(May, 2019) It has only been a mere one and a half years since I made my way into blogging. I’m not even sure this will still be here in 5 years, but hopes are high! Thank you all, if you’re reading this, for being supportive blogging friends! You’re all so dear! ♥
(October, 2019) Well, the second year of blogging hath come. I’m still loving it! Y’all are SO sweet. I have 150+ of you to thank for encouraging and bringing me joy. Thank you, thank you!
(January 2020) Wow, it’s 2020! amazing to think that when you read this it will be 2022. O.o Wow. Thank you so much for staying apart of my little blogging journey, I love all of you! ❤
(December 2020) Well hello! For those of you reading this, you will remember that 2020 was (still is, haha) a crazy year. We have experienced much! But this little site has grown, and I thank each of you 292 friends for your kindness and support! Merry Christmas! (:
(February, 2021) Hi there, friends! I just saw this post sitting in my “scheduled” section, and thought I would send a big virtual hug to you all!
Well, happy last day of June to you as well! I have decided to lay aside my bewildered comments every month and accept that the days go too fast. Ahh.
Well, it is a lovely last day of June here, and I hope yet is for you as well.
Today I am bringing (rather late but, hey, it’s not July, YET) to you my bullet journal setup for this month. Usually at least once every year in the summertime I create a citrus-themed spread, so why not for this July?
I wanted to keep it rather simple with the colors, fonts, and overall style for the laid-back summer feel. I rather like the floating fruits.
I did the usual two-page calendar spread (like what an actual calendar is laid out like) and I used some washing tape that went along with the theme. I also did varying colors for the boxes.
Hehe, this left page didn’t go exactly as planned, but it’s pretty fun. I used three different slices citrus fruits as the category holders for “TO DO,” “REMINDERS” and “GOALS.”
On the right I laid out the usual habit tracker setup of month-shaped grids. The categories I’m working to make habits this month are bible reading, daily vitamins, and multiple glasses of water daily. What are you working to make a habit this month?
I’ve been really enjoying laying out my weekly logs in columns over two pages like this. It’s nice to have a bigger space where all of your days are together. I like being able to see (most) of it in one place.
On the left page, I continued the same colors and washi tape for a letter tracker. I kept this page pretty simple as to not compete with the next page.
On the right, the weekly trackers had to stretch three extra days into this page. On the rest of the page, though, is this month’s money tracker. I like to keep track of where I made money, how much I spent, etc.
And lastly, just for fun, I added in a page to lay out my different wash tapes. It’s fun to see them all in on place on paper.
I hope y’all enjoyed this month’s spread! Happy July!
Do you like citrus fruits? What was your favorite page? PB&Js with or without the crust? Chocolate or peanut butter?
Alas, I have signed up to show you every single piece of envelope art that I have ever captured on camera. This shall be a lot, but hopefully this helps you if you need inspiration for the envelopes of the piles of letters you are procrastinating to respond to (You must be saying, “Audrey Kate, it sounds as if you know about this letter-writing-procrastination thing?” And to that, I say nothing. ).
Enough chatter, onward!
Floral patterns are probably my most often drawn envelope decoration. I just love how happy it makes an envelope and you have complete creative liberties with how you want your flowers to look.
I love making my envelope art match the Christmastime feelings and colors (probably some of my favorite envelope art ever). Here is an arrangement of these styles:
Most of you who have been around awhile know that the fall months are absolutely my favorite. I love putting that season into art, so here we have various autumn-themed decorations.
#4: Valentines Day
Hey, if there’s a season specifically for pink (which actually isn’t my favoritest color but..) and hearts, might as well decorate envelopes that way!
#5: Lettering Focused
My usual go-to for envelopes is just making the lettering of the name and address the focus. It always varies, but sometimes simple is just as beautiful as an all-out design.
