October *faints* // Bullet Journal Setup

Have you ever been absolutely baffled about how fast a month can get to your destination.

Yes, same here.

October just sneaked (snuck?) up on me in the past few days! October is my favorite month, and so I’m glad it’s here to stay for awhile! I went all out fallish for my bullet journal setup this month, and I can’t wait to use it. I hope you enjoy!

I did a cut cover page with pumpkins on the border. I didn’t want it to be all various shade of orange, so I threw in a green/blue pumpkin here and there.

When you turn the page, I continued the pumpkin border and made this month’s calendar. I used the quote “Aren’t you glad we live in a world where there are Octobers?” from Anne of Green Gables (one of my favorite series’). I have been enjoying using different papers and tapes and stickers for texture on my envelope art and bullet journal setups. It adds a little bit extra(:

Then, A large pumpkin (because I definitely needed one more. XD). This pumpkin hosts my monthly to dos and Autumn bucket list and goals.

The next page has my habit tracker and some wash tape and pumpkins.

This next page is the letter tracker along with some pumpkins.

On the next page I have the first weekly log, which is fairly simple.

I wanted to use a brown page, so I cut it to size and made it the Fall bucket list. I love writing in white with brown paper, it looks so stark and pretty.

Then I made the next weekly log which turned out to be a pretty interesting layout. XD

Then both of these pages are different weekly logs. On the right of the right page, I used the same brown paper and made my blog post ideas for the month.

Then I continued the weekly log to the top of the next page. Below that I have the to dos for that week, and also some reminders set.

I made a little collage on the next page for fun. Whenever you go to your local hardware store, pick up some paint samples. They’re very multi-purpose(;

Then I made a simplified version of the money tracker I’ve been doing. On the next page I have some colleges to look into for next year. Any suggestions?

Then for the final page, I have a harvest of various pumpkins. This might be my favorite. XD

Are y’all excited about October?

Do you look forward to October like I do? Do you like pumpkin foods? What’s your favorite part of Autumn? Do you like campfire smell? What page was your favorite?

A Fallish Type of Post // The One About Mail

Is my big pink sweater, snow pants and fuzzy socks a bit much?

Nah. Guess what, it’s Fall! Yessssssssss!

I have posted way to many posts talking about how much I love Fall (literally 4,579 of them), but have I posted 4,579 times about how many times I love Fall letter art? *sly smile*

I have had a bit of a letter pile-up-catastrophe of late. I sat down to solve it today and after excitedly glancing at my calendar where the words “FALL!!!” were written a various amount of times, I decided to break out the watercolors and the plaid wash tape and hit it.

Here they are(:

I love uniformity in colors and patterns in my letter writing. And I love sending tea in the cooler months, it’s just a fun something you can send that, even if you don’t drink it, can spark a little happy. I used gray, gold and red for this letter, andI like the outcome pretty well. What do you thinks?

I have been enjoying the torn paper technique for accents on the envelopes. The torn photos and music and wash tape at a interesting difference in textures that I really enjoy. It’s easy and fun, you should definitely give it a try!

I remember, when I was little, my Mama let my brother and I each pick out a pumpkin at a local outdoor nursery. My brother, being a little boy, got a funky looking green one with spots and a curly stem. I remember looking for awhile and the I found a little round pumpkin with tiny pot full of flowers in it. I wanted to paint that, so I did on some envelopes! I want to do that to some pumpkins this year.

I had this picture in my mind of a girl reading in a window seat, and so I transferred it to an envelope. I would like to be her, wouldn’t you?

Ahh, the colors of Fall… (:

I’ve found that using sticker letters is a super fun way to spice up an envelope, and it’s super easy! This one was fun.

Well, I must go. I hope you all enjoyed this little array of envelopes, and I will see you next time!

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What’s on the books for you this Fall? Do you like letter writing? Do you do art on your envelopes? Is it sunny where you are?

Also, if you’re interested in a new journal or bullet journal, use the code ‘SAVE-10’ at the Scribbles that Matter checkout for 10% off and free shipping in the US and Europe!

PEOPLES. what?! // September BUJO Setup

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Hello there!

Oh my! SEPTEMBER?!???!!! WHHHHAAATTT?!

Seriously. Every. Singly

Did I just say singly? Oh well. It fits.

XD

I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!

September means (still hot but trying) fall colors starting, fall candles in every nook and cranny in my house, and the leaf garland my family has had since mid 1998. Eheh. sEPtemBeR?!!

Okay. Well.

(These intros are always so very awkward. XD)

I have a new bullet journal setup for September, I hope you enjoy!

I decided to go with the classic leaves theme. I love fall leaves, and after all of the bright, Summery themes, I decided to go with muted, neutral colors. It was a nice break after the color. XD

I used watercolors and a gold paint marker as the main design materials. I also used my Tombow Fudenosuke soft tip brush pen. (I highly recommend either it or the hard tip, so good!)

