Inspired by Angela from Vanilla Beige and the gift journals and planner I made up for my girls at Christmas (read that story here), I decided to see how I would go “bujo’ing” this year. The Bullet Journal, also know as Bujo has taken the world by storm! Check out their official website here. As you can see, I was taking the tail-end up of the latest buzz as usual.
It’s been two months since I started bujoing, and I am not sure if the aim of being more organized has been achieved per se but early days yet! I do know that I certainly love having my goals written down (and occasionally achieving them!) and doodling in my book!! The delightful notebooks pictured above are from LittleBirdSinging.
Now…I’m no artist or calligrapher, nor do I conjure up many creative thoughts to put on paper. Those bullet journal spreads on Instagram blow my mind! Here are a few samples for inspiration.
There is so much creativity and talent there! Their script, their layouts, their doodles, the colours are all so fabulous. I want to do that! Alas, I was born the stereotypical accountant, all black, white and grey (have you seen my wardrobe??)!
And then…Vanilla Beige comes out with these delightful monthly planners, which I love! And now they’ve added these little cut-and-paste “stickers” so there’s my layout and perfect neat script done for me! The “stickers” have ready-made captions to include in your planner/ bujo that I hadn’t even thought of, but would love to try out!
I am not sure if the caption boxes were originally designed to be “cut-and-paste”, but isn’t that the beauty of freebie PDFs? You can print them and do what you like with them! I have to say though, when I stuck it in my journal, it looked a bit plain (too much black, white and grey in my life already!), I needed some colour, so I did my thing!
Honestly, begin in March, go download Vanilla Beige’s March Calendar and Planner below, start a Bullet Journal and go out exploring!
Click here to download their March Planner: Vanilla Beige 0317 Calendar
Click here to download their cut-and-paste “stickers: Vanilla Beige 0317 “Stickers”
Oh and PS: What other captions would you like to see on the planners? I might like to steal a few ideas.
And don’t forget to sign up for their newsletter at the top of the website to receive their calendar each month.
All images by Sabina Spiteri unless otherwise credited.