So, it’s that time of the month once again… time to plan the month ahead and reflect on how everything in my bullet journal worked over the last month. Obviously, I do this monthly planning a little earlier than I would if I wasn’t writing about it for you guys, but I want to make sure that you all have as much inspiration as possible before starting your own spread.
This month, I decided to use one of my shop‘s new Disney releases… just for a bit of variation. I must say, I’m so glad that I did, it’s probably one of my favourite themes ever!
Since this month is Halloween, I chose a Cinderella theme (cause you know, pumpkins and all?) with loads of cute ribbons, bows, mice and everything else just shy of a glass slipper (which I couldn’t draw even if I wanted to) but you’ll see all that as we go.
Aside from the theme, not much has changed this month when it comes to monthly planning as my September spreads are working out really well, so I’m sorry if it’s a little repetitive, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
I’m so happy with how this month’s title page turned out. It’s very simple, but I think it turned out really beautifully. After positioning my bow and star stickers, I used my Crayola Super Tips Markers to colour it all in, sticking with Cinderella’s traditional blues and yellows.
After I finished, I also thought about how cute a title page with the carriage sticker would be, but I guess that’ll have to wait a while.
This is one of my absolute favourite spreads this month. I used exactly the same vertical column layout as last month (dividing the calendar into work, uni and other) with the two future calendars on the right-hand side.
For a header, I went with a simple blue ribbon banner, accented by a cute little Gus peaking up from the diagonally opposite corner (he turned out so much cuter than I ever could have imagined!).
There’s still a little bit of space at the top of the right-hand page, which I think I’m just going to leave for now and see if I find myself wanting anything else in there (perhaps for monthly goals or projects without a set completion date that I want to work on throughout the month – but I’m open to suggestions if you guys have any).
I really enjoyed my time log last month, but I definitely think I need to keep track for a full month of both being at uni and work (since I wasn’t back to uni until nearer the end of September, this is my first real chance).
In terms of layout, it’s exactly the same as September with some cute star decoration along the top of each page. These spreads always end up looking pretty busy as they get filled in, so I try to keep the decoration as simple as possible.
I decided to keep my colour scheme exactly the same this month as well so I don’t get confused and making a hash of it.
Then, flicking from my Planning and into my Faith tab, it’s time to plan out my monthly prayer log. This month I actually found myself filling this out in the morning rather than at night, which helped me stick with it a lot more and got my day off to a good start, so I think I’m going to stick with that.
This month I actually found myself filling this out in the morning rather than at night, which helped me stick with it a lot more and got my day off to a good start, so I think I’m going to stick with that again in October.
You’ll notice that I didn’t start a new page for my October log, and simply continued on the same sheet as September (one of my favourite things about the discbound journal system).
Since I only had 2 days from September on this entire page, it seemed really wasteful to leave all that space, so I just wrote a new header and continued on. I also think it’ll be nice to have this as more of a continuous spread, rather than dividing it up by month, but we’ll see how it works out.
And that’s it! I really hope you guys enjoyed this month’s plan with me (even if it was a little repetitive). I’d love to see your October set-up’s over on Instagram, or even described to me in the comments below.
I’m always open to suggestions and requests for spreads and posts alike, so if you have any ideas let me know. If not, I’ll see you in the comments or in the next post!