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 August I decided to switch things up and go with a minimalist theme based around a word. Today I’m sharing my August bullet journal spread for 2019. Happy Theme After a stressful and exhausting couple of months with a move and some pretty big life changes, 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.” What does happy mean to me? What things make meREAD 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
July 2019 Bullet Journal Watermelon Theme Layout - Bullet Journal Watermelon Theme Cover Page

I cannot believe it’s already July. Where has this year gone? I guess time flies when you are busy and having fun. I’m not changing too much in how I am journaling this month. Last month’s daily and simple layout worked really well for me. If I was too busy with work or just didn’t have anything to report I could just skip a day. I’m following the same method in July but my schedule is changing up just a little bit. I did add two trackers to July just so I can build some better habits back up again. A daily grateful spread andREAD 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
Bullet Journal Summer Bucket List Ideas

Seasonal bucket lists are a fun way to challenge yourself to get out and enjoy the season in your area. Today I’m going to share a few ideas and a few spreads to mimic for your summer bucket list. First you need to see what is going on in your area or see if a bigger plan is in the cards this year. Perhaps you want to take a family vacation or you just take a roadtrip to a nearby major city. Before we get started here is a list of my recommended supplies. Recommended Products Journal Stencils Fine Point Pens Micron Fine Line SetREAD MORE
Pittsburgh Theme Bullet Journal Cover Page - June 2019 Bullet Journal Layout

It feels good to be back in the bullet journal game. For a while now I have been relying heavily on electronic planning because I’ve been stuck at my computer. Well that is changing. Today I’m showing you my bullet journal setup for June. I’m doing things a little differently this month from what I used to do. Partly because the past few months I’ve been lacking on my bullet journals and partly because my schedule is about to be extremely hectic. Earlier this week our landlord informed us that we have 60 days to move. Being on a month to month lease we haveREAD MORE
April 2019 Cover Page with Umbrella and Rain Drops - April 2019 Bullet Journal Setup

It happens in any hobby, life gets busy and your hobby just slides to the side to wait patiently for you to come back. This is what happened to me with Bullet Journaling for the past couple of months. I wanted to spend time in my journal, I even created a March layout. I just didn’t use it. Partly because I left my journal in my bedroom instead of at my desk. Partly because I was so consumed with work through March that I was using electronic planning with Trello. It’s ok though. Feeling like a complete scattered – mess I created my April spreadREAD MORE
Bullet Journal Brain Dumps - How To Set Up A Brain Dump In Your Bullet Journal

If there is one thing I know about bullet journalers it’s that we love anything to do with list making or doing a brain dump. Today I am teaching you what and how to use a brain dump in your bullet journal. What Is A Brain Dump A brain dump is exactly what it sounds like. It is word vomit on a piece of paper so you can get all your tasks, upcoming events, must do’s, and things you want to remember out of your brain. The idea of a brain dump is a way to clear your mind so you can better organize yourREAD MORE
February 2019 Pink and Grey Setup - Bullet Journal Layout in Pink and Grey Stripes

My bullet journal setup for February is a minimalist but colorful setup. In keeping with Valentine’s day I went ahead and used pink as one of my colors. However, I am not a huge Valentine’s Day fan so I paired it with a grey and left hearts completely out of this theme. It’s not that I dislike the holiday – I just don’t celebrate it. If you do that is awesome and I wish you a very happy day filled with joy and love. For being a short month I have a lot going on. My son’s birthday, our anniversary, and of course all theREAD MORE
Minimalist Bullet Journal Cover Page For January - January 2019 Bullet Journal Set up

The beginning of the year is an extra crazy time for me. I have goals to create and plan out, deadlines to create, and loads of planning to do. For January I decided to do a minimalist bullet journal set up to save time on my planning. December and January are ALWAYS crazy months for me. Between loads of December birthdays, Christmas, and New Years I have almost zero time. To make matters worse I am in the process of changing up my mommy blog and dealing with all the things that come with a rebrand. I am all over the place with ideas, plans,READ MORE