December Bullet Journal Set Up with November Monthly Recap

Hey guys! I apologize for the late post… this week was a little crazy for me😂😂 However, I’m really happy with the way that my December spreads turned out. I’m coming to the end of my journal, which by the way is the first notebook that I’ve ever filled up completely! This month I went with some classic Christmas designs like evergreen boughs and mistletoe, and tried to keep it simple since I feel like my last few spreads have been a bit busy. Green is the main colour that I used, but there are also some red accents thrown in. Creating my December spread really got me excited for the holiday season! This year I decided to include the advent calendar that I make each year in my bullet journal, and I love the way it turned out. Hope you like it!

My monthly recaps haven’t really changed throughout the whole year. I didn’t use a ton of scrapbook paper in this one to keep it a bit simpler.

This is my December title page!! I alternated drawings of evergreen boughs, mistletoe and bare tree branches. I used my black brush pen to write the month to keep things simple and classic looking. On the opposite page my quote is “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, because I love the joy that Christmas time brings.

Here’s my calendar spread for December;) It’s pretty simple but I did add a space to blog plan along with my goal tracker. I might need to designate a whole page for blogging though because I have some big ideas for the Christmas season!

Next, my habits and mood trackers, both of which haven’t changed much throughout the year because I find them easy to fill out and they really work for me. I might experiment a bit next year with different types.

Annnnnd the most exciting spread of the month, my advent calendar! Last year I posted a tutorial on how to create a DIY No Candy Advent Calendar, and this one is pretty much a mini version of that. I created little pockets for each day of the month and stuck a note with an act of kindness that needs to be completed in each. I’m so excited to get started with it!

My last spread is a gratitude log/weekly spread since I ran out of space;)) I have a feeling that this month I’m going to have to do a lot of one-page weekly spreads because I want to include things like a gift list and blog planner in my journal.

That’s my last bullet journal set up post of the year! I absolutely love bullet journaling because it allows me to reflect on my life and express my creativity, not to mention plan ahead and track mood and habits and all sorts of stuff. It’s so fun to look back on all of my spreads from the past year and see what was happening or what I was feeling at the time. I’m really excited for a new journal in 2020 and to try out new things and have more fun!

As a side note, I will be posting three times a week during December…… lots of Christmasy posts are soon to be coming your way!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked

September Bullet Journal Set-Up with August Monthly Recap

Hey people;) Summer has finally come to an end, which means that it’s time to set up my September bullet journal. I set up a poll on Instagram to see which colours that you guys wanted me to use this month, and the majority chose blues. So I’m doing an ocean theme for September! I used a mix of wavy designs and seashell doodles to make a beautiful spread. Hope you guys like it!

First, here’s my August Monthly Recap. It turned out really nicely;)

This is my title page! Splitting it along the diagonal gives it a unique feel. I love how the waves look, and the seashells and jellyfish look super cute. On the opposite page I wrote a quote saying “Seas the Day”.

I think that my calendar looks great as well. The font that I used this month was kind of a curly handwriting, which is more of a playful nautical style. As usual, I have spots for writing down my goals and blog ideas on the side.

I absolutely LOVE my habit and mood trackers this month! The doodles are just so pretty! I’ll colour in each seashell according to the legend at the bottom. I didn’t number my habit tracker, but I don’t really think that I need to.

Next I have a gratitude log and a quote page. I especially like the way that the quote page looks, with the frame going through the waves.

Last but not least, the first weekly spread of the month. Now that school is starting, I’m going to be doing a lot more double-paged spreads so I have more room to write things down.

There’s my September spreads! Moving into the school year, I think that I’m going to continue to post three times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It’ll be a challenge to keep up, but I really enjoy creating new content for you guys.

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on Monday!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

May Bullet Journal Set-Up with April Monthly Recap

Hi guys! Today I’ll be sharing my May Bullet Journal Set-Up and April Monthly recap;) I decided to go with a Mandala theme, and I’m super happy with the way that it turned out! The colours that I used are a few different shades of blue and purple, as well as some gold. Since colouring mandalas is pretty relaxing, all of the quotes in my spreads are based around zen and meditation, which I’d like to focus in this month. As I’m writing this I’m playing fetch the sock with my dog, so I’m sorry if there’s any typos;) Here’s my May bullet journal set-up!

Let’s start with my April monthly recap. Nothing really changed here, but I think it’s one of my prettier monthly recaps.

