May Week 1 & 2 Bu-Jo Spreads + 5 Easy To Recreate (But Cute AF) Bu-Jo Spreads

Hi, blog family!

Anyone else ever feel like time is flying by too quickly and you aren’t doing enough with it? That’s me at the moment. It’s bloody May and I’ve only gone on one holiday, I haven’t seen any live music yet and . . . okay, well I saw Hamilton (which was fucking amazing), but aside from that what else noteworthy has happened?

Yes, yes, I’m aware “first world problems”, but if I’m lucky enough to live in the first world and have all these opportunities, I don’t want to bloody waste them. I want to go to Australia and Egypt and Switzerland; I want to swim with turtles and go on jungle tours; I want to go to awesome music festivals. I want to do things!

Whatever – all of that was totally irrelevant; today, we’re going to be taking a peek into my bullet journal at my first two weekly spreads of May.

WHAT I USED TO CREATE THIS LOOK:

Succulent Washi Tape (Thin) – Etsy – £1.85 (Available Worldwide)

Leaf Washi Tape – Etsy – £1.85 (Available worldwide)

Pastel Highlighters – AMAZON UK – £5.63

Pastel Highlighters – AMAZON US – $10.56

Then, once we get that out of the way, I’m going to share a couple of bullet journal spreads I’ve been loving at the moment – that are actually really easy to recreate. So if you need any bullet journal inspiration, I have got you covered.

My first week of May was back to work after Italy and pretty un-eventful. I got some plans in place, scouted some locations and things to do; I even applied for some cool opportunities – but I didn’t actually do much. (Although I have a date coming up that is a great way to milk my life for content ideas, so that should be fun/super-fucking-awkward.)

One thing I’ve actually started doing this year is making notes on what songs I’m obsessed with – a la Priya, I may want to make a 2018 playlist in December. If you want to see what songs I’ve been loving for the first weeks of May . . . take a read!

Guys, I am shook – if you haven’t heard Alice Merton Roots, give it a listen. My coworker shared her with me with the glowing praise of “she sounds a bit like Florence The Machine” and I was immediately sold.

Also, that “schedule 100 posts” is for Pinterest. I wish I could schedule 100 blog posts, but your girl is not that organised.

At the time of writing, because I’m just so organised, week 2 of May has not happened for me yet – but here’s my blank spread. I was really feeling green when I was setting this up as I was chilling in my garden, enjoying nature and all that good stuff.

So those are my first weekly spreads for May  . . . now onto some cute AF bullet journal spreads that you can recreate at home! (All sources are linked to the photos.)

**By the way, if you’re interested in setting up a bullet journal of your own, but aren’t sure what they are or where to start take a read of my Setting Up A Bullet Journal Guide**

(This spread is mine; I’m queen of the easy!)

Okay, my beautiful people, that is this post . . . wrapped! I hope you’re all having a good May so far; what do you think of my bullet journal spread? Do you have a bullet journal? Which of the 5 simple spreads to recreate did you like the best? Let me know your thoughts down below!

Peace,

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51 thoughts on “May Week 1 & 2 Bu-Jo Spreads + 5 Easy To Recreate (But Cute AF) Bu-Jo Spreads”

  1. If I am a part of your blog ‘family’ then I must be one of the family pets…. I mean, am I like the fox in the henhouse that Foghorn Leghorn struts about… or am I Fred Flintstone shut out by the family pet (think Inception) with the milk bottles? Damn I used to cry when I was about 3 at Fred being shut out for the night. Little did I realize at 3…. a great jacket means one can sleep anywhere

  2. Mary Añonuevo – Philippines

    I am OBSESSED with your bullet journal Your washi tapes are so prettyyyyy
    How can you be so creative ugh looking forward to more of your bujo spread posts! 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.

      Aww thank you so much girly! I’m hoping to get a bit better at drawing and FINALLY start doing my own doodles in them eventually 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 girl! Honestly, it’s great jsut for organisation – you don’t have to make it pretty I just like to so I can get a few blog posts out of it 😉 x

  3. seaofwordsx – Christina, 27 years old, blog about my journey in life, loving yourself and mental health 🌸

    I really love your bullet journal! It looks so beautiful and well organised. Love washi tape. You can never have enough of that

    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.

      Thanks girly! And same here, washi tape is just awesome right! xx

  4. Arabella Says So – Hello I’m Arabella, and I live in the beautiful and busy city of London. Feel free to look around, I hope to see you more often!

    these are adorable, oh my gosh :)! x

  5. Ooohhh you’ve got a date coming up?? Can’t wait for all the content that links to it honestly roots by Alice Merton is my new jam it’s such an amazing song. I actually heard the song on the radio initially and thought it was by Florence and the machines I love how your bullet journal looks so cute!! 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.

      Aha I do! We shall see how awful it goes LOL! AND OMG RIGHT? It’s amazing! And thank you girly xx

  6. Alys – A 20-year-old student blogging about travel, mental health and creativity.

    I absolutely adore your bullet journal ughh, so much yes from me. I’m feeling very inspired, but I’m not even creating spreads for June because of travelling, so it’s gonna be a while before I can let that creativity out haha 🙂 Great post! xx
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.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 girly! And oh my god how exciting – where are you going? LET ME LIVE THROUGH YOU! xxx

      1. Alys – A 20-year-old student blogging about travel, mental health and creativity.

        A couple of countries in Europe and then New York! xxx

      2. 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.

        Um oh my GOD girl I’m so jealous pls write about it xx

      3. Alys – A 20-year-old student blogging about travel, mental health and creativity.

        Of course I will, don’t you worry girly xx

  7. Hannah – Hello there! My name is Hannah and I am a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who loves travelling, coffee and social media. Welcome to my corner of the Internet.

