbook

  22. Complete a 365 day photo challenge
  23. Get K’s PL album complete up to the end of 2017
    digitally

  24. Get A’s PL album complete up to the end of 2017
    digitally

  25. Create a mini Goddess altar
  26. Celebrate the solstices
  27. Read at least 3 books with a spiritual focus
  28. Meditate more
  29. Buy a set of oracle cards
  30. Create a spiritual journal
  31. Investigate essential oil companies and buy some new oils
  32. Keep a gratitude journal
  33. Read the cards once a month
    – did a couple of months but it fell by the wayside

  34. Work with the moon more
  35. Blog a new recipe each month
  36. Try something I’ve pinned and blog the results
  37. Monthly blog back up
  38. Blog everyday for 1 month (not for #30Lists)
  39. New design for Nightwolf Scraps
  40. New design for Nightwolf’s Den
  41. Make ten recipes off of Pinterest.
  42. Throw a dinner party
  43. Dentist for me.
  44. Organise Pinterest boards better
  45. Buy a new camera lens
  46. Sort bookmarks (& delete duplicates or broken links)
  47. Sort & cull movie folder
  48. Sort and cull TV folder
  49. Set up the Xbox & use it
    (& we got a Wii too)

  50. Sort photos
  51. Sort and cull double ups on music drive
  52. Sort EHDs and make sure there’s no duplicates
  53. Work emails to zero each week
  54. Finally get gazebo up
  55. Finish laundry reno

  56. New laundry storage (cupboard)

  57. Organise garage & office

  58. Redo my herb garden

  59. Get floors polished

  60. Create a quilt from the kids’ old clothes

  61. create a blanket from our old Hawks scarves

  62. Create a blanket of our old band/tv show t-shirts
  63. create a recipe book
  64. Write a letter to Miss K to open on her 18th

  65. Write a letter to Miss A to open on her 18th

  66. Update wills
  67. Work on family tree
  68. Create a family binder and get some routines happening
  69. Anzac Day service
  70. Have a family movie night (complete with popcorn & choc tops)
  71. See more of Tassie
  72. Visit QVMAG
    Did TMAG instead

  73. Write in family journals more often
  74. Get a massage
  75. Get to bed 10:30 on weeknights
  76. Cook more with the thermomix
  77. Renew Thermofun membership for 2018
  78. Make beef jerky
  79. Create less waste – recycle more
  80. Learn a new recipe each month
  81. Go berry picking

  82. Go to the Harvest market more

  83. aim for a weekly walk
  84. Learn brush lettering on the ipad
  85. Take an art journal class
  86. Learn to French braid
  87. finish Holly McCaig course

  88. finish Determined to Shine course

  89. Take 3 courses at DailyOM

  90. take a cooking class

  91. take a cake decorating class

  92. read the entire Chronicles of Narnia series
  93. Read for thirty minutes every night for one month.
  94. Have my parents over for dinner
  95. Have in laws over for dinner
  96. Watch a documentary every month (12/12)
  97. Christmas club savings
  98. Have a board games night
  99. Visit the tessellated pavement
  100. Take the kids to Tazmazia

Top 10 things to do & see in the Tamar Valley

Today I thought I’d share with you the top 10 things to do & see in the Tamar Valley.
The Tamar Valley located in Northern Tasmania, running from Launceston to Bass Strait, includes lots to see and do.

1. Starting in one of Australia’s oldest towns – George Town on the North East of the Tamar River. There is so much to see and do here I could fill the list just in this area. There’s Low Head with the lighthouse, Pilot Station Museum , the penguin tours and lovely beaches. In George Town itself there’s the Bass & Flinders Centre with the replica Norfolk, the watch house and you’ll often see whales frolicking in the cove.

2. Do the wine route. Boasting a wide range of high quality and award winning wines, the Tamar Valley Wine route will take you around some gorgeous scenery with the bonus of some great tasting wines

3. Like strawberries? Make sure you stop in to to the Hillwood Berry Farm. Buy already picked or pick your own or just enjoy some of the berry goodies in the cafe.

4. Heading across the iconic Batman Bridge,  go north and find yourself in Beaconsfield. Here you can check out the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre.  Learn about the history of the town, the mine and more. There is an interactive experience presenting the story of the 2006 ANZAC Day mine rock fall and rescue of the 2 miners trapped underground.

5. Just up the road in Beauty Point is Seahorse World and the Platypus House. Seahorse World is an amazing place to learn all about these tiny creatures. A short walk away and you can meet some of our more unusual animals. Watch the platypus swim in their tanks and get up close and personal with a couple of echidnas.

6. Go south a bit and it will bring you to Glengarry and the Glengarry bush maze. I’ve never been but my kids have and say it is a great afternoon.

7. Keep heading south towards Launceston and you can visit our own little Swiss Village at Grindelwald resort. Play a spot of mini golf or enjoy a meal. For a cheeky treat pop into the Chocolate shop and enjoy some delicious Tasmanian chocolates.

8. A few minutes outside of Launceston is Tasmania Zoo, showcasing some of our native animals, as well as animals from interstate and overseas. Plus there’s also the dinosaur trail. You can also get up close & personal with some of the animals by doing an Animal Encounter.

9. This list wouldn’t be complete without mention of the Cataract Gorge in Launceston. It’s a gorgeous spot for a walk, take a picnic, go for a ride on the world’s longest single span chairlift, wander across the suspension bridge, check out the peacocks and wallabies, enjoy a meal at the Café or restaurant. There’s so much to do in just the one area.

