Dingbats Earth Collection Dot Grid Notebook

Hello, Journalers! I’ve got the inside track on a brand new dot grid notebook for 2019 and it’s a winner! I’m really excited to show you guys this one. Dingbats* has just come out with a brand new line of their iconic eco-friendly dot grid notebook and they were kind enough to send me one to put to the bullet journal test! After spending some time going over every detail, I have a lot to say and a lot to show you about this new edition to the notebook community.

If you’re looking for a new dot grid notebook to start journaling in the new year, this is a great option! Read on to get all the juicy details one of the best dot grid notebooks of 2019!

November Bullet Journal Setup

It seems as the holiday season gears up so do our stress levels, am I right? There’s just too much to do! For me organizing my tasks in my bullet journal becomes absolutely essential! So this month I’ve tried to infuse a little calm into my November bullet journal setup with a sleepy fox and one of my favorite quotes ever.

” Too blessed to be stressed.”

The New Dot Grid Notebook From Pad & Quill!

Whether you’re a journaling expert or a newbie, the search for the perfect notebook is a never-ending quest. Luckily, now that dot grid notebooks have become all the rage, there is always new contender right around the corner. As someone who journals every single day, I am always on the lookout for high-quality notebooks that can withstand vigorous use. So when Pad & Quill sent me their very first line of notebooks, I was so excited to see how they measure up! I mean really excited – like twirling around squealing excited! What can I say, I’m a notebook geek. Would the Pad and Quill notebook become my new favorite journal? Or a heartbreaking disappointment?

If you’ve been reading my blog this year you might have noticed I’m a little obsessed with creating my bullet journal monthly spreads. Before I started journaling regularly, I used to take things as they came. That may sound super chill, but the results were anything but. Because I wasn’t planning ahead, things would slip thru the cracks. I was always busy, but curiously unaccomplished. This is because I was being “reactive” instead of  “proactive”.

I always wanted to be the type of person that kept a diary but I struggled with the practice. Sitting down to write produced either an aching awkwardness or a mind as blank as the page in front of me. What are you supposed to write about, anyway? How long do you have to muddle thru before you’re basking in all that mental clarity and goal achievement? Today I want to share with you a practice that changed my awkward struggle into journaling bliss. In just 15 minutes a day, you can clear your head, discover your true calling, and prep for a day of accomplishment. This game changer is called the morning pages|.

Printable October Bullet Journal Setup

Sooo..I went a little rogue with my pages this month. No pumpkins for October! What?! I know, right! Don’t get me wrong, I do love a good October pumpkin. But I broke the mold and decided to shake things up! Now I know a black cat isn’t entirely unexpected for October, but not obsessing over pumpkins is a big step for me! I hope you enjoy my October Bullet Journal setup!

When you first start using a Bullet Journal, Its easy to get confused by all those kooky symbols and icons. Dots, circles, X’s, Squares – what does it all mean? And why does it make you more organized? A Bullet Journal Key is the answer and part of what makes the bujo system so superior to other planners.

But what is a Bullet Journal key? In this post, I’m going to explain exactly what a “key” is and why you need one! Let’s dive in!

Already a Bullet Journal expert? Scroll down to see tons of creative examples of Bullet Journal keys!

September Bullet Journal printables hot off the presses! For most people in the northern hemisphere, September means back to school and the promise of autumn.  Coffee is a dominant theme in my setup this month because back to school for me means back to getting up at 6:30 AM!

I hope you enjoy my September setup! Grab these as an instant download and make the most of your September! You can print these pages out to use in your A5 size journal, or download them to use in your digital journal! So grab your handpainted watercolor planning pack below!

Supplies I used to create these pages:

For a full explanation on each of these spreads and how I use them for monthly planning check out this post Monthly Planning 101: The Essential Bullet Journal Guide!

September 2018 Monthly Bullet Journal Setup

September Bullet Journal Printables pack!

I’ve created a huge pack of 16 planning printables for September! Here’s what you’ll get in the September 2018 planning pack:

  • Watercolor Hello September
  • Quote of the month
  • Monthly Calendar
  •  Goals and Tasks Worksheet
  • Habit Tracker
  • Mood Tracker
  • Gratitude Log
  • Memories Page
  • 4 Weekly Spreads

Watercolor Cover Page

September cover page for your bullet journal! Instant Download!For more info on Bullet Journal Cover Pages and why to use them, check out Hello Pages for your Bullet Journal.

Quote of the Month

Hand lettered quotes for your bullet journal. Available as an instant download!

Do you love inspirational hand-lettered quotes for your journal? Download my pack of 12!

Monthly Calendar, Goals, and To Do list

September bullet journal calendar.Need help planning your month? Check out Monthly Planning 101!

September Habit Tracker

Coffee themed bullet journal habit tracker! Instant download!

For more info about Habit Trackers, check out The Best Habit trackers to Try Now!

September Memories Page

Printable memories page for your bullet journal!

September Circular Mood Tracker

I love using a circular mood tracker! The sun and the moon indicate morning and afternoon, so you can get a comprehensive look at your entire day! And it’s coffee themed!

Coffee themed circular mood tracker for your bullet journal! Instant Download!

For more info about Mood Trackers, check out Amazing Mood trackers for your Journal!

4 Weekly Spreads

Printable weekly spreads for your bullet journal!

Four weekly spreads, one for every week in September!

Each weekly spread includes a section for your Weekly Schedule, To Do’s, Meal planning, Shopping list, a Tracker (for things like water intake, hours of sleep, etc), and a section for Next Week. At the bottom of the boxes for each day is a place to record the weather.

Here’s an example of how you can use the Tracker on your weekly spread.

Assign things you want to track over the week like water intake, sleep, exercise, etc, and write those along the bottom. Pick a different color for each. Then put a dot under each day up to the amount you accomplished on the number scale. For instance, you see in the example on Monday  I drank 6 glasses of water. As far as exercise goes, Monday I didn’t get a lot -so on a scale of 1-10, I gave it a 1. I use a line graph because I like the look of it, but you could also use a bar graph.

These weekly spreads are the life’s blood of not only getting more organized but also staying that way! Weekly planning is THE way to stay on track with your goals!  And now I’ve taken all the prep work out of it. Simply download and stick in your journal!

You can pick up this entire package in my shop! Click here to get yours!

And of course, I can’t let you walk away without freebies. I’m offering the September Cover Page, Quote of the Month, Monthly Calendar and  Goals and Tasks pages all for FREE!

September bullet Journal Printables

Get your free September Bullet Journal Printables!

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If you’ve already signed up, click here and enter your password to get your free September planning pack!

Perfect DIY Stickers

I highly recommend printing them out on these Avery shipping labels. I know, it sounds weird, but they fit absolutely perfectly in any A5 size journal (roughly 8×5). No wrinkled paper or awkwardly taped edges, just a smooth easy transition from my journal to yours :). They’re the perfect DIY sticker!

For more info on how to use an Avery Label as a DIY sticker, click here.

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