August 2019 Yellow Dot Cover Page - August 2019 Bullet Journal Layout

It has been a season of hectic schedules, stress, and emotionally exhausting events. So for my theme for August, I decided to switch things up and go with a minimalist theme based around a word.   Happy Theme After a stressful and exhausting couple of months, I really wanted to take a step back this month. Instead of picking a theme based around an object, I decided to use a word as my theme. This month is all about “happy.” The color yellow has always conveyed a sense of happiness to me. So I decided to do yellow dots for this month’s theme because it isRead More →

One major appeal to bullet journaling is the collections you see floating around Pinterest and Instagram. A bullet journal collection is a place where you organize your lists or projects that fall into a specific category. A collection can be grocery shopping lists, books you have read or want to read, and more. Collections are a great way to keep all your ideas on a certain project in one place and organized. Collections are used for mental health, self care, meal planning, book reading, movie watching, Netflix binging, and anything else that you want to keep track of. How To Use Bullet Journal Collections CollectionsRead More →

It’s so great to see some of the modern calligraphy now in bullet journal spreads. Although calligraphy and hand lettering can be tough, even for artists! It takes a lot of practice to get some of these techniques right, so I’m going to share some of my favorite lettering tutorials.    When you are starting off, its best to use something like Crayola Super Tips to practice with. They won’t last long, but they are inexpensive and they work really well for practice. You can get some here. Some choose to stick with the Crayola brand, and that is perfectly okay. They are great pens andRead More →
April 2020 Bullet Journal Cover

April is finally arriving and I don’t know about you but I have found that the first three months of this year could have been an entire year. The world is changing fast and trying to keep up in my bullet journal has been next to impossible. I wanted to adjust the way I bullet journal to keep up with my ever changing productivity levels in this period of time. I’m also adjusting to trying out a new schedule to help me stay on track with my work and household chores. Additionally, due to massive swings in my emotions in March, I’ve brought back myRead More →
Ideal Day Spreads For Bullet Journal

If you are looking to increase your productivity you might consider setting up a spread for your ideal day. Your ideal day is basically what you hope to do at specific times each day and can help to get you into a daily routine. That routine will set you up to be more productive in your day to day life. What Is An Ideal Day Spread An ideal day spread is simply how you would like to see each day of your life work out. It’s like scheduling out all your normal activities at one time and then trying to stick to that schedule asRead More →
Bullet Journal Water Trackers

I am really horrible about making sure I was drinking enough water. I’ve tried a lot of different things and I’ll do well for awhile and then all of a sudden I’ll be reaching for soda instead of water. So in February I am tracking my water intake in my bullet journal. Just to make sure I stay on track. If you’ve found yourself reaching for juices, soda, or other sugary drinks instead of water this post is for you. Making sure you are drinking enough water is key to good health. This post will help you figure out the best way to track yourRead More →
Bullet Journal Cover Page With Quote For January 2020 Coffee Theme

Seeing that it’s the beginning of a new year I found I decided to start it off right with a coffee themed bullet journal spread. I love coffee and can’t start my day without it so I decided to start my year a bit in the same way. This month I plan to slow it down a bit and enjoy more days on the sofa with a cup of coffee and my amazon fire tablet to read. The Amazon Kindle Unlimited plan allows me to read loads of free to read books. Last year, even with a busy schedule I read 17 books using myRead More →
Bullet Journal Setup for 2020

I can’t believe we are about two weeks out till 2020. Last year I didn’t start over in a new journal because I had a lot left in my last one. This year however I decided to start off with a new journal. I have to admit I’m usually one for using a journal until there are no more pages left but it feels nice to start fresh for the new year. Table Of Contents For returning visitors or if you are looking for something in specific here is an easy jump to table of contents for you. Just click the link and jump toRead More →

This December I have decided to go with a snowflake theme in my bullet journal. I am also getting prepared to close out the year and ending it on a strong note. This year has been a whirlwind for me both personally and in my bullet journals. I’ve experimented with daily and weekly spreads, did a lot of journaling through particularly hard moments in my life, and finally found a few systems that work well for me. As we close out this year and move into a new decade I find myself thinking of new ways to organize and plan my life in my bulletRead More →
Bullet Journal Supplies - Tips To Keep Using Your Bullet Journal and Making It A Habit