Now, ehe, the first page isn’t my most favorite, but I do enjoy it combined with the gold calendar. I kept it fairly simple for this month, which I enjoy.

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The next page is my To Do, Reminders and Goals page. I just painted a few different leaves. I’ve been using the theme subjects as this page (see here and here).

The next page is the habit tracker for the month. I painted some leaf doodles around the trackers, and kept it fairly simple.

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This page is the letter trackers page. I used the gold pen and the black pen for the outlines and did the same leaf doodles surrounding.

The next page is the first weekly log of the month, consisting of only leaves.

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The next page is my money tracker. I used the gold, and painted the same branches as the first page.

The next page is the next habit tracker. I turned a few of the leaves, but it’s fairly the same.

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The next page is another weekly log, the same(:

Then, to make this a bit more “fun” I created a brain dump page. This is for fun sentences or doodles. Hehe, I got so excited I started on it already.

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Then I have two pages filled with the end of the weekly logs. On the second page I also have the end of the month recap. A fun little page I like to include sometimes.

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To conclude this theme, I have a “creation” page. For doodles and sketches, things of that sort.

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What did you like about this theme? Do you bullet journal? Let me know in the comments!

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Some Recent Letter Art // Pen Pal Post

Letter Art

Hello!

How are you?

Boy. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a letter/pen pal post.

Today’s The Day!™

Yes.

It’s true, that was a trademark.

Just kidding.

 

Maybe.

Well, recently, when making envelope art, I’ll stick with the same styles per group of letters. Some group may be flowers, some just lettering. Some highlighted. It just depends. I really love making a whole stack of letters that look similar.

Starting Simple.

I’ve found a go-to when it comes to designing envelopes, for me, is just a simple script. It’s so pretty and old-fashioned and simple. And, it doesn’t take that long. I enjoy doing this in large scale and small, like this one below.

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I also love highlighting or outlining the same script. It adds a little pop of “something”, ya know?

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Abstracts.

Abstract shapes and colors are a great way to add some points of interest in your envelope art. I love throwing circles ore triangles or rectangles ore wonky shapes on envelopes. It’s not hard, and it always looks cool!

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Watercolors and Florals.

If you’ve been around here awhile, seen a few of my letter art posts, you’ll know my habits. I always do some sort of florals or watercolor on my envelopes. It doesn’t have to be fancy, little daisies are always cute!

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I’ve been painting flowers in vases a lot. So I put one on an envelope, too. XD It’s simple but very pretty. Pairing this with bold or fancy lettering is always fun, too.

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This one is similar, except there’s an arm. I have no idea why I drew that. XD

What an abnormally large flower.

Colored envelopes are another way to bring a fun somethin’ into your envelope art.

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I went ham with the flowers. Oh dearie me.

I love doing big and bold art with tiny, simple lettering. It’s such a fun envelope to do. Doing something that is simple but maximalist is so fun.

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I hope y’all enjoyed a few recent envelopes! Do you like these kinds of posts? Let me know!

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Which envelope was your favorite? Do you pen pal? What is your favorite color? What is your favorite thing about 2020 so far?

The Latest Goings On // Recents

Recent

HI!

Doing good?

It’s been awhile since I’ve just done a random, throw-everything-forget-nothing kind of post, so that’s what I’m about to embark on. If I don’t make it out, send help.

I’ve found myself snapping random, sometimes black and white photos. I don’t know why, but I’ve been loving capturing the everyday. I need to bring my camera in public more. I find it’s a great way to get some really interesting photos.

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Finding the beautiful out of the ordinary — I love it best.

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Discovering having melty, chocolaty hands touch you isn’t as bad as we might imagine. XD

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“Watermelon is a good fruit — You eat, you drink, and you wash your face.” ~Enrico Caruso

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Oh yeah, here’s Evan. holding (*cough*) our home. Ehehe.

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“The sun never stops shining, sometimes you just have to look through the clouds to see it.”

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I hope you have enjoyed this spurt of randomness. Sometimes I find I rather need it.

Have a lovely rest of your day!

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Which of today’s photos was your favorite? Do you like watermelon? Chocolate? If you’re in school, when do you start? What’s your favorite music genre?

No Way. // August BUJO Setup

August

*slams door*

 

*stomps decidedly to the calendar*

 

*falls down triumphantly, and quite possibly dramatically*

 

 

 

 

*realizes I say this every time but..*

 

A.. AU… *splutters*

…..augggguusstttt?!!?!

Hold up, let me go look at the beginnings of my other posts…

JULY:

“Hi! How are you al– DID I JUST SAY JULY?! Umm, no. Surely not.

RIGHT?

Ahh, unless the automatically against my will pre-set calendar on this computer is deceiving me, it is, indeed, nearly July. (Approx. 6 hours and 55 minutes. *ahem*)

It can’t be stopped. Oh dearie me.”

