2019 BUJO Setup, Day 1

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Bonjour!

Today I am starting a week long series on Bullet Journaling! I called it my 2019 Setup because, well, it is, but doing a series is so much more fun! 😀

I have been doing a bullet journal since the start or 2018, but I recently had to buy a new one for the start of 2019!

For the first day of this series I shall be talking about the journals because, well, you kinda need one of those! HeeHee.

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I have tried multiple different Bullet Journals before I really started a BUJO, but I, so far, have only found two that work well for me.

The first thing I ever tried for a Bullet journal in 2017 was just a regular journal. (Sadly I don’t have any pictures of it) But the paper quality in everyday college-ruled journals isn’t very good quality for using deep pigmented pens. (or even black pens!) They ghost, and they sometimes even bleed through! I thing the regular weight of printer/notebook paper is 50-80 GSM.

(Ghosting is when you can see the color from the other side of the paper, and Bleeding is when the ink seeps through the paper to the next page.)

The next thing I tried was a blank sketchbook from Walmart. It has thick, high grade paper, and it doesn’t bleed or ghost. I believe the weight of this sketchbook paper is about 200-ish GSM. I really liked it, but it was missing a lot of things that I needed for using it everyday, like: Numbered pages, an index, a grid (I don’t like lines, but I do like light dots) I think the price was about $4-5 dollars.

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The Walmart Sketchbook

I used it everyday, though! I enjoyed the thick pages and the size. I had to draw in my own key on this trip, and index. It worked pretty well, but it cut into my pages count, having to write it all out. But an index is necessary for my BUJO.

The next journal I got, very recently, was a set of three Moleskine journals from Target. (I’ve seen them a LOT of other places, though. You can get them almost anywhere.) They’re $15 dollars for 3, and if you just get one, they’re $7, I think. They’ve been around for awhile, and I had heard good things about them…

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They are very pretty, great sized journals, for Pencil. Don’t get this for a Bullet Journal!!! I was quite disgusted by the quality of this Journal. The pages are only 60 GSM?!!?😱 Eww! They ghost with the lightest colors, and they bleed with dark colors like burgundy and black. the picture below is of the ghosting. I had too hot-glue two pages together and I could still see the ink through the third page! Also, you can feel the indents of the pencil on the backside of the page. I pulled apart the pages I glued together to take a picture go it. You can see the bleeding and ghosting from the backside!! Look at the ink bleeding above my thumb!!!

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I really don’t like these journals. They’re also missing an index and numbered pages, but they do have 16 perforated pages in the back, and a pocket. Eww. DON’T BY THESE!

Okay. My newest Journal, the one I’ve been using, is from Amazon. It’s called “Minimalism Art” Journals, and they came with a 5 star rating and they have either 120 GSM or 160, I can’t remember😂 I really like it. It’s got numbered pages, and index, two bookmarks, and a pocket. Look! It’s came in a box! It was priced at about $13 for this color, but some, like the pink one they have, was $14 or $15.

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They have four different options for the paper, plain, lines, dotted or squared. I got dots. It has a lot of pages, so it should last me awhile.

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I really jumped back and forth between getting cream or this tan color, and I ended up with tan. (I was afraid white/cream would get to dirty.)

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I really like the dots and the numbered pages and the two bookmarks. They’re very helpful!

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And I like that the dots aren’t too dark, yet you can still see them.

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It has a nice deep pocket. I carry my Tombow blending picture, and stickers and such.

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I got a few pens to test out. A Tombow Dual, Gel pen, Koi Brush, Fudenoske, Le Pen, and a Zebra pen.

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Sorry for the odd lighting!

I drew them on. Gladly, it shows the same color, and doesn’t change it. (Sometimes page colors change the color of the pens!

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It does ghost a little, but not drastically. I can definitely deal with this!

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Again, weird lighting!

I would defiantly recommend this journal for any Bullet Journalers. (That’s definitely a word🤣) This one and the Walmart sketchbook are probably the best. The other ones I hope to try in the future are: Lechtturm 1917 and Archer and Olive.

Thank you so much for reading! Come back tomorrow!

~theJunebugblog

 

A Clump Of Photos

Bonsior!

I have accumulated, in the past months, a large amount of, to the best of my knowledge, random photos of random things, and I thought it would be fun to pour them out here for you all to see!

I can’t really say that I know the meaning of all of them, but maybe I call leave that to you!

Also, do you like French? I am learning it now and quite enjoy it😁

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Sweet baby Everly, my Piano teachers daughter, that entered this world mere weeks ago.

