However late it is, I’m very happy to share my June 2018 pages. This month I used the orchid Mildliner and a coordinating washi tape featuring flowers and little birds. The layout is the same again, but stay tuned – next month I’ve switched things up!
Category: Bullet Journaling
Bullet Journal Set-Up – May 2018
I am so excited to share my May set-up with you today. I’ve chosen a gorgeous purple floral washi tape, accented with the lavender Mildliner from the blue set. Once again, the layouts are generally the same, but the change in “scenery” with different colored accents really makes my journal feel fresh each month!
Review: Cagie (Faux) Leather Journal Tabs
Today I’m going to share my full review on the Cagie Leather Journal Tabs. While I love the free-flowing nature of the Bullet Journal system, I crave the ability to flip from month to month easily like in a more traditional planner. And while the index can help me find collections more easily, sometimes I want to flag pages that I go to more frequently. I also wanted something more refined than a self-labeled tab. Spoiler alert: I love these, and I’m so excited to share how I’m using them in my journal this year.
Bullet Journal Set-Up – April 2018
Hello! This month, I’ve switched away from pinks and am using a beautiful blue floral washi tape, accented with the light blue Mildliner from the pastel (pink) set. Not much has changed as far as the layout goes from last month, but it shows me that changing up the washi and color accents really refreshes my excitement for using my journal for another month.
Blog Planning in my Bullet Journal
There comes a time in every Bullet Journaler’s life where they think, “I should start a blog!” (or, in my case, another blog in my collection of many over the years)
There also comes a time in every blogger’s life where they realize they need to plan their posts if they’re ever going to be consistent or prepared for posts they wanted to write at certain times of the year or intervals. When that blogger is also a Bullet Journaler, she (i.e. me) makes a spread for it.
Bullet Journal Set-Up – March 2018
Hello! For March, I’ve picked things to highlight that this is the month of my first wedding anniversary. Pink hydrangea washi tape, to give a nod to the hydrangeas and pink flowers used in the wedding decorations, accented with the green Mildliner. Keep reading for further details!
Mindful Money Planning
This week, I’d like to share how I use my Bullet Journal for financial planning, which I call “Mindful Money”.
To be clear, this has nothing to do with the book Mindful Money: Simple Practices for Reaching Your Financial Goals and Increasing Your Happiness Dividend by Jonathan K. DeYoe. I only am keeping the title the same because it’s what my Bullet Journal spread on it is titled.
- Break down ALL of your transactions into 6 categories and color-code:
- As Needed
- Very Limited
- Unless Out
- Do Not Buy
- Within the categories, plan transactions with specific limits, whenever necessary.
- Track transactions throughout each month in the habit tracker, to show which days money was spent in which category.
- List transactions individually in a spreadsheet, and use the same color-code to show trends in transaction categories. (Other things happen with this spreadsheet, but we’ll get to that later.)
Bullet Journal Set-Up – February 2018
This month, I’ve picked a pink floral washi from my set and the accent color is the light pink Mildliner from the pastel set. As you can see, I’ve gone for a very similar style to my January set up, but changed up the quote and a few small changes in font placement.
Meal Planning in a Bullet Journal
Happy Monday! Today I want to share my method for meal planning by using my bullet journal. If you’re interested in seeing more of my journal, check out the Bullet Journal category of my blog!
I started meal planning around 2 years ago when I got frustrated that I was ending up having to throw out food because I bought more than I could eat before it expired (and I never remember to freeze things until it’s too late). At first it was very casual – making my grocery list based on meals and sticking to the list at the store. Over time, I started to notice what meals I liked the best, cooked most often, and were easiest (fastest) to make, and from that list of go-to meals, my meal planning system was born!
I only meal plan, I do not meal prep. That is something that’s never worked for me, mostly because I hate 90% of leftovers! We’ll see if that changes as I get older and have a larger family to cook for. For now, purchasing things with portions in mind is working perfectly.
The planning pages in my bullet journal consist of 2 full spreads:
Bullet Journal Set-Up – January 2018
Like I mentioned in my 2018 Bullet Journal Set-Up post, I’m using a 12 pc. set of washi tape to create a more consistent look throughout my journal. I think this will help me to learn more about the structure I like most in my journal and not worry as much about being inspired to create a new theme each month. (Prime example: last August I couldn’t come up with a theme, so the theme became “random” and my month cover page was a drawing of a hippo blowing a bubble out of its nose – which was my husband’s idea.)