Monthly Set Up

Plan With Me: My May 2019 Setup in my Bullet Journal

Plan With Me: My May 2019 Setup in my Bullet Journal

Hello everyone!

I’m back with another monthly setup in my bullet journal. April is almost over and I’m super excited for May to come (because it’s my birthday month! ✨). For me the rest of April is extremely busy and I wanted to have everything setup in my bujo as soon as possible. Some of you might be celebrating Easter this week. Here in Cyprus we celebrate Easter the week after, so there’s lots of things to do and arrange until then. Also the day after Easter we’re flying with my family to Vienna for week! I’m super excited about this trip and I can’t wait to visit this amazing city!!! From the pictures it looks gorgeous 😍 ✈️ If you have any recommendations for Vienna - like coffee shops, things to do and of course stationery shops - please let me know in the comments below!!! ☺️

The theme I’ve chosen for May is ‘cacti’ 🌵.

Plan With Me: My April 2019 Setup in my Bullet Journal

Plan With Me: My April 2019 Setup in my Bullet Journal

Hello everyone!

Isn't it amazing? Spring is finally here!!! Woohoo! 🌸 All these colours and smells always make me so happy ☺️ March has been such a nice month for me - both personally and professionally - and I’m so grateful for that! I drew a lot, created loads of new stickers (the Easter ones are my favourite!!!) for my shop and had some amazing time with family and friends ✨

Plan With Me: My March 2019 Setup in my Bullet Journal

Plan With Me: My March 2019 Setup in my Bullet Journal

Hello everyone!

February has been such a short month! It feels like it has only lasted 2 weeks! And here we are again planning for the next month. ☺️ Usually Cyprus has very mild winters. However, this year we have felt the cold and the rain, especially in the last two months. So, I needed some sunshine and colour in my bullet journal to welcome the spring (that’s hopefully around the corner! 🌸). I wanted to make my spreads nice and colourful, without going for the usual floral theme.

So, for March I chose to do a theme about colour.

Plan With Me: My February 2019 Setup in my Bullet Journal

Plan With Me: My February 2019 Setup in my Bullet Journal

Hello everyone!

February is just around the corner and that means of course that it’s time to plan our month in our bullet journal. I don’t know about you, but lately I tend to create less and less spreads in my bullet journal. I prefer to create only the ones that I like to use every month, and that help me with my productivity. For me simplicity is the key. So, I like to stay away from fancy layouts, trackers and all that.

For February I chose to use a theme that you might have seen in my Etsy shop. I love my little robots and I thought that February would be the perfect month to incorporate them into a theme for my bullet journal. So, let’s see the spreads that I’ve created in my bullet journal for February.

Plan With Me: My January 2019 Setup in my Bullet Journal

Plan With Me: My January 2019 Setup in my Bullet Journal

The countdown has really started! With only 5 days till Christmas and 11 days till the New Year, everybody is crazy busy trying to plan and organise everything for the holidays. And don’t forget those last minute presents… oh, boy I don’t even want to go there! But even if you are incredibly busy, and caught up in the festive whirlwind, you need to set aside some time to plan and organise for 2019. It’s the best time to setup your bullet journal for the new year, and to plan January.

For January I wanted to try something different from the typical layouts that are related to winter. So, the theme I chose for this month is ‘Coffee’. I wanted to make this theme cute and fun, and I think that I managed to do that through my doodles and the little comments on them. I had so much fun creating these pages, and now I can’t wait to start using them.

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.

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? 


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!!! 😍