Just in time for a new month’s spread, I received my Amanda Rach Lee Acrylograph markers (from her collaboration with Archer & Olive). If you are not familiar with Amanda Rach Lee, she is basically the queen of bullet journaling and has her own brand online. She partnered with the famous stationery brand, Archer & Olive, to create exclusive colors for their Acrylograph paint markers. Not only are the tones aligned to Amanda’s muted pastel aesthetic, but she also designed a unique tin for storing the markers with her signature doodles. Aren’t they beautiful!?!
After polling my Instagram followers, I used their feedback to decide on the theme of “April Showers.” This theme worked well with my new Acrylographs. I did the title in Rustic Brown. The clouds were outlined in Mellow Tangerine, the sun and its rays were done in Pastel Sun and the rain was done in Vintage Denim. Faded Pear was used on grass and flower stems and the florals were done in several of the brighter hues like Lilac Fields and Pink Quartz. I left a lot of negative space on the page to keep it clean and to make sure that the center of the cover page was the illustration with my new favorite markers.
This simple calendar layout is my go-to. I’ve been using a 5×5 grid spacing calendar throughout 2022. I like the way I have plenty of space for writing out upcoming events. The margins are for more detailed planning or things to be remembered for this month. I alternated between several Acrylograph colors when numbering the days of the month.
Fitness and Diet Tracker
Each day gets a horizontal line in this spread. On the left hand side, I numbered the dates vertically and then left space to fill in workouts and notes. On the right side, I wrote out my eating goals and left space to mark off the foods from my diet that I consume in their respective categories.
Another very simple spread here. Just a basic drawing using the Acrylographs and the dates fill this half-page spread. I use this space to track the posts that I publish throughout the month and to plan upcoming posts.
This rolling weekly layout was inspired by The Plant Based Bride. On the first page, there is space to record upcoming events for the week. Additionally I used this space to jot down things to keep in mind. On the second page, I use the task migration system and habit trackers to make sure that I am productive and efficient throughout the week. These are great spaces to quickly make note of what needs done and any tasks that have been completed.
Last month, my design was a bit illustration-heavy so as I looked toward March I sought inspiration in a more simplistic design and layout. I used a minimalist approach and used very few supplies when designing each of the spreads and pages below. At the end of the post I share what I used to make this month’s spreads so be sure to check that out.
At the end of February, I scrapped my usual layout and used the final spread to reflect on the conflict between Ukraine and Russia. I filled the page with a summary of the event as well as a prayer for all that is going on in Eastern Europe right now.
The theme I settled on in March was this color blob theme with teal, pink and green scheme. For lettering, I chose to go with a simple bubbled style. I wanted something that would be easy to carry on throughout this month’s pages, but that also elicited happy feelings and good vibes. The idea of loose tracing or echoing of color blobs is really popular on Pinterest right now and so I pulled inspiration from some of those that I pinned recently.
This simple calendar layout is great for visualizing and planning the month at a glance. Each box is 5×5 sqauares in my dotted notebook. The size of the calendar itself allowed for plenty of room for color blobs to be added and helped to balance out the white space in the margins.
Fitness and Diet Tracker
These two spreads followed the layout pattern that I’ve been using all year so far. I left most of the pages clear for tracking workouts and meals, but decorated the frame of the spread with the color blob design to tie this spread in with the rest of the monthly pages.
Blog and Self Care Tracker
These are new spreads this month. I decided to try out a space in my bullet journal for tracking the posts for The Ameri Brit Mom as well as for all the moments I set aside for self-care in March. Both of these areas are things I want to focus on more in and so it seemed fitting to devote an entire spread to tracking these goals.
This rolling weekly layout was inspired by The Plant Based Bride. On the first page, there is space to record upcoming events for the week. Additionally I used this space to jot down things to remember or to know for that week. On the second page, I use the task migration system and habit trackers to make sure that I am productive and efficient throughout the week. These are great spaces to quickly make note of what needs done and any tasks that have been completed.
The supplies I used this month are very minimal. In order to recreate these spreads all you need is a bullet journal and…
A few days ago I let you all see the setup of my beautiful, new Amanda Rach Lee Bullet Journal for 2022. I’m going to keep this post short because not only am I on vacation, but I am also finishing up all the loose ends for the BIG announcement coming on January 1st.
So let’s open my journal and take a look.
My January 2022 theme is based on the beach vibes I’ve had over the past week. My newest obsession is Pura Vida jewelry and so not only did I illustrate some of my favorite pieces, but I used colors that create those beach vibes like teal, blue, and green.
I’ll let the rest of the photos speak for themselves.
Fitness and Diet Tracker
I will be checking in tomorrow and Sunday with some BIG announcements and news for The Ameri Brit Mom. Please be sure to join the subscription list to be the first to know what’s going on.
