Bubble Tea/Boba Bullet Journal Theme - May 2019 Plan With Me

Hey guys! Today I am very excited to share my May bullet journal theme, which is a fun and colorful bubble tea/boba theme! Where my fellow bubble tea lovers at??

To start off the month, I created a really fun and colorful cover page illustration with different types of bubble tea cups.

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If you like this illustration and would like to save some time, I created a printable of the illustration. I left it black and white so that you can have fun and color it however you want! Find the printable here.

For the monthly calendar page, I created a simple open gridded calendar with a few of the bubble tea cup up top. I also scattered some colorful bubbles around the page.

Ok, so the habit trackers… are stamp cards. Genius, right!? I got the idea from @_jdle.

The final spread I created for the month was a mood tracker. I thought it would be really fun to color in different color bubbles in this giant bubble tea throughout the month :P

Here’s what the full spread for the trackers looks like together. Ahh, I just love it. It’s so beautiful and cute and bright — which is pretty unusual for me, as I usually stick to monochromatic themes! I have to say I love it, though, and might have to start incorporating color into my bullet journal more.

Hope you enjoy this month’s theme! Thanks for stopping by today <3

Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue

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Micron Pens - Variety Pack
Micron Pens - Variety Pack

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Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen

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Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black
Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black

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Crayola SuperTips
Crayola SuperTips

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5 Weekly Spread Ideas for your bullet journal | Easy BuJo Layouts

Today I’m sharing 5 ideas for weekly spreads for your bullet journal! These easy layouts are perfect for beginners or journalers looking to switch things up a bit! :)


For my first spread, I started with a basic layout that I use often: it has a mini calendar in the top left corner with the week of the month highlighted, and seven long, horizontal boxes for the days of the week. Some people like to use just six boxes and combine Saturday and Sunday into one “weekend” box - that’s up to you if you want your boxes to be a bit larger. I actually like having an odd number of boxes because it creates the perfect space for me to have a little section for my to-do list and meal planning for the week. Of course, you can swap out these sections for anything else you need (assignments, events, chores, etc.)

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There is also some space at the top for decorative elements. On this page, I lettered a quote and drew some wildflowers that go along with my April theme.






My second spread is similar to my first one, but it’s even simpler - it is probably the most basic of the five I’m showing you today, so if the first one seems too complicated, try this one out!

Some easy swap outs that made this spread easier:

  • Use washi tape as decoration

  • Instead of drawing full boxes for each day, create a border using a colored pen/marker


Next I created a layout with very different box dimensions. Instead of wide horizontal boxes, we’re going for tall, skinny boxes in this one. I made sure not to create full outlines for each of these boxes to save space - this makes a big difference when trying to fit lots of vertical boxes on a page!

At the top, I included the date range instead of the mini calendar from the last two spreads - just something to switch it up a bit and to have a quicker option.


My fourth layout example is from my February setup, where I created square-ish boxes. This is one of my favorite setup dimensions because it is perfect for listing a good number of short bullet, to-do list style items, which is how I usually plan my days.

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What’s special about this layout is that I also included mini habit trackers for each week. This is a great option if you are like me and don’t like monthly habit trackers, but still have a few habits you want to cultivate! I found that keeping a mini tracker like this was great to help me focus on a few important things instead of getting overwhelmed with a huge list of things to keep track of each day.


For my fifth layout, I went for a completely different style to try something new, and I love how it turned out. Instead of sticking to rigid pen grids and illustrations, I wanted to try more of a collage-styled spread. I started out with some printed photos, washi tape, pages from an old book, and some tracing paper that I crumpled up for texture. I just played around with these elements and layered them on top of each other, and then taped them down with double sided tape.

Then, I wrote each day of the week around these different elements. This kind of layout leaves less space to plan for the week, so it’s great if you don’t usually have a lot to write down in your weekly spreads. If you need more space, you can always split your week into two spreads!




It’s always fun to switch up your weekly layouts - and this also helps you figure out what works for you best - so I hope you got some inspiration from these examples!

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Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue

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Micron Pens - Variety Pack
Micron Pens - Variety Pack

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Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Tropical
Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Tropical

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Antner Washi Tape - 12 pcs
Antner Washi Tape - 12 pcs

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Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black
Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black

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Crayola SuperTips
Crayola SuperTips

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April Plan With Me Bullet Journal Setup w/ FREE PRINTABLE | Wildflowers Theme

Who else is SO excited that it is finally Spring and April is just around the corner?? I feel like this winter has been so long (although really, it always feels that way to me) and I am so ready for the weather to warm up.

