• Gracie Carmichael

June 2020 Bullet Journal Setup

June is just around the corner! Can you believe it? Lilac and peony season is in full bloom, and this month I wanted to bring some flora into my bullet journal theme to soak in the springtime blossoms.

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.

This year I'm using the Paperage bullet journal in green, and it's been bliss. There's been very little ghosting, even for my thickest ink pens. I recommend this journal as a less expensive alternative to the ever-popular Leuchterrm1917.

For my June welcome spread, I decided to use scraps of solid and patterned paper I had on hand, similar to last month's spread. I love the contrast of colors here; the blue gingham works so well against solid pink.

As always, I'm using my Micron pens for all writing and details featured throughout my bullet journal spreads, primarily in sizes 01 and 03.

For the monthly layout, again I wanted to incorporate some spring blooms, and I took some inspiration from Pinterest (as ever) to draw out this cherry blossom tree. I colored the blossoms in very lightly with a few markers I had on hand.

I like to keep my monthly spreads simple as far as content goes. I'm not overly keen on goal or mood trackers, as I always seem to forget to fill them in after a week or two.

However, I'm all over the habit tracker, and have been featuring them in my bullet journals for almost four years now. It's taken that long to find a habit tracking system that works for me, but my current tracker fits my needs perfectly. I like to track everything in one area to save space, and I use icons instead of writing out each individual activity.

I finished off the monthly spread with some more of those patterned paper scraps and a few more floral doodles. Can I recommend Pinterest enough if you're stuck on bujo-spiration?

I was pretty happy to discover that the first week of June has only 6 days, which is the perfect fit for a full 2-page spread. I like to keep my weekly spread stretched out so I can utilize as much of the pages as possible.

That's my bullet journal setup for June 2020! Phew, I still can't believe it's already June. A lot of exciting things are coming up on the blog this month!

Stick around, and sign up for the Austens & Alcotts newsletter in time for my June welcome email and update! Feel free to follow along on Pinterest as well, where you can find my spreads and tons of other journaling ideas.

Later this week I'll be posting my book round-up for the end of May Mystery Month.

Stay tuned!

Until then,