2019 BUJO Setup, Day 7 (Last day!!)

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Hi!!

Thank you for coming back for the last day of this little series! (I’m calling it a series, but its just pretty much one post stretched out over a few days😊)

I really like to have a fitness log in my Bullet Journal to good at and mentally cross-off one by one. I don’t “work out,” but every morning and/or night I do a little mini work out. I like to make them and I like to set a goal for them. A lot of my “work out” is for running. You can definitely edit this to your own if you are planning on doing something like this!

Sorry about the weird light ing in this post! (I think I’ve said that all week!😂)

 

 

Ah, A nice blank page. You might need two, or even three for your plan!

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I always just lay it out in pencil and then later go over it in micron or just pen. It helps if you want to change anything before the final. (Like I do later!)

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And then I just eyed some evenly distanced lines for the separate categories all the way down. (If you have a certain category that has more to it, just customize it to what you need.)

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Then I colored it in with my Fudenosuke pens and Microns.

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Then you can  write down your plan for the month/week/year/day.

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That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this mini series!

Bye, Friends!

~theJunebugblog

Let Me know if you did any of these!

2019 BUJO Setup, Day 3

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Aloha, Friends!

Today I have more pages setup! I’m excited to share them with you! This is a water tracker. Set your goal for drinking water before you start. They say that you’re supposed to drink 8 8oz. cups of water everyday. that is my goal for this month. First I gather some supplies. A black pen of some sort, a ruler, and a blue pen. (I’m using one of my Tombow Dual Brush pens)

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Start by drawing a “|+___” And connect them together. Leave some space above, on the sides, and below.

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Start by writing your goal of cups of water starting with #1 at the bottom of the page moving up. Remember: you are writing this outside the “L” on the part of it that’s going up.

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Once you set your goal, on outside of the line that’s going up; on the outside of the line that’s going sideways write out all the days of the month evenly. (as you can see mine could’ve been a little neater😜)

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Now get out your blue pen and fill in the amount of water you drank that day in line with the day, below. And there you have it! pretty simple!

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This is what it looks like now. It was a few days ago that I took these pictures.

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Sorry about all this wacky lighting!

Well, there’s today’s post! Come back tomorrow!

Thank you for reading, dears!

~theJunebugblog

Christmas Countdown, Day 3

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Hey!

Today, for my Christmas Countdown, I’ll be posting some pictures from around my house. We decorated for Christmas on the last day of November, and I hadn’t posted about it yet. so, here ’tis!

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Outside most of our 2nd level windows we have some wreaths. (Sorry this is so dark!)
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It has been quite chilly (mainly highs in the 40’s) since Thanksgiving around here! (This morning’s frost)

 

 

 

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As it says: The stockings were hung by the chimney with care… Nope. Not us(: (this is on our bannister)
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We went very plain with our tree this year. White lights and red ornaments. I think it’s pretty!
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We recently moved the piano out of the music room (the Guitars went, too, upstairs to the school room) 
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This is what became out of the music room. It’s small, but, it works pretty good for guests!
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We have a slim-er faux Christmas tree that we put in the “Guest Room” this year(:
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Ignore the red Tahoe…(:
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Maisy dropped in to say hello. (She WILL NOT look at my camera! it’s really funny)
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My brother, Evan and I, each decorated a gingerbread house (or in my case, a village) this is mine..

And this is Evan’s. Oh dear. (;

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We had this window frame on our mantle all year, but my Mom thought it would look good here with a wreath in it. I agree.
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Maisy really wanted to be in a picture. (even though it’s dark)
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GUYS. Maisy. Has. A Hat. HAHA! It makes me laugh every time((:
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She like to only wear it outside(:
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Our House. We never do much outdoor decor. Mainly only wreaths. (the ones in the gable have lights(: )
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Since it’s Christmas season (and almost winter!) when people get sick, my Mom got these probiotic pouches. They’re delicious! I didn’t want to try them at first, but when I did, I wanted another! They’re like pixy stix, or pop rocks. They’re from Young Living. Try them out!
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(Also from Young Living Essential oils) This is one of my favorite oils. It smells great! Just like a Christmas candle! 

