Nighttime Sky May 2019 Bullet Journal | Plan-With-Me

May’s theme came so easily to me this time. I generally wait until the end of a month to create the next month’s spread. However, this time I will be away on vacation, so I worked ahead. Working ahead did not phase me since I knew what I wanted to do while I was still creating my April set up. Without further ado, check out my Nighttime Sky May 2019 bullet journal set-up!

My May 2019 Process & Theme

I decided what I wanted my may theme to be while I was working on my April bullet journal set-up. I do not know what inspired me specifically, but I was excited to get it going. Once I finished April, I immediately worked ahead to get May going. I wanted to go for a night sky kind of feel. I have not used watercolor yet this year and I thought that would be the best way to get the look I was going for. It worked out perfectly.

First, I covered the entire page in black watercolor, I wanted it dark but not too dark. Then, I added some indigo blue and my own purple mixture in an attempt to get a galaxy feel. The colors aren’t as vibrant as I originally hoped, they cannot really be seen in the images. Regardless, I really like the turnout.

Since I enjoyed the use of white paint pen in April I decided to do white stars over the watercolor. After I finished, I realized it looked more like a snow storm than a nighttime sky. So, I went over the white stars with gold instead. I went over the white lettering with blank pain ink. Gold and black lettering made a huge difference and I stuck with that for the rest of my set-up.

My May 2019 Set-Up

Like usual, My set-up includes a hello page and weekly pages. I keep this relatively simple. So, the hello page for May is completely covered with the watercolor and gold stars as I previously described Then, the lettering is done in black minimal calligraphy per my 2019 theme.

The weekly layouts are identical to my April set-up. The blank space is covered in the same black, blue, and purple watercolor mix and gold stars. Then, the lettering for the header is done in black minimal lettering. Further, there are seven columns, one for each day of the week. The columns are outlined in black. Lastly, each day of the week is written in a black print font this month.

Honorably Mentioned: New Theme Page

I have seen these theme swatch pages floating around on Instagram more often lately. This is a layout I didn’t know existed previously. However, I love them!

I decided to go back and start one of my own. Here are my theme swatches for the first five months of my 2019 bullet journal!

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18 Inspiring May Hello Title Pages For Your Bullet Journal

18 Inspiring May Hello Title Pages For Your Bullet Journal

May is just around the corner, and it’s about time everyone is creating their May bullet journal spreads. Coming up with a theme or hello page can sometimes be the most challenging part of creating a new set up. I’ve compiled 18 hello May layouts to help spark your inspiration!

Lavender Plants by @hey.makes

This hello page is so simple, yet it is beautiful at the same time. Further, I love the whimsical feel of the lavender plants. Additionally, the lettering is phenomenal.

Daisies and Butterflies by @happybujolife

You really cannot go wrong using daisies and other flowers this time of the year. Spring has sprung, and flowers are in full bloom (most places anyway). Not only does this layout includes daisies, but there are also butterflies! I love the way @happybujolife drew “hello” as a flight path of the smaller butterfly.

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Maria Victoria’s Simple Floral Hello May Layout

I love the simplicity of this layout. I created this layout for Maria Victoria. Further, I chose the spring theme for May, and it turned out beautifully. Additionally, the pastel colors complement the tulips.

May sunflowers by @_bullet_journal_7

I know, I know, more flowers!? I swear I did not do this on purpose, the floral layouts are just on point for May! Further, sunflowers are a great theme idea for a hello May layout. Also, I love the way that this layout appears to be a bouquet of sunflowers. Additionally, the grey box behind the flowers is a nice touch.

Disney Castle by @planningwithsoul

Who doesn’t love a quality Disney layout!? This one is stunning including only the Disney castle. I love the use of purple as well.

May Mountains by @sfstudies

I am a huge fan of circles used as windows into different worlds. This circle is a window into a beautiful mountainous region. Additionally, the little shapes in the corners and the lettering are beautiful additions!

A Cup Of Coffee by @carlinabujo

Who doesn’t love coffee!? You really cannot go wrong using coffee as a theme at any time of the year. This hello May page also features a little mini calendar. Finally, the coffee beans raining from the sky are such a fun addition!

Hello May Potted Houseplants Cover Page

Here is my hello May layout from 2018. I absolutely love how these potted houseplants turned out. For some reason, houseplants are the perfect theme for March and May! So, you can add houseplants using watercolor as I did here, or you can sketch, paint, or add stickers. It is an excellent May theme!

May 2019 by @mrsdjournals

I am not entirely sure what this is, but I love it! I love the contrast that black and white imagery has and this layout is the perfect example. So, Black and white is such a great way to open up the month of May!

May Fish by @jasmincreates

You don’t see fish being used very often in bullet journals, what’s up with that? Anyways, this hello may layout features a cool fish both in color and in black and white. Then, the effect of the box going down the center gives to the fish is such a good idea. This layout is all-around great!

Flowers and Butterflies by @sun.wave.journal

We’ve already featured a lot of floral layouts in this post. However, this layout takes a different approach than those ones. It’s different in that it is far more cartoon-like. Additionally, did you notice that some of those “flowers” are actually butterflies! I love the creativity of this hello may layout.

May the Force Be With You by @gwilsstudies

In big bold Starwars font, “May the force be with you” is splattered on this cover page. I love this play on words, especially on May 4th! Super minimal and creative layout!

Lavender and Lemons by @meganvanwormer

Lemons and Lavender are such a unique combination. I love this spring and summer combination for a May theme. Personally, I love the combination of yellow and purple. Additionally, I love the use of lemons and the use of lavender in a bullet journal theme.