    I love your spreads – you can tell you are inspired by nature. Maybe one day I will actually start my bullet journal haha 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.

      Girl, I love nature! And I seriously recommend it tbh 🙂 xx

  8. SimpleSerenity – My name is Azra, welcome to my blog SimpleSerenity. I'm from Bosnia and Herzegovina, 24 years old chemical engineering student that works as a beauty journalist. I hope you'll enjoy spending time on my blog and enjoy my content. It would mean a world to me if you would subscribe and leave me any feedback that you have! If you want to ask me something you can email me at simple_serenity@outlook.com.

    Your journal is always so pretty and creative. Love it so much. 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! Honestly, I highly recommend it – it makes everything look like it took way more effort than it really did LOL

  9. hoiyinli – Fashion Design Graduate of UCA Rochester now working in Communications. I love to create and make art, bring ideas to life, write and read.

    Girl you’re so dedicated! I want to get back into it but I’m currently trying to finish off a diary style notebook (cos I never finish any of my notebooks and feel bad).

    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.

      Ahaha I wish LOL, I didn’t do ANY journalling last month, I’ve just felt inspired recently 🙂 And fair enough girly!

  10. kittyp0p – My name is Shannon. I'm Italian, 24-years old, and I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 5 years. I'm a CEO. I have a cat & a frog that I adore. I'm into fashion, self-care, makeup, photography, dance, organizing, and art in any form.

    I love how you split up that succulent tape to paste the corners down, very cute!

  11. Sarah – UK – BLOG: https://vintagetearose.co.uk/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/vintagetearose/ PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/vintagetearose92/ 25 year old blogger from the UK. Beauty, Lifestyle, Style, Interiors, Book Reviews, Thoughts and more..

    I really need to buy some washi tape, believe it or not but I’ve never owned any! Shock horror, I know 😉
    Very cute set up again this month 🙂

    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.

      *gasps in shock* I love washi tape (also good for DIYs 😉 ) thank you lovely!x

      1. Sarah – UK – BLOG: https://vintagetearose.co.uk/ INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/vintagetearose/ PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/vintagetearose92/ 25 year old blogger from the UK. Beauty, Lifestyle, Style, Interiors, Book Reviews, Thoughts and more..

        I know! I’m basically a blogger criminal I’ll fix it soon, I swear x

  12. It Girl – 20-something girl exploring modern dating, social ladder climbing and ways of improving oneself to ultimately become the It Girl of her own life.

    LMAO I saw that “schedule 100 posts” and I was like daaamn girl I guess I need to step up my blogging game, but then I read it’s for pins haha. Thank god!

    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.

      LOOOL I actually wish! I have until the 25th May scheduled but that’s it ;-; xx

  13. o-li-vi-a – Singapore – hi, i’m olivia. twenty and still figuring things out one at a time. join me as i try to make an honest effort out of my love for writing. based in sunny singapore.

    I loveeeee the pink themed one- cherry blossoms are all the rage right now! 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.

      Me too! And I know right?! I dig it though! xx

  14. Diva Named Dom – Just a girl on a full time journey of procuring the best version of myself. I consider my hometown, South Florida, paradise. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stay a while! www.DivaNamedDom.com

    With every post about a Bu-Jo, I want a Bu-Jo even more! I love the concept. I’d never get anything done though because I’d be so busy trying to make it pretty instead of ticking off the tasks. Maybe I can do a bullet recap journal instead, lol. Write down things I’ve *actually* done and celebrate with pastel colors and glitter… lots and lots of glitter. Gonna check out these links!

    Dom | http://www.DivaNamedDom.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.

      Girl … I mean you can just have a recap journal LOL they’re literally whatever you make em, so do whatever works 🙂 And YES to glitter!x

      1. Diva Named Dom – Just a girl on a full time journey of procuring the best version of myself. I consider my hometown, South Florida, paradise. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stay a while! www.DivaNamedDom.com

        One of these days, girl… one of these days…

        Dom | http://www.DivaNamedDom.com

  15. Yaiiii I’ve been so excited to see your style of bullet journaling. It’s so interesting and inspiring to see how differently it works for different people. Great post Mia, as always <33

    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 girly! And that’s exactly why I love bullet journalling too – everyone can use it in their own unique way! <3

  16. Keri Elaine – Hi! My name is Keri and I am a working actress. Welcome to my corner of the internet, where I talk a ton about mindset, share some travel highlights, the arts, life experiences with a splash of fashion. If you appreciate the arts, fashion, mindset, comedic skits, and open conversation, then this is the site for you!

    I love reading your bullet journal post and anyone who sounds similar to Florence The Machine I am so down! Thank you for consistently having great taste in music that I can mooch off of.

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri Elaine

  17. hailey – a little obsessed with coffee. a lot obsessed with trying to live my best life

    I completely get your first little rant. It’s always difficult when life and responsibilities get in the way of what you want to do! Just keep your head up and keep working towards what you want in life. If you wanna go swim with some turtles, go swim with some frickin’ turtles. If you wanna go on a tour, go on a frickin’ tour. If you wanna cut off all your hair, pierce your nipples and learn to pole dance, you go for it girl! Just work for what you want, and you can achieve it. Great post! xx

  18. 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!

    I can relate to always wanting to do things. I get anxiety about NOT having plans in the works, or always being on the go. My Type A overachiever self needs to have trips and things to do always! Which might be a problem because I should learn to just be..But I will just be on a trip or something. Now I am majorly rambling anyway beauty I LOVE your bullet journal as always I am envious! Gorgeous pages! <3

  19. I totally adored this blogpost. I always like reading about bujo’s, but I never started one because I’m not the person for it. I do like to play with washi tapes, haha, I can’t get more creative than that. I like your washi tapes as well! xo

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