Pixie of Productive Pixie | Bullet Journal Feature

This month's feature is Pixie because her content is super cute and she has a great story to tell! Let's get on to meeting Pixie of Productive Pixie!

This month’s featured bullet journal is Pixie of @_productivepixie on Instagram. I chose Pixie for this month’s feature because her content is super cute and she has a great story to tell! To stick to talking about her bullet journal content, it is obvious her favorite color is pink and boy does she pull it off so well! Anyway, let’s get on to meeting Pixie of Productive Pixie!

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Meet Pixie of Productive Pixie

Hi, I am Pixie, the blogger behind Productive Pixie! I blog about bullet journaling, productivity, fashion, and lifestyle. I love bullet journaling (Of course!), blogging, knitting, ballet, and doing calligraphy. Pretty much just anything and everything creative!

Facts About Pixie

  • I would love to travel to see the Eiffel Tower someday.
  • I am learning French just for fun.
  • My favorite color is pink! (It is probably rather obvious)

Pixie of Productive Pixie Bullet Journal Journey

Bujo Beginnings

I first heard about bullet journaling from a friend. I thought it was a great idea, but I had just bought a pre-dated planner, so I decided I would try it out later. Fast forward a few months (I had already failed my planner) I decided to start a bullet journal. I started in a composition notebook and made tons of tracker layouts. Well, after three months, I stopped using it because it took too much time to make a layout. So I went back to using a planner, but this time it was a ring-bound planner, and I made my own pages.

Getting Bored & Making Changes

Around a year went by, and I started feeling bored with the uniform printed layouts I had designed. I knew I couldn’t design new layouts every week or whenever I wanted to add a new page to my planner. Plus, I wanted to be more creative with my planner. It was back to the drawing board again!

I decided to start printing out dotted pages. And this worked great… for around half of a year, and then I started procrastinating. I didn’t want to make new pages. Further, I kept telling myself I would print out new pages the next day, the next week. I kept telling myself that bullet journaling in a binder was the perfect system because I could add and remove pages, have sections in my bullet journal, and use different types of paper. But, I didn’t really want to add and remove pages in my bullet journal. I didn’t use different types of paper, and I didn’t really need sections. So I decided to buy a new journal.

A Fresh Start

At first, I thought I would only use it for my bullet journal collections, but then I realized that I had no use for two bullet journals. So, I made the decision to only use the new one, which was a traditional style bullet journal. I also realized that I loved the paper quality and having dots on every page in my bullet journal! Lastly, I love sitting down to make new layouts!

This is where I am now in my bullet journal journey, but I know that my journal style will always be changing, so I just need to find what works for me at the moment!

Tips from Productive Pixie for Bullet Journal Beginners

My bullet journal journey is going to be different than yours, and I am definitely not a pro, but I have a few tips for you if you are feeling ready to dive into the wonderful world of bullet journaling.

Your Journal Does not Need to be Perfect

If you try to make your journal absolutely perfect, then it won’t be as fun, it might become stressful, and it will become time-consuming. The purpose of the bullet journal is to make your life easier, not harder, so don’t stress about imperfections and mistakes.

I like things to look perfect, but in the journal I am using now, I have been trying to draw and write things more freehand instead of doing everything in pencil first. I still sketch the general layout in pencil, but I don’t draw in all of the details like I used to.

Also, I tell myself that if I make a mistake, I can always fix it. One of my favorite bullet journal tools is to use a white gel pen to cover up mistakes. If you are a perfectionist, and you are hoping to break free from always having everything perfect, then buy yourself a white gel pen and start drawing freehand. If you make a mistake, you can simply cover it up and move on. I wish I had known about using a white gel pen to cover up mistakes when I first started bullet journaling.

Don’t Force Yourself to Bullet Journal Every Day

If you force yourself to bullet journal every day in the beginning, then most likely, it will turn into a chore, and it won’t be fun anymore. Form the habit of bullet journaling gradually, so it isn’t just another failed planner.

If you need a break from bullet journaling, then take it. Bullet journaling is supposed to help you have a more fulfilling life, and if it is not helping you to be happy, then take a break and come back later.

Find Supplies You Like

If you don’t like your journal, how motivated are you going to be to use it? I like to think of my first bullet journal as a “trial run.” Start out in any old notebook, but if you decide you like bullet journaling, then invest in a notebook and a pen you truly love.

