My Bullet Journal Wingman :)


I’d like to introduce y’all to the new member of my bujo family—the Leuchtturm1917 A5 soft cover, squared notebook affectionately known as the “Wingman” or the “Sidekick” as Kim Alvarez from Tiny Ray of Sunshine calls it.

The Hobonichi Cousin is fabulous—I mean totally awesomely fabulous BUT as fans of the Hobo have been discussing …

Where to put collections?

There is only a small number of pages in back of the Cousin and I needed WAYYYY more than that.  I searched high and low for a notebook with high quality paper so I could use my new fountain pens in it if I so desired. Numbered pages was also something I wanted if I could get it and an index (this is one of the problems with Moleskines, which were previously my fav, unpaginated with no index 😦 ).

The other thing I needed was a thin notebook with a soft cover to slip in behind my beloved Hobonichi Cousin and still use the strap on my Hobo cover to keep it all together…this was all before I discovered and ORDERED the AMAZING Roterfaden that has the supernatural ability to solve the “bundling” problem…

Stay tuned because I’m going to give you a look at how my hobo-bujo-roter family are changing my life 🙂 very very soon…

I soon found the Leuchtturm brand had the perfect thing.  I bought mine (I ended up ordering 2 just coz) from Larry Post in Australia.  It ticked all my boxes and some boxes I didn’t know I needed ticked!


Page marker  | Numbered pages| Contents page | Expandable Pocket | Elastic fastener | Ink proof paper | Thread bound | Perforated pages | Acid free paper | Stickers for labelling

So I’ve started setting up pages that spoke to me from other amazing bullet journalers like:

Kim – @tinyrayofsunshine

Kara – @boho.berry

Jessica @prettyprintsandpaper

Kacheri –

Dee – @decadethirty

Jess – @plannerbynature

and some of my own inventions (well it’s impossible to know actually if it is your invention or if you saw it somewhere in the past and forgot where the idea came from), which I can’t wait to share and get your feedback on so I can make my bujo wingman as successful as possible 🙂

Love this community, love you guys!  Keep on bullet journaling and supporting each other coz it’s kinda inspiring 😉








Hobonichi & Bullet Journal: Roterfaden to the rescue!

Hobonichi & Bullet Journal: Roterfaden to the rescue!


I know I’ve waxed lyrically about the Hobonichi and how fabulous it is…but there is still one big problem—the collections.  Where do they go?  How do  I keep the whole package together?  So I looked at how others were dealing with this conundrum.

SO… how to keep my hobonichi bullet journal AND my collections notebook together forever like the BFF’s they are?

I’ve been tearing around the www to find something that solved the problem of housing my two or more A5 notebooks in a way that is effective and doesn’t lead to me leaving one or more behind at some random cafe.

I think I’ve found it—but…

You guessed it!  It involves me spending more money 😦 HOWEVER, it is a really really great solution that I think will keep me happy for a few years to come (OK until the next time I want to buy something pretty)!

I stumbled across Roterfaden – which is a German brand of notebook covers that uses a unique pin system to hold in notebooks—somewhat like the Midori traveller’s notebook’s elastic— but it seems to be more robust and capacious enough to handle both the Hobonichi Cousin and another medium-thick notebook with room to spare.  It has this elasticised spine that allows it to stretch to accomodate more notebooks (a bit like preggy pants 😉 ) and looks amazing see!  The lining is felt, outside is leather, with elastic strap and pen loop.  You can buy it directly from the Roterfaden website—where you can configure it anyway you like (3 pins or 2, leather or faux leather, pocket variations, and choose the elastic strap colour you want) OR you can go to the Baum-Kuchen website in the US and order the “standard” version which comes in a few different leather colours (light & dark brown, black, and light and dark grey) and has the standard light grey felt lining, red elastic.  Check out Julia from Julia’s Bento on youtube taking you through the features


I ordered one from the Baum-Kuchen website in dark brown because I liked the classic look and LOVED the red accent of the strap and it seem easier that wading through the configuration process.


Wait for my up-date when I have the Roterfaden in my hot little hands 😉

Next post I’ll take you through which notebook I have chosen as my bujo & hobo wingman 🙂