Thursday, August 3, 2017

Plan With Me | August 2017 Bullet Journal Spread!

As promised with my last post, here is my first bullet journal "plan with me" post! I'm so excited to be doing these every month, and it's been really fun to spend time on my bullet journal everyday. The creative side of my bullet journal has also started to come out more now that I'm (a little) more experienced.

For the month of August I did a cacti/succulent theme, and was oddly inspired by my sheets! I got them from Target and they're covered in really cute cacti. Having a desert theme also seemed perfect because we are having such hot weather in Seattle right now. It definitely feels like a desert here!

You can watch the video version of my plan with me below! It was oddly satisfying watching it come together, and seeing how my monthly spread looked like in a time lapse. I'm a sucker for a good time lapse!

Here's how the cover photo turned out!

I'm really happy with how the cover photo came out! I used a new watercolor set and I really love how vibrant the greens are. Instead of using a black marker again, I decided to use one of my Tombow Dual Brush Pens in purple to write "August." I love how it turned out with the greens and I used my Signo pen to add some highlights so it didn't look flat!

The next page is a calendar of the whole month, and I accidentally messed it up so many times! I added an extra "Sunday" on the far right side because I wasn't paying attention, but it doesn't look too terrible! I was going to cover it up with some paper, but I unfortunately lost my glue sticks while moving. I need to make a trip to Michael's soon anyway, so I'll pick up something to fix it there, along with some new pens ;) You can never have enough stationary! 

I decided to do this sort of calendar in the beginning of the spread because I found myself needing to look at my phone calendar a lot when doing weekly spreads. I also just like to have a monthly view like this in the beginning so I can see what I need to do and when! Underneath this calendar I put my monthly goals in a smaller section than last month because I didn't feel like it needed an entire page, and a to-do section for tasks that aren't really tied to specific dates.

I also decided to do a vertical calendar next to the horizontal one, because I really like how I can put my YouTube and blog to-do's there, and my personal events on the other column. We'll see which one I like having better, or if I end up liking both!

The next page is for my habit tracker and mood tracker, and I loved having this in July! Filling in the squares for my habits really helped to keep myself accountable, because I wanted it to be as colorful as possible! It was also cool to see how my mood was throughout the month.

I'm still playing around with the format of the trackers, but I think this is definitely working for now.

Instead of "ideas" I called this page "brain dump," which I've seen a lot of people do! I liked having a page solely dedicated to my ideas last month, but I felt kind of limited in not being able to put quotes, thoughts, or anything other than "ideas" so I'm excited to see how this turns out. 

In the corner of this page I put my social media trackers, and I think it turned out cute with the succulents on top! I kind of like the format of it last month, but we'll see how this one ends up working. Either way, I really loved this so I could see how I'm progressing throughout the month!

Here's my first weekly spread! I decided to use potted succulents for the numbers, and I love how they turned out. These were a reoccurring theme throughout the month, so it was fun to bring them into the first week. 

I like adding a "don't forget" section as well as another small calendar in the corner so I can see where the week is within the month, and so I don't forget about any tasks that aren't supposed to be done on a certain day, or something I have to do throughout the month! 

I am absolutely loving the colors this month, and how this green pops throughout the spread. I'm excited to see how my other weekly spreads turn out for the rest of the month! 

I'm glad I decided to go with a succulent/cacti/desert theme for my second month in my bullet journal, because it's been really simple so far, but also has been allowing me to have a little more creativity. I didn't want to go too overboard with decoration, so I feel like this is a really great theme to have for that.

What's your theme for the month of August?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful day! :)

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