#6: Design Focused
You know, sometimes you just have some free time and crack out the paints or the markers and want to go crazy on a envelope. Here are some of those times for me:
And y’all, that is it. Now, this isn’t every design I have ever done, but I would say I have photographed at least 70% of them over the past year-and-a-half. I hope you enjoyed and will return again when you need inspiration for the beautiful envelope you’re about to mail. Thank you for reading and looking!
Which design was your favorite? Which category? Any envelope art related posts you would like to see soon? How has the beginningof June been for you? Icecream or brownies?
So it’s June. Should I react? Yes. Have I done extremely dramatic reactions in previous times? Most definitely. So today I shan’t. (Is “shan’t” actually a thing or just some kind of “Southern Belle” creation where saying two words was something unheard of?)
Because now that it as turning into a summer month (Can you believe–I forgot I wasn’t reacting. Nevermind.) and the sad leaf-less winter and spring have passed us by, my theme is leaves. Yes, leaves. Kind of boring sounding, but I quite enjoy the monochromatic-ness of it. Perhaps leaves hold more than just chlorophyll. Maybe the entertain a peacefulness as well.
Wow. Science and poetry and we haven’t even seen a picture yet.
I had to move to a new journal for June through December (at least I hope for it to go until December), so the leaf side was on the first page. I added my information on the right in case I happen to leave this in the stall of the bathroom of a gas station in rural Mississippi sometime soon.
This is a very easy theme to do if you’re just starting into bullet journaling. I picked three or four greens (I used the Tombow Dual brush pens) and used the darkest to draw spread-out swirls, and then drew leaves connected and floating around it. So, I had a bit of a faux pas with the font on this page–we were deep within our health book by Michael Pollen and I ended up writing “May” instead of June. So I used a green paint swatch (you know, the one you have laying around) and remedied that mistake.
The calendar page directly follows the same pattern and style (though I did actually remember to write “June”). I filled in the blank spot at the bottom with and abundance of leaves. I had to already fill in just some of the things happing this month. Does anybody else have a June that always just fills up?
For the first weekly log I toned down the amount of leaves and when a bit more simple with one weekly log on each side.
*note* I did make a habit tracker, the photo just escaped me. It is the normal grid layout. (:
AHAH This left page is my feeble efforts at covering my mistakes. I went to do another weekly log but then I realized I had just done one so.. I tried to disguise it and this is what happened. XD On the bottom of the page I put a little box I named “going into July” for random thought or to dos I need to move to the next month.
On the right I made my normal income tracker with various boxes and categories.
I did the exact same weekly log for the third and fourth weeks in June as before. I enjoy having two weeks in one to see a bigger layout of things.
I always have those random two or three days that I have to carry over to the next page, and so here we have the 29th and 30th on the left. Below that I have some to dos and goals boxes and a quote below.
On the right I decided to start “Lyrics of (month)”. Just any lyrics I come up with or ones I remember from other songs that make me thing of the things that happened or are happening in the month. I am excited to read it at the end of June!
And this is where we left it! I hope y’all enjoyed this setup, and stay tuned for *quite* the post coming soon that has to do with mail. Have a lovely day!
Do the leaves look like a intimidating progress to you? Is your June busy? What is your favorite month? Favorite Summer dessert?
I was recently making a list of favorite things for this season (I usually do this every season) and I thought I would turn it into a post I could share!
I love switching things around for each season–weather that’s switching my room, what I wear or what type of books I read or letter art that I do– I love changing things up a bit. For the Springtime this year I’ve been really enjoying florals and green (and on another note, my friend Alex pointed out in a letter that ‘green’ should really be spelled ‘grean.’ Just sayin’, it DOES make sense) and brown and postcards, to name a few.
The first things I wanted to mention were home and location magazines. My Mom recently bought a big stack of magazines from last year and I love them! The Verandamagazine has to be my favorite, but The English Home comes as a close second. The beautiful castles and quaint countryside homes and flower fields and beautifully furnished homes makes me giddy.
