Dee of @heraldeecreates | December Featured Bullet Journal

This month's featured bullet journal is Dee of @heraldeecreates on Instagram. I chose Dee for this month's feature because her content is amazing and she is such a sweet and reliable person! To stick to her bullet journal content, it is picturesque and satisfying to look at! Anyway, let's get on to meeting Dee of @heraldeecreates!

This month’s featured bullet journal is Dee of @heraldeecreates on Instagram. I chose Dee for this month’s feature because her content is amazing and she is such a sweet and reliable person! To stick to her bullet journal content, it is picturesque and satisfying to look at! Anyway, let’s get on to meeting Dee of @heraldeecreates!

Meet Dee of @heraldeecreates

Hello lovelies, it’s Dee from Heraldeecreates! I’m so excited to tell you how I started my bullet journal journey. But before anything else, let me give you a little background about myself.

Facts About Dee

  • My full name is Heraldee but you can call me Dee for short. I was named after the Christmas song “ Hark the Herald”. However, unlike the angel Herald, I seriously can’t sing. (too bad HAHA) 
  • I love staying indoors. If I go out you can either find me in a bookstore or a craft store. Well, sometimes I visit new places but that’s very rare.
  • I’m a dog mom. I have a 1-year-old rescued black labrador and he’s such an angel.

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Dee of @heraldeecreates’ Bullet Journal Journey

My Backstory

Last year, I had to quit my job from Hawaii and move to the mainland. My husband is in the Military and due to the nature of his job, we have to constantly move. Our move went as planned and everything settled perfectly. But the problem is not about the move, the problem is about me. 

I felt like I’m alone. My family is in Hawaii and I had no friends or relatives here. Getting a job is also difficult because we have to constantly move. I lost my sense of purpose and from then my confidence just went downhill. As the days went by, I found myself being crippled with loneliness and anxiety. 

How My Bujo Journey Started

One sleepless night, as I was scrolling through social media, I saw a post about bullet journal for mental health. I started to research more about it and decided to give it a try. My bullet journal journey officially started in May 2019. And from then on, everything changed for the better. 

I slowly regained my inner peace. My journal helped me empty my thoughts and clear my head.  I was able to narrow down the things that I have to do and I started achieving my goals. From then on, I became more productive and organized. It also opened a creative side of me that I never thought I had.

Aside from that, the bullet journal community is incredible. There are a lot of social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook groups that encourage each other. I gained a lot of friends who share the same passion as me. It truly is life-changing. 

Sharing the Good News

Bullet journaling brought such a huge positive impact in my life so I decided to take it to the next level and started blogging about my journey. I created Heraldeecreates to encourage creativity and positivity to my readers. 

Tips from Dee for Bullet Journal Beginners

Be You

There are a lot of gorgeous bullet journal spreads all over the internet. And honestly, as a beginner, it can be pretty overwhelming. But before you exhaust yourself in creating the “best” spread, take a step back and create something that reflects your style. Don’t try to replicate and match what other people do. Strive to create a journal that shows who you are and what you like. It doesn’t have to be lavish, start on something simple.

Don’t Strive for Perfection

When I first started my journal, I wanted everything to be perfect. I always get a ruler and try to make things straight and polished. If I mess up a little, I discard the page and do it all over again. It was exhausting! My obsession to make everything perfect caused me to be more and more frustrated with my journal. 

So please, don’t strive for perfection. Who cares if your lines are not straight? Who cares if you colored outside the lines? Don’t burden yourself with making everything perfect. Making mistakes is part of the journaling experience. Don’t stress too much about it. Accept it and move on.  

Just do it!

The new year is about to start and somehow you might still be on the fence about starting your journal. My advice for you is simple – just do it! Stop holding yourself back. If you know that journaling will be helpful to you, take the step and begin your journey. Stop worrying about the “what-ifs”, believe in yourself. I know you can do it!

Last Words

I hope I was able to inspire you with my story. If you have any questions, feel free to check my Blog or message me on Instagram or Pinterest. I’ll be happy to help.

Happy Holidays to you and your family!

If you like Dee’s planner or want to check her out, head on over to her Instagram Here!

