August Bullet Journal Set-Up!

Hey, beautiful people and welcome back to your monthly subscription of peeking in my bullet journal. We’ve been surprisingly consistent with this over the past few months (me? Consistent? Who’d have thought?), so what better post to kick off August?

This month’s theme was honestly wasted. Your girl wholeheartedly should have waited until October and got that Halloween traction, but we all make mistakes. What was our theme, though?

Magic.

Here in Melbourne, we’re in strong second-wave Corona territory. We’ve gone back to full lockdown and, weirdly enough, the first time I felt okay . . . but this second wave has got me feeling really down. It’s getting existential in here, guys, which is never a good thing for me. So I needed some magic in my life for August.

WHAT I USED:

Floral Moon Phase Stickers – Etsy – $3.15 (Worldwide)

Vintage Type Stamp Set – Amazon UK – £9.99

Vintage Type Stamp Set – Amazon US – $12.99

The title page I created was super simple – very much minimal effort required. A dash of watercolour paint in the background, some letter stamps I live off and these simply gorgeous moon phase stickers.

If you guys remember my Floral Bu-Jo Titles & Stationery Wishlist post, you may recall that I found some Etsy stores that I fell head over heels with. Well, far be it from me to have impulse control – I of course went on a mini haul.

My title page stickers are from the gorgeous store pagesxconstellations and you can pick them up from Etsy.

WHAT I USED:

Seeing as we’re doing all of nothing nowadays, normal spread features like a calendar have been scrapped – but I do have a super cute monthly overview for you all! (That is naturally also featuring some more super cute stickers. It’s not a haul unless you buy a ridiculous amount, am I right?)

I’ve not got anything excessively pressing coming up in  August – my boyfriend’s birthday is on the 14th and my current work contract ends on the 30th, but that’s pretty much it. (Is that depressing? I feel like it is.)

Likewise, there’s not too much I need to get done. Obviously, there’s some gifts and overall plans I need to put in place for D . . . but I’ve been obsessively planning that since last August, so I’m mostly done to be honest.

As you guys can probably tell from all the gardening related DIYs I’ve been posting, I’m pretty enamoured with plants. Especially since lockdown, I’ve dedicated way more of my time and emotional effort into my plants – and, let me tell you, the 36 in my room are thriving.

That said, I’ve only really been focusing on decorative house plants. One of my big goals is to get into edible gardening – I want to grow medicinal herbs, some fruits and maybe a few veggies. For the moment, I’m only going to focus on the herbs – so that’s one of my big goals for August.

Now, it wouldn’t be one of my journal spreads without a little habit tracker! (Or, in this case, a really big one.)

I’ve been begging myself to do manifestations since back in June; in fact, it was one of my bullet journal goals for that month. Honestly, that’s not really happened. I’ve been putting a lot of work into my goals, which is good, but visualising and writing them down? Not my strongest suit at the moment.

To force myself to be better, this month’s habit tracker is for manifesting! Every day that I spend 5 minutes manifesting for, I get to add a star to the sky. Which I think is real cute.

My last set-up page was, of course, my August blog goals! If you’re interested in what my blog goals are this month, make sure you check out my post here. I set goals to earn more money and increase my website traffic, plus detail how I plan to do so. If you’re looking for inspiration for improvements you can make to your blog, I highly recommend giving it a read.

I’m not going to promo these stickers – the lovely Dom from Diva Named Dom (love her, go check her out ASAP.) actually let me know that the company selling them (ban.do) was involved in a racist scandal, so let’s not put money in their pockets. Unfortunately, I’d already bought the sticker book before writing my stationery wishlist, so . . . that sucks.

I did consider just not using them, but the reason I liked their stickers is that they collab with independent artists for each sheet of stickers. So, while I don’t support the brand and don’t recommend you buying the stickers, if I use any of the stickers I’ll promo the artist themselves and you can check out their work!

This sheet was from Bijou Karman – she’s worked with brands like Zara and AHD Paper Co, so you can definitely access her work without also supporting ban.do.

Before we run off, my loves, if you enjoy bullet journaling make sure you’re following my bullet journal board on Pinterest!

Anyhoo, that’s about this post done! I hope you enjoyed my August bullet journal set-up. Are you guys keeping up with journaling in these weird times? What are your blog goals? Let me know your thoughts below!

Peace,

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31 thoughts on “August Bullet Journal Set-Up!”

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Oh I definitely recommend it! It’s so helpful to get organised x

  1. How fun and creative! Love the details! Sorry to hear about the second wave. We’re still in knee-deep in the first wave which is depressing as well. Stay safe, Mia!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Ugh that sucks, Lena! ;-; what country are you in? Thank you lovely – you stay safe too x

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you Tiziana! You have a lovely weekend too 🙂 x

  2. Paige – UK blogger behind PaigeEades.com :: 19 :: BA business management :: university student ::

    This bullet journal is so beautiful; I absolutely love it! Your spreads are always so great.

