Happy Saturday. I know what you’re thinking? Why is she posting on a Saturday when she never does…well I got caught up in Uni work and in a book and I forgot to post yesterday so I am making up for it with today’s post. I’m paring back how much I write for these posts and just showing my spreads instead since I feel like they are probably getting a little samey all of my explanations.
Today I am very excited to show off my March Bullet Journal Spreads, these aren’t my favourite spreads ever but I did them a little last minute so I’m just glad I managed to get them done at all. If you have never seen any of my bullet journalling posts before here is a link to them if you are interested. I started bullet journalling at the start of 2020 and it has quickly became one of my favourite hobbies. But that’s enough pre-amble – As always let me get into telling you about my journals if you are interested in that – if not just skip down to the photos of my spreads.
How I Journal:
I have two bullet journals, one for blogging/reading and then one for my personal everyday life and while this isn’t typical (usually the point of bullet journals is to have everything in one place) but I find that having them separated works best for me. Plus, I get to do two different themes. I decided to upgrade my personal bullet journal this year from an A5 to B5 because I do use it everyday and I wanted a little bit more space than before which I don’t need for my blogging journal. So far I am liking this upgrade as it meant I could condense down all my spreads into fewer pages but I am still not 100% used to the larger size of it now so it’s harder to plan out spreads.
If there is one thing I’ve learnt about bullet journalling it is that you do not need fancy stuff to do it. I started with a pack of highlighters and journals that were under £10 from amazon and that was it. I have since upgraded because I have fallen in love with journalling and it is where I want to spend my money but you definitely do not need to do that.
- Scribbles that Matter B5 Bullet Journal in Charcoal (155pgs and 160gsm) *I bought this on sale
- Stationary Island A5 Dotted Journal in Berry (180pgs and 120gsm)
- Stabilo pastel highlighters
- Tombow Brush Pens (Black N15, Cool Grey 3 N75, Crimson 847, Asparagus 192, Deep Blue 565 and the 12 Pastel Colour Set)
- A Fineliner Set from Amazon that I got for Christmas but any black pens are good.
- Uni-Ball Signo white gel pen (I actually don’t like this much and I want to buy a better white pen but it will do for now)
- A pencil
My Blogging Bullet Journal:
This is my blogging/reading bullet journal. It is a stunning maroony-berry-purple and I love it. It was £8.99 on Amazon from the company Stationary Island and despite the lower price tag I cannot recommend it enough. It is very sturdy with decent page thickness. I’ve only had the ink bleed through once or twice when I used it last year and I was definitely going a bit crazy with the colouring. I read reviews saying it fell apart on them but I used mine every single day in 2020 and it didn’t break.
This is the progress I made on my Goals so far (excluding the last few days because I took these before the start of the month)
For this theme I picked daisies because I wanted to use my yellow highlighter and I thought this was a way too do it without it being very over-powing yellow.
My Personal Bullet Journal:
This is my personal bullet journal. It is massive. I know it sounds dumb but even though I knew it would be bigger than my old one, it is so much bigger and even after a month of using this I am still struggling with the drawing because of the new proportions. It’s been great for condensing my monthly use into fewer pages but it still feels huge haha.
I wanted to base this off the cover for For Once in My Life by Marianne Kavanaugh if you know what that looks like. I’ll put the cover beside this so you can see how spectacularly it doesn’t align haha. I don’t know if I love it…no. I know it’s not as good a cover spread as I hoped but hey it will have to do. As long as it functions, that’s what counts.
This is the spread I am most proud of and am actually excited to use this month. I love that its both practical but also a really cute (and acurate) piano keys layout. I also like that I managed to get a bit of caligraphy in here to try and improve.
So those are my spreads for March. Definitely not my best or my favourite’s by any stretch but I am still decently happy with them. I like showing even when my spreads don’t go to plan to show that bullet journals don’t have to be perfect and that most people’s are not. The internet doesn’t always show that so I wanted to show you that even though I don’t like mine much this month they are still going to do their job and be productive. What did you do for your March spreads? Anyway, have a great day and weekend! I will see you on Monday!