bullet journal setup February 2018

Last month, I wasn’t really sure what I was doing in regards to setting up for the month – it was a practical setup, but not a very pretty setup.

I am someone who loves pretty things! It’s cheesy and silly, but it’s me *shrugs* So this month I wanted to make a pretty setup!

Here’s my monthly spread:


I was really happy with how it turned out!

I got this new washi tape for really cheap, and it’s such gooooood quality! Ahhh it makes me so happy x


It was perfect for decorating this month!

I also invested in these three fantastic lil’ pens (a dollar each!!) and they’ve been wonderful!!


The only other pages I made were weekly spreads, decorated using my new pink pen and my new floral tape.


I made a mistake on my last page, so I printed off some pictures off my pinterest and made a little lookbook!



img_0581And that was my bullet journal setup for this month! I was really happy with how it turned out 🙂

Do you have a bullet journal? What was your setup like?

Keep smiling,

emmi ❤


I started a bullet journal??

This year, I started a bullet journal!!


I always thought bullet journals were quite silly things. I mean, why would you spend more time organising your life than actually doing things? It all sounded very unecessary to me.

Then I discovered Cheyenne Barton’s wonderful youtube channel, where (amongst other things) she shares her love for bullet journaling. It started to grow on me a little more as I saw how she used her bullet journal as an outlet for her creativity.


I asked for a bullet journal for Christmas, and sat down that afternoon to set it up!


Last year, I used a Kikki K planner to organise my life. While it worked to plan out my day, I always struggled without having an overview of the month and term. My bullet journal gives me a space for each day, an overview of the month and whatever else I want, along with a space for me to be creative!



img_0581I love my little bullet journal! This is very un-bookish, I know,  but this blog is about talking about things I love, and bullet journaling is a part of that for me 🙂

Do you have a bullet journal?

Keep smiling,

emmi ❤

January wrapup 2018

*peeks head back in* is anybody there?

One day I will consistently blog, and that is one of my goals for this year. Who knows if it’ll actually happen, but I’d love to keep a consistent schedule – ahhhh maybe one day!

When I think of January 2018, I want to think of friends, heat, books, and tv! I spent the last month of my holidays doing as little as possible, learning how to drive, and getting a new job. All in all, it was quite a wonderful month!

I read ten books in January.


Mere Motherhood (Cindy Rollins) – 4 // 5

The Weight of Water (Sarah Crossan) – 4 // 5

Cinder (Marissa Meyer) – 3 // 5

The Graces (Laure Eve) – 3 // 5

One Would Think the Deep (Claire Zorn) – 4 // 5

Turtles All the Way Down (John Green) – 5 // 5

The King’s General (Daphne Du Maurier) – 4 // 5

Created to be His Helpt-Meet (Debi Pearl) – 2 // 5

Very Far from Here (Dennis Hamley) – 2 // 5

The Days are Just Packed – Calvin and Hobbes (Bill Waterson) – 4 // 5


some of the books I read!

about the books . . .

All in all, it was a nice reading month! I wish that I had read a bit more, but I mostly enjoyed what I did read!

Highlights included Turtles All The Way Down – WHICH I LOVED. SO SO MUCH. The representation was wonderful, as was the writing and realism of it! It taught me heaps, and didn’t leave me seriously depressed, as all John Green’s other novels have. Bless this book ❤

Another interesting book I read was Very Far From Here by Dennis Hamley – interesting primarily because I was the first person on Goodreads to review it, which was very exciting!! Unfortunately I actually really disliked the book; I really wanted to like it, but it just wasn’t that great at all :((

monthly highlights:

  • learning how to drive!! Ahhhh I can operate a car now!!
  • going on camp, and learning so so much xx
  • New Years’ and whispered chats and loud laughter ❤
  • getting a job!! What??
  • starting a bullet journal!! Lots of posts coming from there, I can assure you.

img_0581How was your month? What did you do? What did you read?

Here’s to a great 2018! *sips glass of apple juice*

Keep smiling,

Emmi xx