 

Thank You for reading! Come back tomorrow for another “Countdown to Christmas” post!

18 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

~theJunebugblog

 

Christmas Countdown, Day 2

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Aloha!

🎶 Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas day..

heehee, That was just me remembering yesterday’s “Christmas Countdown”

Today’s topic is… drumroll please.. CHRISTMAS-Y FASHION!

WOO HOO!

OK, so, some of you might be envisioning a green and red Christmas sweater your great-Aunt Rudy crocheted for you. Is that it? (:

Some of my favorite things to wear at Christmastime are Christmas socks, that pretty much look like Aunt Rudy’s sweaters. But they’re GREAT! (just if you’re wondering, Target has some great pairs in their dollar section(; )

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Well… I guess that about wraps this up.

HAH! get it? Wraps this up! because you know, Christmas and you, um, wrap things and, no? OK.

Hee Hee

19 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

~theJunebugblog

Christmas Countdown, Day 1.

Hi, Everybody!

There are, umm, let’s check the calendars here, let’s see. There’s about, uh.. 20 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!??!! Huh? How is that even possible? It seems like 2018 is going (gone) SO fast! Is that just me?

I decided I would do a Countdown to Christmas (or vice versa, hence the name(: ) It will be the first time that i’ve done something like this on a blog, so we’ll see how it goes! It should be fun!

Here’s how it works:

So, The idea is, I’ll post something everyday (hehe, we’ll see how THAT goes!) that is Christmas themed! I love seeing what other people do around the holidays. It’s such a cheerful, festive time of year!

I’ll post little Christmasy snippets (supposedly (: ) everyday, except Sundays. Enjoy!

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Yay! I’m excited to start. For day one, I will be talking about music! Christmas music is a large part of our music. Our Christmas playlists consist of these, mostly:

AMY GRANT

AMY GRANT

AMY GRANT

HANDELS MESSIAH

AMY GRANT

AMY GRANT

AMY GRANT

AND OTHERS, INCLUDING AMY GRANT (;

As you can see, we like Amy Grant’s Christmas music(:

No, really, we do like Amy Grant’s Christmas albums, but we really like listening to Selah’s Christmas album “The Rose of Bethlehem”,too. It’s really very pretty. I like it because they mix some christian songs with popular and traditional music.

We all enjoy the traditional Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Jackson 5 and such. They’re always good!

I really like Lauren Daigle’s Christmas albums. She has such an amazing, powerful voice!

We all like the Pentatonix Christmas Albums. Oh man, are THEY talented!

What kind of Christmas music do YOU like? Comment below; I’d love to know!

I hope you like my first Christmas snippet for Countdown to Christmas!

What are you doing for the holidays?

~theJunebugblog

 

Brush Lettering: A

Just a heads up, all of the Brush Lettering things I post will be on my brush lettering page(:

Hey everyone!

How are you?

Today I will be showing how to Brush Letter “A”

I will be doing tutorials from A-Z. I hope you enjoy!

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To start, practice warm-ups (here) and write with the pen parallel to the paper. Pleas don’t hold the pen on the point! It will damage your Brush Pen. (fray it)

 

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Once you’ve done your hand warm-ups and have practiced, you’re ready to go!

                              SCRIPT

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The “a” is fairly easy. It consists of and “O” with a tail. (as shown) *Remember: hold pen parallel!* I like to practice a a lot, because it helps prepare for harder letters.

Easy, right?

It might take a few tries before you get it, but you will!

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Yay! I love block letters(:

Do these again.

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Once you’ve done your hand warm-ups and have practiced, you’re ready to go!

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The Block letter “A” is, as I think of it, an upside down “U”. I usually put my bar in the lower part, but you could do it high, low, or middle!

Pretty easy. Easy than the script “A”, I think.

And again, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!” Or, just try again.😄

Thank you for reading! Happy lettering!

Bye!

~theJunebugblog

DIY! How to paint Place card Wreaths!

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Hello everyone! How are you all? Well, today I have a tutorial! (if you want to see my last one, click here) I have been making little wreaths with initials inside and have been sending some to friends, and I thought you all might like to try and to see how I did it!

