March Reading List

Hey there;)) I really need to get back on my reading game, especially if I want to finish my 2020 Reading Challenge by the end of the year. This March I picked out 3 books that I’d like to finish, and while I’m in the midst of the first one, which is a bit slow, I’m excited to take some time to read and relax this month. Here are my picks for the month of March.

Emma

I started Emma towards the end of February. It’s by Jane Austen, so it’s over 200 years old and is considered to be a classic. It follows a young woman (Emma), who is smart, pretty and rich, and lives with her father. She enjoys matchmaking, and takes an interest into her friend Harriet’s love life. Although she doesn’t seem to want to find love, through trying to seek out mates for others she begins to explore her own heart. From what I’ve read so far, which is about 160 pages, this book is a bit dry and hard to get through at times. However, I’m trying to pay attention to the way Austen supposedly mocks the English upper class in this novel, and although I’m not quite sure where the plot is going, I’m going to power through this book because it fits into the “is becoming a movie in 2020” part of my reading challenge.

Dear Evan Hansen

This has been a pretty popular novel in the last couple of years, and is interesting because I’m pretty sure that it was adapted from a TV show, which is cool because it’s usually the other way around. This book is about a boy who claims to be a recently deceased teenager’s secret best friend, causing the grieving family to treat him like a son and for him to become more popular and feel like he belongs. Dear Evan Hansen just sort of grabbed my attention when I read the synopsis, and I’m excited to read it because I don’t usually read fiction that is rooted in the real world (unless it’s a murder mystery). I’ll be sure to let you guys know what I think of it.

The Bone Houses

The first time I noticed this book was on OwlCrate, which is an awesome book subscription service that I wish I was subscribed to (here’s a hint in case you want to buy me a gift someday), and it drew my eye because of it’s cool title and even cooler cover art. It’s about a girl named Ryn who looks after her family’s graveyard. But the dead buried their often awaken to become zombie-like-things called Bone Houses. Then this guy named Ellis comes into town, and the Bone Houses start attacking the town, like, more than usual. So they journey to the mountains to try and break this curse. I’m excited for this because it seems dark and deep and just really different, which is refreshing.

Those are the books I’ll be reading this March! Let me know which titles that you’re planning to read in the comments:) See you Wednesday.

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked:))))

March 2020 Bullet Journal Set-Up

It’s time to start planning for March! I always use green for this month- I don’t know why it just feels weird not to;)) My March theme is jungle leaves, and it looks amazing! I used four different colours of green, and my white gel pen. These doodles were super easy to do, and I’ll be posting a tutorial, along with my February Monthly Recap, on my Instagram page. Hope you like it!

This is my title page. I drew a frame of different leaves around the word “March”. I was going to outline the leaves in black, but I thought that would be too dark. Plus, I drew some leaves that I couldn’t really outline, so I decided to go over top of the leaves with my white gel pen, and I love the look of it! On the opposite page I wrote a quote about adventure, because I feel like you go on adventures in jungles.

Next I have my calendar:)) There are some more leaves growing out of it, plus another quote and a space for goals and a monthly focus.

I really liked the habit tracker set up last month, because it made it easier for me to see which days I completed which habits. I’m trying something new with my mood tracker though. It’s a graph style, which I like because it gives me lots of moods to choose from. I also incorporated a sleep, productivity and water intake tracker into the graph, which I’m excited to use!

Here’s my gratitude log and blog ideas spread. I love the leaves coming from the sides of the pages! I used paper to do a quote at the bottom.

Finally, this is my first weekly spread of the month. It took me a while to draw all of those leaves, but I think it was worth it!

That’s my set-up for March! I’m super excited for this month. See you Friday;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked:)))

March 2019 Bullet Journal Set-Up (with February Monthly Recap)

Hi;)) I was originally going to post my March bullet journal set-up next week, but then I was like hey, it might be nice to post it a bit earlier so you guys actually have time to incorporate any ideas you like into your bullet journals! For the month of March I really wanted to do a green theme, so I decided on emeralds;) They’re really easy to draw and there’s so many different shapes you can use to keep things interesting. I used three different shades of green- a fairly light one, more of an emerald one, and a dark one. I hope you like my spreads!

Oh yeah, I wanted to quickly show you guys my February monthly recap. It’s exactly the same as January’s because I’m liking the way that it works for me. My favourite part of it is the monthly memories section- I love to paste pictures of the highlights of my month in there! I highly recommend implementing one into your journal.

Here we go with March. The title page is fairly simple, I just drew a bunch of different shapes and sizes of emeralds, and I wrote March in all caps because I’ve been doing a lot of calligraphy lately and wanted to switch things up;) On the left is a quote page, again surrounded by emeralds. I love the look of the simple handwriting I used, so I want to try and use that throughout this month.

This is my calendar. I wanted it to be more open and minimalistic this month, so I didn’t draw many lines in it! But I think it looks neat and we’ll see how it goes. There are some more emeralds in the background and of course some space for my goals and planning blog posts.

I didn’t change anything up with my habit tracker since I find it easy to fill out, but I did play around with my mood tracker. There’s a different emerald for each day, and I’ll colour it in according to my mood. Lighter green for happy and darker green for sad/mad.

And finally my gratitude log. Nothing too fancy going on here. I did however turn the last page before my first weekly spread back into a quote page, because I found that I can track my workouts on a week to week basis, and I didn’t use the brain dump as much as I thought I would. My calligraphy wasn’t on point for the quote, but I love the border of emeralds.

There you have it! I hope you find this helpful while doing your own March set up;) Keep your eyes open for next week’s post!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))))

March Monthly Recap

Happy Wednesday! Today I’m going to share my March Monthly Recap with you- if you missed my Title page and Layout you can find them here. Just like the rest of my March journal, I’m keeping it pretty simple and similar to my January and February Set-ups. I stuck with my cactus theme and green colour scheme. Take a look!

I made a bit of a mistake when drawing the rectangle that surrounds the words “Monthly Recap”, and tried to cover it by using a thicker marker, although it didn’t really turn out how I would’ve liked it to. But that’s ok; these kinds of things help me to learn to let go of the stuff I can’t fix! Otherwise, though, I’m pretty happy with everything else, especially my cute little cactuses;)

And guess what….

That’s going to make me smile every time I read it! See you later!Next time I post, it will be an awesome recipe;)

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked;))