September 2020 Bullet Journal Set-Up

Summer is coming to a close and it’s already SEPTEMBER. This year is going by so fast. I’m excited for fall though because I get to do a bunch of warm, cinnamony apple and pumpkin recipes, and also curl up with a good book, and do some cool bullet journal themes:) I was racking my brain for some awesome doodles I could do for September, and then I was like, how is it possible that I HAVEN’T DONE AN OWL THEME YET?!!?? Owls are my absolute favourite animal, and make for the perfect September theme. I didn’t want to draw any cutesy, adorable owls though. I found some great inspiration on Pinterest (I’ll show a pic below) for a geometric owl design that’s stunning. I coloured it in with olive green, navy, and gold, and I know I’ve used green and gold a lot this year already but I felt that these colours worked really well together and were sort of autumn-ish. It’s funny to see how far I’ve come because I was looking through my first ever journal from 2018 and literally all my weekly spreads were the same each month lol. Even last year I feel like I would’ve freaked the heck out if I used the same colour twice. Now I kind of just go with the flow and do whatever I want and it turns out way prettier:))

Back to my September spreads. They’re pretty simple, and I’m doing a lot of quotes and deep, meaningful stuff this month because I feel like I need a boost with going back to school and activities and all that. I really like the way it turned out and I think I can do some pretty cool weeklies in the future. This is random but I’m typing this on my computer and I really want to use emojis and I can’t:) But if I had to come up with an emoji to summarize this spread I think it would be the fire one. Scroll down and check it out!

Here was my inspo BTW:

I mostly used the kind of neon-y owl on the bottom left, as you can see in my cover page:) It took me a little while to draw, and then I realized it was perfectly centred on the page and I should’ve drawn it slightly up more so that I could write September underneath and it wouldn’t look so cramped at the bottom. But I didn’t feel like re-drawing it so I just left it and it was fine. I did more of a bouncy cursive font this month, with some of the letters a bit smaller than others, which creates more interest. On the opposite page I have a nice, inspiring quote, surrounded by some geometric triangles in the corners. I love this title page because it’s simple and sophisticated and so pretty!!:))

I was debating whether I should do a full calendar layout this month since I’ll be busier, or stick with the half page ones I’ve been doing, and I went with the half page. I’ll have more room to write down events and school stuff this way, so we’ll see how it works out. I might end up putting little dots in the calendar boxes, with the colour corresponding to the bigger boxes on the right page, because I won’t have a lot of room to write in the actual calendar. Like if I have an event I’ll do a green dot, and school stuff will be navy dots. That’s confusing but hopefully it kind of makes sense:) These pages are nice and simple as well; I drew a smaller owl over the calendar, and another quote on the right page. Oh I also ended up using my white gel pen to write over the navy, because it shows up better than black and just looks nicer.

My trackers are on point this month! I still love the chart/graph layout; it’s just so easy to use and look at. I find when I use different colours to define my mood I pick ones that are too similar and they all just blend together, but here I can just see everything without to many legends and stuff. This month I’m tracking my habits (I track 12 habits which may seems like a lot but idk I just like to see what I’m doing), mood, productivity and workouts. Then on the side I drew another owl and wrote words that are often associated with them. Love how this spread turned out:)

I decided to include a spot to write down my thoughts each day next to my gratitude log; sort of like a “line a day” thing. I wrote another quote at the bottom of that page, and then did a blog planner, because I think I’ll need it this month. I just have to get better at sitting down each week and filling it out. I made use of those mosaic-y triangles when doing these pages.

Then my first weekly spread:) On the left I have a big quote page. I’ve been into these really long quotes lately, and I like the look of all that writing on a page. Again I was kind of mad about the placement of the owl, because I thought I’d write the quote underneath it but it turned out to be too long. So I wrote it all around the owl, which I feel should’ve been centred but no way was I drawing it again lol. But it turned out nice in the end. Then I have a super simple weekly with lots of space to write down events and stuff that are coming up.

There you go my friends! After this there’s only 3 months left to go in this journal:( I’m so sad because I love this colour, and my very very slight OCD isn’t quite ready to allow me to get the same coloured bujo 2 years in a row. But I’m going to make these last 3 themes awesome so don’t worry:)) Have a great weekend and I’ll see you next week!!

Yours Truly,

Olivia:))

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;))

September Bullet Journal Set-up

Hi there! This month I can’t wait to show you my bullet journal spread! I’ve decided to go with an arrow theme, which was easy to do and turned out really nice! I feel like I organized this month way better than previous ones, and I’ll be able to plan more efficiently, which is good because I definitely need my journal more during the school year than I do during the summer. I also find it easier to keep up with my trackers during this time, because I get back into a bit of a routine. So I felt a bit of pressure to create something awesome this month!! Let’s get into my spreads:

This is legit my favourite title page. I did the same thing that I did in August, with the word September on one page and a quote on the other. The arrows took a little while to draw, but it was fun and worth it in the end! I think that it turned out great, and I’m happy with my colour scheme of brown and black. When you’re drawing things like this it really helps if you have lines to guide you, and this is why I like dotted journals.

Here’s my calendar, which is a bit different from my August one. Instead of drawing individual boxes, I drew one big box and split it up into 30 squares. Plus, I didn’t make any mistakes and actually started it on a Monday, which is nice! At the bottom there’s a space for my school schedule, which will come in handy in class;) I also included a quote and a spot for my monthly goals in this spread.

These pages changed a lot compared to last month. I got a little crazy with the amount of pages I used in August, so I had to cut down a little bit this month! So here I squeezed in a habit tracker, mood tracker, blog planner (or any kind of planner you want it to be;)) and my gratitude log. I actually switched to an individual habit tracker from the grid style one, so we’ll see how that goes. I just colour a number if I did a particular habit that day instead of colouring in a square. My mood tracker pretty much stayed the same, except I’ll outline an arrow in various colours referring to the little chart near the bottom, instead of watermelons. All in all, these are some of my favourite trackers that I’ve done!

And here we have my weekly spread, which I have fallen in love with. I feel like my calligraphy is improving, and it really shows in this spread. I kept these pages kind of simple, and included a quote, word of the week, and spots where I can write down school tasks and whatever is coming up next week. I continued my arrow theme and colour scheme throughout this month. I love this spread so much because it’s practical yet pretty, and also, I just love it.;)

So yeah. If you couldn’t tell, I’m obsessed with this month’s spreads. I hope you find some inspiration in this post and create a beautiful, efficient lay-out for September!

Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked;)))