Bullet Journal Ideas: 4 Weekly Spread Layouts for November 2018

Bullet Journal Ideas: 4 Weekly Spread Layouts for November 2018

Happy November everyone! ♥ I feel that the countdown towards the end of the year has officially started! The last two months usually fly by with all the preparations and the planning. Therefore, it’s the best time to focus and to plan the last 60 days of the year in order to make them count and to make sure that you achieve everything you wanted to before the end of 2018!

Improve Your Handwriting Challenge - November 2018

Improve Your Handwriting Challenge - November 2018

I'm back with one more "Improve your Handwriting Challenge"!

It's a fun way to practice daily, keep a photo archive of your handwriting and see how you've improved through time. You can also interact online with other people doing the same challenge, and also you can get inspired by others' handwriting too.

So, for November it's going to be 30 days of handwriting prompts that will hopefully get you to start practicing your handwriting every day. The theme for this month's words is 'Being Thankful'. I thought it was very appropriate for this time of year. The list consists of words of gratitude and also of ways you can say ‘thank you’.

Plan With Me: My November Setup in my Bullet Journal + Video

 Bullet Journal Setup - November 2018 - www.christina77star.net

November is just around the corner and that means that it’s time to setup our bullet journals for the month. I love doing it early so that I have time to plan for the theme, the spreads and the layouts that I’d like to use. As always I get inspiration from everything around me and I prefer to choose themes that are not the “usual” ones that you associate with certain months. So, for November I decided to go with the theme ‘November in the City’. However, it’s not the traditional city with the big buildings and the skyscrapers that you usually expect, it’s a smaller city with cute houses.

The thing that took me the most time, was to decide on the colours that I was going to use. I started using my pastel colours, but I wasn’t feeling it. I wanted to show the winter through the colours and my colourful pastel Tombows were not the right ones. Then, as I was looking through my feed on Instagram, I saw this picture and I loved the colours, so I decided to use a similar palette for my theme for November. Therefore, expect lots of light blue and turquaz as well as shades of grey.

Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the post, because there's also a video, where I'm showing you exactly how I've created each spread.

 Bullet Journal Setup for November 2018 - www.christina77star.net

We start as always with the Cover Page of the month. I added lots of different styled houses, one next to the other. I like how cute they look and the colours give it a more cold and ‘wintery’ look. For some of the colours I used a technique that turns the Tombow markers into watercolours. I tend to use this technique when I want a more light shade of a certain colour. You can watch how I do it in the video, at the end of this post. I also added the silhouettes of some birds on a wire and I chose a more calligraphic font to write the month with. I really like the way it turned out!

 Bullet Journal Plan With Me - November 2018

However, as you can see in the image above, the watercolours bled through the page. 🙁 I always try my pens and watercolours at one of the back pages of every notebook, to make sure that they’re ok to use. When I tested the watercolours this time, it worked well with no bleeding. However, I think I used more layers of watercolour on the cover page and maybe my brush was more wet than it should… But I still like my pages, no matter any shading or bleeding through. In the image above you can see my Month at a Glance page. I like the single page layout and I’ve used it for a couple of months already. I’ve added some houses and birds to follow with the theme.

 Bullet Journal Setup - November 2018

Next up is my Goals page for the month. As always I created my two categories for personal and business and I added some light blue lines this time to add colour. I also like how simple and cute the silhouettes of the birds look! Since we’re coming at the end of the year, it’s really important to set up some goals for yourself, in order to catch up with everything you’ve setup to accomplish in 2018.

 Bullet Journal Setup for November 2018

Then next spread is where I allocate different tasks per week, in order to accomplish my goals. I find the incredibly useful and it helps me to stay on track with all my planning. I highly recommend to try this page for yourself to see the difference.

 Bullet Journal Setup for November 2018

On the page opposite is where I keep all my notes during the month. I always like to add light coloured lines and some doodles to add some elements of the theme in it.

 Bullet Journal Setup for November 2018

Lastly, but not least, comes my first Weekly Spread of the month. I’m using a layout that I tried in October and I loved! I got inspired for it by the lovely @sheylara_shen ☺️ I kept it quite simple with minimum colouring and doodles, and I love the simplicity and the functionality of it.




And that is one more month planned in my bullet journal. Have you setup your bullet journal for November yet? What theme did you use? 


My 2018 Bullet Journal Flip Through + Video

My 2018 Bullet Journal Flip Through + Video

After my video of my 5th bullet journal setup, a lot of you asked me to make a flip through video of my 4th bullet journal. I’ve been bullet journaling for almost 3 years now and I always like to go back through my previous bullet journals and see how I was creating my spreads then, which pages I preferred to add to my monthly setup and generally to see how much my layouts have evolved through time. So, I thoroughly enjoyed creating this video and going through all the pages I’ve created in 2018 so far.

How to make the Last Months of the Year incredibly Productive

How to make the Last Months of the Year incredibly Productive

It’s hard to believe that this year is actually in its final few months! It seems that 2018 has literally flew by and I can’t believe that 2019 is just around the corner. With the holidays upon us, days seem to go by faster than ever, making you feel like you have a lot less time on your hands than you’d hoped.

A lot of people have already started thinking about their new year’s resolutions! January 1st has a fascinating effect on most people, acting as an opportunity to change everything. But 2018 is not over yet. So, instead of worrying about what changes we can make next year, let’s focus on what we can still achieve in the next few weeks. 

Improve Your Handwriting Challenge - October

Improve Your Handwriting Challenge - October

I'm back with one more "Improve your Handwriting Challenge"!

It's a fun way to practice daily, keep a photo archive of your handwriting and see how you've improved through time. You can also interact online with other people doing the same challenge, and also you can get inspired by others' handwriting too.

So, for October it's going to be 31 days of handwriting prompts that will hopefully get you to start practicing your handwriting every day. The theme for this month's words is of course 'Halloween'. And I thought it was very appropriate for this time of year 🎃

Bullet Journal Ideas: 4 Weekly Spread Layouts for October 2018

Bullet Journal Ideas: 4 Weekly Spread Layouts for October 2018

Happy October everyone!

I’m wishing you all an amazing month full of planning and organisation 😉 I love when a new month starts, because it gives me the chance to re-focus and start new! October also starts on a Monday, and this is perfect for us bullet journalists! New month, new week and everything fits on the pages like a dream ☺️

As always I like to plan my weeklies for the month in advance. That way I can plan everything properly and make sure that all my appointments and tasks are scheduled.

Plan With Me: My October Setup in my Bullet Journal + Video

Plan With Me: My October Setup in my Bullet Journal + Video

I’m back with another Plan With Me post and video! Setting up my bullet journal early each month helps me to plan the next month on time and to thoroughly go through my tasks and projects in order to see what needs to be done.

This is the first month that I setup in my new Dingbats notebook, and I am really impressed with the quality of the paper. If you’d like to see how I’ve setup my new bullet journal, you can watch this video. The theme for October is ‘Laundry’ and I love the way it turned out!!! 😍