Plan With Me: October 2018 (Pumpkin theme)

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Greetings bookish friends! October is just around the corner, so are my bullet journal spreads for the month of October. I’m really happy with how these turned out, and I’m thinking that this may be my new favorite theme! Autumn is my favorite season, and I love pumpkin pie! *Who doesn’t?*

I will also be posting this on my newly begun bookstagram/artstagram account. The username is @katiethatbookishgirl. Please help support this blog by giving it a follow!

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Supplies:

  • Minimalism Art A5 Dotted Journal (Any dotted journal works)
  • Crayola Supertips (I have the 100 count, but most people use the 50 count)
  • A pen
  • A pencil
  • An eraser

If you want me to be honest, I am excited to change into a new bullet journal in 2019 because I’m finding that the pages in the Minimalism Art A5 Dotted Journal have a lot of ghosting. It might have just been that I colored in the pumpkins with my supertips too quick, or that I may need thicker pages for my next bullet journal.

Sorry if you see any marker bleeding through the pages!

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First is my cover page/quote. Overall, I love how this spread turned out and think the quote fits nicely with the theme.

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Next in my monthly log. I am also really happy with the end result and think it ties in with the theme. I have a little sidebar box on the left which is my social media growth tracker. It was inspired by Amanda Rach Lee (my favorite youtuber). If you aren’t already following her, go check her out she is amazing!

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Here is my habit tracker and money tracker. (Also inspired by Amanda Rach Lee, by the way). Although filling out trackers can sometimes be boring, I think that I will put these to use. I also doodled a cute little pumpkin patch at the bottom of the page, which I absolutely love!

And lastly is my weekly spread. I decided to do a dutch door style spread and think it looks perfect! This was my first time trying this style of weekly spreads, and so far I’m really liking it. It’s very functional for me because I can look at my weekly events while having my to-do/homework list out. I will definitely be doing this spread more in the future.

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Thank you so much for reading this post! Do you have a bookstagram or an artstagram account? Do you bullet journal? What did you think of this month’s theme? Let me know down in the comments.

Keep On Booking,

-Katie K

I’ll Miss You, Coconut // A Tribute to My Pet Tortoise

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Something terrible happened today.

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Well, technically I happened on Thursday, but nevermind that. I’ve been so busy with school that I haven’t had the free time to write a blog post.

My pet desert tortoise, Coconut passed away.

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Coconut is on the left and Speedy is on the right

 

As you can see, there is another tortoise in the picture. His name is Speedy, and he is well and healthy. Speedy is Polly, my sister’s tortoise.

Coconut died because of old age. She also had a repository condition that impacted her breathing.

There were times when she wouldn’t eat any food, even her favorite, watermelon. A couple of weeks before she died, the only way Coconut would get any food is by my Dad (wearing gloves on) would have to open her mouth for her and make her eat. It made me worry about her.

We’ve had our tortoises for over 6 years, so you could say that I grew up with her. My sister and I loved watching Coconut and Speedy crunch on lettuce, and whenever we would have friends over, the first thing they would ask was to pet the tortoises.

There was even one time where we had a “tortoise race” where Speedy and Coconut were competing to see who was the fastest. Of course, being my tortoise, (and given the fact that I bribed her with lettuce), she was triumphant. But this was a long time ago, when Coconut was healthy and younger.

We would often take her to the vet, order some antibiotics, have them work for a few days, and then she would go back to not eating and not leaving her tortoise house. (It’s actually a doghouse, but whatever…)

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But one day, when my sister, mother, and I were coming home from school and work, my Dad looked unusually melancholy. He broke the news soon after.

At first, I didn’t really believe it. Coconut had always been there, wandering around somewhere in my backyard.

When I saw her, I was very sad. My tortoise, the pet that I had bragged about to all my friends since I was little was gone.

She was truly a wonderful pet.

I’ll miss you, Coconut. 🐢

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Thank you for reading this very depressing post. (I promise the next one will be more upbeat). Do you have any pets you loved die? Have you ever owned a desert tortoise? Let me know down in the comments.

Keep On Tortoise-ing,

-Katie K