Okay, I know this is super delayed, and I'm really sorry about that...but YOU GUYS. IT'S SUMMER!
I've just returned from a dreamy week and a half at my cabin in Lillooet, BC on Seton Lake. We had lots of sun, family dinners, boat rides and drinking Twisted Tea on floaties! Woo!
All this relaxing has gotten me behind on blogging and 'gramming. Sorry about that!
So - here we go! This blog is dedicated to my July bullet journal setup. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll probably have seen some of my weekly spreads for July. I picked a lovely (and season-appropriate) theme for my July #bujo: waves!
Sooo, ladies and gents, here we go! Here are the supplies I used for this month's bujo spread.
As you can see, I used...
- Three of my trusty dual-tip Tombow brush pens. These are the pens I used to colour in the waves I used throughout the month's spreads.
- A couple of these fun Staedler Triplus Fineliner in different shades of blue.
- My trusty Tombow hard-tip Fudenosuke brush pen.
- Both the 01 and 03 width Pigma Micron fine liners.
All of these fabulous pens allowed me to create the title page and monthly spread(s) you'll see below!
So, here is my July cover page!
As you can see, I opted to add some colourful blue hues to my beachy waves.
A major change I made this month was my "other" and "lettering prompts" page. In my previous spreads, I made them each separate pages.
My "other" page is for tasks that need completing this month, but don't need to be done on a specific date.
My "lettering prompts" page is for any cute quotes I come across that I might want to letter.
I found that in my past spreads, I wasn't really using an entire page for each of these spreads. I instead decided to avoid the wasted space on the page before my title page, and use it for both!
Next, I threw in my monthly spread, calendar-style.
I've now tried both the traditional bujo method of monthly spreads, and the calendar-style, and I've decided that I prefer the visual appeal of the calendar. It's so useful and I like how much space it gives me!
On the adjacent page, I slid in my habit tracker.
Normally, I would have my "other" page where the habit tracker is, but like I said above, I moved it further up in my monthly spread to a half-page.
I think overall this page looks really catchy. The colours are great and it looks very consistent.
I kept my habit tracker generally the same as I did last month. I included my habits, my moods and my Instagram trackers.
The only major change I made to my habit trackers this month was the way in which I recorded them. As you can see to the right of the habit tracker title, I included a little key that shows me what each colour means.
I used my Staedler fineliners for this, and the dark blue means "yes" - it was completed. Done. No questions asked. The light blue is a firm "no," and the half and half means I may have done it - but only to an extent. For example, sometimes I'm good at using the planner part of my bullet journal, but I didn't use my habit trackers. This allows me to have a bit of "meh-ness" in my life - I think everyone needs this sometimes :)
Well, that's it for July. Below I've included a couple examples of my weekly spreads for you to check out. The circular spread was a little abstract for me, but man, was it ever fun to make! The second week's spread was fun, a bit more linear, and definitely more user-friendly for me. I also liked experimenting around with a different type of calligraphy!
Please let me know what you think of this month's spreads in the comments below! Also, feel free to tag me, @whitelilylettering, on Instagram if you construct your own bujo off my examples!
Have a great summer, loves!