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August 2020 Bullet Journal Setup

August is here, the sunflowers are rising up taller, and apple season beckons. Can you believe it? I don't know about you, but I'm so excited for this month! If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know that every Thursday all August-long I'm hosting #AustensAndAlcottsInAugust, a weekly book-ish prompt inspired by Austen, Alcott, and a love for classic literature. I'd love you to join along!


Per usual, as it's the end of the month, here's my bullet journal spread for August. I think it's my favorite spread of the year!

New to the world of bullet journaling? Check out my introductory bujo post here, where I help you navigate through picking out your first journal and finding innovative inspiration through materials you already have on hand.


My first impulse was to incorporate a picket-fence with sunflowers as the theme of this month's spread, and I completely indulged the whim. I used my Micron pens, as ever, primarily in a size 03 for drawing and 01 for lettering, and a couple of markers to color in the sunflowers. For the monthly calendar spread, I used the same theme and again doodled in the wood detail of the picket-fence. I'm in love with how it turned out!

I like to limit my monthly spread to featuring just the calendar and my habit tracker, leaving my goals and to-do lists to the weeklies. I explain in previous Bullet Journal posts how I've been using icons instead of writing out each habit for my tracker, as it saves space and I enjoy replicating the tiny doodles every month. :)


For the weekly spread, I'm switching things up a bit. I find it incredibly difficult to fit seven days onto these spreads, so I've begun using a 4-5 day spread depending on the business of the week. It gives me so much more space, as I like to keep a bullet journal not only to track daily tasks, but also to document the comings and goings of the day, sort of like a diary. It suits my needs ideally!

That's my bullet journal set-up for August 2020! Want even more ideas and inspiration for bullet journalling? Check out my Pinterest to find loads more to float your fancy!


P.S. Something very exciting is going up on the blog Tuesday morning. I can hardly wait! Stay tuned... :)


Until then!

-Gracie