Plan With Me: December 2018 (Holly, Stars, and Candy-Canes)

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Greetings bookish friends!

I hope everyone has had a great Thanksgiving and a restful break.I haven’t been very active lately, but I was able to come out with this post a couple days before the start of December to hopefully give you guys some inspiration.

This month’s theme is Christmas, featuring holly leaves, candy canes and stars. I have to admit that the holly were a little more difficult to doodle than I originally anticipated, but they ended up looking really good! Please let me know in the comments if you would like to see a holly leaf tutorial.

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Supplies

  • Calligraphy – Tombow Fudenoske Soft Tip Brush Pen (Black)
  • Markers – Crayola Supertips 100 Count
  • Notebook – Minimalism Art Dotted A5
  • Pen
  • Pencil (for sketching out doodles)

I have ben using the Tomboy Fudenoske Brush Pen as a calligraphy pen since November and have really been liking them. I know that there is a lot of hype around the Tombow Dual Brush Pens, which are awesome, but I think these pens are easier to control, and turn out smoother. They come in a two pack, both black, either hard or soft tip. I personally prefer the soft tip, because even if it is more difficultPlease note that these are in no way sponsored.

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First is my cover page! I think it turned out really nice. On the right, I decided to add a little yellow box similar to the monthly log just squished up. In months past, I haven’t done this, but I”m glad I tried it out. To the left I have a cute Christmas quote. 

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Next is my standard monthly log with some cute Christmas doodles. On the side, I have a social media growth tracker. I like to have it to know how much my blog and Instagram is growing, but I try not to pay too much attention to it because constantly tracking social media can be unhealthy. But still, thank you so much for 100 followers on Instagram.

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Here are my trackers! To the left of the spread I have my money tracker. Unfortunately, some excess pen marks got on there and there is some ghosting, which is my ultimate bullet journal pet-peeve. Despite this, I am happy with the way that it turned out. Tracking your expenses is super important, especially during to holiday season.

To the right I have an empty half a page for writing down blog post ideas. November is always a super busy month for me, but in December I’m going to try to write more blog posts. And of course, there is also a space for me to write down books on my TBR and on my Christmas wishlist.

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And finally, I have my weekly spread! This weekly spread is defiantly not the “minimalistic” theme that is so popular is bullet journaling, but nevertheless, I liked the way it turned out. Of course, I have my Events sidebar off to the right of the spread for tracking events and dates.

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And I think that about wraps up my bullet journal Plan With Me for December 2018! I hope you enjoyed!

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Do you bullet journal? Do you celebrate any major holidays during December? What did you think of this month’s layout? Do you use a pencil for sketching out bullet journal spreads? Comment down below.

Keep On Booking,

⭐︎ Katie K ⭐︎

Plan With Me: September 2018 (Pinecone and Acorn theme)

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Greetings bookish friends! Guess who’s back from her mini hiatus? Fall is just around the corner, so I decided to have pinecones and acorns as my theme for September. I was going to do falling leaves, but then I realized that I don’t actually know how to draw a leaf. 😂 Or, at least a decent leaf that I would be comfortable posting on the internet.

But I do think that I have some pretty good pinecones and acorns! So without further ado, here is my September 2018 Plan With Me.

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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

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Here is my cover page! On the left I have a random quote about fall, and on the right is my standard monthly doodles. Sorry if you’re not able to see the pinecones and acorns very well, the picture came out a little blurry.

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Now to my monthly log/calendar. I’m really happy with how this spread turned out in general and I think it looks very aesthetic overall.

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Next is my weekly log! I find these to be very useful when planning upcoming events and tests, because its bigger than the monthly log and there is more space to write.

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Ok, I know that the official NaNoWriMo or CampNaNo is not going on right now. But I am planning on participating in NaNoWriMo 2018 and I want to have a head start. *Without cheating of course* I will be tracking the progress of my first draft using this spread. I’ll probably add in more pinecones and acorns to decorate the page because it feels a little bit blank right now.

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Next is my money tracker and a blank spread for notes.

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And lastly, my weekly spread! I was going to write the date inside the pinecones and acorns but realized that I didn’t have enough room…

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Thank you for reading this post! Do you think fall? What did you think of this month’s theme? Do you bullet journal too? let me know in the comments section down below.

Keep On Booking,

-Katie K

Plan With Me: August 2018 (Balloon theme)

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Hi, everyone and welcome back to another Plan With Me post. This month I will be doing a balloon and cloud theme. I got my awesome cloud doodles from AmandaRachLee, a popular bullet journal youtuber.

Sorry that this post was a little bit late, but I hope it gives inspiration anyway. Hope you enjoy!

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  • Minimalism Art A5 Dotted Journal (any dotted journal works)
  • Crayola Supertips 100 count
  • A pen
  • A pencil
  • An eraser

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I love this quote! I am a total daydreamer.

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In case you guys didn’t know, I am participating in the NaNoWriMo challenge! Well…kinda. I am basically writing 50K words in three months of a new novel. Then when the *real* NaNoWriMo Challenge comes around in November, I will be prepared! Check out my profile here. Then we can be writing buddies!

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The “Books I read spread” is actually a mistake! I was going to have it be a header with calligraphy (using the Crayola Supertips) but I messed up! I decided to cover it up by coloring my mistake in. 😉 #bujohacks

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I find it very useful to track expenses, even if it isn’t very fun!

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Thanks for reading my August Plan With Me! What did you think of this month’s setup? Do you bullet journal to? Let me know in the comments.

Keep On Booking,

-Katie K

Plan With Me: July 2018 (Daisy theme)

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Hi, and welcome back to another Plan With Me post! Last time we had a watermelon theme to kick off summer but now we have a daisy theme. This month, I switched up a lot of things with my bullet journal. I took out my mood tracker, habit tracker, and changed the layout of my weekly spreads. Hope you enjoy!

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Supplies:

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

All of these supplies have worked great and I haven’t had any problems.

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First I have my cover page! I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. I even have a Tom Petty quote/song lyric on the other side! In case you didn’t know, I love Tom Petty.

 

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Next is the monthly log! Nothing special here.

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Above is my NaNoWriMo tracker! Last month I made one (I didn’t have it in last month’s Plan With Me, though) and found it really useful. This was an absolute nessicity to have.

In case any of you are wondering why I am doing NaNo in both June and July it’s because I spilt the challenge into 3 months so I wouldn’t be stressed and could focus on making a good first draft.

Next is the Blog Stats page, which includes post ideas, and what I read. I didn’t do this last month and I think it will definately come in handy!

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Then I have my money tracker. I find this spread very useful, even if it is boring to fill it out.

Here is the Brain Dump page. When I put this in last month’s bujo, I wasn’t expecting it to be useful. I was wrong and I love this spread and am very happy with how it turned out!

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And finally my weekly spread! I decided to change things up a bit and I loved how this spread turned out.

Thank you for reading my latest Bullet Journal post! What do you think of this spread? Do you like this month’s theme? 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