If you are interested in becoming a featured bullet journaler, check out the details and apply here!

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Red & Gold Mosaic December Bullet Journal Plan-with-Me

This month I decided to use red and gold as my main theme. Keep on reading to learn more about my bullet journal and how I created it!

Each month I create a new theme for my bullet journal. This month I decided to use red as my main theme. I added gold and decided to use mosaic stamps. Keep on reading to learn more about my bullet journal and how I created it!

The Red and Gold Mosaic Theme Process

I have always done red and gold as a theme for December because of the holidays. Further, I prefer not to do red and green, its just not my favorite combination of colors. This year, because I have already done a gold theme in February, I stuck with red as the main color. Then, because in the past few months I have done more solid painting, I chose to use the mosaic stamps. Lastly, as usual, I chose gold for my metallic and for all of the lines and headers. The gold is difficult to see over the mosaic, but that does not bother me and I did not want to use black.

The Layout Descriptions

This month is very similar to that of my November bullet journal set-up. For the title page, I mimicked that of my April spread. Red mosaic stamps cover the majority of the page. Then, in the upper third of the page, I have used the ink pad to create a more solid red area. In this area of solid red, I wrote the header in a gold minimal script font. Then, on the top and bottom of the solid red area, I bordered in gold as well.

Following the hello December page is my weekly spread. This spread is split into two distinct parts. The first part, or left page, includes a half-hourly tracker from 7:00 AM until 10:30 PM. This page includes Monday through Saturday. The second, or right page, includes 6 rectangles. Each of these boxes represents a day of the week, and I split the sixth into two for Saturday and Sunday. The left page is meant to track my schedule by the half-hour; whereas, the right page is for my all-day events, holidays, due dates, and daily to-do’s.

The final part of my December bullet journal set-up is the Christmas gift tracker. This year, I spent very little time on this layout and did not intend for it to be very beautiful. First, I coated the background in red watercolor paint. Next, I roughly outlined the circles in gold and drew the header on in a minimal gold script. Finally, I connected the circles, which are meant to be Christmas bulbs, to the top of the page with red. The gold and red are both difficult to see; however, the layouts is functional. Next, I titled each circle in red script lettering. The purpose of this page is to list Christmas gift ideas according to each person I have to shop for.

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December Bullet Journal | Red & Gold

This time of year is one of my favorite times of the year, and the only redeming quality of winter here in Michigan. Each year I go crazy for my December bullet journal utilizing gold and red (my favorite holiday colors). This year is, of course, no different. Check out my December bullet journal below. This post may contain affiliate links.

A Throwback to December 2017 Bullet Journal

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December Bullet Journal Theme | Red & Gold

Per usual, this month’s theme is red and gold. I generally used watercolor paint for the red and stamp ink, gold washitape, and Sakura Pentouch Gold Paint Pen for gold. This year, I went all out and covered the majority of my pages in red pain. I then added gold detailing via themethods described before. The title page is no different as it features a goldcircle. Outside of the circle is red paint and inside of the circle is golddetailing. December is written in gold, andthree gold Christmas trees are drawn minimally. Over the top of thered paint is gold Christmas trees added via stamp. These are not very bold andcan really only be seen when the light shines on the gold ink.

December Layouts

Before even entering my December layouts, I created a gift planning page. This year’s gift planning page is similar to that of last year and was placed before my hello December page since I began Christmas gift shopping in November. This spread features gold cursive titling off of which 8 ornament bulbs are hanging. The left page features two green bulbs, a red bulb, and a yellow-gold bulb. The right page features two red bulbs, a green bulb, and one yellow-gold bulb. Each bulb features gift ideas and pricing of these gifts for one person or couple.

Following the gift layout is the hello page described before, then the weekly pages. For each of the weekly layouts, I sketched in 7 columns per usual, except this time the columns are outlined in gold. Outside of the columns, everything is painted red and gold washi tape lines the right-most side. The main headers are in gold cursive and the letters which show the day of the week are in a minimal cursive followed by the date in a subscript. Just like in the title page, over the red paint are minimal gold Christmas trees from stamps.

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