This is my title page! It took a while to draw and colour, but I think that it was worth it. Here’s a few pictures of the steps I took to complete my mandala:

I started by tracing a few circles as a guideline, and worked outwards from there. Once you get the hang of drawing these mandalas, you can skip this step.

My monthly calendar is simple but pretty;) I drew some mandalas around the May title, as well as my goal and blog planning sections.

My mood and habit trackers pretty much stayed the same as last month, but of course my mood tracker is a mood mandala, so each day I’ll colour in a section of the mandala according to the legend at the bottom of the page.

The last two pages before my first weekly spread are dedicated to my gratitude log and another quote page. I think that they both turned out well;))

And finally, my first weekly spread. I added a meditation tracker here because I forgot to in my big habit tracker.

I hope you like this month’s set-up! Let me know what you think;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked

April 2019 Bullet Journal Set-Up with March Monthly Recap

Hello again! I hope that everyone’s spring break was fun;) I actually felt pretty productive; I went for a run almost every day for some early track and field training and completed my April bullet journal set-up, which I’ll share with you in this post. Like pretty much every other month, I had some trouble coming up with a theme for April. But I finally ended up drawing inspiration from Hungarian embroidery. If you’ve never seen it, here’s what it looks like:

I’m part Hungarian, and so these kinds of patterns remind me of Easter, which happens to fall in April this year. The flowers are also very springy and give me an opportunity to use a bajillion different colours in my spreads, which is a good thing;) They do take a little while to draw though because of all the details, so some of my spreads are a bit more minimalistic because I didn’t want to draw a ton of flowers. In the end I was really happy with the way this turned out, and I hope you get some inspiration from today’s post!

We’ll start with my March monthly recap- I don’t think anything changed here. I’m going to miss the simplicity of drawing emeralds, but I’m excited for my new theme.

My title page probably took me the longest to draw out of all my spreads this month, but I think it looks pretty good. I drew a wreath around the word April and some more flowers in the corners of the page. The quote I chose is “let your joy burst forth like flowers in spring”, which I feel embodies this theme well.

Here I have my calendar. You can kind of see what I mean when I say minimalistic here, because I only drew two flower wreaths and there’s quite a bit of empty space. But you know what, that’s ok. Sometimes less is more.

My mood and habit trackers didn’t change much. I drew some flowers on either side of my habit tracker so they look more like embroidery. My mood tracker consists of a flower wreath, and each day I’ll colour in a flower, with the colour corresponding to the legend at the bottom. I used a lot of different colours this month, but my two main ones are a kind of coral colour and a nice yellow. I use these two colours the most throughout my spreads.

On the left is my gratitude log, and on the right is what I call my flex page. I do different things on this page depending on what I need that month. There’s a lot going on for me in April in terms of sports, so I decided to draw out an activity schedule so I know where I have to be at what time. I also included another quote on this page.

And finally my first weekly spread of the month. Nothing too crazy here.

There you go;) Have a great week and happy planning!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

January 2019 Bullet Journal Set-up

It’s 2019 tomorrow! Time to get ahead on planning and goal setting for the new year! My theme for January- stars and constellations- is one that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I was really excited to set up this first month because I have so much room- 20 pages! This means no more cramped weekly spreads and much more experimentation;)

I searched up some constellations that are in our sky right now, and included those on my title page along with some stars. On the opposite page I have a quote and yet more stars. You’re going to see a lot of stars in this post! I used three different yellow markers here, as well as my black brush pen and fineliners.

Like I said, I went a little crazy with the stars! My monthly layout is one thing I kept the same as last year. However, I added a small blog post planner on the side. I think that my calligraphy has really improved from last year, and so you’ll see me do a lot more of it in 2019.

Next, I have my mood and habit trackers, which I could use two pages for! While my habit tracker is a simple grid, I tried something different with my mood tracker. Each day I’ll draw a star hanging from a string, and the longer the star, the happier I was that day.

Here’s my gratitude log. I have a whole page for it! There’s also a quote page that leads into my first weekly spread.

My first weekly spread is simple but pretty. I drew more stars and constellations, as well as writing out a quote and word of the week. I have a to-do section in there as well. I plan to use some black paper in my next few spreads, because my silver gel pen really stands out on it.

There you go! Hopefully you found some good ideas in this post;) You may have noticed that I haven’t done any book spreads yet. Well, I plan to use two pages at the end of each month for a monthly review, so I’ll include something bookish in there;) Have a Happy New Year!

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked;)