My Harry Potter Nerd Self Popped Out aka my September BuJo Plan With Me!

It’s time to head back to Hogwarts. Hogwarts!

… Wait, I mean school.

Wrong setting, Taasia.

So I’m actually continuing on with my monthly plan with mes. Who am I? Commitment? We definitely know her (for now).

We’re continuing with the two set up deal since so many of you all liked it and because why not?

On to the monthly set up!

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PART I: PERSONAL BUJO MONTHLY SET UP

Equipment:

  • Muji Cardboard (Cover) A5 Dotted Journal
  • Sakura Pigma Microns 05 and 08 (0.45mm and 0.5mm)
  • Sakura Pigma Fine Brush Pen (Black)
  • Sakura Pigma Micron Gelly Roll 08 White
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens: shades 026, N15 (main accent colours), 856, 025, 195, 476, N89

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SPREADS

COVER PAGE(S)

This month’s theme wasn’t entirely original, but rather a blend of two people’s themes – 1) Amanda @ Amanda Rach Lee, 2) Jasmine @ Study Quill! Both of these ladies run successful channels and you should defo check them out! Both of them did a Hogwarts/Harry Potter theme, which was what I wanted to do for September, which is a school month, and the time where Harry Potter is most on my mind. I just love Harry Potter so, so much, so I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.

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MONTHLY LOG

While this spread looks aesthetically nice, this spread is a MESS and a half. Ya girl thought September only had 5 rows, when in reality it had six, and only realized after everything had already been drawn on. Other than that (and the fact that imo, the top part looks a little blank), I think the addition of the ornaments was really pretty and I”m proud of how that part turned out.

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BRAIN DUMP

I think this was probably one of my favourite spreads in this whole set up? Granted, it wasn’t my design, but I think it just turned out so beautifully. I love the gold accents and it pays homage to the Potterverse pretty well, in my opinion.

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AUGUST ’19 HIGHLIGHTS + FAVOURITES

Obviously, this isn’t the prettiest spread (because I designed it lmao) but this is the standard spread that I use to record memories/my monthly favourites/my monthly playlist. The parchment could have turned out better, but oh well. I used the red tombow to represent Gryffindor and the blue/gold combo to represent Ravenclaw (I don’t have bronze okay, don’t come for me).

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QUOTE PAGE + HOGWARTS PROFILE

I saw this page on Amanda’s original spread (her October 2018 set up, for those wondering), and honestly? This took FOREVER to set up. I’m fairly pleased with how it turned out (even though my Ravenclaw silhouette is a silhouette, purely because Amanda drew the whole crest on her set up and sis does not have the time/skill to do so). But I think it’s such a cool spread, and it is just a fun one to include! (Even though I mostly remember the PAIN it took to produce this spread.

Note: I normally include my first weekly spread, but I filled it out before I had time to take a picture of it. I really need to maintain some level of privacy and I don’t know how to blur the text professionally, so yeah.

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PART II: READING BUJO MONTHLY SET UP

On to part 2, my reading/blogging journal set-up! You all know the deal with the reading bujo by now. I would like to apologize in advance of the atrocious lighting for the next few photos – I finished this spread quite a few days later (or maybe a week?) after my regular bujo spread, and this was the only time I really had to take photos. Can you tell that I’m dying. I know it’s terrible, and I’m really sorry, but I hope it doesn’t make viewing this post more difficult.

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Equipment:

  • Muji Cardboard (Cover) A5 Dotted Journal
  • Sakura Pigma Microns 05 and 08 (0.45mm and 0.5mm)
  • Sakura Pigma Fine Brush Pen (Black)
  • Sakura Pigma Micron Gelly Roll 08 White
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens: shades 026, N15 (main accent colours), 856, 025, 195, 476, N89

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COVER PAGE + MONTHLY LOG

This is pretty much a blend of my regular bujo cover page and my standard calendar for this journal. This calendar is just for blog posts and anything blogging/reading related. I just put stripes of colour representing the Hogwarts Houses and called it a day.

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BOOKS I READ IN AUGUST + WHAT I READ IN AUGUST

This is one of my staple spreads here, and just something that is simultaneously incredibly useful and aesthetically pleasing, in my opinion. To the left is an illustrated stack of books representing the books I read in September, and the right is a star rating of the books I read. Hopefully I will have read a lot of things this month, especially since I’m reading lots of short stories for English (and yES I am counting those because I’m desperate to get to 150 books and I will cheat use short stories if I have to. And I WILL.

Also – I colour coded the brush pens for this spread to be red and gold to represent Gryffindor, because of course.

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AUGUST TBR + MY TBR/READING TRACKER

This is another of my favourite trackers, and just so useful. I just LOVE tracking things and am a bit of a stats nerd, and I just love seeing my progress on my monthly (albeit flexible) TBRs. It really just is so satisfying to have it all coloured in, you know? And the TBR tracker is truly a lifesaver. It’s just so helpful, but the only downside is that it makes me be even worse at logging what I’ve read onto Goodreads. It’s truly a problem.

And I may (?) be a little biased here but I just love the look of this spread since it pays homage to Ravenclaw (my Hogwarts house!)

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READALONGS & READATHONS + BRAIN DUMP

These spreads are pretty self-explanatory, so it’s unnecessary to go into much detail. But jeez, are there a LOT of readalongs this month.

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SEPTEMBER READING NOTES

Another spread that I use, and that I should be better at updating. This is the spread I RELY on for my recent reads posts, and it’s Slytherin-themed, because duh. (Fun fact, it’s also what I consider to be my secondary house!) I created two spreads because if things go well, I should have a lot to say about a lot of books!


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That’s all for September! It is isn’t Picasso (and isn’t the best imitation), but I truly hope you liked these spreads. I think for the most part (especially for my personal/regular bujo) it turned out fairly well.

Do YOU bullet journal or want to? Bloggers, do you do monthly plan with me posts? If so, link me to them, because I need to see all your gorgeous spreads (and let my eyes have a visual treat!). What was your favourite (or least favourite) spread? Do you prefer a minimal or a more artsy style in bullet journaling?

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16 thoughts on “My Harry Potter Nerd Self Popped Out aka my September BuJo Plan With Me!

  1. wow I stan?! Ideally, I’d have a bullet journal, but I don’t have the time, skills, or equipment :”) But I’m not lying when I say that this post was SO much fun to read! I think you should allow yourself to be proud of your work more! Your drawings and calligraphy are amazing, and I aspire to have as much organization skills as you do. All the luck with adjusting to your new school again and with reading 150 books!!

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    1. Caitlin!! I actually love you so much 💖 You should totally start a bujo if you have time and want to – skills and equipment don’t matter! Just do what you want 😊💕 You’re actually so sweet and so encouraging, what did I ever do to deserve you 😭💕 And thank you so much for your kind words!! Again, ily 💖💖

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  2. OKAY WELL THIS IS ADORABLE. I love all of your Harry Potter details and the quotes and the set-up and just!! Can you please design my bullet journal for me?? This is a really lovely post, Taasia, and I hope you have a lovely month.💛

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  3. I absolutely love all your spreads, truly ♥ And of course I love the Hogwarts theme for September, it’s really fitting! I don’t have a bullet journal myself, but seeing so many incredible ones is making me think I just might start one next year! I love the idea of organizing things, and also have recorded memories to keep. We’ll see I guess!

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