February Bullet Journal Setup

As you may know, I started bullet journaling in January, but I posted it a little bit late, so it’s actually the newest post before this one….

Anyways, anyone else feeling the winter blues? I know I am, so my February theme and setup is all about bringing some brightness and happiness back into my life.

The theme is citrus fruits, and my accent color is orange, so there are more oranges than other fruits.

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Title Page

 

Last month, I had a grid style calender, but I felt it took up too much space considering how little events I have in a month. So this month, I am trying out a vertical layout instead, and so far I am really liking it! There is still room to write two or three events, birthdays, tasks etc., so I’m really liking that.

My to do list grew a bit since I filled it all out in January, and I added a table for review copies. I am lucky enough to be reviewing books regularly, so to get an overview over the books and their deadlines, I am putting them in here. That way I can see when they’re due, what my progess is on them (read, reviewed, done) etc.

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2018 and January Bullet Journal Setup

Since October 2017, I have scoured the internet for Bullet Journal setup pictures and videos, because I think they are SO cool.

So if you don’t know, bullet journaling is a type of journaling that takes you back to the old days of paper calenders. The difference is that you take an empty notebook and draw in your own modules.

If you want to know more about bullet journaling at its core, check out this page made by the founding father of the bullet journaling trend.

I jumped on the band wagon when we entered the new year. The journal I’m using is a dotted A5 journal from Leuchtterm.

2018 Title Page

My first spreads in the journal are a yearly overview where I have each month listed and I can put in any events that I have scheduled for a later date which I haven’t created spreads for yet (since you do the spreads one month at a time).

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My January theme is green, and I kept it simple with the design since I am new to bullet journaling and found it all a little scary, to be honest. I also didn’t do too many spreads since I didn’t know what I would need yet, or if I could keep up with doing it.

But that’s the good thing about this – if you love something, you do it again, and if you don’t you leave it out next month.

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I have a monthly overview with a grid-type calender and a to do list.

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I have a mood and weather tracker with two squares for each day. The moods are color coded, and each day I have colored in a square according to my moods of the day. (Spoiler alert: I changed this for February, but stay tuned for that post)

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My media spreads with books I’ve read in January and my ‘song of the day’ page. I’ve written down a song each day that I’m liking recently, and I think it’s going to be so much fun to look back on this list later on and see which songs were all the rage in January 2018.

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This picture was taken halfway through the month when I had filled in the pages, whereas the others where taken just after I had created them, which is why the others look sort of empty..

January is almost over, and after a month of bullet journaling, I am really liking it! Maybe more the process of creating the spreads than keeping up with them, but I’ve had my hands on it every day for the entire month.

Maybe I’ll add more spreads like weekly overviews or something like that at a later point, but I don’t really have a use for them at the moment, so I’m just keeping it simple.

Q&A a day – a different way of journaling

I have never really kept a journal except for about a week when I was very young, and even then I didn’t really do it properly. I always had this idea in my head about what you should write in a journal, and my life never really lived up to that. I didn’t suffer the big heartaches or crushes that deserved page after page in a book, which the protagonist always seemed to write about in American movies – and we all know American teen movies accurately depict reality. At least I didn’t at the time when I kept a journal, and once I started having journal-worthy experiences (which I now know have a much broader range than love), I never really knew how to write about it.

However, on 16 February 2017 I started writing a journal, and I can pinpoint the exact date because of this book. Continue reading

Let there be light – christmas edition

I love to use everything that lights up as christmas decorations. It makes me so happy, and even when it is dark 16 hours a day, you can still bring some coziness into your life.

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How do you decorate for christmas?

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Wishlist 2016: Beauty Edition

The other day I told to you about my non-beauty related wishes. Today, I bring you my wishlist: the Beauty Edition.

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  1. Diesel Loverdose Eau De Parfum. I got this a couple of years ago and I used it all up, so now I’d really like a new one.
  2. The Body Shop Vitamin E Overnight Serum-In-Oil. I need all the moisture I can get in these cold winter months.
  3. The Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask. This mask works wonders! Plus, it’s a really nice sensation that it heats up on your skin.
  4. OPI Nail Envy. My favorite base coat.
  5. Essie Gel Setter Top Coat. My favorite top coat.
  6. The Body Shop Almond Hand & Nail Oil. I’ve been using this for a couple of weeks, and I LOVE it! (maybe I should review this one day…)
  7. Essie Spa Starter Scrub. When you take macro shots of your hands as often as I do, it’s nice to have them looking nice.
  8. The Body Shop Smoky Eye Definer Eyeliner. I’ve tried many different black eyeliner pencils throughout the years, but I always keep coming back to this one.
  9. Zoya Pixie Dust. Literally any pixie dust polishes. I don’t have any yet, but I always keep close tabs on new collections because I think they look awesome and beautiful!

Those are my beauty related wishes! I guess it’s a little The Body Shop-heavy this year 😉

Do you have anything special you’d like this year?

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Christmas Wrapping Paper

I love wrapping presents. Usually, I wrap all presents myself rather than having them do it in the stores because I feel like they’re more personal that way. As you can imagine, picking the right paper is crucial. This year, we went for a silver holographic theme for the wrapping paper. As for ribbon, I have a trusted collection of different types and colors, but that doesn’t stop me from buying more every year, apparantly 😉 A present isn’t complete without two different colors of ribbon. As something new this year, I’ve been wrapping presents with silk ribbon, which I usually don’t like, but for some reason, I really love the look this year.

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Do you like to wrap your present yourself or do you have others do it for you?

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Wishlist 2016

Today I am bringing you my wishlist for 2016. This is the non-beauty edition – I’ll follow up with the beauty edition at a later point. Since my birthday is 26th November, I always have to be pretty creative with my wishlist because I have to come up with A LOT of wishes. This list is what I’ve come up with this year minus all the things I got for my birthday.

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  1. Jojo Moyes – Me Before You. Pre-movie edition cover. I wanna know what the fuss is about!
  2. Mads Stage Bird Mugs. My mom has these and they are the PERFECT size for a cup of coffee! Just enough to satisfy your need, but small enough so your beverage doesn’t get cold before you’re done drinking it.
  3. Cinema tickets. Usually, the movies I wanna see come out in bulks, and being on a tight budget, it’s nice to have a way of getting to see all the movies anyway.
  4. Hoptimist Mug in Purple. Ugh. This one. There are six different colors of these. I have five, and now they’re being discontinued, so hopefully someone will snatch it up for me before they’re gonna be impossible to find.
  5. Andy Weir – The Martian. I haven’t actually seen the movie, but I’ve read an excerpt of the book.
  6. Infinity candle holder. This is just gorgeous!
  7. Lauren Graham – Talking As Fast As I Can. OG Gilmore Girls fan here – of course I’m gonna want this!
  8. Tripod. We bought a camera for Black Friday, so naturally a tripod would be next. We already have a gorillapod, but we’d like an upgrade.
  9. Daniel Wellington Watch Classic Bristol. I just love Daniel Wellington watches! I have one with a black band and rose gold dial, but I’d really like the dark brown and gold one!
  10. Settlers of Catan Seafarers. We have the normal Settlers of Catan and enjoy it quite a lot.
  11. Alchemists. We’ve actually never played this, but we LOVE board games.
  12. Joel McHale – Thanks For The Money. I mostly know McHale from Community, but this book is very satirical and funny, so I’d like to read more of that.

    Those are my non-beauty related wishes! Do you have anything special you’d like this year?

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