I'd like to start this post by giving everyone a big virtual hug! Thank you for all the love you've shown to my July theme and that cute rubber ducky! You guys are amazing! 😍
Moving on, tomorrow we're leaving for our family summer vacations to Protara and Ayia Napa and I'm so excited! I'm also currently hiding behind a pile of summer clothes that I have to somehow fit in 2 suitcases! 😬 We definitely don't travel light!!!!
Therefore I'm glad that I've already set up my bullet journal for August, and I am in love with the theme I chose for this month! I decided to go with a 'Boho Feathers' theme for this month, which I think turned out super cute! I kept the colours minimal to light blues, soft pinks and purples. (You can check all the supplies I used for this theme at the end of this post 😉)
Make sure you scroll down to the bottom of the post, because there's also a video, where I'm showing you exactly how I've created each spread.
We start with the Cover Page of the month. I created an arrow with lots of feathers and beads. There's lots of pictures on line that can get you inspired in order to create your own designs. My advice is to not overthink about it. There's not a right or wrong, and it definitely doesn't have to be perfect. Plan your design with a pencil like I do, if that makes you feel more comfortable and just have fun!
The theme continues into my Monthly Spread. I went back to my separate boxes layout which as you know I love and use all the time. I liked the other layout I used in July, however I found it a bit confusing at times... I guess when you're used to something it's difficult to change things up... But the good thing with bullet journaling is that you can try new things and if they don't work, you can simply change it.
This layout also gave me enough space to continue the theme and decorate the spread with more feathers, beads, an arrow and a dream catcher.
From then on my spreads continue as usual. The next spread is my Monthly Goals with my Personal and Business categories. August is a more laid back month, so I don't plan to work too much. I've decided to spend more time with my family and to plan lots of excursions! However, I'm still going to do some planning, therefore I created all the spreads that I usually do in the previous months.
I love how I incorporated the theme in my Monthly Focus spread as well, and the two pages work perfectly together.
Next comes my 'Areas of Focus / Tasks to Complete' spread. Planning each week separately is very helpful, especially when there's lots of trips and excursions to plan ahead!
Next comes my Finances spread. I'll be going to London in August for a few days, so I think I should have made the expenses list a bit bigger!!! 😂 My wish list has grown dramatically and it looks very scary and excited at the same time!!!
Next comes my Notes page as always. I keep on adding lots of things in my notes page each month, and I think I might start making it into a 2-page spread from next month! We'll see...
The last spread is the first Weekly Spread of the month. I love the details of the arrows and how cute this page looks!
And that is one more month planned in my bullet journal. Have you decided on August's theme yet? Do you prepare ahead of time, or you like to start planning on the 1st of each month? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if you use the same theme like me, please send me a picture of it at firstname.lastname@example.org