I have also really been enjoying decorating with vintage/vintage patterned teacups. Also, I fantasize about having enough cups to fill a small cupboard one day when I’m married with a home. Perhaps a start of a hope chest? (:
I am decidedly a plantaholic. I am sitting in my room at the moment and I look up and gaze upon 11 plants. Is that too many? Probably. But they’re my favorite things in my room, haha!
THESE postcards have been in my regular rotation lately. I love the size and the patterns. Where you write the actual letter, there are no lines or anything, so you have the freedom to write wherever you want and do a fun address if you wish. I just love them.
This next one is a bit random, but the Pilot G-2 pen is the best! I use it all of the time–school, letters, journals–and it hasn’t stopped! Plus, very affordable, which is a plus, indeed.
So these earrings are my absolute favorite. Thank you. Next…
Janette Oke books are in the reading currently. She is a great writer and she writes very interesting, sweet stories. I am currently reading the Prairie Legacy series, but “A Measure of the Heart” has to be my favorite out of all of her books. I want to read “When Calls the Heart,” too, because we loved that show!
My Mom recently passed along this excellent bible commentary that my Grandfather passed to her many years back. It has been well loved, but all of the good words are still there! It goes chapter-by-chapter explaining what happens in each one and references other chapters as well. It’s very short, and I have been enjoying it while doing the McCheyne reading plan (to read the bible in a year–almost half way done!).
And lastly, a quick shoutout to these delightful twisty hair ties that are amazing! I have fairly thick, longer hair that is wavy/curly and the regular hair ties slip out, usually within a few minutes, but these will keep my hair up all day. I must recommend.
I hope y’all enjoyed viewing my favorites for this season! Please be sure to let me know if you enjoy this kind of post–I do! I would LOVE to hear your favorites for spring as well, and let me know if you would like to see this same kind of post but with a different category. I would love to hear your ideas! ❤
What are your favorites for Spring? Do you enjoy magazines? What are your Summer plans? Do you like plants?
I definitely realized this. It’s fine. I planned to post this late. Yeah, exactly. MmHMM. Definitely.
Well, unfortunately I can’t go back and slow time down, so here we are. Ah, May! I am taken aback. School is almost over. Summer is near. *sweats*
Today I thought I would share the photos of my May setup. It is a different art style than usual, but I am really enjoying it thus far!
It’s a very abstract, colorful and modern look. The different colors and patterns are really fun and cheerful–and easy to do. It’s kind like a brainless art style, just throw random shapes and colors down. I decided to go with a fairly simple font, since everything else was already very busy.
I just went with a classic calendar setup, nothing too fancy. I included the same patters as before.
The next page is a gathering of “Goals,” “To Do,” and “Ideas.” I wanted the pages to look cohesive, to I connected the art across the pages. On the right I have three graphs for different labels of habit trackers. My habits I wish to continue building are 1. Reading my bible daily, 2. Drinking at least 73 oz. of water, 3. Keeping my room tidy.
On these pages I have four weeks worth of weekly logs on one page. I went for a messier look with the lines and I think it goes well with the different patterns throughout this spread.
The page on the left is my income tracker for this month. I usually group the different categories in =to that-categories. And then I like to add up and determine where the best income was, how I can stay more on budget, etcetera. I really like this tracker.
On the right, I hav etc last three days of the weekly logs up at the top, and the rest of the page has my Spring100 mile log.
The next page here has the incoming and outgoing mail tracker. I continued that previous pattern of shapes and colors onto this page.
Th right page has a little note section for my “End of School Completions.” I always love going back to these journals and reading all that I did that year. It’s crazy what you can forget!
The next page is a list for things I would like to accomplish in my Junior year (which I approaching WAY to fast!). The next page is just thoughts from the month. I always enjoy going back and reading these.
Thank you for reading! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to May!