10. Finally, just up the road from The Gorge is the Trevallyn & Duck Reach Hydro Power stations. Duck Reach was the first publicly owned generating electricity plant in the Southern Hemisphere. Trevallyn power station was commissioned in 1955 and took over from the Duck Reach power station that started operation in December 1895. Take a tour of Duck Reach or head to Trevallyn Dam for a picnic. While your there have a go at the Cable Hand Gliding.

Oh the things you will see

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  • Canada
  • the Greek Isles
  • Rome
  • New Zealand
  • Egypt
  • Sweden
  • Norway
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • Wales
  • Stonehenge

Welcome to my new readers

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Hi and welcome to anyone who is new here and finding Nightwolf’s Den, thanks to Blog Every Day in November.

I’m Caroline (aka Nightwolf).  I live in a smallish town in the north of the glorious state of Tasmania, Australia. I would love to live in the gorgeous, abundant green bush we have here in the state but the lack of internets is one of the things that keeps me here in suburbia.
Our household is currently my husband, our two gorgeous daughters, our two furry felines and 5 boisterous chooks.

What’s Nightwolf’s Den all about? I’m glad you asked.

It’s my little space on the web where I write about things. It’s a little craft, a little parenting and a lot of me. Less crafting now as that mainly lives over at Nightwolf Scraps.

I’ve been blogging, in some form, since about 2003. I’ve been scrapbooking and art journaling in various forms since 2005 (well really before that but I never gave it a name), taking photos for as long as I can remember, enjoying food and cooking since I was little, and parenting since 2010.

You can find me on the usual socials – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Blogging Every Day in November

It’s back – over at ElizabethDhokia.com and the hashtag is #BEDN. I just looked and I haven’t done this since 2015.

And I’ll be back later today with the first prompt.

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Bullet Journaling–2 years in

Wait. What? Two years? I never stick with a planner system for that long. Today marks exactly 2 years & 3 days of using the Bullet Journal system. So what have I learned in that 2 years and what information would I pass on to someone who’s thinking about getting started with the system?

1. Visit bulletjournal.com and read everything on the site but make sure you start with the Learn section so you learn and understand the basics. Read Ryder’s book (released on Oct 23, 2018). Immerse yourself in the origins of the bullet journal before branching out.

2. You don’t need to buy all the supplies. I started with a book (I splurged and bought a Bullet Journal Leuchtturm1917 but you could start in any notebook you have), a black pen and raided my scrapbook stash

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3. DO NOT go on Instagram/Pinterest looking at bullet journal spreads. Well actually do, because they are an awesome source of inspiration. But don’t compare yourself to those people. It’s your book, it doesn’t have to look like theirs!
This leads me to my next point…

4. Don’t give up. Mistakes happen. Cover it up, rub it out. Try again. Keep going.

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(Thanks Bob! *thumbs up*)

5. You can always create in pencil first.

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What I’ve learned.

I like to change up my monthly and weekly spreads every now and then. I do find myself coming back to Ryder’s monthly log calendar though.

I love doing cover pages each month. Even if I don’t do one every month.

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I do prefer to keep things minimalist. Just a few stickers here or there, maybe some washi tape or a doodle or two.

I work better if I keep my collections in a separate journal, especially if it’s something I’d add to over multiple journals. Some of the collections I have in my Long Term Collections book are:

  • Podcasts
  • TV Series
  • Books I’ve read
  • Movies I’ve watched
  • Twitch Streams I watch
  • 101 in 1001 days
  • Bill payments
  • Solar panel info
  • When did I last

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My setup for the remainder of 2018/2019
I’ll be switching to my purple Leuchtturm1917 in January which feels strange as both my previous books have started in October/November

I’ll be creating an TN style setup in my old Inner-B planner (which I bloggers about here), it will houses my Leuchtturm1917, my Collections insert, my blog insert, and my Christmas insert (which I’ll share about in another post).

So that’s my first 2 years in a nutshell. I’ll be back with more of my bullet journal adventures in the future

Updates and babies

Well, the monthly thing worked well… not. Best laid plans and all that.

We had an awesome 4th birthday with a homemade Paw Patrol pinata. The kids loved it. I started organising my paper supplies, then found more to sort. Haven’t done any PL. Didn’t set up the Xbox. Didn’t create my Creative Hub. Started planning the update to my craft blog. Did Camp Reset and loved it. Will be blogging about it soon. I’ve made notes for my Book of Me but that’s about it.

In other news – we have a new baby in the family. No not me but my brother and his partner.

Lots happening craft wise in October and I’m planning to do Boho Berry’s October planner challenge on my new Insta account  – nightwolf_plans It’s all about planning and my bullet journal.

Not much else is new. Miss A started pre-kinder. We’re currently on school holidays and the kids are driving me nuts already.
West Coast Eagles won the AFL grand final, beating Collingwood. The Hawks women’s team won the VFLW finals. Box Hill Hawks won the VFL grand final. I’m hoping Melbourne Storm win the NRL Grand Final this evening.

Until next time.

Plans for August

The plans for this month…

  • Most importantly – someone is turning 4 so we’re having a Paw Patrol Party
  • Organise my paper scrapbook supplies – paper & PL supplies
  • Get K’s PL album complete up to the end of 2017
  • PL 2018 up to date
  • Set up the Xbox & use it
  • Create a scrapping binder/Creative Hub
  • New design for Nightwolf Scraps
  • Camp Reset

Things I’ll (try to) do every month:

  • Work through the Book of Me at Awesome Ladies
  • Project Life date at least once a week
  • Read the cards once a month
  • Blog a new recipe each month
  • Monthly blog back up
  • Work emails to zero each week
  • Get to bed 10:30 on weeknights
  • Learn a new recipe each month
  • Watch a documentary every month (7/12)