🍓Strawberries bullet journal theme with FREE PRINTABLE 🍓 June Plan With Me

The sun has finally come out to stay, and with that, the world is truly coming alive! One thing that is a must every spring is strawberry picking! A grocery store strawberry has nothing on a freshly picked berry that is still warm from the sun. Sadly, this season always seems to be way too short each year, so I wanted to celebrate it by making strawberries my theme for my June bullet journal. 

I was a little worried I wouldn’t be able to draw them very well, but they actually weren’t too hard to draw with these few tips:

- make sure you draw the leaves in clusters of three, and with little serrations at the edges

- a little veining detail on the leaves makes a big difference!

- Strawberries naturally spread by sending out runners, almost like vines, so draw a few clusters coming out from your main plant

- for a more realistic look, draw berries and flowers in different stages of ripeness

The berries and flowers are pretty easy to draw, so the leaves are real tricky part. Have a reference photo and/or practice if you feel like you need to! :)

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I have to say, I fall in love with each month’s cover page more than the last, and I really do love how this month’s cover came out. I wanted to share it with you all, so it’s available as a free printable if you’re on my email newsletter list! If not, you can join here.




I made my monthly calendar on the next spread, adding some of that same style of illustration. This is the same layout I used [last month for my bubble tea theme] because it’s my favorite layout for these monthly spreads. 

I don’t know about you, but this time of year always gets super busy, with outdoor activities starting back up, vacations, weddings, BBQs, you name it! I knew I would be busy this month, so I didn’t include some of the spreads that require more attention or filling in, such as trackers or lists. Instead, I created some very fast and simple open ended pages, including a brain dump page and a garden planner page. 

Of course, feel free to switch out these spreads for whatever you need. Just make sure to leave space for any info you’ll need to jot down during this busy season!

That’s it for today, but make sure to stay tuned for the weekly spreads that I’ll be sharing soon! Hope this inspires you in some way for your journal, or to go out to pick some strawberries! 

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How to fix mistakes in your bullet journal - THREE ways!

Have you ever spent an hour creating the perfect bullet journal page, complete with hand lettered titles and illustration and color and then — whoops! Your cat jumps on your desk, your arm gets nudged, and all of a sudden there’s a smudge. Right. Over. Your. Masterpiece!!

Yeah, I’ve been there. But all is not lost! Don’t rip out that page in frustration just yet! Not until you’ve tried one of these three tricks to fix mistakes in your bullet journal.

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Turn messed up lines into decorations/florals

The first trick is for those times when you’re trying to draw a straight line and mess up. This happens to me ALL the time. Probably because I refuse to use rulers in my bullet journal (this is supposed to be fun and creative, not geometry class!). If you’re a rogue like me, this has probably also happened to you. And maybe you don’t care! I’ll admit that sometimes, I don’t either. But if the rest of my page is nice and neat and straight, that one line will stick out like a sore thumb.

The easiest way I’ve found to cover this up is to just turn it into a decorative element. My element of choice is always florals, because the organic lines blend in so well with any kind of squiggle mistake you’ve made. I add some vine, leaves, and flowers, and then it looks like I planned my border or box to look that way all along!

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Create a blacked out box or page

This is great for any time you mess up a header, or just simply don’t like how it came out. Invert it by shading in a black box around it, and then use a white gel pen to write on top of the blackout! Not only does this give you a do-over, but that black box will probably give you an even more striking effect for your header.

I mean, really, there’s nothing stopping you from blacking out an ENTIRE page if you just REALLY didn’t like how a spread came out!

Use a sand eraser + white gel pen

The last trick is the one I use most often because it is great for any little slip ups you make here and there. I use a special sand eraser, which basically files down the top layer of paper, which has most of the ink pigment. Don’t erase too hard, because that will make a hole in your paper! After sanding that top layer down, you’ll notice any ink that was there before is much lighter, although not completely gone. To cover it up even more, I take my white gel pen and use it almost like a white-out pen and color over the area I want to “erase.” At a quick glance, you would never even know you ever made a mistake!

Just note that this tip is best for small areas. It wouldn’t be feasible to try to sandpaper a whole page you didn’t like! It also wouldn’t work if the page was completely saturated with lots of ink.

There you have it, three handy tricks to have in your arsenal to fix any mistakes you make in your bullet journal! Have you ever used any of these tips, or have any other ideas? Let me know in the comments below!

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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

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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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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!

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