Also, I have finally updated my About Audrey Kate page. If y’all would like a more up-to-date version about me, click here. (:
Whatare you looking forward to this month? Do you like these kinds of abstract patterns? What is your favorite color scheme? Any fun plans this month?
I am quite sad that I have been so missing in action from my blog lately. I plan to make an appearance more than I have recently starting now. I’ve missed it!
I absotively (yes, it’s a word. I just made it up. Seems fitting.) can’t believe we’re already at April. Normally the January through March months seem to go by really slowly, but 2020 and this year, thus far, have blown by. I don’t support that. I assume April and May will go fast as well, with school wrapping up and Summer plans starting to be made. If any of you are still in school, when do you end for the year? My family usually breaks the day-before Memorial day. Not too long!
Anyway, y’all know the drill. The first of the month brings a new bullet journal setup on my blog. I went just easy and colorful and fun for this month, and I think it turned out fun! Also, please stay until the end to take a poll!
I will say, the first two pages host a font I really don’t like. Oh well.. it does get better. ;P
On the lefthand side there is a quote (one that seems to be a go-to in my BuJo, oh dear!) that says “Joy is the most magnetic force in the universe.” I believe it to be true.
The righthand side has the intro for the month, “APRIL”. I outlined it in black (the font and the page) and then I did colorful abstract dots all over. This is carried throughout.
The next two pages are the holders of this month’s calendar. I used the same font and then the corresponding colors of the first two pages. A fairly simple layout, but very effective!
The left page in this spread has a quad of different things: goals, to dos, reminders, and ideas. I like to group them together; oftentimes each the four play off of each other. Surrounding this I have the same pattern as the previous pages.
On the right page I have Spring goals (I know this should’ve been started in March, technically, but I was making that layout in February, so I guess Spring wasn’t quite on my mind yet. XD) which I decided into three columns for different things.
On the left of this set of pages I have my usual habits tracker. I’ve had the same few habits to build for the past few months: Bible (daily readings), Tidy up (any area I’m in daily), Water (at least 64 oz. daily), and Skincare (in the evenings and mornings). I’m pretty good about all of them, but having this opened up by my bed encourages me.
On the right I have the first weekly log.
This is probably the busiest, and quite possibly my favorite, spread in this month. I went ahead and made the rest of the weekly logs for this month, and where the month ended (far right) I slid in the money tracker (incoming and outgoing money). It actually works quite well with this layout, especially if you’re running out of pages and want to save space.
On the left, I have the mail tracker for this month. Just the usual, envelope shapes rectangles where I write the name of the person, the date in the left hand corner, and I check the “stamp” (the square in the righthand corner) when I’ve replied and mailed it out.
On the right I have a section where I can give a recap of the month. I like doing this so I can go back and read about all I did later.
Well, that’s all for April’s setup! I’d love to hear what you think. Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Easter if we don’t chat before then!
Do you have Easter plans? What is the weather usually like in April where you live? Do you like the Spring? What is your favorite recipe?
*Nervous laughter* It’s only a few hours until March. Augh. What.?! I know I say this every month but, it never fails to surprise me how fast the months come ’round.
I have created a new setup for this upcoming month, so I though I would share!
It is a very blue toned theme. I wanted to do a somewhat monochrome scheme because next month’s theme is very colorful, so I went with blues. (:
On the left, I have “Bloom where you are planted” to fill in that empty page. On the right, I have a “dutch door” With flowers and the month’s title. I made it a bit curvy to add some dimension and texture and to follow the shape of the flowers.
P.s… Didn’t mean to show my fingers in all of these!
I started my month’s calendar on the other side of the dutch door to the other page. On the bottom, a short quote and the carryover of the design.
On the left, I have ‘To- do’ ‘Reminders’ ‘Goals’ and ‘Ideas’ In rectangles, surrounded by the floral design. Very simple, but easy to layout and write in.
On the right, I have a very simple habits page–only the grid and the words. I thought it might be best to not over do the florals. What do you think?