JUNE:

“*HYPERVINTILATES*

WAHT.

Did I really just write “June” on the title of this post?

I’m just sitting here at my desk watching May drive out my driveway and some weird thing named June is roundin’ the corner. What. The “COVID Months” seem slow, but then at the end of the month I’m just.. flabbergasted.

To put it mildly.”

MAY:

“Hello!

Oh wait… I must’ve mean’t to write January in the title ’cause it sure don’t feel like May!

It’s crazy to think how fast everything’s going.”

APRIL:

“I CANNOT believe April (april!!) is almost here. I can practically touch it! You know what the means?? A quarter of 2020 is already gone. Poof! Like that. Man.”

I gueessss what I’m saying is I get more baffled every month. XD

I just, whoa, August?

I mean’t to start writing this post multiple days ago but alas, here it is August 01. At 6:52 p.m. (:

With August comes a new bullet journal setup, so I thought I would share with y’all!

Since this is technically the last month of Summer (I mean, school starts, Fall starts in September, etc…) I wanted to do a very bright and Summery theme. I chose popsicles in very highlighter-y colors and a very simple bubbley font. It’s fun to turn the pages that are so bright and colorful!

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My next page has two very large popsicles that serve as my to do’s and goals categories.

The next page is my monthly habit tracker which fits with the theme of mini popsicles. Simple, but fun!

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Then I have my first weekly log. I kept it fairly simple, using the same colors to highlight the words.

On the right I have my letter tracker for the month. Last month I used two pages for my letter tracker,  but I realized my usual setup works best. I didn’t really keep up with the “reply to” list. I’ve always made the little square in the corner to check off when I reply, so I thought I would stick to that. It’s what seems to work for me.

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I have my next weekly log, which I just made very simple since the next page is so bold. I really enjoy this layout because I can really use all of my space and write out all I need.

The next page is my money tracker. I have little categories like expenses, total made, total saved, and the weekly amounts I make from my different jobs. Having multiple categories really helps me to see how much I make and how much I need to tithe and such. And, the categories are in the shape of popsicles! Does anyone know the popsicle on the left? It wasn’t really the colors I was using but my brother and I used to get one box of those red, white, and blue popsicles every Summer, so I had to throw it in.

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The next two pages are more trackers and grids and logs for school and music (mostly violin and piano). The first one is a school tracker/planner for each day. We don’t actually start school until September but my brother and I have a few classes starting next week, so I figured this would help out.

The next page is to record my music practice times and what I think I need to work on.

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I have my third weekly log here on the left, which is the same layout as the others.

Then I made another weekly log in a bit more of s grid format.

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Then I have another school log, which is the same layout.

On the next page I have the last of the school activity and the last of the music log.

Below that I have the last of the weekly log as well.

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To close out I have a quote that says “If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours” (Dolly Parton) and I used those same colors to brighten the page up.

On the right I have the “farewell August” page, which includes more popsicles(:

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I hope y’all enjoyed this month’s theme! What’d you think? Let me know in the comments!

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Do you like popsicles? What’s your favorite Summer treat? Broccoli or Squash?

Sunshine Stickers // GIVEAWAY WINNER!

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SO,

Who’s ready to see who won the adorable lemon sticker from Sunshine Stickers? I sure am!

So, the first step was to gather the names.

Than pile them into a random name picker.

And now, the name!

*drumrolllllll*

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HANNAH SNOKE!!!

Congratulations, Hannah! I’ll be sending your sticker over soon.

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How are you today? What’s your favoritest thing about the Summer? Do you like lemonade? Icecream?

Sunshine Stickers Review // Giveaway!

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Hello everyone!
I’m so excited about today’s post! Kayla Joy at Sunshine Stickers so very kindly sent me over two of her adorable stickers from her June 2020 collection, and the best part, I’m giving one of them to YOU!
She sent over the half lemon design and the flower.
Peoples, Kayla is the SWEETEST!

What you will win!

She recently released her new collection of her adorable stickers. I saw the lemon one and it just made me happy. The flower, too. She also has a watermelon one that makes me smile when I see it. So cute!
Her sticker designs are so cute and very high quality, also, they’re $3 and free shipping! Who wouldn’t love all of that? Hop on over real quick and take a gander!
The flower design really surprised me with all the pretty and tiny details. I love yellow, so this is something I’m loving! It’s about to shimmy its way onto my jam-packed water bottle. I love this one!
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These stickers are thick and very nice and smooth. This is a very high quality sticker. Perfect if you stick them on your laptop or water bottle.
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And now, what you will receive!
Ah, the lemon is so cute! It’s so happy and the yellow, mm! I love yellow. This would be so cute on anything, so be sure to enter and hit some of those extra entries!
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Giveaway ends July 21st! Enter away!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and I can’t wait to see who wins!

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Which sticker was your favorite in Kayla’s shop? Do you like peppermint? Did you enter the giveaway? Is your July busy?