Happy First Day of February! January has been a busy and stressful month. I’ve had Winter quarter start, a family member fall ill, big projects, and just the normal everyday stresses. Luckily, school has calmed down and I have settled into a decent groove. My family member has improved and is recovering well at home (Thank you, Lord.) Our big projects have finished, and our home life is returning to normal. I am ready for a new month…. especially when that month contains my birthday!!! Yay!!
I think we will start with my January review. Some of you may remember that I decided to forego the habit tracker and mix up my monthly calendar. I am really happy with the calendar. This is my fourth bullet journal. There are times when I enjoy writing, lettering, and drawing all of my layouts, but it is nice to have the printables with the printed dates.
This next spread is my gratitude log and my daily log. I was actually really proud of myself for filling them out completely. My method is a little different then other bullet journalers. I don’t log each day. I found that I got burnt out when bullet journaling felt like a chore. Although, I do have a printable version available, I decided to draw this month’s sun ray gratitude log.
That is it for my monthly pages. I kept it super simple for January.
My weeklies were pretty standard as I had a decent system. I used the following spread to track my daily events in the top box, and my school assignments in the bottom box.
I also adopted a new menu planning method. I just reserved half a page for brainstorming meal ideas, and the rest of my meal planning and grocery list is made into a separate file that can be printed and taken to the store and be marked up.
Sidenote: If you are interested in the weekly meal plans with grocery lists, they are posted each Monday. You can also visit the Planet Plan It Pinterest board for menu planning. All tried recipes are marked as such and also whether or not my family liked it.
Here is a snapshot of my dailies. I switched to half-page dailies, and it worked well. For me, having the weather, a water intake, any important reminders, and my daily task list. I really only need half of a page. If you are busier, or like more items on your pages, you may need more.
The last pages I am going to share from January are my lists/collection pages. I have a couple of them including: trip planners and brainstorming pages.
Moving forward to February!
I love February. Valentine’s Day is on of my favorite holidays because I get to create fun, cute gifts for my family. Aaaaand my birthday is in February… I already said that, but it is exciting. Before I jump into my spreads and pages, I want to say that I will have all the printables posted in the library, but I am running behind.
One thing that I left out in January, but I really love, are the ‘Welcome February (or any month)’ wreath/borders. Here is the one that I created, and I am in love. I love the ‘tweet hearts’.
Next spread contains my monthly spread. Nothing new. I liked the printable calendar, but didn’t have sticker paper so I drew it. I did decide to write my dates in on this one. It is available in the library.
The next spread will be my gratitude log and daily log. Notice that my gratitude log has a new theme! Of course this will be available on the library as well, but this was not a hard spread to create.
I omitted the habit tracker again this month. I am just not ready for it to be added back into my daily routine.
I also set up my first week spreadand dailies. I added the last two days of January onto my last weekly, so the rest of this week is put into the new, shortened version.
That is about it. I kept it simple. I just enjoyed the theme of Valentine’s Day and the little hearts everywhere.
I hope you all have a wonderful day! Make sure you visit the Planet Plan It YouTube channel!