February 22, 2018

#BookishLife with @CursedReader and 5 Tips for #BulletJournaling

This week on Bookish Life were spending time with Jessica P. (@cursedreader) 
We hope that you enjoy this meme!! Each week a new member will be telling you about their life! 

Hello my name is Jessica and well I own Crossroad Reviews. I started this site years ago when I was pregnant with my youngest and I have had a blast with creating everything.  I am so happy that we have 6 full time reviewers now. But today I don't want to talk about my site. Today we are going to talk about something else.  Each week one of the members will share something with you. It might be bookish and it might not be.  

So this week I would like to talk to you about bullet journaling. 

This year I was trying to go paper free but so far that hasnt happened.  And I have had this bullet journal for sometime now and I just hadn't done anything with it.  So this past week I dived in head first and this is what I came up with. 


I have grabbed another journal with no lines to try my hand at creating things without the dots. And so far its worked out very well.  You can see my work below.  

So my 5 tips are as follows. 

1. Rules are your friends! 
If you are like me and couldn't find a bullet journal and you are using one that is just blank. A ruler can help you keep your lines straight. 

2. Pencils, Sharpie Pens and Papermate Ink Joy!
I use mechainal pencils to draw everything first!  Then once I am happy I go back over all the links with a black Sharipe Pen. Then I color everything with my gel papermate inkjoy pens. This makes so that I don't mess up and I can erase anything I don't like.  It also makes it so that when you go to write in the calendar, notes, etc. You don't smudge your lines.  

3. Cheat! 
If you can't come up with an idea search online.  Check pinterst. When I first started making this thing and couldn't figure out how to draw a book I looked it up. Same with the lettering. 

4. Don't Be Afraid to Experiment! 
I have a list of alphabets that I am using to create some great wording. Never be scared to try something new. It might work and well it might look like crap but the only way to learn new things is to experiment. 

5. Go All Out or Not
If you want to keep it simple then keep it simple, if you want to go all out then go all out!!  Its your journal so it is totally up to you!!! For mine I have added washie tape and so many other things.  

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