Bullet Journal August 2019 || Plan With Me

Hello beautiful people!

Last month, Alex @ Whimsy Pages suggested I do a Harry Potter themed spread in honour of the N.E.W.T.’s reading challenge we are both participating in. This is hosted by the BookTuber Book Roast … and it’s flippin’ amazing! To view her video on the challenge, click here. To view my N.E.W.T. challenge post, click here.

So … as much as you lot say I’m great at bullet journals (which I thank you), I’m actually not the best artist. Doodles is one thing, but actual artwork of castles and owls and more magical things? Not happening. So here’s a FAIRLY basic Harry Potter theme that I hope you enjoy … and is easy to copy if you wish to do so!

I hope you all enjoy it!

Inspiration

I took inspiration from EVERYWHERE! The Fab 20’s and My Inner Creative were kind enough to write these HUGE posts of all the different Harry Potter themed bullet journal spreads people have posted … so I took random ideas from there and then made some stuff up on my own!

Resources

The colours I used specifically for this set up are 020, 942, 451, 243, 993, 679, 992 (main one for borders) and 969. The colours from the crayola back I used were pretty standard: red, green, blue, yellow and grey. For the Tombow Mono Drawing Pens, I used 01.

Changes & additional notes

I added a page … which was fun! For the N.E.W.T. challenge, I added my Wizarding World Profile and a page for my N.E.W.T. challenge. I also removed my blog tracker for this month, since I’m trying something new with Trello.

BTW — if you want me to post a “how to” about using Trello for blogging, let me know! There are quite a few posts already out there already, such as Kelly’s beautiful detailed post. But I don’t mind showing screenshots of my own organization if that helps!

For photo editing, I used VSCO and used the following: sharpen, exposure and contrast.

August 2019 Layout

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August Title Page

I feel like the Harry Potter glasses are one of the most iconic symbols with Harry Potter … and it was fairly easy to draw ha-ha! And obviously … “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good”.

 

August Monthly Calendar

I ATTEMPTED to make the calendar look like parchment paper … which was fun since I didn’t have to use a ruler for once ha-ha! I also added a “notes” section this time around.

 

August Hogwarts Profile & N.E.W.T. Post

As a TRUE Harry Potter fan, I OBVIOUSLY have a Wizarding World (i.e. Pottermore) account. I saw someone do this idea and thought it was cute. BTW … I actually did a quiz for the Quidditch position and got Keeper … like a BOSS!

I also posted my N.E.W.T. challenge information. My goal is “Hogwarts Professor” … specifically a teacher for Care of Magical Creatures. Hopefully I manage to complete this!

 

August Habit Tracker

Oh my gosh … I saw someone make a habit tracker but call it “House Points” and thought it was the CUTEST THING EVER! So I of course copied this idea. And then I saw someone do the doodle of the houses on the right and copied as well … though I messed up mine a bit ha-ha!

August Budget & Expense Tracker

So I stuck with my traditional layout but called it Gringott’s Records … again … people are SO creative!
Also, some people asked what the “symbols” are beside each expense name. This helps me know what items under my “expenses chart” belongs to each different expense category. That way I can calculate it at the end and see if I’m over spending in any area or under spending (yea right).

 

August Weekly Spread Week 31

Again, trying to stick with the “parchment” style layout. Also, these will have the days of the week in each box … I just forgot to put them in and didn’t want to redo my photos … #lazy

 

August Weekly Spread Week 32

 

August Weekly Spread Week 33

I’m not gonna lie, the little potions are my favourite thing about this entire spread ha-ha!

 

August Weekly Spread Week 34

 

August Weekly Spread Week 35

And … of course … I ended it off with “mischief managed”. Also, here’s a zoom up on my “deathly hallows” image … which is FLIPPIN’ hard to draw when you’re a perfectionist.

That’s a wrap! Hopefully this helps some of you create your own lovely Harry Potter themed layouts!

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27 thoughts on “Bullet Journal August 2019 || Plan With Me

    1. Thank you, darlin’! You’re too sweet!! Man … drawing is NOT my thing … like, at all. I just doodle easy things. You should SEE some peoples’ layouts … someone did a silhouette of Hogwarts and it was flippin’ stunning! I wanted to draw all the crests … but I was like, “nope … I’m good”. I really want to get more into using stickers as well as doodles 🙂

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  1. I adore the house points habit tracker idea. That’s so in keeping with the Potter theme. As always, your bujo layouts are amazing. I feel like I should start going by monthly themes instead of hastily cramming weekly ones. My life would be so much easier haha.

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    1. Thanks! I saw someone do that and HAD to mimic it! Oh man … I LIVE by monthly ones. I couldn’t do them weekly … I would never get it done ha-ha! Doing the whole month layout takes me a day or two … and that’s with taking breaks to read, workout, watch Netflix, errands and hanging out with my peeps.

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  2. WELL OK, THIS IS OFFICIALLY MY FAVE THING EVER!!!! Also I never knew you were a Hufflepuff – me too! 😍 You did such a great job with the HP spread, Jenna & I LOVE that your spending tracker is called Gringotts Records 😂 Can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

    💛 Ngoc

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    1. Oh my gosh … you’re too adorable ha-ha! Makin’ me blush. I’m glad you like the layout!

      HUFFLEPUFF’S UNITE! I love being a Hufflepuff ha-ha! I actually saw someone else call their expense tracker that and thought it was the cutest idea ever!

      Thank you! Like I’ve said to others, I tend to just to floral designs. But if you have any suggestions, please let me know!

      I’m thinking a floral and tea party theme next month 😍

      💛💛💛

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      1. YAYYYYY FOR HUFFLEPUFFS!!! 💛💛💛 it’s such an underrated house hehehe but our dorms are next to the kitchen so who’s laughing now 😛

        Omg a floral & tea party them would be GORGEOUS, I can’t wait to see what you decide on 😍

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    1. Awe, thanks love! There are a few things I wish I changed around, but overall I’m happy with it. I prefer my floral patterns, but I do want to try and create some layouts that people have requested. I already have 4 that people have requested … all of which I’m excited for ha-ha!

      And of course!! ❤

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