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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Bitesize: Rounding Up November 2017, The December Colours, And A Ton Of Information!

Rounding up November 2017 in my bullet journal, the december colours and mood boards + massive announcements


Today, we're rounding up November 2017, not just in my bullet journal, but also across all the awesome stuff that's happened throughout November. This one's a bitesize post, so it's pure, no-fluff, 100% content. Let's jump right in!

Wow, it feels totally strange to not write a Productivity post!

Hey there, my lovely readers! Thank you so much for tuning in today, because this one's jam packed with some serious content.

Today, we're rounding up November 2017, not just in my bullet journal, but also across all the awesome stuff that's happened throughout November. This one's a bitesize post, so it's pure, no-fluff, 100% content. Let's jump right in!

Rounding up November 2017 in my bullet journal, the december colours and mood boards + massive announcements

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Massive Updates

1. Creoly UK's awesome discount code for the Th[ink] Dotted Hardbound Notebook!

If you've kept an eye on my Instagram page recently, or you've been on my newsletter list for about a week, you'll know all about Creoly already!

A few months ago, Creoly, a UK-based stationery brand, were so very kind as to send me their Th[ink] Dotted Hardbound Notebook for an Amazon review. As someone whose only experience with dot-grid was Leuchtturm and Moleskine, I was completely blown away by the amazing quality of this notebook, to a point where I know this is going to be the one I start my 2018 Bullet Journal in!


Here's a small excerpt from the review I wrote for them:
The book has 240 pages (120 leaves, front and back), which are a bright white, with no trace of a cream or beige appearance – this means that coloured pen stand out so much brighter than a duller page (which is common in a lot of similar notebooks). The expandable pocket at the back can hold a lot, as it is truly very expandable.

The dimensions of the page are very slightly smaller than a standard A5 – the width is 13.0 cm as compared to the standard 14.8 cm of an A5 piece of paper. The dot grid is printed in a subtle yet visible grey, with the dots exactly 0.5 cm apart. The notebook is thread-bound and definitely opens flat, which is a huge plus point when it comes to more artistic journaling and photography; however, the spine does need some breaking into, which is common procedure for most new notebooks.

The 70 gsm paper appears translucent, but surprisingly, shows very little feathering of ink. 

Because I love the Th[ink] Notebook so much, I reached out to Creoly and got us all an amazing discount code! No, this is not an affiliate code, I make no money off your purchase, I just genuinely want you guys to give it a go.

On the Creoly website, simply add the Th[ink] Dotted Hardbound Notebook to your cart and use the code DOT20 (dot-twenty) at checkout for a flat 20% off the Th[ink] Dotted Hardbound Notebook! Seriously, you won't find a better deal anywhere.

Thanks, Creoly!


That's right, folks, we've now got a bunch of awesome resources and printables (including the November Printables) up for grabs in the Store! 

I only soft-launched it a few weeks ago, because I wasn't too sure of the format and platform I wanted to use, but I'm absolutely in love with how it's looking at the moment. Everything on there is well under $5 right now, so go get your hands all over some awesome downloadables!



This month, I'm giving away an awesome festive goodie and also the design element for December! Plus, my newsletter subscribers get the first look at December's designs, and every new subscriber still gets the awesome essential toolkit for creative bosses.

The newsletter goes out on Friday, the 1st of December, so sign up NOW at the form below and don't miss out!






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November 2017 in my Bullet Journal

Alrighty, let's quickly run through November in my Bullet Journal. This month in my journal felt absolutely perfect, and I think I've finally found a combination of spreads that really work for me! Frankly, there isn't a single format that I hated this month, so let's run through all the awesomeness!

1. The Theme

This month, my colour palette was Blush, Grey and Gold (as was revealed in my October Roundup Post). I absolutely loved this combination, and it just felt right for November. I created abstract wave-like shapes with all of the theme colours, and offset the randomness of these with structured black polka dots.

Rounding up November 2017 in my bullet journal, the december colours and mood boards + massive announcements


What was incredible to me was the fact that some of my Instagram friends loved this theme so much, they adapted it to their own journals! My mind is absolutely blown! 

Thank you so much for falling in love with this theme as much as I did, I'm absolutely speechless!

2. The Monthly Log

As I mentioned in the October Roundup, last month's log felt like a bit of a mess, so in November, I decided to separate out my personal and work agenda from my Instagram and Blog content calendar. This worked a whole lot better, though it looked rather crowded.

