May 2020 Bullet Journal Set-Up

Hello! I can’t believe that it’s almost May. The first couple of weeks of self-isolation went super slow, but now I feel like the days are just flying by. But it still felt like it took me FOREVER to figure out a theme for this month. I just couldn’t nail one down! There are so many options out there but none of them felt right, you know? Plus, this month I wanted to do something a bit outside my comfort zone and more drawing-heavy, because I have so much time to experiment. So after a zillion hours on Pinterest and another zillion hours staring at a blank page, I decided to go for this European alleyway look. I know that a lot of people are stuck in their apartments right now, and it’s a little bit representative of that. But I also just love all the little details and how much doodling is involved. I can’t remember the last time I did a cover page where the whole thing was coloured in!

I tried lots of other new layouts and pages this month too, and I’m super excited to be sharing them! I haven’t had the chance to experiment with my bullet journal for a long time, so it’s nice to get super creative with it. Hope you like my spreads and find some quarantine inspiration in them!

My title page took a loooong time to draw, but it was totally worth it! I love how bright it is and how it looks so doodle-y. The colours work really well together;) The two buildings give a really good sense of perspective, and I included some cute lanterns in there too. And yes, I’m using calligraphy again, but I’m trying to do a different style, alright? My quote for May is “Always Look On The Bright Side”, which is perfect for what’s going on right now.

I have literally nothing coming up in my calendar, so I decided to make it only one page this month. That meant that on the other page I have room to write down events, tasks, goals, and my monthly focus (which I haven’t come up with yet but will let you know what it is) I also drew another building and some window doodles. By the way, the markers I used this month were some zebra mildliners, one yellow crayola supertip, my tombow fudenoske brush pen, and my micron fineliners.

My trackers are also really different this month! I made them horizontal instead of vertical. For my mood and productivity trackers I’ll do a line graph like I’ve been doing for the past couple of months, but I think I’ll try out a bar graph for my sleep tracker. My sleep tracker is a great tool for right now, because my sleep schedule is getting a little out of whack;) I gave up on tracking my water intake because it wasn’t helping me out at all. On the side, I also put in a fitness tracker so that I can see what kind of exercise that I’ve been doing. I finished this spread with another building doodle and washi tape!

I wrote the title for my gratitude tracker in the middle of the spread just to switch things up a bit. On the opposite page I have a spread to track which Crash Course episodes I’ve watched. Crash Course is a really great YouTube channel that has awesome and engaging courses on so many subjects! During quarantine I want to watch a bunch of them, and so I kind of geeked out a bit with this page. You should totally check these videos out if you’ve got nothing to do!

Finally, my first weekly spread of the month. I drew a bunch of buildings and another quote. You can’t really tell from this picture but I messed up writing the days of the week and had to cover it with some white paper, which definitely tested my patience! Anyways, I think it turned out good.

I absolutley love my May Set-Up! It’s so different from what I’ve done before, and I’m excited to fill in all of my trackers. See you Wednesday with an awesome recipe!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)

April 2020 Bullet Journal Set-Up

March just kind of flew by, and some really crazy stuff went down this month. Atleast I had my bullet journal to keep my busy though. I let you guys decide what my theme would be this month, and I worked hard to try and do your pick of blue dragonflies justice. I actually really like the way that this month turned out. It feels very springy and fresh. Finding inspiration for this month was kind of hard, because I didn’t want the dragonflies to look to childish or simple. But I saw a beautiful spread by @plinthced on instagram, and used that as my reference point. My colours are very light turquoise and blue, because I wanted it to feel very light dainty. Here’s my April 2020 Bullet Journal Set-Up!

Here’s my title page;)) I used a calligraphic font (again) that really suits this theme. For the dragonflies, I used a broze metallic gel pen and blue fineliners. I’m also going back to using borders around the page because I think it looks really sharp! There are some dots to fill in empty space, and a quote opposite the title page.

I LOVE my calendar for this month. There’s tons of dragonflies and I’m liking this bronzy colour. I haven’t really ever switched up this layout, because I find that it works well for me.

Next are my trackers and logs for this month. I actually liked the sort of graph thing that I used to track my mood and productivity last month, and so I’m using that system again, along with my OG habit tracker. On the opposite page I have a gratitude log for April;))

Finally, I had an extra page since I combined my mood and habit trackers, so I used it to make a schedule/routine thing for me to follow now that I don’t have school. I think it’ll help me to be more productive and the structure will be nice. I dug up the bullet joirnal stencils that I got when I started journaling a couple of years ago to put little icons next to the items on my routine. Since the first week of april only has four days, I used this final page to do a one page spread, which turned out well.

That’s all for April! I will definitely be sharing a dragonfly doodle tutorial on instagram, along with my March Monthly Recap. Hope you liked my set-up this month, and I’ll see you on Wednesday!;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))))

Spring Reading List

Hi everyone! I had a really busy weekend so I wasn’t able to post, but today I wanted to update you on my spring reading list.

I recently finished reading The Hobbit for the second time, and have started The Fellowship of the Ring, the first book in the Lord of the Rings series. My goal is to finish the trilogy by the end of June. It’s a bit slow going, as the books are a bit dry in some parts, but I’m really enjoying the first book so far.

What are you guys reading right now? Let me know in the comments or on Instagram or Twitter. Watch for another post sometime this week to make up for the lack of one last week;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)