Spring is finally here! Although it’s been raining for days on end here in southeast Missouri (which is NOT my favorite), the beautiful pink peonies in my back yard will be worth it! The bright colors of spring flowers definitely inspired my pastel April bullet journal theme.
Check out my quick April walkthrough video:
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April Monthly Spread
I truly tried to simplify with my April layouts, since I will be gone for nearly 10 days of the month! Washi tape definitely helped me in the decorative department, so I could make beautiful spreads without much work.
One thing that I’ve decided to implement in April are monthly goals – real, attainable, actionable goals. I didn’t include it in my photos, but I’m also going to create little rewards for myself if I achieve my goals (that’s what all the excess space is for). Hopefully, I can motivate myself with little treats like a shopping spree, yummy food, or extra ‘me’ time.
(By the way, if you love those little borders, you HAVE to check out @therevisionguide on instagram. She makes beautiful embellishments seem so easy!)
April Organization Spreads
These are my only extra spreads in the month of April. As I said, April was all about simplifying, so I stuck to the basics. One spread I cannot function without my beloved Brain Dump Spread. So of course, it was a must!
I am also still trying to jump on the Miracle Morning bandwagon, however pitiful it may be at this point… I’m hoping this simpler spread will be less intimidating than my last one (more on that in my March Review Post coming soon).
Also, after a couple months of almost completely neglecting my Instagram followers, I going to attempt the #PlanWithMeChallenge! (If you don’t follow me already, I’m going to be posting exclusive content not on the blog. Click here to follow.)
April Weekly Layout
Filling in my fun trackers, gratitude logs, and other miscellaneous pages has been difficult lately… My nightly routine just hasn’t been the same – Torey used to always sit in the massage chair in the office and I would bullet journal at my desk. Now it seems there is always something on the agenda!
Therefore, I have been searching for something that is equally useful for productivity and tracking. Then I saw this spread –
by @bujobird and fell in love. I know mine is heavily modified – I’ve taken away the time tracker and shifted days to be horizontal – but I thought hers was so brilliant, it was worth sharing!
That’s the great thing about bullet journaling – it’s sooo flexible. My last column is for my habit trackers, and when the week rolls around, I will choose what I want to track!
I’m only adding one collection this month, but it is a collection wayyy past due.
Remembering all my favorite quotes is near impossible. And now that I’m creating signs for my Etsy shop, I’m loving that I will have a place to keep inspiration.
My first quote – “living loved is a choice made daily” – has been stuck in my mind for days now. (If you really paid attention, it’s also one of my affirmations for my Miracle Morning! I’m also hoping to make it into a sign design TODAY, if I have time.)
It’s from Uninvited by Lysa Terkuerst. It’s a wonderfully perceptive book that made me realize my sense of rejection when I honestly didn’t realize I even had one.
If you notice the markers in my video and littered through my photos, they are call Koi Coloring Brush Pens, made by Sakura. (You know, the same company that makes Micron Pens?!) Although these are not archival ink, the Koi Pens were definitely love at first hand lettered word.
The ink absorbs instantly (if you’ve ever smudged your ink, you know why this is valuable), and some colors almost have an ombre appearance of watercolor. However, my favorite aspect of the Koi is the control I have. After six months of using my Tombow Dual Tips, I never quite felt comfortable; in contrast, the Koi feel so natural. These are definitely becoming my go-to brush pen for my bullet journal – I only wish they were dual tip as well!
And that’s all folks! I hope you enjoyed seeing my plans for April. Have any awesome spreads you think I’d love? Share them in the comments.
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