Rounding up November 2017 in my bullet journal, the december colours and mood boards + massive announcements


I'm giving up on efficiency, y'all. For December, swallowing my pride and making two separate logs for my monthly tasks and my content calendar. It hurts so much, but it is a harsh truth - the A5 page can only hold so much!

3. The Tracker

As with last month, my November tracker was a two-page vertical spread, with tiny icons at the top of the table to denote any habits and medication I needed to track. Plus, the mood and sleep trackers were separate from the habit trackers, and I condensed my exercise tracker to a simple yes/no column with a time log. This worked really well for me, and is the format I'm keeping for December, too.

Rounding up November 2017 in my bullet journal, the december colours and mood boards + massive announcements


4. The Mood Mandala

I still stand by what I've said before - the Mood Mandala is absolutely non-functional, because there is no new information I can gain or analyse from it. However, it is still absolutely gorgeous and sometimes, you're allowed to keep something around just because it looks pretty... *cough* Stabilo pastel highlighters *cough*

Rounding up November 2017 in my bullet journal, the december colours and mood boards + massive announcements


I must admit, I was a little on the fence about using theme colours for the mandala, because it looked too monotonous initially. However, I quickly fell in love with how it ended up looking after about the 10th of November! No harm, no foul!

5. The Weeklies

My November weeklies were nothing too special, though I did make it a point to integrate the month's theme into each weekly spread. I also included trackers for my Instagram and Blog content, as well as to keep other social media active, which worked rather well for me. I might not use these weekly trackers for December, as I'm hoping the monthly content calendars might be neat enough to use them as trackers, but we shall see how that goes!



6. The Dailies + Florals Your Way

Listen, I will forever be grateful to KirbyCat (@kirbycat.bujo) for introducing me to the Florals Your Way Challenge. Seriously, I've learned so much about flowers this month, and have discovered a green thumb and an unexpected love for gardening, all because of this amazing Instagram challenge!

Rounding up November 2017 in my bullet journal, the december colours and mood boards + massive announcements

The above image of the trailing fuschia is available as a printable in the shop!

I integrated each of the challenge prompts into my daily pages, and frankly, they've never looked better! Seriously, you should totally take this challenge at some point, it is incredibly fun! Also, it is the reason I've managed to resurrect all seven of our house plants, so thank you, Florals Your Way!

Rounding up November 2017 in my bullet journal, the december colours and mood boards + massive announcements

Rounding up November 2017 in my bullet journal, the december colours and mood boards + massive announcements

Rounding up November 2017 in my bullet journal, the december colours and mood boards + massive announcements

Looking at December 2017

1. Blogmas

If you haven't heard already (despite my constant shouting about this...) I'M DOING BLOGMAS THIS YEAR!

That's right, in the twelve days leading up to Christmas, I will be blogging every. single. day. 

I'll be revealing more details about this in my December newsletter, so if you haven't yet (again, despite my shouting about this earlier on...) sign up to my newsletter using the form below! Do it! NOW!

Rounding up November 2017 in my bullet journal, the december colours and mood boards + massive announcements


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2. A Super Special Launch!!!

This December, I will finally launch the super secret project I've been working on, day and night, for the last couple of months! This is going to be a big one, and the launch will start with a massive Giveaway, so (again) SIGN UP FOR THE NEWSLETTER AND BE THE FIRST TO KNOW!

I'm absolutely bouncing off the walls with excitement for this, and oh my gosh I can not wait to reveal all!

3. The December Mood Board

Finally, finally it's time to reveal the colours for December.

Are you ready?

This month, the colours for everything around Bulleting Bird are....

*drumroll*

Emerald, Beige and Silver!

That's right, for once we're going all out with the festivities! If you haven't guessed already, I absolutely love the Holiday season, and though Christmas isn't a huge deal here in India, I fell head over heels for all the celebration and joy that comes with it while I was at University!

Here's the mood board that has inspired all of the spreads and design elements for December:

Rounding up November 2017 in my bullet journal, the december colours and mood boards + massive announcements


Whew! That was a LOT of information for a "bitesize" post. 

Here's a quick summary of everything:
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If you haven't already, go read the Productivity Series, and grab all the awesome freebies to help keep your days in that sweet, sweet spot of accomplishment!

I'm so very excited to share all the amazing stuff that is coming out this December, and I can't wait to see you guys again very soon!

As always, I'm always open to comments, questions and requests in the comments section below, or on Instagram and Twitter, or via e-mail, so drop me a line! 

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope your November has been as amazing for you as it was for me.

All my love,










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