For this month’s spread, I created a wildflower meadow theme, which is getting me even MORE excited for all the spring flowers and outdoor activities! I also included some bunnies and butterflies to complete these scenes.

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Next to my monthly cover page, I illustrated a flower wreath with a quote inside. This artwork is my free printable of the month, which gets sent out in my email newsletter - you can sign up for it here if you’re not already!

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These cover spreads always take the most time for me because there is so much illustration - but I always LOVE the final look, and they are my favorite spreads to see when flipping through my journal, so it’s worth the time and effort it takes!

For my monthly overview, I created a large open calendar with a box for my goals for the month and drew another border of wildflowers along the bottom. Keeping the calendar simple and open with just horizontal dividers and no outlines or vertical lines is a huge timesaver! I can’t be the only one who get bored of drawing so many straight lines, so I like to cut them out when I can ;)

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Next, I created a really simple braindump page, which will just be a space for me to write down any random thoughts I have throughout the month that don’t need a full page to themselves.

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To be honest, I was getting lazy and didn’t want to draw another huge assortment of wildflowers so I just scattered a few along the outlines of the page, but I actually LOVE the dainty effect it gave!

The final spread is pretty much the exact same favorites spread that I created in my March bullet journal setup, because I loved how it worked out!

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If you’ve been around for a bit, you know that I love to create all my weekly spreads for a month with one layout design at the very beginning so I don’t have to worry about it each week. I didn’t include them in this video this time because next week I’ll be doing a video on 5 Weekly Layout Ideas, so stay tuned for that!

So that is all from me today - thanks for stopping by, and happy planning!

SUPPLIES USED:

Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue

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Micron Pens - Variety Pack
Micron Pens - Variety Pack

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Uniball Signo White Gel Pen
Uniball Signo White Gel Pen

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Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Tropical
Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Tropical

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Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black
Pentel Fude Touch Sign - Black

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10 Lettering Ideas with Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Today I am sharing 10 lettering ideas to create with Tombow Dual Brush Pens - perfect for your bullet journal! I’m using the Tropical set, but of course you can use any colors you want, or different types of brush/colored markers!

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This video is the second of this Headers series - if you missed the first video, you can watch it here.

Here are some close up shots of the 10 styles, and you can watch my video for in-depth instructions and demos for each of them!

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I still wanted to stick to very easy styles for now that will hopefully help beginners to lettering or bullet journaling. If you want to see more complicated styles or a specific type of header (i.e. brush lettering, illustrated headers), let me know in the comments below!

Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue

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Micron Pens - Variety Pack
Micron Pens - Variety Pack

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Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Tropical
Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Tropical

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Leuchtturm1917 Journal Review | Bullet Journal supplies

I’ve been using the Leuchtturm1917 for my bullet journaling for the past few months so I thought it was time to do a full, in-depth review! I know there are many journal and supply options for bullet journalers and that makes it hard to decide what to buy. Hopefully this will help you!

Basic info:

  • 5.75 by 8.25 inches

  • 249 numbered, dot grid pages

  • Slightly cream colored pages (not bright white)

  • Available in a wide range of solid colors

  • Pocket in the back

  • Three ribbon bookmarks

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The Leuchtturm1917 journal is pretty affordable and easily available ($20 on Amazon), and has a durable hard cover. I also love that it has a lot of pages!

However, with these upsides, there are some downsides. For one, the pages are a little on the thin side. There is a bit of ghosting with certain pens (see the end of my video for pen tests). There also aren’t many options for decorative covers, although there is definitely a good range of colors.

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Overall, I think this journal is great for:

  • Beginners to bullet journaling

  • If you like a simple aesthetic

  • If you like to write a lot/need lots of pages

  • If you have a low/mid-range budget

I hope this review was helpful for you to decide if this is the right journal for you! If you are new to bullet journaling and don’t know what is important to you in a journal yet, this is a solid option to start with. If you end up hating it, at least it will help you to discover what elements are important for you in a journal!

If there are any other journals/supplies you are curious about, please let me know in the comments down below!

Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Black
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Black

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Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Nordic Blue

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Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Berry
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Berry

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Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Emerald
Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal - Emerald

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Micron Pens - Variety Pack
Micron Pens - Variety Pack

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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens - 24
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens - 24

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Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Tropical
Tombow Dual Brush Pens - Tropical

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