Here’s a little peek into my March bullet journal spread! Keeping a bullet journal has been such a great way for me to stay organized, but it also serves as a creative outlet. I’m not a very great artist, but looking up doodles, using different colors, putting together papers and stickers and tape…it’s really fun! Kind of like scrapbooking when I was a kid! Anybody else have scrapbooking parties with all of their little friends?! We’d gather up at the house whose mom had the best supplies. I remember my momma’s big rolling tote full of curvy-edged scissors, gel pens, stickers and papers packs, all neatly organized. You’d need a sticky tab roller and a round corner punch too! Maybe we should start having monthly bujo design parties!
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Bullet Journal supplies:
- Floral Bullet Journal. This is a great, budget-friendly option, that’s still very pretty. The paper is nice and thick, with barely any ghosting.
- Here are the dual-end brush pens I’ve been using for most of my journaling this year.
- But I also used these Crayola super tip markers…they are great for writing and coloring!
March Bujo Theme:
This month’s theme: palm branches. I knew that I wanted to do something with greens – because we are dying for some Spring over here! Thinking on all the kinds of greens and leaves I could choose from…I decided on delicate palms, because at the end of this month is Palm Sunday, the week before Easter morning.
And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!” -Mark 11:8-10
I love celebrating holidays! But Easter season is very special to my heart. Celebrating Jesus’ victory over death and sin, his redemption of my enslaved heart, his love and holiness on display – so beautiful and a reason for rejoicing! I love having these gentle palms to daily remind me of the anticipation of deliverance. Like those in Jerusalem that day, I am excited to see the coming King and all the joy he brings!
Bullet journal layout:
Started out this March bullet journal with the calendar month, adding a space for three main focuses. When I look back on this month, what do I want to see? For me, that’s consistent workouts, an attention to blogging, and a big dent in the huge pile of sewing projects I have this spring (swimsuit season is almost upon us!)
Some people will use one page for their calendar, but I prefer having mine spread across two pages, so that I have plenty of room for adding info on events, appointments, birthdays or date nights.
The next page is for the worship song of the day. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that I’m sharing a worship song every day this month, as we move closer towards Easter. These songs speak of the cross, the victory, the love of Jesus. The music of this season moves me and I wanted to have a space for recording this little playlist!
The half page next to that has my habit tracker on one side, and my routine chart on the other. Note the “early rise” addition to my usual habits. My little baby Jackson always finishes out the night in bed with me, and it’s a little easier to predict his wake up time. If I encourage him to nurse around 5:45, I can get up at 6 and he’ll sleep til around 7:30. This gives me time to get ahead of the day, have quiet time, get to my laptop, etc…A habit I’m working towards now that I’m four months postpartum and mostly out of those nights of little sleep!
The Most awesome part of each day:
If you saw my February bullet journal, you know that I’ve added in this page to my regular spread. “The most awesome part of each day” page, gives me a space to record the highlight of the day, the part I’m most grateful for. This has been a fun way to count my blessings!
I encourage y’all to find a way to incorporate pages into your layout that aren’t just for schedules, to-dos and routines…Find something that works for you, to add growth, creativity and joy into your bujo rhythm!
Next up is my weekly layout. I used this setup last month and it’s worked out so well for me! You cut through 5 pages (5 weeks this month), 2/3 of the way down the page…the top section is for your days of each week and you lay this out however you prefer. Then the bottom section is for tabs of to-dos for the whole entire month. The tabs are perfect because you can categorize your lists, making it easy and efficient to check throughout each week! I got this idea from Amanda Rach Lee, you really should check out her Youtube channel!
Happy planning, friends!