Bullet Journal

Setting Up my Bullet Journal for 2019 (+video)

Setting Up my Bullet Journal for 2019 (+video)

With the New Year fast approaching, now it’s the perfect time to setup our bullet journals for 2019! I like to take this time to reflect on the year that is almost over and to plan ahead for the new one that’s coming. It helps me to put my head and thoughts in order and to get a head start before the 1st of January. Even if you’re not starting with a brand new notebook, it’s nice to dedicate a few pages in your journal to denote the new year.

Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the post, because there's also a video, where I'm showing you step by step how I've setup each spread for 2019. 😉

Bullet Journal Ideas: 4 Weekly Spread Layouts for December 2018

Bullet Journal Ideas: 4 Weekly Spread Layouts for December 2018

I love this time of year! Everything is in Christmas and New Year’s spirit. Festive lights are being strung around the neighbourhood, holiday music is playing at my favourite shops, and the season of giving has definitely begun!

December marks a time of reflection while we enjoy all the lights, sounds and smells of the holidays. I really can’t believe that we're in the last month of the year. 2018 is coming to an end, and it has truly been an amazing year. I’m grateful for all the opportunities that were presented to me and all the amazing moments and memories I had the chance to create. But I’m also grateful for all the problems and difficulties that came up as well, because they made me come out of my comfort zone and try harder.

As always one of the things that I love to do in the beginning of each month is to plan my weekly spreads, so that I have them ready to fill in all the information, appointments etc. during the month. That way I save time and I have space to plan everything. The theme for this month is 'Gingerbread Cookies' and you can see how I've setup my bullet journal for the month in this post, or you can watch the video here

Plan With Me: My December 2018 Setup in my Bullet Journal

Plan With Me: My December 2018 Setup in my Bullet Journal

Today I came to the realisation that this is the last month we’ll be planning for 2018!! And that we have only 34 sleeps until Christmas!!! 😬 Eeeekkk!!! I’m ready for all the lights, and trees, and love, and family, and food, and presents, and parties!!!! 🎄 I’m also already setup in my planner for the rest of the month! I knew with all the Christmas shopping, decorations and events I won’t have enough time to plan as I want to in my bullet journal, so I took the time to do it now, that everything is more calm and relaxed.

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!

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.

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!!! 😍