Orange Watercolor August Bullet Journal Plan-with-Me

For August, ,I made a lot of changes and added a lot of new spreads. You will surely love my orange watercolor August 2020 bullet journal spread.

August is my favorite month of the year. There is really only one reason for this; it’s my birthday month. Regardless, I always try to do a bright, happy, and enjoyable theme for my August spreads. This August is no different as I went with a nice bright orange watercolor theme. In addition to the theme, I made some spectacular changes to my normal layouts and added a lot of new spreads. You will surely want to scroll down and read about my orange watercolor August 2020 bullet journal spread.

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Orange Watercolor Theme Breakdown

When I decided to create this month’s theme, my goal was to do something similar but different than my Tie-Dye June theme. However, it ended up being far closer to June than intended. I did a mixture of yellow and orange watercolor paint and tried to blend it around. My goal was for this month to be more orange than yellow and to be more watercolor than tie-dye; however, it was less like intended.

Regardless, I do really enjoy my August theme, even though it is very similar to June.

Orange Watercolor August 2020 Layout Explanation

For August, I decided to make a few important changes to my layout structure. First, I decided to add a border with no paint to the cover page. This is less important than the next change however.

The past few months I have not been utilizing my hourly schedule really at all. So, I decided to get rid of this portion all together and instead, combined two weeks together. This change saved space and ink. I really enjoy this change and am considering making it a more long-term change than I had originally intended it to be.

Additional Layouts Updated & Added

This month I made some organizational changes to how I run ElizabethJournals behind the scenes. I also did some organizing of my thoughts and content for ElizabethPlants. In doing this I created a few content calendars to help inform my daily and weekly to-dos. Additionally, I updated my original content calendar by adding an email content calendar to the right.

Content Calendar & Email Topic Calendar

The first change I made was to my original content calendar. I added a few items to the bottom row which specify when I post on YouTube and on what day of the week I post a new planner kit. Further, I made this change to be more consistent on YouTube and to be better about posting planner kits more often!

Then, to the right of those changes, I created something similar but for email topics. I tend to be very lazy about my emails and I wanted to be more organized and consistent with the types of emails i send. This prompted some technical changes to how my email list is organized as well as adding this lovely schedule to inform my to-do list.

YouTube Content Calendars

The next calendars I created include my calendars for both YouTube accounts I run (ElizabethJournals & ElizabethPlants). There are slight differences between the two calendars. Mainly, the calendar for ElizabethPlants includes a list of ideas and key I created the key for ElizabethPlants because that channel is monetized and frequently sponsored. These details do not apply for ElizabethJournals as much.

Shop & Resource Library Content Calendars

I have lumped these final two calendars together because I created them nearly identically. Essentially they are the same as the video calendar for ElizabethJournals. However, the content for these two calendars is housed on ElizabethJournals.com instead of a third party site.

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22 Hello August Bullet Journal Layout Ideas

I am fairly late to the August party with my re-brand and summer semester grabbing so much of my time. However, I hate to leave you hanging without a hello monthly roundup. So, here are 22 hello August bullet journal layouts ideas!

1. Underwater by @julia.pezowicz

I love the dimension of this two-page layout. If you can’t tell. the first page has a hole cut through it revealing a beautiful underwater scene! If you love this type of nautical under-water theme, check out more just like it HERE.

2. August Mountains by @fenkesjournal

I love the bold lines yet simplistic feel of this nature and mountainous themed hello august page. This one reminds me of my tattoo!

3. Avocado by @positive.journaling

Do you love avocados? This is such a cute title page in celebration of the avocado! Additionally, it’s such a fun green color.

4. Feathers and Branches by @bujotrulla

The artwork in this layout is stunning! I love the gentle watercolor feel of it. Also, I love the combination of feathers and branches together.

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5. Sunshine Yellow Hello August

This is a hello august page from my 2018 bullet journal. I love the use of yellow and sunshine so, naturally, I created this bright yellow sun page for august! Such a great summer aesthetic.

6. Lights & Crystals by @joanne_plans

I love this combination of styles. Not only are there lightbulbs but there are crystals and a geometric pattern in the header. This layout is gorgeous, yet minimal!

7. Hello August by @_coffeeandsarcasm_

What makes this layout stand out to me is the accident vibe of it. The different aspects seem almost accidental with the paint smudge and imperfect circles. It’s a phenomenal hello layout.

8. Hello August Lemonade by @marta_noli

Lemonade is a classic summer drink. The way @marta_noli depicts this drink in her hello August layout is super creative. I love the more cute and animated look on the left, then the more black and white photo-realistic version on the right.

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9. Back to School Stationery

Here is another spread I created; however, I created this one for a client instead of my own plan-with-me. For many people, they are going back to school or getting ready to go back to school in August. So, it makes sense that school supplies are a viable theme for August!

10. Alien Invasion by @bujoforstars

You do not see themes like this one very often, so, you have to appreciate a good August alien invasion!

11. August Crystals by @tinysilverlinings

Here is another classic layout idea. The geometric, floral, and crystal mix and beautiful yet delicate. I love this combo of styles and themes.

12. Floating Islands by @nu.jour

How crazy cool is these floating islands!? The detail in the artwork is phenomenal and the feel the environment creates is amazing.

13. August Cupcake by @serendipity.bujo

What a cute little cupcake to welcome the new month! Additionally, this super minimal script lettering is gorgeous! I love a good minimalistic script font.

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14. Watercolor Roses

You may have seen this watercolor floral theme or spread on my site before. Floral themes are very common and work with every month. Additionally, watercolor is very common and versatile. So, you can’t go wrong with a watercolor and/or floral hello August bullet journal spread.

