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Daily pages (or rapid logging) – the bread and butter of my bullet journal

Whilst I have now had a few posts about bullet journaling. I haven’t actually mentioned one of the most integral parts – the daily logs (or pages). For me, these are not only the most helpful part of my bullet journal, but they also take up the bulk of it. Again, if you haven’t checked out the creator’s (Ryder Carrol) video on the bullet journal, I urge you to do so. You can watch it here, also if you want to know more about bullet journalling check out my blog post on the basics.

So, what are daily pages, and how do I use them? Daily pages are basically whatever you want them to be, they are there for planning, journaling, recording, tracking – anything you want. For me, they are mainly planning and to do lists, with the occasional bit of journaling added in there (especially when I’m away or on holiday!) Other people use them primarily to journal, or to track things like water intake, moods, the weather, and a whole host of other things.  Continue reading “Daily pages (or rapid logging) – the bread and butter of my bullet journal”

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February plan with me

Welcome to the (slightly) late February plan with me. I was hoping to have this out before today, but as I predicted I might, my February set up was only finished yesterday – so what can you do! Here’s to getting March’s out before the beginning of March… Normally I would try and start these posts with a very brief review of the pages I used last month, however because my January one was so late, it had some of the reviews in it, but watch out for next months, when you’ll see how these pages went for me! So anyhow, without further ado:

My hello February page. So, this was not how I envisioned this page, well, it sort of is, but it was supposed to be without the washi. But guess what – I went wrong! The first time I wrote February I hated it, I missed part of the U and they Y, it was too bunched together and not central in the page. The welcome was also off centre; basically, it upset me when I looked at it. Thus, in true Kayleigh style, I found a way of loving it again. I covered the original February with two strips of washi and slightly curved the edges. I chose this washi because you can’t see through it, and it kind of fitted my colour scheme. I put an arrow next to the Welcome and rewrote February below. And behold, a page I can feel proud of: Continue reading “February plan with me”

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January plan with me

Hello, and welcome to what I hope will be a series of blog posts. Usually, I will aim to get this out before the month begins, but to be fully honest, I’m regularly setting up very last minute. I didn’t finish my January set up until about the 3rd – so we shall see how that goes! If you don’t try you’ll never get there! Though, I would also like to say right off, my inspiration for my bullet journal comes from a great deal of sources, as well as some of it being my own ideas.

Anyway, enough of my rambles, these blog posts will show my bullet journal set up, this one for my January set up. I’ve changed things up quite a bit for January – I decided due to my New Years’ Resolutions or 2017 goals (which is what I’m calling them – but more on that in another post), I really wanted to try out some new things, so let’s dive right it.

First up, we have my ‘Hello January’ page, I like to do these because I think it’s nice to show a new start and space for the month, and it’s fun to do! At the moment, it’s quite plain, but I might come back in later and add some doodles. I went for a blue and purple colour theme for January, primarily because they’re my favourite colours right now, and they were pens I already had at home, so there was no need to buy anything – which we like!! Continue reading “January plan with me”

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17 before 2017

17 before 2017 is an idea I got from Kara over at Boho Berry (, she did a 16 before 2016 in 2015, so in October 2016, I decided to try out a 17 before 2017. Now if you have been researching bullet journaling, I’m sure you have heard of Kara, she is the bullet journal queen. Lots of people, including me get a huge amount of inspiration from her. If you haven’t already, go and check her out.

Anyway, 17 before ’17 is basically a method of trying to finish off the year really strongly. Lots of people start the year with resolutions, goals, and aims, but by the end of the year are just attempting to get through the rest of the year. Actually, at this point, there is so much potential left. So, what you do is make a list of 17 things that you want to achieve in the remainder of the year to try and keep their goals in mind. Alternatively, you could do a list of things before your next birthday. I turn 23 in April, so I could do ‘23 things before 23’, though people more commonly do this for milestone birthdays, but it wouldn’t need to be. You could even completely mix it up and just make up your own list by your own random date. Continue reading “17 before 2017”

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An Introduction to Bullet Journalling

So, I constantly mentioned this thing called bullet journaling in my last post, so what on earth is it.

“The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all of the above. It will teach you to do more with less.” – Ryder Carroll (the inventor of the bullet journal)

Basically, it is an organisation system, journal and to-do list all in one, a system that can be anything and everything that you want it to be. And it all begins with a notebook, and a pen; any notebook and pen. I started my bullet journal journey with a £4 notebook from ‘The Works’ and the pens I had at home. I have since brought more pens than I would like to admit, and I have a new (more expensive) notebook which I just moved into at the beginning of January. But none of this was necessary; I could still be using the biro and a £4 (or less) notebook and I would still love my bullet journal. Continue reading “An Introduction to Bullet Journalling”