Bullet Journal January 2020 || Plan with Me

Hello beautiful people!

Yesterday, I finally posted my New Year 2020 Bullet Journal spread — as explained in the post, I didn’t get this journal until about a week ago … which is why it’s so delayed.

I saw some inspiration on Pinterest with these star wreath posts, so I figured I’d try it out! They’re not TOO bad (stars are harder to draw than you’d think) but it was still fun nonetheless!

I hope you all enjoy it!

So … to make life easier, I re-organized my Pinterest Bullet Journal Board so you can see where I find most of my inspirations! It’s not a book blog account or anything, just my personal Pinterest account. I’m also going to upload my own spreads to Pinterest as well … eventually. Not this time though.

Cover Page

This super cute quote is apparently from John Green, but I don’t know which book. I thought it just sounded so lovely, something to make one smile whenever they see it … and I love smiling!

Editing Tips and Tricks: Honestly, I can’t draw a perfect circle to save my life. So I used a circle ruler to create the star wreath. After I finished drawing the stars, I erased the pencil outline. You can also use a cup, a candle or anything else circular!

Monthly Calendar

For the last three monthly entries now, I’ve used this monthly calendar found on Eline’s Instagram account [ journalbeanie ]. It’s the perfect size and meets my needs, since I don’t fill out every single thing in the calendar — just some main events!

I tried having monthly goals and such a couple of times and I’ve been enjoying it. So I added a goals, future, and notes log! The future one is a LIFESAVER! Seriously, I use this so I remember to add dates to future monthly logs. For instance, I have a hair appointment in March — so I put that in the future section so I can remember to write that in my March spread!

Blog Tracker & Budget/Expense Tracker

Oh my gosh … I MISSED THESE SECTIONS SO MUCH! Having the blog tracker REALLY helps me organize my posts out more. And I like being able to keep track of my reading progress as well!

I’m still using the Spendee app to track my expenses, which I place in the expense section afterwards. I hate forgetting if I’ve paid a bill (which I tend to pay them right away, but there’s always that little bit of concern wondering if I did), so having this back has already really helped out!

Weekly Spread

For the weekly spreads, I used inspiration from Kat Cuthbert’s Instagram account again: booksofnotes. I love the simplicity AND saving more space rather than using two full pages for one week. I removed weekly focus and goals, since I wasn’t using these sections … WHICH LEFT ROOM FOR DOODLING!

Note: I skipped the first week since I got the journal late … and that’d be just a waste of paper when I know I’m not going to fill out the page.


As per usual, my go-to markers are the Tombow Dual Brush Pens. In this layout, I used: 942, 991 and 993. The Tombow Mono Drawing Pen (no. 01) and (no. 05) was used to draw everything. I also used a yellow marker from this Crayola pack I purchased a LONG time ago.

And yes … I’m STILL using the Uni-ball Black Gel Pens to write in my journal throughout the month … still can’t find anything better, so why change up a good thing?

That’s a wrap! Please let me know if you have any suggestions or requests for next month! And if you’d like to see a certain theme in the future, comment below!


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44 thoughts on “Bullet Journal January 2020 || Plan with Me

  1. These spreads are so beautiful 💕 And I especially loved the star wreath and the constellations doodles! I tried several times to get into bullet Journaling but I just can’t force myself to fill them in during the month, I guess I’ll stick with electronic calendars for now. Lol

    And hair appointment in March?!? Who schedules their appointments so much in advance???? 👍👍

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    1. Awe thank you!!! That star thing was making me mad at first, not gonna lie ha-ha! I’m a slight perfectionist … but I’m actually happy with it now.

      And honestly, I didn’t my first year .. I literally forgot for 6 months. And even last year, there’s a solid 4 months I didn’t fill it in. But I’m getting better each year, so I want to keep trying ha-ha!

      LMAO! Okay … the place I go to is HIGHLY liked … it’s all environmentally friendly and animal cruelty free … so it books up. I figure if I just book it when I’m already in, then I don’t have to try and squeeze in an appointment ha-ha! I like my hair shorter, so I go in more often LMAO!


    1. YAY! Thank you! I’m really trying to aim for simplicity yet still nice looking? I want people to know that literally ANYONE can bullet journal. Like, I seriously cannot draw … at all. So I use easy doodles and then use stickers ha-ha! I’m good at writing though, which helps make it look nice.

      Oh please do! And if you can (and want to), send me a picture!! I’d love to see it!

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    1. If I could use emojis through the computer, I’d have the monkey hiding its face one here ha-ha! Thank you so much!

      I’m not gonna like, it’s been hard to stay organize throughout the year. In 2018, I think I actually filled it in for 6 months? Then in 2019, I think I did until September? So I’m getting better every year. I’m REALLY hoping I stick with it for the WHOLE year this time.

      Yay to us both having the same goal for 2020!

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  2. I love this. I’ve been wanting to get into bullet journaling for several different things. I’ve seen it in my friend’s Bible, homeschooling, writing, blogging, and all other forms. It looks absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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      1. Ya … I don’t mind pop, I feel like they don’t excel as well if that makes sense in that genre? Like, I know Linkin Park changed their sound a lot, but it always (in my opinion) suited them. I still love Paramore’s old stuff though. Listen to it quite frequently ha-ha! And ya … that was QUITE messy …

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