I said “place card” in the picture, but the things I am about to show aren’t place cards, but instead of doing one square of paper, you could cut a rectangle and fold it in half and you will have a cute place card! I just wanted to let you know, incase you’re going, “Ummm… those aren’t place cards” (: I hope you enjoy!

1. Floral Place card wreath

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Start with a square of watercolor (or any sturdy paper) paper. I cut mine, for this, about the size of a bottle cap, so it’s rather small. You can make it any size or length you want, but for the wreath you want to stay more in the square zone(:

Next, draw a circle inside the square. I used a little round eraser to get a perfect circle shape, so if you have a round object that is a good size, use it!

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I like to use a smaller brush. For these paintings I’m using a size 2 brush (photo) and a size 0.

Now, we are going to do flowers, so mix the colors that you wish. To start out I did a Magenta/Reddish-purple color, one of my favorites(:

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Roses are some of my favorite things to paint with watercolor. When you start, you make a little jelly bean shape as the center of your flower, not to big.

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Then, add two medium-thick lines top and bottom of the center of the flower. (Remember not to let them touch to much or it will just look like a blob(:  )

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Then, beside the two medium-thick lines you just made, put two more (not so thick lines) on both sides of those. When you are finished with that, add a few decorative lines. You have a flower! Not to hard, right?

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Make a few more flowers around the circle you made, staying around the same size. I lightened my colors as I went around with more red, but you can do whatever you like. I have done all different kinds. If you like blue, mix a medium blue with a teeny bit of grey, It’s also one of my favorite flower colors(: Do you like your results on this?

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Next you’re going to write the initial. I am using my Micron tip pen (it’s called a Le Pen) to do it.

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I just picked a random letter. Now, If you want a bit less floral, look below for the next one!

2. Floral + Ivy wreath

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Start with the your paper again. (Remember, you can use whatever shape you want as long as it’s in the shape category)

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Now, paint 2-4 flowers, just like before, depending on how many you want. You can do them wherever you want. I like to paint them across from each other.

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Now mix the color of the leaves. I went with a darkish shamrock green. (light green mixed with a bit of medium blue)

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Paint the green thinly around the circle, trying not to touch the flowers. Then while the green lines are still wet, take your brush and go outward, creating the leaf shape. (photo)

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Do that all the way around or until you like the results. What do you think?

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Yay! I really like how this one turned out(: If you want to know how to do the lettering, see below.

Quick detour: Handlettering

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Start with a scrap piece of paper.

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Grab your tools. You can have and use anything for these little letters. I have a brush pen (Le Plumme II, I believe, which you can get here) with a thin Le Pen side and a brush pen side, There are watercolor brush pens, which are good, one of my favorites, (I wouldn’t recommend using it for this tutorial, though. The tend to have a mind of their own for small letters.) and there are brush markers, which I like.

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Now, for hand lettering you widen the downstrokes, or press hard on the side for thickness, and and you lighten and raise the pen up for upstrokes, creating a thin line. (the photo shows the brush pen and the watercolor brush pen) practice this over and over until you’ve gotten the hang of it.

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Now, practice down and upstrokes on letters until you get the hang of it.

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Now, if you don’t have a brush pen or marker, grab a pen, any kind. Write a normal letter. (It doesn’t have to be cursive. This is good for any font or style.)

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It is pretty much the same thing as a brush pen. Widening the downstrokes.

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Then, when you widen the downstrokes and fill it in, VIOLA! You just did hand lettering! pretty easy, right? OK, back to art.

3. Full Ivy wreath

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This is one of my favorites to do. For the ivy on this one I did a darker green. start on three sides, just like the flowers on the last one.

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Continue and go all the way around. Done! That is probably the easiest. I love the way it looks! I did a few wispy lines coming out of the leaves for extra effect. (:

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Add your Initial. Done!

4. Berry wreath

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Now for the berry wreath, the last one, do the same exact thing like the floral/ivy wreath, just instead of flowers, do dots as berries for a more subtle look.

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Finished!

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Yay! this was fun! I hope you enjoyed! Comment below which one was your favorite and which one you might make! Thank you for reading!

~thejunebugblog