It will make a difference! If your pen is scratchy and your pages are so thin, the ink bleeds right through every time you write anything, then it won’t be enjoyable to use. The supplies you buy don’t have to break the bank either! The notebook I am using now cost me less than $10, and I enjoy writing in it. If you love it, you will be more likely to use it. 🙂

Find What Works for You

It doesn’t matter if your journal isn’t like anyone else’s, because. if it works for you, then go for it! When I first started, I made almost every layout I could find. I went on Pinterest and read just about a million articles about bullet journaling. This is definitely unnecessary, and in the long run, it was what caused me to stop the first time. All those layouts were too much to keep up with.

While it is good to know the basics of bullet journaling, you don’t need to know it all. Your journal does not need to be perfect. Just find a cute notebook, which you like, and then take it from there. Your handwriting and layouts will improve over time. I know mine has!

Last Words

Thank you so much, Elizabeth, for this opportunity to be featured on your blog! I really appreciate it, and I enjoyed writing this article! 🙂

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Liz’s Purple Disney Princess Custom Planner

Liz purchased a custom bullet-journal-inspired planner. Liz requested purple for her secondary color. Further, the layouts involved include...

One of the most popular items in my shop is the custom bullet-journal-inspired planners. These are 100% customizable and make bullet journaling so much easier for you! That being said, for each order created, I take pictures and video of the notebook to help inspire your own custom planner. Today, we will be walking through a purple Disney princess and succulent bullet journal created for Liz.

Liz purchased a custom bullet-journal-inspired planner. I created her custom planner in a Leuchtturm1917 A5 Dotted Hardcover in Gold. Liz requested purple for her secondary color. Further, the layouts involved include a watercolor cover page, 2020 at a glance, bills and budget tracker, self-care routine, fitness tracker, mood tracker, monthly overview, and weekly grid log. Here you can read more about Liz’s custom planner. 

Tools Used For Liz’s Notebook

Layouts Included

Here you can learn more about the layouts for Liz’s custom planner.

Watercolor Title Page: 

Liz requested the watercolor cover page option with “Liz” in brush lettering for the main header and “let’s get our shit together” in print font as the secondary header. Blue and purple were blended together for the watercolor.

2020 At A Glance

This year at a glance features 12 months, January 2020 through December 2020, in a calendar format.  Further, the months are horizontally indicated in purple script lettering. Then, “2020” is at the top of the page in a print font. Lastly, “at a glance” is in a script font as well.  

Bills & Budget Tracker

This tracker is a chart-style tracker for bills and budgeting. The header is “bills & budget” in a purple brush lettering. The columns in the chart include expense, due date, amount due, autopay, and a column for each month.

Self-Care Menu

This layout includes a silhouette of a female’s head with her hair in a ponytail. I wrote the header, “Self-Care” in white minimal script over top of the silhouette. Further, the purpose of this spread is to be a self-care menu.

Fitness Tracker

This page is a grid involving a square for each day of the year. Down the right side is a key indicating how to fill in the square for each day. Additionally, the header is “fitness” in purple brush lettering and there is a cat and houseplant washi tape as an accent.

Mood Pixels Tracker

Similar to the fitness tracker, this page is a grid involving a square for each day of the year. Down the left side is a key indicating how to fill in the square for each day. The key is unfinished so that Liz could decide how to fill it in. Additionally, the header is “mood” in purple brush lettering and “pixels” and “2020” in a print font. Lastly, there is cat and houseplant washi tape as an accent.

Monthly Overview

For each month, I used a simple grid calendar. The lettering for this layout is a purple brush lettering font. Additionally, there is a column to the right of the calendar. The column is labeled “goals.” Important to note is Liz’s theme is Disney princess, succulents, and cats. So, for each month I included a doodle of a Disney princess at the bottom of the “goals” column. Each month has its own princess. Below is the list of princesses included.

  • Ariel from The Little Mermaid
  • Belle from Beauty and the Beast
  • Rapunzel from Tangled
  • Pocahontas from Pocahontas
  • Aurora from Sleeping Beauty
  • Mulan from Mulan
  • Jasmine from Aladin
  • Cinderella from Cinderella
  • Merida from Brave
  • Tiana from The Princess and the Frog
  • Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Esmeralda from The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

Weekly Grid Log

The weekly grid layout is a weekly layout that encompasses seven days. Further, each page includes eight squares that make up the grid. Seven of the boxes are for the days of the week, and the 8th box is blank. For the headers, the lettering utilizes a purple brush lettered font. Additionally, all of the other letterings are done using a black print font.  

