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. Recommended Products Journal Stencils Fine Point Pens Micron Fine Line SetREAD 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
20 Bullet Journal Monthly Cover Page Ideas

Monthly cover pages serve more than just a way to mark the beginning of the month. They set the tone and the theme for the entire month. While not a required page in a bullet journal it is a useful page to start off a new month. It’s like creating a fresh start from the previous month. Especially if you are using a new theme. In your own monthly pages do not be afraid to get creative. Use doodles, quotes, or even a full on theme. Creating a cover page for your monthly layout helps you to stick to a chosen theme throughout the month.READ 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
Weekly Spreads vs. Daily Spreads In Bullet Journals - Pros and Cons of Each

Planning spreads and how we use them are essential to the bullet journal process. They help us to plan out our lives and keep us on track to reach goals. What happens when a planning spread doesn’t work for you? There is often a big debate on what planning spreads people use. Some people skip the daily spread in favor for the weekly spread. Others stick to the daily spreads because they are great for an erratic schedule. Today I’m going to show you the pros and cons of weekly and daily spreads so you can decide which spread is best for you. Before weREAD 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