Hello beautiful people!
Look what’s back … bullet journal posts! I know a few people REALLY get excited about these, so I’m sorry I haven’t posted one in FOREVER! To be honest, I JUST wasn’t feeling creative or inspired enough. Life kind of got in the way, to the point I wasn’t even blogging or reading as much.
With our stay at home situation, I’ve actually been getting my motivation back to do all the things I love — reading, blogging, and bullet journaling! Yes — the situation we’re all in isn’t ideal whatsoever. I miss my family and friends, my local coffee shop runs, going into the office rather than working from home every day. But I’ve also been trying to see the opportunities I have now, all the projects and tasks I’ve put on hold due to the business we call LIFE.
With THAT sappy message over, I hope you all enjoy my May Bullet Journal layout!
I saw someone do this with their November layout and thought it was the coolest idea! Her florals are WAY better than mine … but that’s okay! I really just wanted something simple YET still cute. The bandaid and mug stickers are from togetherwithkx, an Etsy shop by a wonderful Canadian woman … I spam bought a bunch and it was so worth it.
Editing Tips and Tricks: The bandaid sticker is there to actually mask a mistake I made, but it’s like it was NEVER EVEN THERE … fun ways to cover mistakes!
Month at a Glance
I’ve seen these layouts EVERYWHERE but didn’t know if it was something I’d actually enjoy. Since I’m going ALL OUT DIFFERENT this month, I thought I might as well finally try this.
I found this idea on @booksofnotes Instagram page. She posts an abundance of minimalist style bullet journal spreads, which I’ve been trying to do as well so it’s been a great place for some inspiration!
Blog Tracker & Habit Tracker
These two pages are probably the BIGGEST changes I’ve done. I saw an image on Pinterest where the person had one page dedicated to tracking their goals, posts to do, follower stats and much more. Mines nowhere near as detailed, but I feel it’s something I’ll actually use more than the really detailed one I had before.
This isn’t the first time I’ve tried creating a habit tracker like this, but I really love how it turned out this time around! The lines are there since there are 31 days in May but I wanted perfect rectangles … so that happened. I think it looks cute, adding a little fun detail.
Editing Tips and Tricks: Instead of making a little line to cover up the extra days, try using washi tape; it’s pretty easy and it’s MUCH more aesthetically pleasing (in my opinion). You can also add numbers into the boxes to make it easier to track what day it is … I was just REALLY lazy.
For the weekly spreads, I used inspiration from Kat Cuthbert’s Instagram account again: booksofnotes. I did make it a bit my own, since I prefer boxes rather than just a line to separate the days of the week. But in all … it’s mainly from her magical mind.
Editing Tips and Tricks: So … my SO and I had a laugh when we realized I wrote MAR rather than MAY on ALL the weekly spreads. To cover up my mistake, I used some scrap paper and double-sided tape to cover those spots. It still looks good and it has the right month on it now!
As per usual, my go-to markers are the Tombow Dual Brush Pens. In this layout, I used 761 and 990. The Tombow Mono Drawing Pens (no. 01, 03, 05) were used for drawing and outlining everything. It’s been TOO long for me to remember, but yes … I am STILL using the Uni-ball Black Gel Pens to write in my journal throughout the month. They write so well and don’t smudge … it’s a beautiful thing.
For inspiration, please see my Pinterest Board to find all sorts of creative spreads people have shared around the world!
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!