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As you can tell by this delightful look on poor Maisy, She was really enjoying this wheelbarrow ride😃

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AHHH! Back when the beautiful golden leaves were still with us. *Tear slides softly down thy face*

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A fall photoshoot with my friend. Ah, we speak of autumn, yet again…

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Ahem. I am so sorry I don’t have an explanation for this. 😂

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Ah. Fluffy clouds.

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A photo on Christmas. Can you tell? (;

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! A bookstore we stumbled upon in Jacksonville, AL.

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Hehe. We left my Grandparents house, and I only had these clean socks and these shoes, so I ended up with this. (I actually like it(: ) I matched the book store’s carpet😆

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A photoshoot with another friend. Oh, don’t you LOVE photoshoots?

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Maisy LOVES soccer. Evan and I play with her a lot, the actual game, AND SHE ALWAYS WINS. She can carry the ball in her teeth, and she can run SO FAST, that she just glides right by us into the goal!? SHE’S ALSO A GOALY. I’m not kidding. (😳)

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Look at these COLORS! Ah. Beautiful!

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There’s just something I love about this old plow. Hmm.

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MOSS! You all know about me and moss. Oh, my. 😍

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The pond at Golden Hour.

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GOLDEN HOUR!

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This is the sunset. I thought it looked pretty out of focus♥

Well, There’s some of the recent photos i’ve taken!

I hope you enjoyed. Have a good day!

~theJunebugblog

 

A Fresh Beginning

Hello, Dear Readers!

Can you believe it’s 2019?? Where did 2018 go? It feels like 2018 just zipped by, and I don’t know why! I hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright!

Oh dear. I’m speaking in rhyme. 😱

*Cough*

Hehe.

Well, I have been wanting to change my blog theme for quite awhile now, so why not a better time then the fresh start of a new year?

Well, I looked and looked for a long time to find the perfect theme for the style and personality of my blog here, and I think I’ve found it. I like a clean looking blog. (no colored writing or bright colors. Although, I had two bright colors in my previous theme🤔 Probably why I wanted to change it!)

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My Previous Theme (Dara)

As you can see from this picture, everything is kind of busy and scattered.

I looked and tested multiple themes.

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Button 2

I liked “Button 2,” but I felt like it was too similar to “Dara.”

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Sketch

I liked “Sketch,” too, but again, it just wasn’t quite right for me.

 

“Twenty Seventeen”

This one was just way too big. (The front page) You couldn’t see any of the content!

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Hemingway Rewritten

This one was cute, but still, just a teeny bit too big. And the widgets were very messy looking. (To me)

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Scratchpad

And this last one I saw I just loved! I love how it looks like a scrapbook!

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The widgets are so cute, and the different shapes are a mix of neat and artistic.

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And look! Tiny pencils in between posts! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

What do you think of my new theme for 2019? Do you like it? Do you like any of the others? What kind of posts would you like to see from me?

Happy new year! New posts coming soooooooon!

 ~theJunebugblog 

Looking back: 2018

Hello!

Today, as 2018 is no longer, I am going to review the posts I did this {past} year! I love doing these kinds of posts. It’s so fun to look back!

#1.

 

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This was my first post in 2018. It was a collaboration of many different posts. (All of these pictures are linked, so check ’em out, ifn’s you can!)

#2

 

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This is my first “Art Day” in 2018. I shudder to see some of this artwork! (:

 

#3

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This was one of my favorite posts to do. It was fun to make the things for the post!

 

#4

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Another “Art Day.”

 

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Art

Yet Another…

 

#5

 

Woods, Rain and the Moon

Woods, Rain and the Moon. I really liked this one at the time!

 

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Some Different Things…

 

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Art Day#8-2

Art Day, #10

 

#8

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A roll-up pencil carrier that I made for a friend.

 

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Some pictures from our trip to Tennessee.

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A “Much Overdue Art Day,” So called (;

 

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Some Spring Photography(:

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Watercolor Place card Wreath Tutorial.

 

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“A Rainy Day in May”

 

#14

Chalk-paint piano transformation

I recently painted our piano…..

 

#15

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My Friend and I made a Fort…

 

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My Story about our move, “Returning Home.”

 

#17

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My Brush Lettering (the letter A) tutorial.

 

#18

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Happy Birthday, Junebugblog!

 

#19

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Looking Back: Summer.

 

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Fall/Random Photos.

 

#21-37

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Christmas Countdown, Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, AANNNDD 17. Whew!

 

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I made a quick post on Christmas day.

Well, that is it! 38 posts in my first whole year! I hope for a year just as good as this past one!

Are there any posts you want to see from me this year? What was your favorite post in 2018?

Have a great start to this New Year!

~theJunebugblog