Hello beautiful people!
So … another delayed post … I’m so sorry, people! Honestly, January was a crazy month — and without getting too much into my personal life, I kind of needed a mini break from reading and blogging and all those other things. With stress and French training and fitting in fitness and having a social life … I really just haven’t had the time. But I feel like I’m slowly getting back on track!
I think this is actually one of my favourite spreads I’ve ever done! I love the pastel colours and the use of the stickers (which you will see shortly). For more zoomed in photos of each individual page, you can view my Instagram post!
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.
Note: Sorry about the lighting of the photos — I think they’re actually more clear on Instagram. We’ve had LITERALLY little to no sunny days, so I haven’t been able to take proper photos.
I forget where I found this grid image idea, but I though it was the cutest thing ever! I tried to stick with pastel pinks and greens, since those are my colour themes for February. I would actually like to try this again at some point in the future … maybe for summer. The little cherry blossoms are stickers that my friend bought me a while ago! I absolutely adore them!
Editing Tips and Tricks: As I’ve mentioned before, I can’t draw a perfect circle to save my life. So I used a circle ruler to create the wreath. You can also use a cup, a candle or anything else circular!
Yup … back to the stereotypical layout I’ve been using [ found @ journalbeanie ]. I honestly don’t like using two pages for a monthly spread — I see the perks, especially if you don’t use weekly spreads — but I really love this minimal style.
I really loved using the Goal, Future and Notes section last month — I almost forgot so many things so it’s been amazing! I decided to try it out again for this month — I have a feeling I will probably keep this.
Blog Tracker & Budget/Expense Tracker
Yup … I’ve been needing this … I really missed my blog tracker. One thing I noticed is that I SOMETIMES start a post and set a scheduled date to release … but I haven’t actually finished it (thank you for catching those a lot, Nikki @ The Night is Dark and Full of Books). So I think next month I’m going to update the Post Calendar to have a section that says “COMPLETE”, “ONGOING”, and “NOT STARTED”.
I’m still using Spendee … but showing the full amounts in this REALLY puts things into perspective … like the fact that I spent too much in January ha-ha! I actually have an Excel Sheet as well, where it shows how much I’ve gone over and I can track what areas I’m spending more in.
For the weekly spreads, I used inspiration from Kat Cuthbert’s Instagram account again: booksofnotes. I’ve been really enjoying it. I want to try something new for March, but I’m not quite sure yet how I want to lay it out.
The little rose doodles are super easy BTW! A few people have asked me how I did them so if you want, I can do a step by step tutorial through here or through IGTV.
As per usual, my go-to markers are the Tombow Dual Brush Pens. In this layout, I used: 158, 312, 772 and 942. The Tombow Mono Drawing Pen (no. 01) and the Sakura Pigma Micron Pen (no. 005) were used to draw everything.
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!