Tools Used For Liz’s Planner

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Erin’s Watercolor Jewel-Tone Plan-with-Me

Looking for some great inspiration for using watercolor or jewel tones in your bullet journal? Check out Erin's custom watercolor jewel tone bullet journal!

Erin ordered a custom bullet-journal-inspired planner. Her planner is a Leuchtturm1917 A5 Dotted Hardcover in Black. The primary colors used for her notebook are watercolor jewel-tone. Further, the layouts involved include a title page, flog, monthly calendar, weekly rows, and monthly grocery list, notes page, and to-do list. Here you can read more about Erin’s planner. 

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Layouts Included

Here you can learn more about the layouts for Erin’s custom planner.

Watercolor Title Page

Erin’s title layout is a muted jewel-tone green watercolor title page. For the header, “Erin’s” is in a calligraphy font. Then, on the second line, “shit show” is in an all-caps print font.

Future Log

This future log includes 12 months. Each page features three months each with a row. Then, each row has a mini-calendar. Finally, the headers for each month are jewel-tone script lettering.

Monthly Calendar

For each monthly layout, I used a simple grid calendar. Then, the header is a simple black script lettering on top of a watercolor jewel-tone splotch. Additionally, the header is located vertically down the right side.

Weekly Rows: 

The weekly layouts include seven rows, four on the left page and three on the right. Then, the main header is in black script lettering. And finally, the day of the week is a black print letter with the date is a small subscript. Similar to the monthly calendar, the daily headers are over the top of some jewel-tone watercolor.

Grocery List

This layout is a primarily blank two-page spread. Further, this spread includes a header similar to the previous headers in that it includes black script lettering over watercolor jewel tone sections. Further, there are little doodles on most of these pages according to month themes.

Notes & To-Do List

This final layout is incredibly similar to the grocery list, except, it is two layouts morphed together. Further, the left page is the notes and the right page is the to-do list and each has its own black script letter with jewel-tone watercolor and month-themed doodles.

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Elen’s Yellow Honeycomb & Bee Custom A6 Planner

Looking for some awesome honeycomb and honey bee bullet journal inspiration? Check out Elen's custom honeycomb and bee themed bujo!

Elen ordered a custom bullet-journal-inspired planner. Her planner is a Leuchtturm1917 A5 Dotted Hardcover in Navy Blue. The primary color used for Elen’s notebook is a golden yellow with a honeycomb theme. Further, the layouts involved include a title page, year at a glance, monthly calendar, notes, groceries, and to-do. Here you can read more about Elen’s planner. 

Layouts Included

Here you can learn more about the layouts for Elen’s custom planner.

Watercolor Title Page 

Elen’s title layout is a copper red watercolor title page. For the header, “2020 planner” is in an all-caps print font. Additionally, I have included a small bumblebee doodle above the header to add to the honeycomb theme.

Year at a Glance: 

This year at a glance features 12 months, January 2020 through December 2020, in a calendar format.  Further, the months are horizontal and in a golden yellow minimal script lettering underneath black minimal script lettering. Then, “2020” is at the top of the page in a print font and “at a glance” is in a golden yellow minimal script font.  Lastly, I added yellow honeycomb illustrations underneath the lettering in the top corners.

Monthly Calendar

For each monthly layout, I used a simple grid calendar. Then, the header is in simple black brush lettering. Additionally, the header is located vertically down the right side. Further, behind the header and calendar grid, I’ve added yellow honeycomb illustrations.

To-Do List

This page is mainly blank with “to-do” written in a black print font. A line then connects these words to the edge of the page. Lastly, I added a bumblebee doodle with yellow and black strips to varied locations on each page.

Groceries List

This page is mainly blank with “groceries” written in a black print font. A line then connects these words to the edge of the page. Then, similar to the monthly calendar, I added honeycomb illustrations to varied locations on each page.

Notes Page

This page is mainly blank with “notes” written in a black print font. A line then connects these words to the edge of the page. Similar to the to-do list, I added a bumblebee doodle with yellow and black strips to varied locations on each page.

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Metallic Green March 2020 Plan-with-Me

This post will be a brief overview of my bullet journal layout for March 2020 where I decided to do a switch up with a metallic green theme.

