Plan With Me: 2019 Bullet Journal Set​up + Back from my Hiatus!

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Greetings bookish friends!

I’m back from my random, super long blogging hiatus and back into full swing!

Although it is very late, here is my bullet journal set up for 2019. I got the Scribbles That Matter Pro for Christmas and so far, I am really liking it. It is a major improvement from my old bullet journal, as the pages are much thicker. I apologize for this post coming out so late, there’s just been a lot on my mind lately. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

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For the cover page, I made 2019 in a black marker using the Tombow Fudenoske Brush Pen and adding some white highlights using the Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen. On the next page, my yearly view spread, I made a calculated risk to cover the entire page in black marker and use the white pen over it. I am happy with how both these pages turned out!


My future log is looking pretty blank now, but soon it will be filled up! This is a pretty easy and simple spread, and although it is tedious to write in all the dates for the months, anyone can do it. If you are trying to recreate this spread or something similar, I recommend stretching this spread out into two pages so you have more space to write.

Next, I have my New Years resolutions. Usually, I don’t set goals for the New Year, but I wanted to push myself to improve without it being stressful or me slacking off. So, I quickly made a spread for this! I think that writing it down on my bullet journal will be more effective than just saying I’ll do my resolutions because it will constantly remind me about my goals. Sometimes, we forget about our goals for the New Year, and they slowly fade away until we can’t even remember what they were in the first place. But this year, I promise that won’t happen!

And lastly, I have an almost blank spread where I can write down all the awesome memories and experiences that happen in 2019. Then, when 2020 pops out of nowhere, I can take a moment to sit down and reflect on the year that just flew by.

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Do you ever take blogging hiatuses? What’s your favorite calligraphy pen? What bullet journal do you have? Let me know in the comments.

Keep On Booking,

⭐︎ Katie K ⭐︎

June Monthly Recap

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Happy Saturday everyone! Today I will be sharing with you what I read this month, a spoiler free mini review included, my blog stats for this month, and an update on NaNoWriMo at the end! Enjoy.

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June Reads

The Hunger Games

Let me just start off by saying that this book is hyped up for a reason. The pacing was so good that I literally couldn’t set it down, the plot and storyline forced the reader to think and reflect upon the main message in the story, the romance was sweet and full but not overdone, and all the characters were amazing. I have been wanting to read these books for quite a while, but wasn’t allowed to until I was older because of the violence. I’m partially glad for this because I wouldn’t have understood it as much if I had read it when I was 9.

Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖

Catching Fire

At first I was kind of nervous to read this book because the original is *almost* always better than the sequel. I am happy to say that I was not disappointed. Just like the first installment, Catching Fire was full of exciting twists and turns in the plot/storyline, a meaningful message, and debatably the best protagonist of all time. Can’t wait to read the Mockingjay!

Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖

The Name of This Book is Secret

I loved this book as well! The writing style and the pacing were spot on, and the characters from the protagonists to the villains were unique, in a good way. This was a quick and an entertaining book, and easily made the reader want to come back for more.

Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖

Fish in a Tree

I enjoyed this book for the most part, but there were some minor problems with it. For example Other than that, it was an excellent book with a good message

Rating: 💖💖💖💖💖

Overall, I’m really happy with the books I read this month. The worst rating I gave was 4 hearts, which is still any amazing rating!

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Blog Stats

Goal for this month: 40 followers

Followers this month: 15

Total followers: 41

Goal for July: 60 followers in total

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NaNoWriMo Update

I’ll admit, the first month of NaNo has been hard, even though I’ve spilt up writing 50k into 3 months rather than one month, it’s still difficult. I did this because I wanted to take my time on my writing and not just rush to make a lame rough draft that will take a lot of editing later to fix.

I am little bit behind, but I don’t really care–all that really matters is that I’m passionate about my writing, working hard, and genuinely enjoying the experience.

It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.

-Cheesy Inspiartional Pinterest Quote

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Thanks for reading this post and don’t forget to follow my blog. Have you read any of the books on my monthly reads list? Are you doing NaNoWriMo? Do you like cheesy pintrest quotes? Let me know down in the comments section.

Keep on Booking,

-Katie K

 

Plan With Me: June 2018 (Watermelon theme)

Hello, squad! After watching WAY too many bujo posts on YouTube, mostly by AmandaRachLee (oh. my. gosh. she’s. amazing.) I decided to make one of my own! This is technically my second month bullet journaling, but now I have more “expertise” and “experience” *notice the air quotes* on the topic, I am finally ready to share my journal to the world.

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Supplies:

  • Minimalism Art A5 Dotted Journal
  • Crayola Supertips 100 count
  • The Pilot Precise Rolling Ball
  • A good ol’ classic pencil
  • A good ol’ classic eraser

The Minimalism Art journal worked great for me, but I’ve heard that the Leuchtturm 1917 journal is also exceptional. Even though the Minimalism Art journal doesn’t have a built-in index, pre-numbered pages, and 2 bookmarks, (which the Leuchtturm journal has) it is half the price.

As for the Crayola Supertips, I personally bought the 100 count, but the 50 count is NOT short of colors. I only got the 100 count because it was on sale. Honestly, they are the most loyal markers ever, and they are inexpensive, especially in comparison to other bujo/art supplies. THEY ARE AMAZING.

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This is my cover page! I’m really happy with how it turned out. In case you are wondering, I used faux calligraphy to write June on the second page. I am still practicing my regular calligraphy skills, so I thought it would look better if I did faux calligraphy just for now. (A tutorial on both will be coming out soon.)

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Here is my traditional calendar layout/monthly log. In bottom left corner, I made a little blog stats rectangle, so I can track my follower count. I also drew some extra watermelons on the side because it was looking a little bit blank.

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Next I have my monthly goals and money tracker spread. On my monthly goals page, I like to have a lot of room to write down my goals. I find that the more detailed my goals are, the more likely I am to complete them. Also, why would you want to squish your goals to one tiny little sidebar? As for the money tracker, I’ve always wanted to track my expenses (even though it’s boring) to become more wise with money. Because even the best of us splurge a bit too much sometimes…

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Then, I have my mood tracker and habit tracker. At first I wasn’t going to do either of these because I thought I didn’t really need them, but why not? Nonetheless, this is my favorite spread and I am really happy with how this turned out, especially the mood tracker.

Please don’t notice how bad my faux calligraphy is on the “i” in habit…

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As you can see, this is my blog post ideas and brain dump pages. Just like the monthly goals and money tracker page, I wanted to have a lot of space to “dump” (no pun intended) my ideas and thoughts.

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And finally, I have my daily spread! I very pleased with how this turned out. The only thing is the I accidentally put the wrong dates on the little watermelons in the corner of the daily boxes. I also have a motivational quote by Pablo Picasso, you know, to survive the last week of school. By the way, the little sidebar on the left of the second page is my events for the week because I wanted to keep my to-do list/notes separate.

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Thank you for planing with me! Do you like this months theme? Do you have a bullet journal as well? What could I have done better? Tell me in the comments section down below.

Keep on booking,

-Katie K