My New BuJo – Second Time Around

Welcome to my new Bullet Journal (BuJo)!

I kind of lost it, a little bit with my last BuJo and missed a few months; by the time when I was ready to come back to it, I’d fallen out with it. So, despite the fact that I know that this probably defeats the objective, a little bit (!), I bought a new one… and started afresh.

It’s turned out to be a really good thing, as I haven’t been able to put my new BuJo down since I started it; I’m so happy with how it’s looking! So, without further ado, here’s all about my new BuJo…

I found that I wasn’t really using the index and key in my last BuJo, so I made the decision to ditch them. However, the year-to-view and future log did make the cut! Yes; I was dropped on my head as a baby, and this incident “happened” again for a moment during which I thought that November came before October on my future log! We all make mistakes, though… right?! RIGHT?!

I then followed this with a “2018 Goals” page and a “Gratitude & Wins” page. I think it’s important, not only to have goals but to also be grateful and appreciative (and celebrate wins when we get them). I got the inspiration for this layout from Erica Louie, and the YouTube video used is here.

I then followed this with my cactus Instagram tracker (which I loved from my previous BuJo) and a “Quote” page. I like to have little quote-filled pages because I’m the kind of person that can live her day (or life!) via a quote.

This was followed by “Blog Ideas”, “Places I’ve Been” and “Brain Dump” pages. I thought that these would be useful for jotting down ideas, memories and things bothering me, as well as things that I shouldn’t forget.

These next two pages are my favourites in the whole journal (so far)… I got these ideas off of Pinterest, which is where I get most of my inspirations. I set myself a goal of reading 50 books before the age of 30 (when I turned 28, last year) – this is in my “30 Things Before 30” post, here; so, for this year, I have set myself a reading goal of 20 books, which I only started at about a month ago. I need to get moving on this! I therefore wanted to keep track of what I’d read (in my BuJo), and I thought that this would be such a cute way of doing it. I also wanted to keep a list of all the movies I’d watched at the cinema; so, I thought that it would be a nice idea to write the movie titles in popcorn sketches. I’m obsessed with this page! Ha.

I then found the inspiration for a “19 Things Before 2019” page – on Pinterest, again – because you can never have too many Bucket Lists! I am already halfway through the year; so, I have written down some things that I have already done, like – a road trip, and visiting a museum. I really enjoyed coming up with these ideas… it’s not as easy as you’d think it would be.

My next pages just have a doodle of the house from the Disney movie Up, along with a quote from the film. This inspiration came from Hayleigh Reidart who has such a beautiful BuJo. You can check her Bullet Journal out on Instagram, here.

So, that is the end, regarding my BuJo set-up. I have also done an August set-up, but I think that I might save that for another blog post. I hope that some of this has been useful… or that you’ve just enjoyed looking at my pictures! 🙂 If there is anything that I can help you with, please don’t hesitate to leave questions in the Comments section, and I shall get back to you.



  1. August 24, 2018 / 8:23 am

    Your bullet journal looks so beautiful! I LOVE the last page where you have the house of Carl from UP ♥️ Bujo can be a bit addicting but no regrets!

    • Stephloves
      August 24, 2018 / 8:29 am

      Aww thank you so much. ☺️ It’s still a bit new to me but I’m absolutely loving it so far. I draw and write in it every night, it’s very addictive 😂 but no regrets at all, you’re totally right. Thank you for checking out my post ❤️

  2. August 24, 2018 / 12:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing I love looking at other people’s bullet journals they look so much more artistic then mine haha. Your 19 things to do before 2019 is such a good idea, I think I will be adding it to my Bujo. Have a lovely weekend.
    Kate x

  3. August 24, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Aw I love your “BuJo”!!! I was just talking to another blogger about these and I think I’m going to give it a go! 🙂

  4. August 24, 2018 / 1:32 pm

    Your bujo looks great! I wouldn’t worry about starting over, sometimes it takes a bit of tinkering to find the system that works best for you! I am glad you are enjoying your journal again!

  5. August 24, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    Your BuJo is so gorgeous, it puts mine to shame! What black pen do you use out of interest?xx

    • Stephloves
      August 24, 2018 / 6:02 pm

      Aww thank you so much. I’m sure it doesn’t haha. It’s a Pentel Ultra Fine S570 🙂 (I think it’s one of my work pens haha) xx

      • August 24, 2018 / 6:04 pm

        Ah wow, I might have to give it a try as still not found one I like xx

  6. August 24, 2018 / 9:50 pm

    I looove how your bujo looks. You inspired me to do something like that. I definitely should do it! I wasn’t journaling recent two months I think.

  7. August 25, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    This is a cool blog! Will definitely keep updated with your posts

    • Stephloves
      August 25, 2018 / 8:05 pm

      Ah thank you so much. I really appreciate it ☺️

  8. August 25, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    Your bullet journal is so beautiful!! I love it so much! Definitely inspiring me to put my own together xx

    • Stephloves
      August 25, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      Aww thank you so much. ☺️ I hope to start one ☺️ I’m loving doing mine now xx

  9. August 26, 2018 / 12:57 am

    That looks absolutely FABULOUS!! Love the phrase ‘brain dump’ I so need to do this daily for my mental health 👌
    Making sure wins are in there too is important to make the positives weight out the negatives…
    Well done you!
    Helen X

    • Stephloves
      August 26, 2018 / 12:59 am

      Aww thank you lovely.
      Yeah the wins and brain dump pages will be going into my new BuJo. I feel like they’re pretty important. Definitely a good way of looking at the wins. Thanks for taking the time out to read and comment lovely xx

  10. August 26, 2018 / 10:09 am

    OOOH I love that Instagram tracker, seriously want to add it to mine! Love the theming and layouts! Really hope it helps you stick with it this time!

