Witchy October Bullet Journal Theme

Last October for my bullet journal, I did more of a Halloween theme. For this year, since I didn't want to do the same thing, I decided on a witchy theme. I'm so excited about how this theme came out. It has exactly the vibe I was going for. Think witchy moon worshipping powerful women. Check out the difference between last year and this year: Monthly Spread October 2019 October 2020 This year the color scheme is more purples and browns, although I do use some orange still in other spreads for this month which you'll see when you scroll…

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September Bullet Journal: Autumn Themed

I know it's not September anymore, but I still wanted to share my September bullet journal spread for that month because I love it and this theme could be used for any month in the fall season.  I was really excited to go apple picking and see the leaves change color so I decided to merge both into a fall theme to express my excitement. Each month I typically do a monthly spread, a calendar spread for memories, a habit tracker of some sort, and a spread for all my daily lists. I may add something extra or new each…

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Fandom Mail Art: Harry Potter & ATLA

What's mail art you ask? It's basically just super fancy envelopes and letters. Think almost scrapbooking or collaging except with mail. One of my many hobbies is pen paling and I love to take the time to decorate each and every letter I send out. Each letter has it's own theme and recently I've made a couple fandom mail art pieces that I wanted to share with you, from two of my favorite fandoms: Harry Potter and Avatar the Last Airbender.  I find that my creative process has a mind of it's own when I create letters. I get inspiration…

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Bronx Zoo: Jungle World Langurs Pt. 1

I told you, you would be in for more photos from the Bronx Zoo! Besides the Gorillas, I love going to see the Jungle World Langurs. They are my favorite in that whole exhibit! These were taken with my old Canon, not the new DSLR. Still really good pictures I think, but I can't wait until all the exhibits at the Bronx Zoo open again.  I love this photo. He almost looks like he's getting ready to smile.  This one is the product of patiently waiting in the exhibit for a half an hour, as other visitors pass take a…

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Camping Staycation Weekend

We were supposed to use our vacation to go to California to visit friends, but due to the COVID travel advisories we unfortunately had to cancel it. So my husband and I planned some fun activities to do during our staycation instead including camping! We stayed at a quiet small campground that had a small pond with a hiking trail around it. Can you spot the frog in the first picture?  Here's his close up shot. This guy was the biggest frog we saw in the pond! He just chilled out and let me photograph him. I think he wanted…

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Pen Paling — Where to Start & Why It’s So Fun

I vaguely remember having a pen pal as a child. I think it was a temporary activity we did in elementary school. I haven't had a pen pal since... until last year. I had this idea in my head that I wanted one so I started doing some online research and I found a website where I could find pen pals.  That's how it all started. I now have 10 pen pals. I do stationery swaps with people. I send postcards out to people all over the world. The past month or so is when I really fully committed and…

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A Visit to the Arboretum

I recently discovered this beautiful arboretum after I started working at my library and I have become addicted to it since. It has so many beautiful flowers and trees and it's so peaceful. I could spend all day here, walking around and reading in the shade.  My husband and I went in March during quarantine (don't worry we wore masks) and we got to see some beautiful daffodils and tulips.  Those daffodils and tulips were taken with my Google Pixel 3A phone. We then visited the arboretum later in June with my parents after I got the DSLR.  I was…

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Mom’s Garden

My mom is really into gardening. I didn't appreciate the gardens when I was younger, but now I sure do! My parents have a few different spaces on their property where they have gardens, but I happened to photograph the garden out by the front stoop where my mom keeps some herbs and flowers.  Really pretty hydrangeas line the whole front of the house. They are a mix of blues, pinks and purples. They're so vibrant in the spring and summer.  There's also a few lone marigolds in front of the hydrangeas. They bring the orange and yellow to the…

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July Bullet Journal: Studio Ghibli Theme

This month I decided to go with a studio ghibli theme for my bullet journal spreads and I love it! I thought I would share it, in case you need some inspiration. My inspiration came from the Black Goddess blog who shared her studio ghibli spread. I love studio ghibli movies so I thought it would be perfect to draw some characters from the movies in my journal. My favorite is Howl's Moving Castle. I made a cute checklist too so I can try and watch all the movies, I haven't seen every one yet!  Monthly Spread I start off…

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Introduction to Bullet Journaling

I have never managed to keep a journal for more than a couple months at at a time. I was just never able to commit myself to writing down my life daily. But bullet journaling is an entirely different story. I started bullet journaling late last year and I haven't stopped since. For me, bullet journaling is as much a creative outlet as a way to organize my day. It's like a scrapbook, sketchbook, journal and planner all wrapped into one. It is so much fun!  Christmas Planning Spread The Bare Bones Let me first start by explaining the bullet…

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