This post will be a brief overview of my bullet journal layout for March 2020. I decided to do a little bit of a switch up with this month’s theme.

As I mentioned in my 2020 overview video, I plan to keep this year simple to give me time to work on other things. Let’s get started.

Before we get started here is a list of my recommended supplies.

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The Metallic Green Process

As you probably know, I have been trying to be more minimalistic this year with my own personal bullet journal due to time. However, it is a little boring for me to keep everything the same each month. So, to mix things up, I decided to start using other metallic colors. Because the general theme for March is green for St. Patty’s Day, I chose a metallic green color. This metallic green has replaced the gold for March.

The Layout Descriptions

Nothing except the metallic color has changed for the month of March. Essentially, the function of the spread is the same as it was for February and January. However, let’s dive into if you aren’t familiar. The left page is where I keep my schedule for Monday through Saturday by the half-hour. This one is super useful to help me keep track of meetings and appointments. Then, on the right page is six rectangle boxes representing each day of the week. Saturday and Sunday share the sixth box. Here is where I mark all-day events, holidays, due dates, and daily to-dos. This spread has been working phenomenally for me and I intend to keep it!

Additional Layouts

Finally, let’s talk about extra layouts. First, I wanted to show off an update about my plant care tracker which I showed an unfinished version of last month. Ultimately, the main change is the header. I have to add a day of water and do a fertilizing session soon!

Next, I added a video ideas page! I had not added my ideas at the time I took the photo, but I am so excited to explore new video ideas both for ElizabethJournals and ElizabethPlants!

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Honeycomb & Magnolia-Themed Custom Planner

Carly Erin’s ordered a custom bullet-journal-inspired planner. Her planner is a Leuchtturm1917 A5 Dotted Hardcover in Navy Blue. Carly Erin’s theme is honeycomb and magnolia. Further, the layouts involved include a cover page, year at a glance, movies to watch, books to watch, my favorite quotes, bills tracker, bucket list, birthdays log, home improvement trackers, monthly calendar, and weekly log. Here you can read more about Carly Erin’s planner. 

Layouts Included

Here you can learn more about the layouts for CarlyErin’s custom planner.

Watercolor Honeycomb & Magnolia Cover Page

While this cover page is a watercolor page, it is not like my normal watercolor cover page. The theme for this notebook is honeycomb and magnolia, so, I decided to incorporate the theme into the title page. I created a combo of honeycomb, bumblebee, and magnolia using watercolor. Then, I incorporated the header “Carly Erin” in brush lettering and “2020” in print font.

One Page Year at a Glance

This year at a glance features 12 months, January through December 2020, in a calendar format.  Further, the months are horizontally indicated in black print highlighted in yellow. Then, “2020” is at the top of the page in a print font. Lastly, “at a glance” is in a yellow minimal script font.

Movies to Watch Film Strip

This tracker resembles old-school film strips. The header is in black brush and minimal script lettering. Carly Erin will fill in each part of the film strips with a movie she wants to watch or have watched.

Books to Read Bookshelf 

This page is a black and white bookshelf with yellow shelves. The header is a black brush and script lettering. Carly Erin will fill in each book with a book she wants to read or has read.

My Favorite Quotes & Honeycomb

This spread is mainly blank with a header and honeycomb watercolor doodle. Further, the header involves black script, print, and yellow brush lettering.

Bills Tracker

This spread includes a table for tracking bills and reoccurring payments. The table includes a section for the expense or bill, date due, amount, auto-pay, and a section to mark complete or paid for each month of the year.

Bucket List & Magnolia

This spread is mainly blank with a header and magnolia doodle. Further, the header involves “bucket list” in yellow brush lettering.

Birthday Cupcake Tracker 

This layout features 12 different cupcakes with colorful detailing. Each cupcake represents a month. The title is done in a calligraphy cursive font.

Home Improvement

This layout has two sections. The first section is blank except the header and the second section includes a header and home shaped organizer. These layouts are for tracking projects in the home and can be organized by room.

Monthly Overview

For each monthly layout, I used a simple grid calendar. Then, the header is black or yellow vertical brush lettering. Additionally, the header is located vertically down the right side and there is either a honeycomb or magnolia doodle somewhere on the page.

Weekly Log

The right page of this layout includes a mini-calendar of the month, with that week highlighted in yellow. Then, the left page is titled “weekly log” in yellow brush lettering.

Tools Used

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