Bullet Journal 2020 Setup
I REALLY wanted a new book this year and after researching I settled on the Archer & Olive notebooks. Both in the black and white pages. But I was still experimenting with other planner options. I have a few of the Happy Planner notebooks and loved that you can take away or add pages wherever you like. So this idea was born. 
But the Happy Planner books didn’t come in my normal Bullet Journal size, so I had to create my own. I based the whole size on the pages from my Archer & Olive book. Yes, I pulled out an exacto and cut out ALL my pages. Was I scared? Damn rights I was. I was so worried that it wasn’t going to work out or I wasn’t going to like it in the end.

But this system also lets you mix and match pages. So this is where the black and white really became beautiful. Making dutch doors for this journal became very easy as well.

I am so in love with how white these pages are. No more photoshopping my ivory pages to look more white. And the pages themselves are so thick. I’m not seeing any ghosting at all!

So my first spread is my calendar for the year. I used the typewriter stamps again for this and stamped directly in the book. No bleed-through! You have no idea how happy I am with this.

For my future log I made my own tabbed dutch door pages. I put 3 months per side and left the title box open so I can fill each one with the month’s corresponding theme color and style.
I also added a Goals section to the last tabbed page with goals for 3 months, 6 months & a year.
I made myself a Social Media Tracker. Like I said before I appreciate everyone that loves watching my art and creations. Whether it be on YouTube, Instagram or my website – thank you so much to my creative family!
Another video tracker. One of my goals is to do more videos. So hopefully this year I can fill this sucker up!
For my bill tracker I went with a condensed graph style. I put my legend on the first page and numbered the rows. I also added this fun quote.
I didn’t have any white stamping pads and couldn’t justify spending $17 on one so I improvised. I used white acrylic paint with a paint dauber, then lightly pushed my stamps into that. It worked remarkably well. And touch-ups where easy, I just used my white gel pen. And they clean up with water.

So these two are my series watched and movies watched on my new black pages.

I included my top five songs again. It’s really neat to look back on this and see what you liked or what was popular at the time.
I made a simple savings tracker and added a quote to the top half of this smaller page. 
I also added a need/want page for future items. I’m going to try really hard not to put everything in the need column. Try.
I added my pain tracker next. Last year I did a video just on this topic. It was called the Health & Wellness Tracker. I’ll link the video here if you’d like to learn more.
Lastly was to add my Ultimate Spacing Guide. I had to change it up a little from last year. Since I changed my book and book style. But I think it worked out pretty good. Even make a short sheet for my dutch door pages.
So that was my brand new setup for 2020. I hope I’ve inspired some of you to try bullet journaling. As you can see by my creation you don’t have to stick with just one book choice. I mixed and matched mine.

If you re-create any of my spreads tag me on Instagram for a shout-out in my next video. Love you all and keep creating!

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