15. Minimal Hello August by @kareninks

While the more artistic spreads are fun to look at, they aren’t for everyone. Here is a great example of a super minimal hello August bullet journal spread.

16. Hello August Lighthouse by @rox.the.planoholic

Here is a very summery spread! I love this nautical and lighthouse hello page. Additionally, I love the style that the waves are made of; it is very geometric!

17. Green Tree by @plansbythildra

How cute are these little patterned trees? I love the fun font and patterns used.

18. Hello August Watercolor Crystals & Gems

The crystal hello layouts I created for Sam’s custom notebook are some of my favorite layouts I’ve created. So, of course, I am going to include the August one here!

19. Hello August Koala by @vk_bulletjournal

I cannot get over how cute this little koala is next to this eucalyptus branch! Such a gentle, calm, and cute hell August layout!

20. 90’s August Vibes by @bujo.becca

90’s style is coming back into style and I couldn’t be more excited! I love these bright pastel shades mixed with geometric shapes. This layout is perfect.

21. Starry Night by @ginger.bullet.journal

I tend to stay away from darker layouts light this one myself; however, I absolutely love them! White on black can be done so beautifully and this layout is a perfect example. Also, you cannot go wrong with a nighttime sky theme any month of the year!

22. August Sunflowers by @bujoandcookies

You can’t go wrong with a bright and happy sunflower layout any summer month and August is no exception!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this round-up. What is your favorite August bullet journal theme?

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Sunshine Yellow August Bullet Journal Plan-With-Me

Happy August! August is birthday month for me, plus one of my best friends is getting married! In honor of this happy and sunny month, I themed my bullet journal for the sun but went far more minimal that last month’s outer space theme. Without further ado, here is August’s happy sunshine yellow bullet journal spread. This post may contain affiliate links.

August Theme | Sunshine Yellow

As I mentioned. This month’s theme is sunshine yellow. I also chose to keep it more minimal that July’s more artistic spread. I kept this theme by utilizing Life of Color’s bright yellow watercolor pen. I cleaned up the use of the bright yellow by outlining all words or letters with a fine point black pen. I also added bright yellow washi tape racing stripes.

August Layouts

This month’s title page features and roughly drawn a bright yellow circle encompassing “August” also in bright yellow. I chose to make the circle rougher instead of boldly filled in to give the illusion of the sun on a hot summer day.

The monthly layout includes a notes section on the left page and a monthly layout on the right page. This is similar to July’s layout. The notes titling is on top of a washed bright yellow section and features black lettering. The calendar is different in that the days of the week and the month title is in a bright yellow brush lettering outlined with a fine point black pen. The calendar is the usual grid style.

Similar to the monthly calendar, the weekly layouts have brush lettering in bright yellow for the days of the week. On top, the month and week number are in a thin black, minimal cursive. On the right page where I usually put a strip of washi tape, I attempted to find sunshine tape to place. However, I could not find any sunshine washi tape that I liked, so I instead used two stripes of thin sunshine yellow washi tape. The general layout of the weekly spreads are the same as the last few months. And that is August’s bullet journal sunshine yellow layout!

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August 2017 Bullet Journal Spread | Classic Style

This month’ bullet journal spread is entirely different from the creative artsy look of July’s spread. For August, I have decided to keep it classic and clean looking. I am not straying from color or creativity, I am just keeping it incredibly simple and functional. With this being the first month in the new apartment in North Carolina, and with work and school starting, the layouts have changed. Let’s check it out!

Classic Calendar Spread

This month there is no obvious theme like last month. I have kept it clean. Usually, I would write the dates in small lettering in the corner of the box. However this time I wrote the dates largely in a very light brown tone. I did this so that I can write over and still be legible. I have also chosen to highlight the top bar in the color or a major event, holiday, or date (if there is one).

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As you can see, I have gone back to my classic light green and brown lettering and styling. However, I have flipped the titling and quote on its side. This month’s quotes is, “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be WONDERFUL.” This quote speaks to my perfectionism for sure! Otherwise, the month layout or calendar spread has not been drastically altered.

Mind Dump & Finances Pages

Mind Dump

This month I have opened a new mind dump page. This page is not pictured because of the secret that lay on the page. ? Keep checking my website and social media to find out what I am hiding!

Finances | Bills + Textbooks

I dedicated the next page to my August finances. The top half of the page lists my bills for the month and how much I own (If I know it); when it is due; then I have checked it off the list if it has been paid (none have yet). This is to help remind me of my bills and to show myself an overview of them all.

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The bottom half of the page lists my textbooks and their ISBN, then how much I paid for it (if I’ve bought it), the quality of the book, and finally the date purchased. I have a more comprehensive chart of this in excel, but it is nice to have a basic list in my bullet journal with my other large expenses. Again, so that I can view it all at once. This page is not aesthetically pleasing because I just wanted a rough list, I did not want to spend too much time on it.

Weekly Layout

I have kept each week the same for the month of August. Similar to the theme, I kept the style classic. This month, the weekly layout includes (from the top down) a daily to-do section, daily homework and due dates section, and daily appointments/meetings/events section.

Below these daily boxes are two weekly boxes. On the left page is a weekly to-do box. I included this because I generally have things that I need to do at some point in the week, but the day I do it does not matter. This box might also include things such as a list of errands. On the right page is my shopping or grocery list.

Again, the design of the weekly spread is classic and simple. I have stayed similar to the calendar spread by labeling everything in a light brown behind the box so that other things can be written over it and still be visible. I changed up the font and location each week. Writing the labeling lightly behind saves space, and that’s why I chose to give it a shot. Not entirely sure how I feel about it, but can’t hurt to try it out right? Similar to the calendar spread, I have also turned the title on its side and stuck it in the far-left upper corner.

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August 2017 Bullet Journal Spread | Classic Style