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
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
15 Bullet Journal Monthly Spread Ideas

Have I told you how much I love bullet journaling yet? It’s a recent addiction of mine and quite frankly a complete game changer when it comes to tracking my entire life. Of course I absolutely need monthly spreads for a quick glance at everything I have going on. The monthly spread is great for tracking your upcoming events. If you need to check your schedule for availability quickly the monthly spread is a must have. Additionally, you will never miss a birthday and be prepared for all holiday events. A monthly spread allows you to hold all future events in one place then youREAD 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
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
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

For my first actual month doing a full theme in my bullet journal I decided to have a Nightmare Before Christmas bullet journal theme. I love the movie and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It made sense for me to pick and try my hand at this theme. Overall I’m pretty happy with everything about this theme and how it turned out in my bullet journal. It took me a bit of time to figure out how I was going to incorporate the theme and Halloween into each of my spreads but all together it’s pretty awesome. Before we get started here isREAD MORE