Hey guys, today we are talking about bullet journaling. Honestly, are we even surprised? I recently got a new bullet journal as a present, thank you you know you are :). I did already have a bullet journal but my new one was extra special to me because I’ve always wanted a ‘real’ one. By a ‘real’ one I mean a thick, dotted journal that you see all over Pinterest and all the pros using. Another thing that made this even more exciting was that I actually got a beginners set so it included a bunch of other things too! In this blog post, I am going to be doing a lil’ review of the set and showing you the spreads I have created so far.
a quick review –
The set included the bullet journal (ofc), fineliners, stencils, stickers and washi-tape. This was all for the reasonable(ish) price of £25.99. IT’s by a stationery brand called ‘Feela.’
The journal itself is very high quality. It has lovely thick paper so ink doesn’t bleed through and a strap/pen holder to keep it all in place. I decorated it with one of my Harry Potter stickers, which I thought gave it a little personal touch.
The fineliners are so pigmented and pointy. I find it so satisfying when you get new fineliners because they haven’t been pressed down on and the ink is in its best state. The stencils are really handy for making spreads look more neat and put together. I already had a huge collection of these bullet journal stencils so I was more then happy to add more! The stickers are so cute, fun and colourful. What I really loved about them is that you could write on them, so you could use them as titles and headers. Of course the washi-tape was great, they cam in six adorable patterns and they can easily brighten up any spread.
Here is a link to this set: Feela Dotted Journal
my bujo setup ~
For my first spread I did the infamous calendar page to kind of ‘start off’ the year. This took a good half an hour, it was tedious but overall I’m very happy with how it turned out. It’s nice to have something to always refer to when I need. Also, I think it’s most most aesthetically pleasing spread. For this page, I used my 0.38 Muji pen and my pastel Stabilo highlighters.
Of course we have to have a key blogging spread. This is my year in blog posts where I wrote out all the Saturdays and Sundays of the year, leaving gaps to fill in all my blog post ideas. I find this really helpful to plan special holiday content straightaway. For example, in June I can already write down a Summer bucket list post and for August I can write my back to school ideas. I would seriously recommend doing a spread like this if you are a blogger or even a YouTuber. Just call it ‘a year in videos.’ I created this spread with a red fineliner, a blue marker pen and my Muji pen (duh).
To start off February, I tried to imitate a spread I saw in ‘How to Bullet Plan,’ a book I am reading at the moment. I drew three boxes, one for tasks, one for events and one for extra blog post ideas that randomly pop into my head. I also used my stickers to write February on and I really like how it turned out. Also, in the corner I did a lil’ February calendar. To finish off this spread I added a little quote sticker that I had from before to start the month off with some good vibes. I think I will start doing that every month to have a little reminder and start the month off with something positive.
I also wanted to document some fun memories form each month to look back on at the end of the year. I wrote down all the days of February leaving a line to write a little positive thing that happened that day. I loved the effect I created with the layered washi-tapes, thought it was v cute. This spread is how I incorporate a diary into my bujo.
To finish off my bujo setup I did my weekly spread layout. This is definitely the spread I use the most. I am constantly updating it every single day and it keeps me the most organised. I have a pretty different setup to most things I have seen but basically I have urgent and pending tasks and then a timetable from 4-9 on weekdays and 10-10 on weekends. A bare bones to do list has never really been enough for me to handle school, my blog and my lack of a social life.
Hope you enjoyed today’s blog post! We are finally back to Saturday and Sunday uploads, I am so excited. Follow and like for more content like this. Comment below any blog post requests for me!
Keep Smiling and Goodbye 🙂
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