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February 2020 Bullet Journal Set-Up

Hey there!! I’m so excited about this month’s theme, and I know I kept you guys guessing what it was on Instagram- it’s roses! For February I used pale pink and green to create a simple rose theme that I think is really pretty😍😍 I especially love the way that the title page looks. This month I reverted back to doing a lot of calligraphy (I just can’t stay away), and am also using my white gel pen to do accents on the black writing. The rose style that I chose to use is EXTREMELY easy to draw, and I’ll be posting a tutorial on my Instagram story so be sure to check that out;)

This year, I’ve decided to do something a bit different with my Monthly Recap/memories/reflection sections by combining them all into a collage. I like this idea a lot because it’s less structured and way more fun to make! I haven’t had a chance to finish this spread yet, so I’ll post it next week on my social media;) Hope you like my spreads for February!

First off, here’s my title page. I did a wreath around the word “February”, and did a cute rose border around the outside of the page, as well as surrounding the quote on the opposite page. I like be the simplicity of this spread, and the white accents in the calligraphy really make it pop. My quote this month is “Stop and Smell the Roses”, because I think that it’s important to slow down and enjoy the little things;))

I continued with the use of flower wreaths and borders when doing my calendar spread for this month;) I included a goals and focus section again to help with productivity, and I did a drop shadow on my calendar which I haven’t done in a while. This spread is also fairly minimal.

I switched up my habit tracker yet again! This is a popular layout that I’ve seen all over different bullet journaling accounts, and so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s more of a calendar layout, and so each day I’ll fill in the box that corresponds to that day on the calendar if I completed that habit. It’s confusing. On the opposite page I drew out a rose for each day, and I’ll colour them in accordingly the legend on the bottom to track my mood.

The last spreads before my first weekly spread are my gratitude log and blog planner;) I used more wreaths and roses, and also switched up the layout of my planner to see if it works better this way.

Lastly, here’s my first weekly spread of the month! This is a layout that I’ve used quite a few times in the past and it works really well for me. I was also able to include a quote and to-do section for this week;)

That’s all for my February Set-Up! I made sure that I posted it early this time so you guys can use it as inspiration for your bullet journals. Have a great weekend!!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked

Falafel

Hello! I’ve been trying to perfect a falafel recipe for a while now, and I think I’ve got it. These discs of baked chickpea deliciousness are full of flavour and are great in bowls and wraps. You probably already have all of the ingredients at home, so they’re great for when you have no idea what to make. Enjoy!

Falafel

Serves: Makes 15 falafel

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 a small onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbs oats
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Toss all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor and combine until smooth.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Scoop out tablespoons of the falafel mixture and roll between your hands to create 15 evenly sized balls. Place them onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake the falafel for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven and use a spatula to flatten out the balls, creating discs.
  5. Place the sheet back into the oven and bake for 15 minutes, then flip the discs and bake the other side for an additional 15 minutes.
  6. Remove the falafel from the oven and enjoy!!

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Falafel is the best;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Fig Bites

Hi!! Hope your Monday wasn’t too bad;) I have something that’ll make it 1000% better- fig bites! Dried figs are where it’s at people, they’re the perfect sweet and healthy treat. This recipe uses dried figs, oats and cinnamon to make the PERFECT snack or dessert in like 30 minutes. These bites taste like a cinnamon raisin cookie and I. LOVE. THEM. 👌👌👌

Fig Bites

Serves: Makes 12 bites

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 15 dried figs
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Fill a small pot with water and bring it to a boil. Remove from the heat and add in the figs, letting them soak for about 15 minutes.
  2. Transfer the figs to a blender, along with two tablespoons of the soaking liquid. Blend until a smooth paste forms.
  3. Scoop the fig paste into a bowl and mix in the oats and cinnamon. Roll out 12 tablespoon sized balls, and place in a container in the fridge.
  4. Enjoy!

Hope these fuel you during any exams you might have coming up!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Easy Guacamole

Hey there! I don’t know about you but I find guacamole super addictive! I love it in bowls, wraps salads, and with veggies or crackers. This guacamole is super easy to make; it requires no blender and simple ingredients. It also tastes delicious! I used it in the Burritos I made yesterday😍😍 Enjoy!

Easy Guacamole

Serves: 4

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 a tomato, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Scoop out the flesh of the avocados and mash it in a bowl, until the consistency is to your liking.
  2. Add all of the other ingredients and stir until combined.
  3. Enjoy!

There you go! A super simple Sunday recipe that’s great for meal prep. Have a great week!

Your Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Red Bean Burritos

Hey guys! I’m back from a bit of a lull in my posting schedule with these Red Bean Burritos. They’re full to bursting with delicious ingredients (and a lot of cilantro) to bring a ray of sunshine to your drab winter lunches! I made the filling with red kidney beans, but black beans work just as well. Top these suckers with tons of guacamole and salsa and you’ve got a fiesta in your mouth! Here’s the recipe;)

Red Bean Burritos

Serves: 2-3

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 can red kidney beans
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tbs cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2/3 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 a tomato, diced
  • 1/2 a small onion, diced
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • A handful of fresh cilantro leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Pita and salsa and guacamole for serving

Directions:

  1. In a pan over the medium heat, stir together the beans, water, and spices. Let simmer for about 2-5 minutes, until most of the liquid is gone and the mixture has thickened. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Mix together the quinoa, tomato, onion, cilantro and lemon juice.
  3. Warm up a wrap or pita and scoop some of the quinoa mixture, beans, salsa and guacamole into it. Wrap it up and enjoy!

*this recipe can also be enjoyed as a bowl- just omit the wrap and use more quinoa!

Hope you guys have a great weekend!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))