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
19 Bullet Journal Weekly Spread Ideas

Using a Bullet Journal Weekly spread is essential. These spreads can be customized, tweaked, and made into exactly what you need to get through your week. As a newbie, I highly recommend sticking with a minimalist spread as it will provide you everything you need while you get into the habit of using it. If you have been bullet journaling for a while a more complex weekly spread may be exactly what you need to save pages and provide you with a more productive journal. In looking for a weekly spread to better help me track all of my plans, I decided to show youREAD MORE
February 2020 Bullet Journal Layout and Setup - Book Theme

We have 29 days in February this year. That’s one extra day to make your goals a reality. One extra day to get in self care. One extra day to enjoy your family. This year my extra day will probably be spent on self care. That’s right instead of chasing my goals like I do almost every other day of the year, I will be turning into a blanket burrito. Curled up in bed, with my tablet, and reading for the entire day. So I decided to take my favorite self care activity and turn it into my monthly bullet journal theme for February. TableREAD 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

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
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
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