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 →
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 →

Should you start a new bullet journal for the new year? In this post I hope to help you decide if you should start fresh or finish out your current journal in the new year. I’ve been seeing a lot of questions in the bullet journal Facebook groups lately. They are all wondering the same thing. “Should I start fresh with a new journal for the new year?” View this post on Instagram Leave as is, or colour in the flower front right, and the vines that come from it? #bujo #bujoideas #bujo2019 #bulletjournal #year #flower #drawing #doodle A post shared by Sabine Little (@sabine.little)Read More →
December 2019 Bullet Journal Setup - Doctor Who Bullet Journal Theme

For the month of December I went with another favorite fandom. I am now sharing my Doctor Who theme bullet journal layout with you. I have known for months that this was the theme that I wanted to go with but when push came to shove, and a failed attempt at watercolor, I decided to go with a minimalist theme and it looks really good. Doctor Who Fandom I’m a total Whovian so it’s only natural that I would want to have at least one Doctor Who monthly theme. I’ve been on a fandom roll for a couple of months now and it’s worked outRead More →
Bullet Journal Harry Potter Theme - November 2019 Bullet Journal Layout with Harry Potter Theme

I have been extremely excited to try my hand and a Harry Potter theme in my bullet journal. As a huge fan of the books and movies I’ve been looking forward to recreating aspects of each in my bullet journal. This of course has me super excited for November too. Just being able to use the different spreads. 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 Platform 9 ¾ Cover Page I decidedRead More →

Bullet journal ADHD management can help combat forgetfulness, thought overload, and help you stay on top of tasks. Today I’m going to show you how people with ADHD can benefit from using a bullet journal. When you live with ADHD it can be extremely difficult. People will complain about your forgetfulness or random behavior often. Even more than what other people will complain about you will often find yourself beating yourself up for things too. Our lack of ability to stay on task, remember things at the store, remember events or plans, and even just keeping track of our daily chores can often be tooRead More →