June 2020 Bullet Journal Set-Up

Hey guys! I had a bit of a delay but I’m now here with my June 2020 Bullet Journal Set-Up. We’re almost halfway through the year which is crazy! This month I went with a Nancy Drew theme, which is kind of near and dear to my heart. A couple of years ago I read all of my mom’s classic copies, and so I thought it would be a cute theme.

I used yellows and blacks through this month, and also my white gel pen, which I really love. I had some ribbon with keys on it that I was going to use, but it didn’t really fit in anywhere so I left it out. To be honest, when I starting designing the title page I had a but of bullet-journaler’s block, because there are just so many directions that I could’ve gone in, and I couldn’t decide on one! But I finally settled on some cute magnifying glass, flashlight, footprint, and key doodles, as well as some Nancy Drew silhouettes that I traced (because I can’t draw people to save my life).

In the end, I think this theme turned out really well and it was super fun to make! I got to use some card stock and get creative with my trackers, and I put together a weekly spread in a that I’ve never done before. Here it is!

My title page is a little busier than I would’ve liked, but I still think it’s cute. I traced a Nancy Drew silhouette and drew some footprints in black, and then I surrounded the whole thing with doodles. This whole month I’m doing a typewriter font, which fits the theme well and looks great! I could’t resist doing a little cursive on the quote page though. On the opposite page I have a quote from Nancy Drew;))

I went with the same sort of calendar layout that I used in May, because I don’t have a whole lot going on in June either (surprise surprise), so this spread is more efficient. Here I included some more doodles and broke out my white gel pen! I love the card stock that says “Nancy Drew Mystery Stories” in the corner.

Here we have The Case of Olivia’s Habits and Mood! Aka my habit and mood trackers. Again, I used the same layout as last month. I find that these trackers are just really easy to read and look super nice;)) This month I’m tracking some habits, productivity, sleep, and my workouts with the footprints on the side. I used some card stock again cause I love it.

I used some more Nancy-Drew-title-sounding phrases in my next couple pages, because I think it’s super cute. These are my gratitude log and brain dump. I decided to include a brain dump because sometimes I feel like I have things on my mind that I just need to get on paper, especially during this weird time. Anyways, here I can write lists, my thoughts, or anything that I need to articulate.

This weekly spread turned out kind of cool! I love the big letters that spell June in the middle, as well as all of the doodles and the cursive. I left space to write a to-do list and things I have to do for school here as well.

Hopefully these spreads give you some ideas for your own journal! I’ll see you guys on Monday;))

Yours Truly,

Olivia;))

8 Gifts For Book Lovers (that aren’t books)

Hi guys! I’m so excited for Christmas! Only 10 days left! This post is for all of the last-minutes shoppers out there who don’t know what to by for their book-loving friends, and it’s also to give those book loving friends ideas on what to buy themselves. Sometimes you just need to give gifts to yourself, you know? You deserve it. None of the gifts on this list are books, because it’s hard to pick out books for people, plus books are something that are enjoyed every day of the year. For chritsmas its fun to receive a cool, unique and thoughtful gift. So lets get into this list of awesome gifts for the book lover in your life.

Book Embosser

I have one of these and love it! It basically imprints a customizable design into your books and lets everyone know who it belongs to;)) It’s a really nice touch, especially if you have some favourite books that you know you’ll keep forever and want to personalize them. The ones that I saw online range from $25 to $75, but I’m sure that you could find cheaper ones on Etsy or Amazon.

Transparent Book Weight

I think that this is super cool and really useful. It holds the pages of your book down for a hands free reading experience! This would also be great for cookbooks. I could do so much more reading if I had one of these… I could read while cooking, getting ready in the morning….. I think I need one. The one I looked at was $15.

Reading Light

My eyes have adapted to reading in almost all conditions, because I refuse to stop reading even in the darkness (long car rides in the night are the worst!). I could definitely use another reading light; actually I need more than one beacuase it would be good if I could keep one in my school bag, one in my room and one in the car. This one is a great stocking stuffer and also, your friend’s eyeballs will thank you. I’m pretty sure that you can find these at the dollar store for, like, a dollar.

Clip On Bookmark

Yet another contraption that would make my life a heck of a lot easier. Bookmarks are really handy but when I take them out to continue reading, I forget to put them back in again. This bookmark clips on to your book so that you don’t forget to mark your page. Although I have gotten pretty good at memorizing numbers. See, this is why people need to read; it gives you night vision and a super awesome memory. The bookmark above is $30, but I bet if you dug a bit deeper you could find one for cheaper (hey that rhymed), or you could make your own.

Owl Crate Subscrption

I found out about Owl Crate a few months ago and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the concept; each month, they’ll send you a box that includes a book and a bunch of book-related goodies that are created by small businesses. It’s a great idea and I would personally love one of these boxes! You can purchase a 1 month, 3 month or 6 month subscrption.

Cute Mug

Mugs are the perfect gift for the person who loves to curl up with a good book and a cup of coffee, cocoa or tea. There are tons of cute and funny bookish mugs out there- the one in the picture above was given to me by a friend and it’s so awesome!

“1000 Books To Read Before You Die” Page-a-Day Calendar

This calendar looks friggin’ amazing! Everyday you rip out a page and get a new book reccomendation! This is a gift that book lovers can cherish for the whole year and guess what? It’s only $17 on Amazon!

Reading Journal

These look really interesting and I might incorporate something like this into my bullet journal next year. It’s a book that includes reading suggestions, pages to write reviews, and to keep track of what you’ve read. This is is great gift for the organized reader. It’s $8 on Amazon.

That should keep your voracious reader friends happy! I would love if I got any of these gifts so if my family is reading this HINT HINT WINK WINK NUDGE NUDGE. Hope the rest of your weekend is great and I’ll see you next week!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))