    • Stephloves
      August 26, 2018 / 10:11 am

      Thank you lovely. Yeah I’ve really stuck with it this time. It’s all planned until the end of the year and I’ve already got a new bullet journal for next year haha so keen. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment x

    • Stephloves
      August 26, 2018 / 11:14 am

      Thank you so much ☺️ thank you for your comment ❤️ x

  11. August 26, 2018 / 11:49 am

    It’s always good to step back from time to time to see what’s working and what’s not. If you realize that portions of that process needed pruning, then I applaud you for taking action to change that. Oftentimes we won’t change things because it’s too much work to start again, so adjusting your course seems like the right move. 👍🏽

    • Stephloves
      August 26, 2018 / 12:01 pm

      This is so true. Even something so small as a bullet journal can make a big difference if you’re not enjoying it. I really just wanted to start again and it’s made all the difference. I haven’t put it down since I started it.
      Thank you for reading and commenting ☺️

  12. theamalog
    August 26, 2018 / 11:58 am

    I am so inlove with this post. Have been stalking a lot of buho inspirationa and have tried it last year but lost my motivation. I need to start again especially now that I started blogging this would help a lot. Thanks for sharing you bujo looks near and organised.

    • Stephloves
      August 26, 2018 / 12:00 pm

      Aww thank you so much. I do find that my bujo helps me stay on top of things with blogging and stay organised. I just love to keep it to make memories too ☺️ thank you for reading and commenting ❤️

  13. aimsysantics
    August 26, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    Love your BuJo! I started one similar but found that I wasn’t using it effectively so started again just for my blog planning etc, and have found it a lot easier to stick to.
    I love finding doodle to decorate the page with…Pinterest is deffo your friend with this!

    Aimsy xoxo

    • Stephloves
      August 26, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      Aww thank you so much. That’s what I was finding with my other bujo. It wasn’t effecting my life in anyway, if anything it became a hindrance. So I made a new one and I haven’t put it down since! ☺️
      Thank you for reading and commenting x

  14. August 26, 2018 / 2:58 pm

    I envy your bujo! It’s beautiful!!

    • Stephloves
      August 26, 2018 / 3:01 pm

      Aww thank you so much lovely 🧡

  15. August 26, 2018 / 3:52 pm

    I love the idea of 19 before 2019. I’m going to do this. Thank you. Enjoyed.

    • Stephloves
      August 26, 2018 / 3:57 pm

      Ah thank you so much for reading and commenting. I’m so glad you enjoyed 🧡 x

  16. August 27, 2018 / 10:27 am

    I love your bullet journal! All your spreads are so pretty. Definitely coming back to this post for some inspiration when i start mine this September for school!🙌🏻💛

    Soph |

    • Stephloves
      August 27, 2018 / 10:39 am

      Aww thank you so much. Planning on doing this on a monthly bases so I shall hopefully have more inspo for you 😁 thanks for commenting lovely 🧡

    • Stephloves
      August 27, 2018 / 10:39 am

      Thank you so much 🧡

  17. August 27, 2018 / 11:52 am

    Wow Steph! Your bullet journal is absolutely gorgeous! It’s so neat and colourful. I really love the Instagram page and inspirational quotes! The gratitude and wins page is so positive and uplifting, I love it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pages 💖 xx

    Bexa |

    • Stephloves
      August 27, 2018 / 11:53 am

      Aww thank you so much babe. ☺️ I’m loving filling it out and working on it. I’m finding it very therapeutic. Thank you for commenting lovely 🧡🧡

  18. August 27, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    Love this! I love your pages, and I do agree they’re a great way to stay on top of things!
    I think personally I’d be too distracted making a bujo pretty, that I wouldn’t get anything done! Though I have a similar idea in a small notebook to keep me on track with things lol!

  19. August 27, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    Such pretty pages! My favourite is probably the cactus Instagram tracker because I think its such a cute way to track the growth of your page! Happy journaling!

  20. August 27, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Wow! This is so so great! I wish I was creative enough to have a gorgeous BuJo like this! I tried at the start of this year, but I am not talented at all! 🙈
    I love yours so much!
    Lainy x

    • Stephloves
      August 27, 2018 / 5:01 pm

      Aww thank you so much doll. I’m absolutely rubbish at drawing, I just keep practicing and find it easier if i draw in pencil first. Thank you for your comment 🧡

  21. August 28, 2018 / 10:22 am

    This looks amazing!!! 😍😍 youre easily going to reach your goals using this and have so much fun doing so too!!

    • Stephloves
      August 28, 2018 / 11:06 am

      Thank you so much doll. I hope so ☺️ thanks for reading 🧡 z

  22. August 29, 2018 / 10:05 am

    That is one beautiful looking BuJo!! The more I read up on it the more I would like to do one myself… Maybe it is time to pull the old stationary drawer out! xx

    • Stephloves
      August 29, 2018 / 11:48 am

      Aww thank you so much. I’m having such a good time doing it. Thank you for reading lovely 🧡

  23. August 29, 2018 / 10:41 am

    Your bullet journal is so goals!! My favorite pages are the books and movies’ ones! 🙂

    • Stephloves
      August 29, 2018 / 11:48 am

      Aww thank you so much. That’s my favourite page too 😍🧡

  24. Emma
    August 29, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    I LOVE your Bullet Journal Steph! I am definitely planning to start one in 2019 (Watch out for me asking for tips!!)

    Emma –

  25. August 29, 2018 / 6:06 pm

    Your bujo is gorgeous! Perfect mix of organisational usefulness and arty stuff to keep it interesting! xx

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