    Paige // Paige Eades

  3. Geraldine – NJ – Hi I'm Geraldine! I'm a dental hygienist from New Jersey. I'm also a Lifestyle blogger who blogs a bit about dental hygiene, a bit about food, a bit about video games .... a bit about everything!

    I really love your August bujo setup! The stamps are such a good idea to have. I almost felt like I was looking at an October spread cuz of the cute witchy themed stickers!! It’s so adorbs. I wish I had the energy to decorate my bujo like this again! xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you Geraldine! 🙂 I definitely could’ve waited a few months to bring out the spooky theme hahah but oh well xx

  4. Jirah Merizz – PH 🇵🇭 – Pursuing happiness by embracing the pain and loving the service.

    Oh my, Mia! I love your setup for this month! I’ve stopped bullet journaling last July because I didn’t like the paper of the notebook that I was using, it’s kind of really thin and everything I write just reflects on the back of the paper. Hoping to find a good one for the next months to come, it’s never too late to start again! Your bullet journal inspires me a lot!

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you so much, Jirah! UGH i definitely get that – this journal cover is pretty, but the paper quality is awful so i have to stick them together :/ I hope you do find a notebook that gets you back into it 🙂 xx

      1. Jirah Merizz – PH 🇵🇭 – Pursuing happiness by embracing the pain and loving the service.

        Woah really? I think putting the paper together is a really good idea so the notebook won’t go to waste! Thanks so much, I’ll definitely try that! Thank you! x

  5. Style of Laura Jane – The Style of Laura Jane is a thought-provoking dating and relationship site for you to read, learn, laugh at my experiences and explore less conventional perspectives. If you enjoy think-pieces, confessions without a side of sugar and sarcastic (though truthful) dating advice, you've stumbled upon the right place.

    You’re so creative with how you arrange your journal. It looks so organised and easy to work with. I have increased my journaling since the start of lock down. But I’m the same in needing to spend more time manifesting my goals and writing them down. xx

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you for reading, Laura! It’s annoying because I *know* manifesting works, but always put it off xx

  6. YesMissy – Toronto, Canada – Eileen is the Canadian lifestyle blogger behind YesMissy.com. She's a creative mind, lover of fashion, and wanderlust at heart. Here you'll find her thoughts on style, beauty, travel, decor and more. Beyond just a the blog, YesMissy encompasses the philosophy that life is about creating moments and not waiting for them.

    This is so month’s set up is so beautiful and such an inspiration! My bullet journal is much plain, but after seeing yours I feel like I should spend a little more time on mine. I’ve also been obsessed with plants too, I have about 29 right now!

    Cheers,
    Eileen | yesmissy.com

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you for the lovely comment Eileen! 🙂 Ooooh I’d love to see a plant tour off you! x

  7. K.M. Sutton – I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!

    Girl you make “Doing nothing” Glamorous! Once again in awe! And I am obsessed with those red fashion stickers! SO cute! I hope you have an amazing August! <3

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you Kate!! I hope you have a great month too – go to the beach loads for me <3

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      Thank you! <3 ugh me too, im slowly going insane from boredom haha!

  8. Simone – Switzerland

    I’ve heard that you are in lockdown again, such a shame. It is a good moment to get creative, love this journal.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    1. crystalsandcurls – I'm going through a bit of an existential crisis right now, I'll tell you about myself when I figure out if I'm real or not.

      You’re definitely right, Simone – it’s a good time to be creative 🙂 Thank you for reading xx

  9. Juliette – Hey, I'm Juliette! I'm starting this blog to keep a record of and share my adventures. I love everything sweet, sunny days, fluffy kittens and people who smile. When I don't work I like to discover new places and try to learn languages. I hope you will find something that you like in here! ☼

    I love this “moon” theme! I will definitely try to use it for next month’s set up! Thanks for the inspo!

  10. nirajshah2003 – A lifestyle and mental health blogger that aims to help others by writing blogs :)

    I like the set up of your bullet journal, especially when you say that for Every day that you spend 5 minutes manifesting for, you get to add a star to the sky, I think that is brillant! Best of luck for meeting your goals this month!

    Feel free to read some of my blogs

  11. Rossy Galaxy – Pacific Northwest – I'm a full-time SAHM to an energetic 5 year old boy and I'm married to my best friend. / / I love makeup, photography and cars.

    this is one of my favorite bujo’s that i’ve seen 😀 wow! gorgeous!

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