My 2020 Bullet Journal So Far!

Hello, beautiful people and welcome to the first post of 2020! Yes, I’m aware we’re now in March and that I’m a piece of garbage . . . What else is new? I thought we’d dive straight in with one of my favourite post types: a bullet journalling post!

Is it because I’ve stopped writing for so long that I don’t know how to jump back in? Is it because bullet journal posts are almost entirely pictures and I’m lazy? Or is it because I love the creative pursuit of journalling and enjoy all the pretty stationery? Pick whichever answer makes me look best.

Today, I’m just going to show you my 2020 bullet journal so far! As I’m sure you can tell from my lack of posting, I’ve not been the most productive human in 2020 – which is good news for you because this post isn’t going to be too painfully long! Sneak preview at what we’ve got coming up . . .

If you guys use Pinterest, give these images a share for me! And if you do use it, why don’t you also follow my bullet journal board . . . which is conveniently dropped down below.

I know, I just make it so easy. First and foremost, your girl has got multiple options for you today. If you like it quick’n’dirty, I have a minute-and-a-half flickthrough video, which features background music from my boyfriend’s new EP! (And you should definitely check that out here, by the way.)

If you prefer things to last a little longer, I have a 4 minute version where I talk you guys through the spreads more.

And if videos just aren’t your thing . . . well, don’t you worry, honey – I got a little write up waiting right here for you.

Kikki.K Dot Grid Journal – $19.99 AUD (Australia)

First off, let’s talk about this beautiful journal – and let our good friend capitalism say hi. This bad boy is from Kikki.K, a stationery brand I discovered completely by accident. The design’s cute AF, the paper quality less so – but a percentage of each sale goes to  Dr Tererai Trent’s Awakened Woman LLC (which is an Oprah foundation!), so that’s pretty cool.

As with any new journal, my first spread was just a months of the year kinda gig. I used one of my favourite washi tapes of all time up on the left. (I know, I know – you’ve seen it 100 times before. Well, you’re gonna see it again, so suck it up Susan). On the right, I used a Kmart washi tape as a background to keep everything with a nice colour scheme.

Renaissance Paintings Washi Tape – £0.71 – £2.50 – Aliexpress

For this next spread, you might need to watch one of the videos up top to understand what I fully mean. I basically created dutch doors out the left side of the page, so on both spreads hints of the other pages are visible and the colour scheme also continues. This was just to tie the two together thematically as this next page is a kind of calendar itself.

For 2020, I wanted to push myself to improve across different aspects of my life; I set month by month challenges and resolutions and kept track of ’em in this spread!

Gold Foil Floral Washi Tape – £0.96 each – Aliexpress (Worldwide)

And then we just have the year’s “to do” list. Pretty self-explanatory, but I really like the look of the black dot grid paper – it’s pretty sleek, right?

Black Dot Grid Notebook – Amazon UK – £4.99

Black Dot Grid Notebook – Amazon US – $5.59

See, I didn’t totally forget about this blog!

January’s title page has to go down as the spread I’ve done the most dirty. It’s so pretty and optimistic – it includes two of my favourite crafty things at the moment; pressed flowers and and stamps! And how did I repay it? By never touching it again. I know, rude.

Pressed Flowers – Aliexpress – (Free Worldwide Delivery) – $1.68-$4.99

Vintage Type Stamp Set – Amazon UK – £9.99

Vintage Type Stamp Set – Amazon US – $12.99

Like I said . . . I really didn’t do my Jan title page any justice.

Guess I forgot how much I struggle to find anything interesting to say about my journal spreads after a while.

Can I just leave you to look at pretty pictures and be entertained? I’m off doing something else super important, promise.

Okay, my beauties, I hope this post wasn’t too painful for you all! I have to admit, it feels a bit weird sitting back down to play pretend at being productive – I like it. I’ve missed it! How has everyone been; is 2020 settling in well with you all? And what did you think of my journal? Let me know your thoughts down below!

Peace,

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14 thoughts on “My 2020 Bullet Journal So Far!”

  1. Elsie LMC – I love to share tips & tricks, chatty posts, reviews & random bursts of realistic positivity 😌✨😂

    Your bullet journal looks so magical! I want to start one and I’ve gathered so much washi tape in preparation for it but I keep putting it off maybe 2020 will be the year for it. Great post!

    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 lovely! Oooo I definitely say go for it! <3

  2. theblondmane – Etudiante de 20 ans, sur mon blog je partage un peu tout ce qui me passe par la tête

    Happy to see you back here! as usual I’m impressed by your bullet, it is soooo beautiful!

  3. 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 your journals always blow me away! Nothing like scheduling and organizing, but making it so beautiful and fun while doing it! These pages are stunning! Hope you are well! <3

  4. 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!

    You’re hilarious as always Mia. I must say you’re still pretty damn organized, you go girl!

    https://kerielaine.com
    Keri Elaine

  5. 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.

    I really love your bujo! Compared to mine, mine is a bit plain haha
    I do like how you incorporate other materials and use more than just the pages it comes with. I need to experiment with things like that

  6. theautumndaydreamer – lover of indie music, old movies, creating fictional worlds, and the city

    Wow!!! Your BUJO is stunning, Mia!! Every year I say I want to make one of my own but I never do. After seeing how effortlessly beautiful yours is, though, I reaaally think it’s time I start one!!

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