February 2019 | Plan With Me

Hi there!

‘Plan with me’ posts are one of my favourites too read, seeing how other people like to set up their pages. Forever giving me inspiration for my journal!
Typically, I have seen a lot of Valentine’s Day themed spreads this month. Personally, I don’t celebrate Valentines Day. I just feel it is an unnecessary holiday. So, another holiday in the month is National Pizza Day! This is the holiday I have chosen for my theme this month. I think actually, this is my favourite spread that I have ever done!

I like to start the month off with a simple page, with a doodle and the name of the month. This month I have chosen the colour yellow and paired it with a dark red (almost burgundy colour) – in honour of my favourite food of course! I even used my new pens, and blended them together! This is the first time I have ever done this. Can I just say now, I love this look! I was a little worried that there was going to be too much of one colour, but I love the way it naturally goes between the two.
In the right-hand corner of the page is my little pusheen sticker – I choose one sticker every month! I chose the dribbling one because whose mouth doesn’t water at the thought of pizza?!

On the opposing page, I drew out a simple calendar. I used just my personal colour coding system to draw a line on the days with events. This, at a glance, gives me an indication as to when my next appointment is and how busy my month is looking.

This month, I want to get into my Bullet Journal much more than previously. I want to doodle/write much more! So, I have included a few challenges for the month. Whether they all get completed is a different story – but I have all good intentions. I mean, it is the first of the month!
The first of these is the #mydoodlenine I have been seeing on Instagram recently. The idea of this is to create your own doodle in the middle of the nine squares. You then take a look at the hashtag on Instagram and get inspiration from 8 other people. You write in their Instagram handles, for recognition, share the page once it is complete. I thinking of doing this, not only for more doodling but I will have a few theme ideas also!

The second challenge? This is more for my lettering. I would really like to practise this much more than I do now. What better way to try and do this than with a monthly challenge? The particular one I have chosen has 9 prompts that you can complete throughout the month. I figured daily, personally, is too much for me! But every three days is something I think I could handle.
Here is the hashtag if you would like to have a look at some of the designs yourself – get yourself inspired!

As I did last month I am going to take part in a monthly journalling challenge. This is not the Boho Berry one I tried last month. See why here! This month, I have taken one from Pinterest. Again, as the lettering challenge, the theme of this is Self Love. I didn’t even mean to link the two together, that just happened naturally! This particular one did actually have 30 prompts, but I removed two of them to finish it at the end of the month, plus those two I just didn’t think I would enjoy at all.

This is my favourite page of the month! My Habit Tracker. Normally, I have so many different things I am trying to complete over the course of the month. This month I chose just 4 (This was the amount of pizza’s that I could fit onto the page!) I am actually glad about this though. Fingers crossed I will actually complete all 4 of them every day! A little more self-love? Possibly!

  • Blog. I am not planning to post every single day, but whether I promote a post on Instagram. Draft a post or even just comment on other people’s pages. I want to be involved within the blogging community every single day.
  • Read. I love reading! Now, I am working much less I have the time to sit down and read a little. I am also hoping reading, even just one chapter, before bed will help me to relax and sleep better! Because being almost 7 months pregnant sleep and I are not the best of friends at the moment. I might even be able to cross some of my To-Read books off my list!
  • Clean. This is just the little things around the house that I put off, especially when I am having a bad day!
  • Hydrate. I have never been any good at this – take a look here. I want to try at least 500ml of water a day. That doesn’t sound like a lot, I know, but it’s more than what I am drinking now!

The next page is pretty boring, just another expense tracker. I tried the blending technique again though. This time I used the thinner end of the pens. I needed as much page space as possible – I spend a lot! I need to rein in my buying habits, a lot! So, by having to write down everything it makes me think a little more about purchasing. ‘Do I really need ANOTHER bar of chocolate?’ The answer is normally YES, but at least I thought about it before just doing it. Right?

Weekly spreads are next. Now, this month I have made them much bigger – double the size actually. January’s pages were just not working for me anymore. There was not enough room! I like to write down EVERYTHING. From my appointments to days when I want to wash my hair (something I absolutely HATE doing and avoid at all costs!)

I have also put my work schedule into these pages. I am unsure how I feel about this yet, but I am not going to know till I try.
The sticky notes at the bottom of some days? They do have a purpose! The white and silver striped ones are for my Instagram posts – The days I want to post. Of course, if I want to post more then I will. Saturday, Tuesdays and Thursdays are the days I will be posting. These sticky notes allow me a little space to plan what content I want to go up (If you haven’t already, make sure you are following me on there!)
The pink ones are then for the days a new post will be going live. Wednesday and Sundays. Again, if I want to post more then I will but these are the days I am scheduling them ready.
Having these stuck into the book is really going to help me with having content go up when I plan it. January, I just kept picking up the stickies and moving them to different days – but I don’t want to keep doing that. So I have actually stuck them in.

The last page of the month is a little progression page for me. Just to see how much my lettering has improved over the course of the month if it does at all. I have a box for every single letter of the alphabet, one for the 1st of the month then the other is for the last day of the month. Let’s see if I can improve it! Even if just a few letters improve a small amount I will be pleased.

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