Hey there day 2 of blogmas and hello fellow readers. I’m so excited to be ending 2018 with a bang with 31 consecutive days of posting. Yes, 31 days of new content! Today’s post is all about my December 2018 bullet journal setup. I have been using a bullet journal daily since September and will be going into depth in a later post. Still, I thought why not share how I’ve decorated for the end of the year.
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When I begin setting up a new month in my bullet journal, I first create a calendar page. I’ve been keeping them simple as I don’t really use the monthly calendar to begin with. I use two identical pieces of scrapbook paper as the foundation. The monthly stickers I’ve been using are from a sticker book I have on hand that I’m trying to finish. The sticky note I got from Target. They release one in the Bullseye Playground in January.
This month I went with paper from the Comfy and Cozy paper pad from Hobby Lobby. Thankfully, at the time of purchase, the Christmas selection was 50% off. I was drawn to the paper pad because of its rustic design with the plaid and woodgrain elements. I used a traditional buffalo plaid paper and then one of the wood ones. I love the contrast in colors.
I also add a monthly tracker for my medication. This month I used Avery round label stickers to create ornaments. The spacing was a little tricky, but I decided to put them right on to the scrapbook paper instead of trying to layer something else on top. I wanted to see the paper as much as possible. I drew the handle of the ornament directly on to the scrapbook paper with a Sharpie pen. I’m excited to see how it turns out once it’s all colored in. I haven’t decided exactly what part of the ornament I’ll be coloring just yet. For those that want to recreate a tracker like this, but don’t have Avery labels, a washi tape roll is the perfect size to trace.
Once those pages were laid out, I went ahead and mapped out my entire month. I wanted to do a December daily. At first, I had put the days in between each week, but then I changed my mind and decided to do the weeks all together and then the December daily. That created two separate sections and I can fill in my December daily when I choose to as I may not get to it every day.
The last section of my set up is my blogmas calendar. When creating sections, I love to have a divider page. I also use page flags to annotate from the exterior, but it’s fun to decorate my pages with stickers and papers from y stash. I used mini post-its for my schedule which gives me the ability to move my posts around when I choose to. I also added a to do list next to each to fill out what needs to be done for that post. Some tasks are redundant, such as a post/video/photos. So instead, I went with key points of what I wanted to discuss in the post.
I have pages at the end of the notebook to write in notes for my posts. I didn’t want to start a new notebook just for a month. I’ll be starting fresh in my Stalogy in January. That’s a setup I’m excited to share.