Back in January, my wonderful friend Ghenet hosted a bullet journal workshop in West Elm. One of my 2018 ‘goals’ was to adopt the bullet journal system in a bid to manage my life a little easier, so of course I had to hop along, if only just to support her in an incredible opportunity. I ended up bringing my sister with me and the biggest surprise of all is that we turned her into a bullet journal convert! She legit went from a gal with no clue what a bujo was, to setting up her own Instagram account to document her collections. She’s done me proud.
To continue my week of bullet journal posts, I wanted to share a few of her bullet journal collections. She uses hers completely differently to mine (a planner/journal hybrid) so if you’re considering starting one but aren’t sure what else you could use it for, her innovative ideas are bound to inspire. Let’s delve in to the bullet journal of @doodlelou.co…
To give a little context, Louise is my 22-year-old sister. She’s an interior architecture graduate and currently works at the MADE.COM London showroom. She’s enthusiastic about plants, plants, our dog, and plants, and is in an ongoing quest to find a skincare routine to combat acne. I therefore knew it’d be perfect to share a few of her pages here because us bloggers are a particular sort, eh?
Louise’s journal is from kikki.K but unfortunately I don’t think it’s available anymore. It has a navy cover with super cute cross hatch markings instead of dot grids. There’s a pocket in the back for stashing stickers or loose sheets, and it even came with some bullet journal templates to kick-start your creativity.
Stationery-wise, she uses a mix of MUJI pens, STABILO pastel highlighters and Tombow brush pens to achieve her doodles, crisp lines and beautiful lettering.
‘My Skincare Diaries’
“My skin is problematic and hard to take care of, so this page is a way of keeping track of the products I’m using or have used and how it affects my skin. It’s also a good way of tracking how much everything is because I’m usually on a budget. I colour-code everything so I can easily see what I’m looking for, and when I run out of a product, I can look back to see whether I should repurchase it or try something else.”
geo-fleur Plant Subscription Tracker
“For Christmas I got a geo-fleur Plant Post Club subscription and it quickly became tough to keep track of each plant and how to care for it. The plants each came with a card detailing how to water it, so I created a tracker and made notes on the optimum conditions for each plant.”
‘My Gallery Wall’
“I moved back from Uni last year and have been slowly redecorating my teenage bedroom ever since. I really want a gallery wall but currently have a few prints and no frames, so I’m planning my wall by sketching a few options on these two pages. Plus it means I can figure out which frames to buy.”
Plants & Pots
“So a few months in to having millions of plants, I realised that I’d need some new planters for my growing plants. I pick up my pots from places like TK Maxx, Urban Outfitters and Tesco. This page is where I add sketches of my plants and pots, then make note of what can be used, what is already in use and what might need replacing.”
New Products To Try
“A few weeks ago I had, like, 5 cleansers on the go. But then I read somebody’s blog and wanted to try the cleanser she was using and couldn’t justify having 6 on the go! So I set up a tracker to note down products to try in the future so I wouldn’t forget once I’d used up those 5 cleansers.”
Follow Louise at @doodlelou.co on Instagram to see more of her creative ideas and fun doodles!