Whales by @not_subtitle

This layout is not only a hello page but is also a quotes page. The use of the stars and night sky with the swimming whales is gorgeous. This quote reads “Chance to take it all back whatever it takes” I am not sure where this quote is from, but the use of lettering is very creative.

Yellow Bees by @bulletjournal.for.her

Having these cute little bees flying around their honeycombs is a super cute hello may theme. I love geometric shapes in bullet journal layouts. So, this combination of cute and geometric is candy to my eyes.

Hanging Plants by @carlacid.ink

How adorable are these hanging glass globes filled with succulents! I have a few of these hanging planters in my home, and I love them! As I’ve mentioned already, plants and greenery are the perfect themes for a Hello May spread!

Tetris by @bullet.journal.ass

Tetris is super nostalgic for me. I used to play the game with my sisters when I was a kid, and I remember being pretty decent at it. With the game’s new rise in popularity, a Tetris layout is perfect for this May! Also, it’s super easy to replicate and understand!

Watercolor Shelf by @bujokv

As you know, I love the use of watercolor. Additionally, I love the use of houseplants and greenery! This layout involves both things which I love so much. Also, it looks incredible! What do you think about the use of paint in a bullet journal?? Let me know in the comments!

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Yellow Houseplant May Bullet Journal Plan-With-Me

Boy, is this year moving by so quickly! Does anyone else agree, or is it just me? Anyway, it’s May! That means that I get to share with you my May bullet journal layout and walk you through my inspirations and the process of my creating it. For those who might be interested, I am working toward being able to do a video walkthrough (excited!). This month’s theme was yellow and houseplants. I really wanted the houseplant theme to be done, though I did this minimally. I then chose yellow as my secondary color because it is a very fun and happy summery color and I am looking forward to summer so much! Without further ado, here is my May bullet journal plan-with-me.

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Theme | Yellow & House Plants

When I was trying to think of a theme for May, I immediately thought of houseplants! I was organizing my washi tape, stickers, and stamps when I came across my houseplant stickers. I then chose to stick to more neutral washi tape in order be able to match a houseplant sticker with it. I was initially going to draw houseplants on the cover page with Tombow Dual Brush Pens, but changed my mind last minute and went with my Arteza Watercolor Brush Pens. I did all of my layouts before deciding that the cover needed another plant. I chose yellow instead of green for two reasons:

  1. I used green in April
  2. Summer is coming, and yellow is a happy summer color

Layouts

I really liked the minimal cursive I used in my April Bullet Journal layouts and decided to stick to it. I also stuck with the same general design. The main changes you will see are minor—even noticeable. On the monthly layout, I merged the titling and top border of the “to-do” and “goals” sections. You might also be able to see some gold detailing on the main title, “May” which is also all in lower-case.

My weekly layouts all include yellow detailing, black or gray and white washi tape, and a houseplant sticker. The sticker is the single difference between my May layouts and April Layouts. I have really enjoyed the simple and minimal look of these functional layouts as of late, though I would love to see your layouts to inspire some changes! Join my bullet journal Facebook group: Jihi Bullet Journal Sharing to show off your bullet journal or planner!

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May 2017 Bullet Journal Spread | Plan with Me

This month’s bullet journal layout is not much different than April. It is simple, short, and organized. Regardless, I would like to show you what I have come up with!

Monthly Bullet Journal Spread

For May’s bullet journal spread I did not make very many changes to the monthly layout. Like usual, there is a different quote this month, “Organize your life around your dreams and watch them come true.”

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There is also a change in how I mark day-long events. I have decided to draw a line through the bottom of the days involved and write the event above the line (refer to May 3rd through the 7th). When the event lasts only one day, I simply write it in the appropriate color and day.

Lastly, I have written the days of the week in cursive instead of print.

No crazy changes.

Weekly Layout

My weekly layout is where all the changes really occur. I almost completely revamped this page.

Left Side

I keep the left side almost entirely the same. I still include the Events and Appointments sections—however, I shorten Appointments to “Appts”. I still have the day and date followed by the To Do column.

The header on the left side drastically changes for May. Instead of printing “May Week One” out, I have used cursive and shortened “Week One” to “WK 1.” I do not know if I will keep this, let me know what you think in the comments below! Do you like the new weekly header?

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Right Side

Moving on to the right side. Here is where the changes really role in. I have kept the “Blog” column as it is my most used column. The following column used to be a tracking column, but I have shrunk my goals and moved them into the header. I have two clearly marked goals: “Yoga / Abs” and “2 Cups of H2O.” Each day I complete my goal I will simply put an X on the appropriate day. To the left of these goals, I have written “Goal” in cursive.

The last column has been broken into two sections, “Subscriptions / Bills” and “Shopping Lists.” I noticed that I am barely using the shopping list right now and it didn’t need to take up so much space. So, I chopped it in half and began brainstorming what would be useful to put above it.

Then it occurred to me! I am always unaware of automatic payments that come out of my accounts each month. To fix this I have added the “Subscriptions / Bills” column to help me keep track of my automatic spending and payments!

Mind Dump Bullet Journal Layout

Mind Dump and Other Pages

Each month so far, I have added a “Mind Dump” page. However, this month is different because I have not yet filled April’s Mind Dump. Why add a new one if I don’t need it? If it becomes a needed page, I will add it, but for now, it isn’t necessary.

Sincerely Elizabeth of Jihi Elephant