HAPPY NEW YEAR! Now that it’s officially 2019, I decided it’s time to try a new layout for my bullet journal. 😉 This time, I went with something super simple but still pretty – namely, washi tape! 😀 I got a bunch of GORGEOUS tapes for Christmas (more on that in a later post), and I had so much fun using them throughout this spread!
I kept the first part of my bujo simple so I had more time to work on… some exciting Etsy news pertaining to bullet journals. 😉 More on that at the end of the post. Keep reading if you like bujos or planners! 😉
Alright. This is my Welcome 2019 page. I don’t love how the colors and elements go together, but oh well, I won’t be seeing it much. *shrugs* I added my yearly goals to the bottom and wrapped a piece of washi tape over the edge of the page, as I did last time. (And no, I’ve still not found my wallet, if you were reading the journal entries. XD)
This is definitely one of my favorite spreads, despite the annoying wrinkle that happened when I was erasing my pencil sketch. I love how simple yet elegant it is with the minimalist fonts and numbers and the coordinating washi tape. I got the idea for this spread here.
These pages are pretty similar to how I formatted them last year… but with washi tape. 😉
I really like writing the title across both pages like this if you’re making a two-page spread.
This is also similar to my last “books” spread, but I thought I’d draw the books as I go, since last time I had so many empty books at the end of each month that it was kind of depressing to look back on. :’D
Heh heh, I think I’ll need at least two pages for my post ideas this time. 😉 Any of those look particularly appealing to you? I’m hoping to post them all eventually, but WHEW, it will take a while! XD Also I like the asymmetric title here – just a subtle, simple detail that makes it more interesting.
We have now come to the monthly spreads. I didn’t use trackers last year, but I thought I’d try them out in 2019. Neither of these pages are updated or completed, but so far I like them both! I kept my habit tracker super simple since I’m going to have to make a new one every month. It would look odd to have just a narrow swath of tracker in the middle of the page, so I added some extra-wide washi tape to fill in the sides. 😉
This spread is pretty confusing, even to me. XD I didn’t plan it out very well… Anyway, on the left I sectioned the page into my various sources of income, and on the right, made spaces to keep track of business and personal spending. And then that awkward little box in the middle is for totals. XD Next month I shall try and improve this layout.
Well THIS one’s boring. As you can see, I haven’t done much with this page yet. I got a lovely 5-year journal (more on that in the Christmas gift post) that I’m going to use for my daily entries, which means I can keep things super simple in my bujo by just writing down to-dos. Yay, more room for checklists! 😀
Okay, NOW! I’m super excited to say that I’ve launched a bullet journal printables set on my Etsy shop! I really wish I’d got on it sooner so I could put it out before New Year’s, but… The rest of the pages in this post are using the January printables (which you can buy here.) Keeping the rest of my bullet journal simple allows me more time for making prettier spreads to sell! 😀 I love the theme for this month if I do say so myself. 🙂 ❤
Last year, my monthly calendars were too small: I hardly had enough space to write all the events down. This year I shouldn’t have a problem, though. 😉
I honestly don’t use mood trackers, but I know a lot of people do, so I drew one to include in the printable set. It’s kind of like a mini daily coloring page. 😀
And… that’s it for now! I consistently used my bujo during 2018 and I plan on doing the same this year. It really helps keep track of everything. I’m super excited to continue the bujo printables – I plan on putting out a new themed pack each month, as well as making a “variety pack” where you can choose from a bunch of fun spreads like book and birthday trackers, a gratitude page, and maybe even a page to hold samples of all your washi tape. 😉
What was your favorite of the pages in this post? Do you have a bullet journal or planner? What about tips for using it? And do you have any suggestions for what type of bujo printables I should add to my shop next?
Thanks so much for reading, dears, and have a lovely day!