Hello, June! This is my second Plan with Me post, and I’m really enjoying these! I’m a little late in sharing my June bullet journal setup, but I was on VACATION! We made the 10+ hour drive home to Texas, where I did nothing but enjoy the time with our families. No blogging, no work, just relaxing. Now we’re back in Arkansas (boo!), and it’s so hard to get back to the daily grind. Can we please just go back on vacation?
June Bullet Journal Setup
Since we were traveling, my journal supplies were slightly limited. I couldn’t take the entire contents of my desk with us, so I limited myself to some stickers, 2 rolls of washi tape, and my Tombow brush pens. It was a little difficult not to take all the things, but when you’re limited on space you just do what you need to do. We still needed enough space for all five of us to have a little leg room and a small space to keep the fish. (Yep, our betta fish that lives on the kitchen table made the trip with us!)
On the bright side, not having all the watercolors and fancy paints really helped me keep things simple this month. It was also so much quicker to put together since I wasn’t doing the flowers by hand.
The cover page was super-simple this month- just 3 stickers and a couple strips of washi! The stickers came from a Create 365 sticker book. (I still love the Happy Planner stuff — it’s all so pretty!) Those stickers inspired the color scheme for my monthly pages. I’m using the Coral (873) and Rubine Red (755) Tombow brush pens throughout these spreads.
I decided to continue using the traditional bullet journal calendar format. It’s so much quicker and easier to draw up than a regular calendar page, and I love that I have more room to write out events and holidays for each day. I have plenty of room for notes and goals on the facing page, and of course, another pretty sticker.
My trackers this month got the biggest changes! Instead of making the tracker go sideways along one page, I let it go across two pages. In May I started tracking my sleep on my weekly spreads, so I thought it would be more fun (and easier) to have all of that in one place. I also added in some things under the “blog” category in hopes that it will help me post a little more frequently. I love how cute the flower stickers made everything look, and again, it was so easy to do!
I changed my mood tracker a little this month. Instead of having the same flower pre-drawn for every day, I’ll draw a different flower and color it accordingly.
I didn’t color in the rings on my weather tracker, and that’s the only big change there.
Gratitude & Happiness
When I first started bullet journaling, I added in the gratitude pages because that’s what everyone else was doing. Last month I changed it to “Happiness is…” Every day I think of something that made me happy or gave me a smile. I love it!
I went through May’s Happiness entries, and I found a few gems in there that might have been forgotten or lost if I hadn’t written them down there. One day my son was being so helpful by trying to carry his laundry hamper to the washer, and he couldn’t see where he was going. He tripped over the dog, crashed into our bedroom door, then got up laughing and yelled, “I’M OKAY!!!” Naturally this was right after I told him to be quiet because his sisters had just fallen asleep for their naps. Thank goodness they slept through all the racket, and he and I had a good laugh about it. It’s little things like this that make me smile when I go back and review the month. Definitely a spread I’ll be keeping in my monthly setup!
So simple and pretty!
When I shared my May journal setup, a lot of people told me theirs could never look like that. I’ve got news for you – it can! Use a few stickers, a little washi, some pretty markers, and you would be surprised at how gorgeous it can turn out. Plus, it doesn’t take nearly as long to set up when you use stickers vs. drawing everything!