Bullet journaling is an amazing hobby to have. Not only does it give you creative freedom over your planner but it can be whatever you want it to be. Plan out every aspect of your life or do creative journaling. Turn it into a scrap book or keep it super simple. Your bullet journal is yours and meant to give you exactly what you need to be organized. As with any hobby though it can be a bit time consuming and with a busy schedule can make you feel overwhelmed. I have some big tips that will help you stop the bullet journal overwhelm andRead More →

Bullet journals are extremely popular right now. If you’ve heard the success stories from people who use bullet journals to plan out their lives, you probably want to know how to start your own. I’m teaching your how to start a bullet journal right here. Bullet journals are extremely personal so your bullet journal will not be like mine or anyone else’s. You will have a completely different set up because your bullet journal will be used for different reasons that are personal to you. I use my bullet journal as a creative outlet, journal, and daily planner to keep me on task. I trackRead More →
What Is A Bullet Journal And How Can It Help You

I’m sure you’ve heard at least a little bit about bullet journaling and how it’s changed the lives of some of the people who use them. You may be asking yourself, what is a bullet journal? The simple answer is, a bullet journal is whatever you make of it. Bullet journaling was created by Ryder Carroll as a way to boost productivity. The actual concept behind it is extremely easy. The fancy designs and layouts that you see are all extras that you can add to personalize it. Spread by Archer & Olive Bullet journals are a combination of trackers, journals, and planners. They areRead More →

It’s the second to last month in the decade and I’m excited! This month’s tea time theme is courtesy of recent binged shows and the relaxing nature of tea. As I jump into plans for the next decade, this month is jam packed with to do’s that need to get done. So I’ve switched it up my bullet journal a bit from the last two months. There are new spread layouts and a few favorites and they are all themed for afternoon tea time. The products I used to create my tea time theme this month are: Scribbles That Matter Journal Micron Thinliners 1, 3,Read More →
Bullet Journal Autumn Theme With Falling Leaves - October 2019 Bullet Journal Fall Theme

I love October, the heat is finally breaking, the leaves are changing, Halloween is near, and it’s the beginning of the holiday season. This month is a month of rejuvenation for me as I am focusing heavily on self care. I am shedding my old leaves and preparing for winter. This month’s theme is a simple and fun way to embrace and celebrate Autumn. The falling leaves are easy to create and bring some of my favorite colors into one beautiful setup. Before we get started here is a list of my recommended supplies for your October Bullet Journal.  Recommended Products Journal Stencils Fine PointRead More →

I cannot believe it’s September already. This year has really flown by. Though I’m happy to say that my schedule has finally eased a bit and is now more reliable. This month I decided to switch things up a bit and added weekly spreads to my September monthly layout. For the past few months, I’ve been using daily spreads as my daily life always seemed to change. This month however my day to day life is finally becoming a bit more predictable and plannable. As a planner living my life day today has been a killer on my productivity. I’m looking forward to getting backRead More →
Starting a Bullet Journal - My Bullet Journal Story

Everyone has a bullet journal story. A story about how they found out about bullet journaling, why they started, why they keep using it, and what they plan to do with it in the future. Every person who uses a bullet journal has a story to tell on how they got started, here is mine. Needing A Planner When I first started blogging over on Mommy Thrives I was working 60 hours a week as a waitress and my schedule was insane. I was trying to write new posts for the blog, market that blog, work, raise a kid, and run all my normal errands.Read More →

Bullet journal collections and trackers help to keep your bullet journal organized and clear of clutter. They make it easy to remember important things while also helping you to track your progress in a specific goal. Before we get started here is a list of my recommended supplies. Recommended Products Journal Stencils Fine Point Pens Micron Fine Line Set Pens Tombow Fudenosuke Soft And Hard Tip Brush Pen Tombow Brush Pens Washi Tape Crayola Super Tips What Are Collections Collections are useful pages holding information that is relevant to you. These can be anything from lists of movies you want to see to books youRead More →