Hello! I wanted to do a theme that was Halloweenish for this month, but that wasn’t straight up ghosts and jack o’ lanterns (I have nothing against ghosts and jack o’ lanterns, I just didn’t feel like drawing them for a whole month). So I finally decided on- drumroll please……. a Harry Potter theme! This theme took me a really long time to do, but it was definitely a labour of love, mostly because there are so many possibilities with Harry Potter and it’s one of my favourite book series of all time! And I know that I said that my September spreads were my favourite of all time; not anymore! So, without further ado, let’s get into my October Bullet journal Set-Up!
I stuck to the layout that I’ve been doing for the past few months for my title page- doodles and the name of the month on one side, and a quote on the other. This month I drew Hogwarts- which actually wasn’t as hard as it looks! Pinterest has a lot of Harry Potter themed doodles that you can reference (my fancy word for copy). For my quote I wrote one that I love from Albus Dumbledore aka JK Rowling; “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light.”. All in all, I think that these pages turned out great!
Now on to my October calendar. I did this one Platform 9 3/4 style! There’s a simple brick background, Harry Potter style lettering, a drawing of the Hogwarts Express, and another JK Rowling quote: “Best to do it at a bit of a run if you’re nervous.” which I love because it totally applies to just life in general.
For my habit and mood trackers, I decided to have some fun. Here we have the Habit House Cup, and a Snitch mood tracker! I have four habit categories; physical, mental, organization, and other, and they each represent a Hogwarts House. I have about four habits in each category, and different amounts of points are assigned to every one. So, for example, if I made my bed one day, I would draw one little gem inside the organization category (Slytherin), representing one House point. At the end of the month, I’ll be able to see which House “won” with the most points, and which House “lost” with the least house points. My mood tracker is a bit simpler; each feather on the wings represents a day of the month, and I’ll colour them in according to my mood and the legend on the side.
Here’s my gratitude tracker, along with a space for blog post planning at the bottom of the page. For each day in October, I drew a little envelope, where I’ll write something that I’m grateful for each day in green ink (that’s what Hogwarts uses in the books). In the center there’s an owl with another envelope in it’s mouth. My blog ideas section is made to look like an old piece of parchment, with a drawing of a quill and ink pot on the side.
As for my first couple of weekly spreads, they’re pretty self-explanatory, so I’ll let you take a look at them yourselves….
Alrighty then! I hoped you liked and felt inspired by my October Bullet Journal Set-Up! I had so much fun with it and couldn’t wait to share it with you guys. Buy for now!
Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked;)))