This is the inaugural month for my newest bullet journal, my second volume for 2021. I was given my new journal as a gift for my birthday. It was purchased from Shop Amanda Rach Lee, one of my favorite bullet journalists on YouTube. These notebooks released in June and I am so excited that I got one! The paper is thick and so far none of my tools have bled through the pages. I love the doodles on the cover as well as the charm on the bookmarks to match the cover theme. I highly recommend this Doodle Notebook.
On one of the first pages of the notebook I did a doodle to see how my markers, pens, and pencils hold up on the paper. The illustration is nothing special, but I wanted to share it with you anyway so you can see the paper quality:
Now onto my August pages…
Cover Page: Olympic/Simone Biles theme
August Calendar Page
The supplies that I used this month in creating these spreads were Crayola Super Tip (red), Papermate Flairs (navy, gold, green, black, and red), a blue fountain pen (purchased at Five Below), and Google Images of famous quotes by SIMONE BILES.
I couldn’t end this post without a quick word on Simone Biles. As a mother of a young gymnast, Simone has continued to be a positive role model for my daughter. Simone is a strong woman who recognizes that mental health is more important than winning. In her act of stepping down from the Tokyo Olympics this week Simone showed the world that she is worth more than a collection of gold medals. She is a hero–one that deserves time and space to take care of herself.
Let me know what you think about my bullet journal pages as well as my tribute to the GOAT!
It’s been many months since I made a post showcasing my bullet journal, but I have been keeping it updated during the time I didn’t post. With the July pages filled I have now finished my Volume 1 of 2021. I look forward to sharing my new notebook with you starting next month as well as some new ideas and supplies I’ve acquired while on my annual trip to England.
Cover Page: Popsicle/Lollipop Themes
My supplies for this month’s spread were:
Stabilo Highlighters in pastel colors and Tombow Fudenosuke in black as well as a black Paper Mate Flair pen.
Let me know what you think of these simple, summery pages.
I blinked and February 1st became March 1st. Time seems to be slipping through my fingers in 2021. We are on the cusp of the Covid-19 lock down anniversary. How is that even possible!?! At any rate, it is a new month and time to reveal and share my pages for March 2021.
I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I failed at keeping up and staying organized with my journaling in February. I started out well, but the deeper we got into the month the busier and less focused I became. Not to mention that I nearly had an entire week of snow days in there when I forgot the day of the week.
I did complete a really cute February review page with a Top 3 photo display using my new Sprocket photo printer. I like to wrap up each month sharing Top 3 photos from my phone and a brief description of things I’m into at the time. Those pages are really fun to both make and to revisit down the road. They may be my very favorite pages of the bullet journal process because they serve as a mini time capsule.
So without further ado, my March 2021 spreads:
Cover Page: House Plant Theme
2. March Calendar
3. Fitness Spread
4. Meal Tracking Spread
5. Weekly Spread and Habit Tracker
I kept it all simple this week. As for the tools I used in creating these spreads I stuck to a basic color scheme of teal and light gray Tombow Dual Brush pens. All illustration was done using a Tombow Fudenoske hard tip pen. I used a milky white gel pen to write the dates and accent spreads–and that’s all! I hope you enjoyed this peek into my 2021 Bujo!
I realize it’s been a while since I last updated on my personal bullet journal. Even though it hasn’t appeared on my blog, I’ve been using the thing like crazy! My beautiful Moleskine resides in its own special place in my purse and I carry it with my daily. I thought I’d share some photos of ways I’ve used my bullet journal most recently.
Monthly spread and review:
2. Vacation Daily Tracker:
4. Online Course Creation:
5. Summer Goals and Routines:
My favorite pens to use in my bullet journal are the Paper Mate Flair pens. I love the vibrant colors and the ease at which I can write with these pens.
What are your favorite bullet journal tools or utensils?
Three months into my bullet journal and I’m feeling more organized and productive. I’ve nailed down a weekly spread that works for me and I’ve added all sorts of collections that have allowed me to dump my mind. I used to carry around these lists in my brain and now I have a place where they belong. It’s been very freeing and allowed me the chance to relax in ways I hadn’t before.
There are times I have to jot something down while it’s on my mind, but there are no more worries about whether or not I will forget it. Every list has a place in my bullet journal. It is a customized book that I am filling constantly. No more wasted space in a planner created by someone else! I am utilizing every page and making it work for who I am and the types of lists I incur.
Here is a look at some of my newest pages in my bujo:
I’ve been an official Bullet Journaler for two months now. In February, I took on the February Journal Challenge where I created a new page or idea each day based on a prompt. I also started some new pages and added to ones from last month. I have been really pleased with this new hobby. It’s been a nice way to use my creativity and it helps keep my life organized as well.
Here is a look at some of my newest editions to my Bullet Journal in February: