I have a confession.
I didn't use my bullet journal for most of July and all of August. Why, you ask?
I'm a teacher.
I get summers off.
I didn't want to plan my life.
And you know what? That's okay. I've accepted it.
But I'm back at it! It's September, it's a new month, and it's a new school year. I'm ready to organize my life again. So here I am, back with a new bujo tutorial, and my layout for September 2017.
Here we go!
This is my September cover page! Like July, I decided to stick with shifting my "other" section (tasks that must be completed in the month of September) and my potential lettering prompts to the page before my cover page. I really like having my cover page on the right. I don't know why...I think it feels fresher, like a new start to a great month. The problem, however, is that I always end up with a wasted page.
For a while I was using it as a doodling or lettering page, which is fine, but I have too many of those now, and not enough to fill it up! As a result, I like this new system because it allows me to use the wasted space for something productive.
If you're interested in seeing the process I took to get where I am today, check out my recent posts, starting with this one.
Anyways, back to the cover page! I wanted to do something fun and colourful this month, so I pulled out my trusty Ecoline watercolours. Have you tried these before?? They're amazing! I've been collecting colours for months, but the yellow is my fave! I'll write a blog post soon on why lettering with yellow is my favourite.
I pulled out a different style of font, and I practiced my botanical line drawing from Peggy Dean's book for the rest of my cover page. I think it turned out really well! What do you think?
I'm in LOOOOVE with my monthly spread for September! For the last couple months, I've been using a horizontal calendar style for my bujo, but...you know, with #firstworldproblems, I was finding it a bit irritating to flip my bujo around to see it from the other way haha!
This month, as you can see, I tried a vertical monthly calendar. I think it turned out so cute with the matching washi tape and the watercolours I used on top of each week!
I'd love to try new examples of monthly spreads. Please tag me in your photos on Instagram!
I used a few different washi tape colours this month, which is kind of cute. I don't like that you can't see the dates well, though. I think I'll see if I can pick up some more neutral washi tape next time I'm at a craft store!
As usual, I have my habit trackers on the top (please ignore how badly I've done so far this month), my mood trackers in the middle (but look how happy I've been!) and my Instagram tracker on the bottom.
On a side note (and a shameful plug), I've been trying to reach a following of 1000 on my Instagram page by the end of summer, and technically summer doesn't end until the 22nd! So if you like my content, please head over to @whitelilylettering and give me a follow!
Last, but not least, I have, as per usual, included a photo of my first weekly spread. I really went to work with the watercolours again. I think the colours together are so cute.
If you're interested in seeing more on my weekly spreads, I always post them on my Instagram profile!
On a total side note, I realize that I got my dates wrong in my weekly spread. Oops! I figured it would be too messy to fix it, so...oh, well!
Please let me know what you think of this month's spread in the comments below! Also, feel free to tag me, @whitelilylettering, on Instagram if you construct your own bujo off my examples!
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