On these two pages, I have two weeks worth of weekly logs, each with a ‘to-do’ list at the bottom.
On the left we have the letter/mail tracker for this month and sparse design elements. On the right I have a page of grids for money tracking.
On this left page we have one more weekly log, and for this one I played with a different layout–more horizontal. I used the different blues to define it a bit. It includes a ‘to-do’ at the bottom as well.
On the right, a quote and design that says: “You want nothing but patience–or give it a more fascinating name; call it hope” by Jane Austen.
The last pages wrap up the weekly logs for this month. It is more horizontal as well, using the same colors as before. On the right side at the bottom there is a small area for the month’s recap, too. I like to refer to these at the end of the year!
Well, I hope y’all enjoyed! I’m sorry I have been such a very bad blogger lately, I want to start posting more soon! Please share any and all ideas you may have, I’d love to hear. Thank you for reading!
Today is very exciting because I’m posting about a bullet journal setup I am very excited about. And, can you believe there are only 2 days (?!) until February? I am at a bit of a loss for words. On month down already, whoosh! That was fast, it seems!
I have been very intrigued by the Dark and Light Academia aesthetics of late, and because I have a bullet journal, I though I’d try my hand at the aesthetic inside of it. I really enjoyed making this and laying it out, I hope you like it!
The main thing I notice about the Academia aesthetics is that they have a lot of tones of neutrals, so I went with that. For the most part, the only pens I used were the Tombow fudenosuke brush pen (hard tip) and a Pilot ink pen and a white gel pen for accents here and there.
I picked out some kraft paper for some different tones and I printed off some small photos and art to glue down (HERE is a link to my Pinterest board where you can find these additions to my bullet journal!) and to add some texture and depth and different elements to the spread. I used a very typewriter like font throughout, which is something i don’t do often, but really enjoyed.
I did a simple, two page calendar layout for this month (And I was very excited because there is a even number of days, 28, and this month starts on Monday! Eee!) and included the neutral colors and kraft paper at the bottom, as well as the same font and print outs.
On this next page I have Goals, To Do, Reminders and Ideas in one “scroll.” I love doodling things like this, so I figured I’d sling on in here somewhere. XD
On the other side I have a vertical layout (you can click here where I show you my BUJO add ons, and there I mention different layouts) for my habit trackers, featuring the same colors, fonts and prints. My habits to continue to build are daily bible reading, skin care at night, read daily, and keep a tidy room. What habits will you be building?
These two ( and a 1/2, I suppose) pages have the first two weekly logs of the month. I did a dutch door page in between where I doodled some books and letters and tea.
I think the next two pages might just be my favorite; perhaps, the dark colors, layout, I’m not sure! But, on the left we have the mail tracker (which is who I got a letter from, when, and did I reply) with various clips of photos and quotes.
On the next page I sketched a quote that says, “Those who have not more, must be satisfied with what they have.” By Jane Austen. It seemed to go with a bit of the “simple” theme. What are some of your favorite quotes?
This next page I have the money tracker for the month. It’s just the usual grid setup I do (see here for reference) with the addition of a budget space, and some beautiful pictures of libraries. ❤ Ahhh
On the right side I have a very simple weekly log. I felt like something simple might be fun beside such a busy money tracker. What do you think?
The next page is a planning page for somethings I’m hosting and teaching in February, they are just divided by a thin line.
On the right, I have another weekly log that is the same as the previous one, but with the addition of a slab of books. (:
Y’all. What is this?! Why is it touching my bullet journal?! Haha, Maisy wanted to show you her lovely hand curls.
The last page is a quote with some lovely, dreamy photos. The quote says, “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to experience.” Seems like a nice one to add in the mix! (:
On the right, I have a “scroll” with a “Month Recap” inside that I will fill out at the end of the month saying a few of the things I had done in it. (:
What did y’all think? Do y’all like the academia aesthetics?