May Bullet Journal Set Up 2018

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Hi, thanks for stopping by for bujo ideas! Here’s my May bullet journal set up, so read on and plan with me. My theme this month was “fiesta”. I drew my artwork freehand and only did weekly spreads because May is going to be an extremely busy month for me. I also picked up the book Hand Lettering 101: An Introduction to the Art of Creative Lettering by Sarah at Chalkfulloflove.  Looks super cute and fits with my style of fun faux calligraphy. The cover and theme for fiesta was inspired by Cinco de Mayo which is huge in Texas. It was lots of fun to create. In the future, I’ll bring back MONTHLY layout and TRACKERS, but you won’t see them this month. Another bujo idea I had this month was to add notes on the BLOG GOALS page. My blog is my new baby and its fun to share my progress, inspire others, and just look back on my writing in the future. I hope you enjoy it and let me know if you give this a try in the future! Thanks as always for stopping by, love ya!!


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Plan with Me

Theme: Fiesta

This month was a bit easier to plan because I only created weekly spreads. There are 101 things to do for the sale of our house and moving to our temporary dwelling. If you don’t have your May bujo ideas planned out yet, don’t feel bad! In the future, I hope to have time to plan the next month 5 days before the new month so my readers can join in.

Bujo ideas are typically based on the season, so I am hoping to create some fun spreads for the summer. I do not think this is going to be a “lazy summer.” We are trying to fit in a vacation, but we may not plan it until early Fall.

Weekly Spreads (next month let’s see how I did journaling each week):

May 1-5 How did I celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Traveling to Memphis for a Graduation, how was it?

May 6-12 Our eldest son is graduating from Texas State Uni! Whoo hoo!

Check our the Margarita recipe! I thought that was a super cute add-on and so did my Instagram readers!

May 13 – 19 Moving, how smooth will it be? Will I need to pour wine in my coffee?

I found this cool website and app called Decluttr. You scan want you want sent to them, they price your valuables, sell them for you, and your get money. Check them out!

May 20-26 Yay! Almost done with the month. Need to start planning for June bujo ideas.

May 27 – 31 Week of Memorial day, how are we celebrating?

What’s missing in my bullet journal this month?:

Trackers and Monthly Too busy this month to have everything planned and tracked

Quotes I have one – You are the Salsa to my tacos!

Video Coming soon!

Bujo Ideas for the Summer Months

Most people lay low in the summer so planning should be easy. Here are some bujo ideas you can use:

  • Camping
  • Juneteenth
  • Popsicles
  • Fourth of July
  • Father’s Day
  • Beach
  • Resort life
  • Cruise life
  • Swimsuits
  • Vacation
  • Orchids

Bullet Journaling for the Busiest Women

So like me, I know you are super busy, but this is all about taking time for yourself to boost your creative prowess!

Don’t let YOU, forget about you. It’s easy to do when you are supermom, working parent, studying in uni, building a business.

When I started bullet journaling, I was elated at the beautiful spreads I could make and not have to lug around a huge sketchbook. Bujo ideas can come from anywhere. It is nice to look back and reflect on your progress not matter how small.

What I’m doing this month is adding my BLOG GOALS spread to in my bullet journal. This will help me to combine the two passions.

Here are a few of my blog goals:

Increase page views

I will do this by creating pins and scheduling them with Tailwind and Board booster. I’ve heard great things about these automation tools.

Networking

I try to stay off social media since I’m studying and building my blog. I want to do better and network with other bloggers. My goal is to reach out to 5 other bloggers and make a personal connection, one of them will be local Austin area.

Affiliate marketing

A blog is not all about making money, however, I’m having a lot of fun. I’ve learned so much, and I have some quick wins under my belt with affiliates. I got accepted to four affiliates this month: Google AdSense, Shareasale, Skimlinks, and Shopstyle.

I suggest starting with these affiliate companies once you have your blog up. They are a great way to have a profitable blog even while you are small and starting out. Here is my post on how to start a profitable blog.

Soon I will write a post on my first full month blogging. Stay tuned!

This month I only purchased one new watercolor set for my bujo. This is because the fiesta theme truly needed vibrant, primary colors and not the pastels I typically work with. You can find the watercolor pallet here.

If you are new to bullet journaling, here are the new supplies I recommend (written in detail in this post A Beginner’s Guide to Mastering the Bullet Journal Set Up)

Zebra NC5 Highlighter Mildliner, 5 Color Set [under 7 ] http://bit.ly/mildliners

These are for decorating titles in my bullet journal, but I use them for taking notes and “highlighting” print outs.

Leuchtturm1917 Hard Cover, Berry Color, [$19.95] http://bit.ly/journalopensflat

The Berry colored Leuchttrum is extra cute. I thought about decorating the cover, but chose to leave it as. The color is so feminine and bold. I love it!

Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush Assorted Tips, Pack of 3, [under $15] http://bit.ly/aqua2brush

PRO-TIP: Don’t fill the reservoir with ink or watercolor, instead dip the tip into the color or ink and wipe off excess with a paper towel.

Paper Mate Inkjoy Gel pens, 0.7mm https://amzn.to/2IrwBgi

Gel pens are super smooth and perfect for bullet journaling.

Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen 2 Pens Set [$4.55] https://amzn.to/2Imv4br

One of my best purchasing ever! These pens are exactly as described. The pen tip is a flexible brush so it is great for modern calligraphy and faux calligraphy.


So have you planned your bullet journal this month? How’s it going? Leave a comment below and let me know! Plus get on my newsletter for bujo ideas and blogging tips! There’s a free calligraphy practice sheet when you sign up.

Cheers!

Monique

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