Hello again!! We’re just really on a roll here, aren’t we? I’m really pleased not only because I’ve gotten this month’s spreads done early again, but because September’s inspiration is one of my favorite books of the year. In honor of the Bitch Queen herself, as well as the release of The Ikessar Falcon this month, I give you one of my most ambitious journal themes thus far.Read more
It’s been a while since I’ve liked any of my bullet journal spreads (or done enough of them to actually post), so I was extremely pleased with myself when I not only made spreads for the whole month, but I made them early. It helps that this month was inspired by one of Love Yo Shelf’s all time faves and one of my current reads, Unravel the Dusk (going amazing btw, lots of ouch (: ). This month’s inspiration was none other than Elizabeth Lim’s Spin the Dawn. Scroll on to see my spin (ahahahahhaha) on this amazing story.Read more
It feels good to be back to blogging! It’s been really hard to blog lately because of all the chaos with online classes and my laptop in the shop, but I’m (hopefully) back and better than ever! April’s bullet journal theme was inspired by Jade City by Fonda Lee, and I took inspiration a little more literal this time around: a jade marbley ish background with various cities throughout.Read more
Well. The past two months were…a lot, to say the least. I don’t know about y’all, but March is feeling about 3 years long, and it’s not even over yet. That being said, my themes for February and March were for some of my favorite 2019 reads, and my bujo is joined by my trusty sidekick xiaolongbao today!Read more
It truly is the month of madness. With all of this going on, I couldn’t help but laugh at the fact that my bullet journal inspiration for this month was the one and only The Poppy War.
If you haven’t read The Poppy War, or either of our “favorite reads” posts, let this be your introduction to one of my favorite books of all time. The writing is beautiful, and the characters are so spectacularly complex that I honestly can’t help but recommend it to anyone who’ll listen. This month especially has left me feeling angry and upset and scared, and I think this book was a much-appreciated story of the raw truth of those feelings. That being said, enjoy my visual representation of beauty and abstraction and burning edges.Read more
One of the last books I read in 2019 was Descendant of the Crane, and I absolutely loved it, and couldn’t wait to use it as inspiration for the first of my 2020 spreads. I think with all of the plot twists in DOTC (and 2019), I really wanted to bring that into the new year and start off with a book that reminded me how important it is to stay grounded and roll with the punches – and sometimes, throw a few back.Read more
When I entered middle school at the ripe ol’ age of 11, we were given planners to keep track of our assignments and upcoming due dates. For most of middle school and high school, I told myself that I didn’t actually need to use a planner – I could keep track of everything mentally.
Oh, how I was wrong.
I mean, it did work for my primary education, but going into college I NEEDED something to help me delegate my time and make sure I didn’t forget anything important. I also needed something to help me relieve stress and act as a creative outlet, and thus, the bullet journal was born. I’ve had about 2 years of practice by now and while I still have a long way to go, I’m super excited about my upcoming bookish bullet journal themes and can’t wait to share them!Read more
When I was younger, I used to go through my dad’s dozen or so crates of old papers where he kept photographs, baseball cards, and old paintings/drawings that he and my grandpa did. I’m not quite as skilled with pencils or charcoal as they are, but I like to think my painting is alright! That being said, bullet journaling is a fairly new hobby for Lauren and I, and we’d like to use this